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ASP CANCELS LOWERS PRO

After much speculation, the Lowers Pro at Trestles has officially been postponed for the year. Announced by Grind Media, which has licensed and has produced the contest since 2004, the ASP Prime surfing event will not be held in 2013 due to lack of a title sponsor.

   

Garrett McNamara says no to Billabong XXL Awards

On Jan. 28, 2013, Garrett McNamara caught a wave off the coast of Nazare, Portugal, that became an instant media sensation. It was dubbed the "100-foot wave" by news outlets around the world, including ABC, CBS, Fox and CNN. This Wednesday, McNamara will appear on a "60 Minutes Sports" installment about the wave. But as of today, McNamara has withdrawn his entries from the Billabong XXL Awards, surfing's prestigious big-wave awards show.

"We decided to pull my waves from Nazare out of Billabong XXL because I do not ride for Billabong and I did not go out that day and surf for a world record or to win any XXL prize money," said McNamara via email. "I was out there because I live for big waves, it's what I love to do!! It is not necessary to have a Billabong panel measure it. There have already been quite a few educated professionals who have measured it anywhere between 60-110 feet!"

   

Kaz Sano. NovusSwell. A sweet eye treat. Here's Seth Moniz pulling a ludicrous stunt at Rocky's.

Kaz Sano. NovusSwell. Rocky Point Session with Kaito, Josh, Seth, and Loa (02-26-2013).

   

Tuesday was Postponed. Monday, JJF wins his Round 1 of Quiksilver Pro as comp gets hot

John John Florence © ASP/Kirstin

Top 34 Light Up Season-Opening Day at Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

5 March, 2013 Australia time :  The world’s best surfers donned the competitor’s singlet for this first time this season as Round 1 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover was completed in clean two-to-three foot at Rainbow Bay. Event No. 1 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will set the tone for the world’s best surfers this season and if the performances of today are any indication, the talent pool amongst this year’s ASP Top 34 runs historically deep....

   

Quiksilver Pro 11am Start Gold Coast time 3pm HI time.

The World Champ pictured will have to surf the death round 2 tomorrow. Wilko beat the heat.

RAINBOW BAY, Queensland/Australia (Tuesday, March 5, 2013) – The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, Event No. 1 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), will commence competition at 11am.

When men’s competition commences, up first will be defending Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast champion Taj Burrow (AUS), 34, against Bede Durbidge (AUS), 30, and Raoni Monteiro (BRA), 30, in Heat 1 of Round 1.

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS and RESULTS so far:

   

Ben Player wins the GoPro Pipe Challenge 2013

Ben Player has conquered the GoPro Pipe Challenge 2013, after defeating Jeff Hubbard, Pierre-Louis Costes and Dave Hubbard, in pumping 8-10 foot waves, at Banzai Pipeline.


Player secured the maiden victory in the dying minutes of the final. He posted an excellent score of 8.75 early in the final for a deep set wave barrel on a left and finished it off with a looping roll.

   

A small tribute to the first surfers on earth... The dolphins!

Ocean Defender has some of thee best Photos loaded up for your inspiration. It helps to bring attention to how vital the Ocean is to our entire lives.

Ocean Defender is a company based on Maui, with global affiliates and partners. We strive to initiate a conscious movement focused on saving and restoring our precious marine resources.

We stand for the protection and preservation of all marine life on Planet Earth, through awareness, education and conservation efforts...

   

Meet Seabass

Despite the events of the past couple months, Sebastian “Seabass” Zietz is still the same outgoing, three-thumbed, dance-machine from Kauai that the surf community knows and loves – he’s just added a few new facts to his Wikipedia page: Triple Crown champion and a member of the ASP World Tour. One was the springboard unto the other.

   

1st stop of the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour - Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast

The world’s best male and female surfers have arrived on Australia’s Gold Coast for the commencement of the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) with the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover scheduled to begin on Saturday.

Joel Parkinson (AUS), 31, reigning ASP World Champion and former Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast event champion, looked relaxed as he joked with media and the other surfers. Parkinson admitted that he’s feeling less pressure and looking forward to using a relaxed approach to the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour season with hopes of replicating last year’s success.

   

Good swell forecast for Quiksilver, Roxy Pros...

Action-packed weekend likely for Quiksilver & Roxy Pros

Surf News, 27 February, 2013 The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro’s presented by Land Rover are likely to commence this weekend with a promising swell set to arrive on cue for the opening 2013 events of the ASP Men’s and Women’s World Championship Tours. Contest Director Jake Paterson (Aus) is anticipating an action packed weekend as the world’s best surfers commence their 2013 campaigns in the high performance waves on the southern end of Australia’s Gold Coast. “We have a great week of swell coming. It’s just a bit unfortunate at the moment that we have a big hole out the back of Snapper Rocks but fortunately for us, we have a great bank down at Rainbow Bay, so it looks like we are going to get away pretty early,” said Paterson.

   

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