What does the death of Elio Canestri mean for Reunion Island?
It’s a scene that’s played itself out far too many times on Reunion Island. Emergency officials, morosely meandering along a tropical beach, trying to provide some sense of control over a situation that’s gone tragically awry. A young 13-year-old boy, Elio Canestri, had just been attacked and killed in front of seven of his friends while
The West Oz local weighs in on what to expect from Margaret River
With the opening day of the waiting period upon us, Margaret River is looking at a solid 12-foot plus WSW swell tracking from 240-220 degrees. According to the forecasts, the surf for the opening rounds should be in the three- to four-times overhead range before the swell begins to subside. However, another swell with a more
Darren Handley takes a look under the hood of Mick Fanning's winning whip
MICK FANNING HEIGHT: 5’10″ (177 cm) WEIGHT: 161 lbs (73 kgs) MODEL: Duck’s Nuts SHAPER: Darren Handley TAIL Squash LENGTH: 5’11″ WIDTH: 18.75″ THICKNESS: 2.25″ VOLUME: 26.21L CONCAVE: Single to double GLASSING: Single 4 oz top and bottom, carbon strip reinforcements Was there anything you did differently when it came to shaping this particular model? We’ve
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CLIP OF THE WEEK: Mitch Coleborn Runs Hard In the Run-Off According to Mitch, brown is the new blue when it comes down to lineups of choice. Yes, crystal-clear blue barrels will keep you drooling, but rivermouth ramps aint so bad either. As a matter of fact, they’ve proven to provide quite the platform for
Reunion Island experiments with new anti-shark measures
Two years after Reunion enacted a controversial ban on swimming and surfing following a string of shark attacks, a small group of surfers on the island are cautiously wading back into the water. This time, however, they’ll be doing so surrounded by both people and equipment meant to deter attacks. The initiative, which is broadly
World Champ to be fined an "undisclosed amount" for his post-heat antics
After the outburst heard round the surf world, the WSL has released a disciplinary statement regarding Gabriel Medina’s interview with Pete Mel at the Quik Pro. You’ll recall that, after receiving an interference in his heat against Glenn Hall, Medina vented his frustrations with the WSL’s commissioner, Kieren Perrow, and then mildly called out Glenn
The new plan to create a toll road in Orange County was denied once more
In what feels like a battle we’re destined to fight every few years, the Transportation Corridor Agencies’ (TCA) plan to create a controversial toll road that would connect Route 241 with Interstate-5 in southern Orange County was rejected by the Regional Water Quality Control Board today in San Diego. After hearing testimony from 29 advocates opposed to the toll road
Filipe Toledo and Carissa More Claim Wins
A thrilling Finals Day at the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast saw Filipe Toledo (BRA) and Carissa Moore (HAW) claim victory at Snapper Rocks in front of a huge, cheering crowd. Toledo defeated Julian Wilson (AUS) to win the Quiksilver Pro and Moore took down Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) to take the Roxy Pro title.
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Last week, word got out that Mason had signed with Rip Curl and today, the industry giant dropped this edit touting its latest addition to their team. We're fired up to see what the future holds for this relationship.
After meager swell, event lengthens waiting period
"After a lot of discussion with the athletes, our on-site staff, our executive team in Los Angeles, our event partners and the local government, we have extended the competition window two days to take advantage of a swell system moving in."