"LA MAQUINITA" from Matthew Blevins

7 Best Friends, 6 surfers and their filmer, share a couple years of blood and sweat filming surf sessions at Playa Colorados, Nicaragua and a couple other spots with the short film "la maquinita." It's the first short film that us boys at Nica TIme have put together. It's a typical "early Taylor Steele type edit" with fast cuts, good surfing, good waves, some nice butts, barrels, airs and turns and of course wipeouts. It's a bit barrel heavy, lol but I hope you like it.


This 9-Year-Old Pro Skateboarder Is The Next Olympic Superstar

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Show up at any skateboarding competition, and you might see 9-year-old Sky Brown hanging out with some teens — and not just hanging around, but keeping up and, in some cases, showing them up.

The biggest dream is to compete at the X Games, which she hasn't been able to attend yet due to her age. She doesn't quite understand why. "I want to inspire girls; even if you're three or four you can still do it," she says. "Just believe in yourself."

"My motto always is: Be brave. Be strong. Have fun. And do it because you love it," she says.


Double Trouble - Big Wave & Dramatic Aftermath Sequence #Drone - Nazaré, Portugal

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Action starts with Portuguese Professional Big Wave Surfer Alex Botelho paddling into a huge wave in Nazaré, Portugal, during the infamous session of February 16, 2018, which was one of the last Big Wave sessions of a long Winter Season in Praia do Norte. As Alex attempts to drop a huge wave, he falls off his board in a nasty wipeout, takes a ton of water on his head and loses his surfboard in the process. He manages to come to the surface quickly, but the next wave is already approaching, making it impossible for his team mate and professional Big Wave Surfer Hugo Vau, on the jetski, to pick him up. Alex now has to duck dive this huge wall of water before a rescue attempt is possible. After the two first waves, Hugo Vau is finally able to rescue Alex with the jetski, and they now rush to the inside zone of Praia do Norte to find Alex’s surfboard. They need it before they can go back to the outside to catch more waves. The Inside area of Praia do Norte is the most dangerous spot on the beach: waves can be unpredictable and terribly thick, the foamy white water makes it very difficult to manoeuvre the jet skis, and that's where most accidents happen. When they finally find the surfboard, a rogue wave capsizes the jetski and both Hugo and Alex get dragged in different directions. Hugo finds himself relatively near the jet ski and tries to regain control as fast as he can, another huge wave approaches, and Hugo makes a decision that may have saved his life: he aborts the attempt to jump on the jetski and dives as deep as he can. A wise decision because the next wave breaks directly on top of the jetski and he most probably wouldn’t have survived the impact. The action continues in the Inside, where Alex tries to regain control of the jet ski and once again things get complicated. At the end, the jetski gets to the sand, and both Hugo and Alex manage to get to dry land, unharmed. Against all odds, the jetski also ends with minor damages. Praia do Norte is incredibly dangerous at any size. The day this action took place was not the biggest of the season, yet, things can get really threatening, even with the most experienced watermen involved. Hugo Vau and Alex Botelho are no strangers to Nazaré, they are among the most skilled watermen in the world with many years of experience in Praia do Norte. Hugo Vau, 40 years old, is one of the first pioneers of Big Wave Surfing in Nazaré. He’s been part of Garrett McNamara’s team since the beginning of Nazaré's first explorations back in 2010. Hugo has been nominated for the WSL Biggest Wave Award several times, and has under his belt some of the biggest waves ever ridden on this beach. Alex Botelho, 27 years old, is currently the only Portuguese running on the WSL Big Wave Tour, amongst an elite crew that includes the best and most respected big wave surfers worldwide. Recently, Alex has been a standout among the Big Wave international scene, he has successfully paddled some of the most critical waves of the season, across all Continents.


Mick Fanning celebrate his retirement in Bells Beach

Surf with Mick Fanning in Australia!

While his epic surfing career is coming to a close, you’ll be his personal guest at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach to watch it all go down. That’s right, you and a friend will join the surfing legend himself in Australia to hang and grab drinks on the beach, swap stories (you know he has some good ones), and even catch a few waves.

Not a pro? No worries, he also makes a great teacher. And this is just the beginning for you. You’ll also be an official VIP, which means getting a tour of the world-renowned surfing site and exclusive access to the Partners Tent.

To make sure you have the full Bells Beach experience, you’ll also get tickets to The Drop music festival and a $500 shopping spree to the Rip Curl Torquay store. Flights and hotel are on us.

All for a great cause. Hit the link

All for a great cause. Hit the link


Chris Hemsworth is just being a good dad, teaching his kids how to surf

Chris Hemsworth is making sure all of his kids are well-prepared for adulthood — including having surfing skills under their belts.

The Thor actor, 34, is on vacation in his native Australia and is sharing his love of surfing with his daughter India Rose.

The 5-year-old clearly has salt water in her veins as a video shared by the actor shows her fearlessly following her father into the ocean.
“Day two with my surf coach, she’s like a little angel on my shoulder constantly feeding me knowledge and inspiration and occasionally heavy handed criticism that borders on abuse but I know it’s for my own good (joke),” he wrote in the caption. “Thank you coach Indi your the greatest, love u🤙🤙#familysurftrip @australia.”

His wife, actress Elsa Pataky, also shared the video and wrote, “My favourite people in the world having fun together, best papa ever!/Mis dos personas favoritas divirtiéndose juntos! Mejor papá del mundo! 😉😘.”
Pataky has also been getting in some surfing with the family all heading out together.

The couple has twin sons, 3-year-olds Sasha and Tristan, who were also on the family trip.

Hemsworth is also making sure they know the family trade. One of his boys was already able to stand up, with their proud dad showing a video of one of the twins riding a wave on a foam board.

In another sweet family clip, the couple helped their friend’s daughter jump rope beside the beach.

“Jump, jump, jump, jump” the two chanted together while Hemsworth began to shake his hips to the rhythm.

“It’s a true art and an original style I’ve developed, years of dedication #skippingworldchamps @elsapatakyconfidential @aprilmun@lukemun @australia,” he wrote in the caption.
Hemsworth recently told GQ Australia last year that the secret to their seven-year marriage is making quality time together a priority.

“Once you have children, every instinct and every moment of your time is consumed by that. You’ve got nothing for each other,” he revealed. “So, make sure you have date night even if it’s once in a blue moon because most of the time you’re just too tired and you’d actually prefer to sleep.”

Still, he admitted that he and Pataky have had their fair share of relationship struggles, especially when it comes to balancing their home and work life.

“My wife and I fell in love, had kids, didn’t really see each other for a few years, then fell back in love,” he said. “In terms of work, [Elsa has] certainly given up more than I have. She’d like me to step back and be at home with the kids more, and of course, I want that too. But I feel like I’m at this crucial point in my career, I’ve just got to set up for longevity or I’ll slip off.”

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