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…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
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Life at Banzai | Medina, Wilson Crowned at Pipemasters Dane Grady Captures Crowning Moments of the 2014 Billabong Pipemasters
Roark’s latest adventure finds himself in a volatile latitude shrouded by 5 hours of daylight, snow storms, Icelandic death metal and a vodka induced haze. Once again, someone is looking for him and unaware of Roark’s purpose in the world. Photos: Chris Burkard
Life at Banzai | Oakley Team House Tour Sebastian "Seabass" Zeitz Takes Us Inside a North Shore Powerhouse
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…)
Behind the Cover | Ryan Struck Holiday Cover Photog Talks Getting the Shot in New Jersey's Freezing Surf Scene
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…)