Touring Western Australia's rugged coast with Yadin Nicol
From the flawless barrels of North Point to the harrowing slab at The Box, Western Australia offers some of the best and most daunting waves in the world. After moving to California five years ago, West Oz native Yadin Nicol takes us on a journey back to his rugged home breaks.
“We’ve already shown that when we work together, we can protect our oceans for future generations. So let’s redouble our efforts. Let’s make sure that years from now we can look our children in the eye and tell them that, yes, we did our part, we took action, and we led the way toward a […]
Watch the booze-drenched trailer
You think you know the story of Eddie Aikau? Well, OK, maybe you do. But have you heard it told by a ridiculously drunk dude from Comedy Central’s Drunk History? They dropped their Hawaii episode earlier this week—watch it online if you have cable—and, being good drunk historians, they tackled the complicated story of Eddie […]
Should this even be considered a wave?
Ahh, Shipstern’s Bluff, the menacing right that nightmares are made of. Or, if you are one of these big-wave lunatics, the stuff of your dreams. At just under four minutes, filmer Nick Smith gives all the best (and worst) waves from a day of 12-15 foot monsters breaking right in front of the iconic cliff […]
Barrels in paradise
Young Tahitian charger Mateia Hiquily heads to the Mentawais for what he describes as “the trip of his life.” You’ll see why. From both solid left- and right-hand barrels to rippable down-the-line walls, Mateia demonstrates just how developed his surfing has become, including a switchstance pig dog at the 2:44 mark. Watch: Mateia Hiquily in […]
Check all the stats before the first heat hits the water in Tahiti
There ain’t no party like a Teahupoo party. The world’s best surfers at one of the world’s best waves, it’s the Billabong Pro at the end of the road. Check the stats to see how the Top 34 have performed in Tahiti before solidifying your
A sample of Newport Beach's summer offerings
Summertime in Newport Beach treads the fine line between it being amazing and it being horrible to be a surfer. Crowds descend upon the sandy beaches, blackballs go up, and swell is hit or miss. Yet still, there are days when there’s no better place to be in California, like when south swell filters between […]