Tuesday, September 30, 2014 596-SURF , 596-WAVE , 922-BONG , 638-RUSH , 572-SURF(MAUI) , 241-SURF (KAUAI) , 324-RUSH (BIG ISLAND)
   
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A special talk story celebrating two talented musicians, Paula Fuga and John Cruz

A special talk story celebrating two talented musicians, Paula Fuga and John Cruz represent Hawaiian musicianship and are proud cultural ambassadors of the rich Hawaiian culture. Enjoy a unique Talk Story with the spoken word and song from these two talented humans. $5 suggested donation will benefit their charity of choice.

   

Next stop on the Stand Up World Tour starts tomorrow in Huntington Beach

 

The 2014 Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam will host both Stand Up World Tour Surfing and Stand Up World Series Racing events from the 15th – 21st September in Surf City USA.

As the most comprehensive event featuring a star studded line up of the world’s very best athletes, the $45,000 Huntington Beach Pro will be a true showcase of the leading edge of the sport, while celebrating Amateur and youth participation with a large Trials event and Open Racing division, not to mention the Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge (U16) taking place on the final Sunday of the event.

   

Goodbye ASP - Hello World Surf League

 

The Association of Surfing Professionals is no longer. Well, the name is no longer, at least. Beginning in 2015, the new moniker of the association of surfing professionals is the World Surf League, or WSL. In a letter to the surfing community, ASP/WSL CEO Paul Speaker broke the news.

“We understand that for many of you reading this, the letters “ASP” have significant meaning and that this news might be unsettling,” he wrote. “We hope you will give us the benefit of the doubt and that, over time, you will come to see this change as positive for the sport we all love. At the end of the day, professional surfing’s DNA remains intact: we’re about the world’s best surfers in the world’s best waves. That will never change.”

   

Team Jamie's win the Qiantang Shoot Out

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Finals Go off on the Largest Wave in the Event’s History

Team Honolulu of Jamie O’Brien and Jamie Sterling took home the $10,000.00 team first prize in the largest “river bore” wave in the Red Bull Qiantang Surfing Shoot Out history with wave sections reaching ten feet.

   

Upsets at Hurley & Swatch Pro this week!

Photo: Costa Rican hero Carlos Munoz © ASP/Rowland.

Surf News Network, 11 September, 2014 - Wildcards delivered major upsets in the Hurley Pro at Trestles today as Tanner Gudauskas (USA) and Carlos Munoz (CRI) successively defeated top seeds Kelly Slater (USA) and Gabriel Medina (BRA) in non-elimination Round 1. The Swatch Women’s Pro Trestles was equally electric with Lakey Peterson (USA) eliminating reigning two-time ASP Women’s World Champion Carissa Moore (HAW), who will now relinquish her world ratings lead. The women’s Quarterfinalists have been decided after the completion of Round 4....

   

Catching up with Nathan Florence

We’re going to get to know the Florence family real well over the next five years, this cute and deadly band of Hawaiian surf bums comprising three brothers (John, 20, Nathan, 19, Ivan 17) and a skating-surfing super mom, Alex.

You know all about John, yeah? Raised on the sand, towed into his first Pipe bombs by Herbie Fletch (pops of Christian and Nathan and grand-daddy to Greyson) when he was seven, currently the owner of the finest contract in surfing, Kelly Slater aside.

   

Some ground breaking action as Swatch Women's Pro kicks off

Stephanie Gilmore © ASP/Rowlan.

Surf News Network, 9 September, 2014: Australian Stephanie Gilmore proved today that the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP Women’s World Title race is far from over with a blazing performance in the first ever women’s WCT event at Lower Trestles. The Swatch Women’s Pro Trestles, stop no. 7 of 10 for the 2014 season, got underway in exceptional 3 to 5 foot waves and ran through Rounds 1, 2 and 3....

   

Kellogg's IBA Hawaii Pro Tour Sandy Beach Results

The third event of the Kellogg's IBA Hawaii Pro Tour went off over the shallow sharp reef of half point in both lefts and rights. Over $10,000 in cash and prizes was handed out thanks to the support of Kellogg's, Pepsi, Science Bodyboards, T&C Surf and Scott Hawaii. Jeff Hubbard in the last minute of the final won the Pro Mens division ahead of Guilherme Tamega from Brazil in a high performance battle to the end. The acrobatic crazy maneuvers were a testament to the epic sport of bodyboarding and the fun they have picking the ramps to pull off the crazy stunts they do. "We were able to do big airs", said an excited Hubbard. "....

   

Carissa Moore featured in the latest RedBull:21 days

 

The 2014 Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles is an immensely significant event for both Kolohe Andino, Carissa Moore and surf fans alike. For Kolohe, it’s an opportunity to keep his career-best streak alive and possibly even score his first ever WCT victory – at his home break nonetheless. For Carissa, it’s a chance to make ground in the budding sizzler of a women’s world title race. And for surf fans, it’s the most high-performance surf contest of the year. In 21Days, we get intimate access to Kolohe and Carissa’s camps as they prepare for the big day. Cue the excitement!

   

Industry news - JJF signs with Spy

SPY announces John John Florence will continue to carry the torch for SPY after signing a multi-year deal. Capturing attention since he first contended with Pipeline at the age of seven, Florence has transitioned from childhood prodigy to seasoned vet at age 21—becoming the youngest Triple Crown of Surfing champion in history, claiming an ASP world tour win and the ASP Rookie of the Year title in 2012, as well as ASP Maneuver of the Year in 2013. 

   

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