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VIDEO: Nic Von Rupp Gets Barreled in the Mentawais

The Mentawai Islands, a small chain of islands and islets off the coast of Sumatra, have become legendary in the surf world over the past few decades. Home to dozens of the world's best breaks, the Mentawais have gone from one of surfing's best-kept secrets to a relatively popular destination for adventurous wave-riders.

RELATED: Check out the TGR Journal Vol. 1

Back in 2017, Portuguese pro surfer Nic Von Rupp headed to the Mentawais to see what all the fuss was about. After a few days of perfect barrels at Kandui, he was convinced that that the hype is well-deserved. For more information on Kandui, check out TGR Founder Steve Jones' Mentawai Dream Trip.

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Pro Surfer Kanoa Igarashi Reviews Best Surf Movies of All Time
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Pro Surfer Kanoa Igarashi Reviews Best Surf Movies of All Time

Pro Surfer Kanoa Igarashi Reviews Best Surf Movies of All Time

Join Kanoa Igarashi as he takes an 11 minute and 38 second break from pro surfing to review surf movies, naturally. While reviewing classics like Blue Crush, Point Break and Lords of Dogtown, he also raves about the stunt doubles, drops his jaw at a few waves, discusses technique as well as surf terms like: Sloppy seconds, party waves, ‘hitting the pier’, localism, and that underwater rock-running is actually the best surf cardio training you can do - all extremely important things to note if

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Must Watch: Bethany Hamilton and Lakey Peterson Go Night Surfing
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Must Watch: Bethany Hamilton and Lakey Peterson Go Night Surfing

Must Watch: Bethany Hamilton and Lakey Peterson Go Night Surfing

The 2018 film chronicled the fascinating career of professional surfer Bethany Hamilton, which was forever changed when Hamilton lost her left arm to a shark attack at age 13. Hamilton never gave up on her vision for surfing, and has pursued an incredibly successful career with competition wins and other film projects ever since. This night surfing scene is a bonus from , and features Hamilton surfing alongside Lakey Peterson at Pasta Point in the Maldives. RELATED: Watch More Night

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VIDEO: 12-Year-Old Jackson Dorian is the Future of Surfing
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VIDEO: 12-Year-Old Jackson Dorian is the Future of Surfing

VIDEO: 12-Year-Old Jackson Dorian is the Future of Surfing

Say what you will about the evils of nepotism and the unfair advantages of having a parent able to catapult their child into the spotlight, but please don't deny that Jackson Dorian is a rare surf talent. The Hawaiian grommet has certainly benefited from having surf legend Shane Dorian as a father, but you don't start surfing like Jackson without a ton of practice, dedication, and natural talent. RELATED: Check out the TGR Journal Vol. 1 At a mere 12 years old, he's stomping aerials which