Going Finless At Chopes Is A Major Flex
William Aliotti is all tube, no friction.
Going finless at Chopes. As far as we can recall, this is a novel pursuit.
I’m sure some smart and thoughtful individual will correct me in the comments, however.
Regardless of whether or not he was first, we found William Aliotti’s efforts rather admirable, and it made us hope/wonder if similar results could be yielded on a day of more substantial surf. It seems Will was thinking just the same thing…
Stab: Tell us about the board. Who made it, how big is it, how long have you had it?
William Aliotti: Ryan Lovelace hand-shaped this rabbit foot asymmetrical, which can go only left (normally). I’m not sure about the size, I will ask Ryan. I’ve had it for almost a year now.
What made you want to start going finless?
It’s all about pushing the limits and challenging myself. It’s pretty cool when you take off on this board, you never know what is going to happen. I also saw a few videos of Krooky and I really enjoy watching him surfing this board, sooo stylish!
Did it take you a while to figure it out or did it click right away?
It took me time to figure it out and find the right waves for it, that’s really important.
Is Teahupo’o a hard wave to ride finless?
Well at first, I was like no way this is too heavy and then the perfect day came! And I think I could take bigger waves. Once the rail is in, it’s on! I have some future challenges for this board and I can’t wait to try…
Watch Now: Flick Palmateer’s Nude Surf Film ‘Skin Deep’
"I don't care, this feels bloody great."
Breaking: Kelly Slater Will NOT Be Flying On the WSL’s Private Jet To Australia
Here's what we know.
Andy Irons and The Radicals, Chapter 2 of 4
Featuring famously tiny surfboards and the notorious Log Cabins house.
Haydenshapes Has a New Model, Micky Clarke Endorses It
"Functional, fast, and drivey with amazing release."
An Accomplished Surfer Whose Name You Might Not Know
Ryland Rubens is one of San Diego's most underrated surfers.
These Are Your Favorite Surf Movies Of All Time
We asked the internet about the films that rerouted the trajectories of their entire lives…
Watch: Sierra Kerr and Al Cleland Junior Just Won $1,000 for Lounging in Tubes
Thanks, Sun Bum.
Watch: Beach Head’s New Audience-Titled Film, ‘Wax On, Wacks Off’
Featuring Ian Crane, Caroline Marks, Eithan Osborne, Yadin Nicol and Pat Gudauskas.
Who Gave 14-Year-Olds Permission To Throw Full Rotations?
Hughie Vaughan is out of his prepubescent mind.
Shane Sykes Escaped South Africa Just In Time
But not before positively scoring the joint.
The Undeniable Magnetism Of Craig Anderson
As explained by his longtime friend and photographer, John Respondek.
The Dark Hollow Collection Is Some of Globe and Dion Agius’ Best Design Work
If that doesn't float your boat, the rest of their Living Low Velocity range will.
Watch: A Creative Take On A Waco Film
Seager Co. with a delightful throwback to bit-style surf cinema.