Contest organisers at the 6th stop on the 2013 ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) Men’s World Championship Tour are confident of starting the Air Tahiti Nui Billabong Trials at Teahupo’o, Tahiti tomorrow, with official event forecasters, Surfline, calling for a small/short-period SE swell.
The annual trials tournament decides the final two wildcard spots into the Billabong Pro with the elite field made up of 16 international invitees plus 16 local Tahitians, all reputed for their dedication to riding Teahupo’o and the world’s most fearsome breaks.
The iconic greatness of Duke Kahanamoku’s legacy will be honored and the enduring magnificence of Waikiki Beach’s sports heritage celebrated with the 12th Annual Duke’s OceanFest, taking place August 17-25, 2013.
Presented by the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation (ODKF) with support from numerous community-minded sponsors, Duke’s OceanFest will offer a variety of exciting ocean sports competitions and special events during the nine-day festival.
Kiwi surf legend Allan Byrne has passed away after failing to recover from head injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident, in Bali, Indonesia.
Aloha All! It's Saturday! So...Be sure to get those entry blanks in for our 5th Annual North Shore Ocean Quest Paddleboard Race. This event is being supported by the Quiksilver Foundation and North Shore Lifeguard Association (registered non-profits) with proceeds to benefit community based ocean recreation and water safety programs. Our core-group of volunteers want the event to be a success so we can continue to serve our community in a healthful and productive way. Entry blanks can be picked up at Surf-N-Sea or downloaded on this site. Mail in entries must be received by Friday the 9th and entries can be dropped off at Surf-N-Sea with LAST pick-up on noon on the 9th...Aloha!
Each season when the Teahupo'o event looms, the world reflects on AI's wave
Video presentation July 29 It was the wave that re-defined what was possible out at Teahupoo. Listen to Andy and Bruce Irons explain what really happened in the lead up to that life changing wave.
This Saturday Sustainable Coastlines is hosting the first annual Rocka'ako. Clean the place, rock your face! We will be meeting at Kaka'ako Waterfront Park at 1pm where there will be live entertainment, booths, keiki activities, and more. From 2-4 we will clean Kaka'ako with an emphasis on the coastline but not forgetting those in need. IHS will be helping us to serve the homeless to manage their areas, offer shelter, or counseling. Maybe they'll even join us!
What happens when the Beast can’t handle the titillation? People start throwing chairs, that’s what.
The Beast that is the US Open could not go softly into the night on Sunday evening. The crowd was out of control and had been fed high-octane energy drinks for eight days straight. No lay days. Aimless aggression took to the streets after the crowd would not disperse moments after the closing of the US Open. A riot broke out on Main Street, Huntington Beach, and the only reason that has been discovered is that they didn’t want to leave.
What Kolohe Andino’s U.S. Open performance reveals.
Brazil’s Alejo Muniz won the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, but 19 year old Californian Kolohe Andino stole a lot of the show. The runner-up finish for Andino was meaningful. He’s had a rough time in the ASP big leagues, with no major results to speak at the elite level. This result secures his ASP Tour spot, but also highlights a big challenge facing Andino: performing well in the exotic reef and point breaks of the Dream Tour. This and more in this weeks edition of the Weekly Grind.......
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