Piling into a ’89 Nissan Urvan in footloose fashion, Ry Craike hit the road last month with his girlfriend and trusty canine companion, Nea. The three traveled the 3100-kilometer coastline from the small town of northwest Kalbarri to the virgin territory of southeast Adelaide in search of good, empty waves.

“You don’t need a lot of money to get out of your backyard and have the time of your life,” says Craike. “The number of characters that took us in when we needed to shower and made us feel at home is something I will never forget. Hopefully, I can return the favor one day. Coming from the outback I felt this special connection with people who are from a similar background. No matter how big Australia is, we all seem to be connected one way or another.”

Armed with only a GoPro and iPhone, the edit above is mostly a collection of footage shot early in his trip, and a couple clips at the end showcasing the southern stretch. Below are outtakes from the month-long excursion feautring both the beauty and adventure of what VanLife Australian-style really looks like.


Every trek to Southwest Australia is a massive gamble. The closest hospital is far enough away to make odds grim in life and death situations. Helicopter rescues have been performed. Shark sightings frequently will cause a crew to turn around, burn the petrol, and head home with their tails between their legs. But in a world where it’s getting harder and harder to find a little piece of heaven to yourself, Kerby Brown and film-maker Rick Rifici are willing to roll the dice.

A couple weeks ago we got our first look into a future full-length film showcasing their collaboration with a short edit called Born Of Fire . Today we bring you another tease, with our latest Amp Sessions edit showcasing Brown navigating new bends in the continental shelf above and below sea level. Enjoy.


ECOBOARD video contest puts up $10k to help raise awareness of more sustainable-made surfboards.

Enter here: http://www.surfer.com/features/protest

The ProTest ECOBOARD Challenge is up and running, folks. That means that from now until the end of the month, North Shore standouts will be able to grab one of the more than 30 certified ECOBOARDS shaped by world-class craftsmen, take them out to one of the famed North Shore reefs and try to bag the best edit on a more sustainably-made craft. The best performance captured on video (submissions can be multiple waves and up to 3 minutes) featuring an ECOBOARD will net the surfer a cool $10,000 prize (plus $1,000 for the videographer), and show surfers everywhere that you don’t have to turn to toxic traditional polyurethane boards when looking for high performance. All submissions will be uploaded to this page, so check back in the coming weeks as entries start pouring in. Advertisement The surfcraft built specifically for The ProTest, which you can check out here, feature alternative cores (recycled content or bio-based) and bio-based entropy resin, earning ECOBOARD GOLD Level designation by Sustainable Surf. But surfers can also ride their own boards if they qualify for either ECOBOARD GOLD Level, or ECOBOARD Level ONE designation (which means they have either an alternate core or entropy resin). A board’s degree of sustainability is required info for video submissions. The ProTest quiver currently on the North Shore was shaped by some of the most acclaimed board builders in surfing, including Jon Pyzel, Daniel Jones, Kerry Tokoro, Wade Tokoro, Owl Chapman, Eric Arakawa, Kamalei Alexander, Carl Olsen, Jeff Bushman, Glenn Pang, Matty Raynor, Carl Schaper, Kyle Bernhardt, Mike Mattison, Drew Sparrow and Brett Marumoto. The boards range from high-performance shortboards to big-wave guns, covering just about every conceivable condition the North Shore can throw at surfers. Surfers can send their videos to entry@theprotest.tv and submissions will accepted until midnight Hawaii time on February 28th. Starting the first week in March, fans will be able to vote for the best performance on an ECOBOARD. Once competition finishes, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii will be bringing the ECOBOARD quiver to North Shore beaches, allowing any interested surfer to demo the boards used in the video clips. Eventually these boards will be put up for sale with proceeds funding beach cleanup efforts across Hawaii.


ECOBOARD video contest puts up $10k to help raise awareness of more sustainable-made surfboards.

Enter here: http://www.surfer.com/features/protest

The ProTest ECOBOARD Challenge is up and running, folks. That means that from now until the end of the month, North Shore standouts will be able to grab one of the more than 30 certified ECOBOARDS shaped by world-class craftsmen, take them out to one of the famed North Shore reefs and try to bag the best edit on a more sustainably-made craft. The best performance captured on video (submissions can be multiple waves and up to 3 minutes) featuring an ECOBOARD will net the surfer a cool $10,000 prize (plus $1,000 for the videographer), and show surfers everywhere that you don’t have to turn to toxic traditional polyurethane boards when looking for high performance. All submissions will be uploaded to this page, so check back in the coming weeks as entries start pouring in. Advertisement The surfcraft built specifically for The ProTest, which you can check out here, feature alternative cores (recycled content or bio-based) and bio-based entropy resin, earning ECOBOARD GOLD Level designation by Sustainable Surf. But surfers can also ride their own boards if they qualify for either ECOBOARD GOLD Level, or ECOBOARD Level ONE designation (which means they have either an alternate core or entropy resin). A board’s degree of sustainability is required info for video submissions. The ProTest quiver currently on the North Shore was shaped by some of the most acclaimed board builders in surfing, including Jon Pyzel, Daniel Jones, Kerry Tokoro, Wade Tokoro, Owl Chapman, Eric Arakawa, Kamalei Alexander, Carl Olsen, Jeff Bushman, Glenn Pang, Matty Raynor, Carl Schaper, Kyle Bernhardt, Mike Mattison, Drew Sparrow and Brett Marumoto. The boards range from high-performance shortboards to big-wave guns, covering just about every conceivable condition the North Shore can throw at surfers. Surfers can send their videos to entry@theprotest.tv and submissions will accepted until midnight Hawaii time on February 28th. Starting the first week in March, fans will be able to vote for the best performance on an ECOBOARD. Once competition finishes, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii will be bringing the ECOBOARD quiver to North Shore beaches, allowing any interested surfer to demo the boards used in the video clips. Eventually these boards will be put up for sale with proceeds funding beach cleanup efforts across Hawaii.

Video: Tyler Rock


ECOBOARD video contest puts up $10k to help raise awareness of more sustainably-made surfboards. Enter here: http://www.surfer.com/features/protest

The ProTest ECOBOARD Challenge is up and running, folks. That means that from now until the end of the month, North Shore standouts will be able to grab one of the more than 30 certified ECOBOARDS shaped by world-class craftsmen, take them out to one of the famed North Shore reefs and try to bag the best edit on a more sustainably-made craft. The best performance captured on video (submissions can be multiple waves and up to 3 minutes) featuring an ECOBOARD will net the surfer a cool $10,000 prize (plus $1,000 for the videographer), and show surfers everywhere that you don’t have to turn to toxic traditional polyurethane boards when looking for high performance. All submissions will be uploaded to this page, so check back in the coming weeks as entries start pouring in.
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The surfcraft built specifically for The ProTest, which you can check out here, feature alternative cores (recycled content or bio-based) and bio-based entropy resin, earning ECOBOARD GOLD Level designation by Sustainable Surf. But surfers can also ride their own boards if they qualify for either ECOBOARD GOLD Level, or ECOBOARD Level ONE designation (which means they have either an alternate core or entropy resin). A board’s degree of sustainability is required info for video submissions.

The ProTest quiver currently on the North Shore was shaped by some of the most acclaimed board builders in surfing, including Jon Pyzel, Daniel Jones, Kerry Tokoro, Wade Tokoro, Owl Chapman, Eric Arakawa, Kamalei Alexander, Carl Olsen, Jeff Bushman, Glenn Pang, Matty Raynor, Carl Schaper, Kyle Bernhardt, Mike Mattison, Drew Sparrow and Brett Marumoto. The boards range from high-performance shortboards to big-wave guns, covering just about every conceivable condition the North Shore can throw at surfers.

Surfers can send their videos to entry@theprotest.tv and submissions will accepted until midnight Hawaii time on February 28th. Starting the first week in March, fans will be able to vote for the best performance on an ECOBOARD. Once competition finishes, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii will be bringing the ECOBOARD quiver to North Shore beaches, allowing any interested surfer to demo the boards used in the video clips. Eventually these boards will be put up for sale with proceeds funding beach cleanup efforts across Hawaii.


Enter at: https://www.surfer.com/features/win-reef-voyage-giveaway/

Reef swung by the office with a box of fresh leather waterproof sandals and brand new JC Surfboards Shane Dorian SD-3 model --and it's not for us, it's for you. You have three chances to win one of the following prizepacks below: the grand prize and 2nd-place winners get enough pairs (6 to be exact) to stoke on your whole family and get your Christmas shopping done in one swoop for the year to come. But chances are we think you're going to want to psych out the family sooner than that, so enter here:

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One Pair of Reef Sandals


Chilean charger Ramon Navarro, alongside visiting surfers Otto Flores and Kohl Christensen, never planned on surfing the kegging lefthander featured in the edit above. On a cold fall morning last year, Navarro and Flores went to scout a specific point in Southern Chile that Navarro had heard rumors about. But having spent a lot of time in the area, he was skeptical, not expecting much. He definitely wasn’t expecting to find one of the best waves he’s ever surfed.

“I’ve spent pretty much my whole life trying to find new waves and this one was right under my nose,” Navarro told us in our full feature on the adventure. “And that’s because sandbars are so tricky. They change all of the time and there are so many things that need to happen in order for them to get good.”

Unfortunately, the spot’s magic sandbar disappeared almost as quickly as it formed. Not long after Navarro, Flores, Christensen and a local crew of Chilean chargers found the wave (and surfed their brains out for a week), Navarro returned to the spot only to find a sad version of what they had found before. Thankfully they had filmer Rodrigo Farias Moreno there to document the wave’s brilliance. Enjoy the ephemeral beauty of one fine-looking freight train.


Produced By DeepWaterSurf
Directed by Farias Moreno
Music by Sound Healing


ECOBOARD video contest puts up $10k to help raise awareness of more sustainably-made surfboards.

http://www.surfer.com/features/protes...


The ProTest ECOBOARD Challenge is up and running, folks. That means that from now until the end of the month, North Shore standouts will be able to grab one of the more than 30 certified ECOBOARDS shaped by world-class craftsmen, take them out to one of the famed North Shore reefs and try to bag the best edit on a more sustainably-made craft. The best performance captured on video (submissions can be multiple waves and up to 3 minutes) featuring an ECOBOARD will net the surfer a cool $10,000 prize (plus $1,000 for the videographer), and show surfers everywhere that you don't have to turn to toxic traditional polyurethane boards when looking for high performance. All submissions will be uploaded to this page, so check back in the coming weeks as entries start pouring in.

The ProTest quiver currently on the North Shore was shaped by some of the most acclaimed board builders in surfing, including Jon Pyzel, Daniel Jones, Kerry Tokoro, Wade Tokoro, Owl Chapman, Eric Arakawa, Kamalei Alexander, Carl Olsen, Jeff Bushman, Glenn Pang, Matty Raynor, Carl Schaper, Kyle Bernhardt, Mike Mattison, Drew Sparrow and Brett Marumoto. The boards range from high-performance shortboards to big-wave guns, covering just about every conceivable condition the North Shore can throw at surfers.

Surfers can send their videos to entry@theprotest.tv and submissions will accepted until midnight Hawaii time on February 28th. Starting the first week in March, fans will be able to vote for the best performance on an ECOBOARD. Once competition finishes, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii will be bringing the ECOBOARD quiver to North Shore beaches, allowing any interested surfer to demo the boards used in the video clips. Eventually these boards will be put up for sale with proceeds funding beach cleanup efforts across Hawaii.

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“Winter Out West,” our new full-length film directed by Tom “Jenno” Jenning, is set for release February 27th https://vimeo.com/ondemand/winteroutwest

When it comes to water cinematography in the surf, Tom "Jenno" Jennings is one of the best in the business. And though Jenno is best known for his swimming skills, he’s equally talented at shooting unique angles from land and filming mesmerizing moments of the world’s best surfers taking to the air.

Jenno calls the rugged coastline of Western Australia home, and he spends his winters driving up and down its 1000-mile coastline, sleeping in his car, eating meat pies, and relying on the surf for a shower. One day he’s in the far southwest filming Jack Robinson in 8-to-10 foot tubes at North Point, and the next he’s 12 hours north, swimming underneath scary slabs with Ry Craike and the Kalbarri crew.

It’s a thankless job and it’s one that comes with real hazards. West OZ is notorious for great white sharks, and as Jenno bobs around in the ocean without a surfboard for protection, he risks life and limb to get his incredible shots.

For Jenno, it’s all worth it. "I like to record images that show more than just a surfer riding a wave. It’s nice to get shots that show perspective," Jenno told us. "Capturing the craziest moments the ocean has to offer is what I'm passionate about."

And in turn, those crazy moments are what make “Winter Out West.”


IAN CRANE, NATE YEOMANS, AND JETT SCHILLING TAKE THREE SURFBOARDS WITH A SAN CLEMENTE HISTORY FOR A SPIN.

For Season 2 of Shed Sessions, we’re taking a slightly different approach. Rather than allowing the surfers to run rampant in Eric “Bird” Huffman's San Diego shop--which has a collection of over 1200 vintage surfboards--we’re letting Bird curate the quiver.

For the second episode, we grabbed Ian Crane, Nate Yeomans and Jett Schilling and paired them up with three very different surfboards that Bird picked specifically with San Clemente in mind: A three-inch thick single with a starfin, a Kolohe Andino grom-era thruster, and a classic performance twin fin. While each board poses its own unique challenges, it’s fun to watch this trio of SC goofys try to figure them out.

The boards, in order of appearance, are as follows:

Hobie Lazer Zap
6'0 x 21" x 3.5"
Shaped by Terry Martin

Mayhem Scorcher
5'6" x 18" x 2.19"
Shaped by Matt Biolos

Hobie Twin Fin
5'6" x 20" x 2.75"
Shaped by Terry Martin

Music by Killer Ghost
https://soundcloud.com/killerghost



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Over the past few months we've been working on a feature film with Dusty Payne. We followed the Maui native through Europe and Hawaii, documented his every wave, compiled interviews, and got a behind-the-scenes look at his bright, yet tumultuous, surf career.

When we first started the project our goal was to spotlight Payne's many successes: his memorable 'QS wins, landing multiple magazine covers, and of course, his standout sections in some of the best surf movies of this generation. But we also wanted to cover the many injuries that have plagued Payne throughout the years. We wanted to know how he battled and bounced back from an injured ankle, knee and lower back. Little did we know he was about to endure one of the worst injuries of his life.

After months of filming Payne surfing seemingly better than he ever has, things took a drastic and unexpected turn in January when Payne took a horrendous spill on a steep Backdoor wave. After a headfirst trip fall onto the reef, he was rushed to the hospital and underwent surgeries for a broken jaw and fractured skull.

When deciding on what to name the film, we asked for Payne's input while he was in the hospital. His mouth was wired shut after his recent jaw surgery and he was unable to vocalize his thoughts. He grabbed a piece of paper and wrote down one word: "Relentless." So that's what we're calling it.

Above is the trailer for "Relentless," an in-depth look at the past, present and future of Payne's surf career. Press play and stay tuned to Surfer.com for updates about the film.