Recent Surf News
In the sixth episode of the Oakley Dispatch webisode series, Adam Melling, Tom Whitaker, Sebastian Zietz and friends travel to the beautiful beachbreaks of Ballito, in Duban, South Africa for the first part of Oakley Dispatch South Africa. The boys make the most of Ballito beach-front living, scoring fun waves right in front of the unit – busting airs and tucking into a few barrels. When the surf’s flat, the crew head down the road to score some non-stop barrels and get a bit goofy at the Gateway Wave House.
Surf City rocked and rolled this past weekend…Aussie style. With its typically massive crowd of fans lining the shoreline in sunny Southern California, the US Open of Surfing saw Oakley’s Julian Wilson claim an emphatic victory to close out a week-long war in the water at Huntington Beach Pier. Dispatching rival after rival with some of the highest scores throughout, the Australian ripper dazzled tens of thousands of spectators – eventually taking out Brazilian Miguel Pupo to claim his title in grand fashion.
Surf City’s sets may have been at two-to-four feet. But Connor Coffin was positively massive at the US Open of Surfing Pro Junior. With a dominating performance throughout the contest – racking up a 17.10 out of 20 heat total to claim the biggest victory of his career at the ASP 4-Star event. “I can’t even put this in to words,” Connor said, rocking his Oakley eyewear. “I’m just so happy. I used to struggle out here and I’ve been working hard on that and I’m just glad that Final went my way.” But the path to victory was no walk in the park, of course. O’s young ripper clipped Kanoa Igarashi, Cooper Chapman and Filipe Toledo of Brazil to plow through to the Final.