We know what you're thinking. It's Wednesday afternoon, and you're thinking, "I would LOVE to watch someone get barreled, about 10 to 15 times, in crystal clear, freezing cold waters. Perhaps some of it in slow motion." Don't worry, we're here to make your dreams come true. Well… Pete Devries is. Watch his latest trip to Haida Gwaii (islands north of his native Vancouver) here.
Once upon a right point break, there was a little contest called the Quik Pro. There, the men and women of Hurley descended with high hopes, colorful jerseys and the will to win — and, of course, we got it all on film. Take a look back at the beginning of the 2013 World Tour, which was a whirlwind of fun, surf and meat pies. From the ASP Awards Banquet, John John's unfortunate ankle injury, to Michel Bourez's impressive Semi Finals finish, it was a great time to be on the Gold Coast of Australia. The good news is that the film roll is still reeling, so you can be sure there will be more #TOURNOTES in your future. Like what you saw? Shop our athlete's favorite stuff in our all new athlete stores.
The swell finally showed up for the Rincon Classic, and when it did, Conner Coffin, local boy and proud owner of a flowing mullet, was there to greet it. Conner won the locals-only event in glassy, at times head high conditions, thanks in large part to his man-hacks and man-carves that make him look well beyond his 19 years when in the lineup. Congrats to Conner on this win, which was not only rad on a competitve level, but also on a meaningful, community level. For the full write up, visit Surfline. Photo: Surfline/Aroyan
After watching his mother battle (and survive!) breast cancer, Julian Wilson has made breast cancer awareness a priority. Every March, to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Australia, Julian raises awareness with the color pink. This year, Julian's mom has designed a special pair of Phantom Creates for him to wear at Snapper, the first World Tour event of the year. You can find these shorts and the rest of Julian's pink favorites on his store: hurley.com/JulianWilson.
Every year the ASP Awards Banquet gets the world's best surfers together and has them looking, well, their best. We threw our team on a big bus, made them walk the red carpet (some more begrudgingly than others — we're lookin' at you John John), and then proceeded to have a ball! Check it all out here, in our second installment of #TOURNOTES, your look inside life on the World Tour. Congrats to John John, who took home Rookie of the Year and for the first time ever wore a suit that wasn't a wetsuit (it was a fitted Hugo Boss, we'll have you know). Other huge congrats go to Ace, Carissa and Lakey who also took home awards. Click through for more photos from the star-studded affair and to see who won what.
Through The Lens is the latest film project from Rob Machado. This cinematic endeavor chronicles art, music, surf and adventures like only Rob sees it. The first installment is set to release in early April and centers around SF-based artist Jay Nelson who specializes in high-qulaity and high-functioning tree houses and camper shells (check out some of his work, it's incredible). The other day Jay and Rob got together to fix up Rob's surf van (right) and make it look a little more like Jay's (left), with cameras rolling the whole time… For a full gallery of stills, visit our Facebook page and stay tuned for the real deal, dropping early April with more installments throughout the year.
Another successful Surfboard Demo just went down at Salt Creek with the Capo Valley High School Surf Team. The boys and girls wolfed down donuts, chose their favorite Hurley/Stacey/Doc Lausch/T. Patterson board from the Phantom Van and proceeded to surf their brains out in some fun hollow peaks. Check the photos for some of the best surf we've seen so far this tour.
Fresh off the internet presses, Danezaun.com chronicles Dane as he blocks out the pollution and failed Hollywood marriages of Los Angeles and finds some sanity in lineups in the South Bay. Check out Dane's site for sick edits (like this one) and a look into the unique life of a surfer living in a big city.
It's common knowledge that Carissa Moore is an absolute pleasure to watch on a surfboard, which makes sense because she's also just an absolute pleasure in general. In other words, the youngest person to win a World Title (she was just eighteen!) has quickly become our favorite surfer/person/friend. Click 'Full Story' to get to know more about the girl who around the office we simply refer to as "the Hawaiian Angel."