2012 NSSA West Coast Championships

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A weekend of combo swell provided Westerns with very contestable waves on the Southside of the Huntington Beach pier

America’s best west coast prodigies battled for a podium finish — yet, Japanese surfer, Hiroto Oohara, was victorious

Dege O’Connell // Hawaii, Indo, Mex // 3:48

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Dege’s winter and early spring looked a bit like this

Some people call it a Club Sandwich. We’re still unclear though. See Dege’s @1:08.

Jeremy Flores and Friends // 2012 Moments // 3:20

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If your behind the scenes looked anything like this from the first five months of 2012, life is pretty good.

What’s the rest of the year have in store for Reunion Island’s favorite son?

Nic Von Rupp // Europe // 3:38

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Nic hops on a short flight in search of dark, shadowless tubes on his forehand

…and tubes he finds

Nat Young // Santa Cruz // 2:56

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Nat lookin’ at home — at home

These are the training sessions that yield QS victories

NSSA Surfer of the Month: Dax McGill

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IT’S NO DOUBT that the North Shore of Oahu continually churns out higher-caliber surfers than anywhere else

And today, Dax McGill is leading the latest generation of female Hawaiian rippers onto the big stage

Balaram, Geiselman, Hobgood // Caribbean, Costa Rica // 5:19

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Footy from our June Issue featuring the right side of Costa Rica.

Eric doubles downs on the wave of the trip @4:14

Cooper Chapman & Ace Buchan // Mid Coast, Australia // 2:37

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Coop and Ace do their thang — what a contrast between approaches

So, which do you prefer?

Barkeep…Another Round! ­— Jason Harris

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Have drinks with any five people, alive or dead — who would they be?

Dirty Harry prefers to toast with movie and sports stars

John John Florence Wins Billabong Rio Pro

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…and Parko tops the World Tour ratings with a runner-up finish

Is it really too soon to call it John John’s year?

Ten Photos: Jimmicane Does Mexico

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It is no secret that Mainland Mexico holds some of the best sandbar pointbreaks in the world.

Tubes, hacks and more tubes. Jimmicane with a solid score on this trip

Dave Rastovich // North Shore, Oahu // 7:44

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A short film depicting Rasta’s approach to alternative equipment and alternative waves on the North Shore

Rasta sets the mood on his Uke and it’s beautiful — like his surfing and long-flowing hair

Blake Jones // Nicaragua // 1:28

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Nicaragua’s a short escape from Blake’s hometown in Florida

Now watch him go

Mason Ho: Living Frenzy

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Mason just wants to have fun

Surfing naked in heats is apart of the fun

In The Jungle Where Our Brains Were Showing

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It may have been something we ate

Third-world waterbeds

Girl: Frankie Harrer

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She has the record for most NSSA wins in a season

You can’t win in freesurfing

Threat: Beau Foster

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The hair may be a nuisance in the water

On land with the ladies it does nothing, but good

Sounds: A$AP Rocky

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“Graduate school of hard knocks, I can show you my degrees/ Couple A, B, C’s, bad bitch double-D’s/ Popping E, I don’t give a F, told you I’m a G.”

Noise Makers: Internet Commenter

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The commenter loves to make noise

We should all read and laugh hysterically

Noise Makers: Travis Ferré

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Travis Ferré likes to make noise

We should all listen

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