A glorious win? Yes?
Big-wave highlight reels should be the spear tip of the engagement funnel for surfing’s mainstream foray. The formula, blood-soaked as it is, works.
"It was the strangest thing I ever saw, a tableau of the surfing experience painted so perfectly you couldn’t deny its brilliance, even if you disagreed with its right to exist."
An exciting time, culturally, as surfers shuck capitalist lords and seize the means to production.
Science don't lie!
“Nearly every coastal town from Noosa to Bells has been affected by these fires, so the great Australian surfing adventure depicted in Morning of the Earth now looks more like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome."
Old news, yes, but fascinating as a historical footnote.
Eleven-time champ opens up on Olympic podcast. “The way to fill that hole in my heart was just to win.”
“Back in the day, they would’ve got cracks after getting run over #nojoke” says noted enforcer Johnny Boy Gomes.
Man goes against fish and mid-length grain, rides giant performance surfboards…
Ultimate difficulty. Pure mastery.
This isn't sports programming. This is morning TV.
"DreamWorks Water Park offered a surreal scene visible through a large, thick-glass wall: a huge wave pool generating two-foot swells that broke on a concrete beach, lapping at the tires of motionless construction vehicles."
Isn’t it wonderful to see the Olympics team hone straight into one of the meatiest stories in contemporary surfing?
"War parties fell into line on either side, dredging up old grudges under the banners of a new conflagration. At one point a jungle sicario was even mentioned."
Media minders and Sound Waves. Gun-shy competitors. Right now, it’s about as interesting as the director’s commentary on a Coldplay DVD.