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WSL : A Day Away from a Teahupo’o Champ

It was a long, hard day on the reef at Teahupo’o. Heats were decided by hard-working turns rather than wide-open barrels, requiring strategy and disciplined surfing from the field. And at the conclusion of Round 4, the stories being told at the End of the Road were about the passion of Filipe Toledo and the departure of Joel Parkinson. Check ...

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John John Florence : “Frothing to get back”

After two years of dominating the field, the reigning 2x World Champ John John Florence entered the 2018 season with a different approach to years past — aiming to relax and enjoy every heat. But that didn’t work. While his surfing was still there, showing flashes of brilliance throughout the first few events, he was failing to secure top results ...

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Wakeskating Wadi Al-Hidan

Wakeskating champion and Red Bull athlete Brian Grubb, battles the unforgiving water streams in a volcanic narrow valley in the Jordanian Desert. Wadi Al-Hidan is one of the most important touristic attractions in the Jordanian province of Madaba, a beautiful black basaltic canyon filled with narrow gorges, fresh natural pools, mesmerizing green vegetation and wild life. The quietness of this ...

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WSL : Day One in Tahiti

The first wave Filipe Toledo rode at the 2018 Tahiti Pro was a long barrel with a couple spicy little turns to finish. The energy he exuded was obvious. The judges tossed him a mid six for the effort. It had to feel better than the score. For Toledo’s opening salvo, it was proof positive that the last two weeks ...

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WSL : Toledo Takes On Teahupo’o

With his leaders jersey in reach of the field, can Filipe Toledo overcome his troubles in Tahiti? To win a World Title, surfing well at Teahupo’o is critical. Three-time champ Mick Fanning should know. In 2007, Mick won his first World Title. He also finished second at the Billabong Pro Tahiti. In 2012, he won the contest. Then, in 2013, ...

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WSL : Title Race Ignites in Tahiti

The world’s best arrive in Tahiti – with big implications on the line. Friday kicked off Stop No. 7 on the WSL Championship Tour (CT): The Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o. Current World No. 1 Filipe Toledo, 2017 event champ Julian Wilson, World No. 3 Gabriel Medina and local expert Michel Bourez arrived on the island a few days ahead of the waiting ...

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Puerto Escondido’s Swell of the Summer

It’s been a predictably good summer at the Mexican Pipeline, but when this swell showed up on the charts, it was clear things were about to get epic.   Few people know Puerto Escondido – aka the Mexican Pipeline – better than local lensman Edwin Morales. Anyone who’s enjoyed a harrowing shot or footage of local chargers Coco Nogales or ...

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WSL : Teahupoo Tension – Wilson and Medina

The Tahiti Pro starts on August 10th, reflect on how these two title contenders put together the heat of the year in 2017. “Look, with Gabriel, he’s tenacious and he’s got a big heart,” Julian Wilson said immediately after claiming the 2017 Tahiti Pro Teahupoo. “As for the start of the heat, we’ll just leave that it in the water, ...

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WSL : Conlogue and Igarashi win Vans US Open

There was no shortage of drama on the final day of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, but when the spray settled it was two Huntington Beach surfers standing atop the podium. Back from injury, surfing with passion and conviction, Courtney Conlogue claimed the women’s title, while Kanoa Igarashi became the first surfer to win back-to-back Men’s Opens since fellow ...

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WSL : Vans US Open – Mens QS

On a hot, sunny Saturday in Huntington Beach, as the Vans US Open of Surfing – Men’s QS powered through Round 5, Seth Moniz brought the crowd to their feet with what could turn out to be the best air of the year.   Seth Moniz WSL / ROWLAND Stroking into a chunky reform, he drove down the line on his ...

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WSL : Vans US Open – Yellow Jersey on the Line

Saturday morning in Huntington Beach dawned with a fresh shot of combo swell in the water and World Title intrigue hung in the air. With a number of former U.S. Open champions still in the draw, all of whom showed up with the intention of upsetting the current power balance at the top the ratings, World Title frontrunners Stephanie Gilmore ...

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Volcom : Head Noise – Noa Deane Surf Film

Head Noise is High-Action, Heavy Charging, Avant-Garde Surfing for the New Age! Noa Deane’s “Head Noise” is a cinematic shred fest from filmmaker Mikey Mallalieu. Many people choose the ocean as their escape from the chaos in the streets, and Head Noise is just that. The ocean is Noa Deane‘s skatepark and liberation in life! The only way to beat that noise ...

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WSL : Vans US Open – Peterson and Gilmore take Centre Stage

Walking out of the competitor’s area and down the beach, Lakey Peterson kept her eyes glued on the sand as Stephanie Gilmore tore into a reform right in front of her. She clearly wanted nothing to do with what Gilmore was doing in the water. A few minutes later, Gilmore graced her way through a tricky, high-tide heat. “We’re trying ...

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WSL : The Steph and Lakey Show

By definition a rivalry is a competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field, and CT surfing is at its best when driven by fierce rivalries and pumping surf. Heading into the 2018 US Open, the leaderboard headline is that Lakey Peterson and Stephanie Gilmore, who has her sights set on a record-tying seventh world title, ...

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WSL : Moving Day in Surf city

Things just got spicy at the pier. As the U.S. Open’s Mens QS 10,000 continues to bang through heats, the passion, pressure and plot lines are becoming more and more evident. “I love surfing, that’s my motivation, and I’d love to do it as a job again,” said Maui’s Tanner Hendricksonafter beating Italo Ferreira and Joan Duru in their Round ...

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Carissa Moore : Finding Balance

As the three-time world champion surfer has discovered, the quest for real greatness sometimes begins with a journey to figure out who you really are. Read our exclusive interview with her now. It’s a hot day in California’s Central Valley as a parching sun blazes the landscape and Carissa Moore is a long way from the ocean. A clutch of ...

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North Point Bliss

Jack Robinson, Taj Burrow, and a squad of other heavies put on a show during a recent run of bombing North Point, Western Australia. A couple of weeks ago, we brought you an edit of an unnamed beach break somewhere in Western Australia, starring among other West Oz legends, the recently retired Taj Burrow. Since clocking out from the World ...

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WSL : Moore wins Supergirl Pro

The Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro is a marquee event for women’s professional surfing and continues to provide a platform for some of the world’s best, along with the next generation of upcoming talent — both of which were represented in a stacked Final Sunday. But, in the end, the coveted Supergirl cape belonged to three-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore after ...

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