Author Archives: Gary Kewley

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

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 »

BURNED AT THE DREDGE BAR: Nathan Florence



BIG HEAVY: Raw Mavericks 12.28.23

Frame grab begs the question…how do they survive? 

He Was Headed Face First, Straight Into the Reef | Huge Wipeout During the SUP Backdoor Shootout

The Stand Up Paddle Heats of the Backdoor Shootout saw some amazing surfing, and all the contestants were charging. On one of the bigger waves …Read More »

Sierra Kerr and Jett Schilling Crowned 2023 World Junior Champions

 at SAMBAZON World Junior Championships Hosted by Best Western Kerr and Schilling Claim Maiden World Junior Titles and Earn Place on 2024 Challenger Series Benedetto and Bunch Earn …Read More »

3 FLORENCE BROTHERS ON ONE TEAM THE BACKDOOR SHOOTOUT!

YOUTUBE VIDS CONTINUE WEEKLY AS ALWAYS MY FRIENDS PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to help SUPPORT the channel!! Legends! “nEXT sTEP pIZEL”

PIPELINE ALMOST KILLED ME: Koa Rothman

This was a Hectic situation thanks again to the North Shore lifeguards for saving me and everyone out there for the support! SINCE THERE’S SOME …Read More »

Dangerously Fun Surfing

Another dangerously fun day surfing with Mason Ho & Sheldon Paishon. Today the waves were closer to reef then usual so Shell doggy takes a …Read More »

Huge Haleiwa North Shore Hawaii [1/5/24] Ezekiel Lau, Tatiana Weston-Webb et al in Max Swell… Expert Only

Surfing at Huge Max Swell Expert Only Haleiwa North Shore Hawaii January 5th,2024 So Heavy. Ezekiel Lau, Tatiana Weston-Webb, Keanu Asing, Bettylou Johnson and more… …Read More »

Learning to surf in Hawaii is the holy grail for beginner surfers.

Check the best beginner surf spots on Oahu, Kauai, Maui and more in this beach guide. By Matt Hapgood * All images are royalty free …Read More »

THE BIGGEST SUNSET BEACH OF 2024 w John John Florence

Thursday the 4th 

BACKDOOR SHOOTOUT Round 2, 2024 | 3rd Reef Sets & Max’d Out First Reef

During the 2nd day of the Backdoor Shootout on Jan 5th, 2024. There were 3rd reef sets like clockwork every thirty minutes and contestants had …Read More »

OFF FOR SUNDAY. The Da Hui Backdoor Shootout in Memory of Duke Kahanamoku

DAY 3 IS PAU.  SATURDAY 1.6.24 RESULTS OF OUR HALF DAY…REST OF ROUND 5 NEXT OPPORTUNITY…MAHALOZ IT WAS A GORGEOUS MORNING…SURF WAY DOWN & DROPPING …Read More »

World champion surfer Kai Lenny holding his cracked helmet ‘It may have saved my life’

KHON’S JENN BONEZA: Kai ‘It was his first time wearing a helmet…(in a SUP heat) on Thursday at the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout….he’s back on …Read More »

NATHAN FLORENCE: JAWS CAUGHT INSIDE AND POUNDED UP THE ROCKS!

FOR EXPERTS ONLY….FROM THE ROCKS…THE TRICKIEST OF ENTRIES INTO THE PEAHI LINE UP (FRAME GRAB COMMENTARY: SNN) NO TRAIL = FREE FALL RECONNECTED & IN …Read More »

MASON HO & FRIENDS: NEW IMPROVED PALM SPRINGS WAVE POOL

With SNAPT5 Mason Ho and the snapt5 crew are some of the first to tap into the desert heat and sample the brand new PSSC …Read More »

The Best 23 Waves Of The ’23 WSL Championship Tour

Counting down the best 23 waves from the 2023 Championship Tour, featuring Griffin Colapinto, Italo Ferreira, Gabriel Medina, Yago Dora, Carissa Moore, Jack Robinson, Joao …Read More »

Jamie O’Brien Rides Massive, Wild & Crazy Pipeline | Pipeline Max XL

Dec 28, 2023 BANZAI PIPELINE Massive Pipeline XL waves show late in the day  Watch 1:39 Classic Jamie O’Brien close-up laughing as he plays …Read More »

JAWS XXL!!! BIGGEST SWELL OF THE SEASON!!! (RAW CLIPS)

The biggest XXL swell of the season at Jaws slammed the coastlines of Maui today. The morning started off picture perfect with glassy clear skies …Read More »

Day one ran on Aloha Friday….The 52nd Hale’iwa International Open

HIO December 26, 2023 – January 3, 2024 HOTLINE: 808-637-2544 LIVE HEATS HERE SCHEDULE HERE

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