The king once again finds his crown at Pipe, plus Teahupoo versus Mullaghmore among other treats.
Yesterday, to the shock and awe of nobody, Kelly Slater won the Volcom Pipeline Pro. It was a fitting touch for the 2013 Billabong Pipe Masters champ, the same guy who placed second only to Mick Fanning in the world title race. Surfing Magazine snagged the scoop and coupled it with a sequence of the event's sole perfect score, and wow. Definitely worth a look.
What could be said about Mullaghmore that hasn't already been said about Teahupo'o? Frankly, a lot of things. It's cold, it's dark, it's nightmarish. Still, good old Mulls breaks with that same ferocity as beloved Chopes. Check out a video from your friends at STAB here.
Sharks are what separate surfing from every other sport on earth. At any given time, a beast can literally emerge from the deep blue sea and chomp any one us. Risky, no? So how do we manage that risk? That question has been posed in Western Australia and the answer, allegedly, is shark culling — otherwise known as slaughter. Australian Surfing Life spoke with some of WA's finest on the matter and here's what they came up with.
Ain't nothing like a slab. Surfer Magazine recently sent a crew of young and restless warriors to one of the most dangerous waves in the world. The video is well worth your viewing pleasure.