When Laird’s publicist called us up and asked if we’d like to talk to Laird about his new StandUp Paddle line (he just left Australia after a week of promotion) we couldn’t help ourselves. So many questions! So many questions revolving around the word WHY. Why!??!?
But it turns out there’s rhyme to his reason, and Laird’s got bigger and better plans then we foresaw. This is how we got there.
In 2006, Jessi Miley-Dyer was a rookie on the Women's World Championship Tour (WCT). She'd fought her way up the rankings and eventually got her big break: a Cloudbreak.
Miley-Dyer's first year in Fiji was the women's Tour's last. A military coup and, later on, a lack of sponsorship dollars, made the island paradise an impossibility for continued competition and left the men and women of professional surfing wanting of the pristine barrels of Cloudbreak and Restaurants.
Published on May 20, 2014
It all starts somewhere, for me it is Hawaii, a place filled with immense love and mentors i cannot appreciate enough.
Welcome to my life. Driven by my passion to feed the hungry wolf inside; follow me surfing and exploring the world, one step at a time. This is only the beginning for me, Keoni Jones....
Makua Rothman's 2008 XXL winning wave @ Ron Dahlquist/BillabongXXL.
21 May, Alcon Entertainment has lined up over a dozen prominent athletes from the world of extreme sports for its reboot of “Point Break.”
The action-thriller, starring Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey, begins shooting June 26 with production set for Germany, Austria, Italy, Mexico, Venezuela, French Polynesia, and India. Ramirez came on board last week as a replacement for Gerard Butler in the part of Bodhi, an undercover agent.
Surfers cast include Makua Rothman, 2007 O’Neill World Cup Winner; Billy Kemper and, Ahanu Tson-Dru, both nominated for the 2014 Billabong XXL Ride of the Year Award; and Brian Keaulana, who recently won the Big Board Surfing Classic...
Whatever your opinions of his policy, it’s pretty cool to have a Hawaiian-raised occasional surfer posting up in the Oval Office as President of the United States, throwing the ever-so-often shaka for good measure. And it’s even cooler when big-time institutions outside of the traditional surf-heavy stretches of the ol’ red, white, and blue recognize surf as not only a sun-tanned sport and vacation activity, but a true subsection of the nation’s cultural totem pole.
Love him or hate him (or love to hate him), Laird Hamilton lives an interesting life. “The greatest surfer in the world,” as Entertainment Tonight dubbed him, sat down with the Hollywood tabloid to discuss surfing “80-foot, even 100-foot waves,” why he feels at home in Malibu, and stand-up paddling, which he does “most of the time when not doing something else kind of crazy.” And to top it all off, Laird describes how he’d like to be remembered stating, “I hope my legacy is one that I made people believe that they can do things that they didn’t think they could do.”
Can’t get enough Laird Hamilton? Watch him teach NCIS: Los Angeles star Eric Christian Olsen how to stand-up paddle.
Join us for the 17th Annual T&C Surf/Surfer Magazine Grom Contest presented by Chili's Grill
and Bar at Queen's surf in Waikiki on May 17-18. Groms age 12 and younger take to the waves
vying for top spots in shortboard, longboard and bodyboard division.
Dustin Barca is a professional surfer, environmental activist, MMA fighter, father and Kaua’i Boy who attended Hanalei School and Kapaʻa High School.
While this is Barca’s first bid at political office he has been involved in local politics for much of his young adult life. Driven by a strong sense of kuleana (responsibility and privilege) to Kauaʻi and its people, he sees local government as a way to deepen his service.
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