Situated in the perfect spot in the Indian Ocean, the Mentawais are one of those bucket-list breaks for suffers looking to test their game in the land of crystal clear water and never-ending barrels. After reading about the Indonesian island chain in every surfing journal on the planet, Daniela Boldini realized she absolutely had to go. The 19-year-old surfer from Spain left her own island home in the Canary Islands to head halfway around the world and learn the ins and outs of Indo barrel riding.
Torren Martyn is one of the most well-known and respected free surfers on the scene right now. His ability and style on a wave are as buttery as it gets, and these California pointbreak peelers were perfect for testing out three new boards that were shaped for him by renowned shaper and friend of Torren’s, Simon Jones. It is such a treat to get to hear a pro talk about their surfing while also watching what exactly they’re talking about, so sit back and watch as Torren gets acquainted with
If you haven’t heard, California has been getting hit with historic swell for almost three weeks straight now. All our favorite breaks up and down the coast have been going off, as well as many novelty waves that have been dormant in some cases for over 20 years. San Francisco’s Ocean Beach is a year-round swell magnet and will have swell close to 200 days out of the year; but not like this. These waves are exceptional. The heavy NW swell paired with perfect offshore wind has brought in set
The Queen of Pipeline added another gem to her collection of absolute bombs surfing pipe last weekend. Moana paddled into this monster just after her heat ended at the Dahui Backdoor Shootout and despite the wave not counting in the event, she was elated after making this one. The North Shore has been pumping these past few weeks with multiple NW swell events rolling through from storms up near Alaska and the west coast of the US; seems like the seven-mile miracle (and California for that