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Largest-ever tagged great white

The tagging of a huge five-metre white pointer in King George Sound has presented a potentially huge breakthrough in shark research and a triumph for local Fisheries staff. The massive female great white, estimated to weigh about 1.6 tonnes, was the biggest ever internally tagged in Australia, and one of the largest in the world.

   

And the Wipeout Award goes to....?

Of all the waves...I vote for this one and Koa Rothman. Clearly the heaviest. What do you think?

Published on Apr 7, 2014

All five nominees for the 2014 Wipeout of the Year Award are presented for your review. Featuring Shawn Dollar, Alex Martins, Jamie MItchell, Alain Riou and Koa Rothman. A category in the 2014 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards, coming May 2. For more info see the event website at www.BillabongXXL.com.

   

Carissa Moore Strikes again! Claims the victory at Margaret River!

Reigning two-time ASP Women's World Champion Carissa Moore was victorious today, winning the Drug Aware Margaret River Women’s Pro and defending her event title in an electric day of competition. Moore battled against 2013 ASP Women’s Runner-UpTyler Wright (AUS) in what proved to be a thrilling Final for the second stop on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP Women’s World Championship Tour. 

   

Final four women set: Men end Rnd 2 at Margaret's

 

 

A spectacular day of surfing at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro saw the Women’s Semifinalists decided with nine-point rides from both Carissa Moore and Sally Fitzgibbons. The reigning ASP Women’s World Champion, Moore, will matchup against ASP World No. 1 Stephanie Gilmore while Fitzgibbons will face 2012 ASP Runner-up Tyler Wright in a repeat of last year's Semifinal. 

   

What it takes to be a champion with Carissa Moore

 

World champion surfer Carissa Moore is among a select group of Red Bull athletes and artists to be featured in their own spot complementing the latest World of Red Bull advertising campaign.

   

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Day 1 Recap

The Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, Stop No. 2 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour, was called ON today for the Men's and Women's Round 1 in four-to-six foot waves. In an action packed first day of competition there were standout performances from Julian Wilson (AUS), Gabriel Medina (BRA) and Courtney Conlogue (USA). With Round 1 complete for both the men and women winners will advance directly to Round 3 while the rest will battle again in elimination Round 2.

   

Kelly splits from long time sponsor Quiksilver

Yes Quiksilver and Kelly Slater are separating as Kelly embarks on a path to create his own brand. Both parties are amicable, sending out press releases and posting on their respective Facebook pages. In short: Kelly will create his new brand through the Kering Group, who owns Volcom and Electric (as well as non-action sports brands like Gucci and Stella McCartney.)

   

Breaking News: Slater Splits from Quiksilver

Dave Prodan ASP.

Today, in a move tantamount to Michael Jordan splitting with Nike or David Beckham with Adidas, Kelly Slater has announced his parting ways from 23-year sponsor Quiksilver.

Slater signed with Quiksilver in 1990 at the age of 18 just before winning the US$100,000 Body Glove Surfbout at Lower Trestles and announcing himself as a contender on the international stage. Slater secured his first of 11 ASP World Titles in 1992 at the age of 20.

Here is Slater's open letter on the move....

   

Honoring a legend - Rest in Peace Hobie Alter

Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who started out shaping surfboards, and ended up shaping a culture, passed away peacefully at his Palm Desert home on March 29 surrounded by his loving family. Born on October 31, 1933 in Ontario, California, he was 80 at the time of his passing.
   

Surfing is uniting the world - ISA Welcomes Afghanistan as its 82nd Member Nation

The International Surfing Association (ISA) is proud to welcome Afghanistan as the ISA’s 82nd Member Nation. Officially called the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the landlocked country is located in South Central Asia and is part of the greater Middle East. It is bordered by Pakistan in the South and East, Iran in the West, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the North, and China in the far northeast.

   

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