Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of February 3

Worst Wipeout Ever! Biggest Wave Ever!
Sally Fitzgibbons!

A week of failure and triumph. Enjoy!

GoPro Fail

Either the dude is a total kook or he hates shoulder hoppers. Regardless, this is as hard (read enjoyable) to watch as massive Teahupoo wipeouts.

Kiteboarder Fail

Well, that got out of hand quickly.

Plumber Catches “Biggest Wave Ever”

Englishman Andrew Cotton, a big-wave surfer who supports his addiction by being a plumber, caught what some have called “an 80ft wave.”

Looking for love? Learn to surf.

Wired scoured online dating sites OkCupid and Match.com in search of the perfect profile. Their findings: “Learn to surf, listen to Radiohead, and mind your grammar.” According to their chart, if you can do yoga while surfing, you win.

#GoldTheMovie

BREAKING: Kelly Slater has signed on to star in Sterling Spencer’s new movie! In other Sterling news, he scored the new Rolling Stone cover.

Who put that jetty there?

A Spanish cargo ship broke in half after hitting the jetty at Les Cavaliers, a fairly well known French surf spot near Bayonne.

Twitter Madness

In 140 characters or less

Emojionally unavailable

Anastasia Ashley,
@anastasiaashley

Surfer is just another word for I suck at music.

Not Dane Reynolds,
@dranolds

Kelly Slater is an alien.

Not Dane Reynolds,
@dranolds

“Hey, surfer girl!”

World Tour standout and all-around babe Sally Fitzgibbons posed for Cosmopolitan Australia. Do yourself a favor and see all the photos here.

More Sally Fitzgibbons

A new documentary about her called “Behind The Smile” is in the works. Spoiler alert: “It’s not all smiles.”

Luxury Surf-Vehicle

Garrett McNamara teamed up with Mercedes Benz to create a surfboard. No it doesn’t have seat warmers, but it does have a telemetry system for him to “analyze his performance after a run.”

…And A Word From Our Sponsor

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Until next week my friends, until next week.