Kepa Acero, reflections after the accident in Mundaka.

When I paddled for that wave, I never thought that could happen.


There’s an old saying we have in surfing: never leave waves to find waves.

Paradise Revealed: Behind The Scenes In Fiji

White sand. Blue water. Hot days and cold drinks. It’s impossible not to love Fiji — and we haven’t even mentioned the waves yet.


Down time at home! @coleyamane

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The CT has a very intense, very demanding schedule and time between events should should be spent relaxing — rookie Zeke Lau didn’t get that memo.

Luis Diaz - Eruption

There is, in fact, something erupting on the Canary Islands. Its name is Luis Diaz.

Fiji Gold

See a swell. Find some flights. Pull the trigger. Go. Strike missions really are that simple.


Go to Winki. Bring some pop. No need to fill us in on the results.

Marc Lacomare

Sometimes your mind slips into a dream during the day. Other times, the moments of your day feel less like reality and more like a dream. Here’s Marc Lacomare and that second definition.


Dunph took some time in the past year to go searching for his idea of paradise. His efforts lead lead him to Bali, Bocas Del Toro and a beautiful little speck in the Caribbean. And that, in turn, lead him to a lot of painting with rail - all of which you can admire here. Paradise may be subjective, but damn does this look good.

Goin' To Da League

That’s right. It’s official. Ezekiel Lau is going to the League in 2017. The League, meaning the World Surf League. Or more specifically, its Championship Tour. For Zeke, this is a dream realized. For other CT competitors, it’s a brand new name to fear. And for everyone else, it’s an opportunity to watch progressive power surfing on a whole new level.

In Going To Da League, Zeke explains exactly what this move means to him. He shares bits of his childhood and invites us into his (shaved) head. He provides us with lessons in both Hawaiian history and auto detailing. And, of course, he flaunts that damn fine surfing that got him here.

It's the long weekend, let's pack up and get livin'

Mikey Wright is no stranger to a Radical Time. The 20-year-old mongrel has a taste for cold beers, fast cars and pumping waves – everyone’s dream, right? Especially on Australia Day Weekend.

Three Minutes Of Fire With Shane Sykes

Instead, we’ll say that it’s going to get you excited. Get you pumped. Get you stoked, possibly. It’ll get you…ah whatever. Press play and get psyched!  

Chasing Australia's Rawest Surfing Confitions

Real quick. Imagine you’re in your early twenties. You’ve just arrived at the biggest accomplishment of your life — something that you’ve been working towards forever, something few people will ever feel, a dream truly realized. Now you’ve got a few months to kick back before diving head-first into a brand new phase of your career. What do?

If you answered: Eh, I don’t know, probably take one of the most dangerous flights in the world in hopes of scoring a few barrels then your name is almost certainly Conner O’Leary.

Jamie Mitchell wins WSL Nazaré Challenge

Skill. Commitment. A little bit of luck, and a whole lot of flare. That's what it takes to win a Big Wave World Tour event. And that's exactly what Jamie Mitchell did today at Nazaré. Photo Credit @ricarbravo

This Wave

It’s amazing when it all comes together. When a storm creates a wave that ripples across an entire ocean, finds its way to a foreign shore and is met by someone who is willing and able to ride it perfectly. The whole process is bizarre. And beautiful. And mostly insane. We couldn’t love it more.

Every wave is unique and, for lack of a better word, they all have personality. In Hawaii, a single one can make or break a career, humble you, hurt you, kill you or create a euphoric experience you’ll never forget. This season, we’re committed to showing you the wildest moments between man and wave meet. Our riders are going to give you raw and honest insight on what made the best (or most brutal) waves they’ve wrangled unique. We’re calling it #ThisWave and we’re inviting you to join us for the ride — follow us on Instagram to do just that.

We will keep this page updated with all the latest #thiswave posts, so keep an eye on it.

Introducing #ThisWave — our way of sharing Hawaii with you this season. Waves here are truly special. A single one can make your career, break your career, humble you, hurt you, kill you or give you a euphoric experience you’ll never forget. They each have their own story and starting now, our riders are going to tell those stories by giving you raw and honest insight on what made the best waves they’ve wrangled unique. To start, here’s @koarothman with a memory of a beautiful mutant from last year. "I wasn’t even sure if #ThisWave was going to be a good one. I was sitting in a weird spot — definitely not where I think the best ones come in — and the sun was going down so it was already kind of dark, but I just whipped it and went anyway. When I got to the bottom, I saw it throwing and realized how big the barrel was. It wasn’t so bad for a wave to come in on.”

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Five Things You Should Know About Pipeline

Pipeline. It’s the most notorious stretch of sea in the world — and for damn good reason. The wave has produced some of the most memorable moments in the history of our beloved surfing. It has also taken a dozen lives, fractured hundreds of bones, broken thousands of boards and completely destroyed even more egos. Simply put, it’s a beast. But it’s a beautiful beast, and one that we adore.

Connor O’Leary And Leonardo Fioravanti Qualify For 2017 World Tour

A season on the World Qualifying Series means a long year. Like, forty-nine events in twenty different nations long. And while not all of those events are must-dos, the relentless pace of the schedule is still enough to drive a man insane. It does, in fact, drive some men insane. But it drives other men to the World Tour.

This year, two of those men are Connor O’Leary and Leonardo Fioravanti.

Risk And Reward: A Note On Progressive Surfing

“I think you have to be ready to break your leg if you want to land a proper air.”

Peaking: Peter Mel

Ever wonder how men can squander up the cajones to paddle into waves as large as 5 story buildings?

Midnight Sun

His first clip to be released since his 2015 Tour ending injury last year, Matt Banting is very much back in the water. Filmed over 2 months in the lead up and during the Quiksilver Pro, Matt hit a series of spots up the east coast of Australia with filmer Jimmy Graham and photographer Peter Boskovic on a mission to redefine and fine­tune his surfing.

The result: 2 minutes 30 seconds of fast paced, flawless, precision surfing. A style of surfing that Matt has becoming synonymous with. Be sure to grab your notebook and a pen fo this one, because Matt’s giving out a free lessons.

The Bah

Check out Jeremy Flores freesurfing at D-Bah during the Quik Pro Gold Coast.

The Eddie: A Lot Can Change in 7 Years

The human body is capable of undergoing massive transformations in that span of time. Revolutions can arise. Empires can fall. Trends can come, and trends can most certainly go. But one thing that cannot change in seven years — or any amount of time, for that matter — is the spirit of The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau surf contest.

The Eddie is GO

The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau will GO this Wednesday, February 10, at Waimea Bay. Organizers gave the event the green light early this-morning after consulting the latest round of forecasting models. This will be the 9th "Eddie" in 31 years. The event was last held in December of 2009, and was won by California's Greg Long.

Organizers anticipate a solid day of surf that will meet the event's strict wave face height requirement of 40 feet, with favorable light winds in the morning, turning light trades by afternoon.

"It has taken us six years to pull the trigger, but this is the first swell we have seen that is truly lining up as an Eddie swell," said Event Director Glen Moncata.

Moncata and the organizing team continue to confer with event patriarch George Downing, who has made the call on every event since its inception.

"As George has famously said, 'The Bay Calls the Day' and that will be Wednesday," added Moncata.

There will be various platforms on which to view the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau:

Watch on www.quiksilver.com/eddie and www.worldsurfleague.com

Via App: WSL App

Tyler Hollmer-Cross at Shipsterns - 2016 TAG Heuer Wipeout of the Year Entry - WSL Big Wave Awards

Tyler Hollmer-Cross (Hobart, Tasmania) slips up and pays some dues at Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania, Australia on August 26, 2015. Video by Tim Bonython. An entry in the TAG Heuer of the Year category of the 2016 WSL Big Wave Awards.

The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Invitees

In collaboration with the Aikau Family, we are pleased to announce the official Invitees and Alternates for the 31st annual Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau at Waimea Bay. Our Invitees will attend the official Opening celebration held on Thursday, December 3rd, 3pm, at Waimea Bay.

Le Bosko's pick from the #Quikpro

"This was one of the most memorable afternoons for me from the #quikpro. I knew the waves would get good as soon as the tide started to push back in and I really wanted to shoot with Jeremy Flores. This was my last day and his as well before bailing to Portugal for the WCT event.

After a few minutes conversation on the phone, Jezza said he would come down for a surf, he had such a hectic, busy day and could have easily brushed me off. It was around 6pm and the light was amazing, the waves were so much fun. Jeremy destroyed it, going for big turns and airs. This was shot just down the track from where the Quiksilver WCT house is situated, not a bad peak to have out the front of your place.

To top off the afternoon, Josh Kerr who was also surfing with Jeremy came in, got dressed and walked over to me with a bag, the bag had a bottle of red wine, baguettes and other goodies. Jeremy came in and we sat and watched the sun go down on an epic afternoon in France."

Leonardo Fioravanti ISA World Games winner and new World Junior Champion

Quiksilver’s rising talent Leonardo Fioravanti (Ita) has been crowned ISA World Junior Champion yesterday night in California (USA).

Gabriel Medina wins the 2015 Quiksilver Pro France

A massive congratulations to Gabriel Medina. His first World Surf League event win for the 2015 season, making for an even more exciting title race with only 2 events remaining. Gabz just dominated the #quikpro from kick off, racking up two 10point rides on the way to the final. Highlights coming soon.

Quiksilver Pro France Round 4 & 5 wrap up

The Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro France, Stop No. 9 on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), ran in pumping conditions, deciding the men’s and women’s Quarterfinalists at Culs Nus. Huge crowds gathered on the water’s edge to witness an epic day of mind-blowing performances from the world’s best surfers.


al·loch·tho·nous (ə-lŏk′thə-nəs) describes an organism that originates from a place different to where it is found.

Born and raised on the Italian peninsula Leonardo Fioravanti is most commonly found in places and situations that some might deem unusual for an Italian.

Originally from the city of Rome, Leo's determination and focus has seen him forge a way into professional surfing. After a serious back injury during the Volcom Pipeline Pro 2015, Leonardo is back and more motivated than ever to finish what he started in 2015.


What you’re witnessing here is Koa Rothman absolutely manhandling the now famous Kandui swell from a few months ago. Check it out.

#2inamillion: Win a Trip for Two to the Quik Pro France
Last year's Quiky Pro saw an epic mix of sand banks along the Baguette Coast aka Les Landes. If you're memory is dusty, here's a select of what went down between heats.
Want to get involved this year? As in a free VIP trip involved?

Ice Cream and Hotdogs! With Leo Fioravanti
While all our Rnd 2 finalists are busy cutting their clip ready for your votes, Stab caught up with #KingOfTheGroms finalist Leo Fioravanti.

You’ve seen the news - Freddy Patacchia wrapped up 11 years on the WCT with style by scoring a 10 in his first heat at Lowers then hit the sand to announce his retirement. After his post-heat interview, he hit the locker rooms to hug it out with his mates… and that’s when the ‘gram got a bit emotional.

Koa Rothman, Nathan Florence and Kiron Jabour took on the Code Red swell at Teahupoo. Check out some darn heavy waves.

Thanks Tahiti

Jeremy Flores is all smiles after his win in Tahiti on one of the most epic waves on the tour.

Jeremy Flores: Winner of Billabong Pro Tahiti

While free surfing at Lakey Peak 8 weeks ago Jeremy Flores suffered a head injury that sidelined him for J-Bay and nearly cost him entry to the Teahupoo event. But a speedy recovery, a safety helmet, and the determination to surf as deep as possible in the barrel allowed him to not only compete, but win, the Teahupoo event against current World Champion, Gabriel Medina. Congratulations, Jeremy!

When From Rome

Leo Fioravanti has spent most of the year in rehab for a back injury during the Backdoor Shootout at Pipe. He's now back in the surf and charging towards his goal of one day joining the WSL tour.

Bali's Big Eco Weekend 2015

Mark Richards first visited Bali in 1981 for the Om Bali Pro held at Kuta Beach and back then there wasn’t really much going on except the locals doing what they do and the occasional surfer. When he headed up to Ulus, he felt he’d struck gold. And that stoke rush seeing the Uluwatu line-up never changes no matter what year it is, where you’re from, or your board of choice.

Cruising Down The Islands

Skateboarders have Barcelona and surfers have the Mentawais. Marc Lacomare recently did a 10 day boat trip in the Mentawais - and it looks like it was a good one.

Pumping Conditions on Day 5 of Quiksilver Pro Saquarema


Initial Quarterfinalists decided at QS 10,000 event at Praia de Itauna, Brazil.


On Saturday, competition continued in pumping surf with waves in the 4-6 foot range (1.5–2 meters) at Praia de Itauna for Day 5 of the 2015 Quiksilver Pro Saquarema presented by Powerade. An overnight build in swell, sunny skies and offshore winds provided a great start to the World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 event. 

Crispy Grindz

After busting his back in February, Leonardo Fioravanti is working his ass off to get back to more of this..

It's Mike, not Mikey

JIMMY - the film guy

Mikey and I were in Hawaii for the late season. It was mid-January and everyone was talking about this giant swell coming to hit the North Shore. So big that there was a chance of the The Eddie running. At the same time, Banting and Andrew Shields were trying to pull a crew together to go to P-Pass and wanted me to come film. The same swell was due to hit there a few days later and everything looked pretty perfect. I asked Mikey if he wanted to come and he was psyched.

Jesse Mendes - In Chile

The benefits of taking on icy Chilean waters is an uncrowded lineup. Check out a suited and booted Jesse Mendes making the most of it.


Quiksilver Indo's Nyoman Sastrawan; known as "Komo" has just arrived back from his 6 week trip in Oz. Komo is from Nusa Lembongan and begun his surfing on waves such as Lacerations, Shipwrecks and Playgrounds.

The past six weeks in Australia gave Komo an opportunity to free surf some of the Gold Coast's best waves including Snapper and Dbah. In between free surfs Komo had a chance to train with Robbie Sherwell and Mitch Coleborn to sharpen his skills and competitive instinct.

Komo was lucky to get a spot in the prestigious Alleyway Classic and Ma and Pa Bendall Memorial contest making his way through to round 2 in both events.

Leo Fioravanti: Jesus Balcony View

Leo Fioravanti enjoying a sunset session at Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.

Jeremy Flores - Euro Swells

While the Pipeline Masters are soon to kick off on the other side of the planet, it's the North Atlantic coastlines of France, Spain and Portugal that have been firing and on home turf, Jeremy Flores just dropped a clip showing the rest of us what we missed in Euro-land.

Meet the team and party at the Quiksilver Pro France

If you're in Hossegor for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro France between the 23 September - 6 October come and meet the team and check out the live music and DJs. Good times.

Quik Pro France defending champion, Mick Fanning

Mick Fanning (AUS) 32, won the Quiksilver Pro France 2013 in an action packed final over Gabriel Medina (BRA) 19, in 3-4Ft (1 metre) waves at the back up venue of Le Penon in Seignosse.

Jeremy Flores free surfs in Africa

Jeremy Flores has made the most of his trip to Africa free surfing uncrowded glassy rights.

A chat with Bosko: froth lord of surf photography

You’ll be hard pressed to meet someone who froths out as much as Bosko. Peter Boskovic has been shooting for over 25 years yet after most sessions his arms will be flailing and his eyes bugging as he talks you through what was happening out in the water. It’s sick. And he’ll be the first person in the carpark at dawn the next day to do it all again, guaranteed.


One of the best ways to keep an eye on our team riders is on Instagram. They're spread far and wide across the globe. Just this past week, there's the team riders keeping busy on lay days during the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro in Western Australia; our young guns having fun in Ecuador competing in the ISA World Junior Surfing Championship; Matt Banting making his way from LA down to Mexico ... and Dane building a pigeon coop at home in California.

Leonardo Fioravanti - I Surf Italian Ep01

In the first of a new ongoing series from XTreme Video, we meet 16 year-old Italian surfer, Leonardo Fioravanti, one of the best junior surfers in the world recently crowned the 2013 ASP European Junior Champion and has the personality to match. He has travelled the world surfing perfect waves, speaks four languages fluently…

Mick Fanning Wins Fourth Quiksilver Pro France, Solidifies WCT Rankings Lead

Mick Fanning (AUS) 32, has just won the Quiksilver Pro France in an action packed final over Gabriel Medina (BRA) 19, in 3-4Ft (1 metre) waves at the back up venue of Le Penon in Seignosse.

Stop No.8 of 10 on the ASP World Championship Tour, the Quiksilver Pro France juggled with a difficult forecast to showcase the World’s Best surfers in quality waves over the two iconic spots of La Graviere and Le Penon.

Jake Marshall Wins King of The Groms World Final

It’s a tradition now, the Quiksilver King of the Groms final is held during theQuiksilver Pro France and gathers every year, the under 16 world’s best surfers.

This year, the King of the Groms was inaugurating a new digital qualification format. After posting a video featuring their best waves, the kids were selected for the great final in France by a regional jury made of surf industry professionals and public. Finally, 15 groms travelled to France along with 3 wildcards to compete in the 2013 Quiksilver King of the Groms.

After surfing 3 non elimination rounds each, every surfer was ranked by the official ASP judges according to his performances on his 3 best waves. A the end, the top 3 groms were allowed to surf the final today at La Gravière, Hossegor.

Event’s revelation Jake Marshall (USA) defeated the new Asp Junior European Champion Leonardo Fioravanti thanks to a great wave surfed in the dying seconds of the heat and awarded by the final’s highest score – 8,77 points out of 10. Despite surfing strong and scoring the only 10 point ride of the competition, Fioravanti takes the KOTG second place whileKanoa Igarashi places third. Marshall, a 14 years old surfer from Cardiff by the sea in California, becomes the new King of the Groms after Mikey Wright, Gabriel Medina, Jeremy Flores or Aritz Aranburu in the past years.

Day 2 Highlights – Quiksilver Pro France 2013 & King of the Groms

The Quiksilver Pro France re-started this morning in clean 3Ft surf at the back-up location of Le Penon in Seignosse, South-West France. The remaining seven heats of Round 2 were completed in playful rights and lefts for the pleasure of the capacity crowds who witnessed excellent performances from the World’s Best.

Dinner For Deux – A Short Film Starring Dane Reynolds & Craig Anderson: Part 2

The skies grew darker by the day, the winds grew stronger with each gust. We seemingly went from surfing for hours a day to an hour. This did not hinder Dane’s surfing from flourishing. Blame it on a better batch of boards, a hankering for raw waves, or his god-given talent, but Dane destroyed France. Maybe it was the idleness of the lifestyle, the constant roaming, but something light a fire under him. And Ando trailed closely behind. His game, an avalanche of skill stoked by his gypsy lifestyle, wowed the odd nudist with impeccable airs and stylish barrels.

Round 1 Highlights – Quiksilver Pro France 2013

The ASP World Title Race resumed this morning on the opening day of the Quiksilver Pro France, with the world’s best surfers taking on clean 3-4Ft A-frames at the back-up location of Seignosse Le Penon.

Event No.8 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour, the Quiksilver Pro France showcases professional surfing’s heroes in some of the best beachbreaks on the planet. With only two more events left this year, both World Title contenders and surfers outside the Top22 consider the Quiksilver Pro France with the utmost importance.

Short Film Starring Dane Reynolds & Craig Ando

Ten days into our adventure, it became crystal clear… We had played into the French cliché perfectly. Adorning the surfboards and wetsuits of our van’s occupants, was the most perfect bundle of wine and cheese a non-European ever did see. It sat so delicately atop the gear, coddled by Red cameras and half the sand of Graviere. We all cherished it, having put in so much deliberation into the gathering of it’s contents, and were all holding our breathe for its execution. Our pride, our joy, our lifeforce… was a fruitbasket.

While the first week of waves had satiated our appetites aplenty, the swift kick of Fall’s winds and rain had misted our team with disillusion. Were we here to surf Europe’s world-class beach breaks, or were we merely entertaining our journey into French culture? Long hours were spent driving through dark forests, hoping the right opening would lead us to a promising sandbar. We drove north, south, east and west searching for answers. The countryside deceived us, telling us to try our hands at gastronomy, sightseeing, relaxing. We spent nights in the mountains, stargazing and living the life of yesteryear. We sipped wine at dusk in ancient harbours. We pinched our noses to the purest of pates. And we traversed kilometer after kilometer of empty road, searching… To Be continued.


ESPN Films announces the return of the Peabody award-winning film series 30 For 30 with Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau, a 2013 Tribeca Film Festival selection, which will premiere on ESPN/ESPN HD on Tuesday, October 1, at 8 p.m. ET/5pm PT.  Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau is directed by Sam George (Riding Giants) and produced by Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and Z-Boys) and Paul Taublieb (The Vow).

Slow Dance Leftovers – The Photos

Throughout the 2 years of filming and traveling for Slow Dance, plenty of photos were shot that may have never been seen. Enjoy some insight from throughout the journey. Photos by Morgan Masseen, Dane Reynolds, Craig Anderson & friends.

Slow Dance is available on DVD.

Kelly Slater Takes ASP Title Race Lead

Having reached the final of the 6th stop on the 2013 ASP World Tour, Kelly Slater is back at the frontrunner position on the ASP ratings. The 11 time world champion has now 1050 points more than his only opponent for the 2013 crown, Mick Fanning (Aus), while there are still 4 events to go this season. In the Final, Kelly Slater was defeated by Adrian Buchan (Aus) by 18.94 pts vs 17.90. Earlier, in the semis, Ace Buchan had pulled out Fanning out of the contest and helped Slater to jump on the ranking first position.

Jake Sylvester

Jake Sylvester, just claimed the title of 2013 Rangi Pro Junior event champion over Mitch Parkinson in solid 6 foot stand up barrels in the Tuamotu atolls in French Polynesia.

This is Sylvester’s second win in a row on the ASP Australasian Pro Junior Series after he took out the season opening event at Surfest in his hometown of Newcastle. Sylvester was unstoppable this week, consistently posting big scores with a combination of deep tubes and explosive turns.

Matt Banting Somewhere Near Newcastle, NSW

With time on his side after the WQS Europe leg, Matt Banitng jumped in the car with his dad for some free surfs down the coast of New South Wales. Pulling out of the driveway they headed south ditching Matt’s hometown of Port Macquarie with their sites set on Newcastle to meet up with Ozzie surf photog Peter “Bosko” Boskovic. Fun times were had and some great shots taken…

Quiksilver Team Go Big at Surfer Poll Awards

The biggest night in surfing took place last night at the 42nd annual Surfer Poll Awards at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu. Awards are presented to top surfers, movies and performances of the year, as voted on by fans.

The Quiksilver team had an awesome night bringing in 4 top wins.

Kelly Slater brought home the win for Best Men’s Surfer of the Year. This award marks his 18th Surfer Poll No.1 Award, spanning back to 1993.

“Obviously I’m stoked, its been a long time with a lot of support from a lot of people,” said Slater. “It’s nice to be recognized by the surfing community and to come out at the top position. I’m surprised John John didn’t get first. I also thought Dane was going to get it this year—maybe next year. I think they split each other’s votes. They stole the election from each other.”

A Poolside Love Affair

Stab Mag challenged us to build the ultimate pair of trunks. The process was an easy one. We pulled out some boardshorts from the ancient hall, reupholstered them and took them to the godfather of boardshorts. He looked over them, turned them inside out, blessed them with a puff of smoke and we were on our way. He also mumbled something about them being "boardshorts, not trunks". If you love them, then vote for us!!  Click here to Vote


SurfGroms hit the water at Currumbin on the Gold Coast.. Click through to view the full article

Dane Reynolds’ “Excerpt”

'Excerpt' is fragments from a couple of Dane's most recent Marine Layer Production. Track 1 is Tops - Evening. Track 2 is Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti - Underground.