Jackson Dorian with a backdoor gem in the Mentawais
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Got five minutes?
Of course you do. And of course you’re going to spend them with Ramzi Boukhiam.
Dig his highlight reel from the past season. It opens up with some flaring in France, then heads south to Morocco — and that’s when things really heat up. Ramzi was raised in the long, dreamy right-handers of the Northern African surf hub. And, yep, he sure as hell knows how to surf ‘em.
Hit play, then go demolish the nearest backhand wall.
You usually don’t need much convincing to surf pumping Uluwatu. But, in case you did, check out the Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge - which got people very barreled for a very good cause.
“I don’t even remember the wave. I just stood up and something else took over.”
There were less than two minutes left in the final when things became a blur for Kanoa Igarashi. He was surfing in front of tens of thousands of people in his hometown of Huntington Beach, California and needed a score to get the lead off of Griffin Colapinto.
That wave ended up being an 8.17 and it earned Kanoa his second-straight US Open Of Surfing victory.
The 20-year-old, who is already in his third year of competing on the CT, has been on the up-and-up lately. After dropping some of the highest scoring waves at the 2018 J-Bay Open, you knew he’d be the one to watch at this event.
He might not remember the wave that sealed the deal — but something tells us he’ll remember what it did for him.
Somewhere west of the Mississippi River — and about 150 miles east of the Pacific Ocean — a group of Young Guns convened. There was Samuel Pupo from Maresias, Brazil, Jett Schilling from San Clemente, USA, Justin Becret from Seignosse, France and Marco Mignot, who’s from France but currently resides in Mexico.
There would be a showdown and one of these Young Guns was bound to win $10k.
The showdown used an innovative format that broke the wave up into different sections in order to emphasize airs, power surfing and big maneuvers instead of complete rides from start to finish. When you bring the world’s best teenage surfers to the world’s best man-made wave, fireworks are pretty much a guarantee.
Leonardo Fioravanti and Kanoa Igarashi watched every air, hack, tube and turn. They took notes. Then they thought long and hard. Then they picked the best surfer and handed them an oversized check.
So...how’d it all go? Hit play and find out.
Of course you remember Thibault Magnin.
He won our #YGSkiContest last year in Whistler, Canada by going huge in the backcountry and owning it in the park. He blew our minds that week. He blew Sammy Carlson’s mind, too. We all walked away from it knowing we just had to put him on the team.
So, without further ado, here’s Thib’s first clip as an official member of the Quiksilver family. Hit play and keep your eye out for this kid in the future.
Greg Townsend will step down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Surfing New Zealand on July 27, 2018.
The longest-running CEO of any national sports organization in New Zealand dedicated 23 years of his life to Surfing NZ.
Townsend brought new competitive opportunities to the surfing community in the form of the NZ Junior Series, Pro Surfing Tour, and the Hyundai Pro Longboard Tour.
Jono Smit and Elliot team up and journey to the West Coast of the South Island and manage against all odds to sniff out some nuggets.
Jack Robinson has taken out the 2018 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang, in Bali, Indonesia.
After four days of waiting, the iconic reef break roared to life, delivering spectacular barrels powered by one of the best swells to Indonesia in years.
The Western Australian surfer beat his opponents after receiving a near-perfect two-wave total from the judging panel. Robinson, 20, earned 19.90 points in the final and raised the coveted trophy.
The surfboard leash is one of surfing's the greatest inventions, and it only appeared in the lineups in the early 1970s.
The so-called leg rope saves a lot of effort whenever you fall off the board, or you have to let go of it for any reason.
If you're wearing a leash, you will never have to swim all the way back to the beach to retrieve your surfboard because it is always attached to your ankle.
The authorities of Orihuela, a city and municipality located in the southeast of Spain, are under heavy criticism after banning surfboards from its coastline.
With its 16 kilometers of fine white sand beaches and warm waters, Orihuela Costa - in English, Orihuela Coast - offers plenty of opportunities for water sports enthusiasts.
From time to time, the region receives favorable Mediterranean Sea swells that produce optimal conditions for surfing and many other boardsports like stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), bodyboarding, kitesurfing, and windsurfing.