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The Best of Jeffrey’s Bay and Cape St Francis 1975

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

The very best of South Africa 1975 Jeffrey’s Bay and Cape St Francis

SCORING Skeleton Bay | $3,000 TICKET for a 20sec BARREL?!

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

–EPISODE 15–

After booking tickets for another Trip of a Lifetime with my good friend Oliver Kurtz, excitement levels were high! Nervous the swell wouldn’t be big enough, we really were gambling with our tickets, but felt good about going.

Then upon arrival at the airport, I was denied check-in at the counter, and my dreams were being shattered… Would it be worth rolling the dice and buying a very expensive replacement ticket, to only get there the afternoon the swell started arriving?? Should I stay home? Would I make it in time? What if my boards didn’t make it?

With Oliver already in the air… I rolled the dice, cause I couldn’t bail on him!
Enjoy the journey on a trip with the most expensive plane ticket of my life, but that which provided the longest barrel of my life!

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Firing Uluwatu – 9/5/18

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Perfect offshore winds, mid tide and a new swell today at Ulu’s this morning. There was a dense pack on the main peak, and that zone had the best consistency and quality by far. But there was a lot of space either side if you were patient enough.

Tyler Warren, A Surfboard Shaper Determined To Live His Own Way

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Meet surfboard shaper Tyler Warren, who rejected the 9-5 grind to live a fearless life atop his surfboard. #TomorrowIsOverrated

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Is this Cloudbreak’s biggest swell ever? | Sessions

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

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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 the one that got away. You know the one. Some have called it the ‘unicorn wave.’ Well, six years later, the unicorn showed its face once again.
Mark Healey takes off his leash at the last second, diving as deep as he can through the back of this translucent beast. A handful of other surfers frantically paddling for the shoulder. Meanwhile, Healey’s board sits perfectly alone in the pitching lip, looking more like a toothpick than the 10-foot-plus chunk of fibreglass that it was.
Some have called it the ‘unicorn wave.’ Well, six years later, the unicorn showed its face once again – and perennial big-wave charger Ramon Navarro was on it.
While Navarro’s bomb – which you can witness in this fresh edit above, by legendary big-wave filmer Tim Bonython – was the biggest of the day, it sure wasn’t the only mind-blowing ride to go down. Guys like Kai Lenny, Natxo Gonzalez, Laurie Towner, Luke Shepardson, Kelly Slater, and others were there to make history. Click on the edit above to relive the greatest moments.

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Blue Intensity Full Movie | Surf | VANS

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Shot in the beautiful blue water of the South Pacific, Blue Intensity captures the Vans Surf team riding monsters. Directed and scored by George Trim, Blue Intensity is a hard pounding, action packed thriller of just one thing, pure surfing. Check out the full movie now.

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The English Nomad: A James Parry Profile | Vans Duct Tape Invitational

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Cornwall native and Duct Tape competitor/photographer speaks all things European longboarding, including Zarautz, as well as his desire to explore every nook and cranny of European coastline in search of waves and adventure

WE SURFED IN T-REX SUITS

Monday, June 18th, 2018

We went surfing in T-Rex costumes… and it actually worked!
On our last day in Mexico we broke out all the toys.
Big wave rafting, Aloha Tuxedos and of course the infamous T-rex suit.

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Andy Nieblas, Alex Knost, Tyler Warren and more style through Zarautz | Duct Tape Invitational

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

By the time Andy Nieblas’ fellow Californians and Duct Tape Invitational co-finalists were done showering the SoCal switch-stance maestro with champagne, a few things had become abundantly clear regarding Joel Tudor’s traveling alt-surf sideshow. One: with a stacked field of international talent competing in the Basque Country—a good portion of whom would have to play “Hey Mister” in order to drink in the United States—a changing of the guard in the log-centric surf universe may soon be upon us.

And two: after nearly a decade of celebrating classic surfing through competitions held in a dozen or so countries, each one showcasing the intersections between art, music, board shaping and surf culture, in general, The Duct Tape may not yet draw like a WSL event, but it’s relevance is undeniable.

“It’s really cool what Joel has done—giving everyone a platform to display their surfing,” said Dane Reynolds, who was on hand to share a couple of distinctive handshapes and indulge in the area’s playful beach breaks. “[The Duct Tape invitees are] a really tight knit community. There are only so many really good long boarders and they’re all here.”

For three days, crowds swarmed the beachfront promenade-turned Duct Festival site in Zarautz, where afternoons of surfing, in which the general public was invited to test out an eclectic batch of custom handshapes made by surfing luminaries like Tanner Gudauskas, Dane Reynolds, Lee Ann Curren, and Alex Knost, were soundtracked by Ray Barbee noodling through some jazz scales, Lee Ann Curren’s polished electro-pop sounds and others. All of which seemed to flow seamlessly into into the main event, the 16-man Duct Tape Invitational, where an international gaggle of fresh faced newbies like Frenchman Nathan Sadoun (19), Californian Zack Flores (17), Floridian Saxon Wilson (17), and Spain’s Nico Garcia (14), competed alongside an eclectic mix of DTI veterans like Justin Quintal, Alex Knost, Tyler Warren and Ryan Burch.

“In the beginning we were trying to create a show that would inspire kids. And that’s what happened,” said Tudor reflecting on the impact of ten years and fourteen Duct Tape Invitationals. “I kind of saw it coming. But Al [Knost] and [Ryan] Burch and those guys have been traveling for years and they’ve seen it…The kids look up to those guys. They’ve inspired a whole new generation.”

“The kids now are just better than when I was a kid,” said former Duct Tape winner, Al Knost, who made it to the finals in Zarautz, before being edged out by first time winner, Nieblas. “They’re really mature. A lot of them are shaping their own boards… It’s pretty mind-blowing to see.”

But although the youngsters impressed with enlightened approaches and composure in the heavy, vexing surf, the “old guys”, pretty much ruled the early rounds, dispensing all of the young guns, save Kai Takayama, before the semis.

Every surfer’s performance in the talented field, however, was overshadowed by the frenetic creativity of Nieblas, whose fin-first theatrics and switch-stance wizardry was ultimately too hot for the rest of the competitors in the all-California-final to handle. The champagne shower, compliments of his fellow finalists Warren, Burch and Knost seemed enough to cool young Nieblas down, momentarily.

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The Wedge | June 11th | 2018 (RAW)

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Some SW and SE swell coming into play Monday. Plenty of size started out pretty clean as conditions faded and the clouds rolled through on high low tide.

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Occ-Cast Episode 32 featuring Rob Machado | Billabong

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Mark Occhilupo & Rob Machado are two of the greatest goofy footers to have ever taken to the ocean. One is all raw power & personality, the other fluid grace & humility.

Despite the differences in their approach, they’ve both captured the imaginations of generations of surfers around the globe.

In Episode 32 of the Occ-Cast, the two sit down to chat about what it’s like to have kids that surf, discuss the legendary 1995 Pipe Masters, and explore what it feels like to unexpectedly drop off tour. In the words of Rob: “I’d just had a baby and lost my job and my sponsor and was just like, what on earth am I going to do?”

What followed next was one of the best things to ever happen to him as a surfer.

Dive in and enjoy Occy vs. Rob.

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Kelly Slater Paddles Into Huge Cloudbreak | May 26th, 2018

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Filmed by Taylor Curran

Cloudbreak 26.5.18

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Makua Rothman: Huge Wave Wipeout at Cloudbreak

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

There’s no backing down for Makua Rothman as he fully committed to some of the biggest waves seen at Cloudbreak in Fiji where Makua encounters the biggest wipeout of his career.

“I’d rather be deep and eat it… than outrun the barrel!”

Cloudbreak swell of the decade

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

It was called the biggest Cloudbreak of the decade in 2011 … maybe not any more…since the 27th May 2018 swell event…
This excerpt is from our surf film Immersion the movie release in 2012 – Awarded best surf movie of the year

Filmed over a period of 7 years, it showcases surfing in all it’s different forms, across some of the world’s best and most beautiful surfing hotspots, immersing you into one of the world’s great sports.
IMMERSION the movie looks at every genre of surfing. It’s not all big waves and boards! The film covers all aspects of the sport – from body surfing and body boarding, surf ski, long boarding and even the new stand up paddle boarding – through interviews with its athletes, cameramen and film editors to give you a personal insight into What Is Surfing?
IMMERSION features some of surfing’s greatest talents and personalities, and takes you to some of the world’s most isolated, notorious and picturesque surfing locations. Immersion will take you to Teahupo’o, Fiji, Hawaii and Australia to witness some of the best sessions of surfing documented to date. Described by many as the “best surf movie ever”, IMMERSION is an intense sight and sound experience, a “must see” for surfing enthusiasts of all tastes, generations and walks of life!
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