2017 ISA World Adaptive Championships

by The Editors on November 30, 2017

La Jolla Shores, California is host this week to the 2017 International Surfing Association’s Adaptive World Championships. The contest kicks of today (November 30, 2017). Click here to watch all the action live and online.

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Volcom Surf’s Aliens Was Here Is Here

by The Editors on November 17, 2017

Couldn’t make it Newps last night for the premiere at VeeCo headquarters? Well not to worry. The whole Aliens Was Here film is only one click away. Thanks, Volcom.


A Walk On Water Surfs Malibu

by The Editors on November 13, 2017

On Saturday, November 11, 2017 A Walk On Water (a California-based nonprofit surf therapy organization) held a day of surf therapy for more than 115 special needs children and adults along with their families at Malibu’s Surfrider Beach. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kedis and pro surfer Courtney Conlogue even showed up for the celebration.

Over 115+ athletes participated in surf therapy heats, 200 volunteers and 40 experienced instructors who helped them safely navigate the waves and guided them safely in and out of the ocean. Families, supporters, partners and media filled the beach to cheer on these athletes as they rode some of the most ideal waves and experienced the most beautiful weather conditions than we could’ve imagined. . . The athletes along with their families enjoyed a day of positive energy, cheers, some tears of happiness, restoration and experienced the true healing powers of the ocean.

For the official word from A Walk on Water, please follow the jump.

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Andrew Cotton Broken At Nazaré

by The Editors on November 9, 2017

What can I say, I got a little excited this morning and ending up having possibly the worst wipeout impact wise of my life. Thank you to all the lifeguards and crew on the beach who helped stabilise me and do a great spinal recovery, I can’t name everyone but you all did your bit to get me safely to the hospital . Obviously huge shout out to the team: @mcnamara_s for the waves, @hugovau for rescue, company and laughs in the hospital and @polvo32 for the calls on the radio and friendship . I have broken my back but I’ve been really lucky, I’m already looking forward and focusing my energy to get fit and back out there on some more big rollers ! 🌊🙌🏽🇵🇹 • Footage comes from Wednesday while @go_dids was filming a documentary about @mcnamara_s's return to big wave surfing, produced by @polikromia

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Pro Snowboarder Rides Dirk’s Surf Ranch

by The Editors on November 7, 2017

Yee haw! Surf’s up! Lookin’ good!


The Eddie Goes On Without Quiksilver

by The Editors on November 6, 2017

The Eddie Aikau Foundation debuted a new poster on November 4, 2017 for this year’s running on the famous big wave contest (now called “The Eddie”), and said the event will proceed without Quiksilver, according to a story on

“Even if we have to have coconuts for trophies and you come down with a can of sardines, Uncle Clyde will feed you rice and we’ll have the event,” Clyde Aikau said. “It’s just a whole new road and a very exciting road, and the main thing is that the family wants to continue to carry on Eddie’s legacy and what he was all about.”

Opening ceremonies go down November 30, 2017. Be there.



Aaron Favero Joins Merge4

by The Editors on November 3, 2017

Merge4 is proud to welcome Aaron Favero as the company’s director of sales and marketing. Aaron will be responsible for “building the brand, growing distribution and stoking out the feet of people from sea to shining sea and beyond.”

“Aaron has a proven record of facilitating long-term business relationships with retailers and industry experts,” says Merge4 Founder Cindi Ferreira Busenhart.  “His attitude and personality are perfect fits with all of us at MERGE4. Having Aaron on our team will only enhance our goals to provide quality, innovative socks to the marketplace with dedication to the customers and community. I’m so grateful we can finally work together!”

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Halloween 2017 Medal Winners

by The Editors on November 2, 2017

And the bronze goes to Herbie Fletcher as the Creature.

Silver medalist Tony Hawk with his stunning rendition of Gordon & Smith era Stacy Peralta.


“Stacy looks like a stock car” Happy 🎃 @peraltastacy! 📷: @otisserie

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And taking the top spot and Gold Medal with a splendidly frightening twist on his normal Halloween crossdressing, comes Jake Burton Carpenter as Lindsey Vonn. (Be sure to click through to the last photo. We cried.)


Hey Lindsey (Vonn). Happy Halloween. See you at the Olympics. I will be the one with the snowboard. Love, Jake

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Bunker77: Bunker Spreckels Bio Trailer

by The Editors on October 31, 2017

We’ve been waiting for this Takuji Masuda film for a while now and it looks like we’re getting pretty close.

BUNKER77 is the wild true story of a young American rebel seeking freedom, love, and authenticity in a chaotic world. The film chronicles Clark Gable’s step son and heir to a sugar fortune, Bunker Spreckels. A controversial surf star from the late 60s into the 70s who pushed the limits of riding very short boards in the most critical waves of Hawaii, mentored skateboard legend Tony Alva to his world championship, and collaborated with film auteur Kenneth Anger right before his dynamic life was cut short at 27 in 1977. Opens in NYC on 10/27 & LA on 11/3!

For all the details, click the link.

[Link: Bunker77]


Billabong Looking To Buy Rip Curl

by The Editors on October 30, 2017

Maybe someone who understands how business works can explain why Billabong, the company that ran itself onto the rocks after paying way to much for way too many smaller companies would now, after beginning to claw their way back to open ocean, look at picking up Rip Curl, and an online retailer (Surfstitch) which they have already bought and sold once, according to a story in The Australian.

Anyone have any theories? Increased sales? Independent online retail looking up? Eliminate a competitor? Give money to their friends and former business associates?

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