Stoked and Broke: like in our everyday lives

In a time where many surfers pay $3.000 for a surf trip in uncrowded waves, Ryan Burch and Cyrus Sutton set off on a thirty mile, eight day walk through San Diego, California, with no money in their pockets.

With a fantastic soundtrack by The Blank Tapes and Mike McCarthy, "Stoked and Broke" shows how these guys made their own boards, bamboo rickshaws, solar cookers and hobo stoves to survive the absence of capitalist practices.

This incredible tour of innovative and creative ways of living the purist surf life is debuting in theatres and will be available in DVD.

Meanwhile, watch the funny trailer, HERE.

Dan Corbett: where's the surfer? | Photo: jamiescottimages.com/billabongxxl.com

The competition window for the 2011 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards presented by Monster Energy runs through the end of Winter next March, but already a tsunami of entries have been received thanks to a run of massive swells in the Southern Hemisphere in recent weeks.

The Billabong XXL Awards recognize the best rides and biggest waves challenged by top surfers at every break on the planet at any time of the year, with the winners decided based on the photographic evidence.

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Brushboarding: comb your board

We live in a world where impossible is nothing. After watching Brazilian innovators kiteboarding with a table cloth and a wooden plaque, after understanding the pleasures of tarp surfing, it's time for another new version of surfing.

Have you heard of brushboarding? Well, you're not going to comb your hair while catching waves. Brushboarding is a revolutionary new multi board sport/training activity that can be enjoyed by all ages, in a specially designed ramp made of... brushes.

The brush ramp is safe, environmentally friendly, and enhances key skills and fitness needed for all board sports, without having to get wet. Brushboarding builds core strength and fitness while improving balance and coordination, in an exciting and innovative way.

The new sport is going global and has already been tested in several countries, such as UK and Portugal. Curious? Find out more about brushboarding.

Watch how to enjoy brushboarding.