We spotted this clip recently of the amazing Justine Dupont dropping in to some massive kegs out at renowned big wave spot Mullaghmore In Ireland’s County Sligo. Watching her you can’t deny that this young woman has nerves of steel. Now The Surf Nomad has to admit that we have not really been very equal in … Continue reading Do real women surf in bikinis?
Imagine if scientists could measure every aspect of a surfer’s performance from tracking where they look when they are riding a wave to how stoked they are when sitting in the lineup. Imagine the insights this information could give a surfer into their own performance and how it would enable them to “improve” it? Sounds … Continue reading Dissecting surfing for fun and profit (mostly profit)
Turning Surfers into Robots The Surf Nomad was watching the Billabong Pro at Chopes a couple of months ago and one of our favourite heats was the semi final between Kelly Slater and John John Florence. Watching two surfers separated in age by 21 years trading blows for 45 minutes only to end up with … Continue reading Is the ASP Turning Surfers Into Robots?
Reasons you wish you could be Machado The Surf Nomad has been watching Rob Machado for years and we’re pleased to say that everything he touches seems to turn to gold. If it doesn’t turn to gold it turns into a kind of of groovy laid back purple blob of awesome and we can’t get enough … Continue reading 5 Reasons to be Rob Machado
If you have read The Surf Nomad’s Manifesto you will know that we have decided that the focus of this site is to highlight aspects of surfing that stray from the mainstream. As such we don’t normally dedicate much page time to the professional surfing fraternity. This is not because we think anything ill of … Continue reading Proof Kelly Slater is only 0.003% better than you
If you have trawled through the videos featured on our site you will see this guy pop up time and time again. The truth is that The Surf Nomad is involved in an unrequited bromance with Ryan Burch. It is our opinion that he is probably the most interesting person in surfing today. His surf … Continue reading Ryan Burch Drawing lines