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Fairly Normal: Matt Meola Episode 015

Matt Meola first appeared on surfing’s main stage with an out-of-nowhere part in 2011 for Taylor Steele’s Innersection project — which he went on to win, pocketing a wild $100,00.00. That, coupled with a few incredible images by photographer Tom Carey, Matt freaked out a lot of his peers and the surf industry.

He possessed it all. Amplitude. Technicality. Consistency. Creativity. And he showcased it all out of nowhere.

Cut to 2014: Not only has Matt continued to progress his extensive air game, he’s added the unlikely component to his overall act with a serious big wave prowess, becoming a staple out at Jaws. He also quietly continues to push the bar with his air game alongside local pal and 720 stomper Albee Layer. And he’s done most of this progressing in his own backyard, running around like a hunting surfing cowboy aerial gentleman. We joined Matt and his family for a weekend of surfing, fishing, hunting and found nothing but hospitality and friendliness on the valley isle. And a ridiculously good surfer, who, bafflingly enough is unsponsored. (Update: Matt has since joined Mark Healey and Raph Bruihwiler on Luke Egan’s new brand Depactus).

A big thank you to Nancy and Lily Meola for their hospitality, Jeff Kahl for the rad hunting experience and Elliot Leboe for additional filming.

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Fairly Normal: Andrew Allen Episode 23: Behind the scenes with Andrew Allen in San Juan Capistrano and Los Angeles

“This dude looks like he should be in the Misfits.” We can’t remember who said this while watching Andrew Allen’s Hockey 2 part, but we back it. Although he’s maybe a little too nice. With style, power, a nonchalant demeanor and unassuming approach, Andrew has become one of our favorites. So we loaded up the…

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Fairly Normal: Remy Taveira Episode 022 Shot on location in Paris, France. Presented by RVCA

Remy Taveira lives in the suburbs on the east side of Paris, France and skates with the Blobys crew. And he has one of those styles. The ones you wish you could put your finger on, but probably never will and that’s OK, because that’s what makes them special. We found ourselves in Paris with…

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Fairly Normal: Leo Romero Episode 021 presented by Emerica

Leo Romero was Thrasher Magazine’s Skater of the Year in 2010. And he’s been one of our favorite skaters since Emerica’s 2003 vid This is Skateboarding. His view of the skate world is one of the more interesting one’s we’ve come across and it isn’t easy to pin him down. But we managed to spend a lot…

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Fairly Normal: Danny Fuller Episode 020 Presented by Raen: Kauai to LA to NY to Pipeline 

Danny Fuller is a lot of things. He’s an it guy at Pipeline, a world renowned artist and photographer. He can run with the Wolfpak and hob knob with New York’s fashion elite on the same day. He’s paid his dues at the world’s heaviest lineup and is a North Shore staple. He’s also created…

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Fairly Normal: Nate Tyler Episode 019

He’s mellow but somehow punk. Humble and radical. Friendly and legit. His story has been painted a myriad of ways but never quite how we saw it. So we went to him. And made him show us more than usual. Waves, people, family and backroads of his Central California. What we found was even better…

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Fairly Normal: Kevin Terpening Episode 018

Come hang out with Kevin Terpening as he puts the finishing touches on his new Huf part

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Fairly Normal: Curren Caples Episode 017

One of the first skater/surfer hybrids we’ve seen in a long time of this old romance between the two is Curren Caples.

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Fairly Normal: Collin Provost Episode 016

With a throwback, very committed, very authentic approach to skateboarding, Collin reminds us what skateboarding is all about.

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Fairly Normal: Matt Meola Episode 015

We joined Matt and his family for a weekend of surfing, fishing, hunting and found nothing but hospitality and friendliness on the valley isle.

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Fairly Normal: Creed McTaggart Episode 014

He’s the gypsy. The wild man. The vagabond. The dude who smokes. Nti Sheeto. This is Us. Yeah Dude. Incredible talent. Free spirit. Kind-hearted. Lizard. Fun. Hessian. Human. Yes, he is many of these things and much more

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Fairly Normal: Christian Fletcher Episode 013

An honest, authentic, death-defying Fairly Normal on Christian Fletcher and the infinite and un-ending influence he’s had on us all.

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Fairly Normal: Dolan Stearns Episode 012

It’s rad to meet someone like this. It’s nice to know they still exist, beneath the surface of the mainstream, drawing, skating, creating and fucking shredding.