Danny Fuller will be the star of the Allure Homme Sport, a perfume for men developed by the haute couture fashion house Chanel. The men's essence will be launched in February 2012. Chanel had already entered the world of waves when they presented their own line of surfboards costing $4000 each.
Volcom Pipe Pro
ASP 5-Star Men's event
Pipeline, North Shore Oahu
23 January - 4 February 2012
Volcom Pipe Pro signals start of the new 2012 North American ASP season
Surf News, 20 January, 2012 : - - Honolulu -- Solid winter surf is shaping up for the start of the holding period of the Volcom Pipe Pro next Monday, January 23, at Banzai Pipeline, Hawaii. A $130,000 5-star Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) event that will feature 112 surfers from around the globe, the Volcom Pipe Pro will be held on the three biggest and best days of surf between Jan. 23 and Feb. 4.
This day at Teahupoo- Aug 27th 2011 during the Billabong Pro waiting period is what many are calling the biggest and gnarliest Teahupoo ever ridden. Chris Bryan was fortunate enough to be there working for Billabong on a day that will go down in the history of big wave surfing. The French Navy labeled this day a double code red prohibiting and threatening to arrest anyone that entered the water.
Kelly Slater described the day by saying "witnessing this was a draining feeling being terrified for other people's lives all day long, it's life or death. Letting go of that rope one time can change your life and not many people will ever experience that in their life."
Mick Fanning will join the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Kirra Surfriders Club (KSC), on the 28th January, in the Cultural Centre of the Kirra Hill, in Australia. Mick and his brothers Ed and Sean joined Kirra, in the early 90's, when the Fanning family moved to Coolangatta, from Ballina.
Clubs like the ones in Australia are a huge reason why there are more 'Aussies' in the top ranks than any other nation. If Hawaii wants to have more competitive domination in the next decade, we must step up and set up the same system.
Twin-engine Gulfstream flyovers will help North American weather forecasting
SNN Surf News, 17 January, 2012 : - - A highly specialized NOAA jet typically used to study hurricanes will fly over the north Pacific Ocean during the next two months gathering data that will enhance winter storm forecasts for the entire North American continent. From its temporary base at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point in Honolulu, NOAA’s high-altitude, twin-engine Gulfstream IV-SP aircraft will deploy special sensors to collect information where the jet stream and moisture from the ocean interact and breed potentially powerful winter storms that impact North America several days later.
The action sports world is full of passionate athletes who occasionally act irrationally, immaturely, or irresponsibly. There are alter egos and inner demons, disorders and destruction. And they are sometimes accepted because they share a body with superhuman talent and courage.
But among the pinnacle of our sports there exists a few individuals who maintain composure and professionalism even when it is challenged. Let's face it, Kelly Slater is not only a freak on a surfboard, but he has an awareness of the world around him like the president (and a much better approval rating.)
(pictured: Surfer rep, Kieren Perrow says most of the Top 34 surfers are in-favor of the ASP's new Anti-Doping Policy.)
ASP International has initiated a new Anti-Doping Policy for the world’s best surfers which will be activated for 2012 ASP World Title season. “This policy represents a consensus between our surfers, events and administrators in evolving the sport of surfing to a more professional level,” Richard Grellman, ASP Executive Chairman, said.
“The desire to initiate this kind of policy has existed within ASP for several years now and with the approval of resource and budget allocation at the November 2011 Board Meeting, we are pleased to announce its activation. We believe this to be an important further step in enhancing professional surfing.”
The 2012 IBA World Tour will kick off in top fashion mode with the crazy Hawaiian stop with a familiar name in the world bodyboarding scene. The Pipeline Pro 2012 is on the horizon and the rules are set.
The Pipe Pro 2012 will see the best 24 riders of the 2011 Grand Slam Series directly seeded into Round 6. Four wildcards (Spencer Skipper, Paulo Barcellos, Kainoa McGee, Brian Wise) and four "permanent alternates" (Mike Stewart, Diego Cabrera, Adam Morley and Jones Russell) have been announced, too.
Mike Stewart, the best bodyboarder of all time, has taken his first kitesurfing lessons in Gran Canaria, Spain.
The 9-time world bodyboarding champion from Hawaii has hit the water with the support of a local kitesurfing school and showed enough talent to pursuit a future career in the wind riding sport.
Waterman Shane Dorian gives us the insight of daily life as a family man and one of the worlds leading big wave chargers.Look back...in less than a decade Mr Dorian has had several of the most memorable moments in surf charging history.
From the ground breaking barrells deep in the bowels of Teahupoo Tow surfing, to paddling into the largest wave ever at Peahi (which was after his near death on a huge Mavericks beast). But that was after the biggest paddling ever at Waimea with Mark Healey on Dec 7,2009!
Lets not forget also why he's called Back Dorian and how he did on the world tour on small high performance surfing from 1993-2004.
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