It’s safe to say no California surfer looks forward to spring, but Shaun Burns has had some luck finding waves at home on the Central Coast.
Teahupo‘o Roars | Eli Olson
This is one hell of a swell. Normally in the South Pacific a swell will peak at a certain time and slowly fade away as the energy heads toward Mainland Mexico, Hawaii, and the West Coast of the States. But not this bad boy. North Shore charger Eli Olson on a thick one. Photo: Bielmann
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Noah Hill Wins VQS
Venice Beach goofyfoot Noah Hill won the Squids division at the 2013 Volcom VQS “GET IN THE HOLE!” Cup Championships.
One precise maneuver away from the score, Putters (Squids) division winner Noah Hill.
Jordy Smith’s Heat Warm-Up Mix
One Wave with Nils Schweizer
As the flatness continues in California Nils Schweizer slides himself in an late season Backdoor chip.
A Surf Trip At Home | Cory Lopez
Sometimes the titles just fall in your lap… “It was like a surf trip at home,” says New Smyrna Beach photographer Pat “Tupat” Eichstaedt. “Most sessions were very uncrowded, and every spot had its moments of glory.” Photo: Tupat
This was Cory‘s moment of glory. Photo: Tupat
Jordy Smith’s Guide To Rio
There’s a six foot three South-African knocking on the front door of Rio De Janeiro and that South-African is Jordy Smith. Jordy won his round 1 heat 10 on a Channel Islands Rookie with a spring in his giddy-up. Since Stab is such an excitable collective, they had Jordy fill the gaps on a pro-surfer-in-Rio questionnaire…
Interview, by Craig Jarvis, continued HERE
Stormy Conditions Force Lay Day | Rio Pro
Event organizers have called lay days for both the Billabong Rio Pro and the Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro, citing poor winds and opting for improved conditions projected in the coming days. Check back tomorrow.
BILLABONG RIO PRO ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Josh Kerr (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 2: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), TBD
Heat 4: Mick Fanning (AUS), Filipe Toledo (BRA), TBD
Heat 5: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Miguel Pupo (BRA), TBD
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Kieren Perrow (AUS), TBD
Heat 7: Julian Wilson (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF), Glenn Hall (IRL)
Heat 8: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Damien Hobgood (USA), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 9: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Nat Young (USA), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 10: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Kai Otton (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 11: Michel Bourez (PYF), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 12: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Kolohe Andino (USA)