It’s always been a dream of mine to drop everything, move to Hawaii, and become a surfer. Although it will probably never happen—blindingly pale skin, fear of heights, and extreme clumsiness do not a surfer make—it just got a little bit easier to live vicariously through other wave-riding chicks.
The 14th annual Roxy Pro Hawaii competition starts today and with just a click you can watch the pros go in and out of the surf like it’s second nature. The event will be streamed live through roxy.com
, so you can see the world’s top shortboard riders compete, hear longboard champ Kassia Meador give her commentary, and check out interviews without ever logging off your computer.
The contest is in the first of a 12-day holding period, which means that the two-day competition could start at any moment between now and December 6, depending on the surf and size of the waves. (They need to be big. Real big.) Although it’s unlikely that it will start today, you never know—one big kahuna and it’s on.
And then? It might be cold and snowing outside, but on your computer screen it will be 80 degrees on the shores of Oahu and you’re gearing up to ride a breaking wave. Now that's gnarly.
REBECCA WILLA DAVISwww.roxy.com