Category Archives: Tow-in Surfing

Pacific’s Cortes Bank is full of big-wave surprises

Fred Swegles The Orange County Register Oct 20, 2011 For surfers who ride big waves, perhaps the most enticing, terrifying and humbling spot on Earth is a sunken island in open ocean 100 miles off the Southern California coast. Cortes … Continue reading

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About Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau

By Sam George I got the call from Jeff Divine, the venerable surf photographer and photo editor of The Surfers Journal in San Clemente, California. “Hey Sam, Jeff said. I was cleaning out my garage, going through some stuff and … Continue reading

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Jaws Shot From the Drone January 19, 2014

January 19 2014, Jaws was huge, clean and barreling.   As big it was, some were still catching Pe’ahi by paddle. If you haven’t seen the drone footage of Pipeline, it is excellent.  Pipeline Winter 2013 Shot from a Drone

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Jaws (Peahi) North Shore Maui Big Swell January 2014

When the guy who’s at the forefront of bring the paddle back to Jaws is on a tow-line, Peahi has to be huge. The monster swells pumping huge surf to the entire north facing surf spots hits the Islands of … Continue reading

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Update: Pictures – Hawaii North Shore Swell Biggest in Decade

Read more… Previous Update: PipeLine may reach 40 to 50 feet.  With pictures.  Read more at NorthShoreHawaii… 2014 Winter Swell: Super-Sized surf expected Wednesday, maybe largest in decade

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Carlos Burle Rides Biggest Wave

Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle may have set the world record for the biggest wave ever surfed after riding an estimated 100-foot wave off the coast of Portugal. Initial estimates of the wave’s height put it taller than 100 feet, thus … Continue reading

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Chopes Worst Wipeouts from Teahupo’o Tahiti

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Deep Water – Teahupo’o – Koa Rothman goes huge at Chopes

Great Deep Water video from Patagonia Koa Rothman barrels huge in the Teahupoo session.  Kealii Mamala barrels in the cloud at Chopes. Chopes surf picked up to huge walls later in the session.  Laird Hamilton and Manoa Drollet share a … Continue reading

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Garrett McNamara Withdraws from Billabong XXL Awards

Hawaiian charger cites issue with event sponsorship and lack of industry support Every surfer in the world – as well as any TV-watching non-surfer – – knows that Garrett McNamara caught a giant wave off Nazare, Portugal in late January. … Continue reading

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Nazare January 28 2013

Big waves hit Nazare January 28, 2013.  Here’s some decent footage of Kealii Mamala, Antonio Silva and Garrett McNamara on the three best waves of the day. . Jim Caldwell Redondo Beach

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