Recent Surf News
From the pristine shores of Hawaii to the perfect pointbreaks at Jeffrey’s Bay to slabbing barrels in Java, Indonesia and more, “Oakley Dispatch: The Movie” takes viewers on the road for 12 months with the Oakley Surf Team. Based on the acclaimed Oakley Dispatch Surf Webisode series, the movie features never-before-seen footage guaranteed to make viewers pick up their boards and flock to the beaches.
Jordy Smith has been working on his claims. Down in Rio de Janeiro for the Billabong Rio Pro, the South African surfer was claiming like a local, even throwing out the Cristo Redentor. Just so happens that Smith won the event.
Nearly every surfer has experienced the sensation: pinned to the ocean bottom, trying to swim for the surface, desperate for a few quick gasps of air to avoid what might happen if they don’t. Water swirling; surroundings dark; up is down, down becomes up. It’s a scary moment and therefore, a tough time to stay composed – even the pros say so. According to Kirk Krack, who teaches a surf survival course around breath holding, composure is key.