For most of the year, the iconic swell at Cape Solander, located in the Komay Botany Bay National Park just outside Sydney lays dormant. But it was one weekend in late July that it finally woke up and unleashed its sheer power, proving to be one of the scariest and most powerful waves on the planet. Luckily local rippers Justin 'Jughead' Allport, Jesse Polock, Peter Standlick, Mal Holmann, and Mitch Parkinson were ready to throw themselves into the lion's den and take on this behemoth of a wave.
The 2017 Billabong Pro has been firing in Tahiti all weekend. In the first heat of the quarterfinal between Gabriel Medina and Owen Wright, Medina pulled into what looked like an impossible wave, but somehow managed to escape the frothing white wall and then continue slashing turns on the wave. Needless to say, the judges were impressed and awarded him those coveted 10’s across the board. Medina made it all the way to the finals, where Julian Wilson’s simply beautiful surfing won
Aside from capturing epic surfing, was all about exploring the complex creatures that surfers are; watching a younger generation progress and push their limits alongside their idols. Own Proximity Today In this segment from the movie, Stephanie Gilmore and Dave Rastovich ventured to the coast of Mexico and shared set after set of perfect waves on this beautiful point break. It’s like watching a perfectly choreographed dance on the water, except the two are simply surfing their hearts
The past weekend saw Julian Wilson take home the top spot at the Billabong Tahiti Pro. Wilson took down Brazilian Gabriel Medina in a tight final heat. That wasn't the only piece of hardware to be handed out this weekend, however, the Andy Irons Most Committed Performance Award has been given to the surfer who puts the most on the line when it matters most. The award has been given out every year since Andy's death in 2011. Past winners include Jeremy Flores, CJ Hobgood, and Kelly Slater.