Dusty Payne in Stable Condition After Backdoor Wipeout

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Breaking News, Dusty Payne, Hawaii, Surfing | 0 comments

        According to witnesses, Payne was underwater for three waves—approximately 80 seconds—after taking off from a 4-foot wave and hitting the reef below. After he didn’t resurface, friends say underwater/surf photographer Keoki Saguibo, Big Island surfer Ulu Boi (Jimmy Napeahi) and surfer Mike O’Shaughnessy rushed to rescue Payne. According to sources, Payne was unconscious while in the water. Once brought to land by Saguibo, Napeahi, and O’Shaughnessy, lifeguards assisted and were able to revive Payne. He was then rushed to the hospital in serious condition     As of publishing, Payne is in stable condition at the hospital but has suffered serious head injuries including a broken jaw. A friend tells Maui Now that Payne was able to recognize his good friend at the hospital and that there are no reports of trauma to the brain or spinal cord.   Shortly after Payne’s horrifying incident this morning, a surfer from Hawaii Kai died after drowning at the surf spot Rocky Point, down the road from Backdoor.     Story contribution via Maui Now. Share this: Like...

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1 dead and 1 injured in separate North Shore surfing incidents

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Breaking News, Dusty Payne, Hawaii, News, Spinksy's Blog, Surfing, Surfing News | 0 comments

        One man died and another was injured today in separate surfing incidents on the North Shore. At about 9:50 a.m., lifeguards, surfers, and photographers rescued a 26-year-old man who was injured while surfing at the surf spot Backdoor and brought him to shore, said Honolulu Emergency Services Department spokeswoman Shayne Enright. Multiple surf publications identified the man as professional surfer Dusty Payne of Maui. Payne was initially unconscious but regained consciousness under the care of lifeguards. He sustained multiple injuries. Emergency Medical Services personnel took over care and transported him to a hospital in serious condition. At about 11:45 a.m., surfers brought an unresponsive surfer to shore from the surf spot Rocky Point. Lifeguards performed CPR on the surfer until EMS personnel took over. EMS pronounced the man, who appeared to be in his 50s, dead at the scene.   News Story  via     Share this: Like...

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BEYOND SIGHT: The Derek Rabelo Story

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Industry News, Movies, Surfing, Videos | 0 comments

        Walking On Water are giving us a FREE EXCLUSIVE online premiere of the film ‘Beyond Sight’. The premiere will screen only during the Pipe Masters Event Dec 8th – 21st   Amidst the small beautiful city of Guarapari, Brazil, Derek Rabelo’s father prayed that his son would become a famous professional surfer. Unfortunately on May 25th 1992, his prayer seemed unanswered when Derek was born blind. Seventeen years later Derek decided that despite his blindness he still wanted to surf and that he wanted to surf the dangerous Pipeline wave on the North Shore of Oahu. Through the encouragement of his parents, best friend, and surf coach, Derek embarked on a three-year journey of grueling mental, physical and spiritual training. As Derek perseveres towards his goal of surfing Pipeline, he inspires the best pro-surfers in the world including Makua Rothmans, Koa Rothmans, Kala Alexander, Kelly Slater, Damien Hobgood, Rob Machado, Lakey Peterson, Taj Burrow, Laird Hamilton and more, who are featured in the film. You will learn from Derek’s story that the best journeys in life are walked by faith, and not by sight.beyondsightmovie.com WATCH HERE – BEYOND FULL SIGHT    BEYOND SIGHT: The Derek Rabelo Story (subtitles available) from WalkingOnWater on Vimeo. IF YOU ENJOYED THE MOVIE HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO GET INVOLVED: 1. Host Derek Rabelo and the Beyond Sight movie in your hometown. Email: Info@walkingonwater.com 2. Make a tax deductible donation to support the ongoing efforts of the Walking on Water team. DONATE HERE. 3. Attend one of our international mission trips or surf camps in California. Email: Kyle@walkingonwater.com 4. Support our next movie that will be released in Spring 2017: www.surfersandcowboysmovie.com Email: Info@walkingonwater.com 5. Would you like to know more about life, God, and the message of the movie? Click here to see what’s most important to us. Share this: Like...

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Remembering Dane’s 2012 Quiky Pro France Final

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Spinksy's Blog, Surfing | 0 comments

The 2016 Quiksilver Pro France is just days away. And while a room full of mathematicians in a nondescript location is working tirelessly to determine the different scenarios that would result in John John clinching it early, Medina swooping the yellow jersey, or Kelly’s number 12 mic drop, it’s easy to fall into the trap of looking past this event. Indeed, the Pipe Masters always seems to take away the flash, bang, and pow from the European leg of the tour. Still, France has always been my favorite contest. It has a certain je ne sais quoi that makes it equal parts exhilarating and unpredictable. Maybe it’s the time change between Hossegor and California, the late night weariness come heat 3 or 4 in each round that makes it seem extra interesting. But watching replays at more reasonable hours in the day, I seem to come to the same conclusions. Maybe I’m a Francophile at heart. The thought of packing tubes in the morning and a warm baguette and a café du lait in the afternoon certainly sounds charming. Still, focusing on the waves and surfing alone, exciting things have occurred in France over the years. As evidence, I present to you perhaps the most interesting in recent memory: Dane Reynolds making the final as a wildcard (with thumping tubes to boot!). The forecast for the wait period looks promising so far. Here’s to hoping for a similar level of thrill to unfold come October 4th! Contributor Dylan Heyden The Inertia Associate Editor Share this: Like...

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This is a Slab You Could ACTUALLY Surf

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Spinksy's Blog, Surfing | 0 comments

        The internet world is full of  people surfing insane waves. Big, dangerous, slabbing death-waves.  Not all of them, though. This one, in particular, looks like a playful little tube machine. The RVCA team, including Ellis Ericson, Beau Foster, and Sam Wrench found it Australia’s southeastern coastline and made the most of it   Share this: Like...

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Are Drones the Future of Lifesaving?

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Surfing | 0 comments

  Lifeguards do important work. Sitting in the sun all day watching over a bunch of people splashing around in the water can’t be all that easy. And when things go wrong, time is of the essence, as it is with any dire situation. That’s why this company came up with a new tactic for water rescues involving drones. “In the video, a specially trained lifeguard spots a drowning swimmer and immediately deploys a microdrones unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, or drone) as another lifeguard rushes through the water to the victim’s aid,” reads the video’s description. “The drone flies quickly over the water, reaches the swimmer far ahead of the swimming lifeguard, and drops a compact flotation device that automatically inflates. The panicking victim is then able to grab onto the device and float while waiting for the second lifeguard to arrive. “ Share this: Like...

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Occy Interviews Kelly in Tahiti

Posted by on Aug 27, 2016 in Podcast, Spinksy's Blog, Surfing | 0 comments

  Kelly Slater is always a great interview, whether it’s on the booth at a WSL event or to a local newspaper reporter after a heat win at Lowers. Enter the always affable, quirky Mark Occilupo — who’s just started his new ’Occ-Cast’, and happened to be on hand in Tahiti the day before Kelly won the Billabong Pro — and what follows is 40 minutes of sheer listening enjoyment. Here’s a sample about the fact that Kelly hadn’t surfed hardly at all between J-Bay and Teahupoo. Occ mentions that this is pretty common and asks why. Kelly’s response: “For whatever reason, if I’m not motivated, I’ll just save it till I get a heat and it wakes me up. I don’t think you can pull that off at a wave where it’s about maneuvers and flow — I think you have to be on your game for airs and turns and timing and everything’s perfect. “But in barrels, it’s like riding a bike. It’s more about reading the lineup than it is about the surfing. When it comes to barrel riding, it’s about small, technical things in the barrel and how greedy you want to get and how deep you wanna get in the tube. But that’s second nature.”   Share this: Like...

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