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WATCH: STRIKE MISSIONS - CHASING DORIAN

WATCH: STRIKE MISSIONS - CHASING DORIAN

O'Neill
When it comes to striking a hurricane swell, timing is everything. Anxiety stirred as Hurricane Dorian made its way up the Eastern Seaboard. The crew analyzed swell and wind charts from Cape Hatteras to Nova Scotia, hoping to make the right call. As we paced back and forth, Team O’Neill legend and East Coast specialist Cory Lopez finally gave the thumbs up to book our flights and head to New Jersey. The Strike Mission was on.

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WATCH: JORDY SMITH X SURF RANCH

WATCH: JORDY SMITH X SURF RANCH

WATCH: JORDY SMITH X SURF RANCH
With a new wave setting for the Freshwater Pro to play with, it looks like current world number 2 Jordy Smith will be spending more time hammering his signature turns on the face than practicing yoga poses in the tube.

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WATCH: GUENTHER OKA'S RAW FILES - FORMAT FILMS

WATCH: GUENTHER OKA'S RAW FILES - FORMAT FILMS

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Guenther Oka's Raw Files from the Formats Film. The movie is now available at a reduced price on iTunes.

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WATCH: STRIKE MISSIONS - SOUTHERN FRONTIER

WATCH: STRIKE MISSIONS - SOUTHERN FRONTIER

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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.

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A DAY IN HAWAII WITH CORY & LUKE LOPEZ

A DAY IN HAWAII WITH CORY & LUKE LOPEZ

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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.

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WATCH: STRIKE MISSIONS - PARADISE LOST

WATCH: STRIKE MISSIONS - PARADISE LOST

O'Neill
Welcome to O’Neill Strike Missions, a film series where we document Team O’Neill’s surf adventures across the globe. It’s all about that anxious feeling of monitoring the charts and waiting for the right moment to pull the trigger. Come along for the ride as we explore foreign lands and distant seas with one goal in mind: to strike and score.

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WATCH: WANDERING OAXACA - ELI OLSON

WATCH: WANDERING OAXACA - ELI OLSON

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Hailing from the North Shore of Oahu, Eli Olson is the epitome of a rounded surfer. His drive to progress in the water transfers over to his passion for martial arts, and he took some time to train in a Oaxacan gym while we visited the town.

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WATCH: WANDERING OAXACA - TIMMY REYES

WATCH: WANDERING OAXACA - TIMMY REYES

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Timmy Reyes has been surfing, traveling, and shooting photos most of his life, making the southern voyage down to Puerto Escondido almost every year for the last two decades. This trip was a first for him to explore and take photos in the city of Oaxaca.

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WATCH: WANDERING OAXACA - LEVI PRAIRIE

WATCH: WANDERING OAXACA - LEVI PRAIRIE

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Levi Prairie is an artist, musician, and surfer that emits his own approach and style into every creative avenue of practice. Watch as he finds refuge in a local music store and picks up a melodica to keep the tunes going throughout the trip.

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TEAM O'NEILL: WANDERING OAXACA

TEAM O'NEILL: WANDERING OAXACA

O'NEILL
We traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico with Timmy Reyes, Levi Prairie and Eli Olson to explore the city and search for waves along the coast. Along the way, we captured each surfer’s unique perspective of the trip and how they discovered something new from the experience.

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WATCH: JORDY SMITH | BEYOND AFRICA

WATCH: JORDY SMITH | BEYOND AFRICA

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In the lead up to the first WCT event, Jordy Smith scored during a recent strike mission somewhere "Beyond Africa." Watch Jordy tear into the sand bottom right point as he preps for Snapper. 

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WELCOME TO TEAM O'NEILL: NOAH WEGRICH

WELCOME TO TEAM O'NEILL: NOAH WEGRICH

Tim Willey
We are proud to welcome Santa Cruz native, Noah Wegrich to Team O’Neill! His positive attitude is contagious and versatile style will be a great asset to the team. Welcome to the family Noah! 

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WATCH: IDLE HANDS WITH CHRIS CHRISTENSON - CHAPTER 2

WATCH: IDLE HANDS WITH CHRIS CHRISTENSON - CHAPTER 2

O'Neill
Welcome back to Idle Hands with Chris Christenson. In this second installment, we take a ride up to the Eastern Sierras to see how he spends his time during the winter months. Chris’s passion for shaping surfboards transfers over to the snow. As an avid snowboarder and builder, he often escapes up to the mountains to find inspiration. Watch the full episode to find out more. Idle Hands is live.

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A CONVERSATION WITH DWIGHT PASTRANA

A CONVERSATION WITH DWIGHT PASTRANA

O'Neill
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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WATCH: JAKE KELLEY IN 'SIMULATION'

WATCH: JAKE KELLEY IN 'SIMULATION'

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Whether he's backdooring pits, laying down carves or lofting huge punts, Jake Kelley seems to have a knack for surfing with speed. Check out STIMULATION - a short film showcasing his homegrown talents.

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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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WATCH: #HAWAIILIVE - THE EDIT

WATCH: #HAWAIILIVE - THE EDIT

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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.

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FAMILY FUN WITH THE LOPEZ'S

FAMILY FUN WITH THE LOPEZ'S

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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! 

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A CONVERSATION WITH SOLI BAILEY

A CONVERSATION WITH SOLI BAILEY

O'Neill
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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WATCH: #HAWAIILIVE - EP. 4

WATCH: #HAWAIILIVE - EP. 4

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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.

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