• Decoding Cloudbreak: Gabriel Medina Wins 2014 Fiji Pro; Andino Third

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    Posted about 1 month ago by Chasen Marshall

    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.

  • One Icon: Superbank Super Session – Oakley Surf Crew Scores in Australia

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    Posted 4 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    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

  • Kolohe Andino Survives Elements at U.S. Open, Finishes Runner-Up; Coffin Defends Junior Title

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    Posted 12 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    The Vans U.S. Open of Surfing takes no prisoners. The folks on the beach are susceptible to overcrowding and energy drink overdose. The judges have to quantify the value of a well-executed “Huntington Hop” between the flurry of carbon-copy air reverses. The surfers cope with so-so wave conditions, the dangers that come with maneuvering around the unforgiving barnacle-covered pilings of the pier, their fellow surfer, star-struck fans and surviving nine days of competition amongst more than 100 of their peers. It’s taxing. Which makes surviving and excelling all that more impressive. Kolohe Andino will be the first person to tell you that his results hasn’t been what he’d hoped they would be this year. But a runner-up finish at the U.S. Open in front of 50,000 spectators on the beach, it’s the kind of result that can turn a season around.

Kolohe Andino

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Shoots, CJ!

Date of Birth:
March 22, 1994
Hometown:
San Clemente, Calif. – "The old school, new school town."
Sponsors:
Red Bull, Hurley, Target, Oakley, Skullcandy, Mayhem Surfboards, Astrodeck, Neff, Tweeds
Hobbies:
Backgammon

Career Highlights

    • 2014: =3rd, Fiji Pro (WCT)
    • 2014: 2nd, Billabong Rio Pro (WCT)
    • 2013: 2nd, Vans US Open of Surfing (Prime)
    • 2013: 5th, Volcom Pipe Pro (5*)
    • 2012: 3rd, Quiksilver Saquarema (Prime) - Brazil
    • 2012: Qualifies for the ASP World Tour
    • 2011: 1st, Vans Pier Classic (Pro & Junior divisions)
    • 9x NSSA Champ
    • 4x Surfing America Champ