CLIP OF THE WEEK: I Love Taylor
I think we can all agree on the title of this clip, and just leave it at that.
Battle at Bank Vaults
Not only is the surf incredible, and the surfing impressive, but man, is that not the bluest surf session in history? The first few waves look fake. Be it known: Dean Morrison still possesses one of the best forehand carves on the planet.
Santa Cruz From Above
Kyle Buthman and Austin Smith Ford are not afraid of getting pitched onto a jetty. Or at least if they are afraid, they’re good enough to not worry about taking off right in the tube, fins nearly scraping on barnacle-encrusted rocks, close enough to reach out and high-five people watching from the shore.
Mikey Wright, Finless
I still don’t understand how anybody with knees can ride a finless board. Mikey Wright doesn’t seem to have a problem. What he does seem to have is a great deal of fun.
THROWBACK CLIP OF THE WEEK: Drive Thru California excerpt
One thing that the all-new ASP overlooked when redesigning their webcast approach was sound effects. If only all commentary teams could be this strong. Donavon Frankenreiter, Greg Browning, and Barney, get a demo going, send it to the ASP, and we’ll see you in the booth next year.