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Fanning defeats Slater to ring 'The Bell' at Rip Curl Pro. Girls final day is ON!


Mick Fanning © ASP / Rip Curl

Surf News, 6 April, 2012 : - - Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia – Mick Fanning (AUS), 30, has claimed the 2012 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford Ranger over reigning 11-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 40, in offshore three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves at Bells Beach.

Event No. 2 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach culminated in dramatic fashion today with pundits calling it the “best Final in event history.”

 

   

Mick Fanning gets one up on Slater to ring the Bell at the 'best ever' final in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.


Surf News, 5 April, 2012 : The full report coming.

Bells Beach, Victoria/Australia – The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford Ranger, the second stop on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, enjoyed another full day of action with the world’s best surfers lighting up the clean four-to-six foot (1.5 – 2 metre) waves on offer at Bells Beach.

Joel Parkinson (AUS), 30, defending Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach winner, proved the most dominant surfer of the day, posting the day’s high 18.94 out of a possible 20 for an electric performance in the Bells Bowl. Parkinson’s unmatched speed, power and wave affinity proved enough to eliminate an on-fire Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), 30.

   

Placing passion on a canvas: Jared Prince


Jared moved from Maui to San Diego last year in part to start his business, The Canvas Wave, which sells surf and other action sports photography. Here's his story in his own words..."It's great out here but I definitely miss the islands, everything from the warm water and perfect waves to the little bikinis and ahi poke, but especially my friends and family. ..." 
   

Guns Over Skis: Shane Dorian Interview from Transworld Surf


Photo:Shane pushes the eject button at Jaws. Photo: Russo

Guns Over Skis: Shane Dorian Interview

If you asked the top big wave guys in the world who was at the head of the pack, odds are Shane Dorian would get the nod. There are people who are crazier, and that probably train harder, but when it comes to pushing the limits of what’s possible in big surf, Dorian is setting the bar. He’s gotten barreled at Mavs his first session there (and nearly drowned the next day), and holds the record for biggest wave paddled in to for his 57-foot bomb from his first time paddling Peahi in March of 2011. Here’s an excerpt of our conversation for the “Guns Over Skis” paddle in feature from the May issue of the magazine.—Casey Koteen

   

Surfers eye first ever 1080 skateboarding trick, by a 12 year old prodigy!


Tom Schaar has successfully the first ever 1080 - three complete spins -, the holy grail of all skateboard tricks. The 12-year-old skateboarding prodigy has been riding for eight years and has just accomplished the biggest dream of his life. 

Tom had been trying it in the biggest skateboarding in world, the MegaRamp, which is 10-times bigger than normal pipes. "It took me a year to get used to skating and going over the gap and that high over the quarter. I'm used to go six feet, not fifteen", explains Schaar.

   

Congradz Garrett McNamara Who Signs on with Body Glove


SNN News, 4 April, 2012 Extreme waterman Garrett McNamara is the latest athlete to join the Body Glove family. McNamara has signed on for wetsuits, PFD's and accessories.

"Garrett is one of the craziest big wave surfers exemplifying passion, talent and the mentality of risking it all. We are excited to have an all around waterman with such a great personality on our team," said Billy Meistrell, Body Glove International, Vice President.

   

Surfer injured in shark attack at Left Over's on Oahu's North Shore


Emergency crews responded to a possible shark attack on Oahu's North Shore.

It happened around 12:45 p.m.  in the channel between Left Overs and Gators.

EMS officials say the victim is a 28-year-old man. His name is Josh.

Lifeguards at the scene say he was bitten on the leg.
   

Slater, Reigning 11-Time Champ Advances in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Owen Wright (AUS), 22, was dominant in his Round 1 heat today at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford Ranger.

BELLS BEACH, Victoria/Australia – The opening rounds of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford Ranger and the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford Fiesta were run today in clean three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at the primary venue of Bells Beach.

The second stop on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach culminates the crucial, season-opening Australian leg for the world’s best surfers and today saw the top seeds dominate the opening round affairs in variable conditions.

   

Hawaii's Carissa Moore Won Her Round 1 Heat in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

BELLS BEACH, Victoria/Australia – Clean three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves are on offer at the primary venue of Bells Beach this morning, prompting event organizers to call a 7:30am commencement for Round 1 of the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford Fiesta.

Event No. 2 of 7 on the 2012 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach will host the world’s best female surfers are the vie for prize money, ASP ratings’ points and the honor of ‘ringing the bell’ come event’s end.

   

Talk Story with Randy Rarick @ SURFER The BAR TONIGHT Wednesday

Talk Story Series with RANDY RARICK with Host JODI WILMOTT

Doors open at 6p – Show starts at 8p
$5 Donation to charity
North Shore surf legend, pro surfing pioneer and life-long global wavefinder, Randy Rarick knows as much or more about the sport of surfing than just about anyone on the planet. Founder of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing on Oahu’s North Shore, and executive member of the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour, Rarick has invested 40 years of his life to the sport, its athletes, and the lifestyle. The culture of surfing is a huge component of Rarick’s interest and he has traveled to more than 70 countries in search of the perfect wave.

   

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