Jaws Recap: “There’s No Way You Could Have Paddled That Thing”
Lucas Chumbo does his best to disprove Koa Rothman’s theory.
You saw it.
Billy Kemper won with two incredible almost-makes. Some, including a highly vocal (until reached for further comment) Albee Layer, thought the result was poorly judged and that instead Kai Lenny should have won on account of actually completing his rides.
The newest episode of Koa Rothman’s This Is Livin’ (above) reveals that despite making the final, both Albee and Kai neglected to attend the award ceremony.
Another fun fact gleaned from this clip: Koa Rothman, son of the venerable Eddie Rothman who runs Da Hui (and all its subsidiaries), uses Fu Wax and not daddy’s Da Hui blend. (You can read about both of those bars in the Stab Wax Test, where they placed first and second respectively).
For an insider’s view of that fabled Jaws comp, click the triangle above.
Full Frame: Tosh Tudor’s Black’s Beach Excavation
Jimmicane explains a water-angled San Diego gem.
Unlocked: ‘Growing Normal On The Phone’ — A Visual Epitaph To Shaun Manners’ Adolescence
"I was accelerating so fast in a certain direction that I kinda ricocheted off into…
Tahitian Government “Pauses” Construction Of Teahupo’o Tower After Mass Backlash
A positive case of "Stick-it-to-the-man-eosis".
Russia’s Best Surfer Won A National Title In A Lake Before Posting Up In Indo
Nikita Avdeev plans to shed light on Russia's begrudging surf scene.
Watch Now: We Scored Mainland Italy With Leonardo Fioravanti
Bet you didn't know the Mediterranean Sea could look like this.
World #4 Joao Chianca Hospitalised After Multiple-Wave Hold Down At Pipe
“His board was tombstoning and when they got to it, he was stuck at the…
Why Is The WSL (Really) Not Going To J-Bay In 2024?
An analysis of politics, exchange rates and sponsorship dollars at South Africa's premier point.
Two Percent’s “Smooch” Starts With Kanye, Ends With Crosby, Lives Up To The Hype
A visual representation of California's world-class surf renaissance.
“It’s A Huge Cash Prize And We Never Make Money Anymore — We’re All Only Thinking About Winning”
Nine young talents respond and reflect on their 2023 Vans Pipe Masters invites.
The Floater: Relevant Roof Ride Or Unflushable Turd?
Careful what you wish for, floater haters. Because in a surf world without them, Kelly…
Full Frame: Portuguese Serendipity
Torrey Meister by Joao Bracourt, somewhere in southern Portugal.
Red Bull No Contest Drops Anchor In Tahiti, Gets Treated To Region’s Deadly/Non-Deadly Waves + Address Tower Controversy
Featuring the first man to surf Teahupo’o, the Spartan, and two (likely) future Olympic medallists.
Russell Bierke’s SEOTY ‘Snapped’ Noa Deane + Conjured Demonic Screams At The Opening Prem In Milton
‘Not many people treat big, solid waves like a fucking play pen,” explains Noz.
The 10th SEOTY Entry Features The Odd 13-Second Cathedral
Watch ISA World Junior Champ Grayson Hinrichs in 'Surfish'.