Everything about this shot of Ryan Burch attests to the sheer amount of stoke scrawled across the page by his mate, Bryce Young in the story below. This is the shot that nailed the cover of Surfer. Rock solid asym line in the belly, this time at Cloudbreak.
Nikki Van Dijk is the first Victorian surfer to win a CT since Tony Ray back in the 90s. She is also helping to spearhead a monumental population shift in global surfing, one that encourages girls and young women to get out there and rectify the gender inequality of the line-up. (Sloane)
While the fellas might be feeling the strain of Australia’s lofty competitive expectations, the women are just getting started. Stephanie Gilmore, still shy of 30 and with six World Titles already in the can, proved last year she’s more than capable of snatching another. Bring it on Steffy! (Medina)