On Falling, Part II – How wipeouts have helped shape the evolution of surfing. A five part series.

In 1998, Australians Mick Campbell and Danny Wills each held a lead over Kelly Slater in the title race heading into Pipeline. This scenario was widely seen as sweet comeuppance to U.S. domination at the hands of the “Momentum Generation.” A number of young Aussies had even coalesced and trained around an antagonistic moniker, “LMB,” […]

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One Palm Water Reel – Right place, right time, every time

Slowed down RED cam footage from the water is pure elegance, it’s an art in itself. And here, Talon Clemow of One Palm Media is the painter. Thank you, Mr. Clemow.

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The 2014 Surfer Poll Nominees – Announcing the best films and performances of the year

SURFER Magazine is pleased to announce the 2014 Surfer Poll video nominees. Every year, SURFER pores over the films and shorts produced in the previous calendar year, and narrows down the best movies and performances. This year, there were so many noteworthy sessions and performances caught on tape, we’ve expanded the number of nominees in […]

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Albee Layer, Western Australia – Photo: Bryce Lowe-White

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2014 Best Short Nominees – The best under-20-minute films of the year.

SWAMP DUCK CHEESE II WHATEVER HAPPENED SLABER NACKLE ENJOY

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The Worst Wipeout Award – Who had the worst wipeout of 2014? Vote now.

SURFER is putting the Worst Wipeout Award in your hands. Below are the ten nominees, selected from videos produced over the last year. Cast your vote by choosing the video you think should take home the Worst Wipeout distinction at the SURFER Poll Awards on December 6, 2014. One vote per person.

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Dark Days – Ireland in the depths of winter with Tom Lowe

Tom Lowe is from Cornwall, a small coastal county in the UK, but spends most of his time abroad nowadays, throwing himself over ledges in Ireland. You’ll find him most often in the dark pit of a heaving slab, which there’s plenty of above.

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On Falling, Part I – How wipeouts have helped shape the evolution of surfing. A five part series.

In 1964, Robert August, Mike Hynson, and Bruce Brown landed in Tahiti to film for The Endless Summer. By that late date, the island’s Polynesian surfing tradition had been extinct for nearly 200 years. Feverish British missionaries, skating in on the heels of Captain Cook’s 1769 arrival, put an end to surfing and dancing and […]

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Gavin Beschen, Pipeline – Photo: Zak Noyle

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Stephanie – Steph Gilmore, and time well spent in France

We don’t get to see enough of Stephanie Gilmore in the water, and if given the choice, the beachbreaks of France would be on the short list of where we’d want to see her. So, enjoy.

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