Kayaker vs Hammerhead Shark

“I was trolling for bonito off the coast of Gaviota State Beach when my kayak was hit in the back. I turned around to see a very aggressive hammerhead shark ramming/biting my kayak and decided I needed to defend myself. I hit the shark over and over and over with my paddle before he finally settled down. He then stalked me all the way back to shore, occasionally approaching me again and receiving another paddle to the face. Even after I was on shore, he remained in about 4 feet of water pacing back and forth like he was just waiting for round #2. Haha.”

-Mark McCracken

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Chairlift Fails

Warren Miller has captured some of the funniest chairlift fails of all time.  These clips are old and golden.

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Come Hell or High Water | Trailer

Come Hell or High Water—the first feature-length film to be made about the sport of bodysurfing. A winner of Best Film and Best Cinematography awards on the festival circuit, Come Hell or High Water explores the history and development of bodysurfing alongside the purity of experience that is riding a wave, taking a unique look at the culture and beauty of the sport, while capturing the stories and locations of those who belong to its community. The film’s unanticipated popularity may well reflect the less-is-more, environmentally aware consciousness of our times; as the simplest of all ocean sports, bodysurfing requires little more than swim fins and some waves.

Presented by: Patagonia & Nixon

Film by: Keith Malloy

Ryan Paul at Mt Hood.


My first day on Mt. Hood I pretty much knew what to expect. I had seen all the pictures and videos and heard stories from friends who were there just before me. I didn’t ride the chairlift once with my foot strapped in because neither of the lifts had any snow on the loading area or the run-out. We had to hike down about 50 feet from the top to get to “the patch” as we were calling it. But the moment you got your feet strapped in to the board and started sliding down that patch it was the best thing ever!


Red Bull Sky Gate Highlights | *Sketchy

Red Bull’s newest mountain bike event is called Sky Gate, whereas I simply call it sketchy.  The course flows rapidly down a 50° pitched flight of 999 stairs that leads up to the world renowned Big Gate at Tianmen Mountain National Park – Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China.

It’s very likely that the riders invited had no idea what the course would look like, let alone ride like. An intense straight drop-in to 500 stairs, onto sections of flats, little gaps to stairset landings, to rickety berm/wallrides, a blind closeout-ish gap to short stop finish line like this is not for the faint-hearted. To stand behind the start gate’s wand is one thing, but if you actually want to drop you’ll need watermelon sized balls.

In the highlights reel above you’ll see all the action, including Kelly McGarry’s brutal slam at the 1:47 mark.  I’m not sure if the 360p quality video is what makes the course look damp, but it’s easy to see there isn’t any room for error.  Event coordinators need to ensure that riders can ride to their best ability while creating a course that is fast and technical; it’s a tough job, but someone needs to do it.

If you’re thinking about doing something crazy like this, make sure to wear a helmet.  Check out all of our helmets HERE.