Conditions were dreamy last night on the North Shore. The wind had stilled and Pipeline, Backdoor and Off The Wall looked like it was ripped straight out of a schoolboy scribbled notebook as the world’s best surfers warmed up for the Pipe Masters. Hungry freesurfers jockeyed for position along with season vets trying to court the attention of photographers, videographers and everyone lining the shore. Bruce and John John toyed with Backdoor as they tried to hand over a GoPro mid tube while Gabriel took out his foamie and Kelly went to the air. As the sun dipped over the horizon half a dozen Brazilian girls put on their own show on the sand providing a provocative distraction as they cartwheeled and giggled like hyenas. It’s true what the say, Pipeline is the best free show on earth.
The predicted swell fails to deliver forcing Quiksilver to pull the pin.
A drone angle of last week's mega-swell that lit up Mavericks.
The big-wave madness continues with Mavericks set to blow on Friday.
How to score a golden ticket into surfing’s most prestigious big-wave event.
First tip: Every heat is essentially a final.
“It’s probably the most significant contest in the big wave community.”
It’s not just you getting psyched for the big day.
The smoothest of operators heads back to the Bukit.
A trip to the Canaries with J-Flo and friends.
This Thursday (Wednesday in Hawaii) the Eddie will run for the first time in nearly seven years.
Showing us why he's one of the best freesurfers in the world.
What it was like to be in the lineup on Maverick's day of days.
Gurgling good times.
Psych reggae band Ocean Alley chat all things surf and music.
The Hawaiian fly boy shows us why he's one to watch.
Plus a cameo from his younger brother Wesley who rips.
A perfect left somewhere in the Pacific.
The big-wave matador reveals the details of his cancer diagnosis and the news no one wanted to hear.
The king is back after winning the Volcom Pipe Pro.
A buffed up Matt Banting is set to return to the WCT in 2016.