Saturday marks the beginning of the WSL Founder's Cup of Surfing, held at the Surf Ranch, a revolutionary wave pool created by 11-time world champion Kelly Slater, in Lemoore, Calif, about 35 miles outside of Fresno.…
The South Bay Boardrider/RiderShack surf contest on Sunday, Jan. 21 in El Porto enjoyed near perfect conditions with doublehead outside sets feeding inside reforms that ran the length of the contest zones. The outside sets were generally closing out, but inside the waves provided plenty of workable faces.
Photos by Steve Gaffney
Early morning setup.
Beck Adler, second place juniors (18 and under).
Chad Parks, third place juniors (18 and under).
Kai Kushner, fourth place groms (under 12).
Bethany Zelasko, first place open women.
Roi Kanazawa, first place juniors (under 18).
Greg McEwen, first place legends and open longboard.
Parker Browning, second place open men.
Groms loving the ocean.
Joey Samuelian, fifth place juniors (18 and under)
Eddie Lester, first place open men.
Miles Gaffney, third place junior longboard (18 and under)
Adele Bouvet, first place assisted groms.
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