Garrett McNamara wipeout – world’s worst wipeout?

Garrett McNamara wipeout.


Big wave surfer Garrett McNamara takes a mean paddle wipeout on some of the biggest swell this year at Nazare, Portugal. Thankfully, both him and his GoPro(!) survived the incident without a scratch. Check out the Garrett McNamara wipeout video below.


Youtube video description:After 6 hours of tow surfing, Garrett decided to paddle his 12ft Dick Brewer gun during the biggest swell of the year in Nazare, Portugal. He went for the first wave, missed it, turned around to paddle back out and was faced with one of the biggest waves of the day about to break on his head. He attempted to take his leash off but had no time so he went over the falls along with his gun. The Dick Brewer made it to the beach with GoPro still intact before Garrett came up for a breath. Thanks to his Body Glove Survival Suit and Martin Stepanek’s Waterman Survival Course he came up with a big smile on his face and ready for more!”


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Garrett McNamara facts


10.august, 1967. Pittsfield, Massachusetts.


North Shore Hawaii





Entered into Guinness World Records for Largest Wave Ever Surfed of 78 feet – Nazaré, Portugal
Billabong XXL Awards – Biggest Wave Award
Billabong XXL Awards – Wipeout of the Year Award
Billabong XXL Awards – Ride of the Year Nominee


Exploration of Praia do Norte (Nazaré) – Portugal


Billabong XXL Awards – Monster Tube Nominee
Billabong XXL Awards – Ride of the Year Nominee


2nd Place Puerto Escondido, Mexico SUP Contest
Billabong XXL Awards – Performance of the Year Award
Billabong XXL Awards – Golden Donut Nominee
2nd Place Free Wave Challenge Tube of the Year


Billabong XXL Awards – Performance of the Year
Billabong XXL Awards – Biggest Wave Award


1st Place Nell Scott Tow Surfing Championships
Billabong XXL Awards – Golden Donut Award


1st Place North Shore Tow Surfing Championships


Surfer Poll – Best Tube Award


1st Place Jaws World Cup Expression Session


1st Place Jaws World Cup Tow in Surfing




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Garrett McNamara wipeout
Garrett McNamara wipeout


VIDEO: “Esta bem!” (Portugal sept-oct 2012)

“Esta bem!” – Dyon, Baard and Alex spent some fine autumn days enjoying great swell lines down in Portugal.

Footage is mainly from Ericeira (Foz de Liz, Ribeirha and Coxos) – but also a couple of shots from Peniche. Filmed with GoPro Hero2 and Panasonic 1920 xHD. We hope you like it!

Please share / comment if you do. Thanks!


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“Está bem!” (Portugal 2012 – Sept/Oct)(720p) from Alexander Van Dorph on Vimeo.

Superstoked #3: Good times – OUT NOW!

Superstoked surfing magazine – Free online surfing magazine.

We are proud to present SUPERSTOKED #3 – please have a read using our online reader function by clicking the photo on the right of the screen:


This issue features: Badfish booty girls, Super Water Bros, Ayurveda, Indonesian Surf Magic, Nutritional advice, Exercise programmes – and much much more.


Physical copy (via MagCloud) or digital version (via Magcloud) are also both available. If you like the magazine, please share the link on social media – or let us know on our facebook page. Thanks! ///


Other issues:
Superstoked #1: Nollie Backside Kickflip
Superstoked #2: Indo Madness
Superstoked #3: Good times

Top 10 Surf Sayings: Motivational quotes

Best motivational surf quotes.

Here are some of the best motivational surf quotes and surf sayings I have come across in my surfing existence. Some surf sayings of which have really helped motivate me to improve my surfing.


1. “Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.”
Bodhi / Patrick Swayze (From the movie Point Break)


Never let fear take control of your life, if you have a drive and will to do something… go out and do it. It would help however if what you are trying to accomplish is a good idea, but for good measure let us say it is…


2. “There is nothing quite like the embrace of a breaking wave… it is just like getting a hug by mother nature herself.” – Van Dorph


Extreme sports, such as surfing, is a great way to connect with the nature and the natural elements. There is nothing which can get you closer than snowboarding on a white, crispy mountain or riding a surfboard in super clean waves.


3. “Flocks of seagulls, mist of the ocean, nice waves, beautiful sunset, it’s all about getting back on your board and doing it again and again.”
— Audra Bukauskas

Top 10 surf sayings: Motivational Quotes
Top 10 surf sayings: Motivational Quotes

Go do the things you like to do, because these are the things which you are most likely to succeed and prosper within. Do not let others rule your life or make the most important decisions in your life, you are what you are. If you are not happy in your current life situation, don’t just accept it… change it for the better. Read up on some motivational surf quotes and just get in there.


4. “There is nothing quite like the adrenaline rush one experiences when surfing… and the best thing is there will always be another wave.” –Nicole Scott


If you first don’t succeed, do not be afraid to get back up and try again. Remember that a theorethical researcher trying to invent the impossible and failing will be deemed a mad man… where as the same researcher succeeding at that will forever be known as a genius.


5. “Surfing is like therapy. I don’t see a shrink, I see the waves.” – Van Dorph


Surfing provides both physical and mental relief, there is nothing quite like the feeling of getting out of the water after an exhausting, invigorating surf session.


6. “Sometimes when getting thrown around violently by the waves, I forget if I am playing with the waves… or if they are playing with me.” – Van Dorph


Never underestimate the power of nature, and only challenge yourself to a level in which you feel confident to do so. Never get lured in to doing something which you do not feel comfortable with doing, trust your own instincts.


7. “A wave a day, keeps the diabetes at bay.” – Van Dorph


Surfing is great exercise, and burns a great amount of calories while toning your muscles.


8. “There is nothing quite like a surf session to wash away a hard day’s work.” –Unknown


Go for a surf either before or after work, and you will quickly be reinvigorated with fresh energy and a beautiful mind.


9. “Riding a wave successfully is very much like getting picked up ever so gently in the palm of mother nature… for her to gently let you drift out of her hand like the sand in an hourglass.” – Van Dorph


10. “Surfing expresses … a pure yearning for visceral, physical contact with the natural world.” – MATT WARSHAW


So, these are some of the surf sayings and quotations I have swirling around in my mind when I am out surfing. If you like these quotes be sure to press the share button below or give a shout out in the comment section below. Would also appreciate some good quotes which you might have spinning around in that beautiful mind of yours.


If you are hungry like the wolf for more motivational surf quotes, be sure to check these links out:

– Words of Oceanic Wisdom: My top 25 surfing quotes


See you out there amongst the blue velvet rug! Stay super stoked about surfing and surf sayings my dear friends.


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Good advice: Keep the flu away with green tea

Preventing influenza with green tea? Yes, says the research.

Good advice: Keep the flu away with green tea.


Here is some good advice for those of you wanting to keep the flu away this season; start drinking green tea. It has been proven, in a high quality study (a randomized controlled trial) conducted in Japan that drinking green tea can help prevent catching the flu.

200 health workers took part in the research study, and they were blinded towards what kind of pills they got, meaning they did not know if they got the placebo or the actual green extract capsule.


The Japanese study had a control group, who were given placebo pills (pills with no effect, just sugar pills) and compared these with a group who received capsules with green tea extract. These green tea extracts contained 378mg/day catechins and 210mg/day theanine. Catechins is the most active antioxidant in green tea, and has shown in several studies to have beneficial effects upon our health situation.


After five months, there was a statistically significant difference between the control group and the green tea extract group. Concluding that there was in fact a significantly lowered prevalence of flu episodes amongst the healthworkers who had been given the green tea extract capsules.


There, it has been proven in a blinded, randomized controlled trial featuring 200 participants; drinking green tea will help you keep that nasty influenza infection away. So, go put on the kettle and enjoy a freshly brewed cup with your family and friends right now. You have thoroughly deserved it. And you know what the new saying goes like, right?


“A cup (or three) of green tea a day, keeps the influenza virus away!”



Matsumoto, K., Yamada, H., Takuma N., Effects of Green Tea Catechins and Theanine on Preventing Influenza Infection among Healthcare Workers: A Randomized Controlled Trial. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011;11:15.

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