Posts By: Tom Keyes

Can You Ever Combine Surf Trip with Family Getaway?!

Can You Ever Combine Surf Trip with Family Getaway?!

I guarantee this is the least rock n’ roll thing you’ll read today. For lots, this article will be instantly dismissed in favour of more footage from those fearlessly charging Nazaré giants. A few, will digest what is written, and vow never to allow their search for waves to be compromised in such a manner…. Read more

Why We Should Act Now to Stop Next Year’s Haze Crisis

Why We Should Act Now to Stop Next Year’s Haze Crisis

I recently wrote a piece about surfing in Bali and in the Facebook comments somebody (quite rightly) picked up on the fact that I’d failed to mention that Indonesia was on fire, and did I not have any awareness of the situation currently sweeping across Asia. The ironic thing is that I spend a lot of time… Read more

Stoked at Sixty: Can You Surf Forever?

Stoked at Sixty: Can You Surf Forever?

‌ Written by guest contributor Jack Barlow It was a late summer evening, I’d just had a nice little four foot wave and paddled straight back out. Another wave loomed on the horizon but I was strangely out of breath and as I went to jump to my feet I slipped and ignominiously fell off – heart pounding, embarrassed…. Read more

Indonesia from Above is an Impressive Sight!

Indonesia from Above is an Impressive Sight!

Drone footage can be a bit hit or miss. Often, what starts off as a great idea, ends with shaky footage from too far away to really see what’s going on. But when it does work, it’s epic, as this video from Indo’ demonstrates.

10 Perfect Ten’s: The Best Waves Ever Ridden in Competitive Surfing

10 Perfect Ten’s: The Best Waves Ever Ridden in Competitive Surfing

Judging competitive surfing is difficult. There are complex criteria to follow when trying to determine the score a surfer has just earned on any given wave. Commitment and degree of difficulty, innovation and progression of manoeuvres, combination of major manoeuvers – the list goes on. But sometimes there is only one score to be given. No consultation… 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, this 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 the family… Read more