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This will be the hottest surfing debate of the year...

SafeSurfHawaii is a group of surfers, bodyboarders and bodysurfers who believe that the time has come for the DLNR to adopt rules that will ensure that Hawaii's surf zones are safe and enjoyable for all waveriders. The increasing presence of Stand Up Paddleboard ("SUP") users in Hawaii's surfzones has created both safety and fair access problems for surfers, bodyboarders and swimmers. The time has come for the DLNR to adopt rules regulating the use of SUPs in surf zones (or at least to try a pilot project in a limited area offshore from Ala Moana Beachpark ... i.e. the Safe Surfzones Pilot Project)...

   

Teahupoo tops the list as one of surfings deadliest spots

Allow us to preface this article with this: Surfing is not a particularly dangerous sport. You’re much more likely to die on the freeway than while pursuing the passion of wave riding. That said, tragedy strikes the tight-knit surf community more often than we would like, and there are a handful of surf spots where dying is more likely than at others. Regardless, surfers flock to these deadly waves in droves. It’s the rush, the danger, and the sheer joy one gets from flying down the face of an incredibly large mountain of water that keep us coming back for more despite the odds—albeit minuscule—of that being that fateful last ride.

   

VICE Sports today presents the latest from its series Sitdowns, featuring Kelly Slater.

The world title surfer chats candidly about the grudge match between east and west coast surfers, his short-lived stint on Baywatch as Jimmy Slade, and his contentious friendship with the late surfer Andy Irons.

Kelly Slater has ruled the surfing world for over a "2 decades" (correction by SNN), earning the title of ASP World Tour Champion a record 11 times. In the latest episode of Sitdowns, the professional surfer stopped by the VICE Sports office to show off some home footage of his early days, reveal the embarrassment behind his short-lived television stint on Baywatch, and open up about his friendship and rivalry with the late Andy Irons.

In Sitdowns, VICE Sports chats with athletes about just about anything....

   

We lost a legend - Skating pioneer Jay Adams , one of the original Z-Boys passed away

Jay Adams, the colorful rebel who helped transform skateboarding from a simple street pastime into one of the world's most spectacular sports with hair-raising stunts and an outsized personality to match, has died at age 53.

Adams died of a heart attack Thursday during a surfing vacation in Mexico with his wife and friends, his manager, Susan Ferris said Friday.

   

The 13th Annual Dukes OceanFest going off with great timing with Mother Nature.

The 13th annual Duke's OceanFest features a variety of ocean sports that were close to Duke Kahanamoku's heart, including Longboard Surfing, Paddleboard Racing, Swimming, Tandem Surfing, Surf Polo, Beach Volleyball, and Stand-Up Paddling. The events will be held throughout Waikiki from August 16-24, 2014....GO HERE

   

More than 600 surf industry VIPs came together...

Photo: Reef McIntosh, Bob McKnight & Tom Carroll © Hilleman

 

Annual SIMA event honors Ted Danson, Hobie Alter as well

12 August, 2014 - Supporting the preservation and protection of the ocean at the SIMA Environmental Fund Waterman’s Weekend fundraiser was on August 8-9. The 14th Annual Waterman’s Classic Golf Tournament took place at the Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point on Friday, and the 25th Annual Waterman’s Ball took place at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel the following night. In the past 24 years the SIMA Environmental Fund has raised more than $6.5 million through the Waterman’s Ball for organizations dedicated to preserving and protecting our oceans, beaches and waves. In this 25th anniversary year, the sold-out Waterman’s events aimed to push the fundraising total to the $7 million mark....

   

Jimmy Buffett’s, Honolulu Surf Museum closing doors

Photo: Hawaiian kids circa 1910 Photo courtesy The Bishop Museum

Aloha party features book signing and more

Surf News, 11 August, 2014: On Duke Kahanamoku’s birthday, Sunday August 24, Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber and the Honolulu Surfing Museum will be saying “aloha oe” (Farewell to thee) and mahalo to all its loyal patrons. Established in 2009 on the second floor of the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort at 2300 Kalakaua Avenue, Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber has been wining and dining locals and malahini for five solid years, while the Honolulu Surfing Museum displays one of the finest collections of surfboards and surfing history in the known universe...

   

Sage Erickson wins ASP 6-Star Supergirl Pro

Sage Erickson (Ventura, CA), 23, has won the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro over Tatiana Weston-Webb (Kauai, HI), 18, in one-to-three foot waves at Oceanside Pier.

Erickson took an early lead in the final, but Weston-Webb quickly overtook the Californian, holding the lead throughout the majority of the heat. Erickson answered back, delivering a big backhand snap of a left set for a 6.83 and her second career Supergirl Pro victory.

   

Next stop on tour - The Billabong Pro Tahiti

            

August 15 - 26, 2014

The History: Surfing has its deepest roots in the Polynesian islands, where the journey from Tahiti to Hawaii could only be survived by the most accomplished watermen. With their superior water skills, they brought their paipo (belly) boards. Bodyboarding still rages on the perfect lefts at Teahupo'o, known for its heavy, glassy waves that can reach double-overhead.

   

U.S Women's Pro Tour returns to Honolua Bay

 

You know what’s great? When amazing surfers get to surf amazing waves. Professional surfing does a pretty decent job of walking that tightrope between shitty waves with lots of viewers and amazing waves with none, but sometimes it falls flat. Mother Nature can be a real bitch sometimes, right? And of course, the women nearly always get the short straw. One day of great waves in the contest window? We’re watching the men’s heats. As soon as the junk rolls in, the women get to surf. There’s the rare occasion when they actually get to showcase what they are capable of during a contest, but it’s not too often.

   

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