Ain't That Swell with Jed Smith and Vaughan Dead

Well, it had everything didn’t it? J-Bay was the event of the ASP season so far. Bombing waves, flawless point break surfing, and a precious little frenchmen by the name of Jeremy Flores losing his shit, again.

But getting gypped by the judges can be the least of your worries in South Africa. Jed and Vaughan cover Aritz Aranbaru’s forlorn tale (courtesy of us!) about getting locked up in a Johannesburg prison on his way to the Mr Price Pro in Durban.

Surfers get caught “harassing” whales, Firewire delivers us an eco-revolution and the ASP Big Wave World Tour: Riding giants or a giant fizzier?

Dorian gets the bomb at Puerto, but what about underground charger Gabriel Villaran? Where’s the hype for his effort?

It’s also comeback week on Ain’t That Swell. Aussie Puerto pioneer, Gary Hughes returns to Mexico to charge Mex Pipe at 50 something years old and Jai Abberton makes his return to Ours. To celebrate these two icons, Ain’t That Swell takes a look at surfing’s top five all-time comebacks.

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