Watch: Kai Lenny and pals paddle Nazaré in “Abnormal heart rhythms!”

Terrific wipeouts and many busted rhino chasers… 

For a long period, Nazaré occupied joke territory, a gigantic burger populated by monstrous Euro-kooks.

Do you remember those early clips? Brave crabs and courageous stink-bugs zipping down fifty-foot burgers that didn’t break?

Of course, once fifty-foot turned into seventy-five and then a few lizards started paddling the joint, the game changed.

Shane Dorian visited a few years ago and described it as a graveyard for jetskis and said he was happy to ride two waves and get the hell out of there.

The skimboarder Brad Domke, who’s taken his finless Exile sled to Jaws and to Puerto Escondido, told me, “Its an ancient beast. It’s like there’s a monster in the water making the water move really strangely and scary. I don’t know why. You look at photos with these barreling waves and you’re, like, when our turn came on the wave it wouldn’t make sense. It feels so mutant and big.”

This film records a paddle session featuring Kai Lenny (whom you know and love), Nic Von Rupp, Twigger Baker, Mav’s teenager Luca Padua and so on.

From the filmmaker: The Bomb of the day was indisputably scored by Nic Von Rupp, who went deeper than Lucas Chumbo on a massive left hander (01:31) with a vertical drop. Lucas is not used to having someone deeper than him when conditions are at that level, he probably didn’t notice Nic was there until both were fully committed, one for the books right there. Besides this double bomb with Chumbo, Nic also scored an impossible air drop (01:13) an hour later, making him one of the main standouts of the entire session. Both his waves are probable XXL entry material for this season awards.

Watch Joel Parko, Conner Coffin and Rodney Dangerfield in “My mother never breast fed me, she told me she only liked me as a friend!”

Coffin bro's take a big bite of Kirra…

Does it fascinate you, as it perpetually fascinates me, how God rarely parcels out her gifts without adding a cruel joke as an addendum?

If we’re to take the Coffin brothers, from Santa Babs, as an example, we see the elder, Conner, given beauty and style but attached to an endomorph frame that all the weightlifting and calisthenics can’t prevent from looking doughnutty.

Think: Queen Latifah.

Parker, meanwhile, has a face Jesus himself would find hard to love but gets humour, a body like a Paris shower boy, and a chocolate sprinkle smile.

Think: Rodney Dangerfield.

In this ten-minute short, Queenie and Rodney fly to the Gold Coast  for Cyclone Oma, ride on Joel Parkinson’s jetski ‘Milkshake’ and visit the forcibly-retired-from-the-tour, Matt Wilkinson at his truckstop diner on the NSW-Queenland border.

Watch: Mikey Wright and co in “Tough guys don’t dance. You had better believe it!”

A show-reel from Gold Coast filmmaker Billy Lee-Pope that comes at you with a tearing sound… 

Here’s a hard and sharp three-and-a-piece minutes that comes from Billy Lee-Pope pictures. Y’heard the name? He’s the filmer, editor, who creates our Anonymous surfboard test clips and who is widely regarded as a kid on the up and up.

The Gold Coast is noisy and ill-lit and more than ordinarily crowded and a dubious place to exist in more ways than one.

Billy gives it colour, a little hope and makes it seem like a Garden of Eden.

Watch, I think, even suggest.

Watch Stephanie Gilmore in “The new patron saint of tuberiders!”

A South Pacific alt-universe with an edit by, and of, the world champ… 

Stephanie Lou Gilmore will always be in a lane of her own for those who appreciate style and the machinations of tuberiding.

If you’ll excuse the vulgarity, necessary vulgarity I think because I use it only to make a point, I’d suck a thousand clappy dicks to surf with the elegance of the thirty year one year old from Tweeds Heads.

In this three-minute short, shot by Wade Carroll and edited by Gilmore, we are gifted tuberiding as effortless as Gilmore’s seven titles.

Riding tubes, as we all know, is not something given to you, but something you gain.

And you gain it by winning small battles with honour.

Gobbled alive: JOB fans turn on master in “Disrespectful”, “Cringy”, “Worst-ever” VLOG!

Japan surf-and-snow episode an epic fail, say triggered fans…

What’s the ingredient that makes Jamie O’Brien’s vlogs compelling? Like Koa Rothman, like Ben Gravy, Jamie seems to wink and pucker out little kissies.

He’s a likeable host, is never too cruel, never too vanilla and can flap his wings at fifteen-foot Pipe. His usual sidekick is the Californian everyman, Sean “Poopies” McInerney, who became Jamie’s friend when he moved to the North Shore eight years ago and rented a room. Before long, their dangerous friendship became YouTube history. 

Together they make a good team.

Poopies is Lewis to Jamie’s Martin. Laurel to Stan etc.

In this episode, Jamie visits a snow festival and surfs in the very cold water of Hokkaido. His travelling pals include “Laird” who announces, loudly, that he is “going to mess with some people.”

Which he does, in a full voice that hurts like a thousand fire-ant bites.

Jamie’s fans bared their teeth.

Jamie your good people.That kid your hanging with though, he can rationalize it how he wants but he need to grow up hell hurt your views. stay behind the camera

Laird needs to go man. Ive been a huge fan for years but hes trynna be the new poops and its not workin

That was embarrassing to watch, felt like watching the Logan Paul vlogs in Japan

ou’ve heard it enough to know it’s not just a couple haters. Laird is a straight up kook. Dude acts like he’s on drugs or desperately crying out for attention or maybe it’s both. #ditchlaird

Everyone sees it Laird is a full on kook not funny at all, clean house James this was uncomfy. Sorry Brah

There are just too many ways to act inappropriately in Japan…..I think you guys nailed em’ all…

I quite enjoyed his acrid friendliness. You?