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Kanoa Igarashi Wins ASP 1-Star DNA Energy Pro Junior

NEW SMYRNA BEACH INLET, Florida (Sunday, March 11, 2012) – Kanoa Igarashi (Huntington Beach, CA) has won his first ASP event, taking out the ASP 1-Star DNA Energy Pro Junior presented by Western Atlantic Surf in challenging three-to-four foot storm surf at New Smyrna Beach Inlet in Florida over fellow finalists Daniel Glenn (New Smyrna Beach, FL), Evan Thompson (Jacksonville, FL) and Ryan Croteau (Newport Beach, CA).

Igarashi put on an iron-man performance at the DNA Energy Pro Junior, marching from Round 1 to the final despite the challenging conditions to pick up his first ASP victory. The young Californian was a standout throughout the event’s entirety, winning five out of six heats including his commanding presentation in the final.

   

Surfest Set For Massive Week With World Best Surfers At Merewether

Taj Burrow (AUS) and Joel Parkinson (AUS) ready to battle for the Burton Toyota Pro - Mark Richards trophy. © ASP/Robertson

NEWCASTLE, NSW/Australia (Monday, March 12, 2012) – Surfest’s headlining events the ASP 6-Star Burton Toyota Pro and the ASP 6-Star Hunter Ports Women’s Classic launched in style today at Merewether beach, Newcastle. A press conference featuring a crop of the world’s best surfers kicked off proceedings as the opening Rounds of the men’s and women’s competition got underway in wedgy three foot (1.5 meter) peaks. Taj Burrow (AUS), current No. 1 on the ASP World Championship Tour, after taking out the opening event on the Gold Coast this month, is thrilled to be back in Newcastle to compete for the Mark Richard trophy.

   

Heather Brown X Rip Curl Available Now. Autograph session at Hawaiian South Shore Sat 3/31 !

The North Shore artist & surfer shares her love for Hawaii with Rip Curl's newest capsule collection. Come on down as Hawaiian South Shore hosts a talk story autograph session.

Walk down just about any boutique-lined street in Oahu and you're bound to see North Shore artist Heather Brown's iconic paintings— colorful depictions of the famed surf breaks and lush tropical landscape she calls home.

Now her artwork, formerly produced for the Surfrider Foundation and even the Triple Crown of Surfing, can be found on a capsule collection of bikinis, boardshorts, sweatshirts and bags from Rip Curl.

   

Mendes and Buitendag Claim 2012 CHIKO Pro Junior Titles


Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) claimed top honours in today's CHIKO Pro Junior Final. PIC: ASP/Robertson.

NEWCASTLE, NSW/Australia (Sunday, March 11, 2012) – This week Merewether beach, Newcastle set the stage for one of the most exciting Australian Pro Junior combined Men’s and Women’s events in recent history – the 2012 CHIKO Pro Junior. With epic surf, outstanding performances throughout all four days of competition, the event concluded today in clean three foot (1.5 meter) wedgy peaks with Jesse Mendes (BRA) and Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) claiming the prestigious event crowns.

 

   

The NS Surfshop ASP rated 2 star Pipe Pro Junior made history as the first junior pro at Pipeline


Results coming soon~  Liam Mcnamara and North Shore surf shop did it again! The asp rated 2 star pipe pro junior made history as the first junior pro at pipeline .In conjunction with the sea hawaii womens pro! The event is one day featuring 40 competitors from hawaii ,usa ,japan,zaf,and europe ! The jr surfers of Hawaii have not been getting the jr events they need to compete in as stepping stones into the pro ranks .Hawaii was the only region in the world with no junior events the last 2 years. Liam Mcnamara and north shore surf shop is pushing hard to support hawaiis future stars by committing to having a full jr tour in hawaii for boys and girls!
   

Meet Kelia Moniz. An ESPN interview.


Timeless Hawaiian style and grace, Kelia Moniz. By Tom Servais

Kelia Moniz is from Oahu and comes from a family of surfers. Her father Tony falls into the "legends" category. Her mom, Tammy, is very active with the family business, Faith Surf School. Kelia also has four brothers, hence the nickname, "Sister." She's sponsored by Quiksilver/Roxy, travels the world, and has had some great contest results surfing against the best women longboarders in the world. But the best thing about watching Kelia surf is seeing how much fun she's having, always smiling. And she's so stylish and smooth. Surely we'll be seeing more of her in the years to come, here's a little more backstory:

   

Winners: Karla Costa Taylor, Lilly Pollard and Melanie Bartels Bodyboarding Champ, Best Tube, Longboard Champs


Winners: Karla Costa Taylor, Lilly Pollard and  Melanie Bartels
Bodyboarding Champ, Best Tube, Longboard Champ
Fun Waves Wrap Up the SeaHawaii Womens Pro Pipeline
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The final day of competition today at Ehukai Beach featured the Pro Women's Bodyboard division and a Longboard Expression session.
   

Two future World Champs: Julian Wilson and Gabriel Medina re-sign with FCS


2010 saw the release of Julian’s signature fin the FCS JW-1

Surf News, 9 March,  FCS is pleased to announce the re-signing of Julian Wilson and Gabriel Medina to their global surf team. Following a remarkable 12 months of success highlighted by multiple victories, both surfers were keen to maintain their commitment to the Genuine FCS products that have assisted in maximising their surfing performance.

2010 saw the release of Julian’s signature fin the FCS JW-1, a fin that’s become highly popular among professional and recreational surfers around the world. In the latter half of 2011 Jules hit his straps in the competitive arena securing a string of final berths and a top ten finish on the ASP ratings.

   

The revengeful spirit of Jeff Hubbard, one of the best bodyboarders of all time.


He is blonde and comes from Honolulu, Hawaii. Jeff Hubbard knows the meaning of victory and defeat for more than 20 years. He has been riding bodyboards, in small and big waves, since the 20th century.

Jeff Hubbard was born on the 21st October 21, 1975, and has collected more than 40 titles in bodyboarding contests. The aerial expert is getting younger. His first world bodyboarding title only came in 2006. Three years later, in 2009, he repeated the achievement and proved ageing has its benefits.

Last year, Jeff Hubbard lost the third world domination in the dying moments of the last stage of the IBA World Tour, at Fronton Pro, Canary Islands.

   

Strong solar storm reached Earth Thursday 3.8.12


Global Surf News, 8 March, A strong geomagnetic storm is racing from the Sun toward Earth, and its expected arrival on Thursday could affect power grids, airplane routes and space-based satellite navigation systems, U.S. space weather experts said. The storm, a big cloud of charged particles flung from the Sun at about 4.5 million miles per hour was spawned by a pair of solar flares, scientists said.

This is probably the strongest such event in nearly six years, and is likely more intense than a similar storm in late January, says Joseph Kunches, a space weather specialist at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This solar disturbance is a three-stage affair, or as Kunches said "We hit the trifecta."

   

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