Keeping the art of board building alive and well
Don’t call Travis Reynolds a shaper. That would downplay the Santa Cruz, California, board builder’s role in bringing his crafts to life. From tracing templates to pouring resin to covering the finished board in artwork, Reynolds handles every step of the process, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. For the most recent clip in The Now series, we sat down with Reynolds to discuss the virtue of finishing what you start.
Music: Shut Up by Posse
After two rounds at Pipe, three remain in the hunt for the 2014 World Title
In Portugal, Nazare breaks in ungodly ways during the biggest swell of the year
5.2 meters at 21 seconds. That’s the kind of force-of-nature swell the tow-teams were dealing with at Nazare last Thursday. Waves that were incomprehensibly giant rolled in, measuring somewhere between 40 feet and…140? Who knows? It’s still too hard to measure, what with the ongoing debate about wave sizes at Praia do Norte. All arguments
Episode 10: Albee Layer
To Albee or not to be! Get to know one of Maui’s brightest talents, the one & only, Albee Layer. Tag along with iconic photog, Steve Sherman, as he pays this hard-chargin’, high-flyin’ Sanuk ambassador a visit for a tour of his home turf.
The Pipe Masters is on, and Round 1 did not disappoint
Joel Parkinson points and barks, “Johnny Goodvibes… are you kidding me?” The dawn session at Pipe this morning was predictably spirited, being the best day of the winter so far, being the first day of the Pipe Masters, but it was little surprise that John Florence split the pack for the wave of the morning,
Very underwhelming, but certainly a novelty
The Pineapple Express, Northern California’s storm of the decade that’s flooding coasts and knocking out power with reckless abandon, also delivered waves to a ski town in need. As Lake Tahoe battens down its hatches and braces for plenty of snowfall, winds in the +100 mph range stirred up some swell for anyone with enough