Fighting for equality in big-wave surfing

Fighting for equality in big-wave surfing By Joanna JollyBBC World Service 7 May 2017 From the section Magazine   Since 1999, the world’s elite big-wave surfers have battled it out at an event known as the Mount Everest of surf competitions – at Mavericks in California. Until this year, female surfers were banned from taking […]

Under an Arctic Sky by Chris Burkard is on Tour

Under an Arctic Sky by Chris Burkard is on Tour Film Synopsis: The film follows six surfers along with adventure photographer Chris Burkard and filmmaker Ben Weiland as they seek out unknown swell in the remote fjords of Iceland’s Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Chartering a boat, they depart from Isafjordur on the cusp of the largest […]

Mavericks Volunteer Rescue by Frank Quirarte

Mavericks Volunteer Rescue by Frank Quirarte   5-7-17 / GoFundMe I want to thank all that donated to the Mavericks Rescue campaign. We exceeded our goal by double and because of that we have been able to purchase, three water proof first responder kits, one Oxygen tank unit, new wetsuits, radios, binoculars and radio harnesses. We […]

The 10 commandments of the big wave surfer

The 10 commandments of the big wave surfer Scary wipeouts, never-ending wave hold-downs, steep drops and inevitable bail-outs. Big wave surfing can be painful and, sometimes, put your life in serious danger. Big wave surfers have learned to prepare for the big occasions. Their daily job requires a perfect balance between physical health and mental preparation. […]

The Biggest Waves Ever Surfed

The Biggest Waves Ever Surfed The Empire State Building is 448 metres high (1,470 ft), if you include the antenna spire. Now, imagine a wave that goes up to the 1,720ft (520 metres) and simply destroys all the trees high up in Lituya Bay, a fjord located on the coast of Alaska. That day, on […]

Got $1 Million? The Mavericks Big Wave Contest Permit May Go Up for Auction Next Month

Got $1 Million? The Mavericks Big Wave Contest Permit May Go Up for Auction Next Month A Mav’s bomb goes untouched but not unappreciated. Photo: Carlos Vargas Chase Scheinbaum The Inertia Contributing Writer As you may recall from last winter, Cartel Management, the company that owns Titans of Mavericks, filed for bankruptcy, throwing into question […]

UNDER AN ARCTIC SKY

UNDER AN ARCTIC SKY   MAY 5, 2017 BY NELSCOTT Oregrown presents the only Portland screening of , the epic surf film that made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring. Follow a group of surfers, adventure photographer Chris Burkard and filmmaker Ben Weiland as they seek out unknown swell in the remote […]