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ASP announces J Bay is back on tour for 2014!

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is pleased to announce the return of South Africa’s Jeffreys Bay to the elite Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) schedule for the 2014 season.

Taking place from July 10 – 20, 2014, the J-Bay Open will serve as the sixth of 11 stops on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP WCT schedule and has signed a three-year agreement to host the world’s best surfers from 2014 – 2016.

   

Aussie Matt Banting & Hawaiian Malia Manuel take top honors at Surfest

Malia Manuel © ASP/Robertson.

Burton Toyota Pro and Hunter Ports Women's Classic

ASP 6-Star Men's QS ASP 6-Star Women's QS Merewether Beach, Newcastle 17 - 23 February 2014

Matt Banting and Malia Manuel win ASP 6-Star Divisions at Surfest 

23 February, 2014. Newcastle - It was non stop action at Merewether for the finals at Surfest Newcastle today, with high flying heats, perfect 10-point-rides and last minute heroics. Matt Banting (Port Macquarie, NSW/AUS) claimed the ASP 6-Star Qualifying Series Burton Toyota Pro title, along with the coveted Mark Richards trophy, while Hawaiian Malia Manuel (HAW) won the ASP 6-Star QS Hunter Ports Women's Classic.

   

GMac surfs Mercedes surfboard at Nazare, hits top speed!

  

This past weekend Garrett McNamara was clocked going 62.4 kilometres per hour on a wave at Nazaré. He did it on a specially constructed and weighted board provided by Mercedes Benz. The reason GMac tapped the German auto maker was because his current crop of tow-in boards couldn't outrun the speeds at which those giant most-likely-not-meant-to-be-ridden-by-humans waves travel. 

   

Samsung enters title sponsorship for ASP WCT

Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd today announced Samsung’s title sponsorship of the ASP World Championship Tour that will see the global technology leader supporting the world’s foremost governing body of professional surfing. The 2014 Samsung ASP World Championship Tour will commence its 21-event international series on March 1 with the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast.

   

Paying for surfboard baggage fee's suck! The go to guide for surf travel.

Welcome to the 2014 Airline Surfboard Boardbag Fee Guide For Surfers.

Every year we contact all the airlines and find out how much they are going to charge us for taking along our sleds to far-away destinations.

We do this as a service to you, the traveling surfer. Most of the following airlines include a surfboard as part of your regular bag allowance and let that sled fly for FREE:

   

ASP announces new contest commentator lineup

ASP (beta) is delivering on all its nu-look promises. The random element of WCT commentary has now officially been removed, with a core commentary team being announced today. While there’ll be regional guests from place2place, a core team will light up webcasts at every event. “For the first time in ASP history, we’ll have a dedicated and consistent team for the sport,” says Jed Pearson, SVP of Content and Programming.

And thank the good Laird above, the team is solid. If you’re ever doubting the quality of banter that buzzes airwaves during world tour events, watch a four-star-or-lower for the inexperienced delivery as a reference point.

Let’s re-introduce the gang…

   

Treat yourself to one of the Best Surfers Ever still charging at almost 50

Mike Stewart is a legend beyond the body boarding realm. He's simply one of the Greats our sport of wave riding has ever known. In may Mike will turn 50 and still turns heads in the heavy water. Take a peak at Hawaii's very own...and Mahalo to ALOHA Film by Ryan Vandever.

   

Carissa Moore claims her first win of the new season.

Adriano De Souza (Brazil) and Carissa Moore (Hawaii) have taken out the ASP 6-Star QS divisions at the Hurley Australian Open of Surfing at Manly Beach today. The best waves of the event set the stage on the final day, with three foot (1.5 meter) runners rolling into the Manly shoreline that was packed with dedicated surf fans, braving the rain with umbrellas, towels and raincoats.  

   

Q & A with big wave charger Ian walsh

A few days ago, one of our friends over at goFlow let us know that Ian Walsh had joined their team. They thought we could talk to him about it. Then I started thinking that Ian is one of those guys that I’ve watched a million times, and at least half of those times I’ve either made a whimpering noise or had to look away.

But apart from seeing him throw himself into some of the biggest waves the planet has to offer, I didn’t know that much about him. He was from Maui – I knew that much. He surfs waves that I can’t even wrap my head around unless I’ve been drinking too much – I also knew that. And then there was something about an inflatable hotdog at Jaws,

   

Heads up...This Sunday is the Fundraiser for Marcus Kamelamela!

A father of two beautiful young girls and faithful husband. He has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. His family and friends are throwing a big party In celebration of Marcus at Uamau Village. He needs help paying for his cancer treatment. Food, Raffle tickets(surfboards, shirts, paintings, etc.), Music-Na Mele Rasta, Hinano, Rare Breed, Kiahewai and many more.

"Marcus is that cool Hawaiian that paddles out at 5:30 in the morning and says hello to everyone. He spreads Aloha like it used to be. He is an awesome man" (Best of friends: Mark Holland). PLACE: ULU MAU VILLAGE (Kaneohe) Map is HERE
DATE: 2/16/14
TIME: 5-10p

   

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