Seeing surfers at 1000 FPS is like watching a sea monster swallow people

If you're not convinced that the ocean isn't just one giant sea monster, here is some evidence for your fantasy theory: this video of surfers surfing at 1000 FPS. Come on, the ocean totally looks like a monster here! More reasonable view: it's a really amazing surfing video captured gloriously in beautiful slow motion. » 10/30/14 8:20pm 10/30/14 8:20pm

You Can Build a Cardboard Surfboard That Holds Up To Waves Just Fine

If you're lucky enough to catch a glimpse of cardboard's enemy list, you'll probably find water up near the top alongside cats and fire. The two just don't mix, which is why it's incredibly impressive that Ernest Packaging Solutions, working with the folks from Signal Snowboards, were able to make a surfboard out of… » 9/25/14 12:29pm 9/25/14 12:29pm

Surfing a never ending wave is like being stuck in a blender of fun

The barrel never ends, or at least that's what it feels like. When you think it's finally going to come crashing down, surfer Benji Brand goes through another water tunnel and keeps going and going. It's like a never ending wave where you can see everything spin around you and you never have to stop. » 7/30/14 9:59pm 7/30/14 9:59pm

A GPS Surfer's Watch That Keeps Track of Every Wave Conquered

Metrics and data analysis are a big part of any sport. Every athlete is always pushing themselves to be faster, stronger, and better, and now even surfers have a way to keep track of their performance when they hit the surf (other than knowing they survived) with the Search GPS watch from Rip Curl. » 4/21/14 10:00am 4/21/14 10:00am

This Mobile Sauna Will Warm You Up After Surfing A Snowy Beach

Surfing is a thrill but, depending on where and when you hit the waves, it can be cold. Really cold. Like, super cold. And there's only so much a wetsuit can do. So, in lieu of searching for an endless summer, this customized, completely mobile Surf Sauna is ready to warm you up once you emerge from the ocean. » 3/18/14 9:40am 3/18/14 9:40am

A Mercedes-Benz You Can Ride Into the Ocean

Most Mercedes-Benz owners wouldn't dream of driving their vehicles into the sea, but there's nothing wrong with wanting a little luxury while you're tackling a big wave. And since the carmaker is a sponsor of surfer Garrett McNamara, it teamed up with ad agency BBDO Portugal to design a one-of-a-kind surfboard for him. » 2/06/14 9:25am 2/06/14 9:25am

Carapace EXO1 Wetsuit Review: Pure Custom Fit Goodness

I don't know if I'm just weirdly shaped or what, but I've never found a wetsuit that fits perfectly. Sometimes it's just a nitpick—as in it's just a bit too tight one place, or a little baggy somewhere else—and sometimes I'm right in between sizes for a brand and can't wear any of their suits (I'm looking at you,… » 1/29/14 2:00pm 1/29/14 2:00pm

Getting hit by a 25-foot wave is like being inside a water tornado

When you get swallowed by the waves of the biggest sea monster in the world (also known as the wonderful ocean), there's not much you can do but protect your head and hope you know which way is up. It's like being trapped inside a water tornado. This footage, captured by pro surfer Mark Healey, shows the exact feeling… » 1/27/14 9:57pm 1/27/14 9:57pm

Drones Should Film Surf Videos More Often

When there's news of yet another frightening drone strike on the news almost everyday, it's hard to forget that those crazy flying machines can be used for more than war. In recent years we've seen drones used by hobbyists as expensive big boy toys, by journalists as eyes in the sky and now, by surfers as the world's… » 7/24/13 1:40pm 7/24/13 1:40pm