Finals day for the contest was run in perfect Supertubes conditions. Too bad Kelly Slater and Jordy Smith were eliminated in lesser quality surf - it would have been amazing to have both of them out on the final day of competition.
Charlie Haden, one of the most influential bassists in the history of jazz, died on Friday in Los Angeles. He was 76.
His death was confirmed by Ruth Cameron, his wife of 30 years. For the last several years he had been struggling with the degenerative effects of post-polio syndrome, related to the polio he contracted in his youth.
GoPro of the World Powered by Surfline entry on 05.29.14 in Namibia. Filmed by Benji Brand. Entry #030
GoPro of the World powered by Surfline will be won by the person who captures the single best GoPro video clip between May 1st and September 30th, 2014 anywhere on Planet Earth, awarding a $20,000 grand prize to the GoPro user who captures the best clip overall. Each month the Surfline audience will judge a winning wave that will be warded $1000, a year subscription to Surfline, and all finalists will receive a HERO3+ Black Edition. For the newest GoPro entries, contest details and to submit a clip visit GoPro of the World (link to: surfline.com)
Ever wonder what’s going through Adriano’s head during a WCT event? Come on in and find out.
You’ve probably heard the gist of Adriano de Souza’s story by now. He grew up with nothing in one of Brazil’s roughest ‘hoods. He fought tooth and nail for every single opportunity that has come his way. He’s earned everything that he now has in life, and he appreciates all of it with a virtuous perspective.
Frankly, he’s the man. And in Waiting Period, the man gives us a deeper look into his life as we follow him around during the 2014 Billabong Rio Pro. Watch it, and be warned - it’ll be impossible to root against this guy once you get to know him.
Gabriel Medina overtakes the WCT Rankings Lead during his second win of the 2014 season.
Next stop will be Jeffery’s Bay in South Africa, one of the finest right hand point breaks in the world.
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The more you consider Ricky Grigg’s surfing life, the more you’re forced to conclude that it was unique. What other person could simultaneously claim three separate university degrees - one each from Stanford, University of Hawaii and UC Scripps - and card carrying membership of big wave riding’s Golden Generation, the crew who seized the day at Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay before anything vaguely resembling fame and money was linked with such hairball behavior?
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Sad to hear this news. Ricky was charging big North Shore surf back in the early days with the likes of Greg Noll, Fred Hemmings and others. A true legend of the sport for his accomplishments. When these guys were riding big waves, the equipment they were using was horribly inferior to what we get to use these days. I had tremendous respect for all of these guys as a kid. It takes some serious sack to head out in 20 foot surf on a heavy, single-fin board without a leash (they weren’t invented yet).
The women’s final is in the water now and the men’s quarterfinals begin after a champion is crowned. Bells beach is delivering the goods today with clean conditions for the world’s best to show off their skill.
Iconic Bells Beach in Victoria, Australia once again hosts the world’s best surfers for the 41st running of the Bells Beach Contest. New feature in this broadcast: drone cam!
The 5.1-inch screen is too big to operate with the hand that’s holding it, unless your thumb can stretch like Mrs. Incredible’s. But Samsung has a clever, if weird, fix for this: Among the Galaxy’s 732,852 features is one called “One-Handed Operation,” whose function is to shrink the screen so that you can reach all of it with your thumb. It leaves empty black areas around the shrunken image. Clever! But if you wanted a smaller screen, why would you have bought a big phone?)
But the camera, too, has been Samsungized. It’s teeming with unhelpfully named filters and special effects that you’ll rarely use. Quick — what does the filter called “Shot & More” do?