Under 9 Foot & Single 2015
from Deus ex Machina
Busting down the door for our 2nd Under 9’ & Single! In this division at the 9‘ Festival surfers were able to ride anything under 9’ with a single fin. Unsuprisingly the majority of the contestants opted for 70’s style shortboards.
O’Neill Benelux explores Iceland
Only 1/3 of the surfable ocean waves are warm and tropical. Jack O’Neill developed the wetsuit in 1952 and with that opened the door to the other 2/3 with often empty line-ups and ice-cold but picture-perfect waves. Why always go to tropical over-crowded locations is what O’Neill Benelux team rider Dominga Valdes asked herself. Together with 4 of the best Dutch and Belgium surfers, she travelled to the freezing cold land full of mysteries: Iceland, in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean – to find perfection.
Dirty Wax and Borrowed Boards
from Alex Laurel Photographie
The new wave discoveries are always exciting, and you never know what to expect, which give room to imagination along with doubts. The bet paid off and we were looking at a perfect line up with no cats around, but the surfboards never made it to destination…
9 Foot & Single 2015
from Deus ex Machina
The men’s 9’ & Single Longboard division… yeeww! What a cracker it was. After a wild start to the event, conditions cleaned up for the final day of this world-renowned longboarding competition. Tyler, Harrison, Thomas and Zye hit the water in bombing and clean Pererenan River Mouth perfection.
Dillon Perillo: Still Searching
The stylish regular foot and longtime Rip Curl team rider has just agreed to a new deal that will have him Searching for years to come. By shedding the comp jersey and committing to pursuing perfect waves full time, we know this is just a glimpse of what’s to come.
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King of the North…
from Roger Sharp
Pre-dawn on the north coast of Scotland in February where the air temp is -1.5C before you even consider wind chill…
Frosty wetsuits, motivation lacking and a storm brewing but a half hour window of glorious light offered itself before a front came through. Just had to swim. We only managed an hour as with the wind chill it was ridiculously cold… Totally worth it.
Surfers, in order of appearance, Mark Boyd, Ben Skinner & Markie Lascelles. Cover image Skippy Skilton.
Music: Silent Partner
Volcom Stone presents… Dusty Payne… Sanctuary
Dusty Payne explodes in the groovy tropical rhythms of a remote Indonesian outpost while sharing a few thoughts on his appreciation for surfing and what it means to him.
Mikala Jones, Marlon Gerber, Tai Graham and Desert Point future star Awan Hadi could have aimed for the usual sure bets when the Indian Ocean came alive during a big swell, but with such a massive population of surfers hungry to see some juice they knew crowds would be at worst-ever levels. Instead, they caught […]