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Mutant slabs and sustainable growing with Fergal Smith

Mutant slabs and sustainable growing with Fergal Smith

By Jan Bernard What comes to your mind when you think of Ireland? Green landscapes, Leprechaun's, or the traditional Irish Pub where you can enjoy a cold Guiness while listening to Molly Mallone? There are many things we could mention, but probably the wave quality and hardcore surfers that charg...

At the start of the 2015 season, we will change our name to the World Surf Leagu…

At the start of the 2015 season, we will change our name to the World Surf League (WSL).

To the ASP community We’re making this change because we believe the new name is easier to understand, and gets us on a better track to serve our fans, athletes and partners, and to grow the great sport of professional surfing worldwide. There’s been a lot of change in the last two years. Part...

Kristal Hernandez: Super Surf Girl And 2014 National Champion

Kristal Hernandez: Super Surf Girl And 2014 National Champion

  By: Isaac Avila Translation: Heido Sundstrom Surfing has grown considerably in recent years and there are more and more children and young people starting to practice it. Many do it for sport, for fashion, or for the lifestyle, but then there are some that practice surfing as a vocation,...

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At the start of the 2015 season, we will change our name to the World Surf League (WSL).

At the start of the 2015 season, we will change our name to the World Surf Leagu…

To the ASP community We’re making this change because we believe the new name is easier to understand, and gets us on a better track to serve our fans, athletes and partners, and to grow the great sport of professional surfing worldwide. There’s been a lot of change in the last two years. Part...

Kristal Hernandez: Super Surf Girl And 2014 National Champion

Kristal Hernandez: Super Surf Girl And 2014 National Champion

  By: Isaac Avila Translation: Heido Sundstrom Surfing has grown considerably in recent years and there are more and more children and young people starting to practice it. Many do it for sport, for fashion, or for the lifestyle, but then there are some that practice surfing as a vocation,...

Raul Medina: National Champion (Open Category)

Raul Medina: National Champion (Open Category)

Interview by: Mario Dillanes Translation: Heido Sundstrom It hasn’t been an easy road for Raul Medina. Out of those that have surfed beaches like Zicatela or Sayulita, he’s found it hard to receive the attention that his surfing deserves. Thanks to his determination to become the best, however...

Escocia Epic

Escocia Epic

Filmmaker Chris McClean, photographer Al Mackinnon, and surfers Noah Lane and Matt Smith had been shooting a project for the brand Finisterre on the mainland of Scotland when the forecast turned bad. Not ones to be discouraged, they hopped in a boat and headed out to the islands, tiny outposts in ...

The Bar Between Two Waters...In Search Of The Perfect Peak

The Bar Between Two Waters...In Search Of The Perfect Peak

By: Isaac Avila Translation by: Heido Sundstrom Barra de Coyuca, Guerrero – Armed with nothing but a backpack containing all the necessary provisions for a short cruise, we arrived at the taxi station to catch a ride that would take us from downtown Acapulco to the secret spot approximately ha...

Historic Swell In Puerto Escondido

Historic Swell In Puerto Escondido

  By: Angelo Lozano Photos: Edwin Morales, Daniel Nava Translation: Heido Sundstrom On Friday, the first day of the swell, I caught a great wave but stayed inside the tube and wasn’t able to exit successfully, snapping my 8’2” Linden gun in the process. It was only the second session I ha...

Fergal Smith Gets Tubed on one of the Biggest Mullaghmore Paddle Days Ever

Fergal Smith Gets Tubed on one of the Biggest Mullaghmore Paddle Days Ever

Filmmaker Chris McClean traveled to Ireland this winter as the Atlantic went ballistic with three giant storms in two weeks. There were power cuts, floods, and cancelled ferries. And some great waves. Mullaghmore reared its ugly head for one of the biggest paddle sessions the spot has ever seen a...

On The Hunt For Uncharted Waves with Oli Adams and Micah Lester

On The Hunt For Uncharted Waves with Oli Adams and Micah Lester

Taking professional athletes from action sports, this episode features surfers Micah Lester and Oli Adams, as the pair seek undiscovered surfing spots in the Outer Hebrides.  The pair only had a two day window to film in so, as Oli said, they were slightly 'at the mercy of the surf gods', bu...

2014 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang By: Cristian Madrid

2014 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang By: Cristian Madrid

  From July 1st – August 15th, 2014, twelve of the best surfers from around the world and twelve of the best local surfers will fight against themselves and against the fast, hollow waves of Padang Padang, Bali for a chance to be crowned the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang champion and take home ...

The 2014 Mr. Price Pro Ballito Kicks Off In South Africa

The 2014 Mr. Price Pro Ballito Kicks Off In South Africa

Translation: Heido Sundstrom So begins one of the most anticipated events of the year—a beach festival where the main attraction is the surfing but that also features a plethora of art and surf culture activities.  This year’s favorite is Mr. Jordy Smith, who will face some of the...

Fergal Smith episode 9 now live on Line9 channel.

Fergal Smith episode 9 now live on Line9 channel.

In this episode we find Fergal out in County Clare surfing g some great summer waves, before heading over to drop off Moys fields’ newest pigs, Hazel and Willow. 

The good, the bad and the ugly Of the los Cabos Open of Surf

The good, the bad and the ugly Of the los Cabos Open of Surf

THE GOOD THE WAVES – Overall, we had good waves throughout the competition, averaging 3 – 5 ft. Zippers behaved well with competitors and gave them many good moments. THE MUSIC – “Caravan to Cabo” brought us six good bands from Southern California who, together with the Venezuelan band, Amigos...

ASAYA BRUSA ADVANCES TO SECOND ROUND AT THE LOS CABOS OPEN OF SURF

ASAYA BRUSA ADVANCES TO SECOND ROUND AT THE LOS CABOS OPEN OF SURF

  With good wave selection and consistent tricks, Asaya Brusa faced off against experienced surfers like Brazilian Silvana Lima, Alana Blanchard and Chandler Parr in this morning’s heat. With 4.83 and 4.03 waves, Brusa was able to score an 8.86, which allowed her to surpass Parr’s 7.17 sc...

Javier Jimenez, From Sayulita, Places Third At The 2014 Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race

Javier Jimenez, From Sayulita, Places Third At The 2014 Santa Monica Pier Paddle…

Translation: Heido Sundstrom The Paddleboard (SUP) has really taken off around the world and, in Mexico, there’s no exception. The town of Sayulita (in the state of Nayarit) has been the spot where top athletes and the elite of this sport have excelled. Many of them have also participated in in...

Todos Santos Bay, Mexico Named A World Surfing Reserve

Todos Santos Bay, Mexico Named A World Surfing Reserve

Translation: Heido Sundstrom After celebrating International Surfing Day, the party continues this June 21st, 2014 at Playa San Miguel in a historic event in which the beach will officially be named a World Surfing Reserve, becoming the sixth protected beach in the world to discourage the illog...

Surf Community Project For All

Surf Community Project For All

Translation: Heido Sundstrom In various parts of Mexico, there’s a program that has begun working with boys and girls to promote youth surfing, both as a fun activity as well as a sport for their health and physical and mental development, with everyone working in and for their community. L...

Here's How You Shatter a World Record in Style

Here's How You Shatter a World Record in Style

Endless Ride, Ep. 6 The big day for breaking the record for the longest wave ever ridden on a windsurf board has finally arrived. In Chicama Peru, the longest wave in the world, The swell is big, the winds are right, and everyone is in place: cameras, boats, and official witnesses. Now it's up to...

8 episode of Fergal Smith´s Growing now live

8 episode of Fergal Smith´s Growing now live

In episode 8 we find Fergal heading over to the west coast to surf the epic left-handers he grew up with, before he meets up with his old mate and sustainable builder Willie Mac. 

Erendira, michoacan and the 2014 national surfing champions

Erendira, michoacan and the 2014 national surfing champions

 Translation: Heido Sundstrom   After five days of action, excitement, good waves and a lot of adrenaline, the Mexican National Surfing Games came to a close this past Sunday at Playa Erendira, located in Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan. This event defined the Mexican National Selection tha...

Eleventh Annual Fiestas De Mayo National Junior Pro 2014 In Manzanillo, Colima

Eleventh Annual Fiestas De Mayo National Junior Pro 2014 In Manzanillo, Colima

Translation: Heido Sundstrom The Colima State Extreme Sports Association (DEEC, for its initials in Spanish) recently organized the first of three events in the national children’s circuit taking place in that state. Playa Olas Altas was the setting for the first of these events, with waves...

Brand new episode of Fergal Smith’s Growing now live

Brand new episode of Fergal Smith’s Growing now live

In this video we find out from Fergal how the sea can provide for your garden, using seaweed in his community garden, followed by a bout on his new single fin at the Cliffs. 

Micha Surf School & Surfboards Celebrates  Surfing Kids 2014

Micha Surf School & Surfboards Celebrates Surfing Kids 2014

Translation: Heido Sundstrom On Saturday, May 17th, a surfing celebration for kids was held on the sunny sands of Acapulco, Guerrero, because one day—National Children’s Day (Aril 30th)—just isn’t enough! The kids were ready to have fun and Playa Revolcadero was ready to receive them, as were t...

State Champions Of The Third Annual Copa Universitaria De Surf Uagro 2014

State Champions Of The Third Annual Copa Universitaria De Surf Uagro 2014

Translation: Heido Sundstrom This past Sunday, the exciting finals of the twelve categories that competed in the third edition of the Copa Universitaria de Surfing UAGro (UAGro University Surfing Cup). This state championship drew nearly one hundred competitors from Zihuatanejo and Acapulco tha...

Making things look cool with Drew Brophy

Making things look cool with Drew Brophy

  Interview by Jan Bernard If you have ever surfed through the Internet and tagged surf art you must have come across Drew Brophy’s paintings.  I remember the first time I saw his work, it absolutely blew my mind.  Not to wonder that Drew’s profession as he describes it: "It's my ...

Australia becomes triple world champions in the isa world stand-up paddle and paddleboard championship  While Mexico places sixth overall

Australia becomes triple world champions in the isa world stand-up paddle and pa…

Translation: Heido Sundstrom Amazing! For the third straight year in a row, the Australian SUP team wins First Place at the 2014 ISA World Stand-Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship, celebrated in Nicaragua this past week. The Australian team won eight of the twelve Gold Medals for teams and ...

Brand new episode of Fergal Smith’s Growing now live

Brand new episode of Fergal Smith’s Growing now live

Ferg visits his childhood friend Eamon and we get to look around his workshop. Eamon shows us how to whittle a wooden spoon and Ferg gets his new stick! Enjoy! Subscribe to Line9: All music by Eamonn O'Sullivan -www.newoldwoodshop.ie Spoons Section - Idol Times Wave Section - Henry Dufont Li...

The battle has begun... The 2014 reef acapulco pro surf open presented by monster

The battle has begun... The 2014 reef acapulco pro surf open presented by monste…

Translation: Heido SundstromThere’s no deadline that can’t be met and this Thursday morning, the highly anticipated Reef Acapulco Pro Surf Open (presented by Monster) kicked off at Playa Bonfil. There were decent waves for both the bodyboarders and shortboarders alike. Municipal Government Office...

In the impact zone with Edwin Morales

In the impact zone with Edwin Morales

Interview by: Jan Bernard Translation: Heido Sundstrom If you think surfing the “MexPipe” is complicated and dangerous, imagine swimming in the middle of the impact zone and dealing with giant sets, rip tides, as well as other surfers. There are few surf photographers with the skills needed to d...

10 questions for Diego Mignot

10 questions for Diego Mignot

1. Where was the first place you ever surfed?Diego Mignot: In a little surf town called Sayulita, Mexico. 2. Do you have any nicknames?DM: Not at the moment... [Laughs] 3. What are your favorite tricks?DM: Aerials, tubes, hitting the lip...everything. [Laughs] 4. Who are the surfers you admir...