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7 Key Moments That Changed Surfing Forever

7 Key Moments That Changed Surfing Forever

It only takes three seconds to do a maneuver on a wave. Yet a couple times each decade it is just three seconds that can suddenly shake, shift, and revolutionize this deal called surfing. Here, we take a look at the moments that changed surfing forever.

Video: Unreasonable – Jordy Smith

Video: Unreasonable – Jordy Smith

Jordy Smith is no stranger to the stress and pressure of competitions. Traveling the globe relentlessly and competing with the best surfers in the world is how he makes his living. What are Jordy’s thoughts on the future of competitive surfing? What will it take to be a contender in the years to come? Hear it here from the man himself.

Top 10 Aerialists in Surfing Right Now

Top 10 Aerialists in Surfing Right Now

Faster, higher, inverted, more tweaked, more grab variations, and more rotation; this is the aerial surfing of today. Whether in a free surf or in competition, professional surfers are pushing the limits of what was thought to be humanly possible. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, airs are here to stay. In no particular order, here are the top 10 aerialists in surfing right now:

Video: Bells Beach Drone Highlights

Video: Bells Beach Drone Highlights

John John Florence, Jordy Smith, Mason Ho, Ricardo Christie, Gabriel Medina and more look fabulous from a birds-eye view of the Bells Beach landscape and action in the water as surfers prep for Stop No. 2 on the Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour.

Video: More Cyclone Marcia With Medina, Jordy, Kolohe

Video: More Cyclone Marcia With Medina, Jordy, Kolohe

Cyclone Marcia took up residence on Australia’s East Coast and delivered a consistent train of swell to Queensland’s most famous Pointbreak. This particular edit features Gabriel Medina, Dingo Morrison, Jordy Smith and Kolohe Andino (among others), with Kolohe knifing some particularly long tubs to close.

Video: Year in Review – Young Guns, Title Chasers

Video: Year in Review – Young Guns, Title Chasers

The 2014 World Championship Tour season saw the rise of a new generation and the narrowing of the 34-man field to three World Title contenders. It all comes down to the final event of the season, the Billabong Pipe Masters. Check out the road to Hawaii with this 2014 recap.

Mick Fanning Wins The 2014 Rip Curl Pro Portugal

Mick Fanning Wins The 2014 Rip Curl Pro Portugal

Mick Fanning (AUS) has won the 2014 Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal, defeating Jordy Smith (ZAF) in clean 3-to-5-foot barrels at the iconic Supertubos in Peniche. Fanning’s third event victory this season, after wins at Bells Beach and Jeffreys Bay, moves him up to World No. 2 on the Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) rankings.