Thursday, April 24, 2014 596-SURF , 596-WAVE , 922-BONG , 638-RUSH , 572-SURF(MAUI) , 241-SURF (KAUAI) , 324-RUSH (BIG ISLAND)
   
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Arakawa & Rawson team up for new US Blanks release

US Blanks announced the release of the 10’8” BG blank, made possible through a partnership with famed Hawaiian surfboard shapers Eric Arakawa and Pat Rawson.  

Eric Arakawa is the renowned head shaper for Hawaiian Island Creations (HIC) where he shaped boards for 3-time World Champion Andy Irons. Rawson helped start Local Motion surfboards in 1978 and has built boards for such notable surfers as Sunny Garcia, Mason Ho, and Jeremy Flores, among many others. 

   

Lets cruze with Stephen Koehne in and beyond the surf...

You may not have heard of Stephen but you have now. He's a true talent Living off the land and sea. Please take a moment to enjoy his excellent video. Aloha and Mahalo, gq

   

While waves are tiny, lets rewatch Koa Rothman answer death's knock on his door.

Koa Rothman describes the Teahupoo ride that earned him one of our Big Issue covers. This wave was truly one of the biggest, baddest waves ever towed at Teahupoo. Legend Laird towed him in. He didnt make the end section but he made it, period. That's all the counts in waves like this. Check it out.

   

TONIGHT! Jump into the conversation with the 6X Vans Triple Crown Champ

Hawaii's ultimate media lounge will host the best surfers on planet earth during the Triple Crown. This week the place will be packed to hear Sunny's tales of his storied career and life. This is a dont miss. Come early. Lets party and Talk Story at Surfer, the Bar.

   

Greg Long makes National Geographic's 'Adventurers of the Year' list

Today, National Geographic announced the 2014 Adventurers of the Year whose extraordinary achievement in exploration, adventure sports, conservation, and humanitarianism have distinguished them in the past year. One of the 13 nominees this year is big-wave surfer Greg Long who nearly lost his life in a massive wipeout off Cortes Bank in 2012.

   

SEARCH ENDS FOR KIRK PASSMORE - His tragic story bears an urgent message

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search on Oahu's North Shore in Hawaii for missing surfer Kirk Passmore at sunset on Saturday.

According to friend and professional surfer Jamie Sterling, Passmore, 32, was an experienced big-wave surfer. He had paddled out to an outer reef near Alligator Rock, just south of Waimea Bay, where he caught a 20-foot wave and fell at the bottom. He was seen briefly before disappearing in the next set of waves.

   

Florence Falls, Fanning, Zietz, Reynolds and Boukhiam Advance at Reef Hawaiian Pro

Former Vans Triple Crown champion and ASP World No. 13 John John Florence was bundled out of the REEF Hawaiian Pro in his opening heat at Haleiwa today, the victim of atypical Hawaiian winter surf and an interference call that might have ended his plans for a second crown. The REEF Hawaiian Pro is the first of three events of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by vitaminwater®, and without a decent finish here it will be an uphill battle for Florence to win the title again.

What began as a week of maxing waves over 20 feet, today dropped to waist/head-high range at Haleiwa. With Surfline.com’s forecast anticipating very small surf to settle in for the next five days, organizers opted to make use of what was on hand.

   

We get our 1st extension ever for the final day of COMP. Plus, last update: The REEF HAWAIIAN PRO

 Contest director Marty Thomas, director of the Vans Triple Crown has pulled off a 1st ever 'one day' extension for The Reef Hawaiian Pro. The new 'downgraded-delayed' 2-4+' NNW wont fill in enough on Saturday to finish a full day of competition. So they'll have to go on Sunday, the 1st day of the holding period for the Vans World Cup at Sunset. The forecast looks excellent for the 2nd Jewel.

   

Reef Hawaiian Pro ON today Friday + Power surfing shines at Reef Hawaiian Pro day 1 recap

After yesterday's dangerous and disorganized high surf, Haleiwa settled down and offered excellent conditions for the opening day of the ReefHawaiian Pro today - the first jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.

Marco Fernandez (Brazil); Yadin Nicol (AUS); Gabe Kling (USA); and Hawaii's Sunny Garcia and Ian Walsh drew the most attention today. Waves were up to double overhead with clean conditions. Competition may proceed tomorrow, though waves are expected to be smaller. A call will be made at 7am.

   

How to surf and How to win at Haleiwa & the Reef Hawaiian Pro

 

Haleiwa is located at the western end of the Seven-Mile Miracle, in the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.


Its tricky reef usually works best during the winter season, with mid period Northwest swells coming far away from the Pacific Ocean. Haleiwa is known for the hollow rights, rippable sections and powerful closeouts.

   

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