Simpo, Nicol & Buchan // Lower Trestles // 3:33

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The Hurley crew share some laughs in the parking lot before splitting some peaks pre-Nike Lowers Pro

Lowers serves up it’s best dish — salty peaks with a lightly peppered crowd

Mitchell Parkinson // Worldwide // 4:09

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Mitchell on being a superhero, re-incarnation and surfing in the nude

In his surfing approach, it’s clear he’s a Parkinson — maybe even more comfortable above the lip than Uncle Joel

XXL Awards: Baby, Take it Off!

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Baby! Take it offChas Smith’s pick for the Billabong XXL Ride of the Year.

Would you believe his decision is color-based?

Paul Fisher // Indonesia // 1:57

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The Fish unleashes and unwinds on one of Indo’s most shreddable peaks

Paul delicately dances upon the Indian Ocean

Ten Photos: Tom Carey’s B&W West Oz

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The Volcom team does their best in front of Tom’s black and white settings.

Big barrels, big hacks and big airs. It’s all big in Western Australia

Volcom Team // Pipeline & Proximity // 6:16

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Episode five from Volcom’s FUNTITLED series

A highlight reel for the ages — Pipe puts on it’s best game face while Volcom’s elite tame the aquatic beast

Zak Noyle and Billy Kemper Win Steep and Deep Challenge

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Hawaiian photog/surfer duo link up for a backlit Pipeline gem

Well deserved, gents

Sebastian Zietz // North Shore, Oahu // 6:44

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Everyone is team Seabass. He’s the guy you can’t help but root for.

“I just put a smile on — nobody wants to pound the guy just smiling.” — Seabass

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2012 Flip Book

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A retrospective view of happenings in and around the Rip Curl Pro

Be there with Bells

Mason Ho // Vals Reef // 2:05

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Mason snags Carissa Moore’s sled and tears into some very late season North Shore (or T Street?)

Lesson learned: Don’t leave unattended boards near Mas. Coco should know this by now.

Michael Dunphy + Friends // Newport Beach // 2:46

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Bocce when it’s shitty and shredding when wind, tide and swell align

Because every session is good when you’ve got a beach house

You Are Here: Surf Movies, 2012

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You Are Here, Nathan MyersA brief glance at some of this year’s early underground surf movie releases.

Part I: The Indies

Brian Conley // Mainland Mexico // 3:26

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Brian is synonymous with big Mexican tubes — standing tall reaching for the roof

See 2:40, engulfed by spit and expelled by Mother Nature’s womb

Girl: Sofia Mulanovich

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She’s a hero in her home country of Peru

Shaking hands and kissing babies is part of her routine

Threat: Carlos Muñoz

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“Always fight for your dreams!”

Carlos Muñoz appears to be living by his motto

Sounds: Future Islands

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Future Islands. On The Water Thrill Jockey, 2011

Sherm Moments: Steph Gilmore

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Notice the cheshire grin on Steph’s face?

Plotting revenge is fun

Sherm Moments: Wilko

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Wilko and his date/filmer

They have a closer relationship than most surfer filmer relationships

THETDWS: Ambassadors

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The sponsored are dull. The ambassadors are hot

We can all learn from this

Under The Influence: Bruce Irons

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Bruce has had a rough past year or so

We talk to him about the better now

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