Surf News, 2 March, 2012 : - - Rip Curl International is ecstatic to announce the re-signing of 2x ASP World Champion Mick Fanning to another 5 years. Per company policy, terms of the deal are not being disclosed. Hailing from Australia's Gold Coast, Fanning (30) has been a Rip Curl teamrider for over 14 years. From countless Search strikes to our ASP World Tour events, Mick has been an icon for the Brand, and he now enters the next 5 years with energy and enthusiasm for what the future holds.
NSSA HI held its event at Haleiwa on North Shore of Oahu this past weekend. Saturday was perfect for younger kids with fun size waves and Sunday was perfect for older kids with challenging big over head size waves. When older kids showed up to the event on Sunday, they were stoked! It's amazing how these boys and girls were surfing on these waves. Enjoy the video!
Opening Ceremony in December 2011 © Quiksilver / Bielman....
Surf News, 29 February. Winter closed its door on the three-month holding period of the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau big wave event today. An active season kept elite big wave riders entertained on Oahu’s North Shore but failed to produce the solid day of 20-foot-plus surf at Waimea Bay that ‘The Eddie’ mandates.
The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau was last held in December of 2009, won by California’s Greg Long. The world’s best big wave riders will have to wait another year. This was the 27th year of the event. “As much as we’d like to see this dedication run every year, the event is committed to meeting the criteria of 20 feet,” said contest director George Downing.
Derek gets a brand new JS from Makua~ everyone just blown away at this brave stoked and inspiring human!
He's a stoked goofy footer and how he pulls it off...is amazing.
SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia – After four consecutive days of action, event organizers have opted for a lay day Wednesday for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover. The opening stop on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast has enjoyed non-stop action since the opening day of the waiting period, but onshore winds and a decreasing swell have forced event organizers to call competition off for the day.
A Southern Right Whale: Photo Maxi JonasEnvironemnt News
World Bank Issues SOS For Oceans, Backs Alliance
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 27 February, 2012 : - - The World Bank announced on Friday a global alliance to better manage and protect the world's oceans, which are under threat from over-fishing, pollution and climate change. Oceans are the lifeblood of the planet and the global economy, World Bank President Robert Zoellick told a conference on ocean conservation in Singapore. Yet the seas have become overexploited, coastlines badly degraded and reefs under threat from pollution and rising temperatures.
Very rare do we get to see legends of our sport battle it out — especially at the Queen of the coast
So, who do you think took the heat? Tommy won his Titls in 85-86 & 90 and was Slaters biggest influence in his early years.
A short little edit of my friends in the water at Pounders Beach Oahu Hawaii on Feb 22nd, 2012.
Song by MOS DEF remixed on an album called MOS DUB. "Johnny Too Beef" is the title of the song.
Shot on a Canon 7D and Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.
Tyler Wright © ASP / Kirstin...Turns like this were unimaginable a decade ago and now its the new standard!
ASP Elite Go Big at Business End of Quiksilver/Roxy Pro Gold Coast
Surf News, 28 February, Snapper Rocks - The Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, the opening stops on the 2012 Men’s and Women’s ASP World Championship Tours, today whittled the field down to the just eight men and four women with the world’s best surfers tested in tricky two-to-three foot (1 metre) surf at Snapper Rocks.
Kelly Slater (USA), 40, reigning 11-time ASP World Champion, will face Michel Bourez (PYF), 26, and Heitor Alves (BRA), 29, in Round 4 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast.
SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Tuesday, February 28, 2012) – Round 4 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover the opening stop on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, has been called on this morning, commencing at 7:30am in two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Snapper Rocks.
The Gold Coast’s fabled pointbreak will host its fourth, consecutive day of action today as event organizers look to wrap up Round 4 of the men’s event before approaching a potential finish for Stop No. 1 of 7 on the 2012 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, the Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover.
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