Thursday, July 24, 2014 596-SURF , 596-WAVE , 922-BONG , 638-RUSH , 572-SURF(MAUI) , 241-SURF (KAUAI) , 324-RUSH (BIG ISLAND)
   
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Lets go back to the swell of decades...

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.

   

Saturday surfer profile - Catching up with Sunny Garcia

Sunny Garcia will not likely be a politician, military strategist or President of the United States. But every word of our late great presidents quote above leads to emphasize that this Waianae bred surf icon is every bit the warrior- and lives and dies for what his gut tells him. Dubbed "Sunny" for a happy disposition as a keiki, Vincent Sennen Garcia was born January 14, 1970. Now even at age 44 I'd say his mom got it right.

   

Sebastian Zietz gets a new sponsor - signs with Octagon

Global sports and entertainment marketing leader Octagon has signed one of surfing's top young talents, Sebastian Zietz to a full representation agreement. Widely regarded as one of the most exciting young surfers on the ASP World Tour, "Seabass" captured the 2012 Triple Crown of Surfing championship, 2012 Qualifying Tour championship and was a semifinalist in the 2012 Pipeline Masters.

   

New "Surf House" web series documents the life of a North Shore surfer

 

When "Surf House" -- a new reality show about four young surfers on the North Shore of Oahu -- premieres today on Network A Hawaiian starlet Alisha Gonsalves will probably miss it. That is because the South Shore of Oahu has is firing and the 20-year-old wahine will be most likely surfing overhead waves at her home break Ala Moana Bowls. The waves in Town were firing for the past four days. Therefore, it was difficult to nail down Alisha for an interview because she was surfing so much. For the past two years, she has traversed the globe, competing and chasing World Championship Tour qualification. So when she is at home in Honolulu Alisha is looking to surf as much as possible, especially when the waves are this good. Finally we caught up to her after she surfed six- to eight-foot Ala Moana Bowls for three hours plus with less than a dozen guys in the water. Needless to say, she was stoked on the epic session at her home break, and seemed equally excited to talk about "Surf House."

   

A do not miss event...with one of surfings greatest characters and shapers.


DICK BREWER is to modern surfboard design, what Kelly Slater is to modern day surfing. A contemporary shaping genius who was himself an impressive surfer, Brewer has set the pace in surfboard design for five decades. His designs have affected every generation since the '50s; his boards have been ridden by the sport's best, including Eddie Aikau, Buzzy Trent, Jeff Hakman, Gerry Lopez and Reno Abellira, to Garrett McNamara and Bruce Irons today. The son of an aircraft machinist, his exceptional handcrafting skills and understanding of outlines, contours and edges continues to translate surfboard "blanks" into highly functional - and collectible - pieces of art.

   

THE ISLE 2: EPISODE ONE. Matt Meola nearly dies. A game changer.

You think Ala Moana Bowls was big the past 5 days? Check out One of the biggest Lefts ever caught out at Peahi's...about 30'... with tons of water converging ontop of Matt Meola on impact.

The first episode of season 2 follows Matt Meola, Albee Layer, John John Florence and the rest of their crew as they prepare for the end of the year swell at Jaws. Watch as Matt Meola gets buried by the wave that nearly takes his life.

Video: Dan Norkunas | Jon Spenser
Music: Caul | The Cruxshadows | Knee High Fox | Simon Wilkinson
   

The first south swell of the season has NOT been disappointing

The south swell has finally arrived and is showing signs of possibly being one of the best swells of the whole summer.

With swells like this lighting up an island chain, the only dilemma is deciding where to surf given the direction, the tides, and of course the crowds.

   

The ocean has been full of energy and waves, but what else is out there?

There are over 470 species of sharks and they have been living on Planet Earth for 420 million years.


The smallest shark - the dwarf lantern shark - is only 17 centimeters (6.7 inches) in length, while the whale shark is the largest specie in the world, with approximately 12 meters (39 feet).

Sharks live in all oceans down to depths of 2,000 meters (6,600 feet). Usually, they do not live in freshwater with the exception of the bull shark and river shark.

   

Jordy Smith Wins Billabong Rio Pro, Adriano de Souza Takes ASP WCT Rankings Lead. Kelly drops from 1st to 4th

BARRA DA TIJUCA, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Sunday, May 19, 2013) -Jordy Smith (ZAF), 25, has won the Billabong Rio Pro in a hard-fought final over national favorite Adriano de Souza (BRA), 26, by a score of 17.80 to 16.34 in clean two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Barra Da Tijuca.

Stop No. 3 of 10 on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Billabong Rio Pro utilized the entirety of the event waiting period, culminating in a high-performance showdown from the ASP Top 34 amidst a bevy of barrels and ramps of Barra Da Tijuca....

   

Billabong Rio Pro continues - Round 3 complete - 8 surfers left

 

Just eight surfers remain in the draw at stop 3 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour, the Billabong Rio Pro, with the quarter-finalists being decided today in barreling two-metre waves at Barra da Tijuca. Local rookie Filipe Toledo (BRA) and South African Jordy Smith (ZAF) were among the stand-outs, both surfers scored perfect 10s in the tricky conditions – wowing the crowds with their freakish ability.

   

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