Monday, April 21, 2014 596-SURF , 596-WAVE , 922-BONG , 638-RUSH , 572-SURF(MAUI) , 241-SURF (KAUAI) , 324-RUSH (BIG ISLAND)
   
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Smoke-Free Beaches for Honolulu...why not?

Take 30 seconds or less to let Honoulu City & County Council Members know you support Bill 72, which would create smoke-free beaches at designated locations in Honolulu. It’s working on the Big Island and it can work in Honolulu as well. Your voice in strong support of this bill is important. Send your testimony today for the Committee hearing scheduled for Tuesday, February 26 at 9 am. We’ve made it easy, click here to submit pre-prepared testimony you can edit, submit your own written testimony via the County on-line system www1.honolulu.gov/council/emailpsed.htm or fax it to 768-3827. Mahalo.

   

A Moment with Kelly Slater

For over 20 years, 11-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater's performance and innovation have dominated the discussion in surfing, just as he has won heats, media exposure and worldwide popularity. His first signature video, "Kelly Slater in Black and White" revolutionized traditional on-the-face surfing by introducing a loose, tailfree, above-the-lip approach mixed with elastic tube riding.

Taylor Steele, who started filming Slater for his seminal "Momentum" series videos in the early '90s and still works with him today, remembers a particularly remarkable Slater session he filmed in Barbados for his "Sipping Jetstreams" film. 

   

Oahu Surfer Profile - Dustin Barca

 

"The first time I met Barca, he was 14 years old. He just showed up on my front porch with a board bag. He said, 'Hey, Bruce and Andy said I could stay here.' He ended up on my couch for weeks," remembers X Games Surfing contributing photographer Jason Kenworthy.

For all intents and purposes, this is when Dustin Barca's life in the surf spotlight began. Coming up on the quiet, relative Hawaiian backwater that is Kauai's northern shore, he was caught of in the wave of Garden Isle talent that was soon to sweep the surf world. Barca would eventually join the Irons brothers on the road, qualifying for the ASP World Tour in 2009. Meanwhile, his childhood friends Rico Jimenez, Danny Fuller, Reef McIntosh and Aamion Goodwin were enjoying a multitude of free-surfing successes.

   

Dane Reynolds scores in Mex...at least someone is getting good surf right now!

Dane Reynolds killing Mexican point breaks in the latest video from Quiksilver.Dane Reynolds is known for his "go for broke" style of surfing that includes many experimental and aerial maneuvers.

   

Always innovative Dave Kelly of Hawaiin South Shore pumps out a new feature...

Hawaiian South Shore is serving up more than an amazing array of boards and accessories. Dave Kelly is a marketere extraordinaire. Check out this new video feature with ripper MC announcer Kaipo Guerrero. It covers a new best selling design and some ASP recap. You can link from the actual video. Cool.

   

...Meanwhile in Antarctica...s**t gets tense!

Anti-whaling activists called on Wednesday for Australia to send a naval vessel to the Southern Ocean after a confrontation in which they said a Japanese whaling ship collided with two of their protest vessels, damaging their flagship.

'The Nisshin Maru has rammed the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker, but both vessels continue to hold their positions,' Paul Watson, the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society which runs the protest boats, said in a statement.

   

Hawaii freediver attempts to tame a great white shark

Are Sharks vicious human-killing machines?

Freediver Ocean Ramsey shares a quiet moment with a Great White Shark to help change their image as vicious killers. While sharks kill a few people each year due mainly to mistaking them for one of their natural prey, dogs kill more  people than sharks. So do Elephants.

   

Article by Eve Pearce...A view point

Drug Abuse: An Overlooked Blight on the Surfing Community?

The issue of drugs in sport has been talked about time and again, with ongoing cases of high profile drug cheats being uncovered from Carl Lewis to Lance Armstrong.  However, the issue with drugs and surfing is a little more complex than athletes taking performance enhancing drugs to get to the top. Surfing is not just a sport, it’s a lifestyle. The surfing lifestyle has had a perceived image since the 1950’s and 60’s when it first came into the spotlight; the relaxed party scene where the sport and party atmosphere were one and the same. It seems as if the general view of the surfing community was for ‘happy go lucky’ spirits who simply like to follow the surf and have a good time. Recreational drugs have always been an unspoken yet widely accepted part of the culture, which is something which has changed over the last 25 years....

   

The Quiksilver Eddie eyes closing swell window

Twenty-eight years along in the life of The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau big wave invitational, we are reminded that what helps to make The Eddie great are often the times it doesn't run. For all these years Contest Director George Downing has maintained a strict 20-foot minimum wave requirement that has ensured the event only takes place on the most memorable of days at Waimea Bay. 

   
   

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