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Remembering Andy Irons: Kelly Slater and the White Wetsuit

Andy Irons’s 2003 World Champion title didn’t come without fierce competition. Once Andy’s idol, Kelly Slater became a worthy opponent for his talent in the water. During the 2003 World Championship Tour, Slater donned a white wetsuit made for him by Quiksilver. This wetsuit soon became a symbol of the rivalry between the two, and Andy let Slater know just how much he hated the white wetsuit. Although Andy came out on top in the Championship, the tough competition Slater showed he acted as a driving force in Andy’s surfing throughout the Tour that year. 

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Kai Lenny Gets Wrecked at Nazare
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Kai Lenny Gets Wrecked at Nazare

Kai Lenny Gets Wrecked at Nazare

We’ve seen just how big the waves at Nazarè got this year. Even though the beach has banned surfing for the year, we’re still getting footage from those that made the trek to surf some of the world’s biggest waves. But not all rides go well. In this POV video from Kai Lenny, he loses his board while getting towed out by a jet-ski. Nazarè's waves look huge with someone surfing them, but they look even bigger from Kai’s perspective down in the water. Luckily he’s rescued by a jet ski quickly,

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Nazaré Temporarily Bans Surfers
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Nazaré Temporarily Bans Surfers

Nazaré Temporarily Bans Surfers

The massive swells at Nazaré are what surfers prepare for all summer, and just a couple weeks ago, the waves provided. But the spectacle of watching surfers like Nic Von Rupp ride these legendary barrels also brought massive crowds to the beach. An estimated 20,000 people gathered to watch the show. As a result, Portuguese officials banned surfers from the beach in order to prevent the gathering of large crowds and the spread of COVID-19. In the latest video in his web series, Von Rupp

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Watch Nic Von Rupp Ride Monster Swells at Nazare
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Watch Nic Von Rupp Ride Monster Swells at Nazare

Watch Nic Von Rupp Ride Monster Swells at Nazare

What do you get when two storms in the middle of the Atlantic join forces and head for Portugal? Some of the biggest surf Nazarè has ever seen. In his latest video, Nic Von Rupp heads out to catch some of the goodness this storm has to offer. The swells on this particular day were so big they made Von Rupp and other riders like Sebastian Steutner, Pedro Scooby, and Maya Gabeira look like miniatures. While Von Rupp shows off clean rides on these insane waves, not all were so lucky. We love