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Features, Surf Movies

“Resurface” Spotlights Curative Powers of Surfing for Military Veterans

June 7th, 2015 by Samantha Rupert

Living in America, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who isn’t connected to the military by some degree. Maybe your grandfather fought in WWII or maybe a friend is currently serving overseas. This country was founded, and protected, by soldiers. We owe them everything. America is still the land of the free because of the sacrifices made by the brave. But what happens when those brave ones return home? Their service results in physical and mental consequences and residual effects that many people seem to overlook. More »

Features, iPhone, Technology

Surfr, A Mobile App for Surfers, Launches Social Good Feature

April 1st, 2014 by Samantha Rupert

Surfr, the first social surfing iOS app that provides a way for surfers to document and share their sessions, unveiled a new feature that raises awareness for underserved communities near surf spots across the globe. More »

Features, Photography

Summer on the South Shore of Oahu

June 1st, 2013 by Phil LeRoy

A trolley painted to look like a whale is packed with Japanese tourists as they extend their arms out of the side toward the ocean holding cameras.  A family wearing matching Aloha shirts j-walks in front of the bus- the screeching sound of worn out brakes and the smell of burnt rubber, but everyone unscathed.  A few cute girls in skimpy bikinis sip on tropical drinks with umbrellas in them, disinterested in the near fatal collision.  Everyone’s attention is toward the ocean, where there is solid double overhead surf avalanching throughout a string of picture-perfect peaks as far as the eye can see. It’s summer on the South Shore of Oahu. More »


Heather Brown Wins Verizon 4G for Hope

April 15th, 2013 by Phil LeRoy

As a renowned surf artist, it’s no surprise that Heather Brown’s passion for nature and sustainability helped her win the $10,000 grand prize for the Verizon 4G For Hope competition on behalf of the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. More »

Features, Photography

Cold Water Surfer Series // Winter Through The Lens

March 26th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

New York winters are brutal. The teeth-chattering wind howls through the trees and angry waves crash upon the snowy shores. For the winter warriors of the Long Island surf community, that means just one thing: empty slabs for the taking. More »

Features, Interviews

Rob Kelly // Q&A

March 13th, 2013 by John Zanussi

Shortly after last month’s Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico, we caught up with New Jersey surfer Rob Kelly. Due to his recent success in contests, including a semi-final result in Puerto Rico, Rob has been making a name for himself. We had the liberty of asking the 23-year-old Ocean City native about his time in PR, his career with Billabong, his website, FrothyLip, and how Jersey is doing after Sandy. More »

Features, Interviews

Glenn Hall Interview // The Veteran-Rookie

March 11th, 2013 by Phil LeRoy

Recently, we had the opportunity to chat with 31-year-old WCT rookie Glenn “Micro” Hall. The Irish-Australian talked about his new sponsorship deal with C-Skins Wetsuits, the perks of being a veteran rookie on tour, his decision to surf under the Irish flag and the luck of the Irish. What we learned: real men make their own luck. More »

Contests, Features

The 2013 ASP World Tour Preview

March 4th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

Last year proved to be an insane time for surfing. It was the first time Joel Parkinson ever won a world title, beating out 11x World Champion super-athlete Kelly Slater. On the women’s side, Carissa Moore fell off the grid and Stephanie Gilmore took advantage of the absence by winning her fifth world title. The 2012 tour marked a shift in the surf industry. The world inhaled as the ASP announced it would be selling media rights for the 2014 tour. In November, Nike announced that it would be transferring its surfers to Hurley, and in an inevitable tragedy, Billabong also declared bankruptcy. But 2012 is done and this year’s tour is going to be a wild ride. Take a look at some of the factors that could make the 2013 ASP World Tour one for the books. More »

Features, Photography

Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico Freesurf (19 Photos)

February 27th, 2013 by John Zanussi

The waves at Jobos never really turned on for the Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico but during one of the lay days other parts of PR were firing. In fact, on one particular day you didn’t have to travel very far from the contest site to find perfect waves. Luckily for us (and now you) our photographer friend Mohammed Raoof got in the water and snapped the following water-shots of the freesurf sesh that took place. More »

Contests, Features, Photography

Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico (23 Photos)

February 20th, 2013 by John Zanussi

For the second time in a couple years Rip Curl has brought an ASP contest to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Back in 2010 it was the world tour event that saw pumping waves at Middles, the passing of Andy Irons, and Kelly Slater win his 10th world title. The most recent event wrapped up last week and although it didn’t have the huge moments that 2010 brought us, this year’s 4-star event, which was held at Jobos in Isabella was a not only fun but successful and proves to me that Puerto Rico should be seriously considered as a permanent spot on the ASP world tour. During my time in Rico, I met up with rock-star photographer Mohammed Raoof of Ecliptic Visuals and he did what he does best and captured all that Jobos and the surfers had to offer with his camera. More »

Features, Photography

A Day in Puerto Rico

February 13th, 2013 by John Zanussi

If you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram you’ll now that I’ve been down in beautiful Puerto Rico for about a week or so. While everyone back home in New York is suffering in the cold, snowy, winter weather I’ve been busy surfing, drinking, exploring, and just plain ol’ relaxing. What I haven’t really done is spent time taking photos. Yesterday I snapped a good one of Tres Palmas doing its thing but nothing else until today. The photos below follow these chain of events almost exactly. Surfed some great leftovers this morning in Rincon, ventured up north to Jobos for the finale of the Rip Curl Pro, and then back down to Rincon for rum punches and the sunset. More »

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