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Axel Irons Surfs with Uncle Bruce During the Pine Trees Classic

Pine Trees is a surf spot in Hanalei Bay located on the island of Kauai. It holds special meaning for the Irons family, as it is where Andy and Bruce first cut their teeth as young groms. Pine Trees provided the surf base and training grounds for the two brothers to become household names in the surf community. Fourteen years ago they started a youth surf competition for kids 12 and under. The contest provides an opportunity for over 100 local kids to compete where it all began for Andy and Bruce.

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This year is one that the community has been looking forward since Andy’s passing, as it is the first year that his son Axel will compete. The four year old jumped in the water with his uncle Bruce, and surfed waves alongside his competitors. Although overall winners are declared for the older participants, the real victory belongs to the Kauai community and the young competitors, as they share in the joy of spending time in the ocean. 

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Kai Lenny Gets Wrecked at Nazare
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Kai Lenny Gets Wrecked at Nazare

Kai Lenny Gets Wrecked at Nazare

We’ve seen just how big the waves at Nazarè got this year. Even though the beach has banned surfing for the year, we’re still getting footage from those that made the trek to surf some of the world’s biggest waves. But not all rides go well. In this POV video from Kai Lenny, he loses his board while getting towed out by a jet-ski. Nazarè's waves look huge with someone surfing them, but they look even bigger from Kai’s perspective down in the water. Luckily he’s rescued by a jet ski quickly,

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‘Girls Can’t Surf’: How a Bunch of Badass Women Changed Surfing
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‘Girls Can’t Surf’: How a Bunch of Badass Women Changed Surfing

‘Girls Can’t Surf’: How a Bunch of Badass Women Changed Surfing

These days it’s pretty darn obvious that ladies shred just as hard as the guys–but it hasn’t always been that way. In the 1980s, the pro surfing world tried to push women out completely. By cancelling their event and only dolling out half as much prize money as they did for men, things were not looking good for the gals. tells the story of a group of female surfers who took the surf world by storm in order to achieve equality in a heavily male dominated sport. The film profiles Jodie Cooper,

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Nazaré Temporarily Bans Surfers
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Nazaré Temporarily Bans Surfers

Nazaré Temporarily Bans Surfers

The massive swells at Nazaré are what surfers prepare for all summer, and just a couple weeks ago, the waves provided. But the spectacle of watching surfers like Nic Von Rupp ride these legendary barrels also brought massive crowds to the beach. An estimated 20,000 people gathered to watch the show. As a result, Portuguese officials banned surfers from the beach in order to prevent the gathering of large crowds and the spread of COVID-19. In the latest video in his web series, Von Rupp