Silvana's 10, Banting goes big, Simpo in high def, and more
It's undeniable that his talent runs deep—he took down Fanning in Round 1 at the Quik Pro—but this video also gives us some insight into Matt's personality and ambitions for his rookies season.
The Moniz Brothers and Kekoa Bacalso take you out of the North Shore
While the thought of "Town" conjures up images of Waikiki for many, the Moniz Brothers and Kekoa Bacalso give you a glimpse into the often overlooked areas that make up the Big City.
Makua Rothman, your Big Wave Tour champ
“My goal was to win the World Title this year. My whole life I’ve dedicated myself to big waves,” Rothman said. “There’s a lot of talented surfers on the tour, a lot of people that I look up to, that push me to be my best. To defend this title again and come out victorious is going to take a lot of hard work.”
Get to know the rookies and returners on the 2015 World Tour
With an array of junior titles in his wake—national champ, world junior champ, etc.—we expect Keanu to make an easier transition to the World Tour than many of his counterparts.
Peruvian surfing just put itself on the map
Miguel has fashioned himself as the true millennial surfer, someone equally at ease packing 20-footers or whipping full rotations.
Shea Lopez breaks down his Fantasy Surfer team for the Quik Pro
If there’s a contest at Snapper, put Taj on your team. Don’t overthink it. There’s no reason to expect anything but a stellar performance from one of surfing’s perennial top competitors.
Snapper fires for the world's best
Just before the start of the Quik Pro, Cyclone Marcia lit up Snapper Rocks for Owen Wilson, Mick Fanning, Kolohe Andino and a slew of other lucky souls. Let's cross our fingers that these banks, along with some swell, hold strong for the first event of the season.
Hawaii hype, Yago Dora mania, Leonardo Fioravanti and more
Deep barrels, tweaked airs, and razor-sharp rail work from the Hurley groms (some of whom are barely in their teens) is laid out in a buffet style in our clip of the week. If you've been surfing for say, 15 years, and you've yet to stomp an air, this clip could either motivate you or make you want to quit surfing all together.
After a rough 2014, Zeke Lau prepares for the steep road ahead
Last year was tough, I’m not gonna lie. But I’m trying to pull some positivity out of it and make it a learning experience. I had a rough year competing, but I was also able to take away a lot from my losses. I’ve been spending a lot of time learning about my boards and dialing in what exactly works for me. But overall, the ’QS isn’t easy. They call it a grind for a reason.
Six dozen surfers on a tidal bore in France
In the realm of all things sweeping the Internet, here we have a video of what we’ll assume is one of the most crowded tidal bores ever ridden. Although the video—which features an estimated 77 SUPs, kayaks, shortboards, and longboards—was posted by the Federation of Costa Rican surfers, it was actually shot at the Gironde River