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THE ISLE 2: EPISODE ONE. Matt Meola nearly dies. A game changer.

You think Ala Moana Bowls was big the past 5 days? Check out One of the biggest Lefts ever caught out at Peahi's...about 30'... with tons of water converging ontop of Matt Meola on impact.

The first episode of season 2 follows Matt Meola, Albee Layer, John John Florence and the rest of their crew as they prepare for the end of the year swell at Jaws. Watch as Matt Meola gets buried by the wave that nearly takes his life.

Video: Dan Norkunas | Jon Spenser
Music: Caul | The Cruxshadows | Knee High Fox | Simon Wilkinson
   

The first south swell of the season has NOT been disappointing

The south swell has finally arrived and is showing signs of possibly being one of the best swells of the whole summer.

With swells like this lighting up an island chain, the only dilemma is deciding where to surf given the direction, the tides, and of course the crowds.

   

The ocean has been full of energy and waves, but what else is out there?

There are over 470 species of sharks and they have been living on Planet Earth for 420 million years.


The smallest shark - the dwarf lantern shark - is only 17 centimeters (6.7 inches) in length, while the whale shark is the largest specie in the world, with approximately 12 meters (39 feet).

Sharks live in all oceans down to depths of 2,000 meters (6,600 feet). Usually, they do not live in freshwater with the exception of the bull shark and river shark.

   

Jordy Smith Wins Billabong Rio Pro, Adriano de Souza Takes ASP WCT Rankings Lead. Kelly drops from 1st to 4th

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....

   

Billabong Rio Pro continues - Round 3 complete - 8 surfers left

 

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.

   

Team HIC wins Hawai'i Oakley Shop Challenge

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.

   

Teahupoo has been going off all week...here is the recap from the last 4 days of fury all in one convenient location

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.

   

There's no place like this place, period.

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.

   

A new legend is born: Koa Rothman onda do dia - Teahupoo, Tahiti - 13.05.2013

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.

   

Results are in for the Official kick off for the Summer of 2013 this past Memorial Day weekend!

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....

   

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