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Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay Downgrades from ASP World Title to ASP 6-Star for 2012

COOLANGATTA, Queensland/AUS (Friday, February 24, 2012) – The Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, Event No. 5 of 11 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, has been officially downgraded to an ASP 6-Star event for 2012.

In an official statement today, Billabong said: “The change in event status follows a broader review in which we are seeking to identify cost savings throughout the business. By retaining an event at Jeffreys Bay, it now provides two qualifying events back to back in the South African region. The move to an ASP 6-Star also opens the event up to South Africa’s aspiring pro surfers for the first time in 20 years and ensures continuity of the event for the local businesses in Jeffreys Bay.”

 

   

Sunday was the Final Day for the 36th Buffalo’s Big Board Surfing Classic on the new 4-6' NW. Results coming..



Aloha Kakou,

Welcome to the 36th Annual Buffalo’s Surfing Classic.
This year, we  run over two weekends (five days) Feb. 18,19,20 (which includes President’s Day holiday) and Feb. 26, 27 at Makaha Surfing Beach.
Following Classic tradition, we are again introducing a new surfing discipline entitled SUPsquatch. It requires a minimum of five riders on a huge inflated board, competing in heats of four teams. The boards will be supplied by event sponsor, C4 Waterman. Come on down and try one out.

   

The Quiksilver Pro was ON for Aloha Friday (Saturday for the Gold Coast which is 20hours ahead)


For contest status Go Live HERE. Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast is 20 hours ahead. To easily calculated: Just add 24hours to the current Hawaii time then subtract 4 hours.
There's plenty of swell for the 1st event of 2012. BTW: you can rewatch heats like the one Kelly Slater had when he schooled the new schoolers, Kolohe Andino & Garrett Parkes.
   

Roxy Pro Gold Coast Round 1 got underway at Snapper Rocks, Men’s round one has begun. Gold Coast is 20 hours ahead.


Carissa Moore (HAW),19, reigning ASP Women's World Champion took her  first steps towards defending her title today at the Roxy Pro Gold Coast by winning here heat and moves to rnd 3.

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Saturday, February 25, 2012) – Pulsing three-to-four foot (1 metre) swell is filling in at Snapper Rocks today ushering in the start of the 2012 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour season with the Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover commencing at 7:30am.

   

2012 ASP World Surfing Awards Honors Champions Amidst Rock Extravaganza


GOLD COAST, Queensland/Australia (Friday, February 24, 2012) – The 29th Annual ASP World Surfing Awards went off tonight at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre with the world’s best surfers trading the beachwear for formal attire as the 2011 ASP World Champions were officially crowned.

Kelly Slater (USA), 40, and Carissa Moore (HAW), 19, took top honours for the evening, collecting the ASP World Title and ASP Women’s World Title respectively.

“I have actually been on tour longer than some of my fellow competitors have been alive,” Slater said. “All joking aside, it’s truly humbling to be up here and honoured in front of such an incredible collection of surfers. I want to thank everyone in the room for pushing me to where I am.”

   

Jamie O'brien // Pipe Royalty:Shot by James Strickland


This position is on purpose!
We let the wave riding speak for it's self with this edit.
Jamie O'brien reinforcing his royalty status at The Banzai PipeLine.
Showing us why he deserves that front row seat.
Shot by James Strickland on location on Sunday the 12th of February 2012. 

   

Americans lei it on: Hawaii is the most popular state in the union


Photo: Gary Kewley Windward side with Kona Winds.

Alternatively, the majority of Americans have a pronounced dislike of California, according to a survey released today.

So much for California dreaming. We have been declared by far the most popular state among Americans, while California – California! The Golden State! – ranks dead last, according to a new poll.

   

VIP INVITATION FOR PULL-IN FASHION SHOW PRESENTED BY HIC, Friday FEBRUARY 24


HIC presents the Pull-In Underwear Fashion Show, February 24th at the Hardrock Cafe Waikiki. Featuring a sneak peak
at the 2012 Holiday line
and staring cast members from the popular French TV show, "Angels of Reality", live on the catwalk.

Angels of Reality will be filming this event for its upcoming season, "Club Hawaii", which features well-know French reality
stars living together in a house on Oahu as they pursue their careers in the entertainment industry.
   

Join us at Surfer, the Bar with the Talk Story Series ftg. author John Clark | Hosted by Jodi Wilmott


Talk Story Series ftg. author John Clark | Hosted by Jodi Wilmott at Surfer, the Bar. Doors open at 6p – Show starts at 8p $5 Donation to charity “John Clark, a Hawaiian surfer, lifeguard, firefighter, and historian, has studied Hawaiian, read Hawaiian sources on surfing, and built up a massive file of these texts for analysis and translation. More recently, he has tapped into the growing online database of Hawaiian-language articles on native history and culture that were published from the 1830s to the 1940s. By searching out practically every known reference to Hawaiian surfing, Clark has produced an amazing study of the sport, one that far surpasses any previous work. ” —Ben Finney, emeritus professor of anthropology, University of Hawai‘i
   

PARTY: 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards this Thursday 2.23


Surfing’s “night of nights” © ASP : photo

2012 ASP World Surfing AwardsWorld's Best Surfers and Wolfmother to Headline 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards
21 February, 2012 : - - Gold Coast, Queensland/Australia - This Thursday, February 23, 2012, the world's best surfers will exchange their ocean wear for formal wear as they attend surfing's night of nights, the 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards. The Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre will play host once again play host to the gala event, with this year's incarnation adding a number of dynamic new enhancements including headlining entertainment Wolfmother.

   

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