Most harrowing bodyboarding wipeout ever? Dan Ryan's epic thumping at Teahupoo featured in slow-motion video; he did not stand much of a chance, but earned lots of respect for trying. by Pete Thomas. May 13 was an epic day at Teahupoo, a Tahitian surf break that’s notoriously hollow and dangerous when a giant swell slams the region. To see how hollow, watch as bodyboarder Dan Ryan air-drops in one of the most harrowing wipeouts you might ever witness, in RED Epic slow-motion footage released this week by Greg Huglin (best-viewed in HD).
Mitch Coleborn © ASP/Scholtz
Upsets Unfold in Cloudbreak Barrels for Round 1 of Volcom Fiji Pro
3 June...Opening day of the Volcom Fiji Pro, stop No. 4 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), kicked off in firing four-to-six foot (2 – 2.5 metre) barrels at Cloudbreak today, completing the opening 10 heats of the non-elimination Round 1. The first day of competition saw several upsets unfold, as a slew of top seeds went down to the underdogs.
Mitch Coleborn (AUS), 26, returning Volcom Fiji Pro wildcard and winner of the recent ASP Prime event in Brazil, was deadly in the Cloudbreak lineup, earning the first perfect 10 point ride of competition. Coleborn locked into a flawless wave seconds after the start of his heat and drove through two heaving barrel sections to earn the score. The Sunshine-coaster would back up the ride with an excellent 9.33, taking the day’s high heat total of 19.33 out of 20....
Perfect but inconsistent 4-6' surf greet and treat the boys on tuesday Fiji time (22 hours ahead).
3 June, 2013 : Tavarua/Fiji -- Round 1 of the Volcom Fiji Pro has been called ON this morning with the opening heats commencing at 10:30am in clean and building four-to-six foot waves at the primary venue of Cloudbreak...2 miles away from the the Island.
Event No. 4 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Volcom Fiji Pro has attracted the world’s best surfers to the idyllic Fijian atolls of Tavarua and Namotu to do battle at the world-renowned breaks of Cloudbreak and Restaurants fas the hunt for this year’s world surfing crown resumes....
The Central Coast of California isn’t renowned a breeding ground for professional surfers, but obscure landscapes have been known to produce equally enigmatic phenomena. Nate Tyler is a testament to this fact, carving a career out of Morro Rock through oft-times cold, blustery travails. Nate’s style combines the elements of modern surfing relevance with a penchant for lofty front side punts and forehand carves, all of which are well-documented in Volcom’s “Creepy Fingers,” Globe’s “Year Zero,” and “Innersection.”
The ASP’s 2012 Rookie of the Year had big hopes for the 2013 season. After becoming the first ASP rookie in men’s history to make a world title run last season, it didn’t seem too much of a stretch to believe John John Florence would be in the hunt this year. But in March, a bad landing at the Quiksilver Pro changed all that. Suddenly, the question was whether or not Florence would even be able to surf this year. Fortunately, according to Florence this week, the ankle is not only healed, but it’s feeling “a lot stronger than before the injury.” That should make things interesting at the Volcom Fiji Pro, where he’ll be returning to competition.
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) International announces the acquisition of the global Big Wave World Tour (BWWT), with arrangements for support in 2013 and formal sanctioning commencing in 2014.
'We are very pleased to have finalized the deal between the ASP and the Big Wave World Tour,' Paul Speaker, ASP CEO, said. 'The competitors on the BWWT are some of the fiercest and most-respected watermen on the planet and we are eager about the opportunity to take their tour to the next level. This arrangement also allows the world’s best surfers on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) to compete in big-wave events moving forward. 2014 will be an exciting year on all fronts.'
T&C/Surfer Grom Contest
Kuhio Beach, Waikiki Hawaii
18 - 19 May 2013
Massive south swell dishes great surf for the groms
Queen’s, Waikiki was invaded by nearly 300 keiki o ke kai this past weekend at the T&C Surfer Grom Contest which was held inside of the Queen’s surf break at Kuhio Beach due to a large south swell....
Rippable waves in the 3-5 foot range were on hand at Itauna Beach, Rio de Janeiro as Mitchel Coleborn (AUS), 26, earned his first career ASP victory by defeating Marc Lacomare (FRA), 22, by a score of 17.60 to 15.67 in the Final on Sunday at the Quiksilver Saquarema Prime presented by Coca-Cola in Brazil.
With his result today, Coleborn earned U$ 40,000 in prize money and 6,500 points to catapult him up to number 14 on the ASP World Ranking. At the Sunday, there were still plenty of high scoring waves throughout the day that included some long barrels, big turns and even a 10-point ride of the Lacomare in final heat.
With the amount of Jet Skis and testosterone buzzing around Teahupo’o during last week’s swell, you could’ve assembled a navy that would match Uruguay’s in any ocean-born conflict. The photos made it look like war —
Some deep carves and high airs all over the south shores for 10 days straight. Not since 1980 have we seen such a run of swell. It's was 6' and up for 8 days straight with plenty reports of 10' sets. There's were 3 storms with the 1st one having 2 pulses. Swell one hit Thursday 5/16 reaching up to near 8' at select spots (honest). This storm 'occluded' or stalled allowing another pump Sunday at about the same size. Then #2 storm cranked it Monday and #3 Wednesday. Thursday the 23rd still had those 6' bombs.
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