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Rob Machado Having an Absolute Blast on a 7’0″ Sunday in Mexico
Surfing Mexico

Rob Machado Having an Absolute Blast on a 7’0″ Sunday in Mexico

[embedded content] Rob Machado is, without a doubt, one of the smoothest, most stylish surfers in the world. He’s the epitome of economy of movement, a perfect example of why, exactly, less really is more. Slow is smooth and smooth is fast, as they say, and Rob Machado makes surfing look as fun as it […]

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Jamie O’Brien Surfing ‘the Sketchiest Wave in Hawaii’
Surfing Hawaii

Jamie O’Brien Surfing ‘the Sketchiest Wave in Hawaii’

[embedded content] Jamie O’Brien has surfed a lot of sketchy waves in his time. He’s broken bones, busted ligaments, split his skin, and bled all over a whole lot of reefs over the course of his surfing career, so he’s gotten pretty good at surfing waves that most surfers, for the most part, want no […]

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A Look Back at Italo Ferreira’s Winter on the North Shore
Surfing Hawaii

A Look Back at Italo Ferreira’s Winter on the North Shore

[embedded content] Trips to Hawaii are work for a guy like Italo Ferreira. Hard work. Granted, that’s the approach for every professional surfer who comes to the 7 Mile Miracle between Thanksgiving and the following spring, but Ferreira’s visits tend to have World Titles on the line — something only a very small fraction of surfers […]

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A Look Back at Italo Ferreira’s Winter on the North Shore
Surfing Hawaii

A Look Back at Italo Ferreira’s Winter on the North Shore

[embedded content] Trips to Hawaii are work for a guy like Italo Ferreira. Hard work. Granted, that’s the approach for every professional surfer who comes to the 7 Mile Miracle between Thanksgiving and the following spring, but Ferreira’s visits tend to have World Titles on the line — something only a very small fraction of surfers […]

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Eli Olson Scores a Very Random Off-Season North Shore Swell
Surfing Hawaii

Eli Olson Scores a Very Random Off-Season North Shore Swell

[embedded content] Surfers aren’t exactly flocking to the North Shore of Oahu this time of year. There are fewer bikes along Ke Nui Road than the winter months, while anybody who lives on the south side of the island is revving up for a great summer. But part of the beauty of living on Oahu is […]

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A Look Back at Italo Ferreira’s Winter on the North Shore
Surfing Hawaii

A Look Back at Italo Ferreira’s Winter on the North Shore

[embedded content] Trips to Hawaii are work for a guy like Italo Ferreira. It’s hard work. Granted, that’s the approach for every professional surfer who comes to the 7 Mile Miracle between Thanksgiving and the following spring, but Ferreira’s visits tend to have World Titles on the line — something only a very small fraction of […]

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Eli Olson Scores a Very Random Off-Season North Shore Swell
Surfing Hawaii

Eli Olson Scores a Very Random Off-Season North Shore Swell

[embedded content] Surfers aren’t exactly flocking to the North Shore of Oahu this time of year. There are fewer bikes along Ke Nui Road than the winter months, while anybody who lives on the south side of the island is revving up for a great summer. But part of the beauty of living on Oahu is […]

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Rob Machado Surfing a 7’0″ Sunday In Mexico Is a Thing of Beauty
Surfing Mexico

Rob Machado Surfing a 7’0″ Sunday In Mexico Is a Thing of Beauty

[embedded content] Rob Machado knows a lot about surfboard design. That’s a function of two things: he’s crazy good at surfing, and he’s put in some serious time studying the art of shaping. He’s also not a guy who’s all that interested in creating standard thrusters that a pro might ride on tour, and as […]

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Rob Machado Surfing a 7’0″ Sunday In Mexico Is a Thing of Beauty
Surfing Mexico

Rob Machado Surfing a 7’0″ Sunday In Mexico Is a Thing of Beauty

[embedded content] Rob Machado knows a lot about surfboard design. That’s a function of two things: he’s crazy good at surfing, and he’s put in some serious time studying the art of shaping. He’s also not a guy who’s all that interested in creating standard thrusters that a pro might ride on tour, and as […]

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Rob Machado Surfing a 7’0″ Sunday In Mexico Is a Thing of Beauty
Surfing Mexico

Rob Machado Surfing a 7’0″ Sunday In Mexico Is a Thing of Beauty

[embedded content] Rob Machado knows a lot about surfboard design. That’s a function of two things: he’s crazy good at surfing, and he’s put in some serious time studying the art of shaping. He’s also not a guy who’s all that interested in creating standard thrusters that a pro might ride on tour, and as […]

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