Asher Pacey // Australia // 1:58

You want to surf like Asher Pacey. You’d probably rather surf like Gabriel Medina — backflips and shit — but Asher’s surfing seems realistic. Or at least relatable. He’s smooth, powerful, fluid. No gimmicks, you know? It’s like, I’m horrible at skateboarding. Atrocious. It’s a sincere embarrassment to the sport every time I push around. But I got this one trick, the front rock, and I use it to dupe people into thinking I’m relatively decent. But Asher Pacey’s surfing? It doesn’t have that. It’s just up-front good, and we applaud. —Brendan Buckley