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Welcome to the WQS // Lacanau
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Welcome to the WQS // Lacanau

Garrett Parkes with a new school take on the same French beachbreaks that are coming up in this years Quiksilver Pro.

Hurricane Isaac & The Southern Belles
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Hurricane Isaac & The Southern Belles

STERLING Spencer and Warren Smith in Alabama hanging out with their good friend (Hurricane) Isaac. Filmed: Ryan Spencer & Kevin Smith Cut : Ryan Spencer

Cory Lopez, Not Getting Old
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Cory Lopez, Not Getting Old

THIRTY-FIVE isn't old (I hope). At 35-years-old Cory Lopez is in the best shape of his life and not slowing down. Recently, Cory took the groms down to Costa Rica and showed them how real men work. He was up at 4:30 each morning doing his wake-up rounds, in the water by 5:30. Cory was ripping whatever surf he could find for 10 hours a day, eating two meals, just pure stoke and love for surfing. In Costa Rica he is a legend and this video will show you why.

MAD MAX 974 - Episode 4
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MAD MAX 974 - Episode 4

Go wild for the technicolor celebration that is the 4th episode of MAD MAX 974 series : Reunion Island to J-Bay featuring Maxime Huscenot Edited by Charly Chapelet Footage : Charly Chapelet / Jean-Luc & Maryse H. Additionnal Footage: Ricardo Junji / Stephane Fournet / New Air Media Graphics & Animation: Charly Chapelet Shot: Jo Besson Song:

Billabong Pro Tahiti 2012 - DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS
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Billabong Pro Tahiti 2012 - DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS

THE Billabong Pro Tahiti, Event No. 5 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour completed Rounds 3 and 4 in rapidly-improving three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves at Teahupo’o. Ricardo dos Santos (BRA), two-time Von Zipper Trials winner and wildcard into the main event, caused the upset of the day in eliminating reigning 11-time ASP World Champion and defending Billabong Pro Tahiti winner, Kelly Slater (USA), 40, with an incredible down-to-the-wire performance in Round 3. Needing a major score with 10 seconds remaining in the heat, Dos Santos threaded a lengthy forehand barrel to attain a 9.87 out of a possible 10 and the emotional win. “That wave came to me at the very end and I was just hoping for a chance to show what I can do,” Dos Santos said. “That wave was so good and it just allowed me to pull in early and keep running through it. That was my last chance – it was either make it or go home. I knew I had to get the best waves and get as deep as I can. I knew Kelly (Slater) was going to post high scores so I just had to do my best. I’m really happy right now, but there’s a long way to go so I need to focus.” BILLABONG PRO TAHITI ROUND 3 RESULTS: Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) 14.17 def. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 8.34 Heat 2: Julian Wilson (AUS) 13.83 def. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 9.37 Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS) 14.04 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 11.00 Heat 4: Owen Wright (AUS) 18.30 def. Miguel Pupo (BRA) 17.50 Heat 5: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 18.30 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 15.17 Heat 6: Ricardo dos Santos (BRA) 18.34 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 16.44 Heat 7: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 12.83 def. Taylor Knox (USA) 4.47 Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 15.60 def. Heitor Alves (BRA) 12.60 Heat 9: Damien Hobgood (USA) 15.10 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 11.93 Heat 10: John John Florence (HAW) 13.30 def. Brett Simpson (USA) 13.17 Heat 11: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 13.60 def. Alejo Muniz (BRA) 4.73 Heat 12: Kieren Perrow (AUS) 16.87 def. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 10.67 BILLABONG PRO TAHITI ROUND 4 RESULTS: Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) 15.60, Taj Burrow (AUS) 9.10, Julian Wilson (AUS) 2.80 Heat 2: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 16.76, Owen Wright (AUS) 15.60, Ricardo dos Santos (BRA) 9.67 Heat 3: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 18.23, Jeremy Flores (FRA) 17.77, Damien Hobgood (USA) 14.47 Heat 4: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 17.83, John John Florence (HAW) 7.00, Kieren Perrow (AUS) 3.23 BILLABONG PRO TAHITI ROUND 5 MATCH-UPS: Heat 1: Ricardo dos Santos (BRA) vs. Taj Burrow (AUS) Heat 2: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS) Heat 3: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS) Heat 4: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Damien Hobgood (USA)

Alain Mentawai
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Alain Mentawai

Alain's last (but we doubt final) trip to the Mentawai went a little something like this...

In The Long Run
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In The Long Run

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” ― Bob Marley

Barry Mottershead's Shipstern Mission
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Barry Mottershead's Shipstern Mission

BARRY Mottershead heads over the frigid Tasman Sea to Shipstern Bluff, famed for its mutated ledges and huge barrels. This spot sits deep within a national park and with access restricted to boats or hiking ensures Shippies is only frequented by a hardy local crew who have a burning passion to throw themselves over the edge every time she breaks.