Features

Ty Simpson-Kane’s First Jaws Session at Age 13

By Cash Lambert On Friday, October 27, Ty Simpson-Kane and his father, Chris, took a jetski out to Jaws to watch the rising swell before the start of the 2017 Pe‘ahi Challenge, which began at noon that day. ...

Our Mecca

Breaking Down the Wonders of the 7-Mile Miracle By Cash Lambert Mecca, defined as a center of activity or interest for a certain group of people, is one way to describe the fall and winter seasons on the N...

Decades

To commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, we look back on the pinnacle moments and competitive achievements throughout each decade of the contest’s history   After pl...

Triple Crown Breakdown / Billabong Pipe Masters

Ehukai Beach Park Dec 8 - 20 The culmination of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and the final World Title-deciding event of the WSL Championship Tour, the Billabong Pipe Masters In Memory of Andy Irons runs ...

Triple Crown Breakdown / Vans World Cup of Surfing

Sunset Beach Nov 25 - Dec 6 The second jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the Vans World Cup of Surfing, is a big wave venue that requires an extraordinary level of skill, fitness and mental fortitude...

The Evolution of Ross Williams

By Cash Lambert “Every success story is a tale of constant adaptation, revision and change.” Richard Branson said that, and although the businessman isn’t entrenched in our surf industry, his quote couldn’t ...

Triple Crown Breakdown / Hawaiian Pro

Haleiwa Ali’i Beach, Haleiwa Nov 12-24 Featuring the top 128 surfers in the world, the Hawaiian Pro takes place at Ali’i Beach Park in Haleiwa, a town known as the gateway to the North Shore. With a heavyweigh...

Welcome to the North Shore, Surfing’s Core

By Lauren Rolland E komo mai (welcome) to Oahu’s North Shore. Please treat this extraordinary coastline with the admiration it deserves. It represents not only a fragile ecosystem, but also a gracious commun...

Catching up with 2012 VTCS Winner Sebastian Zietz

By Kyveli Diener “What is your favorite joke?” I asked Sebastian Zietz, universally known as the funniest man on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT). The 29-year-old paused, grinned and though...

9 Questions with Keanu Asing

By Kyveli Diener As the October sun lowered over Les Bourdaines beach in the south of France, Keanu Asing sipped a glass of Bordeaux wine a few days before the 2017 Quiksilver Pro kicked off and reflected on...