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7.28.14

Videos

Adam Bennetts’ Gula Gula

Chasing three different swells over three weeks' time in Indonesia

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7.28.14

Random Happenings

Kelly Slater’s U.S. Open Warm Up

A small forecast calls for a creative means of preparation

When the U.S. Open of Surfing forecast calls for no larger than 3-foot faces, warming up for the event can be difficult, especially when following up an all-time swell at Jeffreys Bay. Unless, of course, you’re Kelly Slater. In which case, you jump on an old board (notice the sticker?), head to a lake in […]

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7.28.14

Magazine

In This Issue

Check out the September issue, on newsstands now

Building House Eight events that shaped modern competitive surfing. Edges of Africa With surfboard in tow, Gary Conley is halfway through circumnavigating the entire African continent by motorcyle. Misfits of Bull Bay Along Jamaica’s impoverished southern coast, surfing is more than a pastime. It’s the potential for a better life. Valhalla’s Coast On the icy […]

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7.25.14

Photo Blog

Bali, Indonesia

Photo: Jason Childs

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7.24.14

Photo Blog

Andy Irons, Indonesia

Photo: Grant Ellis

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7.24.14

Videos

Nathaniel Curran at Home

Head-high, offshore barrels and more in and around Ventura

As demonstrated here by former WT surfer Nathaniel Curran, Ventura is a great place to be a surfer. The opening section of head-high, offshore barrels will have you wondering where all the other surfers are. Nathaniel doesn’t tease with just barrels though, backing it up with some rippable C Street (2:16) before closing with a […]

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7.24.14

Random Happenings

Flood Surfing in Switzerland

Fast-moving water creates a powerful standing river-wave

When you live in a landlocked country, surfing becomes much more complicated than driving to the nearest beach and paddling out. For these surfers in Switzerland, flood surfing presents the perfect opportunity to get in the water without venturing beyond their borders. Earlier this week, fast-moving water in the Thur river granted such a situation […]

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7.23.14

Photo Blog

Tahiti

Photo: Chris Burkard

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7.23.14

Videos

Nick Rozsa, Still Homegrown

Waves near home for the Salty Beards out of Ventura

A few days of swell in California provide waves aplenty for another banger from Nick Rozsa. He brings style and scale on his airs and backside attack, and might as well be getting paid by the city of Ventura for how nice he makes his hometown look.

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7.23.14

Instruction

Pick The Right Board

Jesse Merle-Jones wants you to surf better

I’ve been riding the wrong boards most of my life. As a pro surfer, that may sound weird, but it’s true. I rode a standard thruster and I was bored with surfing. I was narrow-minded and against change and figured that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But then something changed. A friend of […]

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