Zip Magazine
Zip TV Presents: The Baddest Wave Ever
Zip TV Presents: Manawai - Endless Summer
Zip's Guide To Facial Hair
Brits & Brew On Social

Zip TV Presents: The Baddest Wave Ever

23rd October 2014
All waves are, and will forever be, judged against Pipeline. It's just how it goes because the jewel of the North Shore is the standard for perfection and greatness. But when it comes to insane, mutant waves that look like they are the spawn of Satan himself, then nothing compares to The Right.

Located off the coast of Western Australia in the middle of the Indian Ocean, The Right is the scariest looking wave in the world. And big wave surfer Ryan Hipwood decided it was a good idea to head back there after nearly drowning at The Right in 2012.

Hipwood, Mark Mathews, Dean Morrison, and a few other hellmen tackled The Right on one recent swell. If you're scratching your head wondering why you haven't seen much footage of this wave before it's because no one surfs it, ever. It is just that ridiculous of a wave. But when footage like this does drop, well your jaw does, too.

[Credit: Network A]
[Monster Energy: Ryan Hipwood 'The Right']
Zip TV Presents: The Baddest Wave Ever
Tags » sports / surfing / zip-tv /

The World's First REAL Hoverboard

Hendo is introducing the world's first REAL hoverboard!

The magic behind the hoverboard lies in its four disc-shaped hover engines. These create a special magnetic field which literally pushes against itself, generating the lift which levitates our board off the ground.

While its hoverboard is primarily intended to be self-propelled, the actions which stabilize it can also be used to drive it forward by altering the projected force on the surface below.

Currently, this surface needs to be a non-ferromagnetic conductor. Right now they use commonly available metals in a simple sheets, but are working on new compounds and new configurations to maximize the technology and minimize costs.

Yep, there was a movie. However, Hendo's attorneys have told them not to go there! So this is as far as they'll take it.

The hoverboard is simultaneously fascinating and exhilarating. The enabling technologies existed, but no one had yet been able to align them to bring a hoverboard forth. Hendo has done so, and their hoverboards are working in almost every way we could have imagined.

The World's First REAL Hoverboard
Tags » tech / hoverboard /

Simple Things Festival

20th October 2014
Head Down To Simple Things Festival - Bristol, October 25

The summer's ever growing and brilliant festival season may be over, but there's more music-based jollies to be had - particularly at Simple Things, Bristol's brilliant one-day music festival.

Unlike your standard festival, Simple Things is set across 13 venues in six different city centre venues. Overall, it brings together 60 musical acts for an intense 17 hours for the very best in eclectic, progressive and diverse sounds.

There's also a kick-off party the night before at Motion nightclub in Bristol. Tickets are limited but available on the door.

For the whole day's worth of Simple Things awesomeness, it'll only cost you £40. You can buy tickets here -

Simple Things also travels to Glasgow the following weekend also, on November 1.

If you're still not sure, here are four amazing acts that will be worth your while seeing.

Death From Above 1979

Canadian garage-rock legends who broke up in 2006 after releasing just one studio album - the phenomenal You're A Woman, I'm A Machine. Now, they're back, in one of rock music's most anticipated comebacks (stitch that, Big Reunion, you shower of shite). Their new album, The Physical World, is already tearing it up and the duo are set to headline Simple Things.


Mainstays of the alternative festival circuit, these Glasweigan post-rockers are well known for their amazing live performances. They're the absolute masters of

the quiet/loud belter, with giant bass riffs, walloping disortion and ambient warblings. Darkly epic and always mind-blowingly brilliant on the big stage. They'll also be headlining at Simple Things.


Local heroes Turbowolf are one of Bristol's absolute finest live acts. Every show is a rollicking ride of big rocking guitar riffs, thrashing drums, and electric work from frontman Chris Georgiadis. With a new album due very soon, Turbowolf are about to hit their rock'n'roll stride in a big way - a band to definitely catch before they go supernova.


Formed in 2000, Liars have gone through several line-ups and combine punk rock with electronica - colourful musical chameleons in every sense. They'll be playing Simple Things on the back of their most recent album, Mess. Liars typify the Simple Things ethos of championing a different side to music - why do things ordinarily when you can do them very much extraordinarily? Exactly.
Simple Things Festival
Tags » banter /

The Unwritten Rules Of Surfing

16th October 2014
The Unwritten Rules Of Surfing
Tags » sports / surfing /

Deep in So Cal tubes

15th October 2014
Does it get much better than this in the ocean? Nope, not really!

Pro surfer, Derek Dunfee takes us on journey through some neat barrels in Southern California.

It's a pretty awesome video too!

Video/Edit: Derek Dunfee
Music: Corners, Maxed out on Distractions
Deep in So Cal tubes
Tags » sports / surfing /

When First Dates Go Wrong

14th October 2014
Ooh, this is awkward!

"I once went on a first date with a girl from work that I'd fancied for a while. We went for dinner at a nice Italian restaurant and everything was going well. That was until someone asked if the other seat at our table was taken. To which I answered 'no go ahead', under the assumption that he would take it to his table, rather than sit down and join us, which is what, of course, what happened. This somewhat killed the vibe of the date and whilst at the time it was really awkward, looking back, I saw the funny side. So I decided to create a sketch on the experience, hope you like it!" Steve Whiteley

When First Dates Go Wrong
Tags » banter /

Six Reasons Men Are Terrible At Shopping

8th October 2014
Come on, fellas, let's admit it. We hate having to go clothes shopping with the missus. It's not personal, it's just one of the many ways in which men and woman are different. In case you need some back-up next time you're trying to get out of a Saturday afternoon trip to the local mall, here are six ironclad reasons men are just no good at shopping - and, most importantly, why you should be spared the hassle.

There's Never A Good Time

Good god, woman - don't you know that there's sport and films and Only Fools & Horses on television all sodding day if you switch on the right channels? In fact, I've a good mind to never move off the sofa again, let alone let you drag me around some bloody awful shopping centre.

Waiting Outside Fitting Rooms Is The Worst

Any man who's ever spent a legitimate 20 minutes outside a fitting room will know the pain: there you are, loaded up with the missus' shopping bags, humiliated to be the only man stood amongst women's clothing, soul thoroughly destroyed, begging to be somewhere else, preferably drunk. And then you see another man, across the tops of the clothes rails - your eyes meet and you both communicate telepathically: I hate myself.

Going Into Fitting Rooms Is Worse Still

Trying something on at the shops is not fun. It has to be up there with the most stressful things a man can experience outside of going to war or being kicked in the bollocks - yet strangely, a trip to the fitting room has elements of both. It's realizing that when you pull on those new jeans, you're actually you're a bit fatter than you thought; it's the sweaty rigmarole of taking the same things on and off, until you feel like crying or punching your own image in the mirror; and most of all it's the paranoia that the Saturday girl can see you todger when she peers through the gap in the curtain.

If I'm Buying, I'm Keeping

What exactly is the point of buying something if you don't know if you even want it? This is a question men everywhere ask themselves on a regular basis, when their wives/girlfriends/mistresses purchase a whole heap of shit they're likely to return the following week. Which can only mean suffering the pain and indignity of another shopping trip.

We Don't Like To Be Any Trouble

The whole concept of returning goods is pretty alien to us British men, anyway. We don't like to cause a fuss or make a scene. Let's be honest, no of us take any pleasure from exchanging or refunding. It's a horribly awkward process that for some reason goes against our very nature. Most of us would rather piss away £19.99 on something that we realize doesn't fit that cause anyone the trouble of taking it back.

We Like To Spend Money On Better Stuff

Clothes, for many men, are purely functional. We don't want to look like tramps, but we're not particularly fussed about the latest high-end fashions either. We'd wager most blokes would much rather spends their dosh on some awesome man-toys or booze. If you asked 50 men if they'd like to spend their last £20 on a jumper or five pints of beer, the answer would be pretty unanimous. Besides, the more beer you drink the less clothing you need to be wearing. That's just scientific fact.
Six Reasons Men Are Terrible At Shopping
Tags » banter /

Star Wars Commander Infographic

7th October 2014
The Star Wars Commander infographic created by Disney Interactive highlights the new mobile game of the Star Wars saga.

Since it's launch on August 21st, 5 million players have chosen a side.

May the Force be with you!
Star Wars Commander Infographic
Tags » tech / games /

London Surf / Film Festival 2014 Presented by Reef

6th October 2014
The annual London Surf / Film Festival, presented by REEF, hits the capital October 9th - 12th, bringing to the UK 4 nights of the very best surf films from around the globe - a hand picked line up to inspire, excite and entertain while redefining the parameters of possibility.

Accompanied by talks from waveriding's most exciting heroes and icons - including 5x World Champion Stephanie Gilmore, leading surf photographer Tim Nunn, renowned author and writer Tim Baker plus Directors including Ian Thomson, Ava Warbrick, Marion Poizeau plus surfer/ filmmaker Oli Adams, galleries, music from StringerBessant, art, artisans and more.

Hosted at Genesis, E1, this saline hit of inspiration is a must for anyone of a salt water

Tickets from £7.50 night-passes from £15 available via the Genesis. Ticket and schedule details at:

Music: 'All The Horses' by StringerBessant from the album The SB Band.

INTO THE SEA, Dir. Marion Poizeau
CRADLE OF STORMS, Dir. Bryce Lowe-White
SE7EN SIGNS, Dir.Nathan Myers
PENINSULA, Dir. Luca Merli
WHAT THE SEA GIVES ME, Dir. Pierce M Kavanagh
TIERRA DE PATAGONES, Dir. Joaquin and Julian Azulay
70 SOMETHING, Dir. Rafael Mellin
OUT IN THE LINE-UP. Dir. Ian Thomson
GROOVE MOOVE, Dir Jack Coleman
Plus the special ALLPRESS screening of THE GRANITE STOKE, Dir. Ryan Scura and Dylan Ladds
London Surf / Film Festival 2014 Presented by Reef
Tags » sports / surfing /

Five Sexiest Monsters

6th October 2014
In Life After Beth, which hit UK cinemas this weekend, the smokin' hot Aubrey Plaza causes all sorts of mischief for her grieving boyfriend when she returns from the dead as a seriously saucy (but nonetheless lethal) zombie. But she's not the only movie monster we'd happily to the nasty with. Here are five of the most devilishly sexy ones for cinema history.

The Bride

The Bride Of Frankenstein

Never mind that she's been assembled from body part of dead people, the Bride's an absolute fox. With her big hairdo and white shocks (probably well trendy these days), you'll look quite the man about town with her on your arm. Pulling Technique: She's a sucker for bolts in the neck. It seems extreme, but it'll be worth it. We've heard she's, erm, electric between the sheets.


Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman

Californian socialite who grows to an enormous size after she has a UFO encounter. Treat her well though - she's proper dangerous, as her philandering husband and his mistress discovered to their own grisly ends. Pulling Technique: A lady of that size is gonna need a seriously "big" man to satisfy her. Might be time to respond to a few of those penis enlargement emails sitting in your junk folder.


Return Of The Living Dead

She's a punk-rocker with a strange fetish - she gets turned on at the thought of being eaten alive. In fact, she likes to strip off while fantasizing about it. Lucky for her she gets eaten by a zombie shortly after, then returns as one of the living dead. Pulling Technique: Unfortunately, you'd probably have to let her eat your brains. You'll definitely get a shag out of it though.



This absolute stunner is a part human, part alien - which basically means she's not only proper sexy, she's also a double-hard lady-bastard. Pulling Technique: You won't have to do anything. She's so desperate to mate and propagate her alien species, Sil will cop off with the first bloke she finds. It usually ends in certain death, mind you, but there are worse ways to go.

Satanico Pandemonium

From Dusk Til Dawn

Exotic dancer and bloodthirsty vampire. She can do things with a snake you never imagined possible. Probably your todger too, with a bit of luck. Pulling Technique: You'll need a crucifix to keep her at bay. And while she's cowering under the symbol of Christ, you can hit her with your best chat-up lines. A bunch of dead flowers and bottle of blood will seal the deal.

Life After Beth is in UK cinemas now:

Five Sexiest Monsters
Tags » banter / movies /
Zip-Down Girl Of The Day - 25/10/2014
Zip magazine is the UK's one stop for interesting features on Mad Sports, Cool Tech, Hot Girls, Music & Banter.
A unique collection of articles
for a unique lifestyle. Scroll for more

No other magazine covers this awesome blend and it is our very pleasure to serve up what we consider to be the coolest stuff going on in the world.

Run by a small team, we travel the country chasing Festivals, Sports Events and Tech Labs to explore and find what awesomeness happenings we can deliver to your eyeballs. As well as showcasing hot girls that love Zip magazine ;)

We hope you enjoy Zip and stay tuned for the rush! Thank you for reading,