Author Archives: Gary Kewley

CSO (Chief Surfing Officer) of SNN (Surf News Network). Reporting surf for over 3 decades for the Aloha State.

CONGRATS CAITLIN SIMMERS AND BARRON MAMIYA WINNING THEIR BIGGEST CONTEST EVER AND EARNING THE #1 YELLOW JERSEY.

8AM SATURDAY 2.10.24 FINALS DAY WAS CALLED ON IN PERFECT PIPE! Caitlin Simmers takes down in form Molly Picklum (AUS) at ~315pm… 455pm BARRON MAMIYA …Read More »

How to Face Your Fears Surfing Big Waves: Pipeline Koa Smith w/ Griffin Colapinto

“I KIND OF SLOW MYSELF DOWN A LITTLE BIT…RELAX INTO IT” Griffin “I WANNA FEEL THE BACK SPIN…i WANNA FEEL THE SHUTTLE RIDE” Koa How …Read More »

WHAT WE FOUND IN THE PACIFIC PT 2: NATHAN, JOHN JOHN & CREW



Mason Ho Surfing A Mini Size Wedge Wave

Mason Ho and Adam Crawford head out in Search for something fun to surf. On first sight the waves looked very below average, and we …Read More »

Pipeline Big Glassy Early Morning Surf

Big winter surf peaking overnight 1/21/24 wreaked havoc on this coastline but several days of light offshore winds groomed Banzai Pipeline into glassy outer reef …Read More »

NATHAN FLORENCE: WHAT WE FOUND IN THE REMOTE PACIFIC! SOLOMON ISLANDS!

JOHN JOHN CAPTAINED DA BOAT…HEADS UP: NATHAN DID NOT CATCH A WAVE. IT WAS THAT HEAVY. “THE WHOLE OCEAN FOLDED OVER…” YEAH, THATS NATHAN AT …Read More »

Day One is in the Books….6-10′ Pipeline delivered and so did the competitors!

  EARLIER UPDATES FROM JAN 28-31 BELOW DAY ONE IS ON. LET THE GAMES BEGIN. (Wednesday Jan 31st) WSL’s 1st Event of 2024…The Lexus Pipe …Read More »

Jack Robinson (& others) Training For THE PIPE PRO This (past) Week

A nicely groomed NW swell hit pipe this week and Jack Robinson was picking off the best Backdoor waves this morning. A master barrel rider, …Read More »

Under the Radar North Shore Super Session with John John Florence

(Front page frame grab of JJF…Ques. how much speed and power does it take to draw lines and leave trails like this? Guess we should …Read More »

Kelly Slater: Greatness, creativity, life after surfing and love for golf | Mind Game 08

“I feel like most every event I ever won there was some sorta magic that happened during the event. Just something just clicked my way. …Read More »

These Companies Make It Happen…

World Surf League Welcomes New and Returning Partners to 2024 Championship Tour ESPN+ to Stream Live Coverage of All Championship Tour Events Lexus, Eventbrite, Bonsoy, …Read More »

Nazare Big Wave Rescue

The 86-foot wave German surfer Sebastian Steudtner caught at Nazaré in Oct 2020 earned him the current Guinness World Record for largest wave ever surfed. …Read More »

BEST BANZAI PIPELINE OF 2024 SO FAR!!!

Frame grabs show no matter which way you go…it’s fast and heavy. SNN Monday January 22nd The best of 2024 by far. The word is …Read More »

Stephanie Gilmore Announces One-Year Break From Competition 

SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 8: Seven-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore of Australia surfs in Match 2 at the Rip Curl WSL Finals on September …Read More »

Chianca, Scooby and Gabeira Crowned at TUDOR Nazaré Big Wave Challenge

Chianca’s Relentless Approach Wins It All Again Gabeira Secures Second Title At Nazaré Scooby Eventually Finds His Own Pace, Brings Team to Top of the …Read More »

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – Lexus Pipe Pro Presented by Yeti

  – Watch live Monday Jan 29 to Sat Feb 10 2024 Championship Tour kicks off January 29th at Pipeline. Welcome to the starting line. …Read More »

Welcome to the 2024 WSL Championship Tour 

2024 CT Season Kicks off at Lexus Pipe Pro Presented by YETI on January 29 Lexus Pipe Pro Wildcards Announced: Hawaii’s Moana Jones Wong, Jackson Bunch, …Read More »

Carissa Moore Announces New Chapter Away from Competitive Surfing 

5X World Champion to Compete at Pipe Pro and Tahiti Pro Ahead of Olympic Games Paris 2024 Competition Window for Lexus Pipe Pro Presented by …Read More »

BILLY KEMPER ADDS ANOTHER TROPY WITH HIS NAME ON IT….

 The Legendary Big Wave World Champ (2017) Billy Kemper Wins $50,000 at the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout! Now Billy has Wins at Pipeline as well …Read More »

XL Strike Mission to Jaws

The day after Christmas we went back to Pe’ahi (Jaws) on Maui to ride some presents from the ocean. Delia caught her first paddle wave …Read More »

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