Alvaro Malpartida has spent recent months standing in the shade of perfect barrels in Mexico, Peru, Chile and Indonesia. In his forthcoming movie, Eyes Wide Open, the Peruvian charger shares sessions with the likes of Oscar Moncada, Greg Long, Mark Healy and Anthony Walsh, along with a plethora of local legends. The clips below should serve as a very satisfying appetiser.
Playa Zicatella is one of the key protagonists, and a heavyweight character it is. There are few things more intimidating than the heaving, shifting peaks of the Mexican Pipeline, but these boys seem to take it in their heroic stride.
Above are some offcuts from the Indo section. If these waves didn’t make the cut, imagine how good the final product is.
Latest episode of Fergal Smith's fantastic Growing series
Bodyboard footage from the Canary islands courtesy of South African, Sacha Specker
Vincent Duvignac returns from injury to show his ability along the French coast
The top 16 contenders for The Hurley Pro Video Trials have been decided. The surfer to receive the wildcard entry, that's up to you.