Perfecting the perfect canvas since December
Nat, Carissa, Kanoa, Wingnut, Steph, Kerrzy. Who’s left? Plus: A recap of the star-studded week that was, with some fresh faces in the mix.
Raging against The Machine
Steph’s and Wingnut’s clips dropped this morning, in case you missed it, and the supersquad continues to grow. Now on the web: Kerrzy, getting loose on a twin-fin at the globe’s most popular wave.
Rolling out the perfect Lemoore carpet
Nat, Kanoa, Carissa, Wingnut, and now the ever-grinning six-time World Champion? The invitee list gets more tantalizing by the day. But seriously, how perfect is this barrel?
Just Passing Through El Niño
Hot off awards for both the XXL Performance of the Year and XXL Wave of the Year, Shane Dorian packed more wear on his Varial foam gun than nearly anyone else this El Niño season. How’s one to keep track of those successful air drops? Those technical stalls into 20-foot tents? Reef’s latest Just Passing
Mick Fanning, Wade Carmichael, and Mitch Parkinson deliver your A.M. report
One benefit to shaking out the morning cobwebs is scoring Snapper at its most empty-ish. Another is seeing Mick Fanning, Wade Carmichael, and Mitch Parkinson hunt tubes in the dewy glow of a Gold Coast sunrise. Jumpstart your afternoon and watch a few of Australia’s best drop some early-morning wisdom.
If you could do just one contest, this would be it
Perfect, peeling righthand tubes with only one other person out? Sounds like a dream. In actuality, it was Rip Curl’s Mentawaii Pro 2016 and you bet it’ll have you salivating to put on a jersey (and that doesn’t happen often). Is it more of a motivation to make a heat so you can keep surfing
A former world champ drops in as three more teams book their tickets to Nationals
Mid-Atlantic Sweetwater Surf Shop entered as the regional winners for two years straight, and the team continued its dominance for a third year after a victory on the south side of Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina. Surfing without its team leader, Ben Bourgeois, Sweetwater capitalized on chest-high peaks from start to finish in
Spend Earth Day at sea, in glorious RED
Here’s a wonderfully folksy Earth Day edit from Dark Fall Productions’ Alex DePhillipo, featuring Andrew Gesler ripping in Jersey’s dewey morning glow, every water droplet in its right place. It’s a gorgeous, cinematic reminder, captured in full RED focus, of the natural beauty all around us.