Speed! You’re constantly being told you need it, that good surfin’ is all about it. Yet sometimes, sometimes, you gotta pump the brakes. Hit the anchors, park it. Chiefly, when you want to pull in. The tricky thing is, slowing down enough to match the speed of the lip line and stay tunnelled, but not stopping altogether into an unrecoverable tis-was. Here surfeuropemag.com give us 5 Fantastic Tubes Stalls to try for the next swell.
So many surf trips, so little time… surfeuropemag.com ponders the yings and yangs of an Indo safari vs a Euro excursion.
Want the keys to making it outta tunnels? Step inside for tube-riding enlightenment. We can’t all weave through six-second drainers on a regular basis — but we can still maximize barrel time wherever, whenever we surf. Here are some things to keep in mind.
Mitch Parkinson adds to his list of memorable waves at Snapper with this seven-barrel at the Superbank.
Some great barrels riding of Adam Bennetts in 2015 from Indonesia.
Kelly Slater has been coming to Tavarua Island for over 20 years and has a particular affection for Cloudbreak. In this World Surf League exclusive, the 11-time World Champion talks through how he approaches heavy water barrels on his backhand.
Beautiful edit of the mesmerising Desert Point with Kalani Chapman and Ezra Sitt getting shacked on a recent trip to Indo!
Last Sunday we got to the beach around 11AM, and it was high tide. Waves were barely breaking with 2-3 ft sets coming through. Around 12:30 a good set of 3 or 4 waves barreled all the way to the channel and we decide to go out and snap some shots . A few minutes later some 8 footers were coming through producing what Padang is known for… Wide and heavy barrels. Check the photos and leave your comments.
This is epic. Between Alex Gray, Anthony Walsh, Seth Moniz, 14 barrels, six look backs and the sweet, sweet voice of Bonnie Tyler, it doesn’t get much better. From here on out, if you ever attempt look backs whilst getting barreled, we dare you not to have this song running through your head.
Anthony Walsh is supremely good at three things: Riding barrels, filming it on a GoPro (angles!), and making errbody ill with jealousy. Walsh woke up in a tropical jungle somewhere, ate a pineapple, then went for a marathon session, during which he got more barreled on his first wave than you have in your whole damn life. Those three things tune up in perfect harmony here; two waves filmed at Desert Point during the recent swell that Indo enjoyed. That sound, those colours!