Jeff Mull

Jeff Mull

Hawaii Editor, SURFER Magazine

4.29.11

Blogs

Ask a Local

My friends and I video each other’s sessions and, a lot of the time when I think I’m ripping, I just end up looking like a kook. What do I do? —Tim Neeley, San Francisco, CA The short answer here is: stay the course. Pain, even in the form of watching yourself flail through a […]

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4.28.11

Blogs

Ask a Pro w/ Owen Wright

Why does Owen have a claw on all his boards? —Billy Higgins, Tampa, FL “When I was grom I had a cross on my boards and then a lot of guys started putting crosses on their boards as well. So I sat down with my shaper and the designer and they were like, ‘Here try […]

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4.28.11

Blogs

How to get a Water Shot w/ Sean Moody

First and foremost, the most important thing you can do to get a good water shot is to have a good relationship with the photographer. I’m not saying you guys have to hang out every day, but when you get in the water, you should be friends. That alone sort of sets the stage for […]

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4.28.11

Blogs

Ask a Local

I often see this bumper sticker around local surf spots. What does it mean? —Stanley Jenkins, Del Mar, CA In literal terms, a pop-out surfboard is one that is built in a mold where the shaper (or more likely, the factory worker) actually “pops the board out” of the template, hence the term. Strongly associated […]

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4.20.11

Blogs

How to Shape a Keel-Fin Gun w/ Christian Beamish

The keel-fin gun represents a convergence of various design influences, most significantly, from the work of Bob Simmons and Pat Curren. Having noted the speed and drive generated by a 6’2″ version of a “mini-Simmons” keel-fin I had shaped, it seemed likely that those solid characteristics would translate to the big-wave realm. As beautiful a […]

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4.19.11

Features

The End of the Machine?

Paddle vs. Tow Debate Surfaces in the XXL Nominations

Paddle vs. Tow Debate Surfaces in the XXL Nominations.

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4.13.11

Blogs

How to Pull a Slob Grab w/ Dane Reynolds

I like doing fake rotations where your body doesn’t rotate, but your board does. I prefer doing Slob grabs off closeout sections—when you have a lot of speed and you can predict how the wave is going to break. 1. You need to go a little more vertically up to the lip than you would […]

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4.13.11

Blogs

How to Remove a Stripped Fin Screw

1. Place a tiny drop of super glue into the hole. 2. Insert the fin key and let dry for several seconds. 3. Twist and remove screw. *Note: Both key and screw will be unusable after removal.

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4.6.11

Blogs

How to Back Up an 8.5 w/ Joel Parkinson

Your strategy for backing up an 8.5 depends on what stage in your heat you get your 8.5, and whether you’re leading or trailing. If you get your score late in your heat, your whole strategy is going to depend on the scoreboard and the clock, but the interesting situation is if you get your […]

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