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Performance Bar Raised as Quiksilver/Roxy Pro Gold Coast Narrows the Field

Julian Wilson (AUS), 23, posting the highest heat total of the day, an 18.57 out of a possible 20. PIC: ASP/Kirstin.

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Monday, 27 February, 2012) – The Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, the opening stop on the 2012 Men’s and Women’s ASP World Championship Tours, ran for the third consecutive day at Snapper Rocks today, and the world’s best surfers collectively lifted the high-performance levels today in two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Snapper Rocks.
Julian Wilson (AUS), 23, 2012 ASP Top 34 sophomore, found form in his Round 3 heat against Adam Melling (AUS), 26, posting the highest heat total of the day, an 18.57 out of a possible 20. On his third different board in as many heats, it appears that the young natural-footer has dialed in his equipment moving forward.

 

   

Media kick off and ceremony for the SeaHawaii Womens Pro at Pipeline "Love the Ocean" Dont miss it this Wednesday evening at 6pm at Turtle Bay's Surfer, the Bar


SeaHawaii Womens Pro at Pipeline  "Love the Ocean" Locally Owned & Operated
Dont miss the press conference this Wednesday evening at 6pm at Turtle Bay's Surfer, the Bar
SeaHawaii an ocean inspired apparel company was born and raised in Hawaii, right up the road in Kahuku. SeaHawaii is an environmental based group who absolutely "Love the Ocean". SeaHawaii's goal is to bring awareness of the sensitivity of the environment and ecological changes to our Oceans.

   

Kauai's charger and professional surfer Keala Kennelly will be in the Sea Hawaii Womens Pipe Pro! Rochelle Ballard too!


Kauai's charger and professional surfer Keala Kennelly will be in the Sea Hawaii Womens Pipe Pro! Rochelle Ballard too!

Warm up for next time: Kauai-born surfer Keala Kennelly turned pro at 17. She’s an ASP World Championship Tour veteran and the first female to-ever tow-in at Teahupoo, Keala successfully wowed surf media. She took leave from competition surfing accepting an acting role as ‘Kai’ on the HBO series John from Cincinnati in 2006. Currently, KK travels to surf going for ‘the shot’ for advertising spreads and editorial pages, appears on Fuel TV on both sides of the mic continuing to promote Billabong and women’s surfing.

   

Day 3 is Done. Watch it all at OC 250. . Kelly and John John dominate opening day of Quiksilver Pro. See and Read Hi Lites.


Kelly Slater © ASP/ ZAZ - Chris Carey

Surf News, 25 February, 2012 : - - Snapper Rocks, Queensland/Australia - The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover kicked off the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour with some great performances in shifty three-to-four foot (2 meter) surf at Snapper Rocks today. The Top 34 surfers in the world went for broke in the opening non-elimination round, the winners advance directly into Round 3, while 2nd and 3rd are forced to battle it out in Round 2.Check the Live Coverage

   

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Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay Downgrades from ASP World Title to ASP 6-Star for 2012

COOLANGATTA, Queensland/AUS (Friday, February 24, 2012) – The Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, Event No. 5 of 11 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, has been officially downgraded to an ASP 6-Star event for 2012.

In an official statement today, Billabong said: “The change in event status follows a broader review in which we are seeking to identify cost savings throughout the business. By retaining an event at Jeffreys Bay, it now provides two qualifying events back to back in the South African region. The move to an ASP 6-Star also opens the event up to South Africa’s aspiring pro surfers for the first time in 20 years and ensures continuity of the event for the local businesses in Jeffreys Bay.”

 

   

Sunday was the Final Day for the 36th Buffalo’s Big Board Surfing Classic on the new 4-6' NW. Results coming..



Aloha Kakou,

Welcome to the 36th Annual Buffalo’s Surfing Classic.
This year, we  run over two weekends (five days) Feb. 18,19,20 (which includes President’s Day holiday) and Feb. 26, 27 at Makaha Surfing Beach.
Following Classic tradition, we are again introducing a new surfing discipline entitled SUPsquatch. It requires a minimum of five riders on a huge inflated board, competing in heats of four teams. The boards will be supplied by event sponsor, C4 Waterman. Come on down and try one out.

   

The Quiksilver Pro was ON for Aloha Friday (Saturday for the Gold Coast which is 20hours ahead)


For contest status Go Live HERE. Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast is 20 hours ahead. To easily calculated: Just add 24hours to the current Hawaii time then subtract 4 hours.
There's plenty of swell for the 1st event of 2012. BTW: you can rewatch heats like the one Kelly Slater had when he schooled the new schoolers, Kolohe Andino & Garrett Parkes.
   

Roxy Pro Gold Coast Round 1 got underway at Snapper Rocks, Men’s round one has begun. Gold Coast is 20 hours ahead.


Carissa Moore (HAW),19, reigning ASP Women's World Champion took her  first steps towards defending her title today at the Roxy Pro Gold Coast by winning here heat and moves to rnd 3.

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Saturday, February 25, 2012) – Pulsing three-to-four foot (1 metre) swell is filling in at Snapper Rocks today ushering in the start of the 2012 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour season with the Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover commencing at 7:30am.

   

2012 ASP World Surfing Awards Honors Champions Amidst Rock Extravaganza


GOLD COAST, Queensland/Australia (Friday, February 24, 2012) – The 29th Annual ASP World Surfing Awards went off tonight at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre with the world’s best surfers trading the beachwear for formal attire as the 2011 ASP World Champions were officially crowned.

Kelly Slater (USA), 40, and Carissa Moore (HAW), 19, took top honours for the evening, collecting the ASP World Title and ASP Women’s World Title respectively.

“I have actually been on tour longer than some of my fellow competitors have been alive,” Slater said. “All joking aside, it’s truly humbling to be up here and honoured in front of such an incredible collection of surfers. I want to thank everyone in the room for pushing me to where I am.”

   

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