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How To: Be A Local

How To: Be A Local

The beauty of being a surfer in 2017 is the myriad of ways of being obnoxious. It’s like there are just so many options open to us these days, so many reasons — and methods — to be an asshole. Prime among them, is the time-honoured tradition of being a local. Everyone, everywhere in the world is a local somewhere, pretty much. But ask yourself, are you being local enough? Are you letting enough people know?

Rio Waida Takes Top Honors at Hello Pacitan Pro

Rio Waida Takes Top Honors at Hello Pacitan Pro

Indonesian prodigy Rio Waida has taken out the 2017 Hello Pacitan Pro QS1,000 event in pumping waves at Watu Karung in East Java. In its first year as a WSL event, Watu Karung didn’t disappoint with barreling, 3-to-6 foot waves on offer throughout the competition window.

6 Mistakes Every Beginner Surfer Makes

6 Mistakes Every Beginner Surfer Makes

However, when you actually catch a wave, it’s like crack. It’ll keep you coming back for more, time and again. We were all kooks once. Everyone knows that feeling of awkwardly getting donked on the head by their own board or frustratingly being unable to paddle out back. So, we’ve put together the six mistakes every beginner surfer makes.

Hello Pacitan Pro Greeted With Epic Forecast For First Year As WSL QS1,000

Hello Pacitan Pro Greeted With Epic Forecast For First Year As WSL QS1,000

The inaugural Hello Pacitan Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1,000 is set to kick off tomorrow with a promising forecast on the cards. The event will be held at the pristine beach of Watu Karung situated just West of Pacitan City on Indonesia’s island of Java.

Video: #TourNotes – Channel Chatter

Video: #TourNotes – Channel Chatter

There’s nothing quite like the view or the vibe during the Billabong Pro Tahiti. Here’s just a sliver of what was going down in the lineup and in the channel during the final day at Teahupo’o.

Julian Wilson Wins Billabong Pro Tahiti

Julian Wilson Wins Billabong Pro Tahiti

Julian Wilson (AUS) claimed victory today at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, Stop No. 7 of 11 on the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), after defeating Gabriel Medina (BRA) in the Final. A full day of competition witnessed intense action from the remaining competitors as they battled through 15 heats in six-to-seven foot […]

Video: Between Desert Point and Skeleton Bay

Video: Between Desert Point and Skeleton Bay

Here’s Jonathan Gubbins clip at some of the best lefts in the world. Skeleton Bay and Desert Point share a bunch of qualities, sand vs reef; cold vs warm.

Rip Curl Cup Invitees Look Forward To Perfect Padang Padang in 2018

Rip Curl Cup Invitees Look Forward To Perfect Padang Padang in 2018

After several close calls at Padang Padang in recent weeks, the waiting period for the 2017 Rip Curl Cup Invitational has drawn to a close without the magic swell required to run the hallowed event. Despite a month-long waiting period during prime swell season (July 10 – August 10), the waves at Padang Padang never […]