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WATCH: WANDERING OAXACA - ELI OLSON

WATCH: WANDERING OAXACA - ELI OLSON

O'Neill
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

O'Neill
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

O'Neill
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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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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WATCH: JORDY SMITH | BEYOND AFRICA

WATCH: JORDY SMITH | BEYOND AFRICA

O'Neill
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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WAVE OF THE WINTER: AWARDS

WAVE OF THE WINTER: AWARDS

O'Neill
This years Wave of the Winter was presented in a different fashion than past years. We decided to pull together as many of the Top Ten finalists (as we could), bring them and their crew to the Republik in Honolulu and present the $25K check and soak in the glory for catching the best wave of the 18/19 winter season on the North Shore.

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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'

O'Neill
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

O'Neill
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

O'Neill
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

O'Neill
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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CONGRATULATIONS SOLI BAILEY - 2019 WCT ROOKIE

CONGRATULATIONS SOLI BAILEY - 2019 WCT ROOKIE

O'Neill
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

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WATCH: #HAWAIILIVE - EP. 3

WATCH: #HAWAIILIVE - EP. 3

O'Neill
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.

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A CONVERSATION WITH ELI OLSON

A CONVERSATION WITH ELI OLSON

O'Neill
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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