Monday Photos: Philippines

posted by / Monday Photos, Photos / January 20, 2014

All Photos: Duncan Macfarlane

Koa Smith, neck pillow and all.

Koa Smith, neck pillow and all.

We told Koa and Dylan Graves to bring shortboards. Suffice to say, we may have underestimated the swell.

We told Koa and Dylan Graves to bring shortboards. Suffice to say, we may have underestimated the swell.

Dylan, under-gunned and air-dropping.

Dylan, under-gunned and air-dropping.

The happy place.

The happy place.

Dylan can go right, Koa can go left, they both can go to heaven.

Dylan can go right, Koa can go left, they can both go to heaven.

Dylan Graves, the moment before the moment.

Dylan Graves, the moment before the moment.

Swatting the fly of stoke.

Swatting the fly of stoke.

Koa Smith.

Koa Smith.

The day the wind called in sick.

The day the wind called in sick.

Koa Smith, lucid dreaming.

Koa Smith, lucid dreaming.

Koa finally puts that shortboard to use.

Koa finally puts that shortboard to use.

A gentleman would go right, a hellman would go left.

A gentleman would go right, a hellman would go left.

The life of luxury.

The life of luxury.

Dylan, on rail and on point.

Dylan, on rail and on point.

The golden tower.

The golden tower.

Dylan Graves.

Dylan Graves.

The happiest gilmore.

The happiest gilmore.

Koa Smith adds a little color to the gray sky.

Koa Smith adds a little color to the gray sky.

The bridge to nirvana, or at least to more barrels.

The bridge to nirvana, or at least to more barrels.

Shelter from the storm with an unknown local.

Shelter from the storm with Peterpaul Alipayo.

If you don't stare at this for less than ten seconds, you're doing it wrong.

If you don't stare at this for more than ten seconds, you're doing it wrong.

Koa's last blue dream.

Koa's last blue dream.

March IssueOuttakes from our March 2014 Issue.

Every surf trip is a gamble. But with a strike mission — chasing a specific swell or storm — at least you know the dice are loaded in your favor. SURFING Magazine did back-to-back strikes to the Philippines this past fall, chasing typhoons and the highs and lows they leave in their wake. Dylan Graves and Koa Smith enjoyed the bounty of waves pushed in by Typhoon Lekima, and two weeks later Jon Rose and photographer DJ Struntz went on a Waves for Water disaster relief mission to help in the aftermath of super Typhoon Haiyan. Above are extra photos from the first strike with Dylan and Koa. To read about both trips, pick up a copy of our March 2014 Issue. And be sure to watch for the full video edit from their trip later this week on surfingmagazine.com

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3 Responses to “Monday Photos: Philippines”

  1. Janice Talosig says:

    Hi! Just to let you know, the name of the unknown local is Peterpaul Alipayo, one of the best surfers in the Philippines =)

  2. patricia coughlan says:

    woooohooooo!!!!!
    GO peter paul!!!

  3. patricia coughlan says:

    woooohooooo!!!!!
    GO peter paul!!!
    IDOL!!!!

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