Archive for the ‘Interesting Humans’ Category

December 26th, 2014 | By | 138 Comments

Torren Martyn is Alive The Meanderings of Our Stylish Aussie Pal Presented by Afends

We recently ran into AFENDS team rider Torren Martyn in Encinitas, he was extremly dialed into every swell, off the piss, and then just dissapeared. Here’s what he has to show for from the sandy-bottom rights of Mexico before taking on grinding bombs in Nias, Torren’s latest sabbatical stint sent him to the wilds of Indonesia. If you didnt notice, he’s one well dress aussie. He wears Afends and soo should you.

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December 22nd, 2014 | By | 139 Comments

Life at Banzai | Medina, Wilson Crowned at Pipemasters Dane Grady Captures Crowning Moments of the 2014 Billabong Pipemasters

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At first look, to say the Pipe Masters was the best event this year would be a dodgy call. The event ran the first early rounds in huge, wild pipeline. And just a few heats after Jordy Smith separated his shoulder, the event was called off. With the event now set aside for the day, Pipeline turned a full 180, producing the best waves seen all year for the rest of the day, but the ASP still did not call the event back on. (more…)

December 9th, 2014 | By | 152 Comments

Life at Banzai | Oakley Team House Tour Sebastian "Seabass" Zeitz Takes Us Inside a North Shore Powerhouse

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Not your average beach house, the Oakley House sits in front of Off The Wall and Backdoor Pipe, two of the premier waves of the North Shore. For Sebastian “Seabass” Zeitz and the barrel fiends of the Oakley surf team, that dream home is a reality a for the winter months on Oahu.

Oakley has had this house for seven years now and solidified its place among the handful of team homes that grace the seven mile miracle. The vibe here is has more aloha spirit than the streets of modern day Waikiki and the team stands as a tight nit group of friends. Enjoy an exclusive tour with 2012 Triple Crown winner inside the Oakley team house. Words & Photos by Dane Grady (more…)

December 5th, 2014 | By | 112 Comments

Behind the Cover | Ryan Struck Holiday Cover Photog Talks Getting the Shot in New Jersey's Freezing Surf Scene

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First off, did you build the snowman for that shot? haha

Ryan:  Before I swam out to shoot some fisheye, I noticed a young child building the snowman and I knew I had to get out before the sunset and grab a lineup shot. After swimming for awhile I ran back to change out of my wetsuit and hurried back to snap this photo. So stoked I did. As to all the people asking, no this is not photoshopped or a composite image. It was truly a serendipitous beach moment… or was it? (more…)