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Jamie O'brien // Pipe Royalty:Shot by James Strickland

This position is on purpose!
We let the wave riding speak for it's self with this edit.
Jamie O'brien reinforcing his royalty status at The Banzai PipeLine.
Showing us why he deserves that front row seat.
Shot by James Strickland on location on Sunday the 12th of February 2012. 


Americans lei it on: Hawaii is the most popular state in the union

Photo: Gary Kewley Windward side with Kona Winds.

Alternatively, the majority of Americans have a pronounced dislike of California, according to a survey released today.

So much for California dreaming. We have been declared by far the most popular state among Americans, while California – California! The Golden State! – ranks dead last, according to a new poll.



HIC presents the Pull-In Underwear Fashion Show, February 24th at the Hardrock Cafe Waikiki. Featuring a sneak peak
at the 2012 Holiday line
and staring cast members from the popular French TV show, "Angels of Reality", live on the catwalk.

Angels of Reality will be filming this event for its upcoming season, "Club Hawaii", which features well-know French reality
stars living together in a house on Oahu as they pursue their careers in the entertainment industry.

Join us at Surfer, the Bar with the Talk Story Series ftg. author John Clark | Hosted by Jodi Wilmott

Talk Story Series ftg. author John Clark | Hosted by Jodi Wilmott at Surfer, the Bar. Doors open at 6p – Show starts at 8p $5 Donation to charity “John Clark, a Hawaiian surfer, lifeguard, firefighter, and historian, has studied Hawaiian, read Hawaiian sources on surfing, and built up a massive file of these texts for analysis and translation. More recently, he has tapped into the growing online database of Hawaiian-language articles on native history and culture that were published from the 1830s to the 1940s. By searching out practically every known reference to Hawaiian surfing, Clark has produced an amazing study of the sport, one that far surpasses any previous work. ” —Ben Finney, emeritus professor of anthropology, University of Hawai‘i

PARTY: 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards this Thursday 2.23

Surfing’s “night of nights” © ASP : photo

2012 ASP World Surfing AwardsWorld's Best Surfers and Wolfmother to Headline 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards
21 February, 2012 : - - Gold Coast, Queensland/Australia - This Thursday, February 23, 2012, the world's best surfers will exchange their ocean wear for formal wear as they attend surfing's night of nights, the 2012 ASP World Surfing Awards. The Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre will play host once again play host to the gala event, with this year's incarnation adding a number of dynamic new enhancements including headlining entertainment Wolfmother.


Here's alittle Local Vid Action at Haleiwa from Gary Miyata

Freddy P ripping it up at Ali'i Beach Park last week mid Feb. Reports of Epic surf were heard all over the NS.
Photographer Gary Miyata was there....for more hit up GARYmCREATIONS.COM HERE


11-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater Eyes Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

Kelly Slater (USA), 40, 11-time ASP World Champion and three-time Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast winner, is excited to kick off the 2012 ASP World Title season next week at Snapper Rocks.

GOLD COAST, Queensland/Australia (Monday, February 20, 2012) – Kelly Slater (USA), 40, 11-time Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Champion, has categorically dominated the sport of surfing for the past two decades. The Floridian has collected an astounding 48 elite tour wins throughout his tenure amongst the world’s best surfers and holds virtually every record the surfing world has to offer.

The question on everyone’s mind at the moment is “will Kelly put in a full year at the elite level of competition to defend his throne?”


SeaHawaii Womens Pro at Pipeline

(Pictured: Anastasia Ashley former Pipeline Champion / Backdoor Pipeline)

$30,000.00 Cash & Prizes •  The Event Shapes Up  •  March 1-15, 2012
This years SeaHawaii Womens Pro Pipeline is shaping up to host 150 eager Pipeline surfers in the three days of the 15 day waiting period.   
The Women will be taking the level up a notch propelling themselves
in line for prestigious contracts, notoriety, and all important personal self fulfillment. Pipeline is a highly technical and strategic playground that requires advanced athletic expertise, confidence and unwavering determination. The attack on the wave is unique. Women are more particular in choice, while remaining cunning, sleek, and cautiously giselle-like in approach. Like a ballerina doing spotted balanced turns over and over and over. It is difficult!



Is This Wave A World Record?

McNamara, the 90 foot wave, and the politics of qualifying big waves from SURFER

The Huffington Post, NPR, and a host of newspaper writers who also gave McNamara the record cited a website called, a website that did little more than regurgitate the original press release. I’d never heard of SurferToday, so I asked editor Luis Pinto to see what he made of all this. Turns out that Luis is both Portuguese and apparently worked with the North Canyon promotional team in deeming the wave a world record. “Fortunately, I’m not a journalist, a judge, or a member of the Guinness Book of Records,” he wrote me in an email. “I simply have my own opinion.”



Stephanie Gilmore to kick off sixth year on tour

Gold Coast -- Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 24, is already an icon within the women’s sporting world after her short five-year tenure amongst the world’s best surfers. A four-time ASP Women’s World Champion, the young Gold Coaster has already scalped an incredible 18 elite tour events, including three at the opening event of the season, the Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover.

"I'm a competitive person,” Gilmore said. “I want to be the best. I feel like I've already accomplished more (competitively) than I ever thought I would and I'm proud of that. There's nothing forcing me to compete, I do it because I enjoy it and because I want to win. If you're winning events, you're winning world titles so yes, the world title is still very much the goal."


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