The 2014 Oakley Surf Shop Challenge kicks off in Cardiff
Surf shops in the greater San Diego area locked their front doors and headed out to Seaside Reef in Cardiff over the weekend, kicking off the 2014 Oakley Surf Shop Challenge. Fun, rippable swell set the stage for yet another competitive Southwest Regional. The contest format pits four-man teams of shop employees and team pros […]
Tricky conditions level the playing field at the Drug Aware Pro
According to SURFER photographer Todd Glaser
Kelly Slater We’ve probably traveled the most together out of anyone I shoot. He spends a lot of time looking at swell maps and figuring out where in the world may be the best at any given moment, which results in us being in the best spot possible with great waves and minimal crowds. He […]
These five waves are up for the top honor at this year's Billabong XXL Awards
In years past, there always seemed to be a wave or two that stood out above the others for the Billabong XXL Ride of the Year award. This year, however, all five nominees are very evenly matched. Which do you think deserves to take home top honors?: Grant “Twiggy” Baker – Dungeons, South Africa Shane […]
We're down with the Gudangs and their never-a-dull-moment down days
Enough of that road less traveled nonsense, just follow the Gudangs instead. Get down on the full season of Down Days. It’s the brothers in places beyond the lineups we’re used to, with just as much froth.
Chippa Wilson's highlights from a rare homecoming in Australia
We don’t see enough of Chippa Wilson, do we?
Bethany Hamilton walks us through the intricacies of surfing with only one arm
Bethany Hamilton sharing exactly how she is able to surf with just one arm. From battling through the shorebreak to taking off late on overhead waves, it's remarkable to watch her in action. This is how she does it.