Crowds Are Light In Northern California For A Reason
Jaleesa Vincent and Tanika Hoffman wander through the fog, chill, and active ocean.
Billabong just dropped a new edit from their Adventure Division featuring Jaleesa Vincent and Tanika Hoffman roaming the Northern California coastline. Bundled in neoprene, the pair get a taste of the good life up north, scoring glassy conditions and fearing the sea’s apex predator.
With 1,100 miles of coastline, surfing in California is a $6-billion industry…but there’s a reason only a handful of the state’s estimated 100,000-plus surfers call the area home.
Long the domain of salty locals and ornery pot farmers, the surf scene north of the Golden Gate Bridge is decidedly different than the rest of California. Thankfully, it’s a ridiculously challenging place to score. With freezing cold water temps, massive Great Whites, and a temperamental climate, the zone generally takes care of itself.
For those living in the Golden State, it’s an amazing place for an adventure for those that don’t want to get on a plane. Thankfully, it appears no secret spots were harmed in the filming and those mysto ledges and slabs are still mysto.
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‘Buying Double Cheeseburgers, Acting Like He’s Hit Some Sections Today’
RAGE 400 drops ft Noz, Chun, Creed, Vinny, Jel, Wado + others!
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An Ode To Aussie Chick Pros From The Nineties
A celebration of stoicism, resilience, grit, core lordship, and unconditional love.
Update: John John Flushes Everyone Down The Haleiwa Toilet Bowl
And the CT qualifications for 2023 are set.
Riaru Ito Is Cooler Than His Cucumber Garden
Meet our passion pick for the Vans Pipe Masters.
Unlocked: Kael Walsh, Rolo Montes, And Al Cleland Jr In ‘Saturn’
Quik’s new 20-minute surf film is so good you’ll want to burn a DVD of…
How Surfers Get Paid, Episode 4
The energy drinks are here. They’ve got millions of dollars, and they want your head.
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Quiksilver's newest film made landfall in Encinitas, and we were there to document the occasion.
The Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing Returns In 2023
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What Will Airs Look Like In 10 Years?
The final installment of our editorial exploration into the nuances of airborne surfing.
Can A South African Cavern Queen With No Pipeline Experience Do Well At The Vans Pipe Masters?
Sophie Bell will have a steep learning curve in Hawaii.