Big waves, clutch performances, throw in a Clash of the Legends heat (where one legend didn't even catch a wave!), and there's little this sports writer has to do whilst covering the Reef Hawaiian Pro
After yesterday's dangerous and disorganized high surf, Haleiwa settled down and offered excellent conditions for the opening day of the REEF Hawaiian Pro today.
"My preparations have changed quite a bit lately. I used to focus only on competitions before. Now my head is asking me to look for more instead. Happiness is the key to success for me."
"We don't see ourselves as competing with the surf magazines. The audience who we're trying to talk to are the people who feel a strong connection to the ocean. Some of them obviously are going to be surfers, but more widely they could be people who fall under all sorts of groupings."
In 1985, Rusty Preisendorfer, an accomplished shaper at Canyon Surfboards with a visual arts major from UCSD, launched Rusty Surfboards and created what has become one of the most iconic logos in all of surfing.
In search of more variety and less crowds, Northern Beaches surfers Jordy Lawler and Jackson Carey hit the highway and steer northwards.
"He described watching radar images in the moments before Super Typhoon Haiyan reached land, saying “it has got to weaken, it has got to weaken”. Tragically it didn’t."