Ross Clarke-Jones has the crazy eye and it’s the kind of crazy eye you want to be around, both in and out of the water. He surfs like a hellman and tells awesome stories – what's not to like? This year is Ross’ 28th year of being invited to the Eddie Aikau – and just like we said, he’s the kind of surfer you want to have around, even the Aikaus think so.
It's that time of year again where the team head to the North Shore for the Triple crown. Some of them deal with re-qualifying on the CT, others are just qualifying and the youngest are just here to get more experience, Hawaiian style.
Australia’s Matt Banting and Brazil’s Wiggolly Dantas will be racking up the air miles and surfing line-ups with the world’s best next year on the ASP tour. Matt and Wiggolly have been on the Quiksilver surf team since they were grommets. They’ve both killed it on this year’s WQS competition already clocking up the points before the end of the season to qualify for the 2015 tour.
This winter, big wave riding celebrates a special milestone with the 30th annual Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau at Waimea Bay, on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Quiksilver is pleased to announce the list of official 2014/15 Invitees and Alternates on this very special occasion.
You’ve watched ‘Bustin’ Down the Door’, read ‘Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell’, maybe even surfed there. And if you haven't, chances are you know there's definite potential to find yourself in trouble on the North Shore. We wanted to know how to avoid pissing off the locals but still score a few waves, so asked North Shore native, Freddy P, for some tips.
If you surf the same break every day, you’ll see the same crew. And sometimes, you’ll make friendships that will move from the surf to the turf. Jason ‘Mini’ Blanchard and Dane Reynolds met surfing the same break when Dane Reynolds was a lanky 15 year old with ‘an insane backhand’. Mini saw something in Dane, Dane saw something in Mini – then they got to work. It’s been over 10 years and they’re still shooting. Watch all three episodes to see how Marine Layer Productions came about.