After a grueling year on the WSL World Tour in 2014, Smith International team rider CJ Hobgood wanted to get away and press the reset button before another big year in 2015. Together, with fellow Smith Team Riders Brett Barley and Alex Smith, the three made an impromptu mid-winter strike mission to the Caribbean side of Panama for some of the punchy, tropical beach breaks. Life Beyond Walls: Panama is a behind-the-scenes style edit that follows the three surfers from three diverse areas as they enjoy the simple life of surfing, eating, surfing, and sleeping for five days. The clip was filmed and edited by Jon Hetchkopf with accompanying photos by Mark Welsh.
Every year, junior surfers from Florida to Hawaii migrate to the beaches of Southern California for the NSSA Nationals and Surfing America USA Championships. We followed the Smith Juniors as they freesurfed and competed their way to an amazing 10 National Championships combined including a full domination of all women's divisions by Brisa Hennessy and Caroline Marks. Smith is proud of the accomplishments of it's team and Summertime Madness will show you why.
Timmy Reyes has never been afraid to take chances in his search for perfect unridden waves. After serious injuries stalled his competitive career, he rerouted his focus to do what he loves which is straying from the beaten path to get the largest and best waves he could find. In the newest Smith Optics Great Days edit, we follow Timmy as he scours the Pacific Northwest and battles all the elements looking for the hidden Northern Pacific power the area is known for but has rarely been seen.
In the first surf edition of Great Days, we followed Smith Team riders CJ Hobgood and Yadin Nicol around Western Australia as they competed in the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. During "off-days" the crew traveled up and down the storied coastline of Western Australia in search of Great Days-worthy waves.