A right, a left and a competitor in red who refuses to even look.
Miguel Pupo has a hot coffee. His girlfriend is in good health — probably no fever — and is therefore not very hot. She’s quite pretty though.
Waxing a board never looked so good. Alessa Quizon.
Mitch Crews isn’t having the best year on the WCT. But with tail-high hucks like this, he’ll surely be re-qualifying via one tour or another.
The art of paddling with Timothy Reyes.
Remember when Timmy was on the ‘CT? Well, the dude just won a Prime in South Africa and is looking sturdy in his hometown of HB. I see you, 2015 tour.
Jesse Mendes lost in Round 1 by .06 to CJ Hobgood and Ezekiel Lau. This is what it looked like.
A friendly chuckle with Micheal Dunphy, Nat Young, Nic Hdez and Kolohe Andino.
Josh Kerr is in it for the punts, not for the points.
Mason Ho floats with a drawn-on track top.
Kolohe Andino gets that one more on the inside. We’re pretty sure his track top is real.
When Kolohe Andino was a grom surfing NSSAs in Huntington, he probably dreamt that he’d one day be signing autographs at the US Open. Now that he’s signing autographs at the US Open, he’s probably nostalgic about the days when he could just stroll up the beach after a heat — the sand is always softer on the other side of the pier.
Peterson Crisanto and the best air of the event thus far.
The waves in Huntington Beach don’t exactly favor Dane Reynolds, but his surfing doesn’t beg for favors.
Julian Wilson, camera shy.
Stephanie Gilmore and Brett Simpson and… your eyes never left Steph, did they?
We’ve said it before, might as well say it again. Matt Banting will qualify for the WCT. Probably this year.
And Cory Arambide, part 2. This man has a reason to be pumped — his sole sponsor is a banana company. Godspeed, Cory.
The man, the myth, the romantic muse of our estranged Online Editor: Willian Cardoso.
Jordy Smith apparently forgot that he’s 6’2” and weighs nearly 200 pounds. And there goes everyone else’s excuse.
There’s a reason Stephanie Gilmore has won five world titles. This is it.
Chris Cote can and will make anyone laugh. Just ask Carissa Moore.