The Best Surf Clips of 2018 | SURFER Magazine

Drawing from SURFER’s “Clips of the Month” series, here’s a (very arguable) list of the “Clips of the Year.” No matter how you slice it, 2018 was an incredible trip around the sun for surfing, and each clip will attest to that. Do you think it’s a coincidence that in a year where wave pool technology continued to make leaps and bounds that Skeleton Bay managed to produce one of the most flawless waves ever caught on film? The wave can be interpreted as Mother Nature’s scoff to man’s attempt at what she’s perfected over thousands of years. Or it can just be enjoyed as the drool rolls down your chin during its viewing, again, and again. Either way, the Namibian screamer that spat rainbows occupies the top spot in 2018’s “Clips of the Year.” Hit play to watch the ten best clips above and click the links on the list below for each one’s full-length counterpart. Thanks to all the surfers and filmmakers that helped make 2018 an incredible year for surfing and cheers to 2019. #1 Koa Smith | Skeleton Bay Filmed by Chris Rogers #2 Kai Lenny | Pe'ahi Filmed by Ryan Johnson #3 Ramon Navarro | Cloudbreak Filmed by Taylor Curran #4 Noa Deane | North Point, Western Australia Filmed by Mikey Mallalieu #5 Albee Layer | Maui Filmed by Dan Norkunas #6 Naxto Gonzales | Nazaré Filmed by Jon Aspuru #7 Cam Richards | Pipeline Filmed by Nate Leal #8 Matt Meola | Maui Filmed by Dan Norkunas #9 Grant "Twiggy" Baker | Pe'ahi Filmed by WSL #10 Billy Kemper | Pe'ahi Filmed by WSL

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Drawing from SURFER’s “Clips of the Month” series, here’s a (very arguable) list of the “Clips of the Year.” No matter how you slice it, 2018 was an incredible trip around the sun for surfing, and each clip will attest to that. Do you think it’s a coincidence that in a year where wave pool technology continued to make leaps and bounds that Skeleton Bay managed to produce one of the most flawless waves ever caught on film? The wave can be interpreted as Mother Nature’s scoff to man’s attempt at what she’s perfected over thousands of years. Or it can just be enjoyed as the drool rolls down your chin during its viewing, again, and again. Either way, the Namibian screamer that spat rainbows occupies the top spot in 2018’s “Clips of the Year.” Hit play to watch the ten best clips above and click the links on the list below for each one’s full-length counterpart. Thanks to all the surfers and filmmakers that helped make 2018 an incredible year for surfing and cheers to 2019. #1 Koa Smith | Skeleton Bay Filmed by Chris Rogers #2 Kai Lenny | Pe'ahi Filmed by Ryan Johnson #3 Ramon Navarro | Cloudbreak Filmed by Taylor Curran #4 Noa Deane | North Point, Western Australia Filmed by Mikey Mallalieu #5 Albee Layer | Maui Filmed by Dan Norkunas #6 Naxto Gonzales | Nazaré Filmed by Jon Aspuru #7 Cam Richards | Pipeline Filmed by Nate Leal #8 Matt Meola | Maui Filmed by Dan Norkunas #9 Grant "Twiggy" Baker | Pe'ahi Filmed by WSL #10 Billy Kemper | Pe'ahi Filmed by WSL

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fromflorida
fromflorida - 2 years ago
Legend has it hes still riding that left.
brendon leary
brendon leary - 2 years ago
That guy nonchalantly paddling over the lip of Ramon's wave blows my mind each time.
Alberto Estrada
Alberto Estrada - 2 years ago
This stressed me out in a wonderful way!
pikiwiki
pikiwiki - 2 years ago
who did the music?
xzabath1
xzabath1 - 2 years ago
Skeleton bay, I think I could handle that one. Just not the walk back to the point.
Hal Heywood
Hal Heywood - 2 years ago
Endless sand bottom barrel . . .
Neil Tron
Neil Tron - 2 years ago
Decent footage. horrible audio soundtrack.
Léa Gaci
Léa Gaci - 2 years ago
This video is wonderful, do you have the title of the song ?
robert nolan
robert nolan - 2 years ago
8 times Koa got barrelled

10. comment for The Best Surf Clips of 2018 | SURFER Magazine

robert nolan
robert nolan - 2 years ago
Koa Smith at Skelleton bay, i lost count of how many times he got barrelled, that was insane, & kai Lenny wow, how the fuck did he make that cutback then drop from the lip
Homefront
Homefront - 2 years ago
Holy Crap that left took him to another County
Dave Pawson
Dave Pawson - 2 years ago
A blind person would love this.
Nikkolas
Nikkolas - 2 years ago
Wave check
Camberly 77
Camberly 77 - 2 years ago
That last wave was one of the best and longest waves I've ever seen...
Bil Cozbi
Bil Cozbi - 2 years ago
Mark Cardinal
Mark Cardinal - 2 years ago
that air drop at 2:07 was insane
1royalwolf
1royalwolf - 2 years ago
Wow. That wave in Namibia was an insane ride
Thorekk
Thorekk - 2 years ago
lol fucking hitting the lips at jaws ....jesus chripe
Stephen Jones
Stephen Jones - 2 years ago
That last wave was really great. Although........too bad he's got an 18 mile hike back to where he stared from! Holy crikey!!!
Duplicator
Duplicator - 2 years ago
Stephen Jones no worries mate ... legend has it : the swell changed direction and he rode it all the way back Home....

20. comment for The Best Surf Clips of 2018 | SURFER Magazine

markriobr
markriobr - 2 years ago
Over two minutes, and stop counting after the 8 barrel. He went all the way from south to north of Namibia coast.
marty Slay
marty Slay - 2 years ago
that was one long ass ride.
Benoit Avril
Benoit Avril - 2 years ago
Those fuckings ads for tik tok start to really annoy me.
Egg Vert
Egg Vert - 2 years ago
Amazing long ride starts at 2:25.
Nathan Harmond
Nathan Harmond - 2 years ago
That cloud break wave was next level. Wowza
Vicenzo Salvador
Vicenzo Salvador - 2 years ago
Anyone else thinks Cam Richards wave was wack?
ed fast
ed fast - 2 years ago
Go away, troll.
Cozzy Internet
Cozzy Internet - 2 years ago
I like riding long waves......





.....until I reach the end and turn around
punks not dead
punks not dead - 2 years ago
I have a really bad sinus headache. This song is driving me nuts, especially that pulsing. Cool video though....
Dennis D'Alesandro
Dennis D'Alesandro - 2 years ago
cloud break..........................
Gregory Tippett
Gregory Tippett - 2 years ago
This sound track though...just too dope!

30. comment for The Best Surf Clips of 2018 | SURFER Magazine

JAWS GOLF VIDEO
JAWS GOLF VIDEO - 2 years ago
Some of these clips must be GOAT? Some seriously significant moments. God like.
theRealMcCoy
theRealMcCoy - 2 years ago
a 2 minute ride wow
Javier Andres Ganoza
Javier Andres Ganoza - 2 years ago
Skelleton bay = the second visit of the lord to earth
Javier Andres Ganoza
Javier Andres Ganoza - 2 years ago
Skelleton Bay... the to waves behind where ALONE the hole time
2012truth1776
2012truth1776 - 2 years ago
1:38 OMFG !!
Blake music carter
Blake music carter - 2 years ago
I want to surf skeleton bay!!
Felipe Dias
Felipe Dias - 2 years ago
My god. That koa wave
Nancy Mackay
Nancy Mackay - 2 years ago
I've never seen a guy ride a wave that long as shown in the last clip. Just truly amazing!
Ricardo Guerrini
Ricardo Guerrini - 2 years ago
Fantastic!
Jason Jackson
Jason Jackson - 2 years ago
Cam Richards got the longest & deepest tube ever at the Pipe.
Jack Galloway
Jack Galloway - 2 years ago
Last guy at skeleton had such a great wave but how the fuck does he get back
Just Smashing
Just Smashing - 2 years ago
Is Koa's wave a record? Wow!
The West Coast water is arctic cold, brrrr
Stanislas Gellard
Stanislas Gellard - 2 years ago
N1 is legit! I would also have put the longest ride in uluwatu in the top 10!
bts is the best
bts is the best - 2 years ago
I surf
Stu
Stu - 2 years ago
That last wave....holy shit.
Steven Corbin
Steven Corbin - 2 years ago
Cloudbreak hands down. Where is the toe in ride from Uluwatu thats 1 1/2 minutes and massive.
E F
E F - 2 years ago
We all know why the current world tour title holder isn't in any of these clips.
Marcos Fuzatti
Marcos Fuzatti - 2 years ago
sick!
AussieVapez AussieVapez _/\_
AussieVapez AussieVapez _/\_ - 2 years ago
Totally inspirational ❤️❤️❤️
Chris Rogers
Chris Rogers - 2 years ago
Stoked to get the number 1 spot with Koa for 2018! hopefully some more surf adventures lined up this year! :)
Quike Sanz-Gadea
Quike Sanz-Gadea - 2 years ago
I wonder how the drone didnt run out of battery
Austin Sears
Austin Sears - 2 years ago
In North Carolina?
Loren Werner
Loren Werner - 2 years ago
Congrats. Epic wave, epic film.
Lucas Lazari
Lucas Lazari - 2 years ago
not only the wave was perfect, but the way you captured the other waves breaking perfectly behind is just sick! pure magic!
dampaul13
dampaul13 - 2 years ago
Congratulations, incredible wave.

50. comment for The Best Surf Clips of 2018 | SURFER Magazine

Matt
Matt - 2 years ago
Oh my god that koa smith clip
wafertheen
wafertheen - 2 years ago
koa smith 8 barrels and 2 turns. wowsers!
bodhi tree
bodhi tree - 2 years ago
Catch a wave you will remember for a lifetime...
xColindres
xColindres - 2 years ago
dude that was such a long ride
Luke Eaton
Luke Eaton - 2 years ago
What's the song?
andres hernandez
andres hernandez - 2 years ago
Wwwwwwwoooooooowwwwwwww. Que buenas olas, grande Ramon, y la última ola fue perfecta
Garden Grove
Garden Grove - 2 years ago
Fuck me, Skelton bay!!!! Are you serious.
Philip Carroll
Philip Carroll - 2 years ago
Some people say koa is still riding that wave to this day ✓✓✓✓✓✓
Bryan Borgesano
Bryan Borgesano - 2 years ago
not really....+Emile Rios
Emile Rios
Emile Rios - 2 years ago
+Philip Carroll defuckingstroyed
Philip Carroll
Philip Carroll - 2 years ago
+ncsam 000000 nope, sorry bro, you'll have to find someone elses ass to dip your mickey in.
ncsam 000000
ncsam 000000 - 2 years ago
Gay
fcs77
fcs77 - 2 years ago
Where is Nias swell?
Jan Steffen
Jan Steffen - 2 years ago
music? it's nice!
Justin Tindel
Justin Tindel - 2 years ago
filthy clips
lilly Nips
lilly Nips - 2 years ago
Watching that last wave and listening to the music was just epic. Whats the song so i can channel that feeling again?
tim anctil
tim anctil - 2 years ago
Koa's wave took up a full half of this video.
Mark Needham
Mark Needham - 2 years ago
Which wave and ride would you sell you sour for?

Kota at S.B., hands down.
Logan Maclellan
Logan Maclellan - 2 years ago
Absolutely mental waves!! The last one sure looked fun
Joseph Wiard
Joseph Wiard - 2 years ago
The back flip was crazy
jim surfnfish 808
jim surfnfish 808 - 2 years ago
Awesome! That was a adrenaline rush from stat to end- Thanks for dat
R Ching
R Ching - 2 years ago
Damn hella epic clips
Eric zambon
Eric zambon - 2 years ago
Nias double up kinda deserves a spot on this list :p
muhamad hidayat
muhamad hidayat - 2 years ago
Including uluwatu biggest tow 2018 this video https://youtu.be/UdDx4UGlJww
greenhouse Productions
greenhouse Productions - 2 years ago
The wave does NOT him
Dave Passaro
Dave Passaro - 2 years ago
ohya
Nathália Cantanhêde
Nathália Cantanhêde - 2 years ago
my god. that koa wave :O
fiddlestickz muzik
fiddlestickz muzik - 2 years ago
Just pause the film at 1:30 and have a good long look at that monster, that is one of the meanest looking waves I've ever seen, paddling out and seeing that about to unload on your head would be so terrifying..
Cozzy Internet
Cozzy Internet - 2 years ago
+ncsam 000000
your comment made relook at that clip........
I really thought it was Teahupo'o!!
David Blumberg
David Blumberg - 2 years ago
yes, that was the biggest jaw-dropper in the vid
ncsam 000000
ncsam 000000 - 2 years ago
Cloud break
hadznation
hadznation - 2 years ago
Reminds me of Teahupoo
A frendly spazmoid
A frendly spazmoid - 2 years ago
fiddlestickz muzik
It looks like the wave from (if anyone ever played it) the surfs up game on Xbox 360
Brandon Hoftyzer
Brandon Hoftyzer - 2 years ago
Just got Fing mesmerized by this!
Michael Neubauer
Michael Neubauer - 2 years ago
sick
Joe Porcello
Joe Porcello - 2 years ago
Woah guy
tiTo Bobbio Velarde
tiTo Bobbio Velarde - 2 years ago
Momentos épicos en un épico deporte, que es más que un deporte
David Tomar
David Tomar - 2 years ago
Wow! Especially skeleton bay. Good stuff Surfer!!!
The Momentum Files
The Momentum Files - 2 years ago
2018 was a really great year of waves. Congrats to all the surfers (and filmers) on such epic moments.
The Momentum Files
The Momentum Files - 2 years ago
+Feel Jah yeah, Koa for the win, right.
Feel Jah
Feel Jah - 2 years ago
Koa Smith!!!
Nathan Myers
Nathan Myers - 2 years ago
Classic how Koa Smith's wave takes up half the video. So epic.
Jackson Marcus
Jackson Marcus - 2 years ago
first

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