Icy weather getting you down? How about a nice relaxing beach holiday? The same weather pattern bringing Antarctic temperatures
to America is pushing Himalayan surf
towards Europe. With storm swell battering coastlines from Portugal
, big-wave specialists from around the world are flocking to the unlikely surf mecca of Mullaghmore
, Co. Sligo, Ireland. Apparently it's been pretty intense... "Down there was living repeatedly rabbit punched while diving in the deep!" [more inside]
gains notoriety as one of the biggest monsters in the surfing world, the tiny area it covers gets more and more crowded. If you want to dig some fingernail-marks into the armrests of your chair, watch 2013's Inside the Monster (25:43, French with English Subtitles)
. Then, explore The Mechanics of Teahupo'o
in this slideshow about what makes this slab tick. [previous, previous]
The Krew Kats were an instrumental surf-rock act out of England in the very early 60s. Cut from the same cloth, you might say, as the much more well known stateside crew The Ventures. But the Krew Kats had a playful, surprising, inventive and gloriously dopey sound all their own. As far as I can tell, their total recorded output consists of seven songs, all of which are available for your listening pleasure here
Surfing took a baby step or the first dip at the first India Surf Festival in Puri this month. Indian surfers, from states along India's long coastline, came together for the first time, in one place. From fishermen's sons to professional surfing instructors, they do not fit the classic, global image of surfers we have. They are uniquely Indian.
Meet the first generation of Indian Surfers.
was included on Transworld Surf's list of the' Top 10 Deadliest Waves' and is commonly referred to as the "heaviest wave in the world". The name 'Teahupo'o' loosely translates to English as “to sever the head” or "place of skulls"." [more inside]
"At 7 a.m. Saturday morning
the reports from the lineup
. Big sets in the 20-foot plus range, some bigger ones
and all on the verge of unsurfable. Tow-in crews who'd flown in from all over the world were sitting in the lineup
watching the waves hit the reef and timing the sets. Meanwhile photographers and video crew were stuck on land arguing with government officials who had declared a "Code Red Alert
" and shut down the channel leading to Teahupo'o
MeFi has seen a GoPro camera attached to a sword
, but after running across a video of one attached to a Hula Hoop
(it'll make you dizzy) I decided to look for more and found a trove of sports, most of which are created by GoPro and as such may come across as advertising, but some are independently shot, so put that aside if you can. I'll probably never take up any of these activities, but I get an idea of what they're like via helmet or pole-cam. There's the Base Jump
; the GoPro at 80,000 feet (near space)
; Boogie Boarding Surf
; Racing up Pike's Peak
; Mountain Biking
; a Kayak Competition
; the 2010 Highlight Reel
and many more
. Damn, now I want one!
The swell is forecast at 17 feet at 16 seconds, but it's on Saturday.
As the end of the seasonal window for big surf at Mavericks in Half Moon Bay, California approaches, the Sony Ericsson and Barracuda Networks "Mavericks Surf Contest®" will be available on FLO TV, Facebook, and on the big screen at AT&T park.
But Jeff Clark
, the founder, has been squeezed out of the event he founded. It's all about the money. And as of a few weeks ago, the lawsuit... [more inside]
These Beatles clips
from a 1965 NME show are straight off the mixing desk, so the voices are way up front
. Man, those vocals are so loud you can hardly hear Ringo! But let's back it up just a year, to Holland in 1964, and catch one of the rare performances without Ringo
. Aside from his brief stint as a Beatle
, session drummer Jimmy Nicol
also played with zany Swedish instrumental surf rock band The Spotnicks
. So, there you have it: Jimmy Nicol
, a lucky fella who got to play with two of the greatest bands in the world! [NOTE: see hoverovers for link descriptions] [more inside]
Are you a snowboarder without snow, a surfer without surf or a skate rat sick of concrete? Grab a Scarpar (as soon as they're available)
and hit the...trails
. Or, if you prefer a nonmotorized offroad shredding experience, try a mountainboard
. Just try really hard not
is now bigger
, counting 1.3 million users. Is it just another social booknetworking site, or a way for me to finally "surf" the intertubes? Just ten more Stumbles before bed, and this time I'm serious.
- first video ever for the boards of canada
directed by melissa olson
from "campfire headphase
" /and/ the upcoming ep "trans canada highway
" which is launched on 06/06/06. video has sequences of previously discussed space giant leap
Firefox “causes” breakup...
One man uses his fiance's computer to surf dating and swinger websites. He's careful to wipe his passwords etc. as he surfs - and then for good measure, de-installs Firefox.
The fiance then decides to install Firefox for the usual reasons, not knowing the above and happens to decides to edit the list of sites to never save passwords for. And comes across a list of said websites, and realises that he's still an active member of those websites.
Surely when you de-install a program, the uninstallation process should get rid of program-related data too, like in games? Although the geniuses at Firefox manifestly disagree with this
Other commenters also think the man was in the right
Freddie's Home Page
features streams of some classic hard-to-find instrumental surf albums from The Ventures
, The Shadows
, The Spotnicks
and more, including my personal all-time favourite surf record
. In other surf music news the previously mentioned Surf Guitar 101
has recently relaunched as a community site dedicated to surf music. Not familiar with instrumental surf music? Check out Delvar Surf Sessions Online Radio
for a taste of some of the finest instrumental surf around.
While many of us in North America are battling freezing rain, sleet, snow, and other sub-zero madness, the folks on the north shore of Oahu are enjoying their own December weather phenomenon
Heheheheheheee wipe oooout!
The biggest moving mountain ever surfed.
sick of rat beach? join al queda
it does'nt get a lot better than this - is this guy the next john walker lindh ?
Check out the hype of "Hollister Co."
fresh from the minds of Abercrombie & Fitch, then check out the reality behind the hype
. Sure it's "ALL" hype, but it's actually where I live, and we don't have 'surfers', just COWS.