• Russian Surfers Are Insane [20 Photos]

    What do you do when you live in Vladivostok on Russia’s Pacific Coast and wish to go surfing in the winter? You make sure your wetsuit has enough room for your massive balls and you go catch some waves. Salt life, comrade! Even when it’s 5 degrees and snowing, these Russians go out and surf. They say they can stay in the water for up to an hour and a half, then it’s back to the car to warm up with some tea or coffee before jumping back into the freezing ocean. It’s 25 degrees here and I won’t even walk across the street fully covered in winter gear to get a coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts.

  • Surfing At 1000 Frames Per Second Looks Amazing [Video]

    Australia-based cinematographer Chris Bryan isn’t just a master at operating Phantom cameras—especially when it comes to high-speed photography—he is also a qualified Phantom technician. And with his technical knowledge, he has been able to work with Phantom to create his own lightweight, self-contained underwater housings. This means he’s able to film capture surfers close up using Phantom Flex, Phantom Miro M-320S and the new Phantom 4K Flex and we get to watch the awesome videos that result. And with some of the US possibly receiving snow this weekend, this video is a frustrating reminder that we won’t be able to head to the beach for a long time.

  • Malia Manuel Is The Best Female Surfer In The World [25 Photos]

    Hailing from Hawaii, Malia Manuel is currently ranked as the top female surfer according to the Association of Surfing Professionals. She began surfing at the age of 8 and when she was 14, she became the youngest person (male or female) to win the US Open of Surfing. Malia then placed first in the US Open Pro Junior in 2009 and became champion of both the Azores Islands and Pantin Spain World Qualifying Series 6-star events. Oh yeah, and not only is she an amazingly talented athlete, she’s also incredibly hot, as these photos prove. Keep up with Malia Manuel on Facebook and Instagram.

  • Watch Carlos Burle Surf What May Be The Biggest Wave Ever [Video]

    While many in Europe were seeking sanctuary from the storm known as Saint Jude, which killed 11 people, surfers saw it as the perfect opportunity to catch some of the biggest waves the world has seen. The current record, from the same spot in Portugal, is 78 feet and now Carlos Burle is waiting on final word to see if he is the new titleholder. Some are saying this wave was closer to 100 feet! This is a well produced video of the event but maybe a different song would have been better. “O Fortuna” makes it sound like Burle tried but his hubris was too much and Poseidon took him to a watery grave. Why not something happy, like “Surfin’ Bird”? Nazaré Blow Up from SURFPortugal Mag on Vimeo.

  • Tide Is An Awesome New Surfing Forecast App

    Currently in the development process, Tide is a Surfing forecast app, which is more natural way of processing visual information. Rather than trawling through tables and bar charts, tide creates a more gestural way of exploring the waves through time whilst allowing fast access to the data that most is important to surfers. For more Information check out surftide.co

  • Trace Action Sports Tracker

    Remember that time you hit that gnarly jump or got pitted in the radical tube of a stellar wave? Yeah, but we don’t. With Trace you can track all of your jumps, runs, hop, skips and jumps. Using advanced GPS technology, Trace can identify a tre-flip down 10 stairs, detail every turn on a 100-yard Rincon right, and measure a backflip off a 20-foot kicker at Mammoth. And it’s as small as a delicious Reese’s. (as shown in scaled photo) There will be three mobile apps available to cater to the surf, skate and snow community, all with unique interfaces that are tailored to the sport. With each #SESSIONSHEET, you’ll be able to log eaxmples like; How high an Ollie was, How long your vert was or how much air did you get off a wave. Trace will be available for purchase in January for $150.

  • Meet The World’s Newest Billionaire, A 36-Year-Old ‘Surfer Dude’ Named Nicholas Woodman

    Nick Woodman is the 36-year-old founder and CEO of GoPro, a wearable camera produced by Woodman Labs that can capture footage for athletes as they whiz down a mountain or surf 6-foot waves. Last week, Foxconn purchased 8.88% of Woodman’s camera company for $200 million. Forbes learned that Woodman is the majority owner. Even if he owns minimum of 51% of the company, that means Woodman is now a billionaire, worth at least $1.15 billion. Inc interviewed the GoPro founder over the summer. Reporter Tom Foster paints a picture of a “total bro” who throws around the word “dude” frequently. He’s a thrill seeker and also the survivor of a failed dotcom startup. Here’shis story >>

  • Robbie Crawford Is The Master Of Surf Photography [39 HQ Photos]

    Our pal Robbie Crawford is one of the most renown surf photographers in the world. Back in March Robbie beat out over 1.5 million people to win GoPro’s Facebook photo submission contest. GoPro gave him a $2500 cash sponsorship to continue on doing what he loves to so Robbie used his winnings to travel to Hawaii. Shortly after the big win we profiled Robbie and the interview went viral on the web. Now, six months later we decided to revisit Robbie and profile some of his latest work. Check out the photos below then read our interview with the master himself.

  • The Toughest Action Sport (infographic)

    Action Sport athletes risk their lives everyday for the price of adrenal glory. Addicted to the rush, these extreme sport athletes have chosen a dangerous path of broken bones, life changing injuries and in some cases worse. These sports have all the spotlight traits of a rock star with the most to lose. In an industry where the envelope is constantly being pushed, which sport stands at the top of the action sport tough hill?

  • Beauty + Adventure [30 Photos]

    Acacia Swimwear caters to a unique set of adventurous women who appreciate travel and surf culture. Acacia is in the process of shooting their 2013 collection in the most beautiful beach locations on Earth. Here are a handful of preview pictures. If this gets you craved to see the world check out our high quality travel photo section for some inspiration.

  • Sage Erickson Is The World’s Best Female Surfer [50 Photos]

    Who doesn’t love a beautiful board girl? We’re definitely going to start featuring them more often in Roosevelt Randomness. For now let’s focus on the best of the best. 21-year-old Sage Erickson won the Supergirl Pro on Saturday, August 11, 2012 in Oceanside, California making her the Queen of surfing for the moment. As you’ll see in the following photos Sage is as beautiful as she is talented.

  • Surfing The 12 Most Dangerous Coastlines In The World

    If you’re idea of a surf trip entails sitting on the beach soaking some cosmic rays, taking in a little brewski, holding on to a beautiful babe and being fine today then this article from our friends at Matador Trips is NOT for you. This is only meant for rare group of hardcore surfers who are looking to push their body and mind to the limit. If this sounds like you read on and enjoy the crazy stories of America’s most badass surf photographer Chris Burkard. Don’t miss a moment of the action from Chris’ aventures by following along on Twitter @Chris_Burkard.

  • Girls, Surfing and Lambos: Electric Blue Heaven

    Introducing Globe’s ELECTRIC BLUE HEAVEN, a short, conceptual film featuring Dion Agius in the WORLD’S BEST WAVE POOL! Read on to know more… A few weeks back, Dion Agius and crew embarked on a journey to the Middle East. A journey for waves. A journey that would bring Dion to unleash on the world’s best man made wave. A studio for surfing. Smack in the middle of a desert mountain range in a foreign land. There was a concept. A concept involving 10 Russian models, a Lamborghini, and Dion boosting virtually every air in the book, plus a couple new ones. Electric blue water contrasting against wild mountainous backdrops. GLOBE’S ELECTRIC BLUE HEAVEN from GLOBE on Vimeo.

  • Behind The Scenes of Surf Magazine’s Swimsuit Calendar Shoot [50 Photos]

    The first day of summer and International Surf Day are on the same day. Today. Makes sense, they go hand-in-hand. To celebrate the best day of the year we give you a behind the scenes look at Surfer Magazine’s swimsuit calendar photoshoot. If you live in the east coast get out of the damn office and head to the beach to bodacious surfer girls in real life! It’s summer for crying outloud.

  • Fun With Sports Action Sequence Photography (26 Photos)

    Red Bull X-Fighters Madrid 2009 Rafael Ortiz/ Photo by: Mauricio Ramos Chris Doyle/ Photo: Justin Kosman Photo: Justin Chando Dani Pedrosa/ Photo: Cameron Baird Clemens Doppler and Peter Gartmayer in Rome Felix Baumgartner/ Photo: Alfredo Martinez Nitro Circus with Travis Pastrana danbdancin@ Flickr Corey Bohan/ Photo: Christian Pondella Photo by: Johnny Tirita Vasso Karadassiou and Vicky Arvaniti at Falassarna. Red Bull Mentawais Surf Trip Petr Kraus on the Caribbean Islands Photo by: Marcio Abe Tanner Hall/ Photo by: Wojtek Antonow Red Bull Art of Motion Tampa Photo: tiger_tim_2000@Flickr Photo: tatersmasher@Flickr Ronnie Renner/ Photo: Garth Milan Photo: loic2co@Flickr Red Bull Air Race Rotterdam Nitro Circus with Travis Pastrana Red Bull Corinth Gap Photo: tatersmasher@Flickr Red Bull X-Fighters London 2010 (H/T Red Bull USA)

  • Robbie Crawford’s Award Winning Surf Photography [Interview + 46 High Quality Photos]

    Ready to meet a seemingly average person doing something extraordinary? Robbie Crawford of Huntington Beach, California beat out over 1.5 million people to win GoPro’s Facebook photo submission contest with the block of four photos above! GoPro gave Robbie a $2500 cash sponsorship to continue on doing what he loves to so  Robbie used his winnings to travel to Hawaii. Below you’ll see the awesome video result of Robbie’s trip to Hawaii and a few more incredible pictures shot using the GoPro. We also interviewed Robbie about everything from his shooting strategy to his favorite places to each in Southern California.

  • Real Life According To Rock Star Surfers [39 Photos]

    Being a professional surfer is one of those rare jobs that most people should envy but probably don’t. Most people what to be a professional quarterback or hit clean up for the Yankees. Sure those jobs pay multi-multi millions and have a ton of perks but there is also ridiculous pressure and your private life is non existent. Surfing is not a major sport so you can live a relatively quite life and yet get paid quite well.  You also get to travel the globe to soak up Sun on incredible beaches. Not a bad gig. Don’t get me wrong, Tom Brady definitely lives the high life but the Most Interesting Man In The World would prefer to be a surfer. h/t to TransWorld surfing for the photos


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