Me, Myself and Surfing: Andrew Cotton

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big wave surfer andrew cotton walking back up the beach after a surf

British big wave surfer Andrew Cotton is a man on a mission:  to ride the biggest wave possible.  It is a quest that has dominated his life in recent years, and one that sees him living large parts of each European winter in Portugal so that he can surf the giant waves at Nazare every… Read more »

Me, Myself and Surfing: William Aliotti

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surfer william aliotti performing an alley-oop at supertubes in peniche, portugal. Photograph by Greg Martin.

French Caribbean surfer William Aliotti is fast making a name for himself thanks both to his consistent aerial performances and also his ability to perform in a broad range of waves, from Russian beachbreaks to Tahitian reefs and almost everything in between.  Surf Simply tracked William down in Hossegor this summer and put our set… Read more »

Celebrating The Duke

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Duke Kahanamoku with his brother Sam Kahanamoku

Today, millions of people around the world will learn about the father of modern surfing thanks to Google’s doodle tribute to Duke Kahanamoku on what would have been the great man’s 125th birthday. Best known to the wider world as an Olympic gold medal swimmer and the “Ambassador of Aloha” (an official title decreed upon… Read more »

Me, Myself and Surfing: Liz Clark

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surfer liz clark holding her surfboard on the deck of her boat swell

  In early 2006 Captain Liz Clark (2001 NSSA College Women’s National Surfing Champion) left California aboard her 40-foot sailboat Swell and set off down the west coast of the Americas and across the Pacific in search of waves.  Liz has spent the last 9 years exploring the Pacific, searching for and surfing numerous incredible… Read more »