Posts By: Tom Keyes

The Oi Rio Pro Won’t Have the Best Surf: But Who Cares!?

The Oi Rio Pro Won’t Have the Best Surf: But Who Cares!?

As the travelling circus that is the World Surf League prepares to rumble onto the shores of arguably the world’s most vibrant city, the critics of the event have been persistently voicing their concerns over the quality and suitability of this Brazilian beach break. Several veterans of the tour have demonstrated their discord, voting with their feet and opting to… Read more

AirDog: The World’s First Auto-Follow Surf Drone

AirDog: The World’s First Auto-Follow Surf Drone

All too often the latest gadget is labeled as a ‘game changer’. Manufacturers increasingly claim to have re-written the rules, raised the bar, pushed new boundaries. And more often than not, it’s marketing spiel, aimed at shifting generic products to a mass market. Sometimes though, something pokes its head above the parapet of mediocrity, and… Read more

Jamie O’Brien Uses Small, Ice Cube Sized Light to Surf Pipe at Night

Jamie O’Brien Uses Small, Ice Cube Sized Light to Surf Pipe at Night

Without really trying, Jamie O’Brien has carved himself a niche as one of the most progressive surfers of the modern generation. Whilst his peers constantly search for ways to add extra degrees of rotation to their latest front-side air’s, JOB sets himself apart by moving in a different direction. What usually starts as a means… Read more

Surfing in Bali: How to Beat the Crowds in Indonesia’s Surf Capital

Surfing in Bali: How to Beat the Crowds in Indonesia’s Surf Capital

Mention surfing in Bali and the general consensus seems to be that it’s past its prime.  The phrase: “you should have been here 20 years ago” is uttered as frequently as fresh cases of ‘Bali Belly’ are diagnosed. Visit today and you’ll be greeted with crowded line-ups, deteriorating water quality, and a growing number of… Read more

SurfEars Release Their Newest Version of The Ultimate Earplugs

SurfEars Release Their Newest Version of The Ultimate Earplugs

Surfer’s Ear is a condition that the majority of surfers are aware of but usually fail to do anything about. We all know we should look after our ears and are conscious that spending long periods of time in the water isn’t particularly good for the mechanics of our hearing, but how many surfers actually take the… Read more

Why Every Surfer Must Try Night Surfing

Why Every Surfer Must Try Night Surfing

If you’ve recently frequented any of the various surf forums and news sites cluttering up the internet (this one excluded) you’ll be very aware of the fact that there is a new Point Break movie. Laird Hamilton has been doing even more preening than normal, charging Jaws and Teahupo’o while being chased by a large… Read more

Sørensen’s Stevns Klint Collection: A Duffel Bag that can be Converted into a Backpack

Sørensen’s Stevns Klint Collection: A Duffel Bag that can be Converted into a Backpack

It’s been a busy few months for Sørensen, not content with readjusting our expectations of surf watches, the small Scandinavian surf-inspired company has turned its hand to holdalls, launching a new collection of duffel bags – the Stevns Klint collection. Taking inspiration from its rugged coastal namesake, the duffel bags are designed to comfortably satisfy… Read more

Pipeline World Title Showdown: Who Wants it the Most?

Pipeline World Title Showdown: Who Wants it the Most?

This is it: the climax of 11 world-class events, the top 36 surfers landing in the spiritual home of surfing, having spent 10 months on tour and competing in 8 different countries around the globe. With a feverish hype surrounding the North shore of Hawaii, and everyone who’s everyone in the surf world currently taking… Read more