Matt Parker on Album Surf’s Disasym Model

Design Forum: Album's "Disasym"

Although asymmetric surfboards have been the subject of fascination in some left of field circles since the mid-1960s, when San Diego's Carl Ekstrom first tinkered with the design, misconceptions about the design endure. Specifically t[...]

Ride Along as Bill Murray Chats With Kelly Slater

Bill Murray and Kelly Slater Talk Surf

A few years back, during the Surfer Poll Awards on Oahu, we got a call that Bill Murray was at the front desk of the Turtle Bay Hotel and wanted to come check out the show. Brendon Thomas, the ed-in-chief at the time, told the front de[...]

Nieblas’ Longboard Wizardry Wins Duct Tape Invitational

Andy Nieblas Wins Duct Tape Invitational

All photos by Jimmy Wilson The wisdom of the Duct Tape Invitational founder and surfing legend Joel Tudor is not to be trifled with. From his selection of invitees this go-round--an international gaggle of fresh faced newbies and an ec[...]

The Duct Tape Festival: Day Two

The Vans Duct Tape Festival: Day 2

While Joel Tudor’s Duct Tape Invitational competition element of the Vans Duct Tape Festival did not run on day two–due to the significant swell event forecasted to arrive some time the next morning–there was still pl[...]

Did You Really Think Filipe Toledo WASN’T Going To Win Rio?

Toledo Wins Oi Rio Pro

On the final day of the Oi Rio Pro, Brazilian Filipe Toledo and tour rookie Wade Carmichael faced off in Barrinha’s wedging rights. Toledo blew minds all event with his aerial antics but it was his barrel riding that helped him c[...]