World Surf League
Editor’s Note – The Pipeline Issue
Posted December 7, 2018 by Dan Fitzpatrick
Fear. It’s a central part of the surfing experience, even if it’s seldom acknowledged. From pros to beginners, all who enter the water know what it’s like to encounter a situation beyond their abilities. We hope to overcome our jitters in that moment. But how? (more…)
A Rivalry In The Making
Posted December 4, 2018 by Dan Fitzpatrick
John John Florence and Gabriel Medina turned pro the same year. Florence now has two world titles and Medina is trying to match that same trophy count this month. Those who follow pro surfing expect the rivalry between the Hawaiian and the Brazilian to define pro surfing over the next decade. Here is how the two stack up.
Posted by Dan Fitzpatrick
For more than half a century Warren Harlow has been watching Pipeline from his front porch, offering him a rare view of the wave’s potential for extreme violence. (more…)
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…)
Welcome To The Wave Pool Capital Of The World
Posted April 28, 2018 by Dan Fitzpatrick
Kelly Slater’s wave pool is as much a curiosity to his new neighbors in this small California town as it is to the rest of the world.