Should this even be considered a wave?
Ahh, Shipstern’s Bluff, the menacing right that nightmares are made of. Or, if you are one of these big-wave lunatics, the stuff of your dreams. At just under four minutes, filmer Nick Smith gives all the best (and worst) waves from a day of 12-15 foot monsters breaking right in front of the iconic cliff
Barrels in paradise
Young Tahitian charger Mateia Hiquily heads to the Mentawais for what he describes as “the trip of his life.” You’ll see why. From both solid left- and right-hand barrels to rippable down-the-line walls, Mateia demonstrates just how developed his surfing has become, including a switchstance pig dog at the 2:44 mark. Watch: Mateia Hiquily in
Check all the stats before the first heat hits the water in Tahiti
There ain’t no party like a Teahupoo party. The world’s best surfers at one of the world’s best waves, it’s the Billabong Pro at the end of the road. Check the stats to see how the Top 34 have performed in Tahiti before solidifying your
A sample of Newport Beach's summer offerings
Summertime in Newport Beach treads the fine line between it being amazing and it being horrible to be a surfer. Crowds descend upon the sandy beaches, blackballs go up, and swell is hit or miss. Yet still, there are days when there’s no better place to be in California, like when south swell filters between
It's time for a "Six Degrees of Kelly Slater" celebrity flow chart
Bowhunting. Pearl Jam. Huey Lewis. David Hasselhoff. Bono. Don Cheadle. This is the first time in the history of the English language that those names were all strung together like that. Their common thread is Robert Kelly Slater. In this surprisingly charming video interview for USA Today‘s “For the Win,” Kelly Slater brushes aside the
Sit shotgun as this underground charger guides you through macking Mainland Mexico barrels
This is about as core as they come: an underground charger pulling into incredibly clean Mainland Mexico barrels set to Echoes by Pink Floyd. Now go ahead and sit shotgun with Pedro Aguiar while he guides your through a handful of solid tubes.
Mainland Mexico calls, the crew answers
You know that surf trip you’ve been “planning” forever? Watching the latest chapter of Torrey Meister’s video series may push you over the edge. Las Palmeras gives an extended look at the To The Points trip Torrey, Colt Ward, and Josh Mulcoy went on earlier this year to Mainland Mexico. The crew fits right into