Good vibes abound at the Town and Country Grom Contest at Waikiki
"I hope they run this event for another hundred years. This is what surfing is supposed to be about.” —Kekoa Bacalso
The pro surfer turned activist is running for mayor of Kauai
Last week, Dustin Barca filed the official paperwork to enter the upcoming mayoral race in Kauai. Barca, a former World Tour surfer and, in recent years, an anti-GMO activist, discusses what prompted his move into politics, what changes he would make if elected, and his plan to run around the entire island to raise support. […]
The Triple Crown frontman discusses the ASP's new deal
"The ASP is pretty much gonna be running the show now. They’re taking over production and the prize money. All that stuff. Our Triple Crown crew over here will continue what we're doing, but the ASP is going to enhance our capabilities." —Randy Rarick
New trials event for Pipe Masters will also be introduced
Sources have confirmed to SURFER that ZoSea will bring the Triple Crown under its umbrella by licensing the series. Vans will continue to remain the presenting sponsor.
Brazilian customs seizes Adriano De Souza's boards
Adriano De Souza began the Billabong Pro Rio without some of his most trusted sleds. In the days leading up to the start of the Rio event, Adriano had some of his boards seized by Brazilian customs and was forced to surf his Round 1 heat today on a backup board.
The acquisition brings the awards show under the same roof as the Big Wave World Tour
The ASP's decision to purchase the XXL Awards falls in line with a number of recent purchases the organization has made, including their acquisition of the Big Wave World Tour.
After falling off the World Tour, Damien Hobgood looks toward the future
Damien discusses his new life away from the World Tour, his plans on returning, and his newfound love of big-wave surfing.
Construction set to begin on a Wavegarden in a surf park in North Wales
It’s been more than three years since Wavegarden first debuted their man-made lineup in a Spanish forest to the surfing world. In the ensuing time, we’ve seen the likes of some of the world’s best surfers cut their fins into the wave’s freshwater face, leaving you hard-pressed to find a surfer alive who wasn’t eager—or […]
Greens party hopes to amend controversial policy in West Oz
Critics argue that in addition to being brutal, the the baited drum lines are counterproductive because they actually draw sharks closer to the shore. There have been a number of public protests and the policy has stirred both celebrities, like Richard Branson and Ricky Gervais, as well as surfers like Dave Rastovich, to publicly condemn it.
Kekoa Bacalso's instructions for dropping the hammer
Remember, you're not trying to slide out here. You're trying to tear the wave in two.