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P A R K I N G / The path of progression continues upward as surfing is forever reaching new hights. Whether it’s at your backyard surf spot, or on the world stage, taking to the skies has been the pinnacle expression of freedom for a new generation. Here’s CJ Kanuha at home on The Big Island, throwing one to the sky. Photo : Ehitu Keeling

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Editor’s Note Born to Fly

42 The Goodwin Project Family Odyssey Around the World

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Above The Lip Revolution Such Great Heights

30 Aperture Speed, Power & Flow

16 Music Take a trip with Vacationer

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the mind, especially when you consider he almost drowned there just 2 years prior on February 13, 2010.

high performance surfing in the air and the barrel. And who can possibly fathom what John John

mission... and landing it is street cred rich. The moral of Icarus’s story is that the young man was brash, reckless, and foolish. However, I simply believe that Icarus was born to be radical. Growing up with a father that could create flawless aerodynamical equipment was the perfect breeding ground for a daredevil. Likewise, young men who begin working with master surfboard shapers at a young age are destined to take surfing to unimagined levels.

TO DAEDALUS, A MASTER CRAFTSMEN.

IMPRISONED ON AN ISLAND, DAEDALUS

CRAFTED WINGS FOR HIMSELF AND ICARUS

SO THEY COULD ESCAPE BY FLYING AWAY.

Daedalus warns his son not to fly close to the sun

because the heat will melt the wax holding his

wings together. But alas, brash young Icarus does

not listen to his father’s advice and falls into the

sea - drowning.

Dorian’s experience?

Case in point is John “JC” Carper, master craftsmen, and Shane Dorian, savant of radical. Since bursting onto the scene in Momentum 20 years ago, Dorian has continually blown our minds on JC’s highly refined surfboards. Just look at Mr. Dorian fifty foot monster out at Mavericks, an ex-

young thrill seeker flying too high only to wipeout

in a flame of glory and then get engulfed by wa-

ter? Perhaps. But it certainly wont be the last. This

issue of Freesurf Magazine highlights man’s quest

to fly. While the subtleties between airplanes,

gliders and jets varies widely from motorcycles,

we remember two special surfers. -Matt Luttrell

ing is going, where a surf family is traveling, and

For this issue of FreeSurf we explore where surf-

will be attempting in the surf when he achieves

Could this be the first recorded instance of a

has watched his phenomenal test pilot redefine

John John’s first custom board 12 years ago, Pyzel

John John Florence and Jon Pyzel. Since shaping

Another surfer and shaper that comes to mind is

ample of commitment and dedication that baffles

snowboards and surfboards, “getting air” is the

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Music Review Vacationer

Vacationer is a new band out of Philadelphia, but, as

Vasoli’s new project is so completely different from

Fans of bands like Washed Out, Wavves, Animal

their name implies, their sounds will transport you

his other bands that even his biggest fans may

Collective and even the Beta Band will feel right at

to far away places. Lead by Kenny Vasoli, a prolific

not recognize his new sound. With a release date

home with Vacationer. Consider Gone to be a little

musician best known as the lead singer of the pop

of March 20th, Vacationer’s first LP Gone is com-

getaway from the monotony of life’s routine. This

punk band The Starting Line and Person L, the tal-

prised of down tempo chill music that still manages

album should have a home in the mp3 player of

ented performer acts as singer, guitarist, and bass-

to retain an organic feel. The first single “Trip” is

any runner. Watch for Vacationer this summer tour-

ist for the group. The rest of the band members are

an ethereal track that is the perfect groove for a

ing with The Naked and Famous. You can find more

slightly more mysterious, and they currently seem

get together with friends or a drive to the beach.

information at www.vacationermusic.com

happy to keep it that way. Despite the secrecy, it is

“Dreamlike” is more upbeat and includes a sitar riff

- Jordon Cooper

rumored that Person L’s drummer, Ryan Zimmaro,

that even the late George Harrison of The Beatles-

also acts as the drummer of Vacationer. Matt Young

would dig. The most straight forward track on the

and Grant Wheeler, from the band Body Language,

album is “Summer End,” a traditional rock song that

are co-conspirators and producers on the project.

still manages to retain the dreamy sound of a 60s classic.


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ABOVE THE LIP REVOLUTION COMES FROM WATCHING AN OLD SURF

ment that allows for more speed and freedom. If

MOVIE THAT YOU “KNEW”TO BE CUTTING

there’s one thing that has been constant from day

EDGE AND COMPARE IT TO THE PRESENT

one in our sport it is that our surfboards continu-

DAY ACROBATIC CIRCUS THAT IS THE

ally improve. What’s interesting is that revolutions

NEW NORMAL (FOR NOW THAT IS). If surf-

always seem to sneak up on the previous genera-

ing keeps pace with this progressive state, what

tions like a drive by shooting, staking their territory

will the standard be in another 20 years?

until they get shot down by the next powers to be.

Surfing turned its focus towards the lip in the 80s with floaters and lip bashes. In the 90s that progressed to tail slides and some simple airs. In the new millennium, as equipment got smaller, lighter and faster the sport took even higher to the air with a technical skate influence. Currently, we have all of this boiled down into a refined potion of surfing that is done 90 percent above the lip line.

Matt Meola : backside is the new frontside

evolve? No doubt a lot of it has to do with equip-

Ezekiel Lau : the penthouse view

OBVIOUS THEN THE COLD REALITY THAT

Albee Layer : there’s something in the air

Why does surfing evolve? How does surfing

Flynn Novak : Often imitated and never duplicated

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off some pretty crazy airs, however, the one thing

transition into the surfing we see today. Equipment

that really held surfers back was the length and

found a balance between length and width. Kids

width of their boards. Looking back at the videos

had grown up watching Kelly do his thing but they

you can see the evidence. It looks like we were

had an appetite to mix skate moves with tail slides.

riding elf shoes. Long skinny boards with too much

Andy Irons comes to mind. AI was one of the first

nose rocker. I remember thinking how small our

to really incorporate grabbing his rail while doing

boards were compared to the generation before

a power tail slide 360. Timmy Curran was another

us. But too much focus went to narrowing the

revolutionary, combining technical grabs while fly-

board and not shortening the board.

ing through the air. The thing that sets present day

have pulling a huge slob air and backing it up with a big tail blow rail grab 360. It’s the new standard to be able to pull off these moves multiple times on wave after wave.

Ezekiel Lau : the penthouse view

SURFING IS DONE 90 PERCENT ABOVE THE LIP LINE NOW.

surfing apart from years past is the ease these kids

Albee Layer : there’s something in the air

Personally, I think the 2000s is when you saw a real Flynn Novak : Often imitated and never duplicated

During the 90s you had guys that were able to pull

Matt Meola : backside is the new frontside


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Flynn Novak : Often imitated and never duplicated Albee Layer : there’s something in the air Ezekiel Lau : the penthouse view Matt Meola : backside is the new frontside

I remember going on a trip with a very young Dane

I’m a huge fan of the surfing that is being dis-

Reynolds and Clay Marzo. We were in Fiji and the

played at present. I love that kids today can

waves were only head high. I couldn’t believe how

hack a huge carve followed by a big air reverse.

consistently they landed big airs. All their surfing

As long as everyone (surf mags included) pre-

was done above the lip. Grabs and spins were

serves the beauty of power surfing that’s done

added for good measure. Of course, Dane and Clay

in the water I’m all for the above the lip revolu-

went on to be at the forefront of progressive surf-

tion! -Ross Williams

ing that we are now accustomed to, but on that trip they were just teenagers. I couldn’t help but think that I was looking at the future style taking hold of our sport.


Flynn Novak : Often imitated and never duplicated

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IT’S THE NEW STANDARD TO BE ABLE TO PULL OFF THESE MOVES MULTIPLE TIMES ON WAVE AFTER WAVE.

Albee Layer : there’s something in the air

Ezekiel Lau : the penthouse view Matt Meola : backside is the new frontside


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GROUND ZERO FOR AERIAL SURFING ON

Shore breaks as consistently as Rocky Point.

handle the wave’s high performance nature.

THE NORTH SHORE, ROCKY POINT HAS

Rocky’s holds swell up to 6 ft plus and is often

1972, Australian surf groms Wayne Bartholomew

LONG BEEN THE PERFECT CANVAS FOR OUR

referred to as the Trestles of Hawaii. Offering up

and Michael Peterson lived in the forest near the

SPORTS MOST PROGRESSIVE RIDERS. Nestled

a variety of waves, from soft rolling walls, clean

beach and surfed Rocky Point by themselves for a

right between Pipeline and Sunset, Rocky’s works

Pipeline-esque draining barrels, to crazy shallow

few epic weeks. By the mid 70s, progressive surf-

best on a West Northwest swell. With a flat, sharp,

reef launching pads sections perfect for aerial surf-

ing had become synonymous with Rocky Point,

curvy lava rock reef extending all the way inland

ing, Rocky’s appeals to pros and average joes alike.

with Larry “The Rubberman” Bertlemann, Buttons

to the beach, this stable barrier protects the beach

Undoubtedly the most popular wave on the North

Kaluhiokalani and Mark Liddell blowing minds. Pho-

from being swept away by the winter’s heavy wave

Shore, the tubular rights and majestic lefts have

tographers and film makers swarmed to the action.

action. It also allows serves as the ideal surfing

hooked any surfer lucky enough to ride one of its

They have been there ever since, documenting

spectacle, a sandy arena that photographers and

sultry waves.

surfing’s greatest talents as they push the bound-

spectators alike use to experience heavy and radical surf action, in close proximity to the beach.

Aside from Sunset, no other wave on the North

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aries of what is possible on a surfboard. Rocky Point was largely unsurfed until the inception of the shortboard in 1969 and 1970. Longboards

From Michael and Derrick Ho, Kalani Robb, to pres-

from the 60s simply did not allow surfers to fully

ent day standouts Flynn Novak, Kalani Chapman


and Mason Ho, Rocky’s continues to attract a determined crowd of some of the North Shore’s hottest rippers, all jockeying for the perfect wave. With it’s shifting peak and quick down the line push, the wave offers up surfers with multiple sections where they can pull in or punt a gigantic air. Photographers perch behind the rock beach and fire away at a crowd of over 100 locals, grommet rippers, and an assorted mix of Brazos, Aussies, mainlanders, and Europeans. With a chance to capture the next cover shot, photographers hover on the beach whenever the elements of talent, sun and surf come together here. Despite the crowds, Rocky’s undeniable sweetness has never faded. --Chris Latronic


photos : Latronic

NORTH SHORE SURF SHOP PIPE PRO JUNIOR

IT IS SOMEWHAT SURPRISING TO THINK THAT IN THE 41 YEARS OF SURF CONTEST HISTORY THAT’S TRANSPIRED AT THE BANZAI PIPELINE, 2012 MARKED THE FIRST TIME THE CONTEST WAS A PRO JUNIOR. Hawaii’s top juniors thought it was better late than never and were frothing at the tantalizing thought of scoring nugging Pipeline and Backdoor with just 3 other surfers out. But alas, luck wasn’t quite on the junior surfer’s side. Mother Ocean sent a three to five foot swell from the Northeast, not the Northwest, forcing the event to run at Gums. Despite the initial disappointment that the contest was being run on a sandbar instead of the famous reef to its west, the event was blessed with some insanely rippable waves. While wave selection in the morning was tricky, as the day progressed and the tide dropped, draining righthand barrels and punchy overhead waves offered Hawaii’s Juniors huge scoring opportunities.

Held on an overcast Saturday in March, the inaugural North Shore Surf Shop Pipe Pro Junior was held over one day during the two week holding period of the SeaHawaii Women’s Pro at Pipeline. With a talented field of top junior surfers from Hawaii, South Africa, Japan and Europe competing in overhead surf, spectators were treated to a phenomenal display of wave riding prowess. Early on, Ezekial Lau, Koa Smith and Keanu Asing looked to be the in-form surfers of the event, each decimating the reeling righthanders with style and precision. Yet it was 18-year-old Conner Coffin’s day. The talented regular footed surfer from Santa Barbara, best known for his progressive power surfing, managed to squeaked through his first 3 rounds of competition, taking 2nd place in all his

heats. Displaying incredible poise and smart heat strategy throughout the full day of competition, the young Californian peaked in the finals, convincingly beating Ezekial Lau, Koa Smith and fellow Californian Jake Halstead. Coffin’s coach Brad Gerlach, the former ASP World Number Two surfer and big wave hellman, gave the young surfer some Zen-like advice before the final. “Aim for 1st or 4th. Just go for broke and leave it all out in the water,” Gerlach said.


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COFFIN’S COACH BRAD GERLACH, THE FORMER ASP WORLD NUMBER TWO SURFER AND BIG WAVE HELLMAN, GAVE THE YOUNG SURFER SOME ZEN-LIKE ADVICE BEFORE THE FINAL. “AIM FOR 1ST OR 4TH. JUST GO FOR BROKE AND LEAVE IT ALL OUT IN THE WATER,” GERLACH SAID.

Despite a week of heavy rain, Saturday’s official ASP 2 Star rated event was blessed with decent weather. Liam McNamara continued his push to give the youth of Hawaii a chance to compete in more local events with this new Pro Junior event. Earlier this year, McNamara and the North Shore Surf Shop put on a highly successful 4 Star rated Pro Junior event at Sunset Beach that was won by Ezekial Lau. Lau picked right back up from his

victory at the Sunset Pro Junior and looked to be the surfer to beat throughout the event. Lau dominated his early heats, threading deep barrels and executing radical snaps and carves, advancing with style and ease through to the finals. The kid, err young Senior at Kamehameha High School, has been surfing with the power of Sunny Garcia and the style of Bruce Irons. No joke. Speaking of Kauai, Koa Smith was turning heads and cameras

with explosive top to bottom surfing in tricky conditions. The 17-year-old goofyfooter surfed brilliantly on his backhand, navigating through pinching barrels and blasting huge vertical snaps under the lip. Smith even managed to score a 10 point ride during the event, his first 10 point ride since nabbing a perfect score at a Rell Sunn Menehune event earlier in his career.


1st : Conner Coffin (USA) 2nd : Koa Smith (HAW) 3rd : Jake Halstead (USA) 4th : Ezekial Lau (HAW)

Local North Shore surfer Makai McNamara narrowly missed making a second consecutive appearance in a North Shore Pro Junior Final, falling to eventual winner Conner Coffin in a tightly contested Semifinal. Coming out of nowhere was local standout Luke Shepardson. The unsponsored surfer, best known for a 15-second Indonesian barrel featured on Surfline, charged through the

event and even took down an in-form Keanu Asing in their Quarterfinal matchup. Shepardson even managed to score the only barrel of the event out at Backdoor during his Semifinal heat but fell short of the finals. Jake Halstead, a 17-year-old from San Diego, showed technical rail to rail surfing as he tore apart the peeling rights, and his committed rail surfing landed him with a spot in the finals. Yet

in the end it was Conner Coffin’s day. Despite the level of talent in the water for the finals, Conner found the best waves during the 35-minute final. With precision, power and style, Coffin surfed like a young Tom Curren during the business end of the contest. A very stoked Conner Coffin commented on the beach that the victory was the first time he had won an event since he was 12.


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For the second time in 2 months, the NorthShore Surf Shop has once again put on a stellar event for the junior surfers of Hawaii. Not merely content with just two events, McNamara hopes to create an 8 event Pro Junior series in the coming year that will include events on all the major Hawaiian Islands. With no junior events held during the last two years, McNamara is spearheading the charge

to help the junior surfers of Hawaii earn valuable rating points and experience. “It is all for the kids. It is all for the future of the sport. I don’t want to see our talent from Hawaii going to waste,” said McNamara. These two grass roots events give McNamara the hope that a big sponsor will step up to the plate next year to help sponsor a Junior Hawaii tour. With a total prize purse of $10,000,

the North Shore Surf Shop Pro Junior was another phenomenal event for the junior surfers of Hawaii. We are already getting psyched about next year’s contest when the NorthShore Surf Shop scores a Northwest swell. It is gonna be exciting to watch Hawaii’s top juniors get a chance to shine out at Pipeline.


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Imagine traveling around the world with your family

waves. Who hasn’t watched The Endless Summer,

his words. Much of this is due to his unique up-

for a year. Sounds like a dream, right? For the Good-

Litmus, Sipping Jetstreams, or Thicker Than Water

bringing. His childhood makes the fiction of Jack

win family, this dream has become their reality.

and dreamed of visiting those exotic locales? No

London and Mark Twain’s seem tame compared to

Over the past 7 months, a film crew has travelled

surfer worth his salt (or stoke) doesn’t possess this

reality. Raised by a wandering father, Aamion grew

with Aamion and Daize Goodwin, and their two

wanderlust. It is practically ingrained in our very fi-

up in Kauai, New Zealand and Fiji.

children Given (3) and True (1), documenting their

ber as surfers, and perhaps even our DNA.

adventures and surf sessions as they trot around

The Goodwin Project is not simply just a surf film.

the globe. With two RED EPIC Cameras, a custom

With a journey that will span 18 countries and count-

The film is an adventure in the making, encom-

underwater housing, and 215 additional pieces of

less cultures, the Goodwin’s are using travel as

passing travel, family and adventure. Ultimately,

gear in tow, the tentatively titled Goodwin Project

their children’s great teacher. While the premise of

the filmmakers hope to show the wonders of this

might just become a surf movie like no other.

the film is rather unique, it also doesn’t hurt that the

world through the eyes of the Goodwin family. Ten-

Goodwin’s are the surf world’s modern day dream

tatively aiming to premiere at the 2014 Sundance

A surf movie, if done right, is much more than JUST

family. Daize Goodwin, formerly Daize Shayne, is

Film Festival, don’t let the two year wait get you

a surf movie. It is a movie that inspires dreams,

a two time longboarding world champion and one

down. The filmmakers constantly update their blog,

evokes freedom, and ultimately embodies escape.

of the original Roxy Girls. Kauai’s Aamion Goodwin

letting you follow the Goodwin’s journey at the-

Escape from the daily doldrums of our normal ex-

is best known to surf fans for packing huge barrels

goodwinproject.com. - Matt Luttrell

istence. A surf film can suspend reality; no job, no

at Pipeline. A man of few words, the tall statured

school, just traveling in search of perfect, empty

surfer prefers to let his actions speak louder than

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APERTURE


MAKAI MCNAMARA, making the ladies notice. Photo : Rock


JAMIE O’BRIEN, engulfed Photo : Baeseman


GAVIN GILLETTE, buried. Photo : Latronic


OLA ELEOGRAM, Maui No Ka Oi Photo : Quincy Dein


These tables, called O Ta b l e s , are sleek, modern and decidedly retro chic.

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For a surfer, there are few things sadder than hav-

that he first got into shaping by stripping down old

ing to discard a broken surfboard - just the thought

longboards and then reshaping them into short-

of your surfboard sitting in a landfill is depressing.

boards. A creative lightbulb flashed for the talented

Yet a Kauai based architect and designer Lawrence

furniture designer. Knowing the aesthetic allure

O’Toole has found a novel way to give new life to

that a well-crafted surfboard holds for surfers and

washed up surfboards.... old surfboards become

non-surfers alike, O’Toole began tinkering with the

tables.

process of making tables out of discarded surfboards he found around Kauai.

These surfboard tables are not like your uncles old board table with the mix matched wooden legs at-

The tables are handcrafted on the island of Kauai

tached to it. No sir. These tables, called O Tables,

out of recycled materials and presented as high-

are sleek, modern and decidedly retro chic. Using

end contemporary furniture pieces. The O Table

reclaimed surfboards, the foam is reshaped into

with a stainless steel base retails at $595, while

a disc, painted, re-glassed and then attached to a

the tabletop disc can be purchased separately for

stainless steel base. The result is a stunning piece

$295 and makes a slick tray or portable desktop.

of functional art.

The surf tables deliver the tactile experience of the surfboard into your home or workspace.

O’Toole found the inspiration for the O Table while surfing this past fall. Talking with a surfboard shaper

O Tables and O Disks are available from Lot Modern

out in the lineup, the shaper recounted to O’Toole

online at www.lotmodern.com.


Christy O Harris at O Lab


Hawaii artist Heather Brown and Rip Curl, the company that created “The Search,” have teamed up to create a special line of women’s wear for this summer. The unique collaboration features Heather Brown’s artwork on a special line of bathing suits and sportswear. Be quick because this limited edition line is sure to sell out fast!

A sad day for surfing indeed with the passing of Mel Kinney. A paddle out was held this past March 10th at Kaimana Beach. Beloved and respected by the entire community, Mel is remembered and celebrated as a consummate Hawaiian waterman, a friend to many and loving family man. An original crew member of the Hokulea, Mel was also known for being featured in the opening credits of the original Hawaii Five-O when he was 13. Mel loved to surf big and small waves, and everything in between – and he did so with one of the biggest smiles in the water. Those who were lucky enough to have known Mel will miss his presence

Local woodworker and skateboarder Daniel Young has combined his two passions into a new project, aptly titled Daniel Young Skateboards Hawaii. Crafting skateboards out of koa and other exotic woods, Daniel has begun raising funds on Kickstarter. These gorgeous longboard skateboards look like the perfect accessory for the summer. Cruise over to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1422087390/daniel-young-skateboards-hawaii to help a young entrepreneur out!

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You might remember the article we published back in February regarding tsunami debris from Japan. While we have been concerned about the beaches There is something in the air over there in Maui. For the second straight month, a Maui surfer has won Surfline’s Punt of the Month. Matt Meola landed an air that he doesn’t even know the name of (and that no one has seen before) to win February’s punt of the month. Matt won $500 and is now in the running, along with Albee, to win $10,000 for the Punt of the Year.

Paddle outs were held at three different spots on March 16th to mark the one year anniversary of Sion Milosky’s tragic passing at Mavericks. Held at Pipeline, Prince Kuhio Beach Park on Kauai and at Mavericks, surfers gathered to pay their respects to the big wave charger.

and waves of Hawaii, not much has been reported about the surfers from Japan that have been affected. That has all changed now. A new documentary series “We Are All Radioactive” looks at a group of surfers trying to rebuild Japan, just 100 miles away from Fukushima. The first episode premiered this past March 11th. Be sure to check it out at weareallradioactive.com


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Reef McIntosh won Surfline’s Wave of the Winter with a macking Off the Wall grinder. Reef caught the wave on December 2nd and had to wait nearly four months to find out that his wave was deemed best by a panel of expert judges, which included Gerry Lopez, Pancho Sullivan, Sunny Garcia and Ross Williams. Reef’s win nets him $25,000. Overall, not a bad winter season for Reef since he gets to cash two big checks with this win and his win at Da Hui Backdoor Shootout. Congrats Reef!

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Legendary Hawaii water cinematographer Mike Prickett was injured on March 14th during a diving incident in Tahiti. Prickett suffered decompression sickness after rescuing another diver that was in trouble. Without regard to his own safety, Pricket dove down 220 feet to rescue the panicked diver. Prickett used up all of his air during the rescue and was left partially paralyzed from the incident. You can donate to help the Prickett family by visiting prayforprickett.com.

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L O O K / Reef McIntosh and his $25,000 wave of the winter Photo : Spencer Suitt


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