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2.29.16

Videos

Follow The Leader

Laurent Pujol refines the art of the barrel shot

Laurent Pujol needed a career shift after his third shoulder surgery five years ago. A former professional surfer, the 42-year-old Frenchman chose to share the tow rope with the likes of Shane Dorian, Bruce Irons, and the best tube riders in the world, bravely stalling longer than other photographers to snap footage deep enough to

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2.29.16

Videos

Meet The Malloy Brothers

Watch Chris, Keith, and Dan in their natural element

Hang around the contest circuit long enough, the shore awash in bright singlets and waves of uptight heats in full paddle-battle mode, and a possible response would be to scratch your head and wonder out loud: Where are the Malloy brothers when you need them? The new biopic from Farm League gives a cinematic update

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2.28.16

Videos

Jaws Freaks Out

Nearly unpaddle-able Pe'ahi

The Brock Swell breathed fresh life into the Bay last week for The Eddie, but that the energy would push the big-wave selection all the way to Pe’ahi would be typical of the hellman’s spirit. Those who didn’t compete at Waimea landed some of the wildest Jaws waves seen this winter, when a northwest swell

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2.26.16

Features

Wright Withdraws from Competition

Owen Wright will not compete in first half of 2016 World Tour season

This morning, Owen Wright withdrew from the first half of the 2016 World Tour season, according to a WSL press release. One of last year’s standout performers, Wright made history in 2015 by surfing his way to two perfect heats in pumping Fijian tubes. Adam Melling will reportedly take Wright’s place in the Top 34.

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2.24.16

Photos

Makaha Gets Massive

Oahu's West Shore flares up on a historically heavy week

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2.24.16

Videos

When Will The Superbank Stop?

Burrow, Parko, Deane, Fanning, and more say "hopefully never"

The name of the Gold Coast’s dreamy righthand peeler will now be changed to the Überbank until further notice.

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2.23.16

Features

Five Locations That Have Glistened in El Niño

Oh, what a winter it's been

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2.18.16

Videos

Session Notes: Matt Wilkinson

Wilko breaks down the backside blow tail

To add to your freshly-minted straight air, the newest Session Notes entry presents to you a lesson in the backside blow tail, coached by Matt Wilkinson. It’s much more than perching the fins over the lip and basking in the lineup’s stares; it needs to look effortlessly natural. Wilko’s backside waft — a lesson in

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2.17.16

Photos

Snapper’s Endless Summer

Perfect Superbank sets draw Mick, Steph, and more in an irresistible week

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2.17.16

Videos

Mick Fanning Checks Into Snapper Rocks Barrels

And never leaves

By the time it takes you to finish this sentence, Mick Fanning will have politely exited a tunneling section at Snapper, knocked on the door of another, enter as a guest, and stay long enough to file a permit for Gold Coast residency, as more than a few have done this week. The West Coast

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