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Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championship

The 2018 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy showcased rapid progression paired with an inspiring spectacle of athletic ability. Time has proven that every event behind the 5X Wakeboard and 4X Wakesurf boat of the year, the Super Air Nautique G23, brings out the very best in wakeboarding’s top athletes across all divisions. “Once again, the level ...

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In Focus: Through Cestari’s Lens

When J-Bay turned on, after a long week of lay days at the Corona Open, the small town located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa lived up to it’s hype. After an 18-year hiatus, the women were finally able to showcase what they are capable of in what is known as one of the most perfect waves in ...

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No Contest : Why J-Bay is the tour’s favourite stop

No Contest goes off as the world’s best surfers tackle the world’s best pointbreak. Come backstage to dance with the Devil Wind and get up close and personal with the ocean’s heaviest locals. Every year the world tour rolls into South Africa, and every year something happens that stops surfing’s world. In 2017 we gasped as Filipe Toledo put on ...

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Sessions : An Unknown Gem

Join Taj Burrow as he scores an amazing unknown gem, somewhere on home soil. A motley crew of Western Australia’s finest unlock a 24 Carat secret on its brightest day ever. Isaac Jones rolls camera as the team get stuck into beachbreak perfection with nary a soul to be seen. West Australian filmer Isaac Jones doesn’t reach out to us all ...

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WSL : Gilmore wins J-Bay Women’s CT

There was a full week of lay days at the women’s Corona Open J-Bay before the action picked up again in round three, and luckily the wait was worth it. The women arrived on site this morning in the dark, eagerly waiting for the sun to come up. When it did, perfect J-Bay lines stretched to the horizon and the ...

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WSL : Toledo triumphs in J-Bay

After four days of unrelenting action, the Corona Open J-Bay – Men’s came to a close Thursday afternoon with Brasilian superstar Filipe Toledo taking the win for the second year in a row. Toledo was a clear standout throughout the week — putting up five of the 10 highest heat totals. And while Julian Wilson — the former World No. ...

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Sessions : Teahupo’o

The South Pacific jewel shines as winter’s first swells show up in style. We all know how easy it is to delete some emails within seconds of them hitting your inbox, but when you get a message from filmmaker Ryan Moss that says: “I’m in Tahiti and the forecast looks incredibly exceptional for the next week,” you save it to your ...

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Makuakai Rothman on the Wave (and Wipeout) of His Life

In late May, while lots of us north of the equator were welcoming summer with pool time and barbecues, Makuakai Rothman had other plans. Instead of sunbathing and throwing some meat on the grill, he was taking the water-bound beating of his life, in one of the biggest waves ever recorded at Cloudbreak, Fiji.   Rothman, who is a WSL ...

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One perfect day at Coxos

Watch Tiago Pires and an all-star cast of international pros trade barrels at Portugal’s favourite righthander. These days, when we hear Portugal, we tend to automatically think Nazaré – next to Jaws, it’s the current centre of the big wave world. However, when it comes to high-performance surfing in Portugal, the spotlight’s always been trained 100km down the coast, on ...

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Los Cabos : Caroline Marks Claims Massive Win

In 2017 the World Surf League (WSL) witnessed history as Caroline Marks qualified for the Championship Tour (CT) at just 15. Now, at age 16, Marks has two major Qualifying Series (QS) wins under her belt in 2018 and leads the QS rankings with a dominant 16,200 points after taking a Los Cabos Open of Surf victory Sunday. The surfing ...

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Cloudbreak’s biggest day ever?

You don’t want to miss this exclusive edit from Fiji’s mega swell. The reports said they would be some of the biggest waves ever to hit Cloudbreak, so we sent a legendary crew there to document – and ride – history. Ever since the historic June 2012 swell at Cloudbreak in Fiji, big wave surfers have pondered the possibilities of ...

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Jordy Smith Cape Town Surf Pro Results

Minami Nonaka from Japan and Jordan Lawler from Australia are the 2018 QS 1,000 Jordy Smith Cape Town Surf Pro pres by O’Neill champions. An awesome day of small-wave ripping saw the two surfers defeat the two loaded finals and take home the winner’s trophies after an excellent day of high performance surfing at Big Bay today. Smaller waves and ...

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Los Cabos: Tatiana Weston-Webb Drops the Hammer

Each year, the women’s Qualifying Series (QS) visits San Jose Del Cabo to rack up some big points at the Los Cabos Open of Surf QS 6,000, but often leave wanting more wave from Zippers, the contest break. But not today. Perfect conditions streamed into the lineup, offering clean, two-to-three foot waves that some of the world’s best unleashed near-perfect ...

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Jordy Smith Cape Town Surf Pro – Day Two

With a somewhat more settled ocean, the venue for the second day of the Jordy Smith Cape Town Surf Pro pres by O’Neill moved across to Big Bay, where light offshore winds fanned three to five-foot rights and lefts, and there was no shortage of high performance action from all the competitors. Big Bay, Bloubergstrand turned on for the second ...

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Jordy Smith Cape Town Surf Pro : Day One

Wild and windy conditions greeted contestants for the opening day of the Jordy Smith Cape Town Surf Pro pres by O’Neill. With a powerful groundswell battering the peninsula, event organizers retreated to Tubewave, the same venue that the inaugural event was at last year. Tubewave is an inside reform setup, and much of the strength of the groundswell is dissipated ...

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WSL : Five Takeaways from Uluwatu

This event started in eight-foot, North Point waves in Western Australia on April 13 and finished seven weeks later in the lefthanders of Uluwatu, Bali. It was appropriate that an entirely unusual WSL Championship Tour event provided a series of atypical results. Rookies won, World Champs fell by the wayside, and the already-tight races for the men’s and women’s World ...

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WSL : Cardoso and Defay Win at Uluwatu

Johanne Defay (FRA) and Willian Cardoso (BRA) have won through a marathon day of surfing at the Uluwatu CT, the make-up event for Stop No. 3 on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula. The iconic lefthander dished up pumping 4-to-6 foot (1.4 – 2 metre) waves for the Final day of competition that started ...

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WSL : Uluwatu CT – Day One

The Uluwatu CT, the make-up event for Stop No. 3 on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), commenced today with men’s Round 3 running through heats 1 – 9. Clean and pulsing 3-to-4 foot (1.2-1.5 metre) waves rolled through the Uluwatu lineup, offering up tubes and perfect walls for the world’s best surfers. Californian standout Kolohe Andino (USA) ...

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South to Sian

Don’t miss Harrison Roach and Zye Norris’s two-year, 4,000-kilometre journey through the Indonesian archipelago, by 4X4, motorbike, and every kind of alternative surfboard you can imagine. A few years ago, photographer, filmmaker, and all around creative, Dustin Humphrey sat down with the free surfers Harrison Roachand Zye Norris in the Balinese surf enclave of Canggu. The three friends had worked ...

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WSL : Five reasons why Lakey Peterson is on point

For the last several seasons Lakey Peterson has been identified as an outside threat for a World Title run. When she won the US Open of Surfing during her rookie season in 2012, she was showing all the ingredients of a Champ. Yet, heading into this season after six years on the WSL Championship Tour (CT), she had yet to ...

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