Matt Banting really is about to get his first taste of living fast in the world's highest level of competitive surfing. 2015 is gonna be the best kind of blur for the kid, but while most rookies show up to their first event with a wobbly jaw and star blinding each eye, Matt wears only rose-coloured lenses and a leisurely grin. Noteworthy facts? He isn't trying to grow up too fast. He's enjoying the ride. And, he's a beast of consistency. This edit, from Jimmy Graham, is part message to future opponents, part re-introduction to the world, and top to bottom surfing fire. It's gonna be a good year.
Spend 7 days hunting south swells, bars, landscapes, isolation, the unexpected…anything that makes you stop and pull the camera out. Back on the road Dion, Mitch & Creed surfing this strange but beautiful coastline. A short by Kai Neville. Filmed by Kai Neville & Blake Myers. Water Cinematography by Talon Clemow. Additional footage by Shane Fletcher.
Via: Monster Energy
“We take our sport seriously and we want to be at that elite level,” says Makuakai Rothman about the world’s perception of surfers. We’re not beach bums. We train. We want to win. And this year Makuakia Rothman wanted to win the WSL’s Big Wave Tour. And while it was as slow year for the tour, with only two events running, it made each competition that much more important. Makuakai seized each moment. Congratulations to the new Big Wave World Champion!