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Click or Miss Vol.9
Last week we posted an all-Hawaiian version of Click or Miss.
I’ve always wondered if people read this, and I wouldn’t blame you if you don’t. Vlogs definitely aren’t for everyone, and the goal of this piece has always been to bring you the week’s offerings in a succinct and informative manner without beating you over the head with multiple individual posts.
Well, it’s good to know that some are reading, as today the WSL decided to post an article with a strikingly similar format and angle to last week’s iteration of Click or Miss*. Who knew the vlog game was so hot?
I’m kinda flattered, kinda pissed, and expect absolutely no one to care. After all, these are Vlogs were talking about…
Anyway, this week we have another all-Hawaiian offering, with a few slots reserved for smaller channels who documented Saturday’s behemoths. Scroll to read what’s worth glossing over vs. what’s worth your ever precious click.
Channel Subs: 10.4k
Video Views: 10,254 (5,127 views/day)
Like/Dislike Ratio: 329/13 or 25.037 likes per 1 dislike
The crew over at RVCA has to be excited about their crop of young talent. Barron, Noah, and Makana are all budding stars in their own right. While this group’s impressions/reach are stronger together than they are apart, this clip does not represent the scope of their talents in the water or the editing bay. A seven-minute video that includes a five-minute intro of them dicking around in their front yard followed by two minutes of closeouts wouldn’t be something to scoff at if we didn’t know they were capable of so much more. Give the people what they want!
Channel Subs: 46.2k
Video Views: 40,123
Like/Dislike Ratio: 1,286/12 or 151.6 likes per 1 dislike
May there never come a day where we tell you to skip a Mase and Rory post. Like a crystal-clear glass of water from a cool mountain spring, this is timelessly refreshing entertainment. POV over dry reef, Hendrix, and Mase’s surfing is a combination that we’ve yet to see falter and doubt we ever will. Hear-hear to cracking the algorithm in their own way.
Miss- Gotta Pay The Piper
Channel Subs: 46.2k
Video Views: 26,353
Like/Dislike Ratio: 604/17 or 35.5 likes per 1 dislike
I was largely critical of Griffin and Crosby’s ‘Cola Bros’ endeavor upon its initial release. They’ve made me eat my words with how good they’ve been surfing on the North Shore. I actually enjoyed this episode as well as Griffin’s re-cap of his harrowing fall at Pipe. The reason this is catching a Miss this week is simple: quality. Whoever your guys’ filmer is please get them a tripod. Nothing makes world-class surfing look worse than an unsteady hand.
Click- If Only Things Were Normal…
Channel Subs: 8.61k
Video Views: 1,611
Like/Dislike Ratio: 143/0
Mark Takamura has a channel full of long-form raw cuts featuring blue bird days on the North Shore. Yesterday he was posted up at Waimea on a day that makes us rue this wretched virus even more. No doubt if things were normal the Eddie would have gone, and what a joy that would have been.
Click- Meanwhile On Maui
Channel Subs: 426
Video Views: 13,687
Like/Dislike Ratio: 338/8 or 42.5 likes per 1 dislike
While the full gambit of outer reefs broke on Oahu, Maui was windy and massive. Kai Lenny was towing all day and casually laying down carves on 40-footers, fading the West bowl as if it was a waist-high double up. Don’t get it twisted, this is the best tow surfing that’s ever been done. Please don’t try this unless your name last name is Lenny—and I’m not just referring to Kai, as his younger brother Ridge has proven himself to be quite an exciting tow surfer as well. If this is now, just imagine where we’ll be in 5 years…
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A cost-per-vision breakdown of Kian Martin and Tai Buddha's latest strike mission.
Ongoing Dialogue: Jack Freestone And Album’s Matt Parker On How They Get Sparks To Fly
"Nowadays, a standard thruster feels pretty alt to me." -Jack
Davo’s Death Strikes At Surfing’s Core
The underground icon battled demons til the end. His untimely demise is yet another cautionary…
Introducing A Brand New Travel Series (With A Familiar Name)
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Meet one of the most beloved and effective individuals in the athlete's zone.
Long Read: An Angel At My Table
From Stab Issue 15, October 2006: Chris Davidson has one more shot at the big…
Watch: Kalani David’s Last Dance
A final surf part from the Hawaiian surf/skate prodigy.
Taylor Steele Won’t Let Surf Filmmaking Die Without a Fight
Movies shown, filmmaking advice, punk rock at the 2022 Solento Surf Festival.
Wait, Are We Going To See Moana Jones In The Olympics At Teahupo’o?
Team USA (women) and Japan (men) should be able to choose anyone they want to…
Donald Brink and Matt Biolos Win Mick Fanning’s Electric Acid Surfboard Test
And we had a party in Oceanside to celebrate.
Kanoa Igarashi and Kirra Pinkerton Answer Call Of Duty, Win Medals Of Honor In 2022 ISA World Games
Teams Japan, USA, and France move into Victor’s Village.
The Best Euro Surf Trips That Mightn’t Be On Your Radar
Want to know which less-trodden nation offers the most potential?
Former CT Surfer Chris Davidson Passes Away At Age 45
A radical life tragically ends outside a bar in New South Wales.
The Team Ukraine Interview
“There are mines near the shore, and already a lot of people have died…so it’s…