A 16-year old surfer from Barbados died after breaking his neck during a heavy surf session generated by Hurricane Irma. The accident took place at Box by Box, a spot located in Barbados’ east coast. According to the early reports, Zander Venezia was caught by a closeout wave and hit a shallow reef. The young surfer was pulled out of the water by Nathan Florence, who immediately called for help and started CPR. Zander Venezia was taken to the beach, where the paramedics tried to revive him.
Zander Venezia, 16, passes away in heavy surf
Volcom continues the exploration of surfing’s bizarre an unorthodox side. Watch “Osmo Thrombo,” a surf movie featuring Mitch Coleborn, Noa Deane, and Ozzie Wright. The goal was to surf the idyllic wave Australia has to offer, but for logistical and weather reasons, the surf trio and their crew ended up in Indonesia territory. After a long and exhausting van, ferry, and car trip, the boys find a slice of heaven in a shoulder-high mini barreling wave. The session left them starving, but the local coconuts had a strange impact in Ozzie.
"Osmo Thrombo:" a surf trip movie on acid
The Kelly Slater Wave Company (KSWC) filed an application to transform the Leemore surf pool installed. The artificial wave park owned by the World Surf League (WSL) plans to run a year-round operation open to the general public from 6 am to 11 pm, in Northern California. The Surf Ranch developed by Kelly Slater and his engineers aims to host six yearly surf competitions with live music and a camping site.
Summer is always a synonym of surfing. Can you imagine surfing without summer and vice-versa? We can’t. But not everything is perfect. Wake up, go to the beach, catch some waves, refresh a bit in the shade, relax under the sun, surf a bit more, get some rest and repeat – that is the perfect holiday plan for a surfer in the summer. It’s that time of year when it feels good to catch a wave, end the session with a fresh orange juice or a cold beer, and spend some time with your friends discussing who got the best wave, and which beach will you be exploring the next day. The days are long and sunny, the water is warm, and there is time for everything.
When you first start surfing, to many people it may look like “just a phase,” or something that you’ll eventually end up leaving behind. Can surfing endure the test of time? For most surfers, surfing runs deep and ends up becoming a part of who they are. But life is tough, and things keep changing. When you move to an inland city, embrace a demanding career or start building a family, your time to surf begins to shorten. Yes, you get excited every time you see someone surfing, you still check the conditions when drive by the ocean, but riding waves becomes more difficult to fit in your schedule.
Is surfing just a phase?