A set of three lines run horizontally across the skin of Jamie O’Brien’s tanned forehead, ridges forever cemented on his face by a lifetime spent staring into the sun. The lines are telling, and for every wrinkle and crease etched on the 26-year-old’s face, Jamie’s logged a thousand Pipe and Backdoor barrels. Over the years, […]
By midmorning the view from the beach is both beautiful and breathtaking. With the crossed-up 10 footers standing on the reef, it’s clear that things are about to get crazy.
It had been a polarizing day at Pipeline. There were moments of splendor and harrowing wipeouts in nearly every morning- to-midday heat.
This is the inaugural Volcom Pipeline Pro and Reef's wrapped in an ill-fitting singlet, setting his heat's rhythm to the bellows of a horn, and grinning from ear to ear.
If one world junior championship event a month just isn’t enough for you, fret not as the ISA World Junior Games in New Zealand are slated to unfold tomorrow. Unlike last week’s World Pro Junior championships in Australia, the ISA Junior Games in New Zealand are fashioned similar to the Olympics and will be crowning […]
A year ago, the praise being sung about Gabriel Medina was falling on deaf ears. Blame it on a Portuguese language barrier, an age-old prejudice in the surf world, or just being obsessed with Kolohe Andino, but for some reason, most of us remained oblivious to the prodigy coming out of Brazil. Fast forward six […]
The news media is reporting that a 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of California today. The quake began at approximately 4.27 p.m, Saturday and has effected the areas in and around Eureka. According to a report from the LA Times‘ website, thus far, the damage seems minimal. “Right now it’s very preliminary but […]
Recession be damned, Kustom’s got $50,000 on the line for the best air in 2010. The rules are simple: biggest air wins. Last year, we bore witness to Dusty Payne sporting a money coat and a check for $50K for his frontside rotation in Bali. Although the odds may be grossly in a pros favor, […]
The Dailytelegraph.com, an Australian news site, is reporting that Taj Burrow and other top pros are threatening legal action against the “architects” of the Rebel Tour over the use of their names being linked to the alleged off-shoot series. The article, entitled, “I’ll Sue, Taj Burrow Tells Tour Rebels” does not quote Burrow nor his […]
The following is a press release from Hawaii’s Evan Valiere about a grassroots surfing contest. For the full read on the homespun event, check it out below. With more giant swells looming on the horizon and all eyes on the ocean, El Niño seems to be fulfilling its promise. For a passionate few, it means the […]