A board shaper’s passion to honor the roots of surfing is taking him coast to coast through June.
Tom Stone was an artist-in-residence in Washington, D.C. in May and Southern California in June, bringing the number of museums exhibiting his wooden surfboards to six.
Stone was recently featured on a BBC documentary. His works of art are in museums in Africa, Europe and the United States. Now Stone is in the process of selecting the boards he will take to the Smithsonian in New York.
Stone said he will haul blank boards and demonstrate his shaping skills before dozens of students to show how modern surfing got its start....Watch this KITV exclusive. GO HERE
They’re the ingredients of any world-beater. A maturity beyond your years; a stable character; a rock solid support crew; and an unflappable sense of self. Coupled with the pure, unadulterated surfing talent of the likes the World Tour hasn’t been seen in a long time and the instinct of a natural-born comp demon, and you’ve got somethin’ a-cookin’.
Photo:Medina © ASP/Robertson
Surf News, 5 June, Tavarua, Fiji - Gabriel Medina has won ASP Men's World Championship Tour event, the Fiji Pro in 3-to-5 foot surf at the primary venue of Cloudbreak. Medina logged a 18.40 heat score against Nat Young's 14.77 in an electric final which included Medina's near perfect 9.87....Full report coming.
This last weekend, May 31 - June 1 at Kewalos Basin in Honolulu, HI, noRep Boardshorts hosted the first of a 3 event series dedicated to giving Hawaii pro surfers their very own local contest.It is surprising that Hawaii - the surf capital of the world - has no events to give local surfers a chance to qualify to major ASP events. Nelson Ahina III is one of the best long boarders in the world and if he wants to qualify for the World Longboard Tour, he needs to travel to Japan for a qualifier! Not to mention local surfers that can’t enter the Triple Crown because they can’t travel to the qualifying events....
Comp started around 1 pm HI time. Plus catch
10 questions with Kelly Slater by Dave Prodan
1 June, Kelly Slater has been surfing's "next best thing" for the past three decades. It's an accolade that has been earned both in and out of the jersey and an accomplishment that is unprecedented in all of sports. Now the 11-time World Champ heads to Fiji donning the yellow jersey once more. During the brief intermission between the Billabong Rio Pro and the Fiji Pro, Slater spoke with ASP about the road to Tavarua and lent some musings on the Tour and the surf culture at large...ASP GO Here
Born and bred on the North Shore of John John Florence, Jabour and company push each other to the limit in waves of consequence—and have loads of fun in the small stuff. , , Kiron Jabour is what you’d call a “2 to 20” surfer, meaning he can surf in anything from 2-foot slop to 20-foot widow-makers. It’s an elite club, and read like a who’s who of the surf . Running with a crew led by
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