There are some rad surfing families out there, the Rothmans, the Hobgoods, the Wrights, the Fletchers, the Lopezs, the Hos … and the Mels. John, Peter and John Mel have saltwater running through their bloodline. John opened Freeline Surf Shop in Santa Cruz in 1969, the year Peter was born. [...]
Yep, Teahupoo is firing right now. Before the CT circus arrived some of our team riders flew to Tahiti for boardshort research and development. Between testing our latest AG47 performance boardies, getting shacked off their melons, product photoshoots and fighting with slow wifi the team somehow managed to share their [...]
Prehistoric landscape, world class surf, welcoming locals, days of rain, Hinano, and poisson cru. Tahiti has a way of making you forget about the creature comforts of home and replaces them with new smells, tastes, and sounds that after a few days absorb you right in. But don’t get too [...]
To get lost (then find themselves), some crew go surfing, some go travelling. In Hoyo’s case, he arrived in Bali, watched the sunset, drank some beers, then got lost in a rice field. Triumphing over adversity, the next day Hoyo paddled out into 10 to 12 foot Uluwatu and got [...]
Call it what you will – getting shacked, pitted, slotted, canned – Mikey Wright grabs the lion’s share of head dips in-between surf trips at his home break in Lennox Head. If you missed Mikey getting experimental and taking a finless sled for a spin, check it out.
An UberSUV loaded with Quiksilver and Roxy gear picked up Oanh and Cory and whisked them away to our Huntington Beach HQ. They shopped at our campus store and enjoyed a break from madness of the Vans US Open of Surfing. Congrats guys. Full details of the competition and prizes can be found here.
We’re all pretty stoked to have Jeffreys Bay back on the ASP World Tour map – but probably no more than locals like Travis Logie who got in some pre-comp surfs with his home team along Durban’s coastline (exact locations kept on the DL). Travis competed in the main event [...]