When I was recently in Australia, the Aussies kept calling me a “seppo.” What does that mean and where did that word come from?—John Marcus, San Francisco, CA Sorry to be the one to break it to you, John, but you’ve just been identified as a certifiable foreigner. South of the border you’re a gringo, […]
Under the hot Waikiki sun, hundreds of pint-sized groms swarmed the beach at Queens for the 14th annual Town & Country Gromfest. For more than a decade, this contest has been a staple in Hawaii and has acted as a harbinger for summer. With the iconic statue of Duke Kahanamoku standing vigil over the event, […]
Adriano de Souza Bests Taj Burrow to Take Win and Ratings Lead
Adriano de Souza bests Taj Burrow to take the win and ratings lead.
Slater, Fanning, and Smith Falter in Round Three
Slater, Fanning, and Smith falter in Round Three.
Hobgood, De Souza, and Parko Stay Alive in Round 2
Hobgood, De Souza, and Parko stay alive in Round 2.
Slater, Burrow, and Fanning Shine on the Opening Day in Brazil
Slater, Burrow, and Fanning shine on the opening day in Brazil.
Despite Paralysis, Baptiste Gossein Finds Himself Back at Teahupoo
After losing the use of his legs, Baptiste Gossein finds himself back at Teahupoo.
How old is too old to start learning airs?—John Matias, Ventura, CA “You’re never too old. Michael Ho just started doing them and he’s 53. Just use the wind and stay above your board. To make it, start small. You’ll probably go through a stage of doing wheelie airs. Start small and ride away. What […]
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 […]
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 […]