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Surphang Magazine

Issue 25

Proudly presents A

Pro SHOW DUO! Go On John John! & AMAZIN' MARZO! PLUS ALL NEW FEATURE

SURPHOGRAPHY

Hollow Hawaii

Hawaii's High Flyers Joy Riding

with

Josh Burke

Surphang celebrates!


Surphang Magazine

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'Home is where the heart is!' There's nothing better than that feeling of returning home after an epic trip. Sure it was a great time but nothing beats home comforts! Still that doesn't stop you setting off again when you're ready for it! And so after our very own epic two year trip with SURPHANG Magazine, we're heading home, back to the home of surfing – Hawaii! Where else would have been fitting for our twenty fifth second anniversary issue! But never fear, SURPHANG will once again be venturing to all four corners of the globe bringing you the best SURfing PHotography ANd Gossip for the forthcoming future!

Perfection at the spiritual home of surfing, Hawaii. Photo: Scott Ellwood

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Surphang Magazine

Magazine Editor: Stuart Gaston Contributing Photographers: Jean-Marc Amoyal, Jordan Anast, Paul Anderson, Damian Antioco, Guillaume Arrieta, Bebet, Tim Borrow, John Brumfeld, Alan Burke, Mpu Dinani, Andrew Christie, Scott Ellwood, Jake Evans, Joe Foster, Jacob Fricks, Catherine Gregory, Christiane Hartl, Ben Howard, Duncan Hall, Michael Kellerman, Jesse Little, Mamat, Darren Longbottom, Anthony Mansfeld, Bernard Moulia, Peter Perkovich, Brian Scott, Peter Perreaux, Olaf Pignataro, Benoit Raoul, Ben Shepherd, Jared Sislin, Ben Thouard, Harry Sweeney, Vince Timson, Joe Wallace, Ruby Young Staff Photographer: Stuart Gaston Send any photographic submissions for future issues of the magazine to: surphangmagazine@ymail.com

Cover Shot: John John Florence in the blue room Photo: Ben Thouard

The spiritual home of surfing looking celestial! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos

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This Issue's Features

Pro Show Uno Pro Show DUo Hollow Hawaii Go on John John! Amazin' Marzo! John John Florence is the up and coming icon of surfng – so we asked some up and coming surfers why that is!

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Clay Marzo is arguably one of the world's most talented surfers who we rarely see! So here's a moment with the man himself!

Ever wondered why those Hawaiian waves are so hollow and perfect? Well this will just tantalise you even further!


This Issue

Hawaii's High Flyers Hawaiian waves are a perfect platform for young talent to perform so here's a pick of just a few coming through!

Joy Riding with Josh Burke

Josh Burke from Barbados loves getting barrelled so here he is talking us through one of his joy riding experiences in Hawaii!

SURPHOGRAPHY Jacob Fricks In our new feature, young surf photographer Jacob Fricks, just back from Hawaii himself, shares some of his favourites!

Plus regular features, The Goss...

Surphang celebrates!

and

THE GALLERY

An A-Frame to celebrate another issue of awesome surf! Photo: Scott Ellwood

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Welcome to

Pro Show Uno Go on John John! Words: Stu Gaston; Photos: Ben Thouard, Catherine Gregory, Jean-Marc Amoyal, Jordan Anast & Scott Ellwood

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SM John John Florence flows effortlessly through a Tahitian barrel! Photo: Ben Thoaurd


The Pro Show

In this issue's frst instalment of The Pro Show, it's time to take a closer look at a Hawaiian Champ – John John Florence! He's won this, he's won that, he's one of the most successful surfers for his age ever! No doubt he will continue to be one of the most successful surfers of his time, a future World Champ even! So what is it that makes him so good and such an inspiration to up coming surfers everywhere? We asked some of them for their thoughts on John John Florence.

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Go On John John!

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SM John John on it back home in Hawaii! Photo: Catherine Gregory


The Pro Show

“John John is so smooth through his transitions from big turns to big airs and his barrel riding ability is amazing! The thing about his surfng that inspires me would have to be how good he is at his airs and barrel riding!� Jackson Baker, Newcastle, Australia

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John John on an awesome right hander! Photo: Catherine Gregory


The Pro Show

“John John is my favorite surfer because he is a completed surfer. He is good on turns, barrels and air. His style seems like he is so comfortable and not forced. He inspires me because he is cool and he surf's so good. I've watched his movie more than 100 times!� Victor Bernardo, Guaruja, Brazil

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Go On John John!

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SM John John's perfect pig dog at Pipe! Photo: Catherine Gregory


The Pro Show

“John John has always been my favourite surfer since I was young hearing about him surfng Pipeline at age 10! I love his style and the way he's not afraid to throw something huge to fat! His surfng's inspired me to hopefully be and do what he's doing and surfng the best waves around the world with only one other guy out!� Darcy Crump, Avalon, Australia

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Go On John John!

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SM John John on it whatever the weather! Photo: Scott Ellwood


The Pro Show

“John John is my favourite surfer because he is the most progressive surfer in the world and still charges and surfs big waves so easily.� Patrick Parker, Manly, Australia

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Go On John John!

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SM John John honing his aerial game! Photo: Jordan Anast


The Pro Show “John John is my favourite surfer because of how chilled he is on the wave! You would never expect him to go big until he goes over the lip! But what inspires me most is he doesn't even have a coach!� Leon Glatzer, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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Go On John John!

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SM John John takes it tail high! Photo: Jordan Anast


The Pro Show “I just love how John John makes it look so easy and the way that he tweaks his airs and draws his line is just way more crisp than anyone else!” Shane Sykes, Durban, South Africa

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Go On John John!

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SM The John John Florence flow! Photo: Jordan Anast


The Pro Show “John John is my favourite surfer because you never know what he is going to do and he is so good in everything, that's what probably inspires me to surf too.” Will Davey, Famara, Lanzarote

“John John has a diferent style to all the other surfers and he draws lines and does manoeuvres that are innovative in a way that no other surfer seems to do it. His clips on Vimeo are probably the best clips to watch before a surf because he does airs and hacks that are crazy! He charges, does punts and does big turns.. He has the whole package and that's what every grom aspires to be!” Quinn Bruce, Gold Coast, Australia

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Welcome to

Pro Show DUo Amazin' Marzo! Words: Stu Gaston; Photos: Damian Antioco

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SM Clay Marzo and his amazing aerial antics! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


The Pro Show

Clay Marzo is destined to always be the surfng world's greatest enigma. Arguably one of the most talented surfers ever to live, Clay is also one of the most elusive, rarely seen on the competition circuit and since he lost the backing of his main sponsor, Quiksilver, last year, fnding it all the more difcult to keep his profle above the surface. That said, the second six months of last year saw the man himself resurface with fans treated to rare new footage of the enigmatic surfer. So when our man in Hawaii, Damian Antioco of DoomaPhotos, recently sent us some epic shots of Clay, we knew it was time to turn the spotlight, just for a moment, on 'Amazin' Marzo!'

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Amazin' Marzo!

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SM Clay Marzo marvels with his tube riding technique too! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


The Pro Show

Clay lives and breathes surfng – this much was certain from an early age, frst being on his dad's board from the age of 2, even before he could walk! Growing older, he would mimic the surf moves of his brother Cheyne Magnusson, amazing everyone in how adept he became at this right down to the same style and hand movements, even though Cheyne is regular, Clay goofy. Of course with such natural talent, going into competition seemed the obvious path for the young Clay Marzo.

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Amazin' Marzo!

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SM More from Marzo's amazing aerial maneouvres! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


The Pro Show

Clay did indeed have early success on the competitive circuit. At 11 he came third in the NSSA Nationals which earnt him his frst big sponsorship deal with Quiksilver. Then at 15, he made NSSA history, becoming the frst surfer to receive two perfect 10s and go on to win the Open Men's National Title. But these achievements were all the more amazing because of their rarity. Clay would often paddle out into the line up for a heat and just freeze, unable to surf on demand. He wanted to surf for the sheer stoke of it not because he had to win some contrived format, scoring points for specifc moves, not to mention the paddle battles to even get a wave! All of this was completely beyond Clay's own understanding of surfng.

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Amazin' Marzo!

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SM Clay Marzo makes his way through another green room! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


The Pro Show

Clay's unconventional behaviour, his intense focus on surfng and his incongruity with the ways of surf competiton meant he really began to stand out from the crowd, that he was in some way 'different'. He was told to 'see what's up' – after many tests he was found to have Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. For anyone who knows anything about autism, knowing is a relief but it doesn't solve anything. But what it did do for Clay was explain why he couldn't get his head round competing – he lives in the moment, enjoys the moment and wants to live to the full with no other agenda. If he sees someoneelse get a sick barrel, he wants to too, simple.

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Amazin' Marzo!

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SM Clay grabs another airborne opportunity! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


The Pro Show

And so Clay Marzo has become the true soul surfer, true to himself, true to his condition and true to his surfng. He lets himself and his surfng be what they ought to be and in so doing will be one of the most talented surfers of all time. We will most likely never see him take on the Tour, or surf a heat against Kelly Slater (although he did win the 3-star Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido in Mexico back in 2009), but we don't need to. Kelly himself once said of Clay, “one of the best surfers in the world� and that's all we need to know!

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Hollow Hawaii Words: Stu Gaston; Photos: Damian Antioco

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SM A classic Hawaiian break looking nice and hollow! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


Hot Spots

Any self respecting surfer of the twenty first century will want to travel to and surf the North Shore of Hawaii at some point of their surfing life – it's like the Mecca of the religion of surf, the celestial home of surfing. But why? We've not been ourselves, though it is on our bucket list, but before we dig deep in our pockets to fund such a trip, we thought it would be worth kowing what makes Hawaii so special...

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SM A room with a view... actually quite a few! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


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First then, why is Hawaii considered the home of surfing? Well the earliest written account of surfing, or “hee nalu” in Hawaiian, was by Lieutenant James King in 1779 just months after Captain Cook’s death. He described Native Hawaiians riding a wood plank on the swells of Kealakekua Bay on Hawaii Island. Even he could see how much fun the sport was writing, “… they seem to feel a great pleasure in the motion that this exercise gives.” Surfing is indeed believed to have originated long ago in ancient Polynesia, later thriving in Hawaii. It was once a sport only reserved for 'alii' ( the Hawaiian royalty), which is why surfing is often called the “sport of kings.”

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SM A hollow righthander reeling in to shore. Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


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Ok so far so good, but what makes the waves in Hawaii more special than any other surfing spot in the world? Well apparently the famous surf in Hawaii occurs due to various favorable environmental conditions, from the geographic position in the middle of the Pacific Ocean just on the fair weather side of the main storm track, to the ideal seabed shape for making the perfect peak, to the wave grooming, consistent offshore trade winds, to the small tidal ranges.

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SM To some a lefthander, to goofyfooters, hollow perfection! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


Hot Spots Now that's all well and good, but how does that all relate to the reality of these huge hollow waves hitting Hawaii? So keeping things simple, waves are created by little more than wind acting on water. When large gale force storms churn in the middle of the ocean, they consequently send waves emanating out from their center in the direction in which they are moving. Of course, the stronger the winds are, the larger the waves will be. Furthermore, the slower moving the storm is, the longer the period of surf will last and the more consistent the waves will be. This is what is known as the “fetch” of the storm, with a “captured fetch” meaning that the storm essentially stalled in one place and kept pulsing out energy from a consistent location. With a slow moving storm the resulting swell could last for a couple of days, whereas with a storm that races quickly across the ocean the resulting swell could last no longer than a couple of hours.

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SM Now that's one big, empty, hollow, blue room! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


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In both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, the largest and fiercest storms generally take place during the winter months. During the winter months in Hawaii, hurricane strength storms churn in the North Pacific off the eastern coast of Japan and south of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Packing hurricane force winds, these storms send out pulses of energy that travel as waves across the Pacific until they run into some distant shore.

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SM Another righthander reeling into the shoreline! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


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Now these waves have about 3,000 miles of open ocean to travel with nothing to slow them down and Hawaii is the very first landmass that they hit.

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SM Now just imagine riding that righthander! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


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Consequently, the waves hit Hawaii with huge force and can create times when surf can exceed 30, 40, or even 60 feet at the more exposed locations.

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SM Lines of hollow ones reeling in off the Pacific! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


Hot Spots Seeing as the waves are generated to the north of the islands, these exposed locations are found on the north and west facing shores, hence the infamous North Shore (clues in the name and all that)! So there you go that's why the waves on Hawaii are huge and hollow!

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Hawaii's High Flyers Words: Stu Gaston; Photos: Damian Antioco

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SM Tanner Hendrickson grabs some Hawaiian air time! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


Hot Shots Not surprisingly, the home of surfng is the birthplace to many talented surfers and in Hawaii they sure do start them young – Clay Marzo isn't the only one who can claim to be surfng before he was even walking! So here's our look at just a few Hawaiian High Flyers!

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Dylan Lehmann

Age: 15 Years surfng: 11 Where you live: Lahaina, Maui Sponsors: Quiksilver, Moskova, Flanagan Surfboards, Dakine, Moya Brand Jiu-Jitsu Local break/s: Honolua Bay Favourite surfer? Chris Ward Favourite place to surf? Windmills Favourite surf movie? The Bruce Movie Favourite surf trick? Barrels Favourite board? 5'6 Fling

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SM Dylan Lehmann launching off a fun one! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


Hot Shots

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SM Dylan Lehmann likes time in the green room! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


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What frst got you into surfng? Mainly my friends got me into surfng. They pushed me a lot and I think they are the main reason I surf today. When did you become sponsored? I got sponsored by Quiksilver when I was 10 years old. What do you prefer then, free surfng or competitions and why? I prefer free surfng over surfng competitively. What moment are you most proud of in your surfng career so far? I think my second place fnish in the Nationals was the most proud moment of my surfng career so far Who in surfng inspires you most? Any pro surfer not wearing skinny jeans that's still making a living.

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Dylan Lehmann

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SM And with green rooms like this, who can blame him! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


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When and where was your best surf session? Two winters ago out at Windmills. What's the worst wipeout of your life? I got my leash wrapped around me for a while, when I came up everything was white and I couldn't hear anything. Do you train as well as surf? Yeah, I train a lot of Jiu-Jitsu and I do some cross-ft here and there. I also like to do a lot of rock running and diving. What's the healthiest thing you ate today? Acai bowl from Jamba Juice What do you do when you don't surf? When the waves are flat I usually go out on my boat and fsh or dive. I also like to ride dirt bike when I get a chance. What's your goal for the next year? My goals for next year are doing as many ASP Pro Junior competitions as I can and hopefully go on some trips and get some footage.

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Braiden Mathers

Age: 17 Nickname: Braido Years surfng: 6 Where you live: Lahaina, Maui Sponsors: Reezen Eyewear, Monster Energy Local break/s: Ironwoods and a few secret spots Favourite surfer? Mason Ho Favourite place to surf? Indo for sure Favourite surf movie? 156 Tricks Favourite surf trick? Barrels and Laybacks Favourite board? Al Merrick Remix

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SM Braiden Mathers makes light of the rippable surf! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


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Braiden Mathers

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SM Braiden Mathers getting nicely slotted! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


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What frst got you into surfng? My dad started surfng when he was pretty young so he got me into the water and I just gradually became more interested in surfng when I was older. When and how did you become sponsored? I was around 12 and a local company ended up picking me up and supporting me for a few years. What do you prefer then, free surfng or competitions and why? Free surfng, you're never gonna be able to beat getting perfect waves with your friends and travelling. What moment are you most proud of in your surfng career so far? All my edits, I love to edit so after putting hours into it, it feels good to watch them after. Who in surfng inspires you most? Mason Ho and Ozzie Wright for being creative and always having the most fun while in the water.

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Braiden Mathers

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SM Braiden Mathers brings out his fins with a nice spray fan! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


Hot Shots When and where was your best surf session? Indo at Ulus is always hard to beat especially when Racetracks lights up, it's the sickest wave ever. What's the worst wipeout of your life? One time my leash got caught on the reef when I was 12 and a 3 wave set came through and I couldn't get my leash off the reef. At the last second, it popped off and the last wave landed on my head and I got pretty worked. Do you train as well as surf? I go to the gym and do yoga as well to keep ft.

What do you do when you don't surf? I edit my videos, play some basketball, or just go on trips across the island with my friends. What's your goal for the next year? I'm doing a few WQS comps so hopefully I do good in those and build up a bit of a speed. Also flm as much as possible and nail a few clips. And what about the future? In the future I would like to get into a few major movie parts or even make my own movie at one point. And of course the WCT is a dream.

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Cole Alves

Name: Nicholas Makana Alves Age: 13 Nickname: Cole Years surfng: 11 Where you live: Kula Maui Sponsors: RipCurl, Future Fins, Minami Surfboards, Dakine, Dizm Eyewear, HiTech Maui, Watermans Local break/s: Lahaina, Maui Favourite surfers? John John, Dane and Mick Favourite places to surf? Harbors, Kaisers and Honolua Favourite surf movie? Albee Layer - Innersection Favourite surf trick? Airs and Barrels

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SM Cole Alves all up in the air off a fun one! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


Hot Shots

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Cole Alves

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SM Cole Alves and an all fin release lip bash! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


Hot Shots Like most Hawaiians, Cole Alves has been surfng since he was 2 years old, moving to Maui when he was just 6. Last year he stacked up a really impressive set of contest results including a frst, second, third and sixth across four division all at one NSSA event in Kauai. With performances like that, it's obvious he'll be one to look out for!

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SM Cole Alves is all over this fun righthander! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


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Imai DeVault

Name: Imaikalani DeVault Age: 16 Nickname: Imai Years surfng: 12 years Where you live: North Shore, Maui Sponsors: Volcom, Spy, Globe, Nixon, Body Glove, Kazuma Surfboards, Futures Fins, Creatures of Leisure Local break/s: Ho'okipa, Maui Favourite surfer? John John Florence Favourite place to surf? Honolua Bay Favourite surf trick? Barrels Favourite board? Kazuma 5'10

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SM Imai DeVault grabs some finely tweaked air time! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


Hot Shots What frst got you into surfng? My dad took me out on his longboard. We caught a small wave and we both stood up. I wanted to go and catch another one right after that. What moment are you most proud of in your surfng career so far? Well I haven’t had a huge win yet, but I got equal ninth at the ISA World Juniors in Nicaragua last year. Also placed 4th in the Open Juniors at State Nationals 2012 Huntington. Oh yeah, and I got 2nd in the USA Championships in 2011. Who in surfng inspires you most? John John Florence is the man because I love his crazy airs and unbelievable barrel riding. I also really like watching Dane Reynolds surf because he is always looking to do something super progressive.

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Imai DeVault

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SM Imai DeVault takes it tail high in Hawaii! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


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Imai DeVault

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SM Imai DeVault punting off a fun righthander! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


Hot Shots When and where were your best surf trips? Bali, Japan, Tahiti and Nicaragua. All great experiences and really awesome trips. I love being able to surf new and exotic places. It’s good to get away from home once in a while and see what the rest of the world is doing, I enjoy it a lot. Do you train as well as surf? Not really. Surfng as much as I can is my normal training. I guess I do a bit of swimming and running in my school’s physical education program at Kamehameha Schools Maui campus. But other than that, just surf as much as I can. What do you do when you don't surf? Skateboarding What's your goal for the future? Competing and trying to make it to the pro circuit. I’ll probably be doing WQS events until I reach my ultimate goal of qualifying for the prestigious World Championship Tour.

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Tanner Hendrickson

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SM Tanner Hendrickson taking his tail ridiculously high! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


Hot Shots And to fnish off our flick through some Hawaiian High Flyers, we bring you Tanner Hendrickson. This 21 year old from Maui is hailed as being one of the most fluid, technical and progressive surfers coming through the ranks in Hawaii at the moment.

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Tanner Hendrickson

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SM Tanner Hendrickson hits it off his backhand! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


Hot Shots Back in July 2012, Tanner topped a whole host of talented surfers when he took his frst win at the 4-Star ASP Quiksilver Surf Open Acapulco in challenging six foot waves at Playa Revolcadero.

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SM Tanner Hendrickson takes it tail high off his backhand! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


Hot Shots So no doubt Tanner Hendrickson will be aiming high in 2014 and leading a pack of Hawaiian surfers who are ready to show the world their pride at hailing from the home of surfng!

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Tanner Hendrickson

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SM Tanner Hendrickson tops off our Hawaiian High Flying Talent! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


Hot Shots

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The Mini Groms

SM Jackson Bunch heads a bunch of talented Hawaiian Groms! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


Hot Shots Yes, they sure do start them young in Hawaii! Here's just a few of the mini groms rising up through the ranks! Levi Young

Mailik Hurdman

Ty Simpson Kane

Chrislyn Simpson Kane

Keanu Taylor

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Surphalosophy

Joy Riding

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Josh Burke

Words: Stu Gaston; Photos: Alan Burke

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SM Josh Burke getting barrelled at Off The Wall, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii. Photo: Alan Burke


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Josh Burke just fnished 17th at the ASP North Shore Surf Shop Pro Junior. Not bad for the 16 year old grom from Barbados especially when organisers were saying that the contest saw the biggest waves ever surfed in a Pro Junior contest! So when Josh's dad Alan sent us over a sick sequence of Josh from Off The Wall, we thought this would be the perfect chance to get inside what Josh was actually thinking as he set himself up for the epic blue room moment you see above – joy riding with Josh!

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SM Josh Burke drops into a bottom turn at Off The Wall, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii. Photo: Alan Burke


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“It's really hard to get a good wave on the North Shore when it's crowded (which is always) so you have to paddle with determination right from the start, calling for the wave that you are going for. So that's just what I did when I was paddling to get this one! When I was dropping in, I was going to pull in from the start but it crumbled and didn't open up, so I delayed by going all the way down. It then hit the reef and stood up quick to throw as Of The Wall usually does! Realising this and seeing a tight squeeze ahead, I threw my bottom turn in as hard as I could...�

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SM Josh Burke setting up for some shack time at Off The Wall, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii. Photo: Alan Burke


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“...barely managing to snap it under the lip and almost getting clipped for my eforts!�

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SM Josh Burke getting right in the barrel at Off The Wall, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii. Photo: Alan Burke


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“But I just made it, drew my line and was in the barrel! I almost fell at this point but I caught my balance and it was easy from there just riding it out and enjoying the moment.�

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SM Josh Burke joy riding at Off The Wall, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii. Photo: Alan Burke


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“Looking back at the sequence though, I felt deeper than it actually looks!”

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SURPHOGRAPHY Jacob Fricks Words: Stu Gaston; Photos: Jacob Fricks

Just like surfng itself, there's an ever thriving breed of young photographers geting behind the lens both in and out of the water. So in our new 'Surphography' feature, we'll be geting to meet some of those that have caught our atention from all four corners of the globe. Name: Jacob Fricks Age: 17 Nickname: Fricks Years shooting: 4 years Where you live: Laguna Niguel Local break/s: Salt Creek Favourite surf photographer? Clark Litle or Chris Burkard Favourite place to shoot? My favourite place I've shot at so far has been Sandy’s in Oahu. Maybe just because the waves were perfect that day but I’ve never had so much fun shooting! Favourite shooting stance (water or land)? Water. You just get so into it and all the surfers out there push themselves to take and pull into the biggest waves just because they know they're going to get a sick shot!

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Nothing better than shooting in Hawaii. Photo: Jacob Fricks


surphography When and how did you become interested in shooting surfng? I used to live in Washington for 13 years and always loved watching surfng every time I came down to California. I'd also seen Clark Litle’s Photos, so when we fnally moved down here, it was just something I had to do. I’d never been so atracted to something I’d never done to be honest!

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SURPHOGRAPHY Jacob Fricks

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SM A solid lefthander in Hawaii. Photo: Jacob Fricks


surphography You spent some time in Hawaii recently so tell us more about the experience you gained there as a photographer? Hawaii is amazing! The water is so blue and just feels like there is so many places to shoot. It really just inspired me to keep on going and looking for new perspectives.

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SURPHOGRAPHY Jacob Fricks

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SM Golden glow at Salt Creek, California. Photo: Jacob Fricks


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Who in surf photography inspires you most? Clark Litle! Every time I see one of his photos I'm always amazed! He even liked one of my photos once‌ That was prety cool!

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SURPHOGRAPHY Jacob Fricks

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SM Getting shacked at Salt Creek. Photo: Jacob Fricks


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When and where would you say you've snapped your best shots so far? I think probably at Salt Creek which is about 2 miles from my house. I remember one day I got up at 6am and went down there and waited for the sunrise. It was freeing cold like low 40’s which is cold for California. Finally the sun was just coming up over the Ritz Carlton and the waves where so glassy and perfect. It’s a time when there was only a couple people out and I could stand in one spot and just wait for the waves to come to me. It wasn’t the biggest waves that day but defnitely some of my favourites.

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SURPHOGRAPHY Jacob Fricks

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SM Sunset perfection, Salt Creek. Photo: Jacob Fricks


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SURPHOGRAPHY Jacob Fricks

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SM Trestles looking pretty terrific! Photo: Jacob Fricks


surphography So what's your goal for this next year? To just keep going out and pulling into bigger waves to get the cool shots.

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SURPHOGRAPHY Jacob Fricks

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SM Josh Benjoya about to have some fun. Photo: Jacob Fricks


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SURPHOGRAPHY Jacob Fricks

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SM Sunrise 'surfection' at the Wedge. Photo: Jacob Fricks


surphography And what about the future? Where do you see yourself in fve to ten years time? I don’t really know. God has a plan for me so he’s in control. I would like to be living in Hawaii probably out taking of pictures of John John at Backdoor but whereever I am I'm sure I'll be happy.

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SM Dale Foster punts at Lakey Peak. Photo: Mamat


The Goss

As we celebrate our second anniversary, it's time to take a look back at the second set of twelve epic issues that have helped bring SURPHANG Magazine this far!

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SM Soli Bailey bags the cover with this shot from Lacanau, France. Photo: Stu Gaston


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Our lucky thirteenth issue saw Soli Bailey soar onto the cover, joined inside by interviews with UK Aerialist of the Year Harry Timson among others. We also had our frst feature from Australia on the Sunshine Coast and a profle piece on Hot Shot Down Under, Nic Doran.

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SM Lewis Leadbetter leads the pack of Canarian surfers. Photo: Stu Gaston


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Issue Fourteen focused on the surf and surfers of the Canary Islands with Harry Timson's frst cover of a fun sesh at Famara whilst staying with Will Davey and family in Lanzarote. Meanwhile, a short stint of time in Tenerife featuring pro Jonathan Gonzalez, champ Alex Bauduin and Lewis Leadbetter also made it into this issue.

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SM Harry Timson takes his second cover with this from Lakey Peak. Photo: Vince Timson


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Issue Fifteen saw SURPHANG'S frst guest photographer cover with Harry Timson scoring it again thanks to dad, Vince Timson sending in an epic set of shots from their Sumbawan surf trip. Maintaining a family focus, Noah Gonzalez was our featured champ with mum Christiane Hartl also submiiting an awesome collection of shots from their surfs at some southern secret spots.

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SM Noa Deane nails the grab at Duranbah. Photo: Stu Gaston


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Noa Deane nailed the cover of Issue Sixteen with this shot from D'bah during our awesome trip to Australia. There we also hooked up with champ Quinn Bruce and a whole load of other talented surfers including Nic Doran, Alex Hayes and Josh Harrison. Once back, a quick shoot with Josh Braddock kept us up-to-date with Team GB's training for the Junior Surfng Games in Nicaragua.

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SM Jordan Lawler loving the green room at his local, Narrabeen. Photo: Michael @ SurfPhotosofYou


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Issue Seventeen saw more from Australia with Jordy Lawler on the cover thanks to Michael at SurfPhotosofYou who also submitted a set of sick shots from Narrabeen, including some of top Pro Junior Cooper Chapman. Plus Coby Perkovich and Matt Chapman shared their trips to Bali, more of the talent down under and from the World Junior Surfng Games.

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SM Trevor Thornton takes the tail high Aerial Special cover. Photo: Catherine Gregory


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For the middle of the year, we went for a special – Issue 'Air'teen with this colourful shot of Trevor Thornton from Catherine Gregory adorning the cover. With a feature on the top Pro Junior rippers in Hoss'air'gor, the entire issue was a who's who of the top up and coming aerialists from around the world thanks to our ever growing family of photographers from all corners of the globe.

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SM Kyle Imgraben grabs some tube time. Photo: Darren Longbottom


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By Issue Nineteen, the number of sick shots arriving on the SURPHANG surf desk was such that we were spoilt for choice for cover shots! Eventually, our very own Dale Foster pipped Dane Hall and Kyle Imgraben to the spot but all were interviewed in what turned out to be our most popular issue ever with well over 14000 views!

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SM Josh Burke punting at Newport, California. Photo: Joe Foster


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Similarly, Issue Twenty saw a battle of the covers with Joe Foster's shot of Josh Burke ultimately taking the spot. The champ from Barbados led a whole host of talented groms all vying to become King of the Groms profled inside plus an interview with Micky Clarke and previous King of the Groms winner Maxime Huscenot.

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SM Peterson Crisanto punts onto the cover with this shot from Lacanau, France. Photo: Stu Gaston


The Goss

Issue Twenty One was another special of sorts in as much as most of the surfers inside were actually in fact twenty one! So current up coming Brazilian surfer Peterson Crisanto took the cover with Miguel Pupo, Jack Freestone, Ryan Callinan and Nathan Carvalho all featuring inside alongside other coming-of-age surfers plus a focus on Central American gem, Nicaragua.

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SM Leo Fioravanti on fire and on the cover. Photo: Jean-Marc Amoyal


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Current ASP Europe Pro Junior Champion Leo Fioravanti earnt the cover of Issue Twenty Two for his efforts thanks to a great barrel shot from Jean-Marc Amoyal. Inside saw a feature on two of Hossegor's top up coming surfers, Arthur Lassee and Thomas Delplace, plus an interview with Italian surfer Robbie D'Amico. All this plus a look at Will Bailey's trip to compete in the RipCurl European Gromsearch fnal at Capbreton – a real Euro fest!

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SM Andy Criere grabs himself a champion title and the last cover of 2013. Photo: Guillaum Arrieta


The Goss

After his recent win at the French National Championships in the Junior division, it was Andy Criere's turn to take the cover for Issue Twenty Three, the last of Twenty Thirteen. Also inside was our tip for twenty of the top up and coming surfers from around the globe, an insight into Harry Timson's summers in Hossegor, thanks to famed photographer Andrew Christie and piece on Nat Young and Marc Lacomare – a great way to end the year!

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SM Kyle Imgraben kicks things off for 2014. Photo: Darren Longbottom


The Goss

Kicking off Twenty Fourteen, Kyle Imgraben fnally grabbed his chance to get on the cover with an awesome shot from South Australia which was to become the focus for this frst issue of this year, thanks to a medley of top Australian photographers. Also inside saw interviews with Riley Laing, Connor O'Leary and Jamie Krups as well as a whole host of more hot shots down under.

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Jake Davis grabs some air time on the North Shore. Photo: Scott Ellwood


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Cody Young having some puntable fun in Hawaii. Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


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Chris Foster throwing those fins nice and high. Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


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Ian Gentil gets all airborne off a nice righthander. Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


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Tanner Hendrickson takes one off his backhand. Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


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As the sun goes down, Dylan Lehmann's only on the up! Photo: Damian Antioco @ DoomaPhotos


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John John Florence flying high in California. Photo: Jordan Anast


Next Issue There we go! Our landmark Twenty Fifth Issue done and dusted! Not though put on the shelf once read only to be forgotten as happens to so many 'real' magazines but living on the virtual online bookshelf alongisde its twenty four SURPHANG predecessors, always waiting to be looked at and loved again and again! Such is the success of our format that our most popular issue has now hit 15000 views. And that's all thanks to you! So as we begin our third year with many exciting projects ahead of us, we have but one more simple thing to say: KEEP SURPHANG!!

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