FROM THE BLOG
With the WSL World Title up for grabs, we sat down with #TeamONeill athlete, Jordy Smith, to discuss his previous results in Europe and where he is at, physically and mentally, in the lead up to the 2019 Pipe Masters.
What better way to close out the weekend than a no holds barred, no frills, surf action edit from the North Shore? With a few proper swells in the bag, we figured it was about time to show you what Team O’Neill has been up to the last few weeks.
Spending time on the North Shore gives surfer's an opportunity to test out their boards for the coming year on tour. For #TeamONeill athlete Soli Bailey, his few weeks allow him to dial his go-to Channel Islands short boards in all types of waves and conditions. But it's not all R&D for the World Tour, some boards are tailor-made just to conquer spots like Pipe.
Just as a carpenter relies on a trusted set of woodworking tools, every Hawaii-bound surfer relies on a set of go-to boards made to handle the varying range of waves the North Shore has to offer. Watch as Team ONeill rider Ian Crane breaks down his five Hawaii sleds in Hawaii Live: Team O'Neill Quivers.
Since first paddling out in 1973, Santa Cruz shaper Ward Coffey has seen a lot of cultural shifts take place both inside and outside of surfing. We sat down in his workshop a while back and discussed growing up surfing in the bay area, starting the business and shaping boards for his two sons Ben and Sam.
The O'Neill Freak Show Pro took place this past weekend at Steamer Lane...