“Are you kidding me!” was the phrase of choice for the commentators on the final day of the Volcom Pipe Pro. After utter perfection the day before, Pipe and Backdoor were a little meaner and bigger on finals day, but there were some ridiculous performances from the likes of Jamie O’Brien, Bruce Irons, Makai McNamara and of course the winner, Kelly Slater. (All 4 made the final). Jamie’s one wave at Pipeline had Kelly quoted as saying it was the best Pipe wave he had ever seen. So sit back and watch the show…
Volcom Pipe Pro Official Results
Shown in order of 1st through 4th. Surfers from Hawaii unless otherwise noted.
1st – Kelly Slater (USA) $16,000 and 3000 pts
2nd – Jamie O’Brien (HAW) $10,000 and 2250 pts
3rd – Makai McNamara (HAW) $4,750 and 1680 pts
4th – Bruce Irons (HAW) $4,250 and 1580 pts
If like me, you are sitting in a boiling hot South Africa and dreaming of deep Pow and colder climes, you might not want to watch this video. Filled with the most glorious powder conditions you could ever dream of, it has me pining for some snowboarding action.
Explore Japan with GoPro athletes John Jackson and Chris Benchetler as they seek to find a moment of perfection in the snow. Follow the journey from the bustling city of Tokyo, to the rural beauty in Hakuba, and finally to the wintery north island of Hokkaido as they find endless fields of untracked powder.
By now you should have seen at least one super session of video from the magical right hander in Micronesia. One of the most expensive and longest trips as a South African surfer, but hells, just watch this session with Jay Davies and you will be booking tickets and packing your bags! P-Pass is simply mind blowing.
As a surfer we all know our history and that of the Hawaiian Islands and how the royalty of that island change started surfing. I think it is safe to say that we have all imagined meeting an Hawaiian princess and watching her magically transform the waves into a wonderland of the imagination. The amazing thing, is that Hawaiian Princess is real and her name is, Kelia Moniz. Now this may just be my recent induction into the world of Longboarding, but how amazing is this video and how graceful does Kelia look in the water?
Kelia ‘Sister’ Moniz is the epitome of effortless style and grace. Our favorite lady logger had mastered the art of hanging ten at an early age. With equal parts happiness and humility, the multi-talented Hawaiian has become one of the most versatile surfers, notching up back to back 2012 and 2013 World Titles.
This is one of those waves I dream about. To be honest I would have to put some serious training in to be able to handle it at this size. Would be worth every last minute of sacrifice and training though. As a natural footer, P-Pass has to be very near the top of your must surf before I die wave list. (Great track playing to.)
INSIDE OUT – Barreled from all angles in Micro… starring Alex & Koa Smith + Sam Martin.
Every year there is a new surf spot that pops up on the radar with online videos and stories hitting the zines and Magazines. Angola seems to be the new perfect surf zone for 2013. With 2 groups of South Africans already weighing in with their videos, I have been patiently waiting for this to drop from a mixed team of Euros and Dane Gudauskas. Great edit, story and some pretty cool waves.
A film about exploration and surfing in the heart of Angola. It is in the hard moments, the moments when flights are missed and bus tickets bought, food is scarce but conversation is plentiful, cars are stuck but waves are just over the next dune, that the beauty of travel becomes apparent. It is in these moments that you learn to let go, to succumb to the wills of the road, and to allow life to happen around you and take in every experience. It was days of the most arduous travel any of had ever experienced, and in a moment it was washed away with the first wave- Kevin Voegtlin