Mark Mathews at Ours in Sydney, Australia
Photographer: Bailey Jones Location: Cape Fear (a.k.a. Ours), Sydney, Australia Specs: Canon EOS 7D; 70-200mm f/4L; ISO 100; 1/250th at f6.3 Comments: “Cape Fear was pumping on a super east swell direction. That’s why the lip is so think,” explains Mark Mathews of this photo of him taken by 15-year-old Bailey Jones. “I was about […]
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Step off into some heaving Mexico beachbreak with Alex Gray and J.O.B.
Nothing says summer like monster south-swell tubes in Mainland Mexico (with Alex Gray inside them). Jamie O’Brien joins in on the fun, they bring some props along for the ride, and as usual, both parties get really, really, ridiculously barreled.
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The 11x world champ speaks his mind on where the ratings stand halfway through the year
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Highlights from the opening day at Jeffreys Bay
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