Albee Layer survives a dangerous wipeout at Jaws

Albee Layer: falling into the abyss

Albee Layer suffered a massive wipeout at Jaws, Maui. He will be out of the water for while.

The Hawaiian big swell hellman has had a fantastic season at Peahi but, this time, the beast sea almost claimed his life. Layer knew there wouldn’t be enough sea to run “The Eddie,” so he stayed in Maui…

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Haydenshapes opens a surf shop like no other

Haydenshapes Flagship Store: surf shops are changing | Photo: HS

Should surfboards be treated like high fashion items? Why not? Australian surfboard crew Haydenshapes has opened its flagship shop in Sydney. And it’s shockingly superb.

Surfboards. Where are they now? Where will they be in the future? Hayden Cox is redefining the way we enjoy the surf mall…

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Too big to be true: Aaron Gold rides one of the biggest waves ever paddled

Aaron Gold: the biggest wave ever paddled

The big swell surfing boys have – once again – raised the bar. And Aaron Gold has just ridden the biggest sea ever paddled at Jaws/Peahi, in Maui.

The iconic Hawaiian surf cease has been on fire. And with El Niño kicking in, some of the world’s best big-swell warriors are scoring big time….

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The origin of the word "surfing"

Surf: it all started 2,000 years ago

“Surfing” is a noun; “surfglide” is the verb. But how did these words evolve over time? So where do the words “surfing” and “surfglide” come from?

When we look up in the (online) dictionary for the word “surfing”, this is what we get in return: a) the sport or pastime of riding a sea towards…

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The man who printed his own surf

3D printed surfboard: don't judge before riding it

Jody Roth has produced one of the world’s first 3D printed surfboards.

If you own a 3D printer, you can bring almost any object to life. In this particular happening, Jody and his son Matej decided to “print” a actual surf. After successfully producing a 1/3 scale prototype, it was time to…

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A wooden surfboard for large sea challenges

BenWoodGo surfboard: made of wood for big waves | Photo: SAS

Surfers Against Sewage has launched a big wave sustainable surfboard project, in Cornwall, England.

The non-governmental organization has teamed up with Ben Skinner and Otter Surfboards to develop a plank that will face United Kingdom’s largest waves. The BenWoodGo Dare shaped “Eco-Gun,” a…

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McNamara’s airplane wing foam surfglide by Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz: Varial Foam inside

Garrett McNamara has tested a new surfglide powered by Mercedes-Benz. Because he’s riding giants, he needs “the best or nothing.”

What’s the best way to sell high-end cars? Call a big swell surfer and plan a set of innovative surfboards for extreme rides. Then, test them in the most outrageous…

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