Kolohe Andino, big love at imperfect Salt Creek, CA
Though it’s hard to tell by looking at this shot, according to photographer Quinn Matthews: “I went shooting with Kolohe this morning, and got kinda skunked. We got up really early to check the beachbreaks in front of Kolohe’s house and around San Clemente but to our misfortune it was a bad case of morning sickness. […]
Though it’s hard to tell by looking at this shot, according to photographer Quinn Matthews: “I went shooting with Kolohe this morning, and got kinda skunked. We got up really early to check the beachbreaks in front of Kolohe’s house and around San Clemente but to our misfortune it was a bad case of morning sickness. The tide was a bit too high, the wind was a bit too strong, and the sun was nowhere to be seen. To make it even more interesting, both of us were feeling a bit under the weather as well, after spending all week in the relatively cold Cali water, with Niquil hangovers slowing down our morning. After giving up on San Clemente we headed a bit north to Salt Creek where we were greeted by currents, riptides, and cross shore winds. Not really ideal conditions for shooting, but determined, we gave it a shot anyways. The focus didn’t last long though – we headed in a little over 30 minutes later. Not many waves came through and even though we had first pick with no one else out, nearly every set was walled. We did manage to line up on a few in the short affair though, which Kolohe lit up.”
Billy Kemper, Mikey Wright, and Eli Olson Walk Into A Bar…
The Vans Pipe Masters heat draw is here. Let's break down the must-watch matchups
Watch: Kai Paula Has Arrived
Meet the 7th surfer to land a double spin in our final 2022 SEOTY entry.
How To Watch The Vans Pipe Masters
With less than 24 hours to go, we've put together a complete list of rules…
Watch: Stab’s Best Wetsuits of 2023
Our quest to objectively establish the best men's suit, women's suit, and booties out of…
Eithan Osborne Belongs On The 2003 World Tour
But he's gotten an invite to the 2022 Vans Pipe Masters, so we caught up…
“I Could Do Reels And Surf Two Foot Beachies And Hoard Cash But That’s Moral Suicide”
Noa Deane’s thoughts on money, media, airs in glassy waves and more.
Watch: Torrey Meister’s Gunslinging SEOTY Entry
"Bull-riding is such a great warmup for surfing big waves."
Guess Who Else Just Got Invited To The Vans Pipe Masters
3 more withdrawals, and 3 more exciting replacements.
‘Buying Double Cheeseburgers, Acting Like He’s Hit Some Sections Today’
RAGE 400 drops ft Noz, Chun, Creed, Vinny, Jel, Wado + others!
What’s Happening To Orange County’s Sand, And Is It Worsening The Waves At Lowers?
Read this to upgrade your understanding of your local beach break and coastal environment.
Here Are The 15 People Who Qualified For The 2023 CT
After seven events and much groveling, 10 men and 5 women will officially be CT…
An Ode To Aussie Chick Pros From The Nineties
A celebration of stoicism, resilience, grit, core lordship, and unconditional love.
Update: John John Flushes Everyone Down The Haleiwa Toilet Bowl
And the CT qualifications for 2023 are set.
Riaru Ito Is Cooler Than His Cucumber Garden
Meet our passion pick for the Vans Pipe Masters.