Freeriders Sam Smoothy, Victor De Le Rue and Xavier de le Rue take snowsports to new terrain in the South Pacific island of Vanuatu. Negotiating molten rock and dirt storms, active volcano Mount Yasur was home to their latest skiing adventure.
The Volcom Pipe Pro has wrapped, and the year’s best WQS event did not disappoint. Kelly Slater took home the trophy, as many might’ve predicted, but along the way the North Shore was graced with some of the best swell a contest there has seen in years. Of the countless angles provided over the course of the week, none compare to the bird’s-eye-view perspective of it all.
For his GQ Style cover story, the ever-controversial Conor McGregor lets loose about everything: Donald Trump, $27,000 shopping sprees, Money Mayweather, and his wild path to becoming the don of the octagon. Watch the video after the jump, and then go and visit GQ Style HERE for the full interview. Warning: McGregor’s tongue is as dangerous as his left fist.
It is a production that is everything Tim Bonython lives for when it comes to documenting surfing. Big wave surfing has evolved so much over the past 10 years and his relationship with this genre of the sport that has grown more than any other. The Big Wave Project is about just that. It’s everything from where its come from to where it is now.
Meet Nico, the 6 year old Italian snowboarder who is already ripping harder than you. He may be in kindergarten but he has some pretty sweet steeze riding with his dad through the Ursus snowpark at Madonna di Campiglio resort in northeast Italy. Let’s hope this little guy doesn’t understand the Run The Jewels lyrics.
Would you believe me? What if good-ol’-having-a-year-off-Mick Fanning was one of those surfers, and he told you that this wave had him haulin’ arse like an F1 driver down a strip of sand that never seemed to end. Would you believe him? This ain’t no f**king wave pool! This is the real world. This is The Snake.
If you followed the pounding swell at Half Moon Bay recently, you likely saw repost after repost of charger Francisco Porcella’s now-famous tumble down a toothy Mavericks face. Missed it? Check it out now. It was the fan favourite of another giant day at Mavs, not to mention the most lighthearted butt slide we’ve ever seen down, you know, one of the world’s most dangerous waves.
“A new movie about our friend Patrick “Bengel” Rasche. After we published part I, we realised that we should continue the diary. Last year “Bengel” rode some gnarly spots in the “Sauerland” area and told us how many fucks he gives about certain things. This year we tried to find out what inspired him to become the rider he is today. This project is an homage to the glory days of freeriding and another portrait about „Bengel“ and his very own approach towards life, on and off the bike.” – El Flamingo Films.
Byron Bay doesn’t look much like the North Shore of Oahu, yet Soli Bailey somehow still seemed right at home. Start-to-finish in the 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro, Bailey advanced through every heat without making too much noise, a silent assassin. He was consistent and smart in the lineup throughout the event, yet not many on the beach recognised his name as he paddled out for the Final. After his performance today, that’ll no longer be a problem around these parts. Photos via: @brianbielmann and @tomcarey.
Snowboarders have been getting harassed on ski mountains across the world since the very first day snowboarding came into being. Skiers have long hated snowboarders for crowding up the mountains and trashing the fresh powder. But this is the first instance we’ve seen of the wildlife rebelling against the sport of snowboarding.
“I can’t even begin to tell you people how much pain and suffering I went through to film this video, it turned out exactly how I wanted and I couldn’t be more stoked. I really hope you guys like it as much as I do.” – Dylan Morrison
The Atlanta Falcons and those watching at home may have had their doubts, but Julian Edelman knew: The ball never hit the turf. “I caught it! I caught it! I caught it!” the mic’d up Patriots wide receiver said after the play, audible in footage released by Showtime’s Inside the NFL. An official on the field agreed, and the catch was later confirmed by replay after a Falcons’ challenge.
This wind tunnel routine performed by the incredible Maja Kuczyńska, a 16-year-old girl from Poland, has been blasting across social media lately, and with due reason. It’s a jaw dropping sport to witness. If I were a wealthy strip club owner in Vegas, well, you know where I’m heading with this. Welcome to the future.
“My mate hit a big dune jump and due to lack of communication between the boys at the top of the dune nobody saw the jeep coming until he was airborne. He landed on the hood but thankfully rode away like a boss. An unbelievable escape from what could of been a deadly dune wreck/crash. Rider: Kal (The Rabid Leprachaun). Bike: KTM 450 SXF 2017.” – Desert Dirtbikes.