"Right now there’s life jackets and boards with more foam than usual and nerves and all things of that nature being prepared at the End Of The Road in Tahiti. The World Tour, and the surfing world in general, waits, many with sprinklings of anxiety, for the swell to land at Chopes. When it does, it’s gonna be wild entertainment. Until then, here’s John John Florence in the mix while it was a little smaller.”
Photo: Ryan Miller
"Indians rode horses. We ride iron horses. It’s ingrained in us."
Into the churning waves, beneath a cotton candy sky.
Once you’ve picked your window and decided to paddle out, there’s no turning back. It’s a leap of faith into the sea for every surfer at Shipsterns.
Photo: Andrew Chisholm