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5.23.14

Videos

Dry Reef and Snake Wine

Watch Dane Gudauskas and Kohl Christensen chase a typhoon to Okinawa's most dangerous break

With a typhoon tearing through the Pacific, Dane Gudauskas and Kohl Christensen booked tickets to the island of Okinawa—home to some of the most treacherous reef breaks in all of Japan. They hoped to find at least some solid surf, but between grinding left-hand barrels and the bizarre local beverages, they got more than they […]

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5.22.14

Videos

Hide and Seek

Mikey Brennan sneaking through taverns in Tasmania

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5.22.14

Photo Blog

Off the Wall, Oahu

Photo: Zak Noyle

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5.22.14

EOS

Ricky Grigg, 1937-2014

Last known interview with the Sunset master and Oceanography professor

Ricky Grigg, big-wave maestro and Professor of Oceanography, passed away yesterday. He was 77. Grigg was a standout in the early North Shore teeth-cutting scene of the late ’50s and early ’60s, before he took the plunge into academia; he earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford, a master’s degree from the University of Hawaii, and […]

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5.21.14

Photo Blog

Dane Reynolds, Indonesia

Photo: Jason Childs

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5.21.14

Videos

Aritz Aranburu, Keramas

A sample platter of barrels and power surfing from the World Tour surfer

At just over one minute, Aritz Aranburu’s newest clip from Keramas is a delightful sample platter of the World Tour surfer’s diverse repertoire. The power hack at 0:10…more please. And, of course, no Keramas clip, even a one minute one, would be complete without a barrel-to-grab-rail-cutback combo (0:14). Now if only this wave were still […]

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5.21.14

Random Happenings

Time Collapsed Surfing

An artist compressed one hour of footage into two minutes of overlaid waves

On an early morning in late January, artist Cy Kuckenbaker propped his camera on the bluff overlooking Sunset Cliffs in San Diego for an hour. “I was interested in exploring the manipulation of water and to see how the movements and patterns from surfing interact,” says Kuckenbaker of the video on his Vimeo page. “Watching […]

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5.21.14

Photos

Kandui Rights

Photos of tropical perfection in the Mentawais

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5.20.14

Videos

Chad Compton in Mexico

Tubes, airs, jet skis

This snappy little vid will have you clicking over to Orbitz in no time, searching for a cheap flight to Mexico. Or, at the very least, will inspire a bucket of Coronas after work. Either way, please enjoy Chad Compton and his tuberiding, air-hucking prowess in some warm, glassy Mexican beachbreaks.

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5.20.14

Videos

Dane and Yadin

Dane Reynolds and Yadin Nicol in California. What more do you want?

Have you heard of this guy Dane Reynolds? Name sounds familiar, but it’s hard to place. Like a name once common but not heard in a little too long. Anyway, he surfs pretty good. So does Yadin Nicol. Good thing, ’cause they’re both in this video. Carving up some mouth-watering walls in and around the […]

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