Cam Richards Isn’t *Just* A Pipe Specialist
A year in review from South Carolina’s best-ever surfer.
Cam Richards grew up surfing the smallest waves known to man in Garden City, South Carolina.
How he got so good at surfing in general, let alone at maxing Pipeline, we’ll never quite understand. But in modern times, we’d argue there’s no non-North Shore resident who packs more consistently WOTW-worthy tubes along Oahu’s premiere stretch than Cam. CTers included.
But don’t let that detract from Cam’s agility in the small stuff. He’s extremely light-footed and stomps a variety airs with shocking consistency. Last year, Cam finished 45th on the Men’s QS, so you can’t rule out a CT berth somewhere down the line (though this year, it seems unlikely anyone will be qualifying—Michael Dunphy be damned).
Yesterday, we received a DM from Cam saying:
“Hello guys! Crazy world we are living in right now, I hope you guys are doing well and staying healthy! I thought, what would be a better time to put a video out while we are all stuck inside sitting on our phones and computers reading about how the world that we know it may never be the same? So, Layne Stratton and I sat down and put together a compilation of myself surfing during the very little free time I have in between the Quey. I tried to give everyone a little bit of everything, so I hope you guys enjoy it!”
And enjoy it we did. Watch Cam’s “For What It’s Worth” above.
How Surfers Get Paid, Episode 1
What is a professional surfer? Never-before-told stories from within "The Industry."
Can Anyone Beat Robbo?
The Spartan plays footsies, wildcards go switch & the broadcast sentences us to HOLD limbo…
The Post-COVID Surf Tourism Boom In The Mentawais
Three business owners detail pandemic struggles and what it's like to be back in full…
“Airlines Hate Me:” Bad Boy RyRy’s Guide To Surf Travel
Want to get pampered at the pointy end of the plane for free?
Yes And Welcome Back: The First Day Of Female CT Competition At Teahupo’o Since Melanie Redman-Carr Was Taking Scalps In ’06
Carissa Moore is now two heats away from her 6th World Title, btw.
What Happens When You Borrow A Pro’s Board?
Joyride: The Shrizz from PANDA surfboards.
UPDATE: People Are Still Surfing ‘La Jetee’ in Reunion Island
Returning to the best & sharkiest air wave in the world, as seen in Mod…
These Are Your Favorite (Female) Surfers
What the Stab reader survey teaches us about taste.
Fear And Loathing in Mainland Mex
Parker Coffin, Harry Roach, and the Roark crew embark on an authentic Oaxacan (surf) trip.
While Everyone Flocked To Tahiti, Kelly Stayed in Jbay
...And proceeded to rip the hell out of it on a "borrowed" 5-finned Tomo.
Can A GQ Cover Boy Take Out Teahupo’o?
Kauli Vaast is your incredibly handsome Tahiti trials winner.