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North Shore’s Top 5 Parties

  Volcom House Party People spilling into the streets and the beach, music loud enough to hear from blocks away, and legendary su...

El Nino Small Talk

By Lauren Rolland Warm ocean waters have lasted into the fall and winter months in Hawai‘i and residents have been relishing in consisten...
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Grom Report: Cole Alves

By Cash Lambert Try to speak with Cole Alves before a surf heat and chances are you’re going to have to compete with Robert Plant, Jimmy Pa...
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The Evolution of Sunny Garcia

By Mike Latronic Photo: Joli Most sports enthusiasts have little concept of the dedication, work, preparation and determination required...

Wahine Spotlight: Leila Hurst

By Cash Lambert Photos: Gage Hingley A splash of bright pink color illuminates California's cold and gray lineups. It moves swiftly an...
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Pancho Sullivan Retires

One of Hawai‘i’s greatest power surfers and top form competitors is hanging up the jersey, looking to focus on other areas in hi...
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Vans Triple Crown Kuleana

It’s a humid morning. The winds are calm, yet the excitement in the air creates an opposite atmosphere. The buzz runs up and down Kamehameha...
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Hawaii Scenarios: 2016

As much as we’d like to report otherwise, the case next year for a strong Hawai‘i athlete presence on the World Surf League’s Championship T...
Sally Fitzgibbons Photo: WSL/ Kirstin

Womens WSL Title Race

By Dan House Carissa Moore and Steph Gilmore made the first two finals of the year and were in position to again trounce the field for 20...
2014 Reef Hawaiian Pro Winner Dusty Payne Photo: Sean Riley

Reef Hawaiian Pro 2014

Dusty Payne put on a clutch performance last year to take out the first stop of the 2014 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Dusty recounts his amazing fina...
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Panama Surf Tripping 2013

Check out a highlight teaser from Freesurf Mag's trek to Panama this year and keep an eye out for the full episode on Board Stories TV later this mont...
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Kelly Slater Wins Volcom Fiji Pro

Volcom Fiji Pro ASP WCT Men's Event Cloudbreak, Fiji June 2 - 14, 2013 Live Coverage  |  Results/Photos/Videos etc Kelly Slater (USA), 41, ...
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Volcom Fiji Pro Updates

Volcom Fiji Pro ASP WCT Men's Event Cloudbreak, Fiji June 2 - 14, 2013 Live Coverage  |  Results/Photos/Videos etc Volcom Fiji Pro Resumes ...
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Girl Empowered

With Ocean Ramsey, Faith Wenzl, Honolua Blomfield, Dax McGill, and Monyca Byrne-Wickey By Lauren Shanahan The label “surfer girl” might be somew...
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Hawaii Crowned ISA Masters Champions

During an epic day of amazing waves and tremendous surfing performances, the 2013 ISA World Masters Surfing Championship officially closed. The wav...
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Carissa Moore Wins Bells

Rip Curl Pro Presented by Ford Live Coverage | Results/Photos/Videos etc Carissa Moore (HAW), 20, has claimed the 2013 Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bel...
John John Florence WINNER of the 2016 Oi Rio Pro with Jack Freestone placing runner-up.

John John Florence wins Oi Rio Pro

John John Florence (HAW) has claimed victory today at the Oi Rio Pro, Stop No. 4 of 11 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour, besting rooki...
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V13N5 / Read It Online

Table of Contents 8    Free Parking 10  Cover Story 16  Editor’s Note 18  News & Events 38 Foam Kinships 48 Aperture 60 Beach & Board B...
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Summer 2016 Beach & Board Buyer’s Guide

“There’s a story that a customer came to a shaper and said ‘I got this magic board, it’s perfect. I want to copy it,’” said shaper Eric Arakawa while ...

Grom Report: Levi Young

By Cash Lambert There’s a feeling I get, when I look to the west. And my spirit is crying for leaving. Perhaps crying is a bit of an o...

Wade Tokoro and Keanu Asing

Years working together: 15Keanu, what makes working with Wade different? KA: What makes Wade different is that he surfs 10-foot Pipeline ...

ERIC ARAKAWA AND JOSH MONIZ

Years working together: 10 Josh, what do you recall about riding your first Arakawa boards? JM: I remember first time I had to call Eric...
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MIKE MATTINSON AND CHRIS BLUTHARDT

Years working together: 5 How did you two get linked up in the first place? CB: I was introduced to Mike, and he started making me a c...