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WSL : Medina and Moore Win Surf Ranch Pro

Gabriel Medina came to the Surf Ranch Pro to do two things: win the contest and close the ratings gap on Filipe Toledo. And during the inaugural event in Lemoore, he did just that. “It was amazing to win again, especially here at the Surf Ranch. It feels really good. That was hard,” said Medina. “Everyone was surfing really good, ...

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WSL : Final lineups decided at Surf Ranch

After an afternoon of heartfelt charges at the cutline, the women’s Surf Ranch Pro event rankings finished the way it started. Carissa Moore continued to control the top spot, while Lakey Peterson, rookie Caroline Marks, and current World No. 1 Stephanie Gilmore rounded out the top four heading into Finals. “To be in the mix and be able to perform ...

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WSL : Medina Tops Day Two at Surf Ranch

Friday afternoon. A hundred degrees in the shade. Not a breath of wind. Game time. After a week of training and early-round action, for the top seeds of the Surf Park Pro the moment had arrived. And Gabriel Medina did not disappoint. Surfing in the day’s final group, he asserted himself immediately as a clear favorite to win the contest. On ...

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X Games : Real Wake 2018

Real Wake driven by MasterCraft is on. Watch the videos and vote for your favorite video at https://XGames.com/RealWake Daniel Grant   Steel Lafferty   Guenther Oka   Tyler Higham   Felix Georgii   Dylan Miller

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WSL : Slater and Ho set pace at Surf Ranch

There’s a distinct difference between a training day at the Surf Ranch and actually pulling on the jersey and going for a score – as opening day at the Surf Ranch Pro illustrated. Yesterday, Kelly Slater noted, “Somebody is going to set that bar at a certain point and everyone after that is going to have to match that. That’s ...

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Sessions : “The Right” Rages Again

As the Southern Ocean’s 2018 winter wave season goes full tilt, big wave rider Ross Clarke-Jones heads to West Australia’s infamous slab, The Right, for a tow session that won’t soon be forgotten. From Nazaré to Waimea, Shipstern to The Right, no matter how quick in succession the swells may be, there’s a chance you’ll see Clarke-Jones out there, getting ...

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Mick Fanning and Tyler Wright return to The Snake

Earlier in the 2018 season, as reigning 2x WSL Champion Tyler Wright campaigned for her third consecutive World Title, Mick Fanning hatched a plan. To help her train for the Surf Ranch Pro, the first-ever World Tour event in a wave pool, he was going to take Tyler to his secret wave… The Snake. Long, flawless barrels breaking right on ...

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Griffin Colapinto : Ranch Rookie

For the first time ever, at next week’s Surf Ranch Pro, Championship Tour points will be awarded at a perfect wave in an artificial environment. (Not counting the 1985 World Professional Inland Surfing Championships, held in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in piddly 1-to-2 foot surf at Dorney Park’s Wildwater Kingdom.) Over the last few months, the Men and Women of the CT ...

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Josh Kerr : Airborne

Josh Kerr is standing on his second story deck in Carlsbad, CA, squinting out at the afternoon ocean. “You can actually see the waves breaking from up on the roof,” he says. “But, unfortunately, the neighborhood won’t let us build a deck up there.” Below us, we survey the toys spilling out of his garage: Motorized beach cruisers, dirtbikes, a ...

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Caroline Marks : Ranch Rookie

For the first time ever, at next week’s Surf Ranch Pro, Championship Tour points will be awarded at a perfect wave in an artificial environment. (Not counting the 1985 World Professional Inland Surfing Championships, held in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in piddly 1- to- 2 foot surf at Dorney Park’s Wildwater Kingdom.) Over the last few months, the men and women of ...

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Glenn Coldenhoff : From Wheels to Waves

Red Bull KTM’s Glenn Coldenhoff talks about his buzz for jet-skiing and how the fun watery escape actually has some similarities to his MXGP ‘day job’. It’s fitting that the 27-year-old Dutchman (and many other riders actually) is a fan of the ‘water bike’ because it was an American motocrosser, Clayton Jacobson, that first came up with the design for ...

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X Games : Real Wake 2018 Trailer

X Games Real Wake driven by MasterCraft is back, featuring all-new videos from Steel Lafferty, Tyler Higham, Felix Georgii, Dylan Miller, Daniel Grant and Guenther Oka. Parts drop, and the contest starts, on Thursday, Sept. 6th.

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Kolohe Andino : Not Holding Back

After a Quarterfinal finish at the Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o Kolohe Andino has moved up into the top 10 on the Jeep Leaderboard. The 24-year-old San Clemente local has had an up-and-down year, but sees the Surf Ranch Pro as an opportunity to reassert himself as one of the world’s elite surfers. We caught up with Andino at home in California ...

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No Contest : Tahiti

The latest No Contest edit dives deep into Tahiti’s underground surf scene. The world’s most feared wave was in a friendly mood for this year’s Tahitian Pro, and a team of local legends gave us an intimate look behind the scenes in their French Polynesian paradise. In case surfing at Teahupo’o isn’t intimidating enough, once the Championship Tour hits Tahiti the ...

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Sessions : Endless Heavy Waves in Tahiti

Filmer Ryan Moss spent the Southern Hemisphere winter at Teahupo’o, Tahiti, capturing Matahi Drollet, Kalani David and other pros in some of the most perfect conditions we’ve seen in a long time. You might have tuned in to the World Tour event this past week and found beautiful, mostly blue images of Teahupo’o, Tahiti, beaming back. The waves were clear ...

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WSL : Medina Wins Tahiti Pro

With a statement-making performance, Gabriel Medina edged out Owen Wright to capture his second Tahiti Pro title and his first Championship Tour victory of 2018. For the effort, Medina slides into second on the Jeep Leaderboard, while Filipe Toledo, who’s dream run came to a close in the Semifinals, holds on to the Jeep Leader jersey. In clean, head high ...

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Ben Thouard – Surface

SURFACE, a ROAM Original, is the story of how award-winning photographer Ben Thouard invented a new perspective of our world—shot underwater from inside a wave looking back at the landscape as never seen before. His love of the ocean, surfing, and windsurfing brought him to the small village of Teahupoo, Tahiti, where he can see the legendary surf break from ...

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Kolohe Andino and Ian Crane at Cloudbreak

The World Tour might not be heading to Fiji this year, but that didn’t stop Californians Kolohe Andino and Ian Crane from flying across the Pacific to sample a few days of firing Cloudbreak. You’ve probably noticed a bit of a hole in this year’s World Tour schedule. Yes, there was J-Bay and there’ll be Tahiti. Bali re-entered the picture ...

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Bali’s Swell of the Century

When the biggest swell ever recorded in Indonesia ran aground in Bali this past July, results were always going to be spectacular. There’s a certain formula to the way that big swells play out in Indonesia, the world’s surfing capital in the southern hemisphere’s winter months. First comes the buzz as purple blobs appear on the weather map, indicating low-pressure ...

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Rob’s Corner : Remote Indo

In Reef’s new short, “Rob’s Corner,” Rob Machado, Evan Geiselman and Mikala Jones find everything you’d hope for on a remote Indonesian boat trip–drained-out tubes and rippable waves. Along with the tube packing, the trio experiences their fair share of unexpected adventure as well, like a dinghy mishap that resulted in a lot of expensive gear going overboard. Whether he’s ...

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