These five waves are up for the top honor at this year's Billabong XXL Awards
In years past, there always seemed to be a wave or two that stood out above the others for the Billabong XXL Ride of the Year award. This year, however, all five nominees are very evenly matched. Which do you think deserves to take home top honors?: Grant “Twiggy” Baker – Dungeons, South Africa Shane
We're down with the Gudangs and their never-a-dull-moment down days
Enough of that road less traveled nonsense, just follow the Gudangs instead. Get down on the full season of Down Days. It’s the brothers in places beyond the lineups we’re used to, with just as much froth.
Chippa Wilson's highlights from a rare homecoming in Australia
We don’t see enough of Chippa Wilson, do we?
Bethany Hamilton walks us through the intricacies of surfing with only one arm
Bethany Hamilton sharing exactly how she is able to surf with just one arm. From battling through the shorebreak to taking off late on overhead waves, it's remarkable to watch her in action. This is how she does it.
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A Long, Good Run California’s wave drought ended with a flood of swell and perfect conditions. In His Own Words Gabriel Medina discusses language barriers, living up to expectations, and learning to keep a level head on surfing’s biggest stage. Islands in the Pulse Two different islands in the Pacific. One swell delivers perfection to
The best from Australian up-and-comer Soli Bailey's all-time trip to Micronesia
Just before last Christmas, the Pacific Ocean pulsed with swell, sending all-time waves to Micronesia. Soli Bailey, along with a handful of others, set their sights on P-Pass and scored. The trip, which is featured in our May Issue, saw waves that were on par with the famous “Dorian Swell” from 2007. Enjoy this clip,
A collection of clips from quite possibly the best unsponsored surfer in the world
Laurie Towner first made a name for himself back in 2006 while charging Shipstern’s Bluff alongside Andy Irons. Since then he’s continued to earn the praise of the world’s best surfers, but recently fell victim to cuts at Billabong. This clip, which features everything from small-wave punts to tow-ins at massive Teahupoo, may be evidence