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Generation Next

Examining the Modern Movement of Progressive Surfing By Cash Lambert Higher aerials, unthinkable rotations and spray-infused turns: by all accounts, 2016 was undoubtedly a year of unprecedented progression ...

Sounds with Noah Beschen

What’s your favorite album, Noah? I’ve been listening to the Weekend’s new album Starboy, it’s pretty sick. Been playing any song on repeat lately? I’ve just been listening Goosebumps by Travis Scott f...

MAKAHIKI A Celebration of Culture Hosted by ZEKE LAU

Photos Mark Holladay In a place where surfing holds its deepest roots with the indigenous Hawaiian people, it's a refreshing breath of fresh air to see one of Hawaii’s own make the effort to spread cultural ...

Talk Story / Albee Layer

By Cash Lambert “Hey, go buy some champagne!” This was the initial reaction from the filmer who, seconds prior, captured Albee Layer’s backside double spin, otherwise known as the first ever backside 720....

Portfolio / Keoki

North Shore lenseman puts words to his photographic perspective. ...

The Year of Florence

Recapping John John Florence’s path to the 2016 World Title Introduction by Ross Williams John John Florence winning this year’s World Title is a proud moment for everyone, especially because it’s so easy f...

Talk Story / Ian Walsh

By Cash Lambert When Ian Walsh is speeding down a 40-foot wave at Peahi, the scene around him is pandemonium. Shouts and yells reverberate from the channel, coming from dozens of surfers crowding the lineup....

V13N12 Now Online!

Freesurf celebrates homegrown talent John John Florence and his World Title win by looking back at the most pivotal moments during his 2016 career year.  And...Talk Story: Ian Walsh Coming off a monumental El ...

Ho / A Surfing Legacy

by Chris Latronic When you think of history’s greatest surfing families, there’s no doubt that the Ho family is near the top of your list. With 4 iconic members: Michael, Derek, Mason, and Coco in their dyna...

Hammering and Forging the Character of Sebatian Zietz

By Cash Lambert You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. Henry David Thoreau said that, and I know what you’re already thinking: the poet and philosopher, who lived...

Event Breakdown / Billabong Pipemasters

Billabong Pipe Masters Ehukai Beach Park December 8 – 20 What started with a few folding chairs, a half dozen or so surfers and $1,000 in prize money decades ago - thanks to visionaries Fred Hemmings and Ran...