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Owen Wright Wins Gold Coast Pro Two Years After Almost Dying at Pipeline

Almost two years ago Owen Wright almost died at Pipeline. It was December 2015 when he wiped out in heavy conditions. He came ashore and feel asleep on the beach and when he woke it was clear something was wrong. Owen suffered bleeding on the brain, severe memory loss, and trouble speaking. 

Now almost two years later Owen is the feel-good story of the Quiksilver Gold Coast Pro. Wright returned to competition and beat out Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Gabriel Medina and the rest of the field to take home the win. 

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Random Boat Rolls Through the Lineup at J-Bay Open
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Random Boat Rolls Through the Lineup at J-Bay Open

Random Boat Rolls Through the Lineup at J-Bay Open

Usually, the competitors who try their hand at the J-Bay Open are limited to the world’s best surfers. Today, however, a power boat with a three man crew apparently decided to try their hand at the swells. Although it easily could’ve flipped, the boat coasts through the aggressive ocean unscathed, gliding smoothly away from the panicked competitors left in the water. The commentators are stoked on the boat’s seamless navigation of J-Bay’s notorious waves, and even we have to admit that both

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Meet the Man Behind All of John John Florence’s Surfboards
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Meet the Man Behind All of John John Florence’s Surfboards

Meet the Man Behind All of John John Florence’s Surfboards

When Jon Pyzel moved to Hawaii from California in 1992 I bet he had no idea that he would one day be shaping boards for world champions. The man behind Pyzel Surfboards started shaping out of a desire to just try it. If the board sucked he would stop, but it didn't, and slowly he started to build a reputation, receiving orders from friends until the company grew larger.  He has been shaping boards for John John Florence since he was a kid and the two have formed almost an unspoken

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Surfer Speaks Out on the Importance of Family
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Surfer Speaks Out on the Importance of Family

Surfer Speaks Out on the Importance of Family

Evan Valiere of Kaui, Hawaii loves riding the waves of his home island more than just about anything. But he knows that once the sun goes down, even pro surfers need another passion to focus on: for him, it’s his wife and daughter, who have given his life on land a true purpose. Valiere wants to give his young daughter the same determination, creativity, and love of adventure that has driven him through his life and career. He runs a surf school as well as a service called Rent a Local, where