Hey Sean and Bryan, Hope you are both doing well. Thanks again for the help with Africa. The safari experience was unreal, Cape Town was awesome as well, and J-Bay was probably the best right point I’ve surfed. See a couple of pics from my first full day there—it was firing all day!!
Got a little smaller the next few days, but still fun as hell. So many barrels and long fast rides. Loved it! And the dolphins are just ridiculous in how playful they are in the line-up—special place. Can’t wait to go back there one day as the crowds were not nearly as bad as I anticipated for how good of a wave it was. Surfed my brains out this day. Stoked!
Last weekend one of the best swells in the past decade arrived in the Mentawai Islands, and Kandui Left (NoKandui) was the premier wave providing some of the most amazing barrels seen in ages. A number of big barrel chargers arrived on Kandui Villas on Friday just in time to get some of the best waves of their lives. This amazing 9-minute video from this mega swell was shot by Kandui Villas videographer, Rodrigo Zeni.
After a grueling year on the World Tour in 2014, the Smith Optics International team rider CJ Hobgood wanted to get away and press the reset button before another big year in 2015. The team made a mid-winter strike mission to the Caribbean side of Panama for some of the punchy, tropical beach breaks and a little relaxation at Red Frog Bungalows.
Video Source: Smith Optics (Filmed/Edited by: Jon Hetchkopf)
Surf resort boatmen are the antithesis of a nine-to-fiver. It’s not the most lucrative gig, but it’s one of the most soul-satisfying occupations a surfer could ever have.
On a recent trip to Salani Surf Resort in Samoa, Sean Murphy of Waterways Travel invited and hosted a group of former boatmen that served the resort from it’s inception up until it was destroyed by a tsunami.
Read the full article and photo feature by Surfer/Filmmaker John Lynch on The Inertia.
Consistent clean mid-sized waves through out the center stretch of March. This vid shows how fun the shoulder month of March can be! Conditions were beautiful and everyone was getting heaps of waves! – Macaronis Resort
The beauty of Uluwatu captured by a drone from above. The footage starts off with an epic aerial view of Blue Point Bay Villas located on the cliffs overlooking Suluban Beach -which is also known as the final “Racetrack” section of Uluwatu.