Wednesday, July 23, 2014 596-SURF , 596-WAVE , 922-BONG , 638-RUSH , 572-SURF(MAUI) , 241-SURF (KAUAI) , 324-RUSH (BIG ISLAND)
   
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Honolua Bay saved from development - crispy pointbreaks prevail

The state of Hawaii has allocated $20 million of their budget to purchase 280 acres of land surrounding Maui’s famed Honolua Bay from the Maui Land and Pineapple Company. Once finalized, the state will designate Honolua as a state park. The decision was met with enthusiastic cries of support by members of the Save Honolua Coalition, a group that has been pressuring the state to protect the land from a series of proposed developments, including a golf course and a series of luxury homes.

   

Surfer Profile - A day in the life of Stephen Koehne

Kauai's Stephen Koehne just dropped a video of him hunting huge fish and bigger barrels. The Kauai hunter trips through Tahiti, Pipeline and other environs searching out throaty barrels. Between pits Stephen gaffs huge fish and passes on the surfing tradition to his toddler.

   

Steep and Deep Pipeline Photo Challenge

Nathan Florence. Photo: Tony Heff

Professional Surfer Nathan Florence and Water Photographer Tony Heff honored the legacy of Sion Miloksy by winning the 2012-13 Steep and Deep Pipeline Photo Challenge. During its second year, this contest grew immensely. Participants submitted their sickest steep and deep shots from the water, land and aerial angles of Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor from November 2012-March 2013...

   

Is Hainan China the new surf city?

The World Surf Cities Network (WSCN)—a fledgling, tourism-focused organization based in Spain—is flirting with the idea of adding Hainan, a tropical island province off China’s south coast, to its list of world-class surf destinations. The other nine members are frothing, wave-stoked surf cultures such as the Gold Coast, Durban, and Hossegor. But what about Hainan? Well, sure, a handful of low-key pro events have been held there over the last few years, but not only is it off the radar of most surf trippers, it doesn’t even support a significant local surfing population.

   

Amateur surfer profile - Eala Stewart

Surfer profile of Eala Stewart, a young and upcoming ripper from Honolulu. He currently lives in a mango tree on the North Shore fine tuning his craft.... somebody sponsor this kid already!

   

60-second lesson on Tom Blake paddleboard

Photo: Tom Blake and Duke Kahanamoku

Tom Blake/Thomas Rogers Co. paddleboard from the late 1930s

Any Tom Blake Model is a must-have, but here without question is one of the finest we've ever seen. Constructed from lovely Philippine mahogany ( deck and bottom) with redwood rails and sealed with covered screws, this beauty is in original condition. The Thomas Rogers Company of Venice had the license to build Blake paddleboards from 1932 to 1939. This model was made during the end of their production as evidenced by use of Blake's "life-ring" brass drain plug. Quite simply the top of it's class. pre-auction estimate $10K- $15K...check out the video

   

Surfing finally arrives at X Games & Jordy Smith is the first to win Gold

 

Jordy Smith has conquered the first X Games gold medal, in the Real Surf competition. The South African surfer beated seven other pro surfers.


Surfing has been added to the X Games, in Foz do Iguaçu, with an innovative format: a panel of surf industry experts decides the best 60-second video edits by eight pro wave riders.

   

Watch "21 Days" as they follow Nat Young & Adriano De Souza get ready for Bells

 

The Rio Pro is on the horizon. Adriano has a home field advantage, and Nat has a score to settle.

In the second chapter of RedBull's 21 Days, we take an exclusive look into the lives of Nat Young and Adriano de Souza. A few weeks back, both of these gentlemen shook the world at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.

   

Surfer Profile - Kekoa Bacalsco

Yesterday
I lost my main sponsor not long after getting knocked off the World Tour in 2010. That wasn’t easy, but I’m really proud of how I handled it. For a while there, I literally had almost no money. I was still surfing all the time, but I had to find other ways to pay the bills. I got a job as a valet at a hotel in Waikiki, but I still wasn’t ready to give up on surfing as a career just because I got knocked off the Tour and lost my sponsors.

   

OluKai Launches Hawaiian Lifeguard Association 2013 Product Ceremony

As a long-standing partner and official footwear of the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association (HLA), OluKai is pleased to announce the unveiling of its performance footwear collaboration with the humble members of the HLA; an 18-month endeavor now being realized. Next month, OluKai will outfit over 450 lifeguards with shoes and sandals at a special in-store presentation. 

A portion of proceeds of the thoughtfully constructed HLA footwear goes to support the Junior Lifeguards, an ongoing component to OluKai’s prolific Giveback Program.

   

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