Ocean Sports

The Endless Summer

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLYHu4dL7kA[/youtube] Check out a few digitally remastered clips from The Endless Summer and that iconic sound track by the Sandals.


Free diving, free falling

Another of my favourite posts from the past year… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQITWbAaDx0[/youtube] I’m still completely obsessed with this video of Guillaume Nery base jumping into – then climbing out of – Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas while holding his breath. It was filmed over 4 afternoons by Julie Gautier who was also freediving. I don’t have plans […]


James Cameron could make history in a submarine

The media is buzzing today with news of James Cameron’s upcoming solo journey into the Challenger Deep. At 35,768 ft (more than 6.7 miles!) below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, it’s the deepest spot on Earth. He broke a solo depth record yesterday during a test dive. Jacques Piccard and Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh, […]


Kite surfing Puerto Rico

I kite surfed Shacks last winter: what a place! [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/35855576[/vimeo]  


You’ve never seen waves like this

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXDEtGw7d3Q&[/youtube] This is Teahupoo (pronounced cho-po), Tahiti.  One of the heavyest and most dangerous surf breaks in the world on the biggest day it has ever been surfed. It was August 27th 2011 on a break day from the Billabong Pro surf contest, when contest organizers deemed the waves too big. That didn’t deter many of […]


Leave a Message: shredding girl surfers!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igUy2DvlVtw[/youtube] The athletes incude Carissa Moore (Hawaii), Lakey Peterson (USA), Laura Enever (Australia), Coco Ho (Hawaii), Byrne-Wickey Monyca (Hawaii) and Malia Manuel (Hawaii).


Flyboarding – the next big ocean sport?

Dr Octopus eat your heart out. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM8kEHjQz9U[/youtube]


Surfing and Sharks

‘A film about close encounters in South Africa’ [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/32777934[/vimeo] From the Surfing and Sharks website: Every year in June the ocean swells to it’s peak, hosting the countries largest surf conditions and also becomes host to the sardine run bringing together a huge marine bio-diversity including many species of sharks. This documentary goes up close with […]


Kitesurfing Japan

Two new videos from the Dredge Zone [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/30744600[/vimeo] [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/30985771[/vimeo]  


Fiji Vignette 3/3

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/32449778[/vimeo]


OBX surfing

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/29667443[/vimeo]


Volvo Ocean Race starts today!

A round-the-world yacht race, held only once every three years, begins today! Skippers and crew on the handful of elite teams entered in the Volvo Ocean Race will spend the next nine months traveling nearly 40,000 nautical miles. All teams will race in Volvo Open 70s, making for a level playing field and awesome speed. […]


Eden

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/9994103[/vimeo] by Sean Mullens


Afternoon with taj

from pinchmysalt.tv [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/16857351[/vimeo]


Monster waves

I’m back from a surf trip to Cornwall – England’s South Westerly big toe that sticks out into the Atlantic, pointing across at America. And it just so happened that I arrived there at the same time as the tail winds from Huricane Katia, which meant that when I caught my first sight of the […]


Those damned jellyfish!

A jellyfish sting has ended Diana Nyad’s final attempt to swim from Cuba to Miami. I can’t believe her run of bad luck. I still remember her first try.  From the AP: Her face and lips swollen from Portuguese man o’war stings, marathon swimmer Diana Nyad tried to remain positive about all she had accomplished in two […]


This is kitesurfing

Ian Alldredge and crew in Mexico on a small day.  From The Dredge Zone.  Ian keeps getting better. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/28464795[/vimeo]


Aranburu lights up some Basque Country barrels

Check out this video Aritz Aranburu surfing Mandaka in the dark… by the glow of his LED-covered board! MUNDAKA 24H from aritzaranburu.com on Vimeo.


Indo mornings

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/27708915[/vimeo] From Ben Wilson Surf


Minds in the water

A movie by pro surfer Dave Rastovich of Surfers for Cetaceans. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3GExD8djwo&[/youtube] Surfers and the rest of us that enjoy or live off the ocean have a responsibility.


Owen Wright wins Quicksilver Pro New York

Owen Wright, the 21-year-old rookie from DownUnder took out 10-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater in the final heat to win the first Quicksilver Pro New York. Thanks to hurricane Katia the surf was surprisingly good and the contest that was nearly cancelled due to hurricane Irene and doubters scoffed at (A surf contest in New York […]


Crossing the Line

Once upon a time, whenever a ship crossed the Equator, old salty sailors would perform a ritual “test” of their less-seasoned shipmates to ensure that the new crew would be capable of surviving the long and difficult days ahead. These days, on board Navy vessels and sailboats across the globe, the same tradition has evolved […]


Kelly wins in Tahiti – highlights reel

Ten time world champion Kelly Slater won the Billabong Pro Tahiti yesterday. The contest was one of the best ever held; incredible waves, epic wipeouts and free surf sessions when the contest was on hold because the waves were too big! Check out the unbelievable highlights reel below: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs0IJxOVbDs&[/youtube]


Play Gravity – Mattias Rotten

Pay no attention to the dumb narration at the start (“If you want to to feel gravity, you have to decide either to go with it or release yourself from it”… really?!), but hang tight for some awesome paragliding and then kite surfing. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cEcysk8ce8&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]