Ride the World - The outdoor blog
Scouring earth daily for healthy doses of fun and adventure. Edited by Chris Mauro
"That's nothing. I've seen bigger waves behind my Mastercraft on Lake Piru."
steve grier says:
"Shane Dorian and his homies, they all stand tall. What ever happend to Laird Hamilton? I thought this was his backyard, waves like this were something he trained so hard for. I can remember back in 1969, I was on a plane returning from Japan, stopped over in Honolulu, herd the north shore was breaking with waves over 25ft. I drove out there and was able to see Gregg Noll ride the biggest wave I have ever seen someone ride. These guys and ladies get better and better each year, the waves they ride are to awesome. Good on them."
Surfing--it's been argued--is the ultimate mating dance. And in a place like Hawaii, surfing's tropical birthplace, it's easy to buy into that argument. Think about it: men, all bare chested and bronzed, are busy competing for the attention of lovely bikini-clad girls lying in heat on the beach. So they take to the water, where they perform their intricate dance on massive, bone-crushing waves, proving to the bevy of onlookers that their bravery, strength and skill ultimately makes them a strong candidate for copulation. Let's face it, this is as natural as nature shows get, right?
2012 Swimsuit Issue on Location: North Shore, Oahu from SURFING Magazine on Vimeo.
As a result, surfers--it's been argued--are the premiere connoisseurs of those bikini-clad beauties on the beach. After all, the lead performers can often be found with the most striking of them all, having earned their pick. So understanding all this, it shouldn't be surprising that the best "Swimsuit Issue" in the world is published by the boys at Surfing Magazine.