Val Surf stakes claim to the West Regional crown at Lowers
Surfing Lowers with only three other guys out is a privilege usually reserved for World Tour pros, or at the least high-ranking ‘QS warriors. But thanks to the 2014 Oakley Surf Shop Challenge, surf shop team riders and shop employees had Southern California’s best wave all to themselves. Seventeen surf shops from around Orange County […]
Check the stats before the first heat hits the water in Brazil
The World Tour has arrived in Brazil for the Billabong Rio Pro. Check the stats from years past before solidifying your
Gabriel Medina discusses language barriers, living up to expectations, and learning to keep a level head on surfing's biggest stage
Outside of his home country of Brazil, Gabriel Medina has become a polarizing figure. With his incredible aerial prowess, he quickly established himself as one of the most exciting surfers to watch on the World Tour, winning an unprecedented two events during his rookie season. But he’s also proven himself a very emotional competitor, occasionally […]
Beware the fair-skinned flocks invading our beaches
With summer around the bend, or for all intents and purposes having already arrived, it's officially shoobie season in Southern California.