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35th ANNUAL DA HUI PADDLE RACE

Primo Beer and Turtle Bay  teaming up with Da Hui O He'e Nalu as sponsors for the 2013 Da Hui Paddle Race on July 4, 2013! One of the LARGEST SUP races in the world and possibly the BIGGEST Prone/SUP combination race in the world! In 2012, over 550 competitors were recorded to paddle in both prone & SUP divisions. For 2013, we're adding a Pro-Division in the Prone & SUP in both Kane and Wahine Divisions - With a prize purse of $6,000!! The super fun, SUPSQUATCH division and the challenging Alaia(solid wood board division) will also be included this year! Da Hui Crew is hoping to hit 600 or more entrants for this year's 35th Annual event!

   

Alex & Koa Smith on a special trip to Bali

 

INDONESIA IS A SPECIAL PLACE. IT WILL TEAR YOU APART AND BREAK YOU DOWN INTO A MILLION LITTLE SHATTERED PIECES OF WHAT YOU PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT YOU KNEW AND WERE. JUST AS FAST AS IT BREAKS YOU DOWN IT BUILDS YOU BACK UP. BUILDS YOU BACK INTO A BETTER, SMARTER, HEIGHTENED, ENLIGHTENED, STRONGER, HAPPIER VERSION OF THE “YOU” BEFORE THE EXPERIENCE….

   

Gary Busey, the American film and stage actor, has revealed his passion for surfing in a sui generis way.


Is he the new surfing Messiah? (Not for me but he's got good stuff to say).

He starred in the surf movie "Big Wednesday" as Leroy 'The Masochist' Smith. The film reached an iconic status. He was FBI Agent Angelo Pappas, in "Point Break". The film reached a classic status.

We never know when Gary Busey is talking seriously or when he's making fun of us all. This time, two videos captured by Joshua Pomer promise to get the viral stamp, as Busey reveals what surfing has done for his life.

"The surfing experience I had changed my life in many ways. No matter what I've been through. The addictions I had - womanizing, stupidity, cocaine... But I got good news. I've found it. One of the ways was surfing", says Gary Busey....

   

A video of John John ripping Bali after the contest

 

Here you see John John Florence freesurfing at Keramas during the Oakley Pro Bali that wrapped up last week. 

According to John Wiley from Deltoid Productions who put the clip together, "John John spent more time in the water than any other pro throughout the event. He was a standout each morning during the pre-event warm up, and was regularly spotted at various other breaks all over the island."

Need we say any more? 

   

John John #1 on the SURFER Hot 100

Yesterday:
“There were a few bad years there before it got better for me—like they say, it’s got to get bad before it gets good. I actually broke my back in 2011 and that sidelined me for a while when I was rehabbing it. I didn’t want to make a big deal about it, so I didn’t really talk about the injury a lot. It actually happened out at Pipe. I pulled into one and the foam ball pushed me toward the beach and then the wave literally broke on my back. The lip flared out as it broke and really compressed and tweaked my back. I came in knowing something was wrong, and then went to the hospital where they took X-rays and said that I had cracked one of my vertebrae. I was on pain pills when the doctor came in and told me that I had broken my back and I was tripping because I didn’t think it hurt that bad. It was pretty heavy to hear. From there I spent some time rehabbing and trying to get my confidence back.”

   

Joel Parkinson Wins the Oakley Pro Bali, Fanning New ASP WCT No. 1

 

Joel Parkinson (AUS), 32, has won the inaugural Oakley Pro Bali over Michel Bourez (PYF), 27, via an impressive come-from-behind effort in four-to-six foot (2 metre) waves at the iconic Balinese righthander of Keramas.

Stop No. 5 of 10 on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Oakley Pro Bali hosted a historic high-performance showdown including perfect heats and next level progression from the world’s best surfers, culminating with Parkinson’s hard-fought victory over Bourez in the Final.

   

Carissa Moore is on "The Way Up"

 

Carissa Moore talks about her dad and what it takes to get to the top

2011 ASP Women's Pro Surfing World Champion Carissa Moore explains her path to turning pro and the fire that drives the young Hawaiian in the hunt for her second world title, all on this week's episode of Target's 'The Way Up' series. The Way Up, presented by Target and directed by Steve Berra airs alternating Tuesdays.

   

Legends of bodyboarding recall their greatest moments on new book

A new book which tells the incredible life stories of the world’s best bodyboarders has just been published. Born to Boogie: Legends of Bodyboarding is the first illustrated history of the sport and traces its evolution from 1971 to the present day.

The pioneers, the champions and the chargers are all profiled, among them Mike Stewart, Ryan Hardy, Michael ‘Eppo’ Eppelstun, Guilherme Tamega, Andre Botha, Damian King, Ben Player, Jeff Hubbard, Mitch Rawlins and Pierre Louis Costes.

   

Joel Parkinson Wins it at 630pm HI time. Story coming.

Surf News...Joel snatches it from Michel in the final minutes in The Oakley Pro Bali, Event No. 5 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT). Joel moves way up the rankings and gets back into the race heading into Tahiti. Mick Fanning moves into 1st place. Rookie Nat Young reaches the semi's. Stay tuned.

   

Round 4-5 is ON.. over head SSW for Keramas!

Keramas fires for Round 3 of Oakley Pro Bali yesterday.

25 June, 2013 :  The Oakley Pro Bali resumed competition after 4 days off and the world-class Balinese righthander of Keramas delivered barreling six-to-eight foot waves for the elimination Round 3.

Event No. 5 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Oakley Pro Bali endured four lay days of small surf before Keramas reawakened today and the world’s best surfers threaded barrels, lofted airs and executed turns, whittling the event’s original 36-man field down to the final 12....

   

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