Words by Mat Arney / Images courtesy of ASPWorldTour.com It’s Teahupoo time again, that period that comes around each year when social media feeds are flooded with visions of the world’s best surfers standing tall in monstrous cyan barrels. Or going over the falls. Above: Owen Wright standing tall at the 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti…. Read more »
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A few years ago we helped a couple of local surfers, Esteban and Luis, set up their own surf school here in Nosara. All they needed was a little guidance, a few boards and some start up capital and soon they were up and running. A few years down the line and they have not… Read more »
My heart went out to Yadin Nicol in the final against Kelly Slater yesterday. Yadin, who is an extraordinary surfer, was waiting for the bigger set waves and when they came, they closed out. He was also too far out to catch the smaller pealing waves too. I’m sure we can all sympathize. It’s nice… Read more »
Harry, the head coach at Surf Simply, had his birthday last week which always calls for some type of enthusiastically comical beach based shennanigans. Even with an afternoon rain storm creeping in, all the Surf Simply team piled down to the beach with costumes, props and blow up sharks for the Harry Nite comedy invitational.
So the world tour is about to kick off again in Australia, with the new formats properly established, an extra event added and some hot new talent on the scene, this could be one fantastic year of competitive surfing. On top of all that, the great thing about the contests these days, is that they’re… Read more »