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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?

   

3rd Annual Grom Magazine Surf Contest

This past weekend the town of Lahaina, Maui was celebrating it's Hawaiian heritage with a series of cultural events put on by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation. This unique festival featured a variety of demonstrations from string lei to carving canoes as well as a keiki fishing tournament and the 3rd Annual Grom Magazine Surf Contest. 

   

Buttons is gone.

Breaking news. I received a phone call from Gary Kaluhiokalani (1st cousin) at 1030am this Saturday morning Nov 2nd to share the sad news that an iconic legend has passed on to the eternal. Buttons Kaluhiokalani 55, died in California. He was unfortunately diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer which had spread to his bones and lastly to his brain.  The Hawaiian native has always dedicated his life to surfing and has been known for his great contributions to the progression of our sport. Mahalo for your thoughts and prayers. R.I.P. Buttons. We love you.
Gary Kewley.

   

Happy 21st Birthday Carissa Moore

“Find what makes you happy, and do it. And find who makes you happy, and be with them.”  – Carissa Moore

The first time I spoke with Carissa Moore was six years ago. She had just won a Men’s WQS event in Mexico, and she was fifteen. People thought that was impressive. And it was. But I distinctly remember that when I hung up the phone, I couldn’t care less about her surfing. I was impressed for entirely different reasons. I set the phone on the ringer and thought to myself: “This girl renews my faith in the idea that professional surfers can be sincere, humble, and kind people.”

   

A beautiful end to the Duke's OceanFest

Over 1,500 Athletes from All Over the World Participated in the 12th Annual Duke's OceanFest

Today the first ever Duke's SUP races were held that included course races and relay team races. Also completed was the Volleyball Championships and one of Duke's favorite sports Surf Board Water Polo. The entire event was a success with over 1500 athletes competing in the nine days of events that mark the 12th year of this one of a kind event. 

   

Dear God I hope this works.....

 

It has been too flat for too long.  

I mean, I expect a little bit of this for summer time, but this is starting to get to me.  The summer started off soooo good too!  Made us think we were going to be in a for an epic summer.  

Ha! when was the last time you said that?!  Well it wont be this year, that is for sure.  But like I said, I am kind of used to this sort of thing for August.  

But holy crud has the weather been insane!  The conditions have been heavenly....if there were waves!  Its all I can think about..."man, if it was like 4ft right now, it would be SOOOOO GOOD!"

   

Honolua Bloomfield wins the Duke's Wahine Longboard

The Wahine Longboard division finished up today. Surf picked up slightly for the early morning heat. It is always a battle for patience in the inconsistant Waikiki surf but in the end it was the youngest competitor that came our victorious. Honolua Bloomfield from the North Shore of Oahu took the title.

   

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