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7.16.14

Photo Blog

Jaws, Maui

Photo: Zak Noyle

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7.16.14

Videos

Battle At Bank Vaults

Dean Morrison, Koa Rothman, and Nate Behl trade heavy barrels in the Mentawais

While FTR Films describes Bank Vaults as a “fun Mentawai righthander,” it actually leans more toward the terrifying side of the spectrum. Dean Morrison, Koa Rothman, and Nate Behl do, however, make it look oh so fun. After all, what’s not to love about tropical blue water, stand-up barrels, and open-face power carves?

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7.16.14

Videos

Santa Cruz, From Above

Aerial footage of Kyle Buthman and Austin Smith-Ford dodging a jetty to score barrels

Some takeoffs require more commitment than others. In this clip of Santa Cruz residents Kyle Buthman and Austin Smith-Ford at one of their local breaks, hesitation isn’t an option. Unless, of course, you want to be slammed into concrete jacks. For those willing to chance the man-made dangers that also make the wave what it […]

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7.16.14

Random Happenings

Wedge Madness

Solid south swell brings massive barrels and closeouts to Newport Beach's most infamous wave

Never before has breaking your back, neck, legs, surfboard, bodyboard, SUP, and/or handplane, while trying to surf an unrideable closeout looked so appealing. It could be the water color, maybe the slow-mo, or the mellow jam soothing out all the chaos; but somehow, this clip makes gnarly Wedge look doable to a sane person. In […]

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7.16.14

Photos

At Your Own Risk

One hell of a south swell slams the California, Mexico, and Nicaragua coasts

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7.15.14

Videos

Mick Fanning and Co., West Oz

Mick Fanning, Owen Wright, and Matt Wilkinson find rippable swell in Western Australia

It’s been a while since you’ve seen Mick Fanning, Owen Wright, or Matt Wilkinson without a contest jersey on. Let alone all three of them in one clip. Fanning kicks things off at a wedgey West Oz beachbreak and even does an air (kind of, 0:45) reminiscent of his younger years. Then comes in Owen […]

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7.15.14

Videos

Blue Deja Vu

Heaving sand-bottom barrels off the coast of France

If you love wine, cheese, and heaving sand-bottom barrels, France is your surf paradise. Blue Deja Vu focuses on Basque surfer Indar Unanue as he glides into well-overhead cold-water beachbreaks along France’s Atlantic Coast. Cameos from his neighboring Frenchmen Joan Duru, Maxime Huscenot, Vincent Duvignac, and Patrick Beven round out this four-minute clip.

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7.15.14

Photo Blog

Mentawai Islands, Indonesia

Photo: Jason Childs

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7.15.14

Videos

Taylor Knox, Various Locales

A year's worth of footage of the legendary power surfer

Easily one of the most admired surfers of the past two decades, Taylor Knox’s unique mix of power and flow has influenced countless surfers, including much of the current World Tour. Shot and edited by Nick Pollet, this clip features footage of Taylor from the past year in Hawaii, Fiji, and Australia. Whether it’s Backdoor […]

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7.15.14

Photo Blog

In Focus: Cape Fear

Mark Mathews at Ours in Sydney, Australia

Photographer: Bailey Jones Location: Cape Fear (a.k.a. Ours), Sydney, Australia Specs: Canon EOS 7D; 70-200mm f/4L; ISO 100; 1/250th at f6.3 Comments: “Cape Fear was pumping on a super east swell direction. That’s why the lip is so think,” explains Mark Mathews of this photo of him taken by 15-year-old Bailey Jones. “I was about […]

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