Posts By: Tom Keyes

Just How Accessible Is Kelly’s Supposedly Perfect Artificial Wave?

Just How Accessible Is Kelly’s Supposedly Perfect Artificial Wave?

The internet has run out of superlatives to describe surfing’s equivalent of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. The pros who have been fortunate enough to score a golden ticket have heaped praise onto an already impressive stream of adoration. Slater’s Instagram feed has spewed an endless barrage of clips constantly reminding us just how incredible his… Read more

Rip Curl Pro Peniche Looks Set to Deliver HUGE Swell

Rip Curl Pro Peniche Looks Set to Deliver HUGE Swell

France rarely fails to disappoint. It’s beach break surfing at its very best. And the 2017 contest lived up to the hype. Massive airs, broken boards, dredging high tide pits – it had it all. And then we move on to Portugal. Still reeling from the excitement of all that went down in France, the… Read more

Should Surfers Feel Guilty Enjoying The Power of Destructive Hurricanes?

Should Surfers Feel Guilty Enjoying The Power of Destructive Hurricanes?

Surfers are at the whim of mother nature. Our whole sport relies on the elements combining to produce ridable waves. We watch weather charts, study swell patterns and monitor storms as they track across the vast oceans. But whilst the recent spate of hurricanes caused untold destruction throughout much of Florida and the Caribbean, in… Read more

Why the Quiksilver Pro France is the Best Event on Tour

Why the Quiksilver Pro France is the Best Event on Tour

It’s through slightly rose-tinted glasses and with a hint of nostalgia that I anticipate the arrival of the WSL to the South West coast of France. For me, the 9th stop of the World Surf League is by far the best. This is due partly to the fact that as a kid, summers would involve loading up… Read more

Drop Everything. And Go Surf Lombok.

Drop Everything. And Go Surf Lombok.

Whilst Bali continues to surge forward into an overdeveloped cliche of everything that paradise is not, its sister island remains strangely quiet. Which is odd given that Lombok offers perfect tube rides without the crowds. Desert Point is not unknown for high quality surf, and long are the days of catching it empty, but it… Read more