A baby great white shark is caught by fishermen in Venice, California off the pier and brought to the beach. The fisherman and surfers help to pull the hook out and rescue the shark, releasing it back in the ocean. Amazing video. Let’s hope the shark remembers the kindness of strangers when he’s 18 ft long and weighs 2 tons!
Crazy photo taken on Wednesday August 30, 2011 at Swami’s outside of San Diego California. Swami’s is a popular point surf break in Encinitas. Ralph Collier of the Shark Research Committee estimated the shark to be a 10-12 ft long Great White. No surfer was touched by the shark and few seemed aware of it’s presence.
One of the lifeguards in the news report suggests it’s the leg of a surfer, what do you think shark or surfer? Add your comment below.
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The folks at Billabong using the “phantom camera,” an amazing piece of technology that shoots over 1 million frames per second!!!, recorded incredible of pro surfers at the Billabong Pro Tahiti 2011 at Teahupoo, one of the world heaviest, most perfect barrels. This is the most incredible surf footage to date. The footage is mesmerizing. Watch it in HD and maximize the screen.
The trials at Teahupoo are on, new swell has arrived and the boys are on it. As always, big barrels come with big wipe-outs. Check out these massive wipe-outs including Laurie Towner and Anthony Walsh.
This HD slow-motion video of Jaws was shot by “iamkalaniprince” (Vimeo user) on December 7, 2009. This clip shows a seemingly endless set at the monster break. Jaws broke countless times this winter and Sebastian Steudtner, won the Billabong XXL was a massive left at Jaws (video link). This really shows how big tow-in big wave surfing has become. Every wave of the set has a rider on in, with I’m sure a few left after the set waiting for more.
Teahupoo goes ballistic on the first big swell of the season, looks like the South Pacific might be doing the same thing that the North Pacific did this winter and it’s getting start early. All the regulars were on it. Check out the last wave of the video, one of the biggest ever ridden at Teahupoo and a guaranteed Billabong Ride of the Year XXL contender. All the regulars were on it including Raimana Van Bastolaer, Poto, Shane Dorian, Ian Walsh, Carlos Burle, Manoa Drollet.
Jaws (Maui) was macking on Monday with dozens of teams of tow-ins vying for position. One particularly unlucky surfer hit a few chops on the face that Jaws is notorious for and got worked in a devastating manner. Here’s the video: