So the surf is flat and you are bored as hell. You’ve checked the racks of all your local board stores and talked until you are blue in the face with the guys about this shape versus that one, the joys of single fin carving or what volume is right for you but now you … Continue reading Cruising with the Nomad
Punta Galea Big Wave Challenge 2014, epic contest or epic fail? Three days ago one of the biggest Atlantic swells ever recorded pounded the coast of Ireland and the UK with the swell buoys recording waves in excess of 50 feet. 24 hours later, with pulses racing, we tuned in to the Punta Galea Big Wave Challenge 2014. We were expecting to … Continue reading Punta Galea Big Wave Challenge 2014
Watch the descent into surfing madness of Mark Matthews as he follows Taj Burrow into the West Australian Maelstrom known as The Right. In this video Matthews cops a 45 second hold down as a result of trying to capture the ultimate turds eye view as he is flushed inexorably to the very bottom of … Continue reading The descent into surfing madness
Getting a surfing education from 60 years of surf movies There’s nothing that gets The Surf Nomad’s stoke pumping like a good old fashioned surf flick. Over the years we have watched em all. Some are better than others but in our opinion there are certain surf videos that stand out as the definitive surf movies … Continue reading 60 years of surf movies every grommet should watch
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)