Seven days of digital stimuli
VIDEO OF THE WEEK: SAND AND FURY Koa Smith, Billy Kemper, and Koa Rothman take us inside one of the most heart-thumping sessions in Mainland Mexico we’ve ever seen. Take special note of the final barrel from Koa Smith at the 3:25 mark. The Many Faces of Teahupoo Cinematographer Ryan Moss cut this clip highlighting the
Standing up to Mullaghmore in Ireland
The notion of conquering your fear sets the tone for this moody edit from cinematographer Joao Monge. Shot in Mullaghmore, Ireland, this clip—which features a speech by British philosopher Alan Watts describing the illusion of fear—showcases underground chargers Will Skudin, Lyndon Wake, and Jayce Robinson in some cold and undeniably sketchy conditions.
Nate Tyler, Yago Dora, and Mitch Coleborn lay tracks in the Maldives
Three of the sport’s most progressive surfers recently posted up in the Maldives where they were met with one perfect left after another. As you’d expect from this crew, there’s lots of high-speed rail work and some massively tweaked punts in this clip.
Surf in the Great Lakes, Teahupoo for teens, and a trip down the 101
CLIP OF THE WEEK: Yadin Nicol and Dillon Perillo Trek from Oregon to SoCal Two of the most likeable lads in surf travel down the Pacific Coast Highway from Smith’s new HQ in Portland to Southern California. On the way, they tasted the lineups of the great NorthWest and from all accounts, had a pretty epic
The T&C Surf Grom Contest takes over Waikiki
For more than three decades, the T&C Surf Grom Contest has created something special for Hawaii’s youngest surfers. As an event that places more pressure on having fun than finding a good result, the event is a much-needed breath of fresh air when it comes to competitive surfing in the islands. There’s only one real stipulation
Pedro Henrique lights up some chilly Portuguese conditions
Big, throaty beachbreak conditions align perfectly for European surfer Pedro Henrique in this edit. If by the conclusion of this clip you’re left wondering just how much it costs to get to Portugal, it’s roughly $2k.
Monteiro now banned from competing in the World Surf League for 20 months
Late in the day last Friday, May 8, the WSL posted a press release to their website stating that Brazilian surfer Raoni Monteiro had been suspended for 20 months after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, more commonly referred to as PEDs. According to the press release, which has flown under the surf world’s radar for
Aika Collective turns the camera on the legendary Hawaiian photographer
For decades, Brian Bielmann has been taking surf fans inside some of the most harrowing conditions imaginable with his stunning photography. In this interview conducted by Aika Collective, Brian tells his story and shares some of the insight he’s gained by spending years behind the lens.
Highlights from the Final day of Competition at the Oakley Lowers Pro
This Week's Special: Ruptured spleens, Skimboard wipeouts, and a Brazilian in Chile
CLIP OF THE WEEK: Jesse Mendes in Chile Brazil’s Jesse Mendes treks south to Chile and the land of lefts in this moody black-and-white edit. The lineup at the 52-second mark is sure to make you weak in the knees. Etnies A to E The Coffin brothers, Coco Ho, Matt Wilko, and Chris Del Moro