Nate Yeomans, From The Lane – The 2014 Coldwater Classic Champ on winning the event and a new sponsorship
“Honestly, I haven’t even really been able to take it all in yet. Before this, I was actually setting up some job interviews and thinking that I might surf my last events in Hawaii this winter. Obviously this event win means a pretty big change of plans for me, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s hard to walk away from your dreams, so I’m stoked to have an opportunity to continue being a professional surfer.”
Sure, you’ve done the Mentawais. You honeymooned on Bali. Got beat down on the North Shore, feasted on tapas in Mundaka, drank tea in Morocco, and threw back six-packs of Atlas in Bocas Del Toro. Your passport is dusted with a thin film of salt and sand from dozens of surf trips all over the […]
Hunting Hurricanes, Tom Curren’s Favorite Spots, Surfer Poll + More
There are few things more enjoyable than a head-high beachbreak wedge. Just ask Kai Otton, who stars in—and also edited—this clip.
October 29, 2014, Pointe de la Torche, France – Collecting the most points for the tour overall, #TeamNaish Rider Kai Lenny earned the coveted championship title for the 2014 Stand Up World Tour on his 2015 Hokua LE.
Turning up the competition for the 2014 season was an incredible string of competitors posting plenty of impressive performances throughout the tour.
Amidst a fierce lineup, Naish’s Kai Lenny, along with a few other competitors including Sean Poynter and Caio Vaz, rose to the top of the heap with some epic sets throughout the tour. After taking charge in stops three and four of the tour, Kai posted the highest heat score total with 19 points—earning third place at La Torche Pro and securing him the championship title for the tour overall.
Says Lenny—the recently named 2014 AWSI SUP Athlete of the Year—”I’m so stoked. . . the pressure just got taken off of me. I feel amazing, right now, to be the new world champion and I’m so pumped!”
We’re pumped, too, Kai! Congrats for securing the world title on your #NaishHokuaLE!
Social: #LTPF2014 #kai2014suwt #NaishSUP #NaishStandUpPaddling #KaiLenny
Get the full recap of the 2014 Stand Up World Tour at the Waterman League:
First photo by: Michel Arutkin
Second photo by: @magnoug
Photos 3-5: The Waterman League
1,000 Frames Per Second With Cinematographer Chris Bryan – The man with the Phantom cam talks slo-mo in surf
The footage is mind-bending. There seems no better way to appreciate the full majesty of a wave, in all its beauty and danger and magnitude, than at 1,000 FPS. The same could be said for the surfers, Slater and Florence and Mathews and company, whose skill, technique, and style gets lost in the speed of waves at real-time. What you see in the above clip came from Australian cinematographer Chris Bryan, who swims in these lineups with a camera that costs the same as a house in the Midwest and weighs as much as many of the household appliances that’d go into it. He’s distinguished himself as surfing’s Phantom cam man.
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Vasco Ribeiro and Mahina Maeda have conquered the ASP World Junior Championships 2014, in Ribeira D’Ilhas, Ericeira, in Portugal.
It could’ve been an all-Portuguese or all-Brazilian final, but the last minutes of the semifinals were critical for both flags. Local hero Tomas Fernandes missed the final by a very narrow margin, but fellow countryman Vasco Ribeiro got a well-deserved revenge against Deivid Silva.
The final was a tense affair. The crowd waved Portuguese flags and cheered for Ribeiro. The Brazilian opened the ultimate clash with a 6.17-point ride, but the Portuguese rapidly answered with an ultra-competent 9.00 score.
The Surfing Chefs have raised more than $55,000 for SurfAid’s mother and child health programs in Indonesia.
Tom Carroll, two-time world surfing champion, joined a group of elite celebrity Surfing Chefs to serve up an exquisite multi-course canapé menu sourced from local Perth produce.
The chefs were Russell and Sam Blaikie, Ben O’Donoghue, Aaron Carr, Dany Angove, Jake Drachenberg, Herb Faust, Adam Jennings and Meg Hatswell, Tony Howell and Matt Black, Paul Iskov, Eamon Sullivan and Scott Bridger and Dean Williams.
What He Rode: Mick Fanning – Darren Handley breaks down the board Fanning rode at the Rip Curl Pro Portugal
Headed into Portugal, Mick Fanning’s World Title chances were slim, needing two of the world’s best to self-combust in order to be able to say there was even a chance. They did, and he rode that momentum, along with the following board, to his third event win of the year.