Kelly gets out of the surf only to be handed 1000 for his hands free Pipe barrel last month. Peoples choice got it right. Deceptively heavy, lucky and of course uncanny skill. Check it out the 7X Pipe Master's self proclaimed 'one of the best Ive ever had'....
Just a gentle reminder of that blue elephant in the room. We have an article submission we wanted to pass along. Mahalo to Eve Pearce.
Pushing Drugs out of the Waves
Drugs have been a part of the surfing scene since its inception half a century ago. First the 60s and 70s saw surfers experimenting with marijuana, then cocaine came on the scene in the 80s. The 90s was the decade of ecstasy and amphetamines and more recently, as crystal meth has ravaged traditional surfing communities in places like Hawaii, it has also taken its toll on the surfers themselves. Tom Carroll’s recent admission of his crystal meth, or ‘ice’, addiction shows that even the best can succumb to dependence. You can almost see a fight for surfing’s soul....
Surfs challenging at 6-10' WNW with wobble and a seabreeze mix. The third-annual North Shore Surf Shop Sunset Beach Pro Junior presented by Da Hui is here. The waiting period is January 15 through 25 and with a promising swell forecast, this year will undoubtedly serve up some challenging conditions for the world’s best Junior surfers.
The Sunset Beach Pro Junior has become a truly international event with participants from all over the world including Australia, Brazil, Japan, Europe, South America and North America.
The top pro junior surfer’s know that in today’s day and age you have to perform well in Hawaii in order to really become one of the world’s best surfers. GO LIVE HERE
Perfect Pipeline As Seen From A Drone
Drones are everywhere. The government uses them to spy on you and kill terrorists, Amazon wants to use them to deliver holiday cheer, and some asshole ruined my sunset the other night with his buzzing chopper. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they are here to stay. And while the use of drones when it comes to filming surfing is in its infantile stage, here’s the best work yet with Pipeline taking center stage.
On Sunday, Jan. 12, from 10 AM-12 PM, in multiple locations,
students from all Maui County High Schools will be combing Maui County beaches in search of
cigarette butts. Led by the Maui District Student Council Organization (MDSCO), and partnership
with Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawai'i, Sustainable Coastlines, Surfrider Foundation Maui,
and Community Work Day / Malama Maui Nui, this event is a chance for students and adults to
take care of Maui, and to document precisely how cigarette butts are infiltrating Maui Beaches.
This is grass roots, student-driven activism, with an eye on using this information to educate the
Public and the County Council on the number one item found at Beach Cleanups: Cigarette butts.
Saturday January 11th, at 8am
The HSA has been delivering champions for over 40 years, including some of the most famous names in surfing: Derek and Michael Ho, Eddie and Clyde Aikau, Gerry Lopez, Tony Moniz, Andy and Bruce Irons, and the list still grows today.
Witness Hawaii's future champions here at Turtle Bay for event #5 in the high School Division and Event # 9 of the HASA. See you there.
Back in 2012 the event went off the hook. In 2013 mother nature had other plans. This year it'll be close. Here's hi lites from 2012 by Daniel Ikaika Ito
Da Hui Backdoor Shootout is a core event because of its unique contest format and the high caliber of Pipe surfers invited to the contest. Sponsors field a four-man team and pay $2,500 per surfer to compete. There’s no elimination at the Shootout and each of the 32 competitors surf an equal amount of heats. Each ride is judged on a 12-point scale and the four best waves are totaled. It’s a contest “for the surfers, put on by the surfers.” Reef McIntosh winner. Go here for daily status for this years event.
10X World Long Distance Paddle Champ, Jamie Mitchel drops into a beast. Any guesses how big? Though some spots were 'smaller' than expected and other spots like NAzarene were stormier than hoped for, this was thee biggest storm and swell in over 10 years. Check the video...
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