If there's anyone that knows how to stay stoked day after day, it's Nic Von Rupp. A whole new set of winter swells popping up in his home country of Portugal meant Von Rupp cut his Costa Rican vacation short and headed home. Boy, was that flight home worth it for Von Rupp after finding swells like these. He and the rest of his crew spend the day ripping it up and surfing the cleanest of barrels. If we could surf like Von Rupp, we'd probably bail on vacation for waves like these too.
Your first day on a snowboard is usually nothing glamorous. It involves a lot of falling leaf, tumbling on your tailbone and wrists, and if you can link a single turn then that's a success. I’ll never forget learning how to ride as a 24-year-old on the bunny hill, struggling with my toe edge while this five-year-old whizzed past me making the most beautiful turns. It was humbling to say the least. But if you’re a world-class surfer, it’s almost like you get to hit the fast-forward button and
What does the perfect powder stash and the lost art of snowsurfing have in common? They're both well kept local's secrets--that is until snowboarder Alex Yoder sought them out. follows Yoder on his quest to learn the lost art of snow surfing on the infamous island off the coast of Japan. But the locals aren't so willing to share their beta, making Yoder's journey more difficult than he initially imagined. But when he finally arrives at the island, he finds something even more surprising-- the
One could say that Jalaan Slabb lives her life similar to the waves she surfs every day. It’s always fluid. Somedays she’s out on the water surfing, and others she’s busy tinkering away in her shaping bay creating surfboards. Recently the 16-year-old crafted a surfboard for two-time World Champion Tyler Wright. However, the throughline that connects everything she does is her love for the land and the ocean. As an indigenous woman from the Coodjinburra clan of Bundjalung nation, Jalaan uses