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It kicks off Thursday Aug 15-26. Who's going to win? One possibility...

Kelly Slater is a freak, I know it, you know it, damn, everyone knows it. 

Kelly's record around the globe is incredible and we decided to dig into the stats library and see just how good he is at the famous left of Teahupoo....GO HERE for the Billabong Tahiti Pro

   

UH Student/Pro Surfer Kylen Yamakawa finishes Runner-Up at the ASP 4-Star WQS "Billabong Tahara Pro"

Tahara, Japan (July 28, 2013):  With 1 minute left in the Semifinal #1 Heat, Kylen Yamakawa is behind Shun Murakami and needs a 6.21 score to advance into the Grand Final of the biggest International surfing event in Japan, the ASP 4-Star WQS Billabong Tahara Pro.  With the announcers counting the heat down, Kylen paddles into a wave and executes the biggest Air Reverse of the Event!  The judges reward him with a 7.0 and he earns his spot in the Final of the Billabong Tahara Pro.  He's tackled with hugs by travel partners Cole Yamakawa and Kai Matsumoto on the beach and during his post-heat interview, Kylen is overwhelmed with tears and emotion of accomplishing a lifelong dream of every pro surfer, making the "podium" at a big pro surfing event.  

   

Carissa Moore & Alejo Muniz take 1st place at the Vans US open

Carissa Moore (HAW), 20, has won the Vans US Open of Surfing over local favorite Courtney Conlogue (USA), 20, in peaky one-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Huntington Beach Pier, taking the No. 1 position on the ASP Women’s World Title Race.

Stop No. 6 of 8 on the 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT), the Vans US Open of Surfing plays both a crucial role in deciding the 2013 Women’s World Champion and qualification for next season’s ASP Top 17.

   

The new shark deterrent wetsuit

The world's first shark deterrent wetsuits have been unveiled by the University of Western Australia and Shark Attack Mitigation Systems.


An Australian company and scientists from the University of Western Australia think they have designed the best practical solution for shark attacks.

   

Beat the Summer doldrums with a new big wave documentary

 

Powerlines Productions, Big Wave Filmmakers since 1994, deliver their latest project,'Super Natural.' The documentary film takes audiences on a tour with some of the best big wave surfers in the world riding giant waves from powerful Pacific winter storm systems. Filmed during the epic El Niño and La Niña winter seasons the movie takes viewers on an insiders journey to the fabled big wave breaks of Maui's Pe'ahi (Jaws) and Northern California's Mavericks.

   

Slater & Zietz are out, Carissa & Coco still in, at the U.S. Open

The ASP Prime Vans US Open of Surfing hosted the Round of 24 in peaky two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Huntington Beach Pier, deciding the Round of 16 compliments of some intense battles from the world’s best surfers.

Michel Bourez (PYF), 27, continued his tear at the Vans US Open of surfing, trumping 11-times ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 41, with patented power surfing and progressive above-the-lip maneuvers. Slater would put in a valiant effort in the dying seconds of the match in an attempt to surpass the Tahitian, but would fall shy of the score required, securing Bourez’s position in the Round of 16.

   

Surfing Walk of Fame adds seven new legends

In the shadow of the US Open of Surfing, Surf City USA’s Main Street was blocked off to honor the newest class of inductees to the Surfing Walk of Fame on Thursday morning.

Through a selection ballot, a host of respected surf industry veterans, former professionals and surf journalists narrowed down a field of hundreds of candidates to name the seven 2013 Surfing Walk of Fame’s honorees in their respective categories – Taylor Knox (Surf Champion), Donald Takayama (Surf Pioneer), Jack McCoy (Surf Culture), Keala Kennelly, Sharron Weber (Women of the Year), Roy Crump (Local Hero) and Father Christian Mondor (Honor Roll). 

   

2013 China Uemura 29th Annual Longboard Surfing Classic

Oahu south shore beach boy China Uemura has been involved with water sports all of his life.  He can usually be found at his office at Ala Moana Beach Park (under a tent in front of the concession at the Kewalo's side of the park). 

The people of Hawaii have sponsored China’s professional surfing career as he traveled the world in professional longboard surfing events representingHawaii.  In turn, he gives back to the community.

   

Hurley Pro wildcard to be chosen by video

After two months of collecting entries and two weeks of deliberating, Hurley announced today the Top 16 contenders of its digital wildcard contest: The Hurley Pro Video Trials. Public voting will commence on July 29 at thehurleypro.com.
 
Close to 100 of the nation’s best surfers submitted entries for this first-of-its kind video contest, with Dane Reynolds, Mason Ho and Luke Davis being three of the standouts. They will now compete for a coveted wildcard slot in the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles, September 15.

   

Surfing Walk of Fame's 'Woman of the Year' inductees.

Two ladies from Kauai are going to step into the Walk of Fame Thursday 7/25/13. Sharron Weber and Keala Kennelly. Congradulations from all of us here in Hawaii! Here's alittle of their stories. When you purchase your first surfboard from a reigning U.S. Champion, only good things can follow. This was the case when a 15-year-old Sharron Weber moved to Oahu from Virginia in 1963. Weber scooped up a used board from Linda Benson and set out on her own competitive quest.

   

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