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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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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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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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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Dane Reynolds’ Dirty Dozen – His twelve best clips from the last two years, according to Mini Blanchard

Don’t call it a “greatest hits” clip but Mini Blanchard’s best of Dane Reynolds’ montage is full of ‘em. Blanchard, Reynolds’ Marine Layer Productions partner in crime, sliced these 12 clips together for your enjoyment. All are from 2011 to 2013 and were captured in Sumbawa, Japan, Hawaii, and California. You’ll recognize quite a few […]

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