John Florence, Tahiti, Tubes, Need We Say More?
Episode Five of Twelve: A busted knee, a modified wetsuit and the continued road to his newfound title.
Is it too early to speculate the addition of Web Series of the Year to John’s ongoing list 2016 awards? Especially since Twelve set out to track John’s road to the title–a box which he ticked before the season’s end. The two remaining episodes will document his World Title in Portugal, his Triple Crown run and end in his backyard at the Pipe Masters. It’s gonna be hard to beat that level of documentation.
There’ve been a grip of quality series to hit pixels this year. The web series or edit is the new surf film – it’s 2016 – a heady time where long form films are not-yet-dead.
But, is it safe to say they’re nearing their expiration date? Nah! Dane Reynolds just rocked us with his 37-minute memoir, Chapter 11, of which if you haven’t set aside the viewing time, we recommend you do so, right here. We also made a film with Dane in South Africa; we called it Stab in the Dark, not sure we’ve notified you…
As far as web series go, the Vacation Club’s Whatever Beach, brought a delightful aura of psychedelia, with just the right amount of art driven editing laced with progressive surfing. It featured Bobby Martinez, Conner and Parker Coffin, Griffin Colapinto and Eithan Osborne. It was a California affair; it was lovely!
Toby Cregan’s Real Axe is another worth revisiting. Where Creed McTaggart travels the world, drives across Australia, hits West Oz, New Zealand, Japan, Europe, Israel and more with likes of Ozzie Wright, Occy, Dave Rastovich and more.
Mason Ho’s License to Chill was a thrill. A beautiful throwback to the old …lost films, shot by his good friend and filmmaker Rory Pringle with cameos by Tom Curren, Chris Ward, Pops Ho (Michael), Coco and of course, anxiety spurring rock antics.
And Rip Curl’s Search series had its moments. Mason and Mick Fanning surfing the glaciers in Antartica being the apex.
But, when it comes down to it, who’s going to outdo John? Mr Florence doesn’t want to fall into the class of pump and dump edits. Therefore, Hurley runs these high production clips at John’s request directly through their personal channel. The world’s highest profile surfer chooses quality over play counts.
Full Moon Surfs, Impassable Puddles, And A Few Nights Spent Sleeping In A WSL Commentary Booth
A reader-submitted collection of nonconformist surf stories.
Carissa Moore And Finn McGill Are Your 2023 Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing Champions
They both pocket $50k and tickets to this year’s Vans Pipe Masters.
The Pick-Up, Presented By Vans, Episode 5
Mason Ho helps us ring in our final week on the North Shore.
Goofyfoot Brazilian World Champion Stars In Stab’s Biggest Board-Testing Franchise
Can you guess who?
Surf Community Rallies To Raise Funds For Eddie Winner And On-Duty Hawaiian Lifeguard Luke Shepardson
Because it's the right thing to do, of course.
Interview: Caity Simmers On Machete Wars, Rihanna, Personal Project Problems, And The Rise Of Female Surf Content.
A toast to ‘Toasted.’
Stab Surfer of the Year: Creed McTaggart, Albee Layer, Laura Enever, Dane Guduaskas, and Selema Masekela
Day 8: "65 years young and charging just as hard as ever at Pipe, Backdoor,…
“I’m Not A Big Wave Guy”
How Kai Paula accidentally made his mark at Jaws three weeks after surfing it for…
A toes in the sand, phone in the lagoon account of the 10th Eddie Aikau…
Breaking: Another CT Rookie Injured Before First Event
Sophie McCulloch pulls out of Pipeline due to Snapper Rocks snafu.
Watch: ‘Toasted,’ By Caity Simmers
Your favorite surfer directs, edits, and stars in her first feature film.
On-Duty North Shore Lifeguard Luke Shepardson Wins The Eddie Aikau
Local man prevails over 39 big-wave heavyweights at 29ft @ 19 seconds Waimea.
The Eddie Aikau Invitational Is On
Grab a beverage and enjoy surfing's Super Bowl Sunday
The Women’s CT Is About To See A Generational Shift
Only three women have won a Title in the past 15 years. Here's why that's…
“One For Marcio” – Albee Layer’s Tribute To Mad Dog
Imagine treating 30ft Jaws like Backdoor.
Stab Surfer of the Year: Noa Deane, Jamie O’Brien, Parker Coffin, Cliff Kapono, and Brendan Buckley
Day 7: "It's like he feels more comfortable when it’s as gnarly as it gets."…
Five Reasons Why The Eddie Still Matters
With better waves around the world and likely no prize money, why is The Eddie…