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Chelsea Tuach’s releases Wandering: El Salvador

From Chelsea Tuach on the latest in her Wandering series:

“I wanted to film part two of the Wandering series in El Salvador because it’s my go-to spot for surf trips and times when I want to escape and reset.

It’s where I went for my first surf trip, an all girls shoot for ESM magazine. The waves were perfect and I remember paddling out the first day, with six other girls and wondering what the locals would think of the instant crowd… but once they realized we could surf, they were happy to let us catch all of the waves we pleased.

I’ve always experienced happy and welcoming vibes and I think that’s why I love it so much. It’s the wonderful combination of pumping surf, rice & beans and laid back locals. The wifi is usually spotty which just gives you the excuse to leave your laptop closed and slip into the delightful routine of surf, eat, nap, repeat.

“Wandering El Salvador” shows the moments where I do just that. Where I let go and have fun in one of my favorite surf destinations. It’s playful and carefree and I hope it makes you just want to go surf. It was made possible by Suzuki Caribbean.”

For more from Chelsea, follow her on Instagram.

Griffin Colapinto wins the Vans Triple Crown

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We’re proud to announce that Dragon surfer Griffin Colapinto has clinched the Vans Triple Crown, one of surfing’s most prestigious awards. By virtue of his 2nd place at the Hawaiian Pro and 4th at the Vans Pro. Griffin didn’t make it into the Billabong Pipe Pro but had enough points to carry him to the title.

Colapinto, 19, also locked up a berth into the 2018 World Surf League Championship Tour, joining other San Clemente surfers Kolohe Andino and Patrick Gudauskas. Griffin posted the following on Instagram about his Triple Crown win.

Griffin Colapinto earns spot on 2018 WCT; 2nd at Hawaiian Pro

He’s done it. The San Clemente teen surf wunderkind Griffin Colapinto has officially locked up his spot on the 2018 World Surf League Championship Tour. Griffin shocked the field at the QS10000 to make the superfinal, where he took 2nd place and secured his spot on the Championship Tour.

“I’m at a loss for words,” Colapinto told Rosy Hodges in a post-heat interview. “I’ve gone through so much hard work, I have to thank my parents. We committed to this path when I was 15… and the goal by the time I turned 19 was to be qualified [for the CT]. I nailed my goals at this spot, I’m so proud of that, it’s a lot to process.”

Currently, Colapinto sits at 2nd place on the Qualifying Series rankings, where the top 10 make the Championship Tour. The rankings are based off of your top five results. The 8,000 points from the Hawaiian Pro are a great top end results for Griffin. At his event prior to Hawaii, the Billabong Pro in Cascais, Portugal, Griffin made the Quarters and grabbed 5,200 points. A pair of 3,700 point grabs at the Vans US Open of Surfing and Ballito Pro in South Africa over the summer are respectable. 2,650 points from the Chiba Open in Japan earlier this year round out his scores.

Griffin is automatically in the running for the Vans Triple Crown, by virtue of his 2nd place finish, but most importantly, he’s locked up his CT berth. He will be the 2nd San Clemente native on tour along with Kolohe Andino. Unfortunately, the CT event held at Lowers isn’t on the docket next year, so the locals will have to watch Griffin makes waves online instead of in person.

For more from Griffin, follow his Instagram feed.

Evan Geiselman catches East Coast swell on Surfline

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Surfline recently spent some time on the Atlantic Seaboard, as the coast saw record-breaking surfing conditions. But at what cost, as the swell was due to a few hurricanes that devastated other regions of the world. A handful of athletes, including Dragon’s Evan Geiselman, managed to find themselves in auspicious conditions. View the photo and video gallery here.

Vacation Club drops wild Griffin Colapinto edit

The guys over at Vacation Club just dropped an edit from one of California’s brightest, Griffin Colapinto, from some time spent in his native state dubbed Hole In The Sky. Without further ado, we’ll let the surfing do the talking.

Video : Jacob Vanderwork
Edit : David Malcolm
Song : ‘Bulbform’ by TR/ST

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Ace Buchan earns finals berth at the WSL Test event at KS Wave Co

While there hasn’t been a ton of information, we do know that our “Ace” surfer Adrian Buchan made the superfinal at the WSL Test event in Lenmoore, held at Kelly Slater’s new and improved wave pool. The event was held just after the Hurley Pro at Lowers, and a handful of the world’s best men and women headed to the desert to see Kelly’s latest waves.

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Needless to say, the footage is incredible, and a huge step forward for manmade waves. It also potentially opens up Pandora’s Box, but for the time being, enjoy the footage. Ace made the superfinal which also included event winner Gabriel Medina and Hurley Pro winner Filipe Toledo. Not a bad way to leave California. The next stop for Ace and the rest of the Championship Tour is France for the Quiksilver Pro.

For more information on Ace, follow him on Instagram. For more on Dragon’s premium products, visit dragonalliance.com.

Frame of Mind: Luke Hynd

With an innate and undeniable natural ability in the water and on the surfboard, Luke Hynd spends his days playing in some of the most exotic and wonderful aquatic playgrounds. But his never-ending quest for waves comes at a price: Travel woes, reaching new levels of exhaustion, and the minutiae that comes with traveling with a stack of surfboards. Luke’s life on the road is an enigmatic and envious one. Take a ride through Luke’s headspace; take a peek at his Frame of Mind.

Watch all of our recent Frame of Mind videos:

Rob Machado // Evan Geiselman // Danny Davis // Jossi Wells // Blake Paul // Chris Benchetler // Jason Anderson // Nate Adams