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.
Inspired by a poem he wrote long ago, big mountain rider Jeremy Jones summons his greatest influences and dissects his lifelong passion for the simple and sacred feeling he calls, "the glide."
Tyler Allen does a pretty mean Trump impression and in this video from our friends at The Inertia he becomes a surfer "President Trump." He explains how he invented the hydrofoil and how he pushed Laird into his first wave. The impression rivals that of Alec Baldwin's SNL masterpiece and the surf nomenclature is spot on. It looks like this will become a regular series for The Inertia and I can't wait to see more.
Gabriel Medina won his third Quiksilver Pro over the weekend with an impressive semi-final win over now current #1, John John Florence. What is so impressive about Medina is not only his competitive spirit but the ability to land maneuvers usually reserved for the most progressive free surf. In this video, his lands a backflip on one foot and is somehow able to surf out of it. The win puts the Brazilian with striking distance of Jordy Smith and Florence with two events left in the year. The