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2012 ASP 3-Star Protest Vendée Pro confirms European Season Start

CAPBRETON, France – The 2012 Protest Vendée Pro, an ASP Europe 3-Star event was just officially confirmed and will be running from April 19-22, 2012 as the season’s first event in Europe.

The Vendée region and particularly La Sauzaie has been hosting surfing events for more than two decades now and is renowned for its famous A-Frame reefbreak that can offer perfect conditions to both surfers and the audience with a very close lookout and an ‘arena’ setup for the public.


Save The Waves Announces Ginaia Kelly as New Executive Director

Save The Waves Coalition is excited to announce that it has hired a new Executive Director, Ginaia Kelly, to join the Save The Waves team beginning in April, 2012. An attorney by training, Kelly has extensive leadership and development experience in the nonprofit arena, including serving as a director and president for Santa Cruz-based nonprofit Save Our Shores over the past five years. She’s also a passionate surfer and environmentalist, having been a competitive longboarder and a surfer in the Santa Cruz area for over 20 years.


SeaHawaii Womens Pro Pipeline is ON for Friday due to lack of time on holding period.

Pictured: Ayako Ancheta, Leila Alli, Anastasia Ashley, Mayor Peter Carlisle, Bailey Nage, Tatiana Weston - Webb,  Sophie Bartlowe

$30,000.00 Cash & Prizes - The Event Shapes Up
The SeaHawaii Women's Pro at Pipeline's waiting period is going to begin March 1st with the shortboarding contest finishing up on the 9th of March and the bodyboarding division coming to a close on the 15th of March. Kicking off the event on February 29th is the opening ceremony hosted by Surfer The Bar at Turtle Bay Resort, the night will consist of autograph signing, opening prayer, and the Talk Story series featuring world class paddler and bodyboarder Kanesa Duncan, followed up with a San Lorenzo Fashion Bikini show.


Aussie's rule...Taj Burrow and Stephanie Gilmore win the QS Pro!

Aussie's rule...Taj Burrow and Stephanie Gilmore win the QS Pro! Runners Up were Adriana De Souza & Laura Enever.
Story:  GO HERE

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
presented by Land Rover
ASP World Title Event No. 1 of 11

Roxy Pro Gold Coast
presented by Land Rover
ASP Women’s World Title Event No. 1 of 7

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
25 February – 07 March 2012


Slater ousted by Kerr. The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast. Is ON and to Finish today

March 3, 2012 02:51pm ...Gold Coast time...they're 20 hours ahead (add 24 hours minus 4...)

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia  – After analyzing conditions throughout the day, event organizers eventually called a lay day for both the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, opting to wait until the swell fills in further before recommencing competition.

 The opening stop of the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour season, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast enjoyed incredible action throughout the first four days of the waiting period, narrowing the fields down to the men's Quarterfinalists and women's Semifinalists, and will recommence competition when conditions improve.


Dump trucks to shut down Waikiki Beach

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) – Long stretches of the usually majestic Waikiki Beach will be turned into roads for dump trucks and other heavy machines over the next few months while the City makes changes to its plans for replenishing the beach between the Duke Kahanamoku Statue and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. The major detour for the project comes after officials discovered unexpected issues with the mechanical blower used to transport sand down the beach. Catch Brooks Baehr's story on Video with Hawaii News Now.


Celebrating the Legacy of a Hawaiian Waterman. Today at Kaimana Beach.

On Mel Kinney by Len Barrow:I learned this morning (feb 16) that I just had a friend pass away. His name was Mel Kinney. If there were ever a waterman it was he. Eddie Aikau would call him “The Kid” as he was the only 16 year old charging huge Waimea Bay in the early 70’s.
I met Mel when I was only 14. He must have been 30 or so. He looked like a gnarly Hawaiian guy, and at first I was quite intimidated by him. The older guys at the surf-break Daimond Head Lighthouse in the early days would sometimes bully us young kids around. Out of his good heart, Mel made sure that everything was cool with all and protected us.

Rip Curl and Mick Fanning Announce Renewed 5-Year Commitment

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.


Video Webisodes: NSSA Hawaii event at Haleiwa

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!

2012 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau closes

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.


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