Surf Video Wipeout on the Rocks, Stephanie Gilmore Surfing


This little gem of a surf video comes from down under, courtesy of Skuff TV. We posted it out here mainly because of some great footage of ASP pro surfer Stephanie Gilmore getting some killer barrels, but there is also the opening sequence of some poor sap getting beat up on an open reef. If you have ever gotten your surfboard leash wrapped around a coral head, you’ll be able to understand his plight.

Update: had to replace the Skuff TV footage, because it went offline.

2008 BILLABONG XXL GLOBAL BIG WAVE AWARDS NOMINEES


NEWPORT BEACH, CA — (MARCH 21, 2008) — The finalists for the 2008 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards presented by Monster Energy were announced today, marking the culmination of what is likely the greatest year in big wave surfing history. After 12 months of amazing conditions from Chile to South Africa to Europe to Tahiti to Hawaii to California to Mexico, over 500 entered images were narrowed down through the votes of the surfers and photographers themselves, producing this year’s elite nominations. Video and still images of all the top rides are now available for viewing on the updated event website at BillabongXXL.com. <http://www.BillabongXXL.com> Read the rest of this entry »

Surfing Video from The Cove, 2007


Surfers riding big waves on one of the biggest swells of the year in California, December 2007. Most of the surfboards in the water that day were big-wave guns, but there were also people surfing on longboards and shortboards.