Jeff Mull

Jeff Mull

Hawaii Editor, SURFER Magazine

12.19.13

Design Forum

Pointers

Breaking down the elements of an ideal pointbreak surfboard

OPT FOR A ROUNDED TAIL: A rounded tail will help draw out the shape of the board, keeping more of the rail in the water. At J-Bay, a point known for its blisteringly fast sections, a rounded tail is a necessity. “When Supers starts firing at 4- to 8-foot, we’ve found that rounded pins are […]

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12.3.13

Features

Stephen Koehne Interview

The Kauai local on working hard and charging harder

You’ve seen him kegged in waves that leave you weak in the knees and you’ve mispronounced his last name. Below, Stephen Koehne (read Ko-Heen) reflects on what it took to make it as a pro surfer hailing from Kauai, his intense work ethic, and his deep-seeded devotion to deep-water fishing. Kauai seems like this mythical […]

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12.3.13

Features

Digital Dorsal

New website allows users to track tiger sharks off the coast of Maui

Seven tiger sharks that frequent the waters off Maui have been tagged with sensors by the Pacific Island Ocean Observing System (PIOOS) in an effort to better understand what’s caused the recent spike in tiger shark attacks off the coast of the Valley Isle. Through a newly launched website, anyone can follow the movements of the […]

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12.1.13

Features

Zeke Lau Wins Sunset

Hawaiian surfer ties Michel Bourez in Triple Crown ratings race

The final day of the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach was met with pounding rain, thunderstorms, and a dying swell. By no means optimum conditions for Sunset, the 3- to 4-foot surf on hand still offered up enough of a platform for World Tour and ’QS surfers alike to dramatically battle it […]

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11.25.13

Design Forum

How To Order A Step-Up

North Shore shaper Pat Rawson on ordering the perfect winter board

With winter on the horizon, it’s time you start to prepare accordingly. Whether it’s California, Hawaii, or a far-flung reef pass, there will inevitably come a day when your standard shortboard has maxed out and you’ll need a step-up. To ensure that you have the right foam under your feet, we rang up the North […]

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11.24.13

Features

Michel Bourez Wins Haleiwa

Tahitian surfer muscles his way to victory and takes the Triple Crown ratings lead

Marred by a litany of laydays, the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa finally managed to resuscitate itself over the weekend and crowned a champion in the form of Tahiti’s Michel Bourez today. Although the 2- to 3-foot swell on tap was indeed contestable—both quick rights and longer, softer lefts filtered through the lineup—it was by […]

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11.19.13

Features

Nuclear Pick-Up Sticks

TEPCO begins precarious process of removing spent fuel rods at Fukushima Plant

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has undertaken the very delicate and potentially dangerous process of removing more than 1,000 spent fuel rods from the No. 4 nuclear reactor, the first major step in decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant. Under normal circumstances, removing spent fuel rods is considered to be a relatively routine task […]

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11.13.13

Features

Surfer Reported Missing

North Shore rescue teams searching for Kirk Passmore after going missing

Rescue teams are combing lineups across the North Shore in search of a missing surfer. According to Shayne Enright, a spokesperson of the Department of Emergency Services, the surfer went missing while surfing Alligators, an Outer Reef break, at approximately 11:20 this morning. While officials are unable to release the name of the missing surfer, […]

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11.7.13

Opinion

Think of the Children

Gabriel Medina, we love you, but please stop surfing in Junior events

When you’re wining events on the World Tour, something tells me that you may have outgrown competing in Pro Junior comps.

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11.6.13

Features

Fracking in California

Widespread use of fracking in offshore wells raises alarm

Off the coast of some of Southern California’s most iconic beaches, oil companies are utilizing an environmentally controversial process to tap into oil deposits previously considered unreachable. The procedure, known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has received widespread criticism from environmental groups like the Surfrider Foundation and has occurred much more than was previously known. […]

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