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Sunset Beach lights up for HIC Pro launch

Ian Walsh © LaSerena Media

Maui's Ian Walsh sets the standard at HIC Pro

Surf News, 29 October, 2013 : Maui's Ian Walsh, 30, scored his first - and last - professional surfing victory here at Sunset Beach eight years ago. Since then, a focus on riding giant waves has consumed much of his attention, making him one of the sport's least decorated but most recognized athletes in the world.

Today, back at Sunset Beach, a near-perfect opening performance at the HIC PRO, presented by Vans, showed he is clearly one of the most talented surfers to ever emerge from Hawaii. But three more days of competition and close to 100 surfers still stand between him and victory.

   

Nazaré in Portugal could host the new world record

Nazaré North Canyon © Hélio Valentim

Portuguese spot delivers one of the biggest swells in memory

29 October: Portugal's Nazaré North Canyon came to life on October 28th with a giant swell and an international roster of tow teams. Carlos Burle, Sylvio Mancusi, Rodrigo Koxa, Maya Gabeira, Felipe "Gordo" Cesarano, Hugo Vau, Eric Rebiere, Pedro Scooby, Andrew Cotton and Garrett McNamara all took turns whipping into some of the largest waves seen to date at the famed spot.

World record holder Garret McNamara opted to drive the ski instead of drop in, citing that he just didn't feel safe enough. Standouts Carlos Burle, Maya Gabeira & Andrew Cotton caught monsters that day while Maya Gabeira went on to barely survived a horrific wipeout.

   

HIC PRO is ON for Tuesday with 6' NW at Sunset! Score Day One.

 

Sunset Beach turned on the world class wave spigot today and is set to pump out solid surf for the remainder of the week, potentially seeing the $95,000 HIC PRO, presented by Vans, run to a finish in four successive days, starting tomorrow and crowning a champion on Friday. The gateway to the North Shore's world famous winter surf season, the HIC PRO is particularly important for local Hawaii surfers - who comprise the majority of the field - as it is a local qualifier for the upcoming Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (November 12 to December 20).

   

MAYA GABEIRA IN BIG WAVE ACCIDENT

 

Maya’s accident occurred by 7:15am when she took off on one of the biggest waves she’s ever ridden, had a heavy wipe out and was submerged for a several minutes in huge stormy seas. It was a very serious situation as an attempt was made to rescue her but her limp body was dragged from the surf after she became unconscious. Maya was given emergency CPR and rushed to a Leiria hospital. It’s been confirmed that she’s stable and recovering in hospital.

   

Monday Maui Madness with Ian Walsh - just because he can

 

Ian Walsh Surfing Jaws On An Inflatable Hot Dog

Okay, maybe “surfing” isn’t the best choice of words, perhaps “eating shit” would have been better. Regardless, it takes some serious cojones to get whipped into a 20-foot wave at Jaws on a toy meant for spring break on Lake Havasu…

Explained: Surfing Jaws on an Inflatable Hot Dog
Straight from the horse’s mouth, Ian Walsh explains last years infamous session at Jaws:

   

Kai Lenny is a beast - Inside the young phenom's daily training routine

World champion paddleboarder Kai Lenny shares his fitness routine

You'll be amazed by how many activities this 21-year-old phenom squeezes in every day.

A four-time standup paddling world champion and the 2013 standup paddle race world champion, 21-year-old Lenny has been making a name for himself as a true Hawaiian waterman for years. With accolades in big-wave surfing, standup paddling, windsurfing, and kitesurfing, Lenny spends the bulk of his time in action—

   

The 31st Annual VANS TRIPLE CROWN OF SURFING kicked off its holding period Tuesday the 12th: the first jewel the REEF Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa

 

All eyes now turn to The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by vitaminwater® - the world's premier series of professional surfing events that will culminate with a 2-man battle between Kelly Slater (USA) and Mick Fanning (AUS) for the 2013 men's ASP World Title. From November 12 through December 20, on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, $960,000 in prize money and a number of highly coveted titles will be offered across three ASP sanctioned events, including the  Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series champion:

   

Mavs to kick off big-wave season with ceremony

Traditional Ceremonial Paddle Out to Take Place Friday, October 25

The official contest window for the Body Glove Mavericks Invitational presented by GoPro is set to open on November 1 and run through Mach 31, 2014. With as little as 24 hours notice, the international roster of invited big wave surfers are called to action when the giant waves and conditions are just right to hold the day-long contest.

   

Bethany & Alana host Keiki Classic on Kauai

Bethany Hamilton and Alana Blanchard teamed up with Rip Curl and Hanalei Surf to host their first ever Keiki Classic at Pinetrees, Hanalei Bay, on Saturday October 19th. An increasing northwest swell brought solid, thumping overhead surf, but the Kauai groms were up for the challenge.

The first heats of 12/under surfers hit the water at the break of dawn to steadily increasing sets. While every surfer should be congratulated for taking on the heavy line-up that day, ultimately, 12-year-old Tiare Thompson won the final for the highest combined heat score of the day in the Girls 12/under division and 11-year old Kainehe Hunt, took the top spot in the Boys 12/under division.

   

Tasty Tuesday Tubes

 

Matt Meola & Albee Layer trip the earth to Maui

Duo continue their global explorations but always return to Maui.  The Isle is a web series that follows the lives of Matt Meola and Albee Layer.  

   

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