Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Posted May 6, 2018 by Dan Fitzpatrick
What happened the very first time surfers competed in a wave pool? Hint: It did not go well. Those who were there describe the scene in their own words.
The Audacious, Comical, Tragic and Potentially Redemptive Story Of A Small Town, A Pool And The World’s Best Surfers
Posted May 4, 2018 by Dan Fitzpatrick
Pennsylvania Amish country was the unlikely setting for the first-ever pro surfing contest held in a wave pool. Was it a comic low point for the sport? Or a glimpse of the future? (more…)
A Lucky Moment In Time
Posted December 4, 2016 by Dan Fitzpatrick
During the final months of 1991 Tom Servais captured two images that remain the best known Pipeline photos ever taken. One, of Australian Tom Carroll, came during the height of pro competition with hundreds watching. The other, of American Tom Curren, unfolded in the fading light of afternoon with few people around. Servais explains the circumstances surrounding the images and why they still resonate with surfers a quarter century later. Servais, now 63, is at Pipeline this winter for the 35th time, in search of more such moments.