Check the stats before the first heat hits the water at Margaret River
The stat line is a little thin for Margaret River, this being only the second year the event is a part of the Men’s World Tour. Before it got that distinction, Margie’s was a ‘QS stop, so most every surfer in the Top 34 has some experience wearing a singlet there in the past. It
Take a tour of South-West Australia with one of its most talented residents
It’s tempting, when you watch a clip of a freesurfer flaring in some foreign locale, to compare and contrast what you’re seeing to what you’ve recently seen of the Top 34, and then maybe to reach the conclusion that said surfer belongs in that mix. Jay Davies, an obvious example, has Top 34 talent. But
Plenty of wipeouts and carnage to go around in Newport, folks
It’s hard to say what goes through the head of these surfers, swimmers, and spongers as they enter a crowded and chaotic Wedge lineup. Regardless, it’s quite a spectacle, and is always recommended, if not required, viewing.
On a roll in California, Portugal, and Hawaii with the younger Coffin brother
The younger Wise Tail has begun to fill out his frame, and his surfing has matured with every added inch and pound. At 19, Parker Coffin has hardly reached his talent ceiling, but that’s not to say that the next 4:02 won’t get you plenty fired up to throw on your wettie and get out