To answer your questions, I do not know why, and I do not know how.
Today in Possibly The Scariest Fucking Thing Ever: surfer Elinor Dempsey was riding waves at Morro Strand State Beach when a great white shark decided it was in the mood for something tougher than human flesh and took a 14-inch wide bite out of her board.
I picked up William Finnegan’s surf memoir Barbarian Days on a beach this summer, and felt—I was stoned, the sky was astounding, the waves were delirious—that I’d fallen into an almost violent communion. As with the excerpts previously published in The New Yorker, where Finnegan’s been a staff writer since 1987…
On Sunday evening, Australian surfer Mick Fanning was attacked by a shark on live television while competing in an event in the 2015 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League Championship Tour in South Africa. Fanning kept his cool long enough to remember how to fend off such an attack: start throwing punches.
Thirteen-year-old Olive Bowers loves everything about surfing—except the totally crappy way women are portrayed in the pages of a popular magazine.
It’s probably safe to assume that these dogs are stoned, not because surfers of all breeds adhere to the stoner beach bum stereotype, but because they seem really calm. What gives? Aren’t they afraid that all this erratic doggy paddling and splashing will draw the attention of great white sharks? That happens, you…
Selling bikinis is by nature a provocative industry. They're selling underwear that you can get wet, for god's sake, so the chances of seeing some cleavage are higher than if you were selling, say, nautical sweaters. But where can advertisers draw the line between "this swimsuit will make you look hot" and "look at…
This is Zorro. He's a two month old pig who loves to surf. And we love to watch him surf, because finally something is alright in the world. Also, perhaps it's because I'm a Bleedy Female, but I'm crying. Is this weird? Should I be treated for hysteria? Help?
Lady surfers are coming up. They're fast, strong, creative, and "challenging the notion that big-wave riding is the exclusive domain of danger-craving men." Cool.
This dolphin video (yay for dolphins!) comes courtesy a friend of a friend, so everybody be nice and say how much you enjoy the soothing ocean vistas. The paddleboarder's name is Nik and the reason all the dolphins swarm around him and not the rest of us is because he stuffs his boardshorts with dolphin treats. J/k…
Australia's Sally Fitzgibbons celebrates after wining the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Billabong Rio Pro women's surfing competition at Barra da Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
MANLY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 19: Matt Banting of Australia competes in the Men's Semi-final of the 2012 Australian Surfing Open on February 19, 2012 in Manly, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Rio de Janiero, May 15: U.S. surfer Carissa Moore competes in the quarterfinal round of the Billabong Rio Pro Women's surfing competition. Moore, who is ranked first in the ASP Women's World Title, advanced to the semifinal round after defeating Courtney Conlogue of the U.S. And there you sit, on your computer, having…
Yesterday marked the first time — ever — that the Triple Crown surfing championship staged a women's event at the famous Pipeline, on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.
• An 81-year-old grandfather from Switzerland has been put under house arrest by his family after a fall from a plum tree allegedly turned him into a sex addict. But maybe his family is just mad about something else.