Pico Alto: critical drops, heavy wipeouts

The Billabong Pico Alto 2014 is on green alert, and will be run on the 3rd July, in Peru.

The 2014/2015 ASP Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) will kick off with a 35-to-40-foot ocean swell hitting South America. It's time to paddle out.

"The system has intensified off of Antarctica and is heading towards South America with ideal conditions projected for Peru," says Peter Mel, ASP Big Wave Commissioner.


Subway Summer Surf Series: Laura Enever wants to join the comp

Surfing Australia has announced the creation of the Subway Summer Surf Series, a 13-event competition to showcase the best male and female surfers in the Under 16 and 18 age divisions.

The contest will fill a competition void which exists at a crucial point in the development of Australia's leading junior surfers, as they progress from the Vegemite SurfGroms program, onto the Wahu Surfer Groms Comps, into the Subway Summer Surf Series, followed by the Australian Boardriders Battle.

Laura Enever and Joel Parkinson are the ambassadors of the Subway Summer Surf Series. They will inspire young Australians to be healthy and active.


Claude Horan: the godfather of Steamer Lane | Photo: Francis Haar

Claude "Duke" Horan, the man who named Steamer Lane, has passed away at 96.

Steamer Lane is one of the most popular surf spots in the world. The iconic peak located in Santa Cruz, Northern California, was accidentally baptized by Claude Horan, in 1936.

"My God, look outside, they're breaking clean out in the steamer lane." The phrase came out of "Duke" Horan's mouth when a big swell hit the Californian coast in the late 1930s, and steamboats entered Santa Cruz Wharf.