I just came out to visit the sponsors, get some new boards and rehab my ankle that I rolled a couple months ago,” said Balaram Stack. “The fact that it’s been firing is awesome. It feels like the perfect ocean therapy -- which is just what I needed, mentally and physically.” Photo: Joe FosterView full article →
One of the best all-around surfers in the game
By Garrett James
A standout in any lineup, from one foot to 30, Torrey Meister takes his surfboards to places that most can only dream about. In this edit, Meister brings you to the place that groomed him, the Big Island, to showcase his insane barrel competence and his high-performance prowess. Then it’s off to Jaws, where Meister cut his teeth this winter and proved that he’s just as deadly where the waves try to crush you.
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It's been a busy six months in the selfie surf world. Tubes -- lots of tubes -- noserides, carves, camera transfers, and more tubes were captured by GoPros all over the saltwatery planet and shared via the fifth GoPro of the World contest.
Credit: Go Pro
A surgical strike's happy ending? Barrels. Lots of long, spinning, deep barrels.
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If the Outer Banks of North Carolina were a style of facial hair, they’d be that really thin sideburn/chin strap found on most Eminem-worshipping, diamond-earring-toting, Malibu’s-Most-Wanted-style white people.
And that’s not just a cartographical analysis. There are actually a lot of meth and heroin addicts on the Banks. That’s what happens when you live on a strip of sand small enough to throw a rock one way and hit the ocean, then throw a rock the other way and hit the sound. It’s called isthmus fever. Boredom leads to experimentation, experimentation leads to more enthusiastic experimentation which leads to crazy thin sideburns then dead.
The only way to escape the cycle is to embrace your imprisoning waters, and also maybe find God. Christianity is like… real big ’round those parts. Footage by Jeffrey O’Neil