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Circus Maximus | WCT Exhibitionists Parade Mock Battles Of Human Skill And Daring For Spectacle

The World Championship Tour surfing contest in Leemore, California is far different from the Arizona wave pool depicted in the cinematic surf cult-classic, “North Shore” but the entire WCT event feels like mere theater as opposed to cut-throat competition amongst the world’s most ruthless rippers. Lance Burkhart watches from home and laughs as Rick Cain gets rewarded title points.

Surflife | Zach Manon | Man On Water

“???? ???????????????? ???????????? ???????????? ???????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????????? ????????, ???????????????????????????????????? ???????? ???????????????? ???????????? ???????????????? ????????????????.” Zach Manon first surfed Lake Michigan in 2015 at a place lake surfers sometimes refer to as, “the Malibu of the Midwest.” Back in the late ’80s, Zach’s mother was stoked on windsurfing the lake. So stoked that she very […]

The Oceanriders Podcast | Imi Barneaud

Imogen Barneaud always dreamed of living like a hippie.ย As a child in the seventies, Imi’s parents introduced her to a nomadic lifestyle. By the age of 11, she had already moved back and forth from the UK to France—twice. ย At 17, the movie, “Point Break” flooded Imi’s brain with visions of waves. She went surfing […]

Janina Zeitler | With The Flow

From the river’s edge, Janina Zeitler steps onto her surfboard. ย The standing wave of the Eisbach river rapidly carries her nearly fifty-feet to the other side of the canal. ย She glides to the top of the waist-high wave, lays her backhand into the flowing rapids, and rips a swooping front-side cutback—spraying an eager photographer, who […]