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Surfer, the Bar drops in for Button's tonight

Montgomery Ernest Thomas Kaluhiokalani (born March 30, 1958) is a surfer from Hawaii, known as Buttons. He has been described by Surfer Today as a "surf legend" but for Hawaii he's much more than this. Lets come together today Kualoa and this evening at Turtle Bay. Mahalo. log on HERE

   

Taylor Knox crowned champ in the Maldives

Iconic Californian surfer Taylor Knox (USA), 42, defeated three time world champion Tom Curren (USA), 49, to win the Grand Final of the 2013 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy and the USD10000 first-place prize.

After an amazing week of competition from the six world surfing champions, it all came down to final thirty seconds, with Knox locking in a late 9.17 score to claim victory in the pristine 1.5 metre (4-5ft) reef break waves of Sultans Point. The hotly contested final, saw four excellent rides posted by the two Californians.  Knox opened strongly for an early lead with a 9.27. Curren answered back at the half way mark with a heat high 9.43 to be looking down the barrel at victory.

   

All eyes on Slater as Hurley Pro draws near

Hurley Pro

ASP World Tour Men's Event
Lower Trestles, San Clemente California
15 - 21 September 2013

On September 15, the top 34 surfers on the WCT circuit, along with wild cards Mitch Crews and Dane Reynolds, will battle it out to take the title from the king of Trestles at San Onofre State Beach - Lower Trestles at the 2013 Hurley Pro.  

"Trestles is such a fun wave and the closest you can get to a skate park,” says tour standout and Hurley athlete John John Florence. “I think Kelly has been surfing Trestles for so long that he knows what works and what doesn't out there. To win at Lowers, you are going to have to mix power surfing with airs because everyone is surfing at such a high level on tour these days.”

   

Connor Baxter and Kai Lenny battle it out to the bitter end

Connor Baxter (Starboard) and Kai Lenny (Naish) once again have a historic clash here at the AC Open in San Francisco, as Kai Lenny secures the win in the sprint racing component, forcing a dramtic tie-breaker to decide the event win, much to the delight of the crowd. 

   

Ian Walsh gets knocked out by his knee...surgery.

Ian Walsh undergoes knee arthroscopy, addressing a long term chronic injury. Facing an unknown recovery time, Walsh approaches surgery as a necessary means of recovery and looks to return to the water.

   

Shaun Tomson's new book The Code hits shelves

 

World champion surfer and best-selling author Shaun Tomson releases 'The Code', a simple strategy for confronting everyday challenges and making positive, life-changing decisions.

In 12 personal stories Shaun shares the power of 'I Will'—a code that has carried him to the heights of professional success and helped him navigate the depths of profound grief after the loss of his teenage son, Mathew.

   

Super Sunday Surf Awesome-ness from Clay Marzo

 

Clay Marzo keeps churning out movie-quality clips despite no major sponsor

Famed freesurfer has quietly been putting out the best surf videos of the summer

Clay Marzo is a quiet guy, and his media presence went almost as quiet after he lost his major sponsor. But if there’s anyone who fits the “I let my surfing do the talking” cliché it’s Clay.

   

This week in surf news

 

Mason Ho surfs naked in a contest

Mason Ho, son of legendary Hawaiian surfer Michael Ho, has been on the World Qualifying Series tour battling for points for the last couple seasons, all while releasing a steady stream of immensely fun and funny web clips on his website. It was only a matter of time before Mason’s Bart Simpson side spilled over into his contest strategy.

   

Surfers for a Drug-Free Hawaii ready for 7th annual contest

Surfing the Nations is launching their annual Freedom Surf Contest - “Surfers for a Drug-Free Hawaii” on September 27-29, 2013 in Waikiki at Kuhio Beach. This will be the 7th annual Freedom Surf Contest and we are expecting nothing less than life changing this year.

The aim is to raise awareness of substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation issues, to help heal and transform devastating effect that drug and alcohol abuse is having on the people of Hawaii.

   

Radioactive Pacific - Fact or Fiction?

Social media bombards us with information.You can learn how many Heinekens your cousin twice-removed consumed on a frisky Friday eve and learn about one of the most significant events of our time during the same 30 seconds. And in either case, you’re likely to encounter a lavish exaggeration. Recently, social media has exaggerated the repercussions from 2011’s Fukushima nuclear meltdown. Radiation was the name of the game and suddenly the Pacific became cancer-inducing aggressor, a killer’s playground. Waist-high waves are now deadly and a bite of a Pacific-born fish is more harmful than 3000 Big Macs. But is any of this worry warranted?

   

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