Giant congrats to our girl Kirra Pinkerton on winning the World Jr Championships in Taiwan. Great job. Follow link for whole story.
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Even average North Shore is better than your home break. It’s punchy and warm and rippable and fun as hell. Here’s a minute and a half from the sand — right before things got looney — as proof.
It's hard to say what's a bigger gamble: Throwing yourself over the ledge and holding on for dear life at a premier surf spot, or pulling the trigger on a budget-busting plane ticket to get there in the first place. It's a chicken or the egg kinda deal, and certainly the more experience you have with either wager, the less risk is involved. Follow link to read the whole story at Surfer Mag.
A film that began with Nolan and Blake stuck on a greyhound fighting out a storm on the East Coast and concluded on a 40ft boat eating fresh seafood in the Mentawai islands. Nolan and Blake tossed around the idea of making a short film together for some time now. However, like many surfers the beginning of the project was far from planned out and organized. It all began with a phone call from the east coast about winter storm “Riley” a massive purple blob on the charts!
This was the storm that turned parts of the east coast into looking like Namibia, Africa! They boys scrabbled to LAX only to fly straight into the heart of the storm. A canceled flight, a 13hr bus rides and an Uber ride off the side of the freeway, finally the boys they made their way to pumping waves. After countless barrels and way too, many pit stops at Wawa’s the two of them parted ways as Nolan headed off to Florida to handle contest business.
Both of them unaware that this was the first ate of many to become the makings of “Miner”.
Throughout the next few months the boys strategized film trips around Nolan contest schedule, and the footage kept pouring in and hard drives started to fill up! After a busy six months of chasing each other down in order to film as much as possible, they were finally able to take a step back and evaluate all their hard work. They realized they were much closer to their short film goal than they ever thought, and it was just a matter of piecing the puzzle together to create what is now Miner!
On the North Shore in winter, there is no downtime. When it’s small, as it was last week, there’s always punting at Rocky Lefts, carving at Rocky Rights and sneaking in the odd, chunky barrel at Pipe. (Further proof that Brett Barley will find a barrel anywhere, anytime.) Staying active is key, even if it’s not textbook, tradewind-groomed perfection. Especially given that a much bigger series of swells are on the way. Stay tuned.
Team O'Neill is back on the North Shore for the winter season. We'll be covering all the action from free surf sessions, event highlights, and behind the scenes happenings that will surely keep you entertained. Watch Jordy Smith, Ian Crane, Soli Bailey, Brett Barley, Eli Olson, Sam Coffey make the most out of their first week on the North Shore. Filmed by Nick Green & Scotty Hammonds Edit by Nick Green See the whole story at www.surfline.com or follow this link https://youtu.be/qwe4Qu0T0D0
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