Storm Surfers http://www.stormsurfers.com.au The hunt for the biggest waves in the Southern Ocean Tue, 26 Apr 2016 01:00:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 45839611 Shark Attacks Mick Fanning at J-Bay http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/2015/07/20/shark-attacks-mick-fanning/ Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:58:38 +0000 http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/?p=2384

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Fanning“I WAS just sitting there and I felt something grab or get stuck in my leg rope and I instantly just jumped away,” Fanning explained.

Wow…

 

Currently making waves around the interwebs is the visuals of Mick Fanning fending off a great white shark in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.

US commentators were in awe of Fannings very “Australian” way dealing with the frightening situation.

“Fanning was not injured at all, and was cool enough to give us the most Australian quote possible,” wrote SBNation’s Tom Ziller, referring to Fanning’s statement: “I punched him in the back.”

“One thing is certain from this whole attack — Mick Fanning just became the world’s biggest badass for fighting a shark live on television and winning without suffering injury.”

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RCJ’s idea of retirement http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/2014/12/17/rcj-idea-of-retirement/ Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:57:08 +0000 http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/?p=2381

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Grab a copy of this timeless classic!

Just when you thought Ross Clarke Jones was heading towards a well earned retirement… he goes and goes and does this.

Ross Clarke-Jones (Avoca, New South Wales, Australia) carves a huge turn then makes it past the ensuing avalanche for a clean exit on a giant wave at Nazaré, Portugal on December 11, 2014. Video by Humberto Santos/Nazare Qualifica. An entry in the Billabong Ride of the Year category of the 2015 XXL Big Wave Awards.

For more information see www.aspworldtour.com/XXL.

Ross Clarke-Jones at Nazare – 2015 Billabong Ride of the Year Entry – XXL Big Wave Awards

 

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Tom Carroll Stand Up Paddle Boards http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/2014/12/02/tom-carroll-stand-up-paddle-boards/ Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:13:49 +0000 http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/?p=2377

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Unique design elements, along with the latest in material technology, feature heavily across two distinctive SUP models.

“My new range of SUP’s offers a totally different feel to anything else on the market. They don’t restrict the way I like to ride waves, and I’m really excited to share these boards with likeminded ocean lovers”.

The TCPS Long Grain comes in two sizes, 10’4″ and 11’0″, and encourages a more laid-back, longboard style and approach to riding small to medium size waves.

In contrast, the TCPS Loose Leaf comes in five sizes, and provides remarkable control and response for the intermediate to advanced paddler looking to ride waves with no limitations.

The new range of Tom Carroll Paddle Surf SUP’s will be available in the USA from Jan 2015 and will be hitting Aussie and NZ stores in early December 2014. View the complete range

RIDE // RESPECT // HONOR // SHARE

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New day for Red Bull Cape Fear http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/2014/08/29/new-day-for-red-bull-cape-fear/ Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:33:00 +0000 http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/?p=2371

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You can catch all the action live on Foxtel’s Fuel TV. and online this Sunday.

Visit Red Bull Cape Fear for more details!

Here’s what to expect from Cape Solander?

Mark Matthews tows Storm Surfer Ross Clarke-Jones into one of Australia’s most notorious heavy waves at Cape Solander just south of Sydney. Ours as it’s known to locals, is incredibly fast and really dangerous, as it’s a shallow break onto rocks. Ross soon finds out how heavy Cape Solander can be in this wipe out from the Storm Surfers TV series.

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Legend Laird Hamilton shoots the pier http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/2014/08/28/legend-laird-hamilton-shoots-the-pier/ Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:27:07 +0000 http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/?p=2368 Laird Hamilton rides largest wave of the day. The local crowd was a buzz as Laird rides the wave at least 400 yards and then shoots the pier at the end with at least double overhead set.

 

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R.I.P Sonny Miller – One of the original Californian dreamers http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/2014/07/10/r-i-p-sonny-miller-one-of-the-original-californian-dreamers/ Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:39:22 +0000 http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/?p=2360

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SONNY MILLER, 1960-2014

RIP SONNY-MILLERSonny Miller, passed away Tuesday after suffering a heart attack. He was 54.

Sonny was a staple of the surfer magazine shows of the late 80’s that sparked a passion for surfing that led him shooting some of the coolest surf films ever made including Searching for Tom Curren, Feral Kingdom, The Search, Lords of Dogtown and Tripping the Planet.

Later in his career Sonny even jumped into some big hollywood productions including work on Die Another Day (2002), The Big Bounce (2004), Blue Crush ( ) and Riding Giants (2004).

Of course we’ll always keep looking back at the carefree surfing worlds he captured, and for that he was a master.

R.I.P Sonny. Keep smiling.

Resources

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Brazilian Premiere in Rio de Janeiro http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/2014/05/19/brazilian-premiere-in-rio-de-janeiro/ Mon, 19 May 2014 04:46:13 +0000 http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/?p=2336

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Now touring Australia. VIEW TRAILER

Storm Surfers had a spectacular debut in Brazil over the weekend. RCJ was in town to introduce the film and mingle with fans. As you can imagine… he had a great time.

It was an amazing night. The film dazzled the locals and was followed up with a great dose of rock and roll with Rodrigo Santos. The Vivo people certainly know how to put on a great show.

 

*Vivo Open air festival runs from May 15th to June 1st at MARINA DA GLÓRIA, in Rio de Janeiro. If you’re ever in Rio (and wouldn’t we all) you should check them out.

And if you were at the event you might catch yourself in one of the many snaps of the show.

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Warren Miller’s ~ Ticket to Ride http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/2014/05/14/warren-millers-ticket-to-ride/ Wed, 14 May 2014 09:48:38 +0000 http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/?p=2295 Warren Millers Ticket to RideWith opening night at the Hayden Orpheum Cremorne next Wednesday 21 May, time is running out to pick up your tickets to the greatest sports film of 2014!

With one show sold out and others nearing capacity, patrons are advised to grab their tickets today.

Warren Miller fans are treated to special mates rates pricing which concludes one week out from each major city opening nights. National tour premieres in Sydney 21 May. Limited shows right across Australia during May/June.

SEE IT AND WIN

By attending a show and filling out a door card entry you will be in the running to win one of our greatest ever major prizes!! Including New Zealand heli-skiing trips thanks to Southern Lakes and 2 x ski’s and a snowboard thanks to HEAD, this is the pre-season party not to be missed.

Lock in your Ticket to Ride, today!

Grab your tickets now!

ABOUT THE FILM

This autumn Warren Miller Entertainment brings you its highly anticipated 64th film, Ticket to Ride. The newest installment of the legendary film series takes ski and snowboard fans on an action-packed journey to some of the most exotic and sought-after destinations in the world. Take the cinematic excursion to Kazakhstan, Greenland, Iceland’s Troll Peninsula, the Alaskan Tordrillos and Montana’s Big Sky country. Look for world-class athletes as diverse as the terrain, including World Cup champions and Olympians, Seth Westcott, Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso, plus legendary ski mountaineers like Chris Davenport and freeskiers Colby West and Sean Pettit. Once again, winter begins with Warren Miller, and the greatest season of the year starts now. Limited shows, book your tickets today at warrenmiller.com.au

WATCH THE TRAILER

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Warren Miller Ticket to Ride

 

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Out in the Line-up http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/2014/05/14/out-in-the-line-up/ Wed, 14 May 2014 08:36:31 +0000 http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/?p=2309 Out in the LineupWe are super stoked to support one of our Storm Surfers family, Campbell Wilson who has gone on to work on the thought provoking film ‘Out in the Line-up’ directed by Ian W Thomson. The film just won BEST ACTION SPORTS FILM AWARD at Newport Beach Film Festival & AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FILM at San Diego Surf Film Festival. Make sure you check out the trailer below and we’ll see you at the screening.

IN CINEMA

Sydney Chauvel Cinema (Paddington, NSW)
June 3 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM – GET TIX NOW

ABOUT THE FILM

An award-winning documentary uncovering the taboo of Homosexuality in Surfing.
Two gay surfers unite to uncover the taboo of homosexuality in surfing. Together they embark on a global journey to speak with people from all corners of the surfing community about an aspect of surf culture that has until now remained hidden. As their journey unfolds, they uncover a culture of fear, secrecy and exclusion but are inspired to affect change by connecting people, provoking discussion and looking to the sport’s grassroots values of freedom of spirit and love for the ocean.

PRE-ORDER THE DVD

VIEW THE TRAILER

 

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2014 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/2014/05/14/2014-billabong-xxl-big-wave-awards/ Wed, 14 May 2014 06:57:52 +0000 http://www.stormsurfers.com.au/?p=2282 Last Paradise Trailer

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A celebration of big wave surfing the 2014 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards certainly didn’t disappoint. Check out the highlights and winners below.

Tip of the hat to Storm Surfers Alumni Mark Mathews who was nominated in Paddle Award of the Year category. Pipped at the post by Mark Healey who also paddled into the infamous Jaws, Hawaii. What a ride…

2014 Ride of the Year

All five nominees for the Ride of Award are presented for your review with each ride in one slow motion shot each.Featuring Grant Baker at Dungeons, South Africa; Shane Dorian at Jaws, Hawaii; Billy Kemper at Jaws, Hawaii; Greg Long at Puerto Escondido, Mexico; and Shaun Walsh at Jaws, Hawaii.
Winner – Greg Long at Puerto Escondido


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2014 Wipeout of the Year

All five nominees for the 2014 Wipeout of the Year Award are presented for your review. Featuring Shawn Dollar, Alex Martins, Jamie MItchell, Alain Riou and Koa Rothman.
Winner – Koa Rothman

2014 Paddle Ride of the Year

All five nominees for the 2014 XXL Biggest Paddle-In Award are presented for your review. Featuring Grant Baker at Sunset, South Africa; Shawn Dollar at Maverick’s, California; Aaron Gold at Jaws, Hawaii; Mark Healey at Jaws, Hawaii; and Mark Mathews at Jaws, Hawaii.
Winner – Mark Healey at Jaws, Hawaii

2014 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards – Highlights

A quick look at the best waves and big winners from the 2014 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards, held on May 2, 2014 at the Grove Theater in Anaheim, California. For more info visit www.BillabongXXL.com

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