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Lucia Griggi, independent woman with a lot of lens (and a lot of something else).

Photo: Courtesey Griggi.

Check this ESPN Story By Jon Coen of a talented female photographer.

"Pipeline on an evening swim -- by far one of the most beautiful moments I have experienced from the water. It was glassing off and the colors were perfect. Pipeline is truly an experience, whether you're surfing, shooting or just watching," she says.

Despite the "Blue Crush effect" (that may be waning at the moment) surfing is dominated by X chromosomes. If surf photographers had their own clubhouse, there wouldn't even be a ladies room. And of the lensfolk who paddle into the ocean to shoot, you will rarely ever see a female treading a pair of Churchills at a heavy break.


Would you pay to watch the World Tour? ASP explores

Jeremy Flores, Teahupoo © ASP/ Kirstin

by Casey Butler at ESPN

World waits while ASP explores Pay-Per-View option

Surf News, 15 March, 2012 : When the ASP released its official 2012 World Tour schedule in November, Fiji's happy return and the memories of last year's Teahupoo and New York City comps promised a riveting season. When we lost New York in December, half of us said good riddance to the so-called "City Tour." A few days later, an upgraded Cold Water Classic at Santa Cruz added some diversity in the form of an iconic and challenging American break. People were ogling the roster, going, "Dayumn, Tour, you look fine. Where you been hiding these past couple of years?


Pro Surfer Garrett McNamara premieres a flick at Surfer, The Bar. He describes what it was like on the monster wave that rode him into record books.

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.


Carissa Moore, the current ASP World Champion, survived a very close round three heat of the Hunter Ports Women's Classic and is through to the quarter finals which will could finish today in Newcastle,

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 interested to join golf's Champions Tour...dont worry, not for about 10 years.

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.

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.

Sea Hawaii held it's Pipeline Women's 1 star QS and 2 star Pro Jr VIDEO HI LITES

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

Slater & Taj Surfing the Slab "Ours" Down Under

"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."



Conner Coffin Wins ASP 2-Star NorthShore Surf Shop Pro Junior at Pipeline

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.


Talk Story Series ftg. Duane DeSoto| Hosted by Jodi Wilmott Doors open at 6p – Show starts at 8p

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.

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