San Diego definitely knows how to have a good time, and the first Rip My Shred Stick stop of 2013 was proof of that! Almost a hundred kids came down to Mission Beach and Sun Diego Boardshop and set a great standard for the rest of the tour. Click 'Full Story' for details.
You may have heard the whispers. Caught wind of a muttered parking lot conversation. Heard of something new on the surf media horizon. Well, look not at the horizon, young surf enthusiast, for it has arrived. What Youth is here. Their site is up and running and pumping out the goods. It's surf, it's life on the run, it's story telling and most importantly it's "the triumphant return of fun". On top of all that, What Youth is producing Dear Suburbia, Kai Neville's latest, which will premiere at the US Open of Surfing (come party with us!), the first issue of their quarterly magazine comes out in June and Conner Coffin, Yadin Nicol and Evan Gesielman are all part of the crew. You see, What Youth is important, so chuck it up there on that bookmark bar, and stay tuned for more.
Surfer Magazine just dropped a new flick in conjunction with their new Hot 100 issue. The movie features the world's best young surfers (including our favorites — Miguel Pupo, Evan Geiselman, Conner Coffin, Dane Zaun, Cooper Chapman, Beau Foster, Kai HIng, Jake Marshall, Kaulana Apo and Sammy Pupo) in locations all over the globe. Give it a watch here, and if you like what you see, download the movie for free over at surfermag.com.
Kai Neville, maker of game-changing surf films, is at it once again with Dear Suburbia. Produced by new media venture What Youth and founding member Neville, Dear Suburbia is set to premiere in August during the US Open of Surfing. Until then, enjoy this first in a series of prequels shot in Japan featuring Conner Coffin and Yadin Nicol among others. Says Conner of the trip: "Japan was one of the best trips I've ever been on. It was a really good crew and super cultural experience. The waves we scored were a bonus!" Watch the prequel at whatyouth.com.
Having worked with Channel Island's Al Merrick most of his life, Conner knows a thing or two about surfboards and has come to understand what really makes them work. In this latest post, Conner reviews his weapon of choice for overhead, juicy, Hawaiian surf. Click here for the scoop.
Fresh off his win at Pipe, Conner has been staying busy and adjusting back to the chilly Southern California water. He seems to be assimilating just fine. Photo: PK
All the time put into this year's North Shore season paid off for Conner Coffin as he took home the win at the first-ever Pipeline Pro Junior event, defeating Koa Smith, Ezekiel Lau and Jake Halstead in the final. Although the weather wasn't great, the waves were subpar and the event was held at Gums instead of Pipe, a win's a win and Conner celebrated like a Fat Boy Surf Camp member should at Lei Lei's. Well done, Conner!
For most, it's either big, medium or grom-sized. For others, anything that screws in will work. But for the elite few, it comes down to foils, concaves, flex, templates, carbon-fiber-ness, etc. Welcome to the wonderful world of surfboard fins. Instead of pretending we actually know what we're talking about, we're just going to pass you along to one of our resident experts in the field, Conner Coffin, and let him explain which fins really work and what type of waves they work in. Head over to youngwisetails.com for Conner's first in a series of board and fin talks.
Our guys have been getting some serious love from the wordsmiths over at Stab Magazine as of late. This time, Conner Coffin, who's currently down at the Australian Open of Surfing in Manly Beach, landed the Full Frame you see above. According to Stab, Conner's been feasting on some Italian cuisine, catching 100 waves a session with no one else around and working on a new and improved air game (which seems to be coming along rather nicely). For the full scoop, head over to stabmag.com.
Conner talks about growing up in Santa Barbara surfing point breaks, and how that approach has shaped his style -- one that flashes more power than pop.