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Watch: The Vault Everything’s Wrong But In The Right Place

Our friends at Bintang Surf Charters recent brought to our attention just how insane the session with Soli Bailey and a few friends at Greenbush was a few years back. In today’s world of oversaturation of our surf media senses, absolute classic footage often gets discarded way too quickly. Occasionally, we do need to revisit…

Watch: Mason at Lakey We love this guy

What’s not to love about Mason Ho? Well, actually, the whole family if we’re being real. That said, just when surf media was getting a bit sleepy, Mase and Rory dropped another from the fun factory. The waves are good, but not great. The surfing is the usual Buttons-style spontaneity, and, as usual, the appeal…

Way too soon Yesterday, we lost Kalani David

Yes, he had some serious ongoing health issues but it still cuts deep when it’s someone we knew, had met, surfed with, etc. Very simply, Kalani was a unique talent who blurred the skate/surf morass as very few have done before him. Jay, Tony, Christian… Did we miss someone? That said, and besides the obvious…

Take Five: EP 33 Is Griffin Colapinto California’s legit world champ hopeful?

Yes, Hawaii has long been part of the good ‘ol U S of A, but for some reason professional surfers from Hawaii have long been seen as separate from their mainland counterparts. With that in mind, there hasn’t been a World Champ from the ‘mainland’ US since Kelly Slater won his 11th in 2011 and there…

Take Five: EP 32 Is Jack Robbo Australian surfing’s return to greatness?

Can Jack Robinson lead Australia back to surfing greatness? There has been much hand-wringing as to the recent, seemingly impotent performance by many of Australia’s best male professional surfers. As, of course, we’ve all been accustomed to at least a few potential Australian world champs each and every season. With that in mind, it would…

Watch: “Crane Brain” A film by Ian Crane

Did you know that there once stood, on the corner of PCH and Orange Street in Newport, a fabulous burger joint called “Kranos?” It was eponymously named after the Crane family, who ran the place and which included, among others, Andy Crane, Ian Crane’s father. They lived just across PCH on the beachfront and all…

Congrats to Indonesia

Given the consistent perfection of the surf in the Indonesian archipelago, it’s hard to believe that there haven’t been more surfers from that zone competing at the highest levels. That said, when one drills down a bit further, we must note that it was only just a few decades ago when many Indonesians felt that…

Wy Recommends: Kelsen A couple of new skin products.

As we have spoken of this brand before, there’s a lot to like about it. Great products, founded by a few of the boys – Caples, Malto, Mikey Feb, Freestone, etc – so it’s an uneasy one to get behind. Let’s face it, no pun intended, we all need to take care of ourselves so…

Take Five EP: 31 Does longboarding need the WSL?

You know it’s been a slow couple weeks when the only thing to talk about is competitive longboard surfing. But...

Watch: Cola Bros “Back to Australia” Bells Beach!

After our own brief web hiatus, we’re happy to jump back in with the Cola Bros latest. This time it’s...

We back.

You may have noticed that we were offline for a minute. What started as a simple miscommunication with one of...

Watch: “XXL Hossegor” Here we go again

You may have seen the insane barrel ridden by Kyllian Guerin – its the last wave in this clip –...

Watch: “Road to Victory” The trials and tribulations of Adin Masencamp

South African upstart, Adin Masencamp, dropped a little doco-type clip last week (Sorry for the lag Adin) that featured his...

Watch: “Cooked Fit” Some cruisy b-roll from Noa Deane

For whatever reason, some people think that surfers, like Noa, who don’t get all behind the comp thing and just...

Take Five: EP 30 Kanoa Igarashi just destroyed all preconceived notions

Quite a few people didn’t like a young, brash boxer by the name of Cassius Clay. Continuing along a pugilistic...

Watch: “Surfing in Paradise” Good times with Ho and a few pals

First off, unless you were born and raised in Hawaii, or at the very least with someone who was, don’t...

Watch: “Small Boards on Small Waves” A North Shore teaser by Parallel Sea

For most visiting surfers, these small surf days in-between legit North Shore winter swell action are mostly met with some...

Watch: “31 Days” A film from Barron Mamiya

Barron Mamiya has been on many surf media radars for a few years now. Deservedly. His latest endeavor being a...

Take Five: EP #29 The greatest surf comp ever?

If perhaps you are unaware, the Billabong Pipe comp was completed over the last week or so. In an attempt...

Watch: Ho/Pringle Productions Mason surfing Pipe

It’s been a few months now since we decamped So Cal for the North Shore. The idea being to embed...

Watch: Cola Bros “The Future” Chandler Brothers

The latest episode of “The Future” by the Cola Bros is a beauty as the Chandler brothers, Mana and Legend,...

Watch: Backdoor Shootout Team Snapt 4 wins it!

A few of us are here on the North Shore this winter and were fortunate enough to watch a few...

Watch: “Form” The latest from Parallel Sea

When the best surfer in the world’s film production company drops a reel, you watch it. When the surfer is...

Watch: “Down For This” Celebrating 3 Decades of Stone

We kinda missed this when it dropped a few days ago. At 1 hour 30 minutes, it’s a bit long,...

Watch: “Von Froth” Crazy Nazaré

As I’m sure we’ve all seen by now, Nazaré went XXL, again. The crazy part being that we’ve almost become...

Take Five: EP 28 It’s on our watch

As surfers, we often hear stories about various coastal erosion issues simply because that’s where we roll. But it’s also...

Photo Credit: Brandon Sears A great surf photo doesn’t always need a surfer

How many times have you mind-surfed a photo of a perfect empty wave? Or have been mesmerized by some mutant...

Watch: “This is Livin” Backdoor Shootout Opening Ceremony

In this episode on Koa Rothman’s “This is Livin” we get an inside look at the very underground but super...

Watch “Frisbee Shmizbee” The latest from Cola Bros

So, where do we start? Within our office, the Cola Bros vlog is right up there in watchability. Every episode...

Watch: Von Froth’s “Greatest Hits” It was a very good year

If you follow What Youth to any degree, you would know that we’ve been backing Nic Von Rupp since we...

Watch: “Domestic Tourist” Featuring Gearoid McDaid

As we noted not long ago, Gman, as his pals know him, was poised to do some cool things with...

Watch: Rage 3 The poor man’s vid release

Of course, Rage 3 was released well over a year ago, but it came with a modest paywall to deal...

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