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Nic Von Rupp Finds Scotland’s Cape Solander Doppelganger

Hollow right tubes metres from a rock shelf. Sound familiar?

Words by Ethan Davis

Von Froth’s latest soiree takes him to the frigid waters of Scotland. 

Best known for its majestic highlands, incredible scotch, and complex occasionally indecipherable dialect, Scotland is also the host of a number of uncrowded, high-quality waves.

In this clip, Nic heads to the tip of the UK, slides into thick rubber, and sips the sweetest local liquor on offer with local power grom Ben Larg.

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Nic Von Rupp Finds Scotland’s Cape Solander Doppelganger

Hollow right tubes metres from a rock shelf. Sound familiar?

Oct 27, 2021

Leo Fioravanti Spent The Last 12 Months Inside the Belly Of Various Beasts

Double-wide highlights from Pipe, West Oz, and more.

Words by Jack Mutschler

Here’s the deal:

  • Leo Fioravanti
  • 18 minutes of surf pornography
  • 4k footage
  • A years supply of tubes
  • Australia, Hawaii, Spain, etc.

Plus, cameos from Frederico Morais, Kanoa Igarashi, Ryan Callinan, Aritz Aranburu and Jack Robinson.

That’s the offer, take it or leave.

I took it. It was lively.

Watch here.

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Leo Fioravanti Spent The Last 12 Months Inside the Belly Of Various Beasts

Double-wide highlights from Pipe, West Oz, and more.

Oct 26, 2021

Win $75k In Prizes While Surfing Your Heart Out In A Swiss Wave Pool

The Alaia Open promises competitive surfing, international DJs, and good vibes.

Words by Jack Mutschler

I believe I have found a pit stop for the many pro surfers who will be passing by Switzerland on their way to Hawaii this winter.

Scheduled for Dec 4-5,  the Alaia Open will be held in Alaia Bay, a wave pool neatly tucked into the Swiss Alps. The event promises a prize value of $75k ($32k cash), plus international DJs, great food, and, most importantly, good vibes.

Now, these dates do conflict with those of the Haleiwa Challenger Series event, so some surfers will have to decide between the vibes or the CT.

Me personally? I’d be after the $72k in prizes. I’d then take my earnings, invest heavily in illegal scams throughout Europe, and launder my millions through Swiss banks. Yes, like in the movies.

Very James Bond.

Book your warm up session here.

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Win $75k In Prizes While Surfing Your Heart Out In A Swiss Wave Pool

The Alaia Open promises competitive surfing, international DJs, and good vibes.

Oct 26, 2021

Watch: The #MerciJeremy Expression Session

A heat dedicated to the 4x CT winner, Jeremy Flores featuring Mason & Coco Ho.

Words by Ethan Davis

Jeremy Flores is the man. 

A fiery Frenchman and the most successful European pro surfer of all time. Jez has four Championship Tour victories to his name including a historic win at home at the Quiksilver Pro France (2019), a pair of Pipe Masters (2010, 2017), and the Billabong Pro Teahupo’o (2015). 

On top of that Jez has won the World Juniors, Rookie of the year, made the Olympics and is married to the Miss-France runner-up. Serious clout. He also can also deliver a knuckle sandwich or two, which made him quite the villain at Snapper in 2011 alongside Sunny Garcia

Jeremy will no longer be competing on tour anymore. The 33-year-old has retired from CT competition despite making the cut for next year’s tour. The surf world will miss Jez’s incredible tube-riding, feistiness, and willingness to never duck a question in a post-heat interview. 

Jez’s aloof reputation however leaves his philanthropic deeds criminally underappreciated. He sponsored Johanne Defay to do the Tour and he’s built a training center to help develop youth talent in Hossegor. He’s been a quiet benefactor to other causes in the broader surfing family, and he’s made a film about the shark situation in his native Reunion Island.

During the early stages of the Challenger Series Quiksilver Pro waiting period last week, a handful of the best surfers on deck at the Challenger Series event got together and had an expression session in honor of Jez’s career. The WSL ran the expression session in front of a passionate home crowd with all involved wearing #merciJeremy on their singlets.

Mason Ho and Rory Pringle were there to document the event and add their humorous twist to the contest.

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Watch: The #MerciJeremy Expression Session

A heat dedicated to the 4x CT winner, Jeremy Flores featuring Mason & Coco Ho.

Oct 26, 2021

How To Get More Juice From Your Squeeze With Kolohe, Griffin, And Co

Small wave shmurda with Stagnant Ambition.

Words by Ethan Davis

Don’t be fooled, Stagnant Ambition is a group of highly motivated pro’s and semi-pro’s from California. 

Off the back of Reckless Isolation, the 47-minute feature filmed in the Mentawai Islands over the course of a month in mid-2020, the crew of San Clemente surfers have been releasing weekly edits on their YouTube channel surfing waves around home. 

Kolohe Andino, Griffin Colapinto, Jett Schilling, Jake Davis, and Cannon Carr, are among the lineup of SA members featured in this latest edit, ‘33’. 

Get inspired by SA’s crafty and resourceful approach to finding speed and pockets in mushy drivel. More lemonade from your lemons. More juice from your squeeze. 

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How To Get More Juice From Your Squeeze With Kolohe, Griffin, And Co

Small wave shmurda with Stagnant Ambition.

Oct 25, 2021

What’s The Legal Limit For The Number Of Air Reverses Allowed In A Single Edit?

Erwin Bliss spins himself into oblivion.

Words by Jack Mutschler

I’ve heard both sides of the matter.

One preaches against the banal existence of the air revo, while the other criticizes the safer landing that comes with a straight air. My two cents isn’t so worthy considering I don’t exactly have a stash of frequent flyer miles, but I pretend to understand each party’s concerns.

I just look for something unique, like Erwin Bliss’ new Deflow part. While most of the edit is him going left and launching air reverses, he’s got a fascinating aerial style. I’m not really sure how to describe it, but it looks like he’s spinning in slow motion. 

Plus, the swift front shuvs and body varials were enough to catch me off guard. Well played Mr. Bliss.

Watch the full clip here.

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What’s The Legal Limit For The Number Of Air Reverses Allowed In A Single Edit?

Erwin Bliss spins himself into oblivion.

Oct 25, 2021

Can Anyone Stick ‘The Floater To Air’ Combo?

Pesky challenges, switch stances, and endless floatation in Ep 3 of Stab Highway Presented by Monster Energy.

Words by Jack Mutschler

The sky is blue, the earth is round, and surfing is hard.

If you have an argument for any of these statements, ok, but you’re wrong, and I’ll internet fight you.

While surfing is blatantly difficult,  it seems like more and more people cross into the “professional” category each day. Knowing this, we set our road trip challenges accordingly. Every pro surfer can piece together a decent cut back (I hope) but only a select few and finish off a roundhouse by launching off the lip.

Four points for the best wave? Too simple, make it four points for the best switch wave. Our requests were met with eternal floaters, cheeky attempts, and an overall disbelief in physics.

Catch a teaspoon of the action here, or catch the full episode on Stab Premium.

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Can Anyone Stick ‘The Floater To Air’ Combo?

Pesky challenges, switch stances, and endless floatation in Ep 3 of Stab Highway Presented by Monster Energy.

Oct 25, 2021

O’Neill Signs The “Perfect Child”, Winter Vincent

A 16-year-old standout with sagacity beyond his years.

Words by Ethan Davis

On the Stab Innocents trip in 2019, Winter Vincent was a stand out. 

Not just because his surfing performances were incredible, but because he possessed a level of maturity and respect well beyond his years that led mentor, Craig Anderson to dub him as “the perfect child”.

At just 16, Winter has been an ambassador for a number of philanthropic projects including the Surfrider Foundation, Kids Give, and Waves for Water, helping to raise funds and awareness. Not what you expect from most pro-aspiring snot-nosed groms. 

O’neill has recently expanded its Australian team, acquiring talents like Kalani Ball and Winter in the process. They now join the likes of Jordy Smith, Russell Bierke, and Honolua Blomfield on the international team. 

Rewatch Winter’s elegant approach to wave wreckage here.

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O’Neill Signs The “Perfect Child”, Winter Vincent

A 16-year-old standout with sagacity beyond his years.

Oct 24, 2021