Pro Surfer Garrett McNamara premiered a flick at Surfer, The Bar. He describes what it was like on the monster wave that rode him into record books.
And check this out...he says there's 'Much Bigger Waves" around there but that he cant tell us...(it's cool, just show us the video and photo G Mac! And we'll watch from the safety of our computors.
Thursday March 15 2012: Surfest, Newcastle Australia...Image © ASP/Robertson
Newcastle's Surfest 2012 comprises two Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6 Star World Tour events - The Burton Toyota Men's Pro and the Hunter Ports Women's Classic.
The number one seeds are Taj Burrow (Australia) and Carissa Moore (Hawaii).
Event minisite which includes live vision, scores, results and press releases can be located on the front page of www.aspworldtour.com - top right link to Newcastle events.
Kelly Slater and Simon Dyson : photo courtesy Life...and what a Life he leads...
Surf News, 14 March, 2012 : - - Kelly Slater has revealed an interest in joining the Champions Golf Tour in the United States when he finally hangs up the surfboard. Slater a five-handicapper, joined The Golf Show host Brett Ogle for nine holes while on the Gold Coast for the ASP's Quiksilver Pro.
In an entertaining interview, Slater told Ogle about his experiences at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am and Alfred Dunhill Links, where last year he partnered eventual winner, Englishman Simon Dyson.
Andrew "Cotty" Cotton (Croyde, South West, United Kingdom) gets towed into a massive wall at Mullaghmore Head, Ireland on the last-minute XXL Europe swell. Video by Jamie Russell. An entry in the Ride of the Year category of the 2012 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards. For more info see www.BillabongXXL.com.
What an action packed 2 days! Sea Hawaii held it's Pipeline Women's 1 star QS and 2 star Pro Jr event on one day and North Shore Surfshop held its Men's Pipeline 2 star Pro Jr event the next day. The swell direction was little weird so the actual event was held at Gums instead of Pipe. Due to a storm we had water was brown and waves were choppy at times but over all, they scored some great waves. Enjoy the video! NovusSwell.com Sponsored by AlohaArmy.com
"For the last couple of months, National Parks and Wildlife have had the gates shut to the entrance to the road that leads to the carpark above Ours due to heavy rains washing out the unsealed road," photographer Billy Morris explained. "Half of Australia is underwater right now with this La Nina pattern." "Word got out that Kelly was in town and would be surfing Ours," Morris continued. "Although it never really eventuated until the afternoon -- when conditions finally improved and the wind swung offshore."
BANZAI PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Saturday, March 10, 2012) – Conner Coffin (USA), 18, has won the inaugural Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 2-Star NorthShore Surf Shop Pipe Pro Junior, besting a talented field of top junior surfers from Hawaii, South Africa, Japan and Europe in tricky overhead surf. The first ever ASP Pro Junior event at Pipeline was an official ASP 2-Star rated event held over one day during the two week holding period of the SeaHawaii Women’s Pro at Pipeline.
Internationally featured Oxbow athlete and model, world champion longboarder and accomplished waterman from Makaha, on Oahu’s west shore, Duane’s greatest contribution to Hawaii’s ocean culture comes through his Na Kama Kai organization. Na Kama Kai empowers Hawaii’s youth by creating, conducting and supporting ocean-based programs, specifically targeting ocean awareness & safety in order to increase the capacity of youth in the community through cultural & environmental education. Donations from the evening will go to Na Kama Kai.
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.
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.
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