We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Shane Dorian should be your role model. The 41-year-old from Kona, Hawaii has worn more hats — and worn them well — than perhaps any other surfer in history. WCT Top-5 finisher. World record holder. Big-wave barrel connoisseur. XXL Award staple. Webcast commentator. Inventor. Actor. OK, maybe that last hat didn’t fit perfectly, but still, the guy does life about as well as life can be done. And although he is the undisputed big-wave champion of the world, he knows surfing isn’t the end-all and be-all. Shane’s priorities are as straight as the arrow of his bow, or the stringer of his 10’6”. —Taylor Paul
Grant Baker has conquered the 2013 Punta Galea Challenge, near Getxo, in Spanish Basque Country.
Who else better to give us the low down on JJF than himself at his favorite spot? You can see from how John John describes his waves at the Pipe Masters that he's so familiar with Pipe. So familiar with what is definitely not familiar to 99.9999% of the surfing planet. We wish it could be us talking about our local surf spot. Merry Christmas!
Malia Manuel © O'Neill
Malia Manuel joins division of Deckers Outdoor
Surf News, 23 December, Irvine, California - Christmas comes early for Sanuk, a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation as the brand officially unwraps the one thing on its wish-list: welcoming professional surfer Malia Manuel to its star-studded squad of brand ambassadors and athletes.
"I am excited to join Sanuk and to share with the world how comfortable and awesome the product is,” said Malia.
Surfboard Design, Catching a Wave From Old Hawaii
By CLAIRE MARTIN
In 2008, Dan Malloy, a professional surfer, received a package in the mail from Australia. In it was a thin, rectangular slab of wood with one rounded edge. It was a board like none he had ever seen, remarkable for being so slender and for lacking contours or fins.
Mr. Malloy, then living in Lompoc, Calif., took the board to a nearby surf break. He propelled himself into a wave, stood and then panicked. “I thought, ‘Oh, this wave is way too fast for me, and there’s no chance I can make it,’ ” said Mr. Malloy, who has surfed for decades. But he did make it, and soon was gliding effortlessly through the water — and really fast.
Exactly one year after his accident at Cortes Bank, Greg Long gives a raw and honest account of the wipeout that nearly killed him, and the subsequent lessons learned about life, love and having fun.
It is from the greatest challenges and the hardest times in our lives that we learn and grow the most. One year ago I nearly lost my life pursuing my passion for riding big waves. Some say I am the most prepared big-wave surfer in the world, but the one thing I never prepared myself for was the day that I would question my ability and love for the one thing I felt I was put on this planet to do, ride big waves.
World’s Best Surfers Fight Monsanto and GMOs in Haleiwa Protest
5TH ANNUAL THE ANTI CANVAS:
A SHOWCASE OF BOARDSHORT ART AND SILENT AUCTION
FOR CHARITY FEATURED AT
DECEMBER HONOLULU NIGHT MARKET
(Kaka‘ako, HI) Hurley and Contrast Magazine are proud to present the 5th annual The Anti Canvas: a showcase of boardshort art for charity on Saturday December 21, 2013 at Honolulu Night Market, an all-ages, block party held on the third Saturday of every month from 6-11pm.
When Dave Kelly and the Hawaiian South Shore Ohana heard the news they were mad and sad. Here's Access Surf, one of Hawaii's most awesome community concepts & non profits, getting ripped off blind by some selfish idiot. Yes, not 1 but 2 'expensive' customized surfboards fitted for disabled, stolen. Hows that? Well, if you know Dave, he's not one to sit around and watch life happen; he makes things happen. And when lifes unfair, he's there to make it right, especially if its for the surfing community. Here's what he told me.
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