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A Ton of Pro-Surfers Want to See this Guy Sponsored (Again)

Pros such as Kelly Slater, Albee Layer, and Kai Lenny are all lining up for Austrailian surfer Laurie Towner after Albee posted the following message to his Instagram:

Go watch @laurietowner edit by @calebgrahamfilms called “keeping on”. Laurie has been one of if not my favorite surfers since footage first started showing up of him. He rode scary waves better than almost anyone and could get A clips in any conditions. In the peak of all this got dropped out of nowhere (by @billabong, I know the struggle) and hasn't been getting paid since. Another victim of the surf industry putting all its money into paying very young kids hoping to find the next John John. It's a hard thing, when we were growing up no one got signed big deals until their twenties nowadays if you hit twenty without a big sponsor seems like your careers over. I'm very lucky and grateful to have found a way to make a living in this “awkward generation” but it could be gone any second just like Laurie's. So please support whatever free surf projects or big wave edits you see out there. We are a dying genre in surfing and if the whole surfing world is just contests and we get robbed of watching footage of the next Laurie we will all regret it. The diversity within surfing is what makes it so beautiful.

Albee brings up some interesting points on the current state of the surf world and obviously brings his own experiences and frustrations to the table. I totally agree with Albee, I would rather watch big wave clips like this then shitty conditions on the WSL any day of the week. 

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Video: Kite Surfer Rides Hurricane Florence
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Video: Kite Surfer Rides Hurricane Florence

Video: Kite Surfer Rides Hurricane Florence

Unless you’ve been living under a rock on the West Coast, you’ve seen that the Eastern Seaboard has been getting pummeled by Hurricane Florence (now Tropical Depression Florence). The record-breaking rain and winds led to a death toll of at least 18, and has left much of the area without power and under water. Of course, some locals felt the need to brave the elements in their own way, like this kite surfer in Nags Head, North Carolina. 

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Prepared to Have Your Mind Blown with John John Florence’s Edit
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Prepared to Have Your Mind Blown with John John Florence’s Edit

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John John Florence sure knows how to create a stir—even while he’s recovering from a knee injury. Since we’ve missed his presence on the tour, his latest edit will help fill the void until he’s back. The edit, both cinematic and breathtaking, showcases Florence’s incredible prowess on a board—I’m still replaying his aerials. We can’t wait to see you back at it John John.

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TGR’s Steve Jones Talks Andy Irons on PBS News Hour
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Andy Irons: Kissed by God film creator Steve Jones appeared on PBS’s News Hour to speak about the film and the character that was Andy Irons. Jones tells PBS’s Megan Thompson about how Irons influenced him growing up, and what it meant for him to explore and share the story of the legendary surfer. Andy Irons: Kissed by God Now on Tour Worldwide “I remember watching Andy and his brother Bruce surf growing up as a kid and my brothers and I being like, wow, there’s, look at these guys. There’s