Jesse Merle-Jones wants you to surf better
I’ve been riding the wrong boards most of my life. As a pro surfer, that may sound weird, but it’s true. I rode a standard thruster and I was bored with surfing. I was narrow-minded and against change and figured that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But then something changed. A friend of
Noseriding and jazz music, what's not to love?
Take the stylistic subtleties of Joel Tudor’s surfing, mix it with the nuances of jazz music, and you have this extremely enjoyable video by Adam Burns. In just under three minutes, you’ll see some incredible noserides, drop-knee cutbacks, and all the fancy footwork you’d expect from Joel.
The second installment of an exclusive series with Noa Deane
Although the music, aspect ratio, dating show sampling, and front traction are all reminiscent of the ’80s, the surfing certainly is not. Noa Deane, regardless of format, consistently impresses both above and below the lip. That air at 0:28! Nobody (except maybe Dane Reynolds) is doing airs that big or that tweaked. And Noa is
At home and abroad with the Hawaiian charger
Hailing from the North Shore of Oahu, Eli Olson has developed his tube-riding skills at one of the heaviest waves of the world: Pipeline. And when he chases waves around the world, it shows. In Eli’s newest edit, he explains why he surfs, what motivates him to keep going, and most importantly, he demonstrates that
Wedges suit the young, long-haired Australian well
Eli Steele is 19 years of age and from Moffat Beach, Australia. Now that the formalities are out of the way, go ahead and introduce yourself to his surfing. As you’ll see in this clip, Eli loves a good wedge and has the aerial repertoire to prove it, including the rarely seen mute grab (0:40).
Micronesia and Mexico are surely worth dreaming about
If you dream of tropical adventures (and we know you do), Luke Davis’ six-minute edit featuring solid Micronesia and extremely rippable Mexico will be quite enjoyable. You’ll likely recognize the trip that the P-Pass footage is from. Feel free to reacquaint yourself here and here. Check Luke’s tube prowess at 4:19 when he pulls off
The return of Jeffreys Bay completes in dramatic fashion
After a string of lay days, the J-Bay Open completed in near-flawless conditions at Supertubes. Forecasts of a building swell came true as the final 12 surfers went head-to-head at the world’s best pointbreak. In the Quarterfinals, goofyfooters Matt Wilkinson and Owen Wright posted 17-point plus heat scores, making them the guys to beat. But