A Mercedes-Benz You Can Ride into the Ocean

Most Mercedes-Benz owners wouldn't dream of driving their vehicles into the sea, but there's nothing wrong with wanting a little luxury while you're tackling a wave. And since the carmaker is a sponsor of US surfer Garrett McNamara, it teamed up with ad agency BBDO Portugal to design a one-of-a-kind surfboard for him. Read More >>

Kiwi Doctor Fights Off Shark With a Knife, Stitches Own Wounds, Goes to Pub

New Zealand doctor James Grant had a bit of a run in with a shark while out fishing on a stretch of coastline near his home. After feeling a shark "latch on" to his leg he got his knife out and stabbed it to get it off, then started to stitch the puncture wounds by himself on the shore. Read More >>

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This Is What It Looks Like When Your GoPro Falls In the Ocean

GoPros are well-known for being robust. I mean, we've seen one fall out of a plane and land intact. This GoPro was keen on going on its own adventure as well, except in the water instead of the air. Read More >>

Flooded Out? Surf Your Way to Work

If your road has turned into a river and your car is upside-down and blocking a bridge half a mile down the road thanks to the latest bizarre weather to hit the UK, there's still a way to travel -- surf those roads. Read More >>

Watching 100 Sharks Bite Chunks Out of Dead Whale on a Beach Is Frighteningly Fascinating

Australia is well known for its sharks; if you're surfing off the coast there's always a chance you'll bump into one of the depth's scariest predators. But about 100 of them going gangbusters devouring a whale up on the beach -- you don't see that everyday. Read More >>

Dominate the Waves Aboard This Gorgeous Wooden Honeycomb

Today's conventional polyurethane foam surfboards are lightweight, strong, and maneuverable. But that comes at the cost of a more jarring ride in rough seas—not to mention PU isn't exactly an environmentally-friendly material. So New Zealander Mike Grobelny is taking carving back to its roots with a CNC-milled, hollow wood board. Read More >>

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360-Degree Trucks Make This Skateboard Ride Like a Surfboard

Fixed skateboard trucks, no matter how loose, just can't flex enough to match the carving ability and dynamic movement of a surfboard. The SurfSkate's specially-designed front truck, however, lets you carve tarmac like swells in the Pacific. Read More >>

These Wipeouts Scare Me More Than Sharks

The chances of me getting eaten by a shark while surfing are slim. The chances of me getting pounded by a wave while surfing, that happens all the time. Fortunately I've never had a wipeout as bad as the guys in this video. Read More >>

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Watching Giant Killer Waves Swallow Surfers in Slow Motion Scares the Dude Out of Me

Chris Bryan, the amazing slow motion videographer, used a Phantom camera to capture surfers riding humungous waves in Teahupoʻo, Tahiti in super slow motion. It's terrifying to see the sea monster known as the ocean so huge and intimidating and hungry. Seriously, the waves were so big the day Bryan filmed the French Navy issued a double code red warning and threatened to arrest people that went into the ocean. Read More >>

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Does Anyone Else Think These Light-Up Surfboards Are an Awesomely Bad Idea?

Watching surfers with glow in the dark wetsuits surf on their light-up neon surfboards in the complete dark is a visual mind bender. It's also completely crazy 'cos uh... SHARKKKKSS? Could you paint a bigger target on yourself than BRIGHT LIGHTS ALL OVER YOUR BODY?! Read More >>

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Surfer Shreds Huge Waves With a Self-Propelled Surfboard

Motorised surfboards are nothing new, but typically we just see some yutz puttering around a glassy lake on them. Bo-ring. But today, finally, their potential is being realised. Check out braver-than-you big wave guru Garrett McNamara using a WaveJet to tame some giant, unfriendly waves. Read More >>

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How Not to Body Board

If you like seeing guys shred on boogie-boards, this video is not for you. If, on the other hand, you like seeing guys in wigs get absolutely pounded by some raw ocean energy, click play. Tee hee. Read More >>

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Super Slow-Motion Ocean Waves Look Like Delicious Gigantic Jelly

The Phantom HD Gold, a camera that brings out the life in things by capturing it in super slow motion, was used to film the oh so lovely ocean. Everything takes on a different personality in slow motion: waves look like jelly, whitecaps look like cocaine and surfers, well, surfers are always awesome. Read More >>

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GoPro Hero 2 Lightning Review: Best Sports Cam Ever?

We loved our GoPro HD Hero. It was simply the sweetest wearable action camera we'd seen... until now. The brand spankin' new Hero 2 isn't dramatically different; they just made everything a lot better. I may never take it off. Read More >>

A Surfboard Bag for Dedicated Beach Bums

Camping on the beach with the sound of the surf is a great way to relax, but when you're a surfer, it's also the easiest way to guarantee you won't miss a great wave when the tide rolls in. Read More >>

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Surfing Bioluminescent Waves Looks Like a Beautiful Hallucination

The first time I saw waves light up in beautiful colors as they crashed onto the beach I thought someone had slipped me some acid. It's real, though. Bioluminescent phytoplankton cause this spectacular light show, and wow, someone's surfing it. Read More >>


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