Came across this random session of Pancho Sullivan, Archy and Sunny Garcia at OTW in the early 00’s. Archy’s first snap is just BEYOND, Sunny is tack sharp, Pancho just F’s my world up. Seeing him surf live makes you feel sorry for waves. If you are in need of inspiration to make waves BLEED... then have a look at this super session of wave gore-

Not very many people who fall into this category of wave gore. Pancho Sullivan, Sunny Garcia and Archy are definitely some next level heroe’s in this genre, but who else? Dane Kealoha, Johnny Boy Gomes, Larry Bertelmen, Buttons, Kaipo Jacquias, Occy, Margo, Andy Irons, Nathan Fletcher, Pete Mendia... maybe now a days someone like Dane Reynolds, Jordy Smith, Zeke Lau, Dane Gudauskas are comparable ... To be clear... Wave gore category is someone who throws their heart and soul into every maneuver but also has this underlying X factor that you can’t practice, it’s either in your blood or it’s not. FULL BLOWN WAVE ASSAULT. People do sick turns yet fall short of this category in my opinion... WHO MAKES WAVES BLEED? Leave names I left out in comments below, let’s gather the ULTIMATE WAVE GORE list.

ULTIMATE WAVE GORE LIST (going to be updating as more names roll in)

Larry Bertelmann 


Dane Kealoha

Richard Cram


Mark Richards

Shaun Thompson

Cheyne Horan 

Johnny Boy Gomes

Tom Carroll  

Tom Curren

Martin Potter


Shane Powell 

Sunny Garcia

Matt Kechele 

Kelly Slater

Kaipo Jacquias


Munga Barry

Chris Brown

Matt Hoy

Andy Irons

Bruce Irons

Chris Ward 

CJ Hobgood

Damien Hobgood

Joel Parkinson

Mick Fanning

Taylor Knox

Danny Wills

Dean Morrison

Adam Repogle

Kasey Curtis

Nathan Hedge 

Bill Hartley

Cory Lopez

Ben Bourgeois

Fabio Gouveia

Koby Aberton 

Pete Mendia

Baron Knowlton

Bryan Hewitson

Noah Snyder

Gabe Kling

Carlos Cabrero

Cocolo Torres

Mark Holder

Nathan Fletcher

Kamalei Alexander 

Ross Williams

Gavin Beschen

Kaimana Henry

Tai Van Dyke

Koleo Robertson

Fred Pattachia

Dustin Barca

Kawika Stillwell 

Jeremy Flores

Asher Pacey

Asher Nolan


John John Florence

Billy Kemper

Ola Eleogram

Mike Gleason

Aritz Aranburu

Neco Padaratz  

Dane Reynolds

Dane Gudauskas

Tanner Gudauskas

Pat Gudauskas

Dusty Payne

Mitch Coleburn 

Jordy Smith

Conner Coffin

Alejandro Moreda

Wade Carmichael 

Zeke Lau

Griffin Collapinto

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