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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."


Noll Surfboards, the surf brand founded in 1951 by Greg Noll, announced an exclusive collaboration with Billabong for summer 2012

Noll Surfboards, the surf brand founded in 1951 by Greg Noll, announced an exclusive collaboration with Billabong for summer 2012. The new line is based on the historic surf lifestyles surrounding the original big wave legend Greg "Da Bull" Noll and his son, acclaimed surfboard shaper Jed Noll.

Greg Noll's unrivaled bravado in giant waves in the 1950s and 1960s along Oahu's North Shore created one of the most powerful auras the sport has ever known.


Surfer, the Bar presents: Talk Story Series ftg. professional photographer Brian Bielmann | Hosted by Jodi Wilmott tonight!

March 7. Talk Story Series ftg. professional photographer Brian Bielmann | Hosted by Jodi Wilmott
Doors open at 6p – Show starts at 8p
$5 Donation to charity
Internationally renowned photographer whose images have graced more than 150 magazine covers, the pages of 30 books, and appeared in publications like Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, National Geographic and Sports Illustrated. Brian is recognized internationally as a photographer at the top of his field. His specialization is in all aspects of the surfing lifestyle and he has worked with surfing greats the likes of Kelly Slater and Bruce & Andy Irons.

Post Snapper Interview with Kolohe Andino on ESPN

LOS ANGELES (Monday, March 5, 2012) – The highly anticipated arrival of ASP World Championship Tour rookie Kolohe Andino (USA), 17, has finally gone down, with the California Prodigy taking a 13th place finish in a solid showing, where he nearly scalped eventual Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast runner-up Adriano de Souza (BRA), 25, in their Round 3 clash. ESPN caught up with Andino to see what his first experience as an official member of the ASP Top 34 was all about… Surfing against Slater, the relief of wrapping up his first event and looking ahead to Bells. This… is their story…


The SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip

Kids are loving it. The newest "SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip" video game has been released for XBox 360 and Nintendo DS and feature a creative world of boardriding stunts.

SpongeBob and his very best Bikini Bottom pal, Patrick, have entered an incredible planet of waves and ramps to put your boarding skills to the test.


"SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip" is a action sports console game for the youngsters, but it wouldn't be strange if the veterans get into it. The arcade-style challenges are funny and fluid and offer head-to-head competitions, too.

There are seven challenges to face and 12 sublime environments to discover. Whether you're a passionate surfer or a skateboarding fan, there's plenty of experiences to live in a story or challenge mode.



Big Wave Charger Clark Abbey shares his memories and photos of his beloved friend Mel Kinney. We celebrated his legacy Saturday 3.10.12.

Mel cutting back into eternal bliss at Diamond Head.

Please enjoy a few moments with Clark Abbey....and join Mel's family and friends at Kaimana Beach this Saturday 'the saga continues'...

Hawaii has lost one of their beloved Native son, Melvin Kanaulu Kinney , he was 57 years old.  On February 1, 2012 while watching the waves right off the bike path of Sunset Beach Mel suffered a heart attack. He fell into the arms of his best friend Chuck Andrus, less than 20 minutes before then he was surfing perfect 6-10 ft Sunset for 2 hours



RESULTS ARE IN: Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem is a one day surf event that pits Maui’s Top Junior Surfers in an all day competition. The event’s four person finals determine podium positions. Two GPA awards were given out at the event for highest GPA for a boy and girl, and five memorial awards in which all competitors are eligible to win, which are: the Eric Diaz Award, the Steve Cooney Award, the Sion Milosky Award, the Andy Irons Award, and the Tristan “Turtle” Brennan Award. Event is held at Walsh’s home break, Ho’okipa Beach Park on the North Shore of Maui.


With early momentum from his Gold Coast victory, could 2012 be the year of Taj's title?

When World Tour events finish, it usually takes me a few hours—even days, sometimes—for everything that happened to fully register. Not today though. Not when the final day of Snapper is held in 2- to 3-foot slop and everything reverts to script. But in spite of mediocre conditions, a few pivotal moments stand out.

Josh Kerr, after going 0-4 vs. Slater in quarterfinal appearances last year, finally got through to a semifinal, defeating Kelly in decisive fashion. Throughout numerous heats, Kerr showed off improved combinations, connecting maneuvers that compliment the most complete air game in the world. Kerr is a very stable, dangerous threat on Tour. Uncharacteristically, Slater came up short in their match-up, and when Kelly loses, he loses interest in the not-so-dreamy “Dream Tour.” It had to happen eventually.



2012 ASP 3-Star Protest Vendée Pro confirms European Season Start

CAPBRETON, France – The 2012 Protest Vendée Pro, an ASP Europe 3-Star event was just officially confirmed and will be running from April 19-22, 2012 as the season’s first event in Europe.

The Vendée region and particularly La Sauzaie has been hosting surfing events for more than two decades now and is renowned for its famous A-Frame reefbreak that can offer perfect conditions to both surfers and the audience with a very close lookout and an ‘arena’ setup for the public.


Save The Waves Announces Ginaia Kelly as New Executive Director

Save The Waves Coalition is excited to announce that it has hired a new Executive Director, Ginaia Kelly, to join the Save The Waves team beginning in April, 2012. An attorney by training, Kelly has extensive leadership and development experience in the nonprofit arena, including serving as a director and president for Santa Cruz-based nonprofit Save Our Shores over the past five years. She’s also a passionate surfer and environmentalist, having been a competitive longboarder and a surfer in the Santa Cruz area for over 20 years.


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