Jeff Mull

Jeff Mull

Hawaii Editor, SURFER Magazine

9.25.15

Features

Fred Patacchia’s Perfect Ending

Freddy P. reflects on a decade-long career and his final 10-point ride

After more than a decade as a competitor, Fred Patacchia bid his adieu to the World Tour in the finest fashion possible—a near-perfect heat, complete with a 10-point ride. As surf fans the world over watched his retirement speech, it was clear the sport was losing one of its great personalities. His sharp surfing and

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9.24.15

Design Forum

What He Rode: Mick Fanning at Lowers

Darren Handley breaks down Mick's sled from the Hurley Pro

MICK FANNING HEIGHT: 5’10″ (177 cm) WEIGHT: 161 lbs (73 kg) SHAPER: Darren Handley MODEL: Duck’s Nuts TAIL: Squash LENGTH: 5’10” WIDTH:  18 ¾” THICKNESS: 2 1/4″ VOLUME: 26.26L CONCAVE: Subtle single to double concave GLASSING: Stock 4×4 with carbon strip on the bottom So what’s changed on this particular model? We haven’t changed much at all really. We’ve got Mick’s boards so dialed

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9.21.15

Features

In Man’s Hands

Albee Layer on his win at Surf Snowdonia and the future of wave pools

After much fanfare and hype, the litmus test for the manmade waves at Surf Snowdonia has been passed. Over the weekend in Wales, a mix of top-shelf surfers competed in a freshwater pool belching forth 2- to 3-foot waves with, well, machine-like precision, for the Red Bull Unleashed event. By the contest’s conclusion, Maui’s Albee

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9.19.15

Features

This Week In Webclips

Big Ups to Lowers, A Trip to Brazil with Noa Deane and Josh Kerr, Mason Ho Hits Up Teahupoo, and More

CLIP OF THE WEEK: Amp Sessions: Lowers When the World Tour comes to town, we tend to take notice. In this very fine edit from our very own Alex Kilauano, we get to see the world’s best surfers in some very rippable conditions just down the road from SURFER HQ. Highlights include JJF’s massive tweaked-out

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9.15.15

The Culture

Duke’s Creed

The Bishop Museum pays tribute to Duke Kahanamoku with new exhibit

It’s a sweltering summer morning at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, and I’ve just stepped foot inside the newly opened Duke Kahanamoku exhibit. What I see is striking. Stretched across the exhibit stands a sweeping collection of artifacts, tall wooden surfboards, and interactive games telling the story of one of Hawaii’s favorite sons. This year

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9.12.15

Features

This Week In Webclips

Evan Geiselman soars, Matt Meola flips, and the World Tour lights up Lowers

CLIP OF THE WEEK: EVAN GEISELMAN IN “SUMCLIPS” While Evan briefly stepped out of the media’s limelight this year to nurse an ankle injury (’tis the price you play for getting lofty these days) this clip shows that he’s back and surfing just as sharp as ever. Take a moment and ask yourself this question:

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9.11.15

Photos

Highs and Lowers

Day Three Highlights from the Hurley Pro

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9.5.15

Features

This Week In Webclips

Tuff Gets Going, Dusty Scores, Kaito Punts, and More!

CLIP OF THE WEEK: TUFF Noa Deane, Dylan Goodale, and Josh Kerr star in Tuff, a 13-minute grainy edit with a focus on airs that would obliterate the ligaments and cartilage of most men. There’s more progressive surfing than you can shake your stick at, so clear off a 15-minute(ish) block of your weekend and

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9.2.15

Features

Fuzed

Daniel Jones recalls the Pipeline wipeout that nearly left him paralyzed

A talented surfer with a cat-like grace, Daniel Jones has an innate ability to make the very difficult look easy. Whether he’s in the water or out, the man seems to glide. But earlier this year, after a harrowing wipeout at Pipeline, Dan found himself out of his element when he nearly broke his neck. In the

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9.1.15

Design Forum

What He Rode

Jason Stevenson talks about Jeremy Flores' Teahupoo sled

JEREMY FLORES HEIGHT 5’9″ WEIGHT: 150lbs. SHAPER: Jason Stevenson (JS Surfboards) MODEL: Forget Me Not TAIL: Round pin LENGTH: 6’0″ WIDTH: 18 1/4″ THICKNESS: 2 5/16″ VOLUME:  25L CONCAVE: Slight single to double by the fins. GLASSING: Stock 4x4x4oz. FCS II plugs: Tri or quad option. How would you describe this particular model? It’s our go-to good-wave board. It’s the

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