MAKING SENSE OF TROPICAL STORMS HILARY AND IRWIN

MAKING SENSE OF TROPICAL STORMS HILARY AND IRWIN Posted July 29, 2017 SURFER BY DAVIS JONES WE ASK SWELLWATCH FORECASTER NATHAN COOL ABOUT WHETHER THE TWO STORMS WILL DELIVER ON THE HYPE Two is almost always better than one — save for mingling, binary hurricane swells (creating what’s known as the Fujiwhara Effect), where one […]

An Interview with J-Bay’s Kamikaze Wave Pirate

An Interview with J-Bay’s Kamikaze Wave Pirate Posted July 24, 2017 Stab Magazine “I’ve never surfed a day in my life!” Recently we pointed to a vast disparity between the quantity and quality of ten-point rides at the Corona J-Bay Open. What we didn’t mention, however, was the ninth ten of the event. Technically the […]

KAI LENNY ON THE HYDROFOIL SURFING REVOLUTION

KAI LENNY ON THE HYDROFOIL SURFING REVOLUTION Posted July 23, 2017 Magicseaweed Surfing might be on the cusp of its most profound change since the introduction of foam and polyester. Yes it is the hydrofoil, and no, it isn’t half as crazy or hyperbolic as it initially sounds. Spend 45 minutes with Kai Lenny and […]

CHARGING LIKE CHUMBO

CHARGING LIKE CHUMBO Chumbo / Mavz / Pompermayer Surfer.com JUNE 22, 2017 BY ASHTYN DOUGLAS Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca, a 21-year-old Brazilian with a nickname that means “lead” in Portuguese, has begun to make a name for himself in the realm of big-wave surfing, just over the short span of a year. Right before the start […]

SLATER & FLORENCE ONCE AND FUTURE KINGS

ONCE AND FUTURE KINGS AT AN OBSCURE SOUTH PACIFIC REEF PASS, KELLY SLATER AND JOHN FLORENCE TALK BALANCING COMPETITIVE AMBITION WITH FREESURFING PROGRESSION JUNE 15, 2017 BY SURFER For his 25th surf film, titled Proximity, Taylor Steele took four surfers who defined style, performance, and bravado for the past few decades and paired them with […]

The Inertia Interview with Ben Wilkinson

CREATORS:  The Inertia Interview with Ben Wilkinson  The Inertia June 6, 2017 Some fellas on this planet live on a physically gigantic scale. Narrabeen-native-turned-North-Shore resident, Ben Wilkinson, is one such man. While Wilkinson, intimidating in stature and gentle by nature, has earned the respect of the global big-wave surfing community for gutsy performances at waves like […]

Brazilian Romeu Bruno Interview from the 2007 Towsurfer Vault

Brazilian Romeu Bruno Interview from the 2007 Towsurfer Vault July 17, 2007 by Eric Akiskalian Romeu Bruno Age: 43 Height: 165lbs. Weight: 6´0 DOB: 03/21/64 Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue From: Brazil Current Residence: Florianopolis Marital Status: Married Children: Tito, 7 years old Years Surfing: 37 years Years Kitesurfing: 4 years Years Towsurfing: 12years Certifications: “Basic […]

Ian Walsh Interview from the 2004 Towsurfer Vault

Ian Walsh Interview from the 2004 Towsurfer Vault August 22, 2004 by Eric Akiskalian Ian Walsh Age: 21 Height: 6’0″ Weight: 160lbs. DOB: 5.10.83 Hair: Blonde Eyes: yellow From: Rhode Island Current Residence: Maui, HI Years Surfing: 11 Years Towsurfing: 5 Occupation: Professional Surfer Sponsors: Billabong, Globe, Kazuma, Boost Mobile, Red Bull, Zest Surf, DaKine […]