Tag Archives: surfing

  • Surfer Niccolo Porcella Suffers an Epic Wipeout at Teahupo’o (Video)

    Surfer Niccolo Porcella Suffers an Epic Wipeout at Teahupo’o (Video)

    You don’t need to know much about surfing to know that the below video shows a pretty terrible wipeout. Let’s kick things off by saying that Niccolo Porcella, the surfer in the video, is doing fine and has no injuries—which is pretty remarkable, given the severity of this wipeout. The surfer seems to be doing […]

  • Pro Surfer Attacked By Shark During Competition on Live TV (Video)

    Pro Surfer Attacked By Shark During Competition on Live TV (Video)

    A frightening incident unfolded in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, during the final round of the World Surf League’s J-Bay Open, as professional surfer Mick Fanning was attacked by a shark while out on the water. The scary moment was captured during a live broadcast of the event.  You can watch it below: Sharks are in […]

  • Pod of Dolphins Interrupts Surfing Competition (Video)

    Pod of Dolphins Interrupts Surfing Competition (Video)

    I’ve seen sporting events get interrupted by all kinds of animals. I’ve seen games halted by squirrels, cows, seagulls, cats, foxes, and even European pine martens, which apparently are related to weasels and badgers. Until today, though, I had never seen a sporting event interrupted by dolphins. The sporting event in question? A surfing competition, obviously. […]

  • Giants Fan Falls On Her Rear in McCovey Cove (Video)

    Giants Fan Falls On Her Rear in McCovey Cove (Video)

    Sure, the San Francisco Giants may have won two of the past three World Series titles, but I’d still argue that sometimes the action going on outside the confines of AT&T Park is much more interesting than what’s taking place inside the ballpark. Much of that has to do with what we see happening out […]

  • Aussie Surfer Learns the Hard Way to Stay the Hell Away From Whales (Video)

    Aussie Surfer Learns the Hard Way to Stay the Hell Away From Whales (Video)

    Usually, when you think about all the dangers that lurk in the ocean for surfers, you’re thinking sharks. Then, after sharks, you think, maybe really big jellyfish, or possibly a deranged sea lion. You do not usually think of whales. After all, they’re mammals, we’re mammals—you’d think there would be some kind of mutual understanding […]

  • 27 Ridiculously Awesome Surfing GIFs

    27 Ridiculously Awesome Surfing GIFs

    Chances are you have been in full-on summer mode for several weeks now, with the shorts and hats and coolers full of beer and outdoor drunkenness. But technically, according to science, summer doesn’t begin until tomorrow at 1:04 AM ET. So today, I thought what better way than to celebrate the official, science-approved start of summer than […]