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The Boy King John Florence rules the surf world; he just wants the trophy to make it official. The Man. In Portugal. Kelly Slater, after two decades at the top of pro surfing, is still setting the performance bar. The More Things Change Stephanie Gilmore hasn’t let fame and world titles change her at all.
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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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