More on McNamara´s world record

The worlds biggest wave ever surfed record has gained media attention all over Portugal. One of the guys ( irish surfer Al Mennie) of Garrett´s crew gave a testimony of what happened to drift magazine :

Everything seemed to be perfect, the weather, the waves. Both Cotty and I rode two big ones in the 60ft + range and then when Garrett got on the rope a wave, maybe 30 feet bigger came out of the canyon, it was meant to be. I had the best seat in the house as I was doing water safety on the ski as he dropped down the face of the biggest wave I’ve ever seen. It was incredible. Most people would look scared but Garrett looked in control as he went down the most critical part of the wave. It was an inspirational ride by an inspirational surfer. After the ride it was as if the sea calmed down. We sat out there and just absorbed both what had just happened and the surroundings. What a day!

 Next: An interview with Garrett McNamara on Portuguese TV

Garrett McNamara breaks the world record for the largest wave ever surfed - 90 feet!

Garrett McNamara, one of the best big wave surfers of all time just broke yesterday the world record for the biggest wave ever surfed. The incredible new record was established at Praia Norte Beach, near Nazaré, Portugal.The gigantic wall of water was 90 feet high.

Interviewed by a portuguese tv station, Garrett stated that this wave was the most challenging he had ever surfed.

Born in Hawaai, Garrett has gained a reputation for being one of the best big wave surfers in the world.

The main goal of Garrett in Nazaré was to explore its waves – with special attention to Praia do Norte’s waves, which receive the effect of the geomorphologic phenomenon known as “Nazaré Canyon”.

The canyon is so unique because it is one of the only one in the whole world that ends on the shore allowing the power of the water and swell to make it to the beach without losing any energy or size.

After months of surfing, the hard work paid off and Garrett is now the world record holder for the biggest wave ever surfed.

Now check the video and get amazed.


Congrats Kelly ! - he is now both the oldest and youngest surfer to be world champion

It´s official now, Kelly Slater, 39, defeated brazillian surfers Gabriel Medina and Miguel Pupo to become world champion once again. Reaching the quarter finals proved to be enough for the veteran surfer to win the eleventh title of his long and glorious surfing career.

Some days ago, ASP committed an error by falsely declaring Kelly already world champion. However, it was just a question of time and yesterday the best surfer of all time was finally declared champion.

More to come in the next posts.


Rip Curl Pro Search 2011 - Slater is one step away from winning another world title

Kelly Slater confirmed all expectations and is now one single tournament win away of reaching the 11th world title of his career. He simply dominated the 4-6 feet waves of Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California.
A great mass of public attended the premiere of San Francisco in the ASP World Tour calendar, mainly to see the best surfer of all times. Kelly did not disappoint his fans and made the highest score of the day - 16.03 points.
"I just want to stay relaxed about it, because it is a situation where you may be tense, just wanting to get over with," said Slater.
"The reality is that others now have to win both events with my victory, so the pressure is on them. I just need to get good waves in this event to win the title. " added the world champion.
Slater noted that this Wednesday, November 2, marks the one year anniversary of the death of Andy Irons."Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the passing of Andy. It will be a sad day for all the memories. If I win the world title on the same day, it will certainly be in memory of Andy. "


35 years of australian surf are the theme of an important exhibition to take place in Sidney

Just read on Surf City about an interesting exhibition about surfing. According to the site it
 will track Sydney’s dynamic surf scene through the 50s, 60s and 70s: spanning an amazing period of social upheaval, post war optimism, teen angst, rock and roll, prosperity, drugs and shifting cultural frontiers. We'll feature Sydney's surfing hubs, hot spots and cultures along with the movers and shapers who stirred the pot during these vivid and volatile years. We'll also show what surf-crazed Sydneysiders wore, watched, made, rode, heard and read and even reveal how surfing changed Sydney. The exhibition will contain boards, movies, photos, magazines, music, clothes, everyday surf wares and treasures. So watch out for the show, coming to the Museum of Sydney in September 2011

For everyone interested just check out the main site of the exhibition. It is truly amazing.

Can you imagine Australia without surfing? It would be like England without queues

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