Your Guide to the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

posted by / News / April 20, 2011

An insider’s look at the wave, the judging, and the strategy at Bells — plus photos and results from Round 1

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My Spring Break

posted by / News / April 19, 2011

Hot laps in a Formula One car, couch surfing, and a 30th birthday “wine crawl” were just some of the things your favorite World Tour surfers got up to during their recent month-long hiatus

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Renaissance Coming: Exhibit E

posted by / News / April 18, 2011

Want a snapshot of where mainstream surf culture is headed? Pretty freakin’ easy, homes — just take a walk down to any junior event or airshow

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Renaissance Coming: Exhibit D

posted by / News / April 17, 2011

The speed and highly technical nature of modern surf moves makes them difficult to absorb in real time — but now, a new film may have the remedy

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Renaissance Coming: Exhibit C

posted by / News / April 16, 2011

The opinions, decisions and style motifs of Dane Reynolds are consumed with religious zeal by a large swathe of the surfing population. It remains to be seen what affect the latest chapter of his career will have on the sport.

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Renaissance Coming: Exhibit B

posted by / News / April 14, 2011

Grinding on the WQS for your shot at a world title doesn’t appeal to every professional surfer — nor does it appeal to a lot of the surfing public, as companies are beginning to realize

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Renaissance Coming: Exhibit A

posted by / News / April 11, 2011

A look at the biggest names and events in surfing over the last 12 months reveals an unmistakable trend

In this five-part series we examine the tremors that hint at a cultural schism in the sport’s core

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The Ambassador

posted by / News, Video / April 6, 2011

Australian surfer Adrian “Ace” Buchan is one of the tour’s most astute thinkers. We asked him to break down Kelly’s winning formula, Freddy P’s assertion that the tour “is heading in the wrong direction” and Dane Reynolds’ potential absence from competitive surfing

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The Professional

posted by / News, Video / March 28, 2011

Despite racking up a World Tour victory three events into his debut year, 2010 wasn’t all rosy for Brazilian Jadson Andre. Here, he reflects on his first year on tour and reveals what he’s doing to stay relevant

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Freddy Patacchia, aka Dial-A-Quote, on the ASP

posted by / News / March 22, 2011

Surfing has a proud tradition of outspoken renegade types. Oahu’s Freddy P. fits nicely into that mold, and here tells us why “we’ve fucked our whole [World Tour] system,” with his typical zest

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Not on the Webcast: Quiksilver Pro Part 2 of 2

posted by / News / March 18, 2011

All kinds of weird shit goes down at a World Tour event. Here’s the first of two posts from Jed Smith shedding light on the things you didn’t hear or see at the Quik Pro Gold Coast

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Not on the Webcast: Quiksilver Pro Part 1 of 2

posted by / News / March 15, 2011

All kinds of weird shit goes down at a World Tour event. Here’s the first of two posts from Jed Smith shedding light on the things you didn’t hear or see at the Quik Pro Gold Coast

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