Jordy’s 10* – Or was it a 9.93? What did you think?

Most of the residual hype from the final day at the Rip Curl Pro surrounds the Round 5 heat between Julian Wilson and Jordy Smith. Needing a 9.97 to beat Julian (who’d just dropped a solid 9.13), Jordy took off on a wave with 40 seconds to go and surfed it as perfectly as many […]

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Pipeline – Photo: Zak Noyle

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Salted, Issue 3 – SURFER’s annual surf magazine for women is on newsstands now

SURFER’s annual surf magazine for women is on newsstands now. Here’s what you’ll find inside: My Essentials World Tour surfer Coco Ho’s must-haves. Ask The Pros 4 questions answered by 3 surf-fitness experts. Habitat Inside the home of surfer/stylist Kira Sheppard. The People’s Coast In search of an authentic, atypical surf trip, a pair of […]

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Specific surf training for different wave types

Joel Parkinson Pro Surf Training: this app will make you sweat

“Joel Parkinson Pro Surf Training” is a mobile phone app with 30 programs and over 150 surfing specific exercises to make you a stronger, faster, better surfer.

Joel Parkinson and Wes Berg have teamed up to produce a smartphone application which allows you to prepare your body for different wave needs.

From long point breaks to big barrels, and perfect beach breaks, the app has different programs so you can train and improve in the types of waves you want to surf.

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Four shapers set for The Chunk of Foam Challenge 2014

The Chunk of Foam Challenge: a dusty contest

Four shapers will participate in The Chunk of Foam Challenge, at Del Mar Fairgrounds, between 17th-18th May, during The Boardroom 2014.

Kelly Connolly, Chris Christenson, Hank Warner, and Mike Estrada will be asked to find a classic surfboard from within a chunk of surfboard foam within a three-hour time limit.

The board they will be replicating is the original …Lost RNF 5’5”(19 1/4), by Matt Biolos. Each shaper will have three hours in the shaping bay, with additional limitations.

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Carissa Moore secures back-to-back victory at Bells Beach

Carissa Moore: ringing the bell, once again

Carissa Moore has claimed the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2014, after defeating Tyler Wright, at Bells Bowl.

For the second consecutive year, the Hawaiian powerhouse rang the bell. Carissa Moore defeated Wright by 16.23 to 15.77.

Moore dispatched Sally Fitzgibbons in the Semifinals and went on to take out Wright in a rematch of the 2013 final. Both competitors went blow-for-blow in the pumping conditions.

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Mick Fanning wins the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2014

Mick Fanning: commitment in his face

Mick Fanning has conquered the Rip Curl Bells Beach 2014, in two-to-four foot surf at Winkipop, Victoria, Australia.

The all-Australian final saw Fanning coming up against an in-form Taj Burrow, who had just defeated John John Florence, one of the standouts of the early rounds.

Burrow logged a few small scores, while Fanning waited patiently for a quality set wave. Fanning would not falter on his opening ride, surgically dismantling the righthander for an excellent 8.83. The reigning two-time ASP World Champion’s precision continued, adding an additional 8.00 to his scoreline.

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The Final Day at Bells Beach – Behind the scenes of Carissa Moore and Mick Fanning’s paths to victory at the Rip Curl Pro

There was a lone lion on the Bells savannah at dawn this morning. One guy. Jordy Smith. Last year he’d fallen at the last hurdle at this venue, one that should rightly be his. He had the lineup to himself for half an hour, a rare gift, and he had the time to commune with […]

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Dane Reynolds, Macaronis – Photo: Jason Childs

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Fulton’s Urban Surf Art – Damian Fulton’s art is born where the city and beach collide

The modern surf scene can be a confusing, chaotic place. Diverse crowds, intimidating localism, headache-inducing beach traffic and encroaching urbanization—these things all blur together, for better or worse, to form the everyday reality that city-dwelling surfers must confront daily. It’s that concept—the urban surf element—that Damian Fulton chooses as the focal point for his surf […]

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