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First Look: Cyclone Oma Swell Hits the Gold Coast - Highlights from Noosa, Snapper and D-Bah

Feb 21, 2019 08:39 PM EDT

For those too lazy to scour and search out the goods from a fresh swell, we're serving you up a social basket of videos and photos from the early tales of Cyclone Oma. Noosa seemed to take the center stage, although we’ve heard Snapper has had a few good moments over the last couple hours.

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Norwegian Oil Company Reveals Plans to Drill the Great Australian Bight - And the surfing masses rain digital fire and brimstone upon them

Feb 21, 2019 02:19 PM EDT

On Tuesday, Norwegian oil company Equinor (which markets itself as a clean energy company back home in Norway) submitted their environment draft plan for a deep-sea drilling operation in the Great Australian Bight–and Australian surfers are committed to making them wish they hadn’t. About 230 miles off the coast of South Australia, Equinor aims to

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Legal Case to Open Hollister Ranch Slowly Lurches Through Courts - Court news ain't sexy, but the wheels are in motion, slowly, to enact change at the Ranch

Feb 21, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

Slowly, methodically, kinda boringly, a legal case is working its way through the Santa Barbara Superior Court that may, someday, change who gets past the pearly gates of Hollister Ranch and who doesn’t. You may remember that last year–or perhaps a hundred years ago, as time is losing all meaning in this court case–the state

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Griffin Colapinto in “Vol. 3” is a Must-See - The San Clemente phenom shines brightly along the North Shore

Feb 20, 2019 06:25 PM EDT

Over the course of Griffin Colapinto’s rookie year on Tour, the San Clemente native released three banger edits, each one giving us insight into his inaugural ‘CT season. Vol. 1 followed Colapinto through the Australian leg and Vol. 2 chronicled his sojourn in South Africa. His latest edit, Vol. 3–which you can now watch, above–gives

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Split Peak: Can Kelly Slater Win One Last World Title? - On the eve of Slater's 2019 Tour campaign, SURFER editor-in-chief Todd Prodanovich and features editor Justin Housman discuss the GOAT's odds

Feb 20, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

Kelly Slater, the 11-time world champion and undisputed GOAT in the world of competitive surfing, just turned 47 years old. The WSL also just announced that he’ll be dusting off the competitive cobwebs next month in Vissla Sydney Surf Pro before embarking on what he’s hinted to be his final full season of World Tour

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Pete Devries is Living the Canadian Surfing Dream - If you're down with many millimeters of rubber, this is Shangri-La

Feb 19, 2019 07:00 AM EDT

If the edit above is any indication, Pete Devries has it all figured out. While so many of us toil away at overcrowded, pedestrian breaks in milder climates, he seems to be perpetually scoring, threading swirling vortexes and tearing apart glassy walls with just a handful of friends he probably showed up with. The catch,

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Behind the Photo: A Perfect Day at Mundaka - Local Mundaka standout Txaber Trojaola breaks down an epic session at Spain's premier point

Feb 19, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

"I think there were about a hundred surfers out there on this day," says local Mundaka standout Txaber Trojaola of the idyllic-looking swell pictured above. "A strong swell hit the coastline of Bermeo and the wind and consistency of the swell produced really good waves at Mundaka. That was not the typical day, with all

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Yago Dora Gets Corked Out in Waco - Watch hi-tech aerial highlights from the young Brazilian's first trip to the pool

Feb 18, 2019 05:21 PM EDT

Two weeks ago …Lost Surfboards released “…Lost in Waco.” It’s mandatory viewing for those who like the colorful stylings of air maestros Mason Ho, Yago Dora and Michael Rodrigues, who descended upon Waco’s BSR wave park just prior to the shutdown.


Florida’s Oldest Surf Shop Gets New Life - Eight months after a devastating fire, Holmes Beach's West Coast Surf Shop to reopen

Feb 18, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

That surf shop smell. Wax, neoprene. It's a distinctive scent, to be sure. And for more than sixty years, a humble two-story building in Holmes Beach, FL has housed the aroma, while cultivating the tight-knit surf community on West Florida's Anna Maria Island. And just a few days ago, the smell of fresh paint joined

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Andrew Jacobson’s Cloudbreak Wipeout is the Stuff of Nightmares - It's all fun and games until a wave turns your knee backwards

Feb 16, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

First of all, we should start by warning you that the video above is not for the faint of heart. There’s some blood, some descriptions of misaligned appendages and an all-too-relatable image of a surfer being pitched by the lip, but landing in an unusually awful fashion. It all started when the talented goofyfooter found

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Ten Minutes of A-grade surfing by Shaun Manners and Creed McTaggart - Mat Manners shapes, Shaun and Creed ride

Feb 15, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

Blood is thicker than water, as they say. Which seems obvious, actually. Anyway, in this latest edit, Shaun Manners and Creed McTaggart—two Western Australia natives—put on their PR caps for Shaun’s dad, Mat Manners and his beloved handshapes. The result is a 10-minute banger of an edit featuring Mat’s boards put to the test in

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Behind the Scenes of the Momentum Gen with Steve Sherman - Throughout the ‘90s, North County San Diego-based photographer Steve Sherman gave surf fans worldwide an intimate, inside look at the Momentum generation as they pushed surfing performance to stag

Feb 15, 2019 06:23 AM EDT

About halfway through the recently-released HBO documentary "Momentum Generation", a film by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist focusing on the New School crew's swift rise to fame in the '90s, there's a scene where Kelly Slater and Rob Machado recount their competitive rivalry, which came to a head in 1995 while the Momentum gang was in

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Win Thomas Campbell’s New Line of Vissla Threads - All the goods for one lucky winner. Enter now

Feb 14, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

“T-Moe” a.k.a “T-Muck” a.k.a Thomas Campbell just released a new line of threads in collaboration with Vissla. Over the past three decades, Thomas’ craft has evolved to include almost every medium of art–from Polaroid transfers to graffiti art on rocks in Baja, full-length surf films, paintings, posters, doodles, sewing and more. And the man has

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Throwback Clip: Kelly Slater in “Good Times” - In celebration of the GOAT turning 47 this week, we're re-watching Slater's standout section from Taylor Steele's 1995 hit

Feb 14, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

Earlier this week (February 11th, to be exact), Robert Kelly Slater turned 47. And in just a couple months, he’ll embark on what may feel to longtime surf fans like his 83rd go around on Tour, where he’ll likely still out-carve, hack and tube ride many guys less than half his age. It’s honestly just

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Punts Aplenty with Dion, Chippa and Jay in “La Cabane” - The boys go ramp hunting in France, a high-tech aerial clinic ensues

Feb 14, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

If there’s a right way to spend a surf trip in the south of France, Dion Agius, Chippa Wilson and Jay Davies certainly know it well. The high-flying crew, along with the gents at Wasted Talent Magazine, used a cabin tucked in the foggy, fern-laden forests as a basecamp for their hunt for steep ramp

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Camp Shred is Coming - The world's largest surf demo will be hitting San Elijo State Beach February 23-24

Feb 13, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

SURFER and Surf Ride have teamed up to bring Camp Shred, the world's largest surf demo, back to San Elijo Campground in Cardiff by the Sea, CA, February 23-24. The annual family-friendly and FREE public event, now in its seventh year, brings the best surfing brands and thousands of their loyal consumers together for a

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Toby Cunningham Takes Five Nazaré Set Waves On The Head…And Loves it - From the "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger" department

Feb 13, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

Just days ago, Californian big-wave charger Toby Cunningham took off on a bombing Nazare wave, made it to the inside and bailed, the hard part more or less over, right? Wrong. Oh, so wrong. The video above of what followed is the stuff of big-wave nightmares, with Toby taking five massive waves on the head

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Raw Deal: Jersey Locals Fear Getting Barred from Beach - Small town takes on surfers in battle for the beach

Feb 13, 2019 06:04 AM EDT

Deal, New Jersey, a little beach town in the northern part of the state, just tried to make itself a tidy $1 million by selling off the end of a street that accesses the beach. A developer thought where the beach meets Neptune Ave would make for a nice little building project. So he decided

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Malibu Popoyo To Offer Unparalleled Surf Resort Experience along Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast - Eco-friendly boutique resort will offer authentic, immersive travel experiences spotlighting weeklong surf retreats with pros Josh Kerr, Taylor Knox

Feb 12, 2019 07:26 PM EDT

POPOYO,


Mason Ho Makes a Strong Case for Asymmetrical Surfcraft - Who better to put a tripped-out design through its unorthodox paces?

Feb 12, 2019 02:24 PM EDT

Asymmetrical surfboard designs have been around for a long time, sitting just out there on the fringe, occasionally poking at the guardrails of surfing’s mainstream in search for a way in. So far the biggest name in pro surfing singing asymmetrical praises has been world-class foam scientist Ryan Burch, but the fresh new edit above

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Is This The Most Rippable Boat Wake in the World? - Dylan Goodale, Noah Wegrich, and Frankie Harrer test out the world's best boat wake and take wake surfing to the next level

Feb 12, 2019 07:00 AM EDT

This article was produced in partnership with MasterCraft Boats. Back in November, a leaked clip from a shoot we were doing with MasterCraft started to sprout up all over the internet. It featured Dylan Goodale transferring over the hip of a boat wake, lofting a huge, stylish frontside reverse. Goodale’s aerial performance took place during

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Saxon Wilson’s Florida Shuffle Has us Longing For Summer - In "Sargassum Slow-Down Shuffle", the right coast logger draws buttery lines among clean Florida bumps

Feb 12, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

Just about everyone in the contiguous United States is down on their hands and knees begging for a warm ray of sunshine in the midst of an icy winter. Maybe that’s why Saxon Wilson’s video postcard, “Sargassum Slow-Down Shuffle,” feels so damn refreshing right now. The Floridian’s stylish dance across classic logs, mostly in trunks,

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Kieren Perrow Steps Down as WSL Commissioner - Pat O’Connell to take his place

Feb 11, 2019 06:30 PM EDT

News on the WSL front has been at a minimum lately while we await the start of the 2019 season. Until today that is. According to a recent WSL press release, ex-‘CT competitor and Pipe Master Kieren Perrow is officially stepping down from his post as Commissioner. Perrow will be taking on a “supporting role”

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Jared Mell Discusses The Endless Fun of Handshaping - And tears the bag out of Bali on a twin-fin collaboration, from our film "Handmade"

Feb 11, 2019 02:04 PM EDT

Jared Mell would hardly call himself a veteran handshaper, but in the handful of years he’s spent making and riding his own creations, he’s found the learning process to be endlessly fun, and he soaks up the teachings of his friends like a fiberglass soaks up resin. In the clip above from our film “Handmade”,

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Master of Some - Sometimes taking a step back from surfing for other pursuits can actually make you a better surfer

Feb 11, 2019 06:49 AM EDT

It was a fishing line that saved my life. A wisp of monofilament thread, just a hairsbreadth in width, nearly invisible to the naked eye, about as insubstantial as physical objects get. Nevertheless, it was strong enough. When I reached out and felt that tiny bit of clear plastic thread, I grabbed hold and wouldn't

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