Surfing photos of Dan Malloy have been uploaded to his page
Hurricane Odile is expected to be near its peak intensity this evening when it is closest to Cabo San Lucas with winds 120-145hts, close to Category 5 intensity.
Photos of Dean Morrison have been uploaded to his page
“Teahupoo gave me a good old fashion flogging yesterday on my 3rd wave. I let go of the rope on an a evil little west one. It was a pretty slow swell an although I should of kicked out I decided to go anyway. I could tell the lump of swell was going into the channel which generally means it’s a close out or a really fast west one. I hit my head on the bottom an must have blacked out because the next thing I can remember is being in the lagoon gasping for air in calm water. Apparently there was a bigger wave behind an no one saw me surface so I’m not sure if I had a 2 wave hold down or the wave I was on sent me straight to the lagoon. Either way I’m really Lucky an grateful I’m still here. I got myself a broken jaw some stitches in my lip an eye lid whip lash to my neck an back and a couple small puncher wounds that went through my neck an into the back of my mouth that apparently just missed an artery. Just want to thank every one who helped me though out yesterday really appreciate it! I’m all good an as positive as ever! I’ll be back when my jaw is good.” – Laurie Towner
“It’s been a hilarious couple of days with Hollywood trying to shut it off to the locals which failed miserably, Hawaiian water patrol flipping skis, a fight out the back amongst a couple of very well-known riders and basically all the superstar riders being dominated by a 16-year-old local.” – Hollywood comes to Teahupoo
…and to celebrate the ASP which is now called ‘World Surf League’ (dumb name) threw a “cocktail party” in New York??? This makes total sense right… Oh wait, Katie Holmes was there (was married to Tom Cruise).
Matahi Drollet on a bomb of a wave which was ridden yesterday at Teahupoo, Tahiti – video available at Surfline
Notice the cameraman (Chris Bryan) on the back of the jet ski going for a almost never before seen angle, but yet looking like it was unsuccessful
Unfortunately major changes went down today at Quiksilver as nine employees have been let go in the marketing department and the CMO Nick Drake is departing as well.
“My understanding is that the marketing changes signal a re-emphasis on core marketing after a period of difficulty for the company, particularly in the wholesale channels in Europe and North America.” – Shop Eat Surf
“Quiksilver shares tumble to near 5-year low – the results confirmed his concerns about secular changes in the action sports market, which have been exacerbated by a competitive retail environment and migration to online sales.” – Tomi Kilgore
“He has that hidden competitiveness and comes across as an annoying underachiever. It’s so annoying! Why don’t you just try so we can watch you? You fucking asshole! It’s okay that you care! We won’t think you’re uncool!” – Brad Gerlach
It is a well-known fact that boys need male role models. Unfortunately, many teenage boys have no one to guide them on the path to becoming men.
Boys to Men is a group mentoring program working with at-risk boys in middle schools, high schools and foster care facilities. 75% of the boys in this program don’t have a father in their home and 68% are from low-income, single-mother households.
These boys are struggling and I’m going to do my best to help them.
It is an honor for me to use my surfing abilities to raise money for Boys to Men. One week from this Saturday, on September 20th, I will be joining hundreds of other surfers down in Mission Beach in San Diego, spreading the stoke of surfing and trying to catch as many waves as possible — hopefully 100 waves in 12 hours.
The 100 Wave Challenge funds the majority of the program’s expenses for the coming year. This fundraiser is like a walk-a-thon, but way more fun, because it involves surfing. This is where you and I come in to the Boys to Men picture.
Please consider donating to this incredible non-profit organization, and if you can come down to the beach and surf with us or cheer us on, we would love to have your support!
Thank you so much,
Sky Arte interviews Steve McCurry about his photographs of 9/11.