How To Slow Down: 5 Fantastic Tube Stalls

How To Slow Down: 5 Fantastic Tube Stalls

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.

Tips for Better Tube-Riding

Tips for Better Tube-Riding

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.

Kelly Slater Backside Barrel Tutorial

Kelly Slater Backside Barrel Tutorial

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.

Photos: Padang last Sunday – Did you miss it? Don’t miss the photos

Photos: Padang last Sunday – Did you miss it? Don’t miss the photos

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.

Video: Turn Around

Video: Turn Around

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.

Video: Anthony Walsh and Dessert Point Barrels

Video: Anthony Walsh and Dessert Point Barrels

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!