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John John Florence and Gabriel Medina are the latest to be hobbled
In case you haven't heard, John John Florence suffered a pretty serious (depending on your source) ankle injury during last weekend's Expression Session. While Florence and his entourage are understandably hush hush on the extent of it, they're putting their most optimistic face forward, implying that he expects to be ready for the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach.Read More →
Young Hawaiian phenom forced to pull out of Quiksilver Pro
A couple days after Gabe Medina sprained his ankle during a round 1 heat win over Kieren Perrow and Tiago Pires, fellow future heir to the Slater dynasty John John Florence suffered what looked like a terrible buckled ankle during yesterday's expression session at Snapper, landing very awkwardly on a massive full rotation onto the flats.Read More →
Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn, whose crash during the super-G in the world championships in Schladming, Austria, left her knee in shambles two weeks ago, has no doubt she'll be able to recover in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia."Right now my goal is to be back for 2014 in Sochi," Vonn said in an interview with Matt Lauer on the "Today" show Monday. "I have plenty of time to get ready for Sochi."Vonn suffered a torn MCL and ACL, and a..Read More →
Dion Agius spends most of his waking hours traveling to the world's best surf breaks, and up until a few months ago the charismatic pro surfer who's originally from Tasmania, Australia, figured he'd pretty much seen them all. But during a recent trip through Europe, he was enamored by rumors of a new surfing mecca being built in the middle of the Dubai desert. Allegedly financed by a wealthy sheik, the star attraction of this idyllic oasis had allegedly just been completed: a..Read More →
"Moving Mountains" is back with another episode, following pro skier Jen Hudak during her travels throughout the winter season. The third video is entitled "Solitude". Find out why below.Words: Jen Hudak In the midst of the craziest contest season of my life last year, I managed to escape to Japan for an epic adventure. Accompanied by my good friend Julian Carr, founder of Discrete Headwear, we met up with filmer/editor extraordinaire John Roderick of Neu..Read More →
*Editor's note: In light of the recent ASP drama, I enlisted the brain of a good friend of mine, Ben Perreira, who having worked behind the scenes in the surf industry, including the 'rebel tour', has quite the expert perspective on the subject. These words are his:Brodie Carr had the unfortunate task of taking the reins of the ASP after a period of tremendous luck on the part of professional surfing. Kelly was back in the competitive sphere, Andy Irons was challenging and..Read More →
August. Officially one month closer to the end of summer and the start of another amazing winter. This down time is often referred to as "teaser season" and/or "premiere party" overload. To add to this shit show of snowboard movies, Absinthe Films has announced their European tour for their latest work of genius, "twel2ve". Absinthe is already so respected that you just have to trust that their movies will always blow your mind.With films like, "Nowhere", "Neverland" and..Read More →
Another day of rideable surf at Praia de Itauna greeted the contestants of the Oakley Saquarema Prime today. The remaining heats in round one as well as the first 7 heats of round 2 were completed in soft backwashy lefts and rights.Obviously still drunk from his Rio Pro victory party, Adriano de Souza, current world number 1, had a shocker in the first heat of the day. The diminutive Brazilian was unable to break into a double digit heat total, while his other three competitors..Read More →
A surreal undersea art project is receiving noticeable help from Mother Nature six months after its installation in the azure waters off Cancun, Mexico. British artist Jason deCaires Taylor completed "Silent Evolution" -- a collection of hyper-realistic life-size sculptures of people from around the world -- last fall.As it was nearing completion he produced a video, which was featured on this website, showing many of his 400-plus sculptures resting on the ocean..Read More →
For competitive halfpipe riders, the past two weeks have been nothing short of insane. This is the busiest time of year for these riders as they're jumping from country to country and state to state for contests spanning all across the world. Two days after the biggest contest of the year, the winter X Games, many top shredders boarded planes and headed to our cousin's the in the North, the grand 'ole country of Canada for the Burton Canadian Open. CANO has been becoming a..Read More →
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