Soft Top to shortboard to closeout on dry sand
Just when you thought you’d seen it all, Jamie O’Brien decides to bust out a board transfer on a massive set at The Wedge. Big board, to little board, to big barrel.
The jury is still out on the dolphin's motives
If you’re sick of stand-up paddlers crowding lineups, apparently you’re not alone. In this clip, which was shot during a comp in South Africa earlier this week, a pod of dolphins surf down the point when one jumps out of the face of the wave and into a stand-up paddler. Given that dolphins aren’t well-versed […]
Ya think he knows a thing or two about this reef pass?
During a lay day of the Billabong Pro Tahiti, Kelly Slater hopped in a helicopter to give a bird’s-eye breakdown of Teahupoo (see the 12-second mark for the proper pronunciation). As expected, Teahupoo remains one of the most beautiful and downright terrifying waves on the planet, even from above. Between the narrow channels that cut […]
Zak Noyle takes you behind the cover of our September Issue
I had to swim inside and deeper as the set came in and time it just right. If I would have mistimed it, I probably would have gotten washed up on the reef and pretty beat up. But I was able to hold it long enough to watch Koa fly by me and capture the moment. It really all came together perfectly.
Two major storms are approaching the islands
Hawaii is preparing for the arrival of two major back-to-back storms. The first storm, Hurricane Iselle, is predicted to make landfall on the Big Island as a category 1 hurricane as early as tomorrow night. Hurricane Iselle is currently packing winds up to 90 mph. The second storm, Julio, is predicted to skirt just north of the islands, with its effects arriving on the islands as a tropical storm over the weekend.
Dusty Payne vs. Carlos Munoz—who gets your vote into the Hurley Pro?
Sixteen surfers go head to head in online video battles at HurleyPro.com. The winner of each heat moves forward to the next round and eventually, the winner is awarded a coveted wildcard slot in the Hurley Pro at Lowers.
A look at Steph Gilmore's new biopic
It’s this narrative—one of a meteoric rise and overcoming tragedy—that sets the tone Steph Gilmore’s biopic film, Stephanie in the Water. Years in the making, the film chronicles the tribulations and triumphs of a young phenom. From her unyielding competitive drive, to coming of age and the thrill of winning a world title, to her subsequent attack and her return to form, it’s all cleanly packaged in this film.
HBPD made the arrest following comments the 16-year-old made on social media
Police seized a handgun, a shotgun and electronic devices from the boy’s home.
Meet the Airdog, a drone that allows you to film your next session without a pilot
Just as we were getting used to drones being a major tool in surfing, an aerospace startup company changes the game. Keep an eye out for the release of a new drone that has the potential to reshape the way we view our lineups. The product, known as the Airdog, is a version of a […]
Talking fatherhood and big-wave surfing with Makua Rothman
"There’s nothing that can compare to the feeling of having a child. Winning a big contest is great, but having a child is amazing. It’s at another level." —Makua Rothman