Features

Gerry Lopez

Defined by Redefinition By Lauren Rolland The Freesurf crew had the opportunity to meet Mr. Gerry Lopez himself during Wanderlust this year, which was a rich experience and noteworthy moment in life. The in...

Pau Hana / Rainos Hayes

From Surf Coach to Life Mentor By Lauren Rolland As the coach and team manager for Billabong in Hawaii and also the head coach for the Hawaii Surf Team, Rainos Hayes’ job might sound like it’s just a day ...

Few & Far Between: The Life of a Big Island Surfer

By Shawn Pila It was early on a cold December morning when a group of dedicated surfers decided to make the two-hour trek across Hawaii Island on a mission to find decent surf. With a massive 280-degree west...

Board Story / Jamie O’Brien

If there was ever any confusion as to who would inherit the title of “Mr. Pipeline,” Jamie O’Brien certainly cleared that up. It’s no secret that Pipe met her soul mate when Gerry Lopez caressed her peak in the...

Paige Alms

DOB: April 6th, 1988 Hometown: Haiku, Maui Stance: Regular Favorite wave: Pe‘ahi Go-to board: Any of my SOS boards Sponsors: SOS Surfboards, Kill Cliff, Sanuk, Xcel, Dakine, Pakaloha Bikinis, Win...

The Steely Nerve of Mick Fanning

By Tyler Rock Interview By Mike Latronic  It came down to the final day of the final event of the year. Mick and Kelly. The consistent machine vs the freak. Who would take the title. With his back up agai...

Ulu Napeahi / Shark Warrior

Interview by Chris Latronic Transcription by Lauren Rolland Photos Peter King Ulu Napeahi is a 17-year old surfer from the Big Island of Hawaii. His full first name, Ulualoha means “forever growing lov...

Epic Wipeouts 2013-2014

Freesurf lenses follow the action no matter how it plays out. Here are the most majestic wipe outs we've caught this season. These are the stakes of great waves. Respect. (more…)...

Super Swell / Waimea Bay Shorebreak – Day 2

North Shore Hawaii 01-23-2014 On the second day of Hawaii getting hit by the biggest swell in over 15 years, the conditions cleaned up enough for big wave hell men to tackle the famous peak. But the real excit...

Spotlight: Alex Florence

By Lauren Rolland Alex Florence (a.k.a. Momjohn) wears an array of different hats. Single mom, longboarder, John, Nathan and Ivan’s business and travel manager, skater/dirtbiker, college graduate, world trip...