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WY Recommends: Get yourself a twinnie An education in fun with Mikey Feb

What’s the cliche? “The best surfer is the one having the most fun,” or some other drivel. Well if that rings true at all, then Mr. February is like a 10 time world champ by now. Last week Channel Islands dropped a little clip of Mikey in the Ments shredding on a quiver of their…

Take Five: EP 19 Observations from the pool

It seems like a long time ago but it’s only been six short years since Kelly rained on Adriano’s WSL title parade on that cold winter morning when he dropped that first look at the pool.  Remember how perfect it looked?  That “future was upon us” feeling? Funny how quickly that all changed. As much…

Watch: “Flipper Clip” Featuring Noa Deane

Surfing’s favorite rabble-rouser, Noa Deane, has been a bit quiet of late. Understandable with the whole COVID deal and all. Kinda hard to get out and do what you want to do. But from what we see on this little vid, he hasn’t just been sitting around. Veeco dropped this clip yesterday on their Youtube…

WY Recommends O’Neill Hyperfreak “Nomad” boardie

As of course you already know, O’Neill has been making core surf gear since the 1950s and is a legacy brand of which is hard to find comparison today. Simply, they’ve been cranking out the goods for quite some time, and continue to do so. As part of our WY Recommends series, we hooked up…

Photo Credit: Piotrek Drzastwa A dive into the Warsaw skate scene

A few months back we received an email from a photographer by the name of Piotrek Drzastwa. It offered up some raw, emotive images of the underground skate scene in Poland. Interested to see more, we asked him to send over some hi-res files but we didn’t hear back. But yesterday, out of the blue,…

WY Recommends: “Women on Waves” Over 200 years of women’s surfing by Jim Kempton

Did you know that a woman might have been one of the world’s first surfers? We didn’t either. However, in 1905 the world’s oldest known surfboard was discovered in Hawaii and it dated back to the early 1600s. And, it belonged to a woman! Princess Kaneamuna, a 17th-century Polynesian shredder who was buried in a…

Watch: “Margs” by Cola Bros The best vlog on the ‘net right now?

With the WSL’s Australian “Quaddie” mercifully coming to an end, the Cola Bros always seem to find a way to stay entertained. The fucks a “quaddie?” Obviously there was a bit of surf during the Margs comp this year and this clip highlights some of the many opportunities that abound in this region. But, unfortunately,…

Watch: “Craziest Day Ever” Featuring Barron Mamiya and friends

In what is a bit of a clip from the vault, so to speak, Barron revisits a trip to Tahiti back in 2018 where he joins up with his pals, Matahi Drollet, Kalani Rivero, Noah Beschen, and Makana Pang. Barron walks us through day 1 with some fun tow-ins and then some smaller Teahupo’o runners…

Watch: “Lost Track Atlantic Featuring Torren Martyn

We kinda fell asleep on NeedEssentials’ first episode of the “Lost Track” series (Watch here), but we’re all over EP...

Watch: “North Point Raws” By Scotty Bauer –

We would never second guess the insight of seasoned vet and current CT Commissioner, Jessi Miley-Dyer, but it was a...

Watch: “Vantage Points” Episode 2 featuring Soli Bailey and Mikey Mallalieu

Part two of O’Neill’s creative series that features a surfer and filmer collaborating on a video project. In this episode,...

Watch: “Wax that COVID” Featuring William Aliotti

Ok, the boys have put this one way out there. That said, we are digging on the little animation parts....

Watch: “Zeke Lau Unleashed” Perfect waves at home

If you’ve been lucky enough to surf Town with a little swell, or better yet, actually get a few waves,...

TAKE FIVE: EP 18 Are you a local?

Do you consider yourself a local at a surf spot somewhere? No really, serious question. We ask because an interesting...

WY Premiere: Small Reactions New Age Soul

This tight little band popped a press release into our inbox last week and we kinda dig um. We thought...

Watch: “Twenty Seven Clips” Featuring Eli Hanneman

We lost track after about the fourth or fifth absolute hammer, but we’ll take his word for it on the...

Read: “Cold Comfort” By Marcus Paladino

We pumped this book up a few months back with a like Q&A (read here), but now it’s on the...

WY Recommends: Volcom jumps into the rubber biz

Volcom dropped a full range of suits a few months ago now but we just got around to checking out...

Watch: “Highway Rider” Featuring William Aliotti

We love us some William Aliotti. Ever since we were introduced to him a few years ago when we did...

The future is upon us Cruz Dinofa leads the charge of tomorrow’s youth

There’s been a movement in surfing of which has been pushing forward for a few years now. It’s been a...

Watch: “True Tapes” EP 01 A new vid series from Barron Mamiya

If you’ve been following along at all, you know we’ve been huge fans of Barron Mamiya for a while now....

Watch: “Free Surf” from RIPITUP Featuring Tristan Guilbaud

If you like your surfing fast and powerful here’s your guy as Tristan Guilbaud leaves nothing in the tank, as...

A few words with filmmaker Ben LaLande “Primitive,” featuring Kalum Bruhwiler

Filmmaker Ben LaLande is putting the finishing wraps on an interesting short film that captures the life of, yes, another...

Photo Credit: Thomas Fotomas

As is often the case, we stumbled upon the unique work of Thomas Pitois – who works under the nom...

What Youth Drinks: “Wine” A starter kit

Here’s the setup: You have a hot date lined up with you cooking dinner at the pad. There are a...

Watch: “Punto Magico” Mason goes south of the border

Straight up, Mason Ho is singlehandedly keeping surfing in the fun zone. In yet another Snapt4 outtake, our Hawaiian friend...

WY Recommends: Oscar x FCS x Christenson Surfboards A Groovy Little Collab

Whenever Osc sends over a clip, it doesn’t take long for someone in the office to get it up on...

WY Recommends: Demand Surf Products A little help is on the way

As a quasi surf-media company, whatever that is, we get a lot of cool stuff sent our way. We were...

Watch: “Vantage Points EP 1” From a new vid series from O’Neill

As part of a new video series from O’Neill, they partner a team surfer with a filmer to create some...

Take Five: EP 17 Wait, what? The WSL comes after Biolos

Oh boy. Filed under the category of “what we’re you thinking,” the WSL, surfing’s preeminent entertainment company, fired a warning...

Listen: Sonic Youth Surfing’s most important band?

Whether you’ve ever liked them or not isn’t really the question. No, it’s way more about a broader cultural influence...

Dirty ‘ol Wedge Grab your speedos and fins, it’s May 1!

As we sometimes do, we ended up at our favorite Mexican joint on yet another Friday afternoon. And, as we...

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