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2.23.16

Features

Five Locations That Have Glistened in El Niño

Oh, what a winter it's been

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2.18.16

Videos

Session Notes: Matt Wilkinson

Wilko breaks down the backside blow tail

To add to your freshly-minted straight air, the newest Session Notes entry presents to you a lesson in the backside blow tail, coached by Matt Wilkinson. It’s much more than perching the fins over the lip and basking in the lineup’s stares; it needs to look effortlessly natural. Wilko’s backside waft — a lesson in

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2.17.16

Photos

Snapper’s Endless Summer

Perfect Superbank sets draw Mick, Steph, and more in an irresistible week

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2.17.16

Videos

Mick Fanning Checks Into Snapper Rocks Barrels

And never leaves

By the time it takes you to finish this sentence, Mick Fanning will have politely exited a tunneling section at Snapper, knocked on the door of another, enter as a guest, and stay long enough to file a permit for Gold Coast residency, as more than a few have done this week. The West Coast

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2.15.16

Videos

Honolua Bay: Show-Stealer

Seth Moniz, Tanner Hendrickson, Ezra Sitt, and more show what you've been missing

The sweet promise of big waves riddled headlines the last seven days; some fulfilled, while others, not quite. But amongst all the the talk of Waimea and Jaws and Eddie, a certain righthand pointbreak pumped out some of the best footage you’ll see from last week—all under 40+ feet. Featured surfers include Ola Eleogram, Kevin Sullivan,

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2.12.16

Photos

A Waimea Afterparty

Kelly Slater, Mark Healey, Twiggy Baker, and more tear apart The Bay

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2.11.16

Videos

Mark Healey Scarfs Down Waimea Leftovers

Enough to make your stomach drop

Just because The Eddie didn’t run yesterday, that didn’t mean that there wasn’t a substantial swell belting the North Shore. Truth be told, it was actually pretty damn good terrifying. The committed surf fans that opted to stick around and watch the building swell were treated to quite the show as the likes of Mark Healey and others bagged

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2.11.16

Industry News

Titans of Mavericks Giveaway Winner

Congrats to Sara Lessard, who will be watching the big-wave invitational in style

After poring over entries to our Titans of Mavericks Giveaway, in which hundreds of readers made their case for why they deserve a front-row seat for all the action in Half Moon Bay tomorrow, we’re pleased to announce that Sara Lessard of Peoria, Arizona, is headed to watch the Titans of Mavericks up close and

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2.11.16

Videos

Tazzy’s Mavs Quiver

Anthony Tashnick unveils his big-wave strategy for Mavericks

Mother Nature chose to save The Eddie for another day, but an offshore pounding is still headed for the buoys of Half Moon Bay, and if anyone is ready to take on Mavericks with characteristic, well, character, it’s Anthony Tashnick. The full-grown grom recently showed us his big-wave quiver for the Titans of Mavericks event,

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2.10.16

Videos

Adapted Lines

How Joel Tudor's board designs influence his modern techniques

Joel Tudor’s quiver is a lesson in modern board philosophy: the magic lies not necessarily in what you ride, but in how well you know each board, trusting the details that will suit a variety of wave conditions. “I was lucky as a kid because I got to hang with surfers who clued me in

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