The Most Bizarre, Random, and Awesome Happenings in Surf in 2013!
Enjoy the best and worst moments of the past 52 weeks of Week in Review.
A Year of Craziness at Jaws
In 2013, Chuck Patterson took on one of the world’s heaviest big-wave spots, Jaws, on a a pair of water skis (below), before Ian Walsh surfed it on an inflatable hot dog, and Nakoa Decoite charged on a soft top. None are recommended.
Gary Busey Talks Surfing and Sins
“Surfing changed my life in many ways, no matter what I’d been through…all the addictions I had, the womanizing, the stupidity, the cocaine…”
Laird Pointed Fingers
First, TMZ reported that Laird Hamilton said about Teahupoo, “Jet Ski ‘Clowns’ Ruined My Spot.” Then he called out Maya Gabiera on CNN (below).
FOX News Stereotyped Surfers
This is embarrassing. Just wonder how they ended up profiling this character.
“Hang Ten Alana, Hang Ten”
The “surf” commercial of the year. Kalani Robb was also on an Arby’s commercial.
The Worst Surf Lesson of the Year
Definitely scarred for life.
Best Shark-Tornado TV Movie of 2013
In 2013 we were blessed with the most ridiculous shark-horror movie of all time, Sharknado.
The Shark-proof Wetsuit Hype
“The Surf Lady” brought us the one below. Then a crew gave us a wetsuit material that claims to impenetrable by shark’s teeth. Click HERE to watch.
Too Much Caffeine
This year, the Shred Show brought us super overly enthusiastic video reviews of surfboards. Hyper, kinda scary, but informative. He has dozens of them.
Realization of the Year
Kelly Slater doesn’t wear sunglasses……EVER. Why? What does it mean??! Here’s an artist rendering of what he would look like with shades.
Hoax of the Year
According to KSBW News, someone posted shark warning signs around Pleasure Point telling surfers to stay out of the water. They proved to be completely fake. Nice try guys.
A Russian Take on Surfing
Just some Russian babes surfing with high-heels duct-taped to their feet.
Here are some Tweets!
2013 Shark Commentary
SHARKS HAVE A WEEK DEDICATED TO CHUCK NORRIS.
Just got chased out of the water by some bull sharks. #yolo
IF I EVER GET EATEN BY A SHARK, I HOPE I GIVE IT DIARRHEA.
Kai the Surfing Hitchhiker Saga
Remember Kai the Hitchhiker, who “smash, smash, smashed” a man to save another’s life? Then Jimmy Kimmel gave him a surfboard (at 2:00), then he went surfing (below). Unfortunately, the story doesn’t have a happy ending.
The Harlem Shake
In March, the Internet pulsated with these bizarre, 30-second videos dedicated to the “Harlem Shake.” It was strange and, thankfully, short-lived. Below is one from the SPY staff. Click here another one from the Oakley crew.
Anderson Cooper and GMac
The Sexy Scandal
Worst “Surf” Tattoo of 2013
Getting a brand’s tag line on your body is never a good idea. Another honorable mention HERE.
Pointless Blog of the Year
The Most Shocking Surf-Related Craigslist Post
This was on Craigslist. It was posted in West Hollywood, so the poster’s naked presence in the background was likely not an accident. (Censor block provided by SURFER.)
The U.S. Open Madness
The U.S. Open in Huntington is always a gathering place for ridiculousness (hilarious street performances, girl fights, inappropriate body art, etc.). This year, Jordy also got engaged on a soft top. And oh yeah, a riot ensued (anime reenactment below).
Ridiculous Idea of 2013
Indoor SUP yoga. This is a real thing. Lakey Peterson also land surfed on FOX News this year.
Best Pro Surf Spoof
A welcomed relief from the seriousness of pro surfing. Thanks Nathaniel Curren.
Surfer Rap of the Year
Santa Cruz pro Austin Smith-Ford, aka Little Skittle made this gem. Close second-place goes to fellow Santa Cruz shredder Zoltan Torkos, the surf magician.
Totally SoCal Kickstarter Vid
Great GIF of 2013
GIFs, the gift that keeps on GIFing.
…And A Word From Our Sponsor
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The End. Tune in next week for more.