A former East Coast surfing champ and biographer to 11-time world champ Kelly Slater, surf scribe Jason Borte decided to quit surfing and see what happened.
It's that time of year as the world's best surfers have amassed on the North Shore of Oahu, and the Vans Triple Crown of surfing is set to be another winter classic.
Sitting second on the ASP qualifying tour, young Australian Matt Banting is eyeing a chance to crack into the big leagues in 2015, but his work is not done yet.
For Hawaii's Mark Healey, a spot on "Big Wave Hellmen" was more than a chance to chase surf; it was an opportunity to show what really makes him tick.
It's been said that the one having the most fun is the best surfer in the water, and based on Vans' surf team roster, they're having a pretty good time.
With his statement-making win, Michael Dunphy brings the East Coast Surfing Championship title back to Virginia Beach for the first time in 33 years.
What do East Coasters have to look forward to on the elite-level pro surfing tour? Not much, but Right Coast talent may be on the rise.
Fergal Smith had dreams of being the first ASP World Tour surfer from Ireland, but today he's content to stay home in the Emerald Isles, charging big waves and tending his garden.
It's not easy being a rookie on the ASP World Tour, but after what Mitch Crews has been through, beating guys like Kelly Slater is nothing more than a day at the beach.
Atlantic tropical storm preview -- get your skateboard, fishing pole or other non-surf gear ready. It doesn't look good for surf.
With paddles in hand, Hawaiians Kody Kerbox and Noa Ginella ltrade the Islands for an adventure through Panama's more remote backwaters.
A lot of surfers these days are interested in something that doesn't even happen in the water or on the coast. So, what gives?
New Jersey surfers need a dedicated photographer like Bruce Springsteen needs the E Street Band, and that's where 22-year-old Mike Incitti and his camera come into the picture.
As far as weather goes, winter in the northeast has been unrelenting. But if you're a surfer chances are you don't mind so much. With the snow comes some epic surf.
Walk into a surf shop this year and you might find it a little more interesting. Thanks to a whole host of new products and companies, things are looking a lot brighter.
Senior lensman and Unsound Surf Shop co-owner, Mike Nelson won then 2013 YoShot Challenge, a photo contest for the New York surf scene.