Supsquatch, The Spindle Flip, & A Close Encounter of The Killer Whale Kind – This Week In Surfing

22 May 2015 0

Mike Jennings

Senior Writer

Jamie O'Brien's web series returned this week and confirmed that he and his crew are surfing's most outrageous.

Jamie O'Brien's web series returned this week and confirmed that he and his crew are surfing's most outrageous.

Ten Things From Surfing and The Internet On The Week That Was May 22, 2015

1. This Tassie Pointbreak Is Mental

Stu Gibson is an iconic photographer of the Apple Isle, many of the best photos of Australia’s most famous slab were taken by the man. Lately, though, he’s been gifting us with some golden imagery of a different nature – aerial footage of incredible Tasmanian scenery, including this ridiculous pointbreak. How’s that first wave? Beautiful. And those rolling hills beyond it, what a place that Tasmania is.

2. Tournotes Rio

Surfing’s best web series, Hurley’s Tournotes wraps up Rio with some Beatles like hysteria for John John, the introduction of your new favourite Instagram account, World Sleep League, and the domination of Filipe Toledo. Highlight? John John and Kelly's locker-room talk admiring Filipe’s airs.

3. Matt Meola Breaks The Interweb

The 6 minute gamechanging edit that introduced the greatest aerial ever performed in surfing. Congratulations and thank you, Maui’s Matt Meola. History is yours.

4. RVCA Do West Oz

Hey remember how great the West Oz part of the World Tour was?When everyone was there and we got edit after edit of the best surfers in the world in one of the best stretches of coast in the world? They were good times, huh. Well, sweet as, RVCA have thrown us another West Oz edit this week and it’s full of classic WA Power. Jay Davies. Jay Davies. Jay Davies. What a dude!

5. The Pipeline, Jed Smith (Best Episode Yet)

Yes, shred-heads, wax-heads, kooks and barneys, a new episode of The Pipeline is here! Jed Smith's Youtube show gives us the five greatest aerialists of all time, a wrap of Rio, and a tribute to Shawn Barney Barron. Some of Jed's lines here are genuine laugh out loud at your computer screen sorta stuff. I'm callling it. The best episode of The Pipeline yet! Fun fact: Jed Smith believes that soccer is a more physically demanding game than NRL. When you think about it, you kind of have to agree.

6. The Supsquatch Is King

Jamie O’Brien’s web series is back, and included within it is the most ridiculous team big wave effort ever, the supsquatch. These guys toy with waves that would genuinely give me nightmares for the rest of my life and make me not want to set foot in the ocean ever again. Truly outrageous. But then, I’m a bit of a pansy, so...

7. The Greatest Laird Hamilton Video of All Time

Is there anything better on this big blue planet of ours than video footage of Laird Hamillton riding a jet board in a lagoon, in slow motion, to Lenny Kravitz’s 1998 hit, Fly Away? Answer: No way in hell. We have reached peak Laird, everyone. High fives all round.

8. Red Bull Cape Fear Is Coming

Did you know that the Red Bull Cape Fear event is coming back? Pumped! Here Mark Mathews gives us a little refresh on how the event will work to amp up the anticipation muscles in our craniums.

9. Dill Perillo and Yadin Go Road Trippin'

Two of surfing’s finest characters, an Australian and a Californian, both living in Cali, do some classic surfing road-trippin’.

10. Malia Manuel Is Unreasonable

Next up on O’Neill’s excellent, Unreasonable campaign is Hawaiian star, Malia Manuel. The youngest ever US Open of Surfing Champ is certainly inspiring.

Bonus... Watch A Killer Whale Bump A SUPer in New Zealand

How chill is this Kiwi legend when this majestic but slightly terrifying creature of the deep takes a nibble of his board? This has got to be the biggest "wow" moment of any SUPer's life.

And that was this week in surfing. Have a good weekend everyone. CW out.

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