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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...

Event Breakdown / Vans World Cup of Surfing

Vans World Cup of Surfing Sunset Beach November 24 – Dec 6 Sunset Beach is truly an arena unlike any other. With a confluence of ideal swell, wind and tide, the venue lives up to its big wave reputation by f...

20 Questions with Tatiana Weston-Webb

By Kyveli Diener You have dual citizenship with the US and Brazil — who would you surf for in the 2020 Olympics? If I was surfing for Brazil, I’d have to switch my flag sooner than later. I’d really love to s...

John John Florence’s Homecoming

As Hawaii's first WSL World Champion since Andy Irons in 2004, John John Florence was welcomed home by his loving fan base on the North Shore, making a special stop at Sunset Beach Elementary School....

Winter Quivers

Sizing up the go-to winter boards of Eli Olson, Kalani Chapman, Aaron Gold, and Jamie O’Brien. Kalani Chapman “The Cliffhanger” Photo: Heff Dimensions: 6’10” x 19 ¼ x 3 “This board makes me feel comfortabl...

Talk Story / Carissa Moore

By Cash Lambert Nearly than 10 months ago, Carissa Moore was standing on the cliff overlooking Honolua Bay with tears streaming down her beaming face. “I feel like I have so much work to do today still, I...

Pau Hana / Kaipo Guerrero

By Cash Lambert Moments after Kelly Slater had won the 2016 WSL Billabong Pro Tahiti over John John Florence in August, Kelly was smiling and roped with a victor’s splendor: a lei and crown. After the 11-tim...

In Keoki’s Words

Luck! A four-letter word synonymous for unexpected situations that happen in everyday trials and tribulations. Whether we believe that religion is the driving force for luck or we take it at face value, it woul...

Indonesian Field Notes with Keoki

Like the waves we ride, we as surfers are travelers. We will search the vast ends of the Earth to find our version of the perfect wave. Whether our dream destination consist of no crowds, a left or right, long...