Thursday, July 24, 2014 596-SURF , 596-WAVE , 922-BONG , 638-RUSH , 572-SURF(MAUI) , 241-SURF (KAUAI) , 324-RUSH (BIG ISLAND)
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Talk Story w/ Shark Whisperer Ocean Ramsey + Juan Oliphant

Titled “The Shark Whisperer" by ABC’s Good Morning America, Ocean Ramsey is a Shark and marine Conservationist, Marine Biologist, Competitive Freediver & Coach, Professional Dive Instructor, Surfer, Swimmer, and Founder of Water Inspired Conservation Group and a part of the International Shark Project. Ocean has dove and worked with over 32 different species of sharks around the world. She works in shark research with several key species: Great Whites, Bull Sharks, Mako Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Blue Sharks, Whale Sharks & Sandbar Sharks. She travels to aid on conservation campaigns internationally in support of perception and policy change and campaigns against finning and culling....


The always insightful: Slater's MidSeason Breakdown.

Stretching more than his legs Kelly will have to stretch his skills to win his 12th. The 11-time World Champion takes a look at the top surfers and opens up about his own performance thus far. It helps to have 2 throw aways in your pocket when the 2 guys ahead of you dont. Win 1 or 2 from here without messing up any of the rest and the living legend will do it. 


This place is just unreal, really....

Epic Nias barrels. In this video you will see different angles of the same wave that will take you inside the barrel.
"Maui Boys Derek Escalera, Rafael Cursino and locals( Justin' Bu'ulolo, Sueng and Stono Dachi, Tangkius Wau Santos Wau, Rahel Wau) scored Nias on fire. This was the first big swell of the year since last september when Benjamin Sanches and Diego Santos scored Lagundri Bay. Tuesday May 13th, Nias woke up doing what its known for....


Our most beloved American Surfers - a photo essay

Starting off with our beloved women's world champ, Carissa Moore epitomizes our passion for surfing and patriotism.  Poise, power, style, grace, surfing’s lady liberty frees her fins for her country early and often.


Industry News + Kelly Slater's new brand - Outer Known - launching soon

We know you like the industry stuff but pretend you don’t. You love the back-channeling that exists in the surf industry as much as we do. Here’s what we’re hearing…

While it’s still a while from launching, Kelly Slater’s new brand is called Outer Known. This will be the third surf brand for the Kering Group but, aesthetically and philosophically, it will be kept away from Electric and Volcom. Interestingly, Kelly also rides for Electric but won’t be rocking stickers and, while his brand is tuning up, he’s been spotted: Wearing Volcom. Kering Group, head to toe.


The Ripple Effect Episode 1 The Brothers Witzig

The Ripple Effect: This new series from Red Bull brings a really fresh, contemporary edge to the surf history genre. The series profiles four game changers in surf history who have been overlooked, but who have significantly altered the trajectory of surfing in some way.

The first episode of The Ripple Effect features surf media pioneers, The Witzig Brothers who have added to the rich landscape of surfing through their films, photos and magazine articles. John Witzig was co-founder of Tracks Magazine and the pair have continued to pave the way for generations to follow....


Makua Rothman claims Billabong Pico Alto in Peru in 15-25' surf

Finals podium © Grupo Firbas

Rothman Wins Billabong Pico Alto Big Wave Event

Surf News, 3 July, Pico Alto, Peru - Hawaiian Makua Rothman claimed victory today at the Billabong Pico Alto event in Peru, battling GIANT-foot surf and a field of the world’s best watermen to take out the first event of the 2014/2015 ASP BWWT season. Rothman’s “go-for-broke” approach in the Final saw the young Hawaiian net the highest scores of the entire event, showcasing commitment, strength and confidence in the shifting 30’-40’ foot faces (15-25' Hawaiian scale).


Check these 5 great surf trips to beat the summer doldrums


A boat trip is something that every surfer wants to do. It’s a sort of rite of passage for anyone that dreams of perfect, empty waves with nothing but a few friends and crystal clear water. There’s just something about the idea of a bunch of friends cruising up to a perfect wave, surfing all day, then retiring for a sunset aboard a gently rocking vessel, beers in hand and sunburns galore. But before you start planning, there are a few spots you need to know about.


Torrey Meister © Mr Price Pro Air Show. Pic:Cestari

Airshow continues at Mr. Price Pro Ballito.

Lower tide and onshore breeze provides great ramps

2 July, 2014 - Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal - The airshow continued on day three of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Prime rated Mr Price Pro Ballito, that saw the world’s best aerialists take their surfing above-the-lip, in the prestigious R2.5 Million competition. High tide conditions delayed the start until 9:30 when the final four heats of the Round of 48 were completed, followed by four heats of the No-Loser Round of 24...


Ceremony set to honor hall of famer Carissa Moore

Pic: Carissa Moore © ASP/Kirstin

Surfers’ Hall of Fame inductee Carissa Moore

Surf News, 30 June, Huntington Beach - In the middle of an exciting world title chase, 2014 Surfers’ Hall of Fame inductee Carissa Moore will have a special ceremony held in her honor on Friday, July 25 at 10 a.m. The tentative schedule for the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, an ASP Women’s World Tour event, shows Carissa paddling out for a heat at the time she would be inducted, hence the “early” ceremony one week prior to the more traditional event. Bob Hurley, founder of Hurley, will be presenting the Surfers’ Hall of Fame Trophy to Carissa Moore and speaking at the July 25 ceremony....


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