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....
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.
The Hawai'i Oakley Surf Shop Challenge is an annual team contest that pits Hawaii's local surf shops against each other for a chance to compete at the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge Championships in Bali.
This year at Ala Moana Bowls, Team HIC put on an impressive show and came out with the victory thanks to the combined efforts of shop employees Davin Jaime & Pauly Evangelista, and team riders Joel Centeio & Kekoa Cazimero.
As you read this, Teahupoo is big and perfect, it has been most of this week and will continue for a couple more weeks (yes, you heard right!). Below we'll be bringing you the latest photos, videos and quotes coming out of Tahiti.
If you’re sick of seeing giant Tahitian barrels and absolutely brutal wipeouts we can understand. But the swell keeps pumping at the End Of The Road and Brian Bielmann is still firing away from the channel so we ain’t stopping until a) the swell fades away b) Brian falls off the boat and into the drink c) There aren’t any more able bodied surfers to ride the waves. If anything, option c seems to be the most likely.
Teahupoo, May 2013 © XTreme
Xtreme Video Captures unreal Teahupoo Spit Spray Session 15 May, 2013 : Teahupoo on May 2013 with some of the best big wave riders: Laird Hamilton, Benjamin Sanchis, Raimana, Alain Riou, Koa Rothman... Big wave riders from the world over woke up after catching last minute flights to a massive Teahupoo that got bigger during the day. Koa Rothman picked up one of the bombs of the day. Laird, Raimana, Sancho all picked up some epic waves & it was an insane day of surfing Teahupoo's massive tubes! This monster swell will pop the Lanai buoy tonight at 20 seconds and rise all Thursday. Exact timing will be better known as the swell reaches out buoys. Stay tuned.
This whomper 12-18' SSW swell that hit Tahiti is on its way to Hawaii Thursday afternoon peaking Friday and Saturday about 1/3 of what you're lookin at. Still though, we will see plenty 4-6' waves and even higher for what will likely be the longest run of swell all summer (I hope we're wrong). Tahiti will see plenty more giant swell. Stay tuned. And in shape.
Surf was good on Saturday and tapered off from there but it didnt matter with all the energy and great performances in Hawaii's largest amateur surfing event...Check out the names of some of the best for 2013.
This years Surf Into Summer was a huge success and tons of fun for all. Mahalo to all those who surfed and all those who came out to join us for the Memorial Day weekend fun!
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of each division. Time to unleash the bragging!...click in....
Clay Marzo is one of the most talented surfers in the world. At twenty years old, he is sponsored by Quiksilver and is a member of the Young Guns, having been featured in Kelly Slater’s Young Guns II and III alongside other professional surfers including Adam Durrant and Dane Reynolds. He’s won the NSSA Open Men’s National Championship, Water Man of the Year in 2006, and was nominated for Maneuver of the Year in 2007 at the Surfer Poll Awards. He’s also the first to achieve a perfect score—all 10’s—at the NSSA.
HSA (Hawaii Surfing Association held it’s State Championships at Ala Moana Bowls this past week. Surfers surfed all season tried to qualified for this event. Waves were small and challenging with some heats only had few waves but kids were out there surfing their best. Thanks to Kaz and Novice Surf for the capture...
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