A Different Side Of Puerto

A Different Side Of Puerto

Is Puerto Escondido a glorified closeout? Only if you’ve never been spat out the other end of a sand-rumbling gem, which were well-documented this month along Playa Zicatela. Here’s a different look at some of the swellR[...]

Under The Influence

Under The Influence

Damien Hobgood’s latest endeavor, as a mentor to some of the world’s best up-and-coming groms, might not put him in the spotlight like a ‘CT win at Cloudbreak or a 50-footer at Nazaré, but, according to him, it’s equally a[...]

Zicatela Thunder

Zicatela Thunder

The Oaxacan Colossus woke up late last week and won’t quiet down. Puerto Escondido has been in brutal seasonal form lately, powered by a number of souths to lob triple-overhead ringers down the beach. A few days ago, visiting sur[...]

Rapa Nui and Rhino Chasers

Rapa Nui and Rhino Chasers

The waves around Easter Island are almost as mythic as its history, as triple-overhead crests form and crash onto lava reef when conditions align. Ramon Navarro, Natxo Gonzalez, and others traveled to Rapa Nui to meet its new breed of [...]

The Heavy Bones

The Heavy Bones

The hoots that came from the mouths of Aritz Aranburu, Natxo Gonzalez, and Adrian Fernandez de Valderrama when they pulled into Namibia in the dark say more than an eloquently-prepared description ever could. Really, there are no need [...]

Andrew Mooney: Not Just A Slab Guy

Andrew Mooney: Not Just A Slab Guy

Andrew Mooney’s run at Cape Solander on a self-shaped board last year made the internet rounds, but the Australian’s not solely known for parking inside escalator slabs. He can also rip the smaller stuff and punt on massive[...]