Eli Olson Hosts A Banquet Of Dredging Lefts, Buckled Boards, And Self-Surgical Coral Removal
A dark horse for the 2023 Vans Pipe Masters?
Eli Olson recently ordered one of Indoneisa’s finest dry-season three course meals — G-Land, Desert Point and Uluwatu. As hoped, he was served up a steaming plate of tantalizing left-handed cones, and a few bits of broken polyurethane as a side-dish.
This trip wasn’t all smooth rail work, however. Eli told Nathan Florence and Koa Rothman that on his first drop at G-Land, he got burned by a guy after he back-paddled the crowd, which resulted in Eli buckling his step up.
Tempers were hot, but after a brief moment of self-reflection, Eli and the man shook hands and made peace, and the young Hawaiian proceeded to swing on bombs (unimpeded) on his shortboard. Speaking of which, Eli’s clip is a reminder that with his skillset and homegrown experience in overhead, board-breaking cones, he’s very much a tough draw for the upcoming Vans Pipe Masters (Dec. 8-20).
Hit play to watch some very enviable lefts tubes, interposed between Eli attempting self-surgery to revoke a few pieces of coral, coming to grips with clubbing the night before a 5 a.m. ferry ride with Mason Ho to Desert Point, and experiencing the wondrous sensation of Japan Airlines charging him $600 for an overweight board bag while hungover.
Might need Billy Kemper to send some more emails
This Week, 272 Surfers Will Battle Through 20 Rounds For 18 Remaining Olympic Spots
Your 2024 ISA World Games preview.
With Two Events Down, What Story Is The CT Leaderboard Telling us?
We plugged past and present Pros, and an official surfing odds setter, for their post-Hawaii…
John Florence Would Have Submitted A Different Pyzel For Stab In The Dark?
Plus, Jon Pyzel reflects on his Episode 03 cameo and predicts our 2024 SITD champ.
A Rare Glimpse Of Caity Simmers And Jordy Smith In The Same Freesurf Edit
Watch the #2 and #4 ranked CT surfers share an Indonesian playground with some Stab…
“The Grom’s In Her Place” — Molly Picklum And Jack Robinson Win 2024 Hurley Pro Sunset
A clean sweep for Australia's gen Z!
Why Did Sawyer Lindblad Get A Paddling Interference Today At Sunset, If Jack Robbo Didn’t In 2019?
A critical analysis of WSL judging past and present.
Brisa Hennessy Has The Best Sunset Rizz, Caity + BLSJ Sample New Sticks
Day three recap of the Hurley Pro.
Stab In The Dark With Kolohe Andino, Episode 3
Five boards face off for two Finals spots and Jon Pyzel infiltrates the set to…
Can We Reverse Engineer The 100-Foot Wave?
We calculated the buoy reading for the surf to reach triple digits.
Stab High Site + World Surfing Reserve Playa Hermosa Is Under Threat
What’s happening in Costa Rica?
Brazil + San Clemente Crumble, Florence Puts The Mandoline To Work
Ewing, Slater and Medina sliced on day two of the Hurley Pro @ Sunset.
Soupy Sunset Skewers Three Wildcards, Jordy Smith Nicks Top Score Donning A Single Bootie
Day one recap of the Hurley Pro.
What The Super Bowl Taught Us About Filipe, Carissa, And Steph
And how the WSL Finals may cost us even more champions.
Nathan Florence, Matt Meola, Rob Machado Start All-American Light Beer Company
"It's cheap, it's light, and you can drink it all day if you want. We’re…
Stab Edit Of The Year 2024: Sierra Kerr In “Pre-Kerrsor”
Plus, we ask Sierra if World Titles belong exclusively to Gen Z now.