…And They’re Back

posted by / News / September 2, 2011



OK, I can’t keep it in any longer. So while most of the world’s eyes have been on Tahiti (for good reason), and Hurricane Irene and now New York, there’s been some noteworthy surfing elsewhere — specifically in the Far East. Over the course of a couple missions we’ve managed to get a pretty rad crew into some pretty good waves and some pretty incredible surfing came out of it. Dane Reynolds, Yadin Nicol, John John Florence, Conner Coffin, Kolohe Andino and Dillon Perillo just returned and are, well, kinda reeling. But they’re also all kinda banged up. Yadin managed to come home with eight screws in his ankle after a ricochet on an air broke his tibia. Dane says his ribs “are pretty bad but aren’t broken.” As far as his participation in the Quiksilver Pro New York event, he had this to say: “I don’t know about New York ‘cause I’m having trouble getting off the couch and it starts in like two days.” So maybe stay tuned…but if it’s any consolation, seeing the surfing that got him those bruised ribs will be well worth the wait. Stay tuned for our December issue to witness it all (out on newsstands next month). A few quotations to ponder while we prepare it for you:

Dane: “Perillo and John John are rad. John John is my favorite surfer for sure! He’s so fucking good.” And we concur. You will too very soon.

Yadin: “I didn’t think it was too bad at first. I just knew it was f–ked, though. It took me a little bit to get to shore and then I took my leash off and looked at it, and was like, ‘Oh no, this is really done in.’ I looked down and I kind of wobbled my foot to see if it was bad. My foot was just dangling. I probably shouldn’t have wobbled it, that really sent me off and I was seeing stars straight after that.”

Dillon: “To be serious I just like how respectful everyone is.”

John John: “Watching all these guys is like watching a surf movie.”

Nate Lawrence [photographer]: “Things got real loony yesterday afternoon…”


Again, stay tuned for our December issue to see what we’re talking about — and to hold you over, we’ve got a pretty stellar little November issue about to bust onto newsstands as well. Yeah boys! —Travis Ferré

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  • chris

    why does it take so long to put photos in the mag? surf trip in august = photos in december issue (which hits newsstands in november)??? So it takes 3 full issues to squeeze it in? By then, wont it be old news? 3 months is a little long. just saying. Do surf magazines have News sections anymore? if they do, you should get rid of it, and squeeze these photos in this month.

  • Jim

    If Yadin broke his tibia as it says above, he must be really pissed with the person who put all those screws in his fibula

  • Black Young

    I was out surfing the 8-10 ft right river mouth…Only John John and Dillon out and Nate lawerance on the beach shooting photos. I hope he got my 10 second barrel, i was wearing a yellow top and riding a 6’10 Al merrick.

    If you want to see my friends photos from this session, stay tune. if I get 20 comments off this post I will post photo gallery of this session.

  • Matt O’Brien

    Yo Black Young – you have my comment. let’s hope for more so we can see pics…

  • bufu

    B-youg here’s my comment but I am calling bullshit.

  • bufu

    Bummer for Yadin, get well soon.

  • Nobu

    It was so cool to see you guys in the water getting super deep tubes and crazy airs. You are right, John John. Thanks for a surf movie in live. I saw you guys’ insane rides. It was amazing and burnt to my brain. Yadin and Dane, I heard you guys got injured. Now I see it. Hope you’ll get better soon and come back to Japan for more super sessions. Nate, good to see you and I can’t wait for seeing your picture evidence in the upcoming issues!

  • handy

    Blackyyoung lets see what ya got!