Nearly unpaddle-able Pe'ahi
The Brock Swell breathed fresh life into the Bay last week for The Eddie, but that the energy would push the big-wave selection all the way to Pe’ahi would be typical of the hellman’s spirit. Those who didn’t compete at Waimea landed some of the wildest Jaws waves seen this winter, when a northwest swell
Owen Wright will not compete in first half of 2016 World Tour season
This morning, Owen Wright withdrew from the first half of the 2016 World Tour season, according to a WSL press release. One of last year’s standout performers, Wright made history in 2015 by surfing his way to two perfect heats in pumping Fijian tubes. Adam Melling will reportedly take Wright’s place in the Top 34.
Burrow, Parko, Deane, Fanning, and more say "hopefully never"
The name of the Gold Coast’s dreamy righthand peeler will now be changed to the Überbank until further notice.
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
Perfect Superbank sets draw Mick, Steph, and more in an irresistible week
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
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,
Kelly Slater, Mark Healey, Twiggy Baker, and more tear apart The Bay