Californication

Californication

Pacific Dreams 2 is the sequel to the popular surfing film Pacific Dreams. The surf film showcases the best surfing clips from 2018-2021 seasons.

Filmed/Edited by Jeff Chavolla

Surfers: Dane Reynolds, Bobby Martinez, Dillon Perrillo, Kilian Garland, Adam Lambert, Tommy Mckeown, Cory Arrambide, Trevor Gordon, Yadin Nicol, Dimitri Poulos, Jabe Swierkocki, Javi Moreno, Jake Kelley, Josiah Amico, Brett Simpson, Micky Clarke, Tristen Simon, Pat Ecker

California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’

After spending two days in Malibu filming some of the most fun surf I’ve seen in a long time, it left me questioning if this was the best swell since Hurricane Marie.

Watching these waves roll for two straight days was simply mesmerising. Unfortunately the surf forecast looks bleak so I’m left grasping these memories until something new pops on the radar, hopefully sooner than later.

Special thanks to Luke Davis and Hunter Jones for the phone interviews.

Chasing the Seasons

Chasing the Seasons

Central Cali has been awash with pumping waves recently, check out the sweet little edit featuring Kilian Garland, Adam Lambert, Bobby Martinez, Dillon Perillo, Sage Erickson, Trevor Gordon, Cory Arrambide and Michael Ciaramella. 

World’s Best Adaptive Surfers Shine

World’s Best Adaptive Surfers Shine

Brazil’s Figue Diel is completely blind, but that doesn’t stop him from finding the perfect spot on the wave above.

La Jolla, California, December 13, 2018 – The world’s best adaptive surfers shined on the second day of competition at the 2018 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship presented by the City of San Diego, taking advantage of the global spotlight to put their elite talent on display.

Ten of the twelve divisions took to water to represent their nations in the first full day of competition.

The first-ever visually impaired women debuted in the event in both the open and women’s divisions, showing how the sport has spread to new athletes around the globe since the inaugural edition

Canada’s Ling Pan put on great performances in the visually impaired divisions her first time participating in the world championship.

“It was so nerve-wracking competing in this event for the first time,” said Pan. “I realized that I just need to have fun. It’s an honor to represent Canada.

“I told my mom that I was embarrassed to compete as a visually impaired surfer. She told me to practice, but more importantly, that my participation here is not just about me. This is about showing other young women that are facing challenges that you can overcome and do anything that you set your mind to.

“My goal is to show everyone, especially other visually impaired women, that surfing is fun.”

Australia’s Samantha Bloom put on the top performance of the day in the women’s AS-4 Division, earning a high heat total of 16.50 in her quest towards the Gold Medal. Bloom is making a strong statement in her first year competing in the event.

Thursday saw the first women divisions of the event take place, which is of particular importance because this is the first year that the women’s divisions will count towards the overall team point rankings. The women and open divisions each hold 50% of the weight, underlining the ISA’s drive for gender equality across all disciplines of Surfing.

South Africa’s Antony Smyth, a 2016 Gold Medalist, led the charge in the open divisions, earning a heat total of 16.33 in AS-1.

Past ISA Gold Medalists Fellipe Lima (BRA), Kazune Uchida (JPN) and Jesse Billauer (USA) also had strong showings, getting off to quick starts in their campaigns to add to their Gold Medal counts.

The 2016 AS-5 World Champion, Brazil’s Davi Teixeira, took first place in his qualifying heat of the morning and commented on his fourth experience at the event.

“The level of competition is so high,” said Teixeira. “It’s getting better every year.

“My goal this year is to ride some great waves and win. Being crowned world champion would mean so much for me and for my family, friends, and country. This is for them.”

ISA President Fernando Aguerre said:

“The conditions have been flawless for the first two days of the event. We have had sun, no wind, and plenty of waves on tap. What more could we ask for?

“It’s incredible to see how the level of talent around the globe has been growing over the four years of the event. These are the world’s best and they did not disappoint.

“The youthful energy and high-performance action that I have witnessed in Para-Surfing this week would be a great fit for the Paralympic Games. We will keep working to get this sport onto the world’s greatest sporting stage.”

The 2018 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship is streamed live daily on www.isasurf.org.

The remaining schedule is as follows:

December 14-16
• Competition at La Jolla Shores, 7:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, December 16
• Closing Ceremony at La Jolla Shores following the competition Finals

For updated results click here

The essence of Surf Travel

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Surf Travel – The complete guide is a book from the publishers of Carve which covers every aspect of surf travel and exploration: where to go, where to stay, what equipment to take, how to get in shape for your trip, how to stay healthy abroad, and how to make the most of your time away. Packed with essential tips and awesome photos, Surf Travel will inspire you to pack your boardbag and head off to find the waves of your dreams.

The main section of the book focusses on the classic surfing destinations such as the Gold Coast, the North Shore, the Maldives, Indo, the Canaries, Costa Rica, Morocco, Barbados, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Tahiti, France and Southern California. Each location is described and dissected, with insider tips about the best spots and how to score primo conditions. Several less-well known areas such as the Lakshadweep Islands, Samoa, Mozambique and Papua New Guinea are also included for those who thirst for pristine, uncrowded waves. All kinds of priceless advice is offered by a writing team of experienced travellers who’ve put in the hard yards, and the images are provided by some of the world’s best lensmen (including Andrew Shield, Alan van Gysen, Pete Frieden, Mickey Smith, DJ Struntz, Simon Williams and Tim McKenna).

Other sections of the book cover essential equipment, gadgets, fitness, photography, air travel, surf camps, cold water destinations, boat trips and road trips. Twelve of the greatest surf travellers are also profiled, from original pioneers like Peter Troy and Wayne Lynch through to modern-day surf explorers like Brian Conley and Anthony Walsh.

The book also includes a comprehensive information section where you’ll find listings of the coolest annual events and the best surf travel companies, plus lots of sound advice about staying safe abroad.

The idea of travelling to remote, far-off places can seem daunting at first. But the more organised you are, the easier travelling becomes. Preparation is key, and Surf Travel will both inform and inspire. “Go out there and search for your own paradise,” urges Walshy in the book’s foreword. “When you find it, the waves you’ll score will outweigh all the dramas along the way and make everything worthwhile.”