Ryan Callinan, Not-a-Flynnstone-Flip, Rocky Point, Hawaii
When does a double-grab inverted air-reverse become a flip? The aerial that Australian Ryan Callinan’s throwing here ain’t a Flynnstone Flip, and it’s not quite a backflip. Damea Dorsey was hanging out at the Billabong house on the North Shore strip with Heath Joske, Jack Freestone, Ryan and a few others, tossing up where to […]
When does a double-grab inverted air-reverse become a flip? The aerial that Australian Ryan Callinan’s throwing here ain’t a Flynnstone Flip, and it’s not quite a backflip.
Damea Dorsey was hanging out at the Billabong house on the North Shore strip with Heath Joske, Jack Freestone, Ryan and a few others, tossing up where to surf. The waves out front weren’t the best, so they headed up to Rockies at about midday. The cross-shore wind was good for airs – Flynn Novak was out there and tried his flip twice (the second attempt resulted in him landing on Cory Lopez, though neither were hurt.)
Damea was shooting from the beach next to Ryan’s filmer buddy, who was talking about a flip that Craig Anderson had nailed recently, almost like a backflip with a spin. About 20 minutes later, Ryan nearly nailed this one. Kinda reminds you of the flips Timmy Curran was doing for a while, when he became hell-bent on landing a proper backflip.
By running your eyes through the sequence, it’s easy to miss the beauty of something like this. But when you stop and look closely at the enlarged shot, at the angle, at the height, at the direction, you get a bit more scope into the intensity of the manoeuvre.
Why You Should Never Not Paddle Out
How an impromptu 30 minute session made a Jamaican surfer $1,000 richer.
Rio Waida Has Been Surfing Onshore, Oversized Bells Alone
...and he might not go home all year.
John Florence Releases Long-Form Piece On The 243km Great Ocean Squiggle
Tourism Victoria going, ‘he just did our job for us’.
Japanese Rice Farmer Enjoys Frightening Sumatran West Bowls
Kaito Ohashi is on his best behavior.
Watch: When People Like This Speak, We Listen
Raw, extended conversations with Clyde Aikau and Eddie Aikau winner Luke Shepardson.
Diamond Tail = Diamond Hands?
We'll explain everything in the Rusty D-Min Joyride.
Behold Australia’s Nine & NZ’s Two Challenger Series Qualifiers*
May the Southern Cross smile upon you at Snapper.
An Unordinary Life Structured Around A Tidal Bore
Long Read: The life and times of Pete Beachy.
Sun Room: The Overnight Success Of A Young Surf Band
What's it like touring the world and living off of McDonald's?
How Surfers Get Paid, Episode 6
An instructional manual for the modern professional surfer
Globe Pulls Out Of The Apparel Game
…and, Taj Burrow and Dion Agius are now looking for new main sponsors.
Owen Wright Announces Retirement From Competitive And Heavy-Water Surfing
But will surf final CT event at Bells.
Fancy An Ale, Some Good Music, And A Bunch Of Tubes?
Ballet's minimalist full-length will satiate your needs.
Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.
Already a member? Sign In
Want to join? Sign Up