Wednesday, September 03, 2014 596-SURF , 596-WAVE , 922-BONG , 638-RUSH , 572-SURF(MAUI) , 241-SURF (KAUAI) , 324-RUSH (BIG ISLAND)
   
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SUP World Tour Day 1 Recap form Turtle Bay

Day 1 Highlights Include Womens, Youth, and Legends Event

Stormy conditions have been covering the North Shore for most of the previous week.  This morning saw the conditions improving as the wind began to settle down and the waves cleaned up to provide consistent 5-7 foot faces at the "Pool Bars" break at Turtle Bay Resort.  

It was a fun day of competition and exhibition today as we saw the first two women's heats, competition between under-16 youth and a special exhibition from some living surfing legends.  Na Kama Kai also held a youth clinic to teach the next generation the necessary skills to excel in the ocean.

   

Snowboarders are a surfers favorite cousin

 

It was a moment both humbling and historic for 20-year-old Sage Kotsenburg Saturday afternoon. In the first-ever medal event of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, he earned the first gold not just from Sochi, but the first ever in snowboard slopestyle’s Olympic debut. And he did it his way, with inventive runs that made an impression on the judges—like hisHoly Crail, a trick that he invented this past fall in hopes of becoming a contender.

   

Go Pro gets some competition from Polaroid

Polaroid Announces Three New Hi-Definition Mountables

Polaroid expands their existing line of hi-definition sports action cameras by adding high-definition resolution, Wi-Fi, auto rotation, waterproof technology, and ultra wide angle lenses. The point-of-view cameras also come with mounting equipment, allowing photos and footage to be taken practically anywhere and from any angle.

   

An incredible RedBull Vid on Mick Fannings journey to his 3rd World Title

Take an emotional ride on an insightful video of the working man's 3rd World Championship.

   

Getting "Loaded" with Dane Reynolds

 

Dane Reynolds is the star of Marine Layer Productions' new surf movie "Loaded".


Prepare for 23 minutes and eight seconds of retro surf footage. Although the original video clips may have been shot in high-quality cameras, Reynolds likes it old, grainy and lo-fi.

   

An interview with the champ - Kelly Slater

 

“Go on the results of your actions. When everything’s all laid out, and it’s all done, what effect did you have on something? Positive or negative? How did you help it or hurt it? So I like to think of that. Go on results, with anything.” – Kelly Slater

   

Turtle Bay & OluKai & partner for upcoming 'Tribute to the Legends'

OluKai & Turtle Bay to honor legendary Hawaiian watermen

Surf News, 5 February, 2014 As a brand dedicated to creating the future by honoring the past, OluKai is pleased to announce its title partnership of “Tribute to the Legends” at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore this weekend, February 7-9, 2014. Dont miss the Talk Story Sessions at Surfer, the Bar Friday-Sunday! Details at Surferthebar.com or Turtlebaysurf.com.

The event’s festivities will honor the achievements of legendary Hawaiian Watermen, Brian Keaulana, Mel Pu’u, Titus Kinkimaka and OluKai Konohiki (caretaker) Archie Kalepa, who have all paved the way for the modern multidisciplinary nature within ocean sports. For details GO HERE

   

KELLY SLATER WINS VOLCOM PIPE PRO IN TRIPLE-OVERHEAD BARRELS

Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater (Florida, USA) has won the Volcom Pipe Pro in epic, triple-overhead barrels with a series of stunning performances that made the win seem inevitable from his first ride. This was Slater's 66th Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) tour win, his eighth ASP victory at the Banzai Pipeline, and an inspiring start to his 24th season on the world tour. Slater celebrates his 42nd birthday next Tuesday. The Volcom Pipe Pro is a $130,000 5 star rated ASP event.

 

Runner-up today, after a late charge in the final, was Brazil's Wiggolly Dantas, 24. Third place was local boy Mason Ho, 25; and fourth was Adriano De Souza (26, Brazil).

   

Lets compare 2 of the biggest waves ever ridden without making.

Let's take a look at a British surfer may have set a world record for riding a wave that dwarfs those we saw at the Mavericks Invitational suft contest this year.

Andrew Cotton rode a wave off the coast of Portugal that was believed to be 98-feet tall in the face or crest to trough (SNN: but tell me...where IS the trough?).

Residing in Croyde, South West, United Kingdom, big wave surfer Andrew Cotton often ventures across his homeland border to hunt down massive swells. This time, the giant, unruly surf at Nazaré brought ‘Cotty’ to Portugal on February 2, 2014. Media outlets around the world are buzzing with estimates of how large the wave actually was, possibly 78-80 ft, and questioning its possible ‘world record breaking’ status. (SNN: 'who' came up with 78-80?).

   

GMac teams up with Mercedes

Garrett McNamara has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz to shape special surfboards for the waves of Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, Portugal.


Grey, black and futuristic. Garrett McNamara has unveiled new war equipment for the battle of big waves, at the Nazaré North Canyon.

   

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