Posts filed under “Sports”

Surfs Up! A “Real” Artificial Wave

From Quartz:

Monster Energy Presents a film by Tim Boydell and Reubyn Ash, documenting 3, 50 degree, dusty days at the Wadi Adventure Wave Pool in Al Ain near Dubai. In what is regarded as ‘one of the best wave pools in the world’, Reubyn Ash Had three days to see what he could do. Nestled in the foot hills of the Jebel Hafeet mountain range, the Wadi Adventure Wave Pool set the scene for 3 days of non-stop surfing in this rare and unique location.

What is truly possible when nature is set to one side and instinct is replaced with passion, determination and skill?

Tim Boydell and Monster Energy’s Reubyn Ash set about documenting their adventure into the Arabian desert with this question in mind. If actions speak louder than words then Reubyn’s surfing speaks for itself.

Reubyn Ash “one of the oddest things was losing the ‘random’ not surfing by instinct and momentary changes in the sea, it actually made surfing this wave harder!…but once you had the wave dialled in…the possibilities felt endless. I just wish I could go back for a week!”

Credits:
Directed – Filmed – Edited : Tim Boydell
Second Unit : Joel Gray
Talent : Reubyn Ash
Music : Produced for Desert ASH by BOYDE

Category: Sports, Weekend

Moneyball for Football: The Coach Who Never Punts

I mentioned this in the Weekend Reads, but its worth revisiting — the video is tells a fascinating story: Coach Kevin Kelley of Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas, instructs his players to never punt, never field punts, and only do onside kicks, and he claims that math backs up his innovative philosophy. Grantland spent…Read More

Category: Sports, Weekend

Surfline Video

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Category: Sports, Weekend

NFL’s Crusade Against Concussion Science

The NFL is run by a bunch of jerks:

Category: Science, Sports, Video

BMW M6 v Mercedes SL63 AMG

With over 1100hp combined these are the ultimate super-heated GT cars. Fast enough to match a 911 Turbo, comfy enough to cruise a continent. CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS

Category: Sports, Weekend

100 Feet Tall Wave Largest Ever Surfed

Garrett McNamara of Hawaii rode a giant wave in Nazaré, Portugal yesterday. It was claimed to be 100 feet high, although the Guinness Book of World Records has not yet confirmed the measurement (the official measurement is usually smaller than initial estimates). Nazaré has unusual conditions for making huge waves … an undersea trench narrows…Read More

Category: Sports, Weekend

27 Below 0°F; 45 Below 0°F Wind Chill

Ever been out in near 50 below temperature? I recommend it. Since I am in Winnipeg to speak at a CFA conference today, and I had to eat lunch anyway, I thought — what the hell — let’s see what it is like out there. How often do you get to voluntarily go out in…Read More

Category: Really, really bad calls, Sports

Bad Lip Reading: THE NFL

So THAT’S what they were saying…

Category: Humor, Sports, Weekend

Free Soloing with Alex Honnold

Join rock climber Alex Honnold in his ascent of Half Dome, nearly 2,000 feet — without a rope. National Geographic:

Category: Sports, Weekend

Hurricane Sandy Kite Surfing in Aruba

While we were getting slammed with Hurricane Sandy in the NorthEast, a group of adrenalin junkies decided to head to Playa Linda and ride her dark walls. Strong side-offshore winds provided epic conditions. Hurricane Sandy Session from Oli Berlic on Vimeo. Track: Collect Call – Adventure Club Remix

Category: Sports, Weekend