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Pipeline’s Opening Day Did Not Disappoint

Last week, Pipeline decided to show off the best way she knows how: with some insultingly gorgeous waves. October 27th marked Pipeline’s opening day and surfers traveled to the North Shore to play in the highly anticipated swell. If this warm winter welcome is any indication for how the season is going to go, it shows nothing but great promise.

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Connor Trimble’s edit of the past few days is filled with surf shots taken from the air and sea, mesmerizing green and blue water, some serious shredding and (naturally) a few graceful wipeouts. The end result is downright hypnotic. 

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Video: Anatomy of a Massive Wipeout with Nathan Florence
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Video: Anatomy of a Massive Wipeout with Nathan Florence

Video: Anatomy of a Massive Wipeout with Nathan Florence

"Teahupo'o" loosely translates to "Place of Skulls," and for good reason: The wave's prized hollow shape is due to the extremely shallow coral reef which lies approximately 20 inches below the break's surface. That's not a big deal as long as you don't take a wipeout, but becomes a major concern as soon as tons of water start piledriving you into the sharp coral. RELATED: 20 Minutes of Raw Carnage at the Wedge Nathan Florence found himself in that unenviable position during a recent trip to

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Video: John John’s New Flick is Artsy But Still Rowdy
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Video: John John’s New Flick is Artsy But Still Rowdy

Video: John John’s New Flick is Artsy But Still Rowdy

The Florence brothers are on a roll. John John is injured, but still tentatively on track for a berth at the first-ever Olympic surfing competition. There has been rampant speculation about the potential for Kelly Slater to edge him, but Florence has implied that he has Olympic aspirations, injury notwithstanding: View this post on Instagram Back in the water #tokyo2020 A post shared by John john Florence (@john_john_florence) on Aug 9, 2019 at 3:31pm PDT

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Video: Surfing Tasty Barrels on the Cape of Good Hope
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Video: Surfing Tasty Barrels on the Cape of Good Hope

Video: Surfing Tasty Barrels on the Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope is known for two things, at least as far as surfing goes: Big barrels and tons of sharks. Luckily, this video from Billabong includes plenty of the former and little to none of the latter. There is an alleged shark sighting, but no one gets chomped. RELATED: Find a Showing Near You In terms of visually-striking edits, this one is hard to beat. The white sand beaches and turquoise waters of South Africa's windswept Cape are the perfect setting for a mildly moody surf