Recent Surf News
Code Red never happened; not even Code Yellow. Cloudbreak was almost user-friendly to the average surfer for this year’s Fiji Pro. (Almost.) It was an event that appeared to cater to the seasoned veterans who knew best how to pull magic out of minimal waves. And yet, come the final day of the competition, it was four of the new-schoolers who would decide the podium. The day would favor the goofyfooters and it would eventually be the anointed surf star of Brazil, Gabriel Medina, who would take the champagne shower over Nat Young. With the win, Medina now sits atop the ASP World Championship Tour ratings.
For Nikki Van Dijk, qualification for the ASP Women’s World Tour wasn’t a matter of if, but when. In 2012, she was still in school and dabbling in the Qualifying Series. She was a wildcard into a WCT even hosted by her primary sponsor. At the end of the year, without fully committing herself, she found herself just three spots outside the bubble.
After the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast wrapped up, the waves on the Superbank really turned on, presently some of the best conditions the stellar strech of coastline has seen in some time. A bunch of the Oakley surf crew was in town and stayed around to partake in the memorable Super Session. Read the full story and check out all the stunning imagery in our newest One Icon feature by clicking here. Photo: Corey Wilson