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Milosky Mettle Contender: Mike Pietsch

posted by / Blogs / January 16, 2012

Milosky MettleVice president by day, SURFING cover boy by…well, day. He’s also a dad.

Town-dweller Mikey Pietsch finds a balance

Instagram: Mikala Jones

posted by / Photos / January 16, 2012

While not on Instagram (just quite yet), Mikala’s been capturing many moments on his iPhone

Fourteen side by side images from Hawaii and Bali for your viewing pleasure

Mikey Wright // Lenox Head // 1:26

posted by / Video / January 16, 2012

He’s 15. He’s Owen’s little brother. He’s also the under 16 Aus champ

Older brother and sister have written the map, Mikey just needs to navigate it

Reef McIntosh Wins Da Hui Backdoor Shootout

posted by / News / January 13, 2012

What are you going to do now, Reef?

Forget Disneyland, the guy’s getting hitched

Ryan Carlson // Salt Creek and HB Pier // 3:11

posted by / Video / January 13, 2012

When the swell fills in on South Side, Carlson owns the peak

A boogie boarder can’t stop him. See Ryan navigate the obstacle and straight into the tube @ 2:57. It’s just too good.

Michel Bourez + Nike Europe Team // Mentawais, Indonesia // 2:16

posted by / News / January 12, 2012

The boys get acquainted real quick with square, 8ft Greenbush

Michel leads the charge — like a Spartan would. What a tube ride at 1:50.

Frederico “Kikas” Morais // Lisbon, Portugal // 2:39

posted by / Video / January 12, 2012

We’re not exactly sure who this kid is, but he does a great job laying his board on rail

Another Tiago Pires in training?

Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Day 2 Photos

posted by / Photos / January 11, 2012

Day two boasts perfect conditions and solid swell

This is the photo evidence — Pipe and Backdoor breathing and spitting in lateral directions

InfluencING Dane Gudauskas

posted by / Blogs / January 11, 2012

Everything you ever do, see or hear influences your behavior and future decisions.

Dane on cooking beans, listening to Elvis, drinking Budweiser, and a very thought provoking book

Alex Gray and Friends // Off the Wall // 2:48

posted by / Video / January 11, 2012

The latest from TurkeyMelt.com and Alex Gray

35 rights from a North Shore afternoon. Did you see Koa Smith’s backside tube at 2:10?

Instagram: Luke Davis (@lukedavis)

posted by / Photos / January 11, 2012

iPhone camera + Instagram filters

Luke shares moments from his best weekend and beach day. Ever.

Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Day 2 Highlights

posted by / Video / January 10, 2012

More multiple angles with the world’s best Pipe surfers

A six minute highlight reel for the books. Enjoy with a cold beverage

Mitch Coleborn // Indonesia // 3:12

posted by / Video / January 10, 2012

Mitch Coleborn + Indo lefts = A perfect fit. Like your favorite pair of skinny jeans

Mitch threads the needle through one long slow-mo tube 2:38-2:55

Damien Fahrenfort // Mainland Mexico // 3:24

posted by / Video / January 10, 2012

No rumors here, just a tall South African and a Mexican point break

As a regular-footer, I’d probably trade a year of California waves for one session at this sandy right-hander. Seriously.

Jack Freestone & Crew // North Shore, Oahu // 6:03

posted by / Video / January 10, 2012

Part 1 of Daze at Sea’s short film Dead End

Does anyone think Ricardo looks like a goofy-footed Jay Davies @1:20? A stout young man doing big airs

Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Day 1 Highlights

posted by / Video / January 9, 2012

While your west coast spots lit up over the past week, so did Pipe.

Multiple angles for your viewing pleasure. Plus, how-to ride the foam ball with Bruce Irons at the 3:06 mark

Kolohe Andino // Creek, Lowers & T Street // 3:03

posted by / Video / January 9, 2012

Wowzers. Another edit nothing short of spectacular.

Good to see an array of maneuvers neatly packaged on each wave. FedEx would be proud.

Ten Photos: Favorite Places to Shoot

posted by / Photos / January 9, 2012

With little geography involved, DJ Struntz brings you 10 perspectives that inspire him to inspire you

Within this post you’ll find waves, a gun, a shark and a butt

Sean Collins Paddle Out

posted by / Photos / January 9, 2012

Huge turnout to celebrate the life of one of surfing’s most influential people

They came, they paddled, they surfed

Out of Office Reply: Within Jaws

posted by / Blogs / January 6, 2012

Out of Office ReplyAlbee Layer packs an inside bowl at Peahi and emerges unscathed to talk about it.


So, we talk to him about it

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