From lake surfing to cliff jumping on mountain bikes with Darren Berrecloth, they are never short of ways to get weird on their northern excursion.
In 2005, a young rider from Germany came to America to race the USA’s top minicycle racers. Very few people stateside at the time had heard the name Ken Roczen. Little did they know, they were getting just a glimpse of a rider who would become one of the sport’s most dominant in the world and the American championship series!
Alex Gray surfs a lot of good waves. He’s a tube hunter, a barrel searching maniac, a purveyor of stoke. He’s a lot of things really. Like everyone else, he likes his waves a certain way: empty and perfect. But because he’s Alex Gray, and he’s truly earned his way, so to speak, when someone tells him about one, he’s able to drop everything and go.
“These are some of my favourite roof drops, fence gaps, and tricks off ledges.” – Dakota Bratt.
When a recent low pressure cranked out the season’s first serious swell our man Talon Clemow was there to record all of the insane action in this Sessions edit. Local lads Mikey Brennan and Mikey Brennanwere standouts as per any Shipstern session, while Brazilian wildman Sylvio Mancusi made one hell of a cameo performance as the most famous step in surfing showed its teeth.
If you want a benchmark for some of the best surfing in the world right now look no further than Julian F**ken Wilson. The ferocity and clinical nature of Jules’ approach on display is incredible and very easy to watch. Are you not entertained? I bloody am.
Watch Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira hold up 2.04m, 123kg Eben Etzebeth as he mistimed a jump for the ball in the Rugby Championship match against Argentina. The Beast also pulled off something similar a few years ago with Anton Bresler. I’m equally impressed by the strength of the fabric in those shorts!
There are sports fans and then there are UFC fans. The latter are in a league all their own. They not only cheer on their favourite athletes, they follow their every move on social media and aren’t afraid to get their hands a little dirty to show their loyalty. From fan art to Instagram memes, UFC fans show their senses of humour in unexpected ways, and all of the Internet gets to enjoy the fruits of their labor. One fan has taken his passion for the sport to a new medium…clay!