Thursday, September 18, 2014 596-SURF , 596-WAVE , 922-BONG , 638-RUSH , 572-SURF(MAUI) , 241-SURF (KAUAI) , 324-RUSH (BIG ISLAND)
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Grant 'Twiggy' Baker posts 2 10pt rides to take the win at the Mavericks Invtl

Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker (Durban) won the Body Glove Mavericks Invitational presented by GoPro in giant waves with faces that exceeded 40 feet at Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, California.
Competing against 23 of the world’s best big wave chargers in the fourth stop on the Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour, Baker gave a clinic in high performance big wave surfing throughout the event, winning his Round 1 heat, finishing second in the semis and dominating the final. The 40 year-old Durbanite caught the most waves, taking off in the perfect position, manoeuvring his way around the bone-crushing white-water and pulling into and emerging from a gaping tube.


Paddle-in frontier requires bigger blanks.

US Blanks Partners with Eric Arakawa and Pat Rawson

Surf News, 21 January, 2014 - US Blanks would like to announce the release of the 11’8” BG blank, made possible through a partnership with famed Hawaiian surfboard shapers Eric Arakawa and Pat Rawson.  

Eric Arakawa is the renowned head shaper for Hawaiian Island Creations (HIC) where he shaped boards for 3-time World Champion Andy Irons. Rawson helped start Local Motion surfboards in 1978 and has built boards for such notable surfers as Sunny Garcia, Mason Ho, and Jeremy Flores, among many others.  Arakawa and Rawson have advised one another throughout their careers and the 11’8” BG marks their second design collaboration on a surfboard blank.


THROUGH THE LENS with Rob Machado - Sig Zane


Documenting the talents of amazing people who happen to surf.

Iconic surfer Rob Machado has traveled the world for more than half his life. And during that time, he’s crossed paths with countless individuals who share a love for surfing and a passion for the arts. In his new series called Through The Lens, we meet these individuals and follow Rob as he re-connects with the people who've inspired him along the way.


Surfrider Applauds Congress for Funding BEACH Act to Protect Nation’s Beachgoers

Congress has passed a federal budget that includes funding for the BEACH Act Grants program that supports beach water quality monitoring and ensures national safety standards are followed at beaches across the country.

This funding is essential to protect public health for the millions of people who visit our nation’s beaches every year and the multi-billion dollar coastal economies that they support. The EPA Beach Grant program provides assistance to all coastal states to help pay for their beach water quality monitoring and public notification programs.


Real good advice from a real good surfer!

North Shore lifeguard and occasional tour comic relief Dave Wassel on collecting metaphors, the sublime texture of turtle meat and the geographically unique manner of how North Shore women present…

Interview by Derek Rielly | Photos by Brian Bielmann


ASP Waves Goodbye To One World Rankings

2013 is done and dusted and, with 2014 on the horizon, the ASP is looking to implement some change. Now full-time ASP Commissioner, Kieren Perrow is making a change looking forward.


Kelly Slater Wins Oakley WOTW December People's Choice Award

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'....


Dont let drugs put you in a bad spot.

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....


BIG Swell Forecast for Third Annual North Shore Surf Shop Pro Junior

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


One. Sick. Vid.

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.


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