Surf Articles by Date

October 2012

  • Traveling and Ripping: Web Series Follows Jordy Smith's Path to 'Bending Colours'

    Quiksilver Pro France 2011

    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    Power and airs. It’s the necessary combination if you intend to be anything in competitive surfing these days. Fortunately for Jordy Smith, the burly South African, he has both in spades. Whether he’s hucking Rodeo Flips in the Mentawais or laying down brutal hacks at his homebreak of Jeffrey’s Bay, Jordy has regularly proven himself one of the most complete surfers in the world.

  • Julian Wilson Wins First ASP World Tour Event in Dramatic Fashion in Portugal

    RipCurl Pro Portugal, Peniche 2012

    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Redemption. Julian Wilson wanted it and he got it at Peniche, Portugal at the Rip Curl Pro, claiming his maiden ASP World Tour victory. A year prior, Wilson and Gabriel Medina found themselves in the Final of the Quiksilver Pro in France. Wilson was sitting on a lead with minutes to go, only to have Medina pull out a late big score to steal away Wilson’s first ASP World Tour victory.

  • Jack Freestone Wins Oakley World Pro Junior in Bali; Conner Coffin Finishes Equal-5th

    MICK CURLEY_LOW RES_OPJ_KERAMAS_FINALS-0122

    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    It didn’t matter what roll anyone else was on or what style of surfing they preferred – no one was beating Jack Freestone. What Jack wanted to accomplish on Day 11 of the Oakley World Pro Junior at Keramas, Jack accomplished. If he wanted to land a stalefish, he’d land one and then another. If he wanted to pull out a double-grab Hippy Twist (combo stalefish and slob with full rotation air-reverse), he’d do that too – for the second perfect 10 of the event (both were his). There was nothing in surfing that seemed to be outside his abilities.

  • Conner Coffin Overcomes Early Interference, Advances to Quarters of Oakley World Pro Junior

    Oakley Pro Jr. Championship

    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Heat strategies tend to differ from one surfer to the next. Some guys prefer to sit patiently and wait for the best possible waves. Others prefer a quick start to get points on the board. Conner Coffin is typically the former. His powerful approach, which he’s developed over countless hours on the long, fast walls at Rincon in Santa Barbara, Calif., caters best to a clean, open face. His air game isn’t on par with most of the talent of his generation, but he’s easily in the one-percentile when it comes to teenage power surfers.

  • Flawless Keramas Conditions for Men’s Round 3 at the Oakley World Pro Junior

    MICK CURLEY_LOW RES_OPJ_KERAMAS_DAY 7 womens final and mens round 3-8137

    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Keramas lived up to its reputation on Day 7 of the Oakley Pro Junior. At first light, the lineup was packed with anxious freesurfers hoping to get a few bombing barrels before the comp started up. Overhead and reeling down the reef, it was the wave that competitors hoped they’d encounter when coming to Bali.

  • Nikki Van Dijk Wins Women's Oakley World Pro Junior, Crowned ASP World Junior Champ

    Oakley Pro Jr. Championship

    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    At first light, Keramas essentially did the job of the contest director and made the call: the women’s Final of the Oakley World Pro Junior would run. With well-overhead, glassy barrels peeling down the reef, it was the ideal stage for determining the best women’s junior surfer in the world. Nikki Van Dijk and Bianca Buitendag likely approached the waterline with thoughts of both glory and terror. Find the right one, claim the biggest title in junior surfing. Pick the wrong one: say hello to the reef.

  • Waves Pump for Day 6 of the Oakley World Pro Junior; Jack Robinson Pulls Huge Upset

    Oakley Pro Jr. Championship

    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Day 6 of the Oakley World Pro Junior awoke to a sight everyone was anxious to see: Keramas doing its thing, with 4- to 6-foot sets reeling down the reef. With the women having run up to the Finals the day prior, the lineup was left to the Men. Round 2 ran, and the morning heats were blessed by the best conditions of the event so far.

  • Carrying the Torch: Indonesian Surfers Represent at the Oakley World Pro Junior Championship

    Oakley Pro Jr. Championship

    Posted almost 2 years ago by Elishia Matta

    When you grow up with some of the world’s best surf spots at your fingertips and sitting in the lineup next to an alternating roster of the sport’s biggest names, it’s no surprise that Indonesia has become a breeding ground for up-and-coming surf talent.

  • Quincy Davis Finishes Equal-3rd at Oakley World Pro Junior; Women's Finalists Decided

    Oakley Pro Jr. Championship

    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Six days ago, the first day Quincy Davis paddled out at Keramas, she was her usual shy self. The lineup was filled with amped-up, stoked-to-be-trunking-it-in-Bali young men who were ripping turns and boosting airs. Most weren’t taking into consideration the idea of “Ladies first.” Between the excess testosterone and the concern over the reef bottom, she didn’t get much opportunity to acclimate to the conditions.

  • Spotlight Shifts to the Ladies on Day 2 of the Oakley World Pro Junior in Bali

    Oakley Pro Jr. Championship

    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    On Day 2 of the Oakley World Pro Junior, the focus was turned toward the ladies. The winds came up and the swell had dropped, but the long right at Canggu was still running and rippable – though challenging with some chop on the face. Nonetheless, the women didn’t have any trouble demonstrating why they’re the top junior surfers in the world.

  • Balinese Bless the World's Best Junior Surfers on Day 1 of Oakley World Pro Junior

    Oakley Pro Jr. Championship

    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    The Balinese people believe that the ocean is home to the spirits of their ancestors. It’s the place where ashes of the deceased are spread, forever linking the people with the body of water. It’s for that reason, on a cloudy morning on Echo Beach in Canggu that the Pemangku, or Chief of the Ceremony, asked that the spirits welcome the world’s best junior surfers into their sacred waters for the Oakley World Pro Junior.

  • Oakley World Pro Junior in Bali Begins Tomorrow

    Oakley Pro Jr. Championship

    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    On the eve of Day 1 of the Oakley World Pro Junior waiting period, the waves at both Canggu and Keramas made it pretty clear that action was going to begin with first light on Saturday morning. Multiple swells in the water off of the picturesque and wave-rich island of Bali had both spots firing and the lineups packed with world-class junior talent.

  • Adam Melling and Lee Wilson Stay Shaded in Indo in Newest "Oakley Dispatch" Webisode

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    In the newest episode of the “Oakley Dispatch” Surf Webisode series, Adam Melling and Lee Wilson (above) go off the beaten path to travel to the remote Indonesian island of Sumatra for some “Fun in the Sun.” The boys end up getting plenty of perfect blue sky days while scoring non-stop fun right-hand barrels and air sections. After Melling departs for the WCT event at Lower Trestles in Southern California, Lee jumps on another plane to throw caution to the wind at Lagundri Bay in Nias.