Basque pro surfer Aritz Aranburu is lucky enough to call two of Europe’s best waves home. The breaks at Spain’s Mundaka and France’s Les Landes have influenced his riding over the many years he has surfed there, allowing him to hone his skills to compete on the international level. Here, he shows off some high-energy riding at both breaks, catching some of the longest tubes I have ever seen.
Josie Prendergast's surfing style is timeless, with the young showing grace beyond her years as she effortlessly dances across waves on her turqoise longboard. Her balletic technique is showcased in Gaps Sabuero’s video, “Born Here." The film explores her roots of growing up on Siargao Island in the Philippines, and when coupled with spoken word narration and Prendergast’s effortless abilities, the edit feels more like a piece of art than a traditional surf
The winter big wave season this year has been a mixed bag, but no break has fired as consistently as Nazare. The break known as "Big Mama" has been roaring all season, and madmen like Sebastian Steudtner and Ross Clarke-Jones have been reveling in the mayhem of the Portuguese powerhouse, catching hellish bombs and throwing down sessions for the ages. In mid-January, Big Mama recorded one of her heaviest days on record, and this past week, she again came to life. While it might not have been
Due to John John Florence's success, he has earned the luxury of hopping on a plane in order to travel to the breaks with the best conditions. And there's nothing worse than missing pristine conditions at your home break, which is how–according to Stab–the world champion found himself jumping on an impromptu flight Wednesday night from Australia's Gold Coast back to Hawaii to score pumping Backdoor. Watch as John John and Mikey Wright completely dominate the lineup at Backdoor. Nothing like