FROM THE BLOG
The annual Team O’Neill winter trip to Hawaii has finally come to a close. We spent a solid grip of time on the North Shore and saw some incredible surfing go down. From Eli Olson’s outer reef bomb to Soli Bailey’s WCT qualification, it was a season to remember.
Cory Lopez has been a staple in lineups such as Pipeline, Teahupo'o and of course the whole East Coast. His signature surfing has caught eyes, turned necks, and imprinted memories for decades now. And although he is still a stand out in the water today, Cory has turned a chapter in his life that focuses on surfing with his daughter, Alana and son, Luke. Both Alana and Luke carry the same fearless approach as their father and it's quite a treat seeing the whole Lopez family tearing in the water. Click in and watch the Lopez Family do it right on the East Coast!
2018 has been a hell of a year for Soli Bailey. His subtle, low-key demeanor is the exact opposite of his surfing which is well… explosive. After gaining momentum these past few years with some respectable finishes throughout, the 23 year-old Byron Bay native will finally make a run at the WCT, mixing it up with the big dogs.
The North Shore continues to provide. The boys scored some fun waves throughout the week and Soli Bailey closed out the 2018 season with a qualifying spot on the WSL World Championship Tour. Hawaii Live - Episode 4 is a go. Enjoy.
It's been a big year for Soli Bailey. With a quarterfinal finish at the Hawaiian Pro and a semifinal finish at the Vans World Cup, Soli clinched his qualification spot for the 2019 WSL World Championship Tour. Here's to mixing it up with the worlds best surfers in 2019. #UpTheSol
The stoke continues to rise at an alarming rate as week three in Hawaii comes to a close. Eli Olson found himself paddling into a massive outer reef behemoth and continues to surf at the top of his game. The rest of the team had their fill of hollow slabs, making the most of the winter season's first sizable swell.