After flying over from Florida last month, enduring the quarantine, Nate Behl jumped over to a pretty empty Mentawai. Pretty crazy to see the middle of the Indian Ocean this empty during what would normally be a busy season. Finally a solid swell arrived and Nate the “Tube Hog” wrangled his way through multiple kegs, enjoy.
This September surfers from across the globe are teaming up to take part in the inaugural Make A Wave challenge. Hosted by Billabong and SurfAid from September 1st to the 30th rookies and pros alike are encouraged to surf for 30 days straight to make an impact for SurfAid.
The Make A Wave challenge is open to surfers of all ages and abilities who are keen to challenge themselves to surf everyday for a month, all while fundraising for SurfAid’s programs supporting access to healthcare, clean water and food security for families in remote surf communities.
Billabong are proud to be the major sponsor for the campaign, and their team riders including world champion Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo, fearless big wave charger Laura Enever and current WSL world tour competitor Isabella Nichols are some of the Billabong team riders already confirmed to take part. The Make A Wave challenge launches and registrations open on July 19th at makeawave.com.au.
Last year alone SurfAid reached more than 52,000 people living next to the world’s most remote waves who struggle to access basic services. Sadly, the World Bank estimated eight million people in Indonesia fell back into poverty in 2020 due to the economic shock of the pandemic. The Make A Wave challenge aims to raise $100,000 to support SurfAid’s programs in places like the Mentawai islands where our support is needed more than ever.
SurfAid CEO Doug Lees said, “The global surf community first discovered the incredible waves of the Indonesian islands more than 60 years ago. COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on our friends in Indo and the first time in many years, some of our favourite breaks have empty lineups. We might not be able to surf remote breaks this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t support the locals in isolated surf communities.”
“Last year with a team of Indonesian nationals on the ground SurfAid stood by our mission and supported families in the places we love to surf to access healthcare, sanitation and clean water when the pandemic began. Now we need the support of the entire surf community to ensure we can continue to support healthy and resilient remote communities as the threat of COVID-19 remains constant.”
$1,000 worth of prizes by Billabong are also up for grabs. Individual surfers can surf it solo and join an epic community of change-making wave lovers in the process. Otherwise surfers can form a team and take on the challenge together with mates from their family, school, worksplace, surf club, surf school or boardriding club.
Surfers will be supported throughout the challenge with fundraising tips and coaching, and will document their daily surf activity through the hashtag #MakeAWave. Make A Wave merchandise will be available exclusively from launch at makeawave.com.au.
From something as simple as surfing at a favourite local break every day for a month, the surf community will create a ripple effect, making a wave of impact for thousands of people in our favourite surf destinations for generations to come.
Style is everything, simple, and this edit has it in spades. Featuring some of the finest loggers of the Golden State California.
Surfers: Noah and Levi Slawson, Koby Gilchrist, Saxon Wilson, Mike Stidham, David Arganda and many more.
In a frothing departure from travel scenics, lifestyle and “athlete” interviews, LOBOTOMY plunges headlong into a relentless visual assault of surf and only surf action set entirely to the ear-bending music of Frankie and the Witch Fingers—A nonstop cinematic climax that ought to leave surf fanatics in a puddle of drool and other matter both real and imagined.
While putting this edit together they asked Bobby what song he wanted, and he didn’t hesitate in asking for the same one as the Taj Burrow’s part in “Momentum: Under the Influence” circa 2001.
From the G-LIDE Series of G-SHOCK extreme sports watches comes a pair of new models that add night surfing designs to the GBX-100.
This new model comes with the ability to display information required by surfers (high tide and low tide times and levels), and to use a phone application for simple selection of one of approximately 3,300 locations around the globe.
A high resolution MIP LCD enhances readability, and enables display of tide graph, moon data, high tide and low tide times, tide levels, and sunrise and sunset times.
These models have a guard structure that withstands impact from above, below, left, and right, making them the perfect choice for wear while surfing.
The bezel is composed of a combination of resin and metal, with stainless steel for the bezel top. The bezel combines hairline and honed surface finishes to create an elegant look.
Built from a mission by creator Mr. Ibe to create the unbreakable watch, G-SHOCK is the watch that stunned the world with a concept for toughness that defied conventional watchmaking logic. Launched in 1983, G-SHOCK creates technologically advanced watches that can resist gravity, freezing temperatures, high water pressure and magnetic fields, watches built to last forever through a constant pursuit of toughness.