Kalani Chapman scores an Indonesian double barrel and takes home $1000, a GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition, and a year subscription to Surfline.
The Hawaiian daredevil can’t stop for a minute. His innovative bag of tricks usually involves inflatable toys, beginner surfboards, boogie boards and winch machines. But what’s harder that getting barrelled at The Wedge? What about a board transfer stunt in the iconic drainer. With a fantastic swell hitting the Californian shores, Jamie O’Brien decides to raise the level. For his next trick, Jamie will carry Poopies into a closeout and drown him.
Some four years ago, the legendary Andrew Reynolds famously listed Wes Kremer as one of his top three personal picks for burgeoning amateurs. Surely that moment was a hefty accolade for the young Californian, yet Kremer has worn it well over the past few years. With an irreverence for trendy tricks or outfits and taking full advantage of his home state’s chill substance laws, Kremer ended up with a contender for ‘Part of the Year’ lists with “Crusty by Nature.” Presented by Thrasher and DC Shoes, the clip is a five-minute hammer marathon.
While the MMA world’s attention was focused on the UFC’s doubleheader this past weekend, what was perhaps the flashiest knockout occurred in a small show in California. At “Xplode Fight Series: Tidal Wave,” which took place Saturday in Valley Center, Calif., Christine Stanley (3-1) unloaded a vicious spinning heel kick that landed remarkably flush. Although it was apparently recorded as a five-second knockout, Stanley connected on the kick just 2.3 seconds after the bell, opponent Katie Anita Runyan hit the mat after 3.5 seconds, and the ref waved it off just under the 5-second mark.
Cam Zink admitted to being scared before his big jump. For months. “Just so much nerves and suppressing them,” he said. “Like putting them in a bottle.” The professional mountain biker turned those jitters into a world record executing a 100-foot dirt-to-dirt back-flip at Mammoth Mountain. “This is like a dream,” he said. “It was the smoothest landing I’ve ever had.” Racing down the mountainside, Zink hit 46 mph as he launched himself off a 15-foot-high incline, flipped slowly through the air and landed on a 25-foot-high landing ramp. His official distance was 100 feet, 3 inches.
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Like a tilted Vegas slot machine, odds are stacked high against the modern surf photographer. The problem is that a surf photographer has to deal with the ocean — the biggest and most unpredictable mass of matter on the planet. A few weeks back, Red Bull teamed up with their friends at STAB for a concept shoot. Concept shoots are borderline unheard of in surfing. The plan was to whip Mark and Taj into the same massive wave at The Right — Taj in front of Mark — and have Mark shoot a photo of Taj from the belly of the beast. It would create a truly first-of-its-kind image, a perspective from the rarest of vantages. It was strange, curious, and bold. The best part is that it actually worked.