When your dad is a pro surfer, catching your first wave is right up there with saying your first word.
That’s the case for Cory Lopez and his daughter Alana. The duo are seen catching waves on Oahu’s North Shore in the video above, which was filmed in 2012 but recently went viral. Alana, who was two-years-old at the time, rides piggyback while her dad expertly maneuvers through the water. Not surprisingly, they both look to be having the time of their lives.
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 March, 2015 – Caribbean Islands - At a rare slabbing right hand reef deep in the Caribbean, Gulf Coaster Cory Lopez nabbed one of the best waves of the season, a sub-sea-level drainer that landed on the cover of The Surfer’s Journal.
Just a few waves after the cover shot, the goofyfoot paid the price, taking off too deep on a big one and ending up with a piece of coral sticking out of his broken ear drum.
All good things come to an end and this epic team @oneill trip is officially over. Thanks for all the good times boys. We are thankful we’re all going home with all our limbs. The boss of the ocean made sure to keep us in check on more than one occasion.@RealCoryLopez
Teahupoo rarely comes to Florida, but @corylopez knows exactly where to go to get shacked senseless when a giant North Atlantic storm takes over the whole ocean. This was yesterday (2/12), with more to come. Check the site for the full #swellstory later today. (Also, stay tuned for #dispatchcaribbean — we sent a few pros down to the Caribbean along with Surfline photo editor @billywatts to take advantage of the swell and we’ll be doing daily updates over the weekend.) Photo: Mark Hill Surfline #North Atlantic Blows Florida Surfers V-Day Kiss!
CASCAIS (February 18, 2015) – The 4th annual Allianz Perfect Chapter powered by Billabong has been called ON for Friday. Some of the best tube riders in the world are joining the Portuguese crew for a one-day barrel-oriented competition at Carcavelos Beach (Cascais, Portugal). First official call is scheduled for 7 am tomorrow morning.
You can’t win them all and on this day the ocean won.
The waves were about as good as you can get at a spot that almost never breaks. @alekparker and I were the only guys out. We had traded waves for about a hour when this extra thick one came in that I thought looked like a good idea. The drop was really late so I was just focused on that, once I made the drop I knew I was deep. I did a massive pump, but realized right away that there was no chance of making the wave. I tried to time my jump as late as I could in hopes of slipping out the back. But it did not work and I got sucked over and instantly slammed my head into the reef. The blow was hard, dizzying and especially confusing by the fact that a peace of coral had gone straight into my ear and punctured my ear drum. Alec assisted me in getting to the beach since I could not see straight.
In celebration of good times, “Hollow Waves” and good cheer; O’Neill Eyewear is pleased to announce the Official Cory Lopez Holiday Facebook Sweepstakes Promo!
For the next 25 days (starting on Monday November 24th) Cory’s fans will have 7 chances to win Cory’s favorite gear and swag from, O’Neill (Clothing & Eyewear), Rockstar Energy Drink, Freestyle USA (Shark Watches), On-a-Mission (OAM) and Nekton Surf Shop.
To enter and your chance to win awesome gear, from these great brands; click the following Link to Cory’s Facebook Entry Page.
Click ‘Like’ and follow the instructions to enter the promotion.