FROM THE BLOG
From plane, to van, to helicopter, to boat we saw our fair share of backcountry-roads and hidden coastline. Each session had its own set of challenges, but we managed to explore empty lineups, cast a few lines, camp in the wilderness and have a great time away from it all. Watch Strike Missions: Southern Frontier and see what made this trip different.
With Stab High just around the corner, Team O'Neill took a quick trip over to Waco, TX to get a feel for the freshwater launch pad. Ian Crane, Noah "Waggy" Wegrich, Caity Simmers, Timo Simmers and Lucas Owston took some hot laps in the wave pool, chased some chickens, and had some fun before the comp. Watch #TeamONeill - Wild In Waco!
Darryl "Flea" Virostko is one of the most legendary surfers to come from Santa Cruz. The Mavericks specialist grew up in a time where surf culture was at its localized height, bringing along a hard living, hard partying ethos that eventually led to serious drug addiction. Watch The O'Riginals with Darryl "Flea" Virostko for the full story.
On International Surfing Day, we celebrate our beaches and the lifestyle that keeps us waking up early and staying 'till dark. In case you need some help to get in the spirit, take one step beyond with Jordy Smith as he heads south of the border and threads a few right handed tubes. If this doesn't get you out the door and down to the beach, we're not sure what will!
Cory Lopez has been spending every winter season on the North Shore of Oahu for the last 30 years. In the past, Cory's reason for being in Hawaii consisted of competing in world tour events, catching bombs at Pipeline, and launching airs across the seven-mile miracle. This year was a bit different for him.
Noah Wegrich is still the new guy on Team O'Neill. He seems nice enough, but we wanted to get to know him a little better before the next trip. Turns out he’s fairly well-rounded, taking inspiration from more than a few different places. Here’s a short conversation with Noah Wegrich…