You know when it’s time to get nervous? When Ross Clarke-Jones shows up ready to surf, that’s when. And there he was last Friday, roaming around Nazaré, staring out at the mountains rolling in off the Atlantic – with not even a glint of fear in his eyes.
Finals Day at the Volcom Pipe Pro was unpredictable! Congratulations to Soli Bailey, 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro Champion! Full Report
DAY 3 Highlights
Day 3 at the 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro went down in the books! It was a day of heavy upsets and flawless conditions which concluded with Heat 14 of Round 3. Kelly Slater went down to an in-form Bruce Irons and young gun Josh Moniz, while Jack Robinson, who was a standout at last year’s Volcom Pipe Pro, ended up losing priority and searching for a score in the dying minutes of his heat, but luck didn’t deliver. Another story from today was a collision in Heat 6 by Bino Lopes and Joshua Burke who mistakenly tried crossing each other on their ways to Pipe and Backdoor. As the day progressed, the sun came out, things started heating up (no pun intended), and the highlight clips were served. John John exercised his home base knowledge and bagged a couple huge scores in typical JJ fashion, Makuakai Rothman got blown out of a flawless Backdoor barrel, Miguel Tudela snagged a textbook Pipe gem, and of course, there were some classic Pipeline wipeouts. Be sure to catch the recap video above for all today’s highlights and action!
DAY 2 Highlights
Epic surf turned up for Day 2 at the 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro where we saw tons of excellent-scoring waves and even a perfect 10-point ride! Once again the waves at Backdoor prevailed with cleaner conditions and higher stoke providing the competitors with an even playing field and . Standouts included Bruce Irons, Makuakai Rothman, and Mason Ho, who pumped his way through a long Backdoor barrel earning himself a well-deserved 9-point ride. The wind switched slightly towards the end of the day, but high scores were still being delivered as we ran through Round 2 and completed the first two heats of Round 3.
DAY 1 Highlights
After many intense lei days on the North Shore of waiting for better weather conditions and optimal swell, the 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro finally kicked off in fun, wedgy conditions with Round 1 surfing. The stormy weather circulating the North Shore the past week moved around the sand at Pipeline which caused the surfers to sit down the beach towards Backdoor and even Off The Wall. There were some insane waves ridden today, heavy wipeouts, and a handful of high scores. Tyler Newton snagged a clean 9-point ride in the Volcom Last Chance Qualifier heat to earn himself a spot into Round 2, and 15-year-old Pipe charger Wyatt McHale secured an equally impressive, and deep, 8.5 earning him a huge applause from the beach.
Sean Mawson along the South East Coast of Australia and the South Island of New Zealand. A Film by Max Zappas
This is my entry into the 2017 REELERS short film competition hosted by Surfing World and Coastalwatch. I entered my short film in the Story Category which is judged by Taylor Steele.
Noa Deane is surfing’s hottest property. Or at least he was until the first few days of 2017, when his big fluorescent Rusty sticker morphed into a Volcom Stone and surfing’s worst kept secret was let out of the bag as its biggest bidding war was officially closed.
Mitchy Parko surfing around West Oz , Indonesia , Hawaii and Home on the Gold Coast.
After recently parting ways with Billabong , Mitch came to me with a hard drive of footage that had never seen the light of the day and was keen to drop and edit. We filmed some sessions around home and came up with this !
Filmed By Lachlan McKinnon, John Wiley and Owen Milne / Edited By Owen Milne
With three hours of light each day, brutal winter storms and freezing temperatures, Iceland is far from the ideal surf trip. However, this didn’t stop photographer Chris Burkard and filmmaker Ben Weiland from rounding up a crew of surfers to seek out unknown waves in the islands remote north… all during the worst storm to hit Iceland’s shores in 25 years.
For more info visit:underanarcticsky.com
A Chris Burkard Studio film presented by Sweatpants Media.
Mother nature surprised the surfing world today by delivering another pulse of swell for the final day of competition at the Vans World Cup of Surfing. At the end of the day, it was South Africa’s Jordy Smith who took home the top honors and a fat check of $40,000.
Jarrod White spends most of the year living on Tavarua Island Fiji as a boat boy, pretty much surfs cloud break every single day and lives the dream.
So we have put together a bunch of clips his been collecting over the past year and this is Cloud Break.
Surfers – Jarrod White, Jon Roseman & Tevita Gukilau
Filmers: Eric Derman, Kaius Potter, Jimmy Graham, Aaron Lieber, Jace Panebianco, Eric Sterman
Edit: Jackson O’Brien
Local boy and 2016 WSL World Champion John John Florence continues his dream run by claiming the first jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Check out the best action of the final day of competition in Haleiwa.
Is this the biggest air you’ve ever seen?
Mason Ho claimed the event win with a 9.0 barrel ahead of Australia’s Jack Robinson, who earned runner up. Makuakai Rothman (HAW) and Finn McGill (HAW) won third and fourth place respectively. Meanwhile, Eli Olson nabbed the Regional Champion title and will have a berth into the top international QS events of 2017.
In Distance Between Dreams, the most historic year in big wave surfing comes to life through the eyes of iconic surferIan Walsh, as he sets mind and body in motion to redefine the upper limits of what’s considered ‘rideable.‘ With massive El Niño powered swells building across the Pacific, Ian, Shaun, D.K. and Luke Walsh band together in a way that only brothers can to progress surfing to unimaginable heights.
Starring: Ian Walsh, Shane Dorian, John John Florence, Greg Long, DK Walsh, Shaun Walsh, Luke Walsh A Film By: Rob Bruce
First wave ridden: age 3 First contest win: age 7 First wave at Pipe: age 8 First win at Pipe: age 18 First World Tour win: age 19 First Eddie Aikau win: age 23 First WSL World Title: age 24
Just the beginning for John John Florence.