Four young surfers with passions beyond the riding of waves
Here are four young watermen tapping into a connection with the ocean much deeper than the basic riding of waves. Don’t get the wrong idea, as surfers, they all rip—it’s just that they’re fine with losing sight of the shoreline as well.
The girls return to Snapper for the Finals on the Gold Coast
"I had such an up-and-down season last year, I can't believe it. My whole family is here, my brothers and sisters were cheering me on...they've all been there since day one. In the moment right now, I'm loving it.” —Tyler Wright
Photographer Nick LaVecchia reports on swell and snowfall in Maine
From a carriage house on a sea cliff in York, Maine, photographer Nick LaVecchia braves the inclemency of the Northeastern U.S. weather to showcase a snapshot of the rare breed of snow surfers in Maine. Winter Storm Nemo was wreaking havoc across the land when it joined forces with the likes of another low-pressure system to bring solid overhead swell to his local shore. The only problem for surfers was the five feet of snow that came with it.
The US Open of Surfing will return to Huntington under a new banner
he US Open of Surfing has been a mainstay within the surf industry for 20 years now, under the banner of many different brands. Now, for the next three years at least, Vans will present the nine-day festival of skate, surf, and skin in July.
Shaper Thomas Scott works with resources from his own backyard in Rio
"I loved the idea of shaping a board from something other than polyurethane or EPS. The first photos of Agave boards I saw were Jim Philip’s and Gary Linden's. I was willing to give it a go. I was very interested in the fact that it was a natural material; the process of making one was a bit of a mystery to me."
The big-wave elite will compete at Mavs for the first time since 2010
The big-wave elite will compete at Mavs for the first time since 2010.
In his surf students, Bud Freitas rediscovered the stoke he lost years ago
In his surf students, Bud Freitas rediscovered the stoke he lost years ago.
The 2012 Winter Jam goes down in Varberg as the coldest surf comp ever
The 2012 Winter Jam goes down in Varberg as the coldest surf comp ever.
Meet the rookie class for the 2013 World Tour
Meet the rookie class for the 2013 World Tour.
Melling takes the World Cup trophy and requalifies for the 2013 Tour
Melling takes the World Cup trophy and requalifies for the 2013 Tour.