Throughout the CT off season we've been doing R&D with Ryan to make sure he's always got the equipment to be at his explosive best, no matter the conditions. And for a little rip bowl righthander, we think this HYFI Monsta 8 is it. Here's R-cal blowing up in the type of waves we're all faced with regularly at home.
Yep, you read that right. Mikey wants to hook you up. He recently fell in love with our Black Baron twin fin and figured you would too. So we partnered up with Quiksilver to give one away, along with $1000 worth of Quik gear. Need some new qetsuits? Grab 'em. Or some fresh clothes? All yours. Enter below:
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 2:04:59 pm Australia/Sydney
Throughout the Australian Boardriders Battle for 2019, we saw everyone from retired world champs to local legends and dads flairing on their HYFIs. Included in this clip is Lee Winkler representing Coffs Harbour, Johnnie Keith for North Shelly Beach on the Central Coast, and Parko leading the way for his beloved home club Snapper Rocks.
Rippable right points and barely anyone around - sounds like the ideal way to explore every inch of your repertoire, right? Here's Kai, jumping for the lenses of Metal Neck's Matt Tromberg and Tom Carey in Mainland Mexico. Board breakdowns, below (he's 5'10" / 68kg):
Friday, 1 February 2019 4:26:09 pm Australia/Sydney
Coming into the showdown at Pipe, with the most challenging road in our sport standing between him and even a shot at the World Title, you’d think Julian Wilson would be feeling the pressure. From a surfing mad nation, as its best shot at the crown. From family, friends and fans, willing J-Dub on to the win. From himself, as Julian’s ultimate career goal looms large, almost within reach.
What we saw however, and what Julian’s best mate and filmer Jimmy Lees has captured here, wasn’t quite the pressure cooker you’d imagine. It was just Australia’s best surfer, almost the world’s best, going about his daily routine. Taking care of his young family first and foremost, hanging with friends, surfing and training at every chance he’d get.
Among these were several historic performances on the North Shore, from some of the thickest Backdoor waves ridden during the biggest comp day run in years, to a huge victory against Kelly Slater at Pipeline to make the final.
We’re honoured to have been along for the ride as Julian closed out his best year yet on the WSL Dream Tour. 2019, here we come.
Saturday, 15 December 2018 12:28:31 pm Australia/Sydney
"Fun warm waves with no one around." That's how Kai summed up his last mission to Nicaragua, which is pretty close to the ideal surf trip in our books. Gallery and board details, below (he's 5'10" / 68kg):