Taylor Phelps
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Taylor Phelps is a California State University of Channel Islands graduate with a degree in Communications. Born and raised near the coast of Southern California, she has developed a passion for the ocean and the mountains. Additionally, she has a special interest in cross cultural communication and plans to develop her knowledge on the topic by traveling the world someday.

Big Wave Surfer Takes Nasty Spill

Many legendary big wave surfers, like Garrett McNamara, are storm chasers meaning they find themselves traveling around the world in search of pumping surf. Due to the current El Niño conditions on th…

XL Swell Predicted to Hit Pipeline

The predicted XL El Niño swells have finally arrived and it’s first destination is Banzai, Pipeline. The swell forecast exhibits fair to good conditions with wave heights at 20-25 feet occasiona…

VIDEO: Worst Big Wave Wipeouts

Winter is the time for big wave surfers to get their fix and with big waves, comes MASSIVE wipeouts. As big wave surfers tackle some of the world’s biggest and heaviest breaks, photographers cap…

VIDEO: A Mexico Surf Film

Looking for a new and exciting original surf film? Then we suggest you watch ‘Llévame de Vuelta’ or ‘Take Me Back’, an original Surf Channel film by Perry Gershkow. The film fo…

VIDEO: How Heavy is a Big Wave

Have you ever wondered how heavy a big wave is? With winter swells creating commotion along the coast, everyone is wondering what it takes to be a big wave surfer. Every time a surfer takes off on a m…

VIDEO: Why Our Oceans Are at Risk

The Surf Channel visited Ocean Conservancy in Washington D.C. to find out what’s really going on with pollution in our oceans. Nicholas Mallos, the Director of Trash Free Seas Program, explained…

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