- 19 August 2014 | Surfing
The world's best surfers experienced one of the biggest competition days ever at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, in Teahupoo, with 10-to-15 foot (3-5 metre) barrels firing down the line.
The Teahupoo test kicked off with a handful of excellent tube riding performances. Kelly Slater didn't waste time and sealed his heat with a total of 16.40 points, including a nine-point ride.
"I couldn't wait to start the heat and get going this morning because it was perfect. I'm so excited that I'm shaking. I need to calm myself down because I'm too excited. It's going to be a great week, and I think it's going to get considerably bigger than this," says Slater.
- 18 August 2014 | Surfing
Skateboarding legend Jay Adams has passed away in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, after suffering a heart attack. He was 53.
Jay Adams was one of the most important names in the surf and skateboarding team Z-Boys, alongside Jeff Ho, Skip Engblom, Craig Stecyk, Allen Sarlo, Nathan Pratt, Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Chris Cahill and Stacy Peralta.
Back in the mid-1970s, the Zephyr Competition Team used to catch waves in the morning by the Pacific Ocean Park Pier, and hang out in the streets of Santa Monica with their rolling planks.
- 17 August 2014 | Surfing
Tanner Gudauskas has conquered the Soöruz Lacanau Pro 2014, after defeating Leonardo Fioravanti in a fading two-to-three foot swell, at Grande Plage, Lacanau.
The Californian goofy-footer got the most out of his powerful backside to surf the best waves, and steal the final from the reigning ASP European Junior champion.
"It was fun. You know, every heat I was like 'ok cool I made it!' I wasn't looking too far ahead, and the guys were ripping, Charly, Vincent and Leo were really in form all event. Just to win an event feels so good I haven't done that in a long time!," tells Gudauskas.