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Six Legendary Surfers

29th October 2014
To celebrate the end of the summer season, which means the surf's pretty much up for most of us, we're taking a look back at some of surfing's greatest ever legends.

Duke Kahanamoku

From: Honolulu, Hawaii

The Legend: One of the pioneers of the modern surfer, Duke was a master in the arts of surfing, swimming, diving and canoeing. He even won Olympic Gold swimming for the US team in 1912 and 1920. In 1917 he rode a Waikiki wave for a mile on a board with no fin.

The Legacy: Famously introduced surfing to both America and Australia. The board he rode in his first exhibition down under is still the Australian Surfing Museum's prized possession.

Kelly Slater

From: Cocoa Beach, Florida

The Legend: Eleven-time world surfing champ, which includes five consecutive title wins between 1994-98. Has the unique accolade of being both the youngest (at age 20) and oldest (at age 39) competitor to be crowned world champ.

The Legacy: He's been cemented to surfing immortality by playing a recurring character in Baywatch and popped up in all corners of pop culture. In 2010 he was honoured by the US House of Representatives for gnarly contributions to surfing and sport (our words, not theirs).

Mark Richards

From: Newcastle, Australia

The Legend: One of the names in surfing in the 1970s and '80s - not to mention a four-time world champion. He was known for having his own Superman-style "MR" logo, which he used on all his surfboards.

The Legacy: He ran one of Australia's first dedicated surf shops (originally belonging to his parents - he still runs it to this day). He also experimented with different shapes and styles of board, and also twin fins, resulting in faster, more maneuverable boards.

Tom Curren

From: Santa Barbara, California

The Legend: Born into a family of surfers, Curren was always destined for big things. He was world champion between 1985-90.

The Legacy: He was instrumental in the "Fish Revolution", which saw fish surfboards become a common weapon in the modern surfer's arsenal. He also gave surfing a personality, renowned for his attitude and tendency to kick back. Legend has it he wouldn't cash winning cheques and even tore off his sponsorship logos before winning one competition.

Gerry Lopez

From: Honolulu, Hawaii

The Legend: The greatest tube rider who ever took to the waves? Most seem to say so. We're not going to argue with that one. Also worked as a board shaper and actor, appearing in (amongst others) the cult surfing movie Big Wednesday.

The Legacy: Due to his particular skill-set, Lopez was dubbed and will forever be known as "Mr Pipeline". His victories at Pipeline Masters in the early 1970s were so brilliant that they renamed the contest after him in the end.

Laird Hamilton

From: San Francisco, California

The Legend: Adoptive son of surfer and shaper Bill Hamilton, Laird had an early entry into surfing. By 17 he was a well-accomplished surfer but resisted competition. He starred in surfing movie North Shore but become legendary as a first surfer to complete 360-degree loop while strapped to his board.

The Legacy: He was the co-inventor of tow-in surfing, which uses artificial assistance instead of hand paddling to catch faster moving waves. Helping surfer's break the 30-foot barrier and catch bigger waves, it's considered one of surfing history's biggest breakthroughs.
Six Legendary Surfers
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Cemoné Andrea

A Preview Of Zip Cover Girl - Cemoné Andrea

27th October 2014
Here's a sneak preview of our shoot with Zip cover girl, Cemoné Andrea!

Cemoné Andrea

Cemoné Andrea

Be sure to stay tuned for the full shoot and cover art coming soon!
A Preview Of Zip Cover Girl - Cemoné Andrea
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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
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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
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The Unwritten Rules Of Surfing

16th October 2014
The Unwritten Rules Of Surfing
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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
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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
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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
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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
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