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HAWAII LIVE | CONVERSATIONS WITH: TORREY MEISTER

HAWAII LIVE | CONVERSATIONS WITH: TORREY MEISTER

O'Neill
Big Island charger and country music devotee Torrey Meister has a thing for waves of consequence. After being sidelined with an ankle sprain, we wanted to sit down with the pink-casted man and pick his brain a bit. From board selection to his favorite BBQ, Torrey caught us up on what's been going on in his world. Get the full story in this installment of Conversations With: Torrey Meister.

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CONVERSATIONS WITH: WARD COFFEY

CONVERSATIONS WITH: WARD COFFEY

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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.

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CONVERSATIONS WITH: IAN CRANE

CONVERSATIONS WITH: IAN CRANE

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Last week, we took a trip down to San Clemente to catch up with Ian Crane and ask a few questions. The San Clemente native and Team ONeill aerial specialist has been busy competing, traveling, and just generally bringing the fun wherever he goes. From favorite surf flicks to future goals, we asked Ian a series of thought-provoking questions and he let us know what's up.

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A CONVERSATION WITH NOAH WEGRICH

A CONVERSATION WITH NOAH WEGRICH

O'Neill
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…

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HYPERFREAK HYDRO BOARDSHORT: BEHIND THE DESIGN

HYPERFREAK HYDRO BOARDSHORT: BEHIND THE DESIGN

O'Neill
Jack O’Neill’s simple goal to surf longer lead him to the invention of the wetsuit. That same pioneering spirit is still alive and well, serving as direct inspiration for the Hyperfreak Hydro featuring the “No Tie Fly." Take an inside look at what went on behind the scenes with Senior Boardshort Designer, Lorin Ely-McGregor.

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A CONVERSATION WITH DWIGHT PASTRANA

A CONVERSATION WITH DWIGHT PASTRANA

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Dwight Pastrana is looking forward to the future. He’s just turned 18 and is almost done with High School, stoked to finally have the freedom to travel and surf full time. Growing up in San Juan, Puerto Rico and eventually moving to Maui for boarding school, young Dwight has watched his life change a lot over the past few years.

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A CONVERSATION WITH JORDY SMITH

A CONVERSATION WITH JORDY SMITH

O'Neill
Jordy Smith’s consistent and powerful approach to riding waves is quick to identify. He’s been recognized as one of surfing’s true talents from an early age, building up a mean track record of video parts and contest finishes throughout the years. With that being said, we wanted to know more about his life outside of the water.

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A CONVERSATION WITH SOLI BAILEY

A CONVERSATION WITH SOLI BAILEY

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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.

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A CONVERSATION WITH ELI OLSON

A CONVERSATION WITH ELI OLSON

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Eli Olson's passion for surfing and training in Jiu-Jitsu has given him a unique lifestyle. He's carved out his own niche charging huge waves on the North Shore and beyond, not taking anything for granted.

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A CONVERSATION WITH CHRIS CHRISTENSON

A CONVERSATION WITH CHRIS CHRISTENSON

Chris Christenson has blazed his own unique trail in the surf industry since shaping and selling boards out of his college dorm room over twenty years ago. Since then, he’s garnered respect and notoriety as one of the premier shapers in the world, creating a style and aesthetic that blends modern progression with a timeless look and ethos. Chris is somewhat of a renaissance man, pursuing a number of passions both directly and indirectly involved with surfing. We took a trip down to his shop and had a few questions to ask...

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A CONVERSATION WITH HONOLUA BLOMFIELD

A CONVERSATION WITH HONOLUA BLOMFIELD

O'Neill
The nineteen year old North Shore native is a current World Longboard Champion and just recently won the first ever Women’s Duct Tape Invitational. We caught up with her in Huntington Beach after the U.S. Open madness had died down.

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A CONVERSATION WITH LEVI PRAIRIE

A CONVERSATION WITH LEVI PRAIRIE

Levi Prairie is an artist, musician, and surfer that emits his own style and approach into every creative avenue of practice. We hung out a few weeks back and chatted about the Duct Tape Invitational, his love for The Cramps, and much more.

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Surf Muse: Amber Mozo

Surf Muse: Amber Mozo

Shelby Froehlich

_________________ Working with creatives from all over the world is a huge perk of todays time. Being able to work with one continuously, who’s imagery and art never stop inspiring, …

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Baja Bug With Timmy Reyes

Baja Bug With Timmy Reyes

Gabe Garcia

Baja Bug With Timmy Reyes. Navigating an early season south swell at Mexico’s famed sand points with Timmy Reyes. Timmy and I have spent the majority of this year up …

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