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French surfer donates kidney to Hawaiian friend

 

Stéphane Trawalter, a Californian surfer from France, is going to donate a kidney to a Hawaiian friend and Desert Storm Veteran.

Surfing is the center of this warm story. Stéphane Trawalter, a passionate surfer from the Alsace region of France, has moved to California looking for waves.

   

Stand Up World Tour Schedule for 2013 is announced

Another successful closes year for the Stand Up World Tour and we look ahead to 2013, the New Year will bring most of the same events back, but with some changes and exciting developments making for the most groundbreaking year yet for this World Championship Tour.

With the introduction of the Women's World Championship Tour that will run alongside the men's in Hawaii, Brazil, California and France, along with live broadcasts from all events, increased global TV airtime, launch of the new Stand Up World Tour rulebook and increase in prestige and impact at all events, 2013 promises to be the best yet. Click for the Tour.

   

Ready...Set...Volcom...Pipe Pro...call 596 SURF

It's ON...Day one starts 830am Thursday 1/31

Arising NW should peak at easy 6' midday with decent light ENE trades. It could see new lines from a much bigger swell late in the day.

The $130,000 VOLCOM PIPE PRO - a 5-star rated ASP event, will get underway at 8:30am HST this-morning after patiently waiting through four days of a 12-day holding period. The event requires a total of four days of great waves and with plenty of surf on tap, organizers can be selective.

Watch the Volcom Pipe Pro in person or on Oceanic 250 or Online LIVE HERE ( www.volcompipepro.com/)

Volcom is partnering with ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports, to bring the Volcom Pipe Pro and competitive surfing to a whole new audience. In addition to the traditional live broadcast, ESPN will be streaming the contest live in HD on ESPN3.com. This partnership will mark the first time that ESPN has streamed a live ASP surfing event.

   

Cast your vote for the Greatest Athlete of All Time

 

Action sports don't take place on neatly manicured lawns or AstroTurf. Instead, they happen on vert ramps and snow-topped mountains, behind the wheel and on the crest of a wave, at high miles per hour and even higher altitudes, producing enough broken bones and concussions to make an NFL player blush. Which action sports star demonstrates the greatest combination of athletic talent?

 

   

Kelly Slater & Angus Stone pitch in to help create the official soundtrack for Taylor Steele's "Here & Now" Surf film

  

A film shot entirely in one day. Follows the lives of surfers around the world -- including Kelly Slater, Dave Rastovich, Stephanie Gilmore, Jay Davies, Rob Machado, Conner Coffin, Peter Devries, Matt Meola, Albee Layer and more -- as they go about their day.

   

DEPARTURE DELAYED - A short film featuring John John Florence & friends in Hawaii

 

Departure & Delayed is a short film that shows you what John John and friends have been up to this winter.  Some of the most progressive surfing you will find is what.....

Crazy aerials that are beyond belief, unflappable composure in insane barrels, and even some secret spots that will blow your mind.

Surfing by John John Florence, Ivan Florence, Nathan Florence, Kiron Jabour, Koa Rothman and Matt Meola. Skating by Greyson Fletcher (Christian’s son). Filmed by Damien Robertson, Daniel Russo, Blake Kueny, and John John Florence. 

   

New Year's Eve Party at JAWS

2012 ended off with a nice size swell for the North Shore of the Hawaiian Islands. Big wave enthusiasts headed to Maui's North Shore to tackle Peahi 'Jaws' on the final day of 2012.  Schweitzersports posted highlights from the day which featured some big bombs but was, unfortunately, not big enough to run the Red Bull event. Keep your eyes focused on the Hawaiian Island chain as more swell heads their way.

   

Ezra Sitts Birthday Celebration at Surfer the Bar Sat Jan 5

Come out Saturday January 5th to Surfer the Bar at Turtle Bay for Ezz's Birthday Rager.

Ezra Sitt is a modern-day Hawaiian warrior. He is best known as the owner and operator of the Sunset Beach Jiu Jitsu Gym, where the Hawaii's best fighters train year-round and Championships Tour surfers train when “the circus” is in town. 

   

Mason & Coco Ho ripping at home

 

Just another day at home as Mason Ho kicks around the North Shore logging sessions in everything from small, fun Rocky Point to big, intimidating Pipeline & Backdoor. Guest appearances by the lovely Coco Ho and the mysterious CheeseBurger. Filming by Rory Pringle, dTrean & Marc Beaty.

   

Carlsbad, California's Taylor Knox has retired from World Tour competition after 22 years of circling the globe. At 41, Knox retires as the oldest surfer on tour, and, not surprisingly, one of the most respected.

Taylor on one of the most epic rides in Todos Santos history back in 1998.

His round 1 loss to local wildcard Billy Kemper at the ongoing Billabong Pipe Masters back in December cued his final exit, as close friends Mick Fanning, Kelly Slater, and Rob Machado chaired him up the beach following the loss.

   

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