Kelly Slater, Micronesia – Photo: Todd Glaser

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Oceans Under Siege – The biggest issue of all: the health of our oceans

FROM THE BIG ISSUE | This year we devoted the Big Issue to the biggest issue facing surfers today: the health of our oceans. Was it a risk? Maybe. Was it necessary? Absolutely. Below is the editor’s letter from the issue: For many of us, surfing is an escape from reality, a brief time to […]

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Eli Steele in Black & White – Wedges suit the young, long-haired Australian well

Eli Steele is 19 years of age and from Moffat Beach, Australia. Now that the formalities are out of the way, go ahead and introduce yourself to his surfing. As you’ll see in this clip, Eli loves a good wedge and has the aerial repertoire to prove it, including the rarely seen mute grab (0:40).

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Luke Davis’ Your Dream – Micronesia and Mexico are surely worth dreaming about

If you dream of tropical adventures (and we know you do), Luke Davis’ six-minute edit featuring solid Micronesia and extremely rippable Mexico will be quite enjoyable. You’ll likely recognize the trip that the P-Pass footage is from. Feel free to reacquaint yourself here and here. Check Luke’s tube prowess at 4:19 when he pulls off […]

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The Kazi Surf Cult – A surf club in one of South Africa’s most dangerous townships seeks to change the community from within

The school bell rings and within a few seconds the kids spill out, shrieking and laughing onto the street. That low-level hum of excitement at South Africa’s Esangweni High School in Town 3, Khayelitsha, is the same sound you’d hear at schools around the world. But quickly that euphony is shattered when a piece of […]

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ASP International opens new office in New York City

Long Beach, NYC: ASP is in town | Photo: Quiksilver Pro New York

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) will open a new office in New York City.

Mark Noonan, the newly-appointed Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at ASP International, will be in charge of developing and staffing the organization’s new office in New York City.

“Planting a flag in the media and marketing capital of the world, New York City, is a natural extension of this growth and places professional surfing in line with all major sporting leagues in terms of proximity to major partnership opportunities,” explains Paul Speaker, CEO at the Association of Surfing Professionals.

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Mick Fanning Wins J-Bay Open – The return of Jeffreys Bay completes in dramatic fashion

After a string of lay days, the J-Bay Open completed in near-flawless conditions at Supertubes. Forecasts of a building swell came true as the final 12 surfers went head-to-head at the world’s best pointbreak. In the Quarterfinals, goofyfooters Matt Wilkinson and Owen Wright posted 17-point plus heat scores, making them the guys to beat. But […]

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Mick Fanning wins the 2014 J-Bay Open

Mick Fanning: a perfect final at J-Bay | Photo: ASP/Kirstin

Mick Fanning defeated Joel Parkinson to conquer the 2014 J-Bay Open in pristine eight-to-ten foot waves, at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.

The road to the final was a tough one for the Australian friends. With strong winds blowing, low temperatures and long paddle outs, Fanning and Parkinson had a few strong names to dethrone before the final clash.

Mick opened the day with victories over Freddy Patacchia, Alejo Muniz and Owen Wright. Joel defeated an in-form Adriano de Souza, and the surprise of the season, Matt Wilkinson, with a Perfect 10 in his bag.

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Conner Coffin, Jefferys Bay – Photo: Grant Ellis

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Jeremy Flores, South Africa – In preparation for the J-Bay Open, the World Tour star destroys right after right

You may have heard about Jeremy Flores recent suspension from competing following an incident with the ASP judges at the J-Bay Open. If not, you can read about it here. Anyways, prior to the fiery exchange, Jeremy had been in fine form preparing for the event. In this 4 1/2 minute clip of free surfs, […]

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