Mick Rodgers has teamed up with filmmaker, Soren Heil to document the upside of west coast van life. Sick and tired of having no money, Rodgers bought a 1996 Ford Econoline based on the assumption that his happiness is directly correlated with his time in the ocean. After some early nerves, vanlife has paid off for Mick and he has plenty of time to dance across waves.
Inspired by a poem he wrote long ago, big mountain rider Jeremy Jones summons his greatest influences and dissects his lifelong passion for the simple and sacred feeling he calls, "the glide."
Tyler Allen does a pretty mean Trump impression and in this video from our friends at The Inertia he becomes a surfer "President Trump." He explains how he invented the hydrofoil and how he pushed Laird into his first wave. The impression rivals that of Alec Baldwin's SNL masterpiece and the surf nomenclature is spot on. It looks like this will become a regular series for The Inertia and I can't wait to see more.
Gabriel Medina won his third Quiksilver Pro over the weekend with an impressive semi-final win over now current #1, John John Florence. What is so impressive about Medina is not only his competitive spirit but the ability to land maneuvers usually reserved for the most progressive free surf. In this video, his lands a backflip on one foot and is somehow able to surf out of it. The win puts the Brazilian with striking distance of Jordy Smith and Florence with two events left in the year. The