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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.

   

GoPro on 60 Minutes

 

 

“GoPros may be the perfect cameras for a self-obsessed and selfie obsessed generation.” Truer words may have never come out of Anderson Cooper’s mouth. 60 Minutes profiled GoPro and Cooper sat down with Nick Woodman, CEO of the now billion-dollar company, to talk about how the “everything camera” got its legs, who uses it, what it can do, and where they are headed.

   

Big Wave Surfer Kirk Passmore is still missing. Family issues statement.

The search continues for Kirk.

He was reported missing at about 11:20 a.m. Wednesday in an area known as  "Alligator Rock" outer reef.

According to the Coast Guard, the surfer, identified as Kirk Passmore of Haleiwa, was last seen wearing black board shorts and no shirt. Passmore is 32 years old and has red hair. His broken surfboard was located onshore.

   

Takayama & Surftech to cut business ties.

Michael Cassidy painting of Donald Takayama

Eventually Surtech will discontinue Takayama brands

12 November. After a long and mutually beneficial business relationship, Surf Technicians LLC (“Surftech”) and the Takayama Family Trust (“Takayama”) have decided to provide for an orderly and amicable transition out of their relationship.

Surftech and Takayama have agreed that through September 24, 2014, Surftech will continue to sell Takayama designed and trademarked boards variously branded: HAWAIIAN PRO DESIGNS, HPD, Shapes and Designs by Donald Takayama & bird design, through all of Surftechʼs channels of distribution, on a non-exclusive basis, but thereafter Surtech will discontinue those brands.

   

The 3rd Annual Steep and Deep Pipeline Photo Challenge Has Begun!

We are excited to announce the 3rd annual Steep and Deep Pipeline Photo Challenge! The contest returns just as winter swells begin to pound Oahu’s North Shore, signaling the start of a promising Pipeline season. Back to defend last year’s victory are photographer Tony Heff and the North Shore’s own Nathan Florence. This year we look forward to even more barrels more prize money — all in loving memory of Sion Milosky.

   

MASON HO WINS HIC PRO

With the DNA of a Sunset Beach surfing champion, 25-year-old Mason Ho followed his father Michael's legendary footprints to post his first ASP victory in the HIC Pro. His dad won this particular event four times between 1988 and 1996, and now Mason becomes the 30th name on the HIC Pro winner's cup. His win earns him $15,000; takes him to No.1 on the ASP Hawaii regional rankings; and earns him a wildcard into the Round of 64 of the first two events of the prestigious Vans Triple Crown of Surfing that starts next Tuesday.

   

Local boy Mo Freitas caps an incredible year with Na Kama Kai win

Mo Freitas (Focus SUP/Body Glove) will start the year officially as an adult in 2014, but not before his last powerful performance in the Na Kama Kai Youth event here at the La Torche Pro France presented by Naish and Twenty-Nine.

Mo has been on fire all year this year, both on the World Surfing Tour, but also World Racing Series, as he makes it another win here in the Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge in France, amidst intense competition from Tahiti, Brazil, France, Denmark, the US and beyond.

   

Da Hui Beach cleanup cancelled due to unstable weather - rescheduled for this Saturday

Change of date due to lousy weather. It's this saturday the 23rd!

Dont miss out on the biggest annual beach clean up in Hawaii this Saturday starting from the Beautiful Turtle Bay Resort. Da Hui hosts the 9th Annual North Shore beach cleanup at Turtle Bay. The day kicks off with an early morning check-in followed by a group cleanup/treasure hunt. Soak up the North Shore lifestyle with a free BBQ, live music performance and pro-surf autograph session. This is a non-alcoholic & drug free event. GO HERE

   

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