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Makua Rothman claims Billabong Pico Alto in Peru in 15-25' surf

Finals podium © Grupo Firbas

Rothman Wins Billabong Pico Alto Big Wave Event

Surf News, 3 July, Pico Alto, Peru - Hawaiian Makua Rothman claimed victory today at the Billabong Pico Alto event in Peru, battling GIANT-foot surf and a field of the world’s best watermen to take out the first event of the 2014/2015 ASP BWWT season. Rothman’s “go-for-broke” approach in the Final saw the young Hawaiian net the highest scores of the entire event, showcasing commitment, strength and confidence in the shifting 30’-40’ foot faces (15-25' Hawaiian scale).

   

Check these 5 great surf trips to beat the summer doldrums

 

A boat trip is something that every surfer wants to do. It’s a sort of rite of passage for anyone that dreams of perfect, empty waves with nothing but a few friends and crystal clear water. There’s just something about the idea of a bunch of friends cruising up to a perfect wave, surfing all day, then retiring for a sunset aboard a gently rocking vessel, beers in hand and sunburns galore. But before you start planning, there are a few spots you need to know about.

   

Torrey Meister © Mr Price Pro Air Show. Pic:Cestari

Airshow continues at Mr. Price Pro Ballito.

Lower tide and onshore breeze provides great ramps

2 July, 2014 - Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal - The airshow continued on day three of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Prime rated Mr Price Pro Ballito, that saw the world’s best aerialists take their surfing above-the-lip, in the prestigious R2.5 Million competition. High tide conditions delayed the start until 9:30 when the final four heats of the Round of 48 were completed, followed by four heats of the No-Loser Round of 24...

   

Ceremony set to honor hall of famer Carissa Moore

Pic: Carissa Moore © ASP/Kirstin

Surfers’ Hall of Fame inductee Carissa Moore

Surf News, 30 June, Huntington Beach - In the middle of an exciting world title chase, 2014 Surfers’ Hall of Fame inductee Carissa Moore will have a special ceremony held in her honor on Friday, July 25 at 10 a.m. The tentative schedule for the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, an ASP Women’s World Tour event, shows Carissa paddling out for a heat at the time she would be inducted, hence the “early” ceremony one week prior to the more traditional event. Bob Hurley, founder of Hurley, will be presenting the Surfers’ Hall of Fame Trophy to Carissa Moore and speaking at the July 25 ceremony....

   

Waves much bigger than this are coming Thursday so its Game ON!

Green Alert: Big Wave Event Live, Thursday in Peru.

Flights are booked, and boards are shipped. As a projected 35-to-40-foot ocean swell moves toward South America, the ASP Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) has called a green alert for the Billabong Pico Alto, Peru. The event, which will be the first of the 2014/2015 season, is set to start Thursday, July 3, at 7:00 AM local time (PET)/5:00 AM PST, and will stream LIVE on this site....

   

Local boyz Layer & Koehne sign onto Dakine.

Stephen Koehne © Dakine

27 June- On the heels of Dakine's announcment that the brand was expanding into the clothing market, Dakine today named Albee Layer and Stephen Koehne as team riders. Both Hawaiian, the team riders are known as standouts in heavy surf.

Albee Layer grew up on Maui very close to where Dakine originated in 1979 and has been a team rider since he was a little grom. Over the years, Albee has defied the industry by living on an outer island without a big apparel sponsor, but has still managed to create a global fan base. He is the winner of the 2nd Annual Innersection and pocketed $100K! Albee is one of the biggest standouts when paddle surfing massive Jaws, Maui and he is the STILL the only surfer to complete a Ollie Oop 720. Albee’s ability to surf 2’ to 50’ can only be matched by a few other athletes on this planet!

   

Coco Ho joins the ranks of surfers in the SI Body Issue

Coco Ho (HAW) will join a list of iconic athletes to grace the pages of ESPN Magazine's The Body Issue. The annual edition celebrates the best bodies in sports, sculpted from their respective playing fields. Ho, 23, isn't the first surfer to bare all for the flesh-fest; she joins the ranks of Kelly SlaterStephanie GilmoreMaya Gabeira, and Claire Bevilacqua, who have all bared skin for previous editions.

   

Duke Kahanamoku beach named as best beach in America

Duke Kahanamoku Beach is the number one beach in the 24th annual Top 10 Beach List, produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University.

   

The day Pipeline was first surfed with expertese- By Oakley

 

Date: One Saturday morning in 1963.

Moment: Gerry Lopez surfs the Pipeline for his first time.

Location: Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu

On a calm morning in 1963, 15-year-old Gerry Lopez took his first tentative steps on what would become a long, winding road. He, along with his friend Tommy, were on a mission to surf Pipeline. Gerry Lopez had never surfed there before, and he was nervous. “It was a spot that, I guess, I was intimidated with at first,” he said.  ”But I got to know it, and eventually became pretty comfortable there.”

   

Results for the noRep Boardshorts Hawaii Surfing Championship Pro Am

The 2nd leg of the "noRep Boardshorts Hawaii Surfing Championship" was held this past weekend at Ala Moana Bowls.

The contest brought together some of the best local talent the island has to offer.

Waves were pretty small, but that didn't keep Makua Rothman, Isaiah Moniz or Kekoa Cazimero, among others, from ripping them....

   

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