Cached – A short film featuring Mikey Wright

Growing up with two older siblings, both on their respective World Tours, would put a lot of pressure on a younger brother pursuing the same career path. In many cases a fit of rebellion may become inevitable. Whether Mikey Wright’s mullet is a direct response to the success of Owen and Tyler we don’t know, […]

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The Tofino Transformation – Peter Devries and the rise of Canadian surfing

Peter Devries is still haunted by his early memories of surfing in Canada. “I was a scrawny little kid,” he explains. “Finding a wetsuit that actually fit was impossible, especially in Tofino. So winter surfing was completely out of the question until I was about 13, after I finally grew into one.” Tofino’s winters are […]

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John Severson’s SURF – You think SURFER is great? You should see this book!

It is a must-have for any surf fan, and certainly any reader of SURFER.

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Joey Buran: Pipeline Slayer – California’s first Pipe Masters champ

Joey Buran’s World Tour career was bookended by two Pipeline Masters contests. The first was in 1978, and if you were a teenaged American surfer at the time—even better, if you had at least a passive acquaintance with Joey, as I did—it was a shocker. This raggedy-haired 17-year-old high school dropout stoner beat Rory Russell […]

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Strange Rumblings in Iceland – An excerpt from Joe G. and the Movie of the Year, Strange Rumblings in Shangri La

The 2014 Movie of the Year award was one of the most heavily contested awards of this year’s Surfer Poll. It was the amazing cinematography, stunning landscapes, high-performance surfing, and masterful brainwaves/creative direction of Joe G. that ultimately landed Strange Rumblings above the rest. (Plus, that speech). Here’s the entire session from their brisk adventure […]

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Can Big-Wave Surfing Be Safe? – The New Yorker dives in

If even those of us who are longtime surfers, but not big-wave hellions (me, certainly) are fascinated by how the heavywater crew can survive the beatings they take, imagine how amazed the general, non-surfing public must be. The New Yorker, of all publications,  are as befuddled as anybody, so they’ve waded into the developments surrounding […]

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Dillon Perillo, Malibu – Photo: Bryce Lowe-White

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Travis Reynolds – Keeping the art of board building alive and well

Don’t call Travis Reynolds a shaper. That would downplay the Santa Cruz, California, board builder’s role in bringing his crafts to life. From tracing templates to pouring resin to covering the finished board in artwork, Reynolds handles every step of the process, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. For the most recent clip in The Now series, we sat down with Reynolds to discuss the virtue of finishing what you start.

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The Early Bouts – After two rounds at Pipe, three remain in the hunt for the 2014 World Title

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Big Thursday – In Portugal, Nazare breaks in ungodly ways during the biggest swell of the year

5.2 meters at 21 seconds. That’s the kind of force-of-nature swell the tow-teams were dealing with at Nazare last Thursday. Waves that were incomprehensibly giant rolled in, measuring somewhere between 40 feet and…140? Who knows? It’s still too hard to measure, what with the ongoing debate about wave sizes at Praia do Norte. All arguments […]

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