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Malia Manuel of Hawaii relished the powerful solid waves at Dee Why Point in Sydney Australia today winning her round three heat to advance to the quarter finals.

Image Credit: © ASP/Robertson
Friday April 20 2012

Malia Manuel of Hawaii relished the powerful solid waves at Dee Why Point in Sydney Australia today winning her round three heat to advance to the quarter finals. Manuel scored an excellent 8.25 on this ride to defeat current world number 1 ranked surfer Stephanie Gilmore of Australia.


Final Day is ON LIVE for Sunday at the ISA World Juniors in Panama

Surfersvillage collage...

Surf News, 20 April update...Only 13 of the 31 Nations Competing in Panama Have Athletes Remaining in the Competition. Hawaii on top as of Friday but anything can happen.
While Peru was struggling, Hawaii and Australia situated themselves out front in the race for Team Gold and the IOC President’s Trophy. The Aussies have eight athletes remaining, while the Hawaiians have nine, including Koa Smith, who won one of the most exciting heats of the day. Smith relied on fierce, gouging turns on some of the choice waves of his heat, holding off a late-heat charge by Australia’s Eli Steele. Both surfers advanced.


Giving new meaning to a BIG YEAR for Mr Dorian. Shane Dorian masters the big wave season at Mavericks, the place that almost took his life.

Shane Dorian, Carlos Burle, Savannah Shaughnessy and Darryl "Flea" Virostko have taken the 2011/2012 Mavericks Awards. The event wasn't surfed at Half Moon Bay this year, but there were fearless big wave performances that should be highlighted.

Most of the winning rides came from two swells: January 4th–5th and February 8th-9th. The stand-out and big winner of the awards was Hawaii's Shane Dorian, taking three of the seven awards, including: Mavericks Barrel of the Year, Mavericks Bomb of the Year, and Mavericks Male Performance of the Year.

Shane Dorian is also the Waterman of the Year 2012...well deserved...well done Shane!


Looks like Waimea Bay Shorebreak has some competition...

Great Video and some brave body boarders taking serious beatings... from Copacabana, BIG Brazil

Images of the swell from "Posto 5" The 2nd Video give perspective of the swell. Reminds us of our outer reefs...



Zeke Lau Vs. Keanu Asing

A good one from Author: Jeff Mull of NOMLCreative and of course the Studs of the Show...Enjoy

Two of Hawaii’s Top Young Surfers Play Surf Version of H.O.R.S.E.

Zeke Lau and Keanu Asing, two of Hawaii’s most promising young professional surfers, recently added a new dynamic to the sport of surfing with the game of S.U.R.F. Held amid the rippable peaks of Pool Bars at Turtle Bay Resort, S.U.R.F. borrows its foundation from basketball’s game of H.O.R.S.E. in which each person tries to mimic their opponents maneuver, gaining a letter for every missed effort.

“It was a lot of fun doing the shoot and surfing with Zeke. We’ve been best friends for a while so we weren’t taking it too seriously,” said Asing. “But it was definitely a lot of fun.”


its ON LIVE: the DaKine ISA WJSC Day 5: Thursday.

PIC:National Team supporters © ISA / Shawn Parkin

Picture Perfect Surf Fires For The World's Best Juniors  

Day 3 of the DAKINE ISA World Junior Surfing Championships From Panama is ON
Round 1 of the Girls to Finish; Boys Round 2 and 3 to Take the Water Later in the Day

 Surf News, 17 April, 2012 : A full day of action today will feature the finish of the first round of Girls competiton and the winners from early heats in the Boys divisions on Day 3 of the DAKINE ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Presented by Billabong. The waves are 3- to 5-feet with occasional corners, but with the incoming tide, the conditions will transform into the ideal long walls of Day 1 and 2.


Mahalo to all there for Earth Day...who helped at Makapu'u today, Sunday

Mahalo to all who were there for the biggest clean up in East Side history.

The epic event happenned April 22nd @ 9:30-1230 at Makapu’u Beach Park

The rest of the day its  Sea Life Park.

Live Music, Great Food, Educational Tent, and all the other great attractions Sea Life Park has to offer.

Admission for clean up volunteers is $5 and $15 for general public when they bring a Coca-Cola product to recycle.


Talk with Jock! Tonight, Wednesday at Surfer, the Bar


Photo: Jock and Son. Willi Edwards/North Shore legend Jock Sutherland and son Gavin.

April 18 Talk Story ftg. Jock and Audry Sutherland| Hosted by Jodi Wilmott
Doors open at 6p – Show starts at 8p
$5 Donation to charity
Voted by Surfer Mag as one of the top 50 Greatest Surfers of All Time. The North Shore’s own Jock Sutherland – a big wave pioneer of the ’60s and ’70s – and his inspirational mother Audrey, who has paddled half-way around the globe in her canoe, penning three books along the way, share their stories of a life on the ocean that most of us could only imagine, at best. Both have defied the stereo-types of their time and illustrate the benefits of pairing ‘the road less traveled’ with a passion for life.


For Nick Riopelle, surfing is more than just a competition.

For Nick Riopelle, surfing is more than just a competition. The sport that was born right here in the Hawaiian islands has become a release, a lifestyle, a training tool, and a motivator for the transplant from Maryland.

After moving here in 2000, Riopelle made his way to the waves in Makaha. Though he had heard that things can be a bit rough from the local surfers, he took his board and paddled out head on into a life changing situation.


More Mo - Hawaii's Body Glove team rider rocks disciplines

Body Glove Wants You to Meet Team Rider Mo Freitas

Surf News, 11 April, 2012 : Congradz to Mo Freitas who, at 14 years of age, is already an all around Waterman. Growing up in Hawaii, Mo loves spending time fishing, diving, surfing, and riding his Stand Up Paddleboard. At his young age, Mo has already raked in a vast amount of podium finishes. Some of his most impressive races include getting 7th place on the 32mile Molokai crossing, 1st in Huntington, and 1st at the Battle of the Paddle. Mo Freitas is a great addition to Body Glove’s long list of true Watermen.


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