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The world's best surfers tackled large surf at Bells Beach Pro during Round 2

 

The ASP Top 34 returned to Bells Beach Sunday, taking on solid six-to-eight foot (2 – 2.5 metre) surf for Round 2 and the opening three heats of Round 3 at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford.

The second stop on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach embarked on another solid day of competition this morning with the world’s best surfers doing battle in the well-overhead surf in the Bells Bowl.

Jordy Smith (ZAF), 25, long considered a threat to the ASP World Title, was in sensational form this morning, nailing a near-perfect 19.14 heat total out of a possible 20 for unmatched power and precision in the big Bells righthanders.

   

Hawaiian Carissa Moore Rings her 1st Bell! at 4pm HI time! Beating Tyler Wright in the Bells Rip Curl Pro

Full story coming....stayed tuned....The Rip Curl Women’s Pro presented by Ford, Stop No. 3 of 7 on the 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, completed a mammoth day of competition Saturday with Rounds 2, 3, 4, the Quarterfinals and the Semifinals all ran in pumping four-to-six foot (1.5 – 2 meter) waves at Bells Beach.

Tyler Wright (AUS), 18, current ASP WCT No. 1, put on an inspired performance throughout today’s five rounds of competition, blending her energetic approach with unmatched power in the Bells Bowl. The young natural-footer closed her day out with a Semifinal win over a rampaging Courtney Conlogue (USA), 20, in classic Bells conditions.

   

Top Seeds Light Up Bells

The ASP Top 34 returned to battle Friday as the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford completed Round 1 of competition in clean three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Bells Beach.

Stop No. 2 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach recommences the hunt for this year’s world surfing crown and the perennial threats were in blistering form on opening day.

Kelly Slater (USA), 41, 11-time ASP World Champion, posted an emphatic victory over a lethal Adam Melling (AUS), 28, and wildcard Jacob Willcox (AUS), 15, in Round 1 of competition this afternoon. Slater’s commanding display at Rincon point netted him the day’s high heat total of an 18.07 out of a possible 20, including a near-perfect 9.70 on his final wave of the heat.

   

Hawaii & Italy claim Int'l GromSearch finals

28 March, 2013 : Tatiana Weston-Webb of Hawaii and Leonardo Fioravanti from Italy have been crowned the Rip Curl International GromSearch champions for 2013. In wind affected two to three foot surf from Rincon to the Bells Bowl, Weston-Webb successfully defended her 2012 title, and became the first surfer in International GromSearch series history to go back-to-back. With the highest wave score of the event (9.33) logged in the semi final, Weston-Webb continued on to post the highest combined total of 17.26 in the final, to take down her opponents. Isabella Nichols from Coolum posted 13.96 to become event runner-up. Kim Veteau of France surfed her way to third with a 12.26, and in fourth place was local surfer Zoe Clarke of Jan Juc on a 10.66.

   

Surfing & Training with Alana Blanchard

Alana Blanchard has been pro surfing’s reigning beauty queen for a couple years now. The blonde bombshell from Kauai is the preeminent sexy surfer girl. Yet the pool of pretty women on tour is deep these days, and the list of ladies turning heads for both beauty and surfing brawn is getting longer every day. Translation: Blanchard’s spot has to be backed up with some substance. And in the latest episode of her “Surfer Girl” series, we get a look at how seriously she trains.

   

Peaking: Hawaii's Jamie Sterling

Follow this superb video with Jamie for 72 hours leading up to, during and after the 2013 Mavericks Invitational.

The word 'challenge' doesn't quite cover what it is to surf Mavericks. Out there in the cold juice of Half Moon Bay in Northern California, taking on a crushing black mountain that wants to put you down deep. Jamie Sterling gets his thrills from places like that. He recently competed in the Mavericks Invitational, held in a swell that was questionable as far as contestability goes. Regardless, the butterflies came swooping and the boat ride out always means a quickened pulse, no matter what. "Peaking" puts you right next to the former Big Wave World Champion as he experiences Mavericks and the range of emotion that comes with competing at a big wave event...

   

The 2012-2013 Billabong XXL final five

Shawn Dollar, Cortes Bank © Frank Quirarte

The five biggest or best in each of the key categories

27 March, 2013 :  The nominees have just been announced for the 2013 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards presented by Pacifico, and it's going to be another amazing year for surfing as the sport's best continue to smash down the barriers of what was once thought possible. The Billabong XXL Awards competition window closed on March 20, the start of spring, with every wave ridden at every big wave break around the world in the previous 12 months in contention....

   

NSSA Hawaii Regional Championships at Kewalos (03-19,20, 21-2013)

Novus swell captures our present and future rippers at the perfect venue for viewing...plus all the results are in. click in to drop in.

   

Greg Long crowned Big Wave World Champ

The Big Wave World Tour has successfully completed its fourth season as Greg Long is crowned Big Wave World Champion at the Surfing Heritage Foundation Museum in San Clemente, Ca.
 
When Long arrived in Peru this past summer it was clear by the look in his eyes that he was there to win it all.  Greg would take his dedication, focus and training and make every final of the 2012/2013 season.  His consistency throughout the year was nothing short of spectacular. 

   

Payne edges out Kerr to earn Drug Aware win and his 1st ASP Victory!

Josh Kerr &nDusty Payne © ASP/Robertson

Dusty Payne Wins ASP Prime Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

S24 March, 2013 :  A drama filled week of action at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro was wrapped up by a Hawaiian double at Surfers Point today when Dusty Payne won the Men’s Final, after countrywoman Carissa Moore won the Women’s WCT event earlier this afternoon.

In wild conditions at Mainbreak, Payne won the final dual against Australian Josh Kerr, with the 2010 Margaret River champion unable to repeat his magic acts from earlier in the event.The final was an even contest to begin with as both surfers struggled to find a decent score from the building eight foot plus sets....

   

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