Exciting finals day starts at Bells, moves to Winkipop
23 April, 2014 - A thrilling Finals day at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, stop No. 3 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), saw Mick Fanning (AUS) ring the Bell and claim victory at the historic event. The day started with the Women’s competition where Moore came out on top at Bells Bowl. The competition then moved to Winkipop for the Men’s Semifinals and Finals where Fanning reigned supreme...
Carissa Moore © ASP/Kirstin
Surf News, 23 April, Bells Beach, Victoria - Carissa Moore and Tyler Wright took to the water in a rematch of last year's Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach Final, with matching 7.50s to open their campaigns.
Moore quickly added to her total with a series of powerful carves on the open face, tacking on an excellent 8.73 to her score. The high-scoring battle continued when Wright unloaded her forehand attack with critical snaps in the pocket, earning an 8.27 for her efforts.
Wright's incredible commitment continued, planting herself on dry reef in an attempt to take the win, but the Australian failed to earn the score. Moore's win marks her second consecutive victory this season....
I was born on Maui and raised in Honolulu in Manoa Valley. From a very young age I was drawn to the ocean ever since my parents took me and my brother and sister to San Souci Beach with its brilliant white sand and crystal clear water. Today, thousands of people including my son and daughter live the “ocean lifestyle” for sustenance and pure enjoyment. Here in Hawaii, we are all tied to the land and the ocean in our own special way, just as much a part of us as we are of it. For this reason, we all need to protect the last remaining shoreline areas of the State to ensure that this lifestyle is perpetuated for the sake of who we are to become as a People.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced Thursday that an agreement has been reached between the State of Hawaii, City and County of Honolulu, The Trust for Public Land, and Turtle Bay Resort to establish a conservation easement on 665.8 acres of land at Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku.
Portions of this land had previously been planned for development but will now be protected forever from future development.
If the old saying “The best surfer in the water is the one who’s having the most fun” rings true, then Mason Ho is the best surfer ever. For those of you not familiar with him, allow me to introduce you: Mason is the son of legendary Hawaiian surfer Michael Ho. He’s the brother of women’s world tour standout Coco Ho, and if you ask just about any surfer fromKelly Slater to Dane Reynolds, you’ll no doubt get a consensus that Mason Ho is hands down one of the most exciting, unpredictable, and fun-to-watch surfers on the planet. Whether it’s pulling into massive Pipeline while looking back into the barrel with a huge smile, or doing insanely creative and high-risk aerial surfing over dry reef, Ho’s act on a surfboard is like no one else’s.
Article courtesy of Hawaii Magazine
If you’re in the midst of very modern Waikiki this weekend and find yourself yearningt for a glimpse into old Hawaii, check out the 29th annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge.
The annual event, which benefits the Waikiki Community Center, is a mix of Hawaii heritage and modern Waikiki fun, with double-hulled canoe races, tug-of-war, stand-up paddle board races and a variety of Makahiki season games such as ulu maika(sand bowling) and konane (Hawaiian checkers).
Josh Moniz photo
Full day of repechage rounds run today in Ecuador
10 April, 2014. Today witnessed huge upsets. Defending Boys U-18 Gold Medalist from the 2013 ISA WJSC, Josh Moniz (HAW) was eliminated from the contest. Another casualty was one of the event favorites, Noe Mar McGonagle from Costa Rica, who came close to a Gold Medal in 2012 and was chasing after the title in his last year as a junior.
The nail-biting day featured heats in the Repechage rounds 2-5 for both Boys and Girls divisions. With the current swell maintained in the 2-4 feet range, although bigger waves are on the way. Surfline, the official forecaster of the event has predicted a building swell on Saturday that will deliver 5-8ft waves with occasional 10ft+ waves on Sunday.
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