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
Decoding Adriano's magic sled from Margaret River
The Rook 15 is a super versatile board that our team has been finding works in just about all conditions. So, we did not need to make it specifically for Margie’s, but were pretty confident it would go well at any stop on the Aussie leg that called for a step-up.
A tale of two islands, Conner Coffin goes HAM at Rincon, and German river surfing
CLIP OF THE WEEK: Nic Von Rupp, Two Islands While he hails from Portugal by way of Germany, this edit of Nic Von Rupp proves that he’s also quite at home in Hawaiian tubes. In this documentary-style clip, Nic takes us to Pipeline and the Valley Isle where he finds plenty of open tubes and heaps
Spring swell lights up the East Coast
A crew of New Jersey locals recently relished an early Spring swell. While the water is still plenty nippy, there were more than enough perfect sandbars and open-ended tubes to warm up the lineup.
Shaper Tim Stamps talks us through Courtney's magic board from Margaret River
This is really our high-performance shortboard. It’s got a fair amount of rocker in the board and it was really designed to be ridden in high-quality waves. This is the model that Courtney brings with her on tour. She has an array of boards like this, ranging from 5’10” to 7’0”.
Luke Davis reveals his top three surf destinations, right now
These spots all look their best in the light of a good south swell, making them perfect to add to your travel to-do list.
A look inside Mullaghmore, Ireland's heaviest wave
Pull back the curtain on Mullaghmore, Ireland’s most treacherous big-wave arena, and get to know the men who stand toe to toe with this cold water lineup in this in-depth edit.