Maui, Hawaii BIG Monday 30 January 2012 when Oahu was up to 20' ....Peahi got over 30'
Jaws bites - Big wave surfers, Jeff Rowley, Greg Long, Shaun Walsh and Albee Layer ‘paddle-in’ to gigantic 15 metre (50 foot) plus waves at Peahi “Jaws” and cement paddling in as the new frontier in big wave surfing.
Rowley and friends were on Maui, Hawaii waiting for the monster surf to hit the Peahi, "Jaws" reef and produce the worlds biggest surfable waves.Taming the T-Rex of Surf
On one of the biggest waves of the day, Rowley took off underneath the pitching lip of the wave.
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Reynolds will face Kelly Slater in Round 1 when the contest kicks off
Surf News, 30 January, 2012 : - - Coolangatta -- Dane Reynolds may have decided to sit out the ASP World Tour for 2012 but spectators will still get to enjoy his extraordinary talents when he lines up as a wildcard at the Quiksilver Pro presented by Land Rover starting on the Gold Coast from 25th February.The 26-year-old from Ventura, California, is easily one of the most exciting and creative surfers on the planet but endured a difficult year on the Tour in 2011 which was badly disrupted by injury.
By Ross Williams. If you were patient enough there was a really good tube ride to be found. That was the order of the day at the Volcom Pipe Pro when surfers woke up Sunday morning to four to six feet of windy, wonky treasures. After the size, chaos and carnage of Sunday, the second day of the contest saw the conditions a lot more tame, but nonetheless, there was still plenty of dodging, ducking and diving to maneuver in and out of the barrel. A strong 15 to 25 mph trade wind whipping across the North Shore didn't help matters. Just the same, there were a lot of good rides that went down and plenty of guys showed why they're paid to surf.
Above: Dave Wassel (Haw). Big wave charger, lifeguard, and supporter of the event being called off for the day. Photo: Bielmann.
HONOLULU - (Jan. 28, 2012) -- The Banzai Pipeline caught everyone off guard Saturday. Waves doubled and tripled in size from one heat to the next before the opening day of competition at The Volcom Pipe Pro was called off due to dangerous conditions at 10:30am. Only seven heats and three hours of competition were held, yet still sufficient time for injuries, wipeouts and hairball rides to be registered. Waves maxed out in the 15+ foot range local scale.
BURLEIGH HEADS, Queensland/Australia (Saturday, 28 January, 2012) – Caio Ibelli (BRA) and Leila Hurst (HAW) have claimed the Men’s and Women’s ASP World Junior Titles at the Billabong World Junior Championships today. The pair join a prestigious list of former ASP World Junior Champions, including: Adriano De Souza (BRA), Joel Parkinson (AUS), Andy Irons (HAW), Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS) and Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS). Wade Carmichael (AUS) and Alessa Quizon (HAW) were also amongst the winners today, taking out the third and final event of the ASP World Junior Title Series, the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships.
Caio Ibelli and Leila Hurst have taken the ASP World Junior titles at the Billabong World Junior Championships, in the Gold Coast, Australia. The Men’s ASP World Junior Title race saw all the frontrunners bow out early today with Jack Freestone eliminated by Medi Veminardi and Ian Gouveia taken out by Wade Carmichael in the Quarterfinals.Carmichael had a sensational outing at Burleigh Heads this week, gaining entry into the event with a win at the Von Zipper trials and then sticking it to the world’s best junior surfers with a win at the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships.
The North Shore Lifeguard Association has published a surf safety poster with the most important safety tips for both visitors and residents.
The design and graphic layout were done by Pat Kelly, Rick Williams and John Bain and feature several instructions about the rip currents of the four most popular surfing beaches of the North Shore: Haleiwa, Waimea Bay, Pipeline and Sunset Beach.
The surf safety poster is now available to local merchants, realtors and individuals who share our interest in ocean safety education. You can read the entire information at www.northshorelifeguards.com
Jamie O'Brien goes surfing with two boards
Jamie O'Brien believes there's always something new to doin modern surfing. The creative Hawaiian icon decided to go surfing with two boards. No, it's not one surfboard for each foot. That would be wave skiing. O'Brien decided to test a two-board transfer while preparing to get barreled.
"I just think that the best surfer out there is the one having the most fun. Sometimes I see too much seriousness in the lineup. I'm trying to do something I've never done before, something different. I like a challenge"
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