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A Wide Spectrum of Unique Surfcraft in Pumping Mexican Points

Aug 22, 2019 06:42 PM EDT

A few weeks back, we examined the quivers Ian Gottron and Zack Flores chose for a quick strike to mainland Mexico. While those features focused on the two surfers’ unique styles (Flores surfed switch stance for an entire week) and equipment, our latest “Amp Sessions” is a look at their trip as a whole. From Read More

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A Reminder of John Florence’s Otherworldly Tube Riding Talents

Aug 22, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

It’s been almost two months since The Chosen One busted his ACL to bits in Brazil, leaving the Tour depressingly John John-less and probably many heaving tubes unthreaded. In case that was enough time for you to forget just how otherworldly a barrel rider JJF is (which would be forgivable, as our digital-addicted brains can Read More

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Surf Lakes Claims to Produce 8-Foot Artificial Tubes

Aug 21, 2019 01:47 PM EDT

Everyone’s favorite steam punk wave pool is back, producing artificial surf by dipping the world’s largest spinning top into a lake in Australia and belching out strange clouds of smoke in the process. You may recall the bizarre contraption making its wave-producing debut last year, where it pushed out a few small peelers before the Read More

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Hamptons Surfers Thwart Village’s Attempt to Enforce Archaic 40-Year-Old Surfing Ban

Aug 21, 2019 01:19 PM EDT

In an egregious effrontery to surfing and its pursuers, an archaic ban on the sport dating back to 1977 was to, all of a sudden, be reenforced in the Village of Southampton, New York this week. In response, the local surfing community, expectably and understandably irate, sprung into action. Why the law, which has gone Read More

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How Bianca Valenti Became the Face of the Fight for Equal Pay in Surfing

Aug 21, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

IN winter, when long-period northwest swells batter Northern California and stir Mavericks from its slumber, odds are you’ll find Bianca Valenti sitting deep in the lineup on a bright-pink 9’2″, waiting for an opportunity to chase down a horrifying wall of water while spectators lining the cliff watch on with mouths agape. On this partially Read More

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Why Alaska Might Be Surfing’s Greatest Frontier

Aug 20, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

Josh Mulcoy’s first time to Alaska was for SURFER way back in the early ’90s, and it landed him a cover. That trip also began an obsession with the state that’s lasted two and a half decades, in which time he’s been back at least once every year. “There’s been some trips that had some Read More

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“FOLLOW THE LIGHT” SURF PHOTOGRAPHY GRANT PROGRAM ANNOUNCES 2019 FINALISTS

Aug 20, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

The Surfing Heritage and Culture Center (SHACC) has named the five finalists for the 2019 Follow the Light Surf Photography Grant Program in memory of Larry “Flame” Moore. With nearly 100 entries from around the world, the selection process was not easy, but the all-star judging panel whittled it down to ten semifinalists, before eventually Read More

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Secret Spot Surf Shop Wins Mid-Atlantic Oakley Surf Shop Challenge Regional Qualifier

Aug 20, 2019 06:19 AM EDT

SURFER Magazine is pleased to announce that Secret Spot Surf Shop of Nags Head, North Carolina has officially won the 2019 Mid-Atlantic regional title to secure a spot in the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge National Championship event at Playa Colorado in Nicaragua. Secret Spot Surf Shop earns the prestigious trip to Nicaragua for the second Read More

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This Ryan Lovelace Twinny is the Trippiest Board You’ll See All Week

Aug 19, 2019 03:28 PM EDT

Santa Barbara-based shaper Ryan Lovelace ain’t scared of a little foam and fiberglass experimentation. Many know him as the planer pilot who brought to life the Rabbit’s Foot model a few years back, which stood apart from your typical craft due to it’s stubby shape, radical asymmetry, and the fact that it had no fins Read More

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How Coldwater Adventurer Josh Mulcoy Stumbled Upon a New, Perfect Wave in Alaska

Aug 19, 2019 09:52 AM EDT

[This feature originally appeared in SURFER Volume 60, Issue 3, titled “A Frontiersman’s Work is Never Done”. Click here to subscribe.] Almost 30 years ago, a young Josh Mulcoy embarked on his very first surf trip to Alaska. Back then, before Instagram feeds became clogged with photos of surfers standing on snow-laden beaches, hunting waves Read More

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A Gallery Of Controlled Chaos From Yesterday At Maxing Teahupo’o

Aug 18, 2019 04:06 PM EDT

Teahupo’o is the greatest wonder in our surfing world. Time and again, when a 12-foot plus swell slams the shallow reef at the end of the road in Tahiti, surfers throw (and tow) themselves over the ledge on cartoonish-looking bombs that aren’t meant to be ridden. But, alas, somehow they are. Remember the Code Red Read More

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The “Surf More, Work Less” Guide to Choosing a Career

Aug 18, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

Life is a series of tradeoffs. If you’re a surfer, the most important is likely represented by your surf/work ratio. And if you’re one who hopes that surf represents a bigger portion of that ratio, certainly not all paths are equal. Miki Dora (allegedly) used to advise: “Scam, scam, scam.” As one of the pioneers Read More

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Kelly Slater Puts On A Clinic At Brazil’s Backdoor

Aug 18, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

In May, when the Championship Tour made its annual visit to Brazil, the beginning of the waiting period coincided with the best swell for the event…ever? On the second morning, just after the women hit the water, a sandbar down the beach from the contest site went absolutely loony. Basically Backdoor, but in Brazil. As Read More

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Watch San O’s Finest Loggers Take Over a Perfect Mexican Point Break

Aug 17, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

“There’s a reason why so many people come here each year, and a reason why so many people come back,” San Juan Capistrano surfer Kevin Skvarna told us when we talked to him down in Saladita during May’s Mexi Log Fest. He was talking about the machine-like and absurdly-lengthy left-hand pointbreak that drew an international Read More

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Who Belongs On Your Tahiti Pro Fantasy Surfer Team

Aug 17, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

When I want to watch something to get excited to go surf, I tend to gravitate toward relatable surf films and clips


The Ten Best Surf Clips From The Month Of July

Aug 16, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

We know there are a ton of surf edits released every month, and it’s nearly impossible to watch them all. (Unless, of course, it’s your job, like it is ours.) We take it upon ourselves to watch, rank and curate clips every month, and boil them all down to the cream of the crop, where Read More

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How to Use Your Creative Skills to Work Less and Surf More

Aug 16, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

This is part four of a five part series on the best jobs for surfers. Click here for part one on lifeguarding, here for part two on firefighting, here for part three on surf instructing, or here for part four on boat captaining. Today’s economic climate is substantially different than a decade ago, and while Read More

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Introducing The Vans Mod RapidWeld

Aug 15, 2019 03:59 PM EDT

Vans Introduces Newest Silhouette, The Mod RapidWeld Building on the success of the UltraRange, Vans is proud to announce the latest innovation to push footwear forward: The Mod RapidWeld, a new style showcasing Van’s DNA, evolutionary comfort and adaptable tech. Photo Credit: Vans.com The all-new silhouette boasts the iconic Sidestripe that Vans has become recognized for, Read More

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Everything You Need to Stay in Shape When the Waves are Flat

Aug 15, 2019 06:59 AM EDT

While the best method of staying in great surfing-shape might be spending as much time as possible in the water, sometimes you gotta spend a little extra time on land honing your physical game. Maybe you’ve got a bum knee, back, shoulder or any other joint that has succumbed to the demands of aging. Or, Read More

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Best Jobs For Surfers: Boat Captain

Aug 15, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

This is part four of a five part series on the best jobs for surfers. Click here for part one on lifeguarding, here for part two on firefighting, or here for part three on surf instructing. When seeking an occupation, it’s only rational to try and capitalize on your past experience and current skill set. Read More

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Watch Parker Coffin Tear Through His Hometown

Aug 14, 2019 09:45 AM EDT

One year ago, after an early round loss in 2-foot surf at the US Open in Huntington Beach, Parker Coffin decided to take a hiatus from competitive surfing. He’d already spent a couple of disappointing years on the Qualifying Series. It was time for a break. The decision to (at least temporarily) focus on a Read More

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Best Jobs For Surfers: Surf Instructor

Aug 14, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

This is part three of a five part series on the best jobs for surfers. Click here for our first part on lifeguarding, or here for our second part on firefighting. Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach. That’s the adage, anyway. But the accuracy of that cliché has always been suspect. Even more Read More

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In “Fruition”, Seth Moniz Proves He Has No Weaknesses

Aug 13, 2019 06:33 AM EDT

21-year-old Seth Moniz is quietly one of the best aerialists in the world. Everyone recognized his above-the-lip prowess after he landed both this Waco backflip and this insane air at the US Open during back-to-back months last summer. Jaws were dropped. And after watching his newest edit above, it’s clear Moniz belongs in the same Read More

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How the Pan Am Games Likely Just Decided Surfing’s First Two Olympians

Aug 13, 2019 06:13 AM EDT

Surfing made its debut at the 2019 Pan American Games last week, where the relatively unknown Peruvians Lucca Mesinas and Daniella Rosas took home gold in the men’s and women’s shortboard divisions, each earning a potential seat at the 2020 Olympic Games outside of Tokyo at Shidashita Beach (about 30 miles south of Tokyo in Read More

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Best Jobs For Surfers: Firefighter

Aug 13, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

This is part two of a five part series on the best jobs for surfers. Click here for our first part on lifeguarding. We surfers love to wax philosophical about all the feels we get from surfing. Surfing, we say, is like nothing else. There’s “the bug” when we first start out, “the rush” when Read More

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