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Pioneer Dale Velzy Shaped More than Boards… He Shaped Surf

Pioneer Dale Velzy Shaped More than Boards… He Shaped Surf

Screenshot: Encyclopedia of Surfing “A dollar was a dollar and a wave a wave… I enjoyed myself.” – Dale “The Hawk” Velzy What would you rather be known for? A board shape that became the prototype for one of the most widely utilized boards? Or a famous high-performance wave on the North Shore of Oahu, named in your [...]

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How The Nation of Brazil Will Change the Face of Surfing

How The Nation of Brazil Will Change the Face of Surfing

Brazil, as it stands right now, is the most surf-stoked nation on the planet. Surfing is changing. Brazil is well on its way to becoming the new USA. If the Oi Rio Pro is any indicator, surfing is looking at a cultural shift in popularity, and at the same time, it’s looking at a shift in [...]

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Spain’s Most Famous Wave is Under Serious Threat

Spain’s Most Famous Wave is Under Serious Threat

Mundaka on a classic day in 2011. Work on the sand removal began recently, and will almost certainly have a major effect on the wave. Photo: (L) Jose V. Glez. Mundaka is one of Europe’s finest waves. The world famous left hander spins its way past the quiet Basque countryside, where all the elements have [...]

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The First Pipeline Masters: How It All Began

The First Pipeline Masters: How It All Began

December 16th, 1971

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Jack O’Neill Introduces the Wetsuit, Revolutionizes Winter Surfing

Jack O’Neill Introduces the Wetsuit, Revolutionizes Winter Surfing

Editor’s Note: Disruptors is a series powered by Oakley that identifies the thirty most groundbreaking moments in surf history. Check out more historic moments here. Thank this man for your warmth. Photo: O’Neill Archives Date: Fall of 1952. Location: Jack O’Neill’s “Surf Shop,” in San Francisco, California. Moment: Jack O’Neill invents the wetsuit which allows surfers to stay in the water year-round, around [...]

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Doc Paskowitz and the Path of the Nomad: The Beginning of a Life on the Road

Doc Paskowitz and the Path of the Nomad: The Beginning of a Life on the Road

Editor’s Note: Disruptors is a new series powered by Oakley that identifies the thirty most groundbreaking moments in surf history.  Home, school, and everything in between. Photo: Facebook/Paskowitz Family Date: Late August, 1956 Moment: Doc Paskowitz leaves for Israel in one of the first steps towards a lifestyle that would inspire people around the world. Location: Hawaii International Airport [...]

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Wedge Explodes for 4th of July Weekend

Wedge Explodes for 4th of July Weekend

Crowds come out in droves when a big swell coincides with a holiday weekend. While a number of the world’s-best hopped flights to J-Bay and Puerto Escondido, there were crowds aplenty to fill our local lineups. If you knew where to look this 4th of July weekend, southern California offered as many drops and beatings as a Puerto session right here at home.

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Coco Ho Tells The Inertia About Getting Naked For ESPN’s Body Issue

Coco Ho Tells The Inertia About Getting Naked For ESPN’s Body Issue

When the list of athletes for ESPN the Magazine‘s annual “The Body Issue” was unveiled, we were excited to see one of our favorite athletes on the list. Sure, there are the obvious reasons…but, above all, we were excited because we feel that she has the perfect personality to make the most of an opportunity like this, not taking herself too seriously…

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Shangri La: Is Strange Rumblings The New Endless Summer?

Shangri La: Is Strange Rumblings The New Endless Summer?

It’s absolutely gorgeous, for one. And while these aesthetically-pleasing “cinematic” takes on the surf film may be flooding your feeds as of late, Globe Creative Director Joe G’s style and execution (at least from the trailer and past films) is always cleaner, and more consistent. But, more importantly, they are taking surf further, and deeper into [...]

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Jay Moriarity’s Iron Cross Wipeout Puts Mavericks on the Map

Jay Moriarity’s Iron Cross Wipeout Puts Mavericks on the Map

Editor’s Note: Disruptors is a series powered by Oakley that identifies the thirty most groundbreaking moments in surf history. Check out more historic moments here. The shot heard around the world. Jay Moriarity’s wave at Maverick’s landed him on the cover of SURFER Magazine. Photo: GrindTV Date: December 19, 1994 Place: Maverick’s, Half Moon Bay, California The Moment: 16-year-old [...]

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