Junior Faria, Brazilian surf journalist, on Medina's impact
It’s official—Gabriel Medina is the new World Champion. For the first time in history a South American holds the WCT World Title. The 20-year-old phenom from the beachbreaks of São Paulo, Medina now joins Kelly Slater as one of the two youngest World Champions ever. He takes home a trophy that thousands of passionate Brazilian
How the Big Three are preparing for the pending showdown for the 2014 World Title
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It is a must-have for any surf fan, and certainly any reader of SURFER.
Keeping the art of board building alive and well
Don’t call Travis Reynolds a shaper. That would downplay the Santa Cruz, California, board builder’s role in bringing his crafts to life. From tracing templates to pouring resin to covering the finished board in artwork, Reynolds handles every step of the process, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. For the most recent clip in The Now series, we sat down with Reynolds to discuss the virtue of finishing what you start.
Music: Shut Up by Posse
After two rounds at Pipe, three remain in the hunt for the 2014 World Title
In Portugal, Nazare breaks in ungodly ways during the biggest swell of the year
5.2 meters at 21 seconds. That’s the kind of force-of-nature swell the tow-teams were dealing with at Nazare last Thursday. Waves that were incomprehensibly giant rolled in, measuring somewhere between 40 feet and…140? Who knows? It’s still too hard to measure, what with the ongoing debate about wave sizes at Praia do Norte. All arguments