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7.29.14

Features

According To

The most influential surfboard shapers of all time, according to Matt Biolos

TOM BLAKE + THE HOT CURL CREW “Tom Blake is the most influential surfboard designer of all time. In the 1920s and ’30s, his contributions and inventions to overcome the performance limitations of the surfboard were borderline Edisonian. With virtually no precedent to work from, he was the first to hollow out the solid wood […]

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7.28.14

Photo Blog

Mick Fanning, Pipeline

Photo: Zak Noyle

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7.28.14

Videos

Adam Bennetts’ Gula Gula

Chasing three different swells over three weeks' time in Indonesia

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7.28.14

Random Happenings

Kelly Slater’s U.S. Open Warm Up

A small forecast calls for a creative means of preparation

When the U.S. Open of Surfing forecast calls for no larger than 3-foot faces, warming up for the event can be difficult, especially when following up an all-time swell at Jeffreys Bay. Unless, of course, you’re Kelly Slater. In which case, you jump on an old board (notice the sticker?), head to a lake in […]

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7.28.14

Magazine

In This Issue

Check out the September issue, on newsstands now

Building House Eight events that shaped modern competitive surfing. Edges of Africa With surfboard in tow, Gary Conley is halfway through circumnavigating the entire African continent by motorcyle. Misfits of Bull Bay Along Jamaica’s impoverished southern coast, surfing is more than a pastime. It’s the potential for a better life. Valhalla’s Coast On the icy […]

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7.25.14

Photo Blog

Bali, Indonesia

Photo: Jason Childs

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7.24.14

Photo Blog

Andy Irons, Indonesia

Photo: Grant Ellis

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7.24.14

Videos

Nathaniel Curran at Home

Head-high, offshore barrels and more in and around Ventura

As demonstrated here by former WT surfer Nathaniel Curran, Ventura is a great place to be a surfer. The opening section of head-high, offshore barrels will have you wondering where all the other surfers are. Nathaniel doesn’t tease with just barrels though, backing it up with some rippable C Street (2:16) before closing with a […]

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7.24.14

Random Happenings

Flood Surfing in Switzerland

Fast-moving water creates a powerful standing river-wave

When you live in a landlocked country, surfing becomes much more complicated than driving to the nearest beach and paddling out. For these surfers in Switzerland, flood surfing presents the perfect opportunity to get in the water without venturing beyond their borders. Earlier this week, fast-moving water in the Thur river granted such a situation […]

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7.23.14

Photo Blog

Tahiti

Photo: Chris Burkard

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