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Tuesday was Postponed. Monday, JJF wins his Round 1 of Quiksilver Pro as comp gets hot

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Top 34 Light Up Season-Opening Day at Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

5 March, 2013 Australia time :  The world’s best surfers donned the competitor’s singlet for this first time this season as Round 1 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover was completed in clean two-to-three foot at Rainbow Bay. Event No. 1 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will set the tone for the world’s best surfers this season and if the performances of today are any indication, the talent pool amongst this year’s ASP Top 34 runs historically deep....

   

Quiksilver Pro 11am Start Gold Coast time 3pm HI time.

The World Champ pictured will have to surf the death round 2 tomorrow. Wilko beat the heat.

RAINBOW BAY, Queensland/Australia (Tuesday, March 5, 2013) – The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, Event No. 1 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), will commence competition at 11am.

When men’s competition commences, up first will be defending Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast champion Taj Burrow (AUS), 34, against Bede Durbidge (AUS), 30, and Raoni Monteiro (BRA), 30, in Heat 1 of Round 1.

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS and RESULTS so far:

   

Ben Player wins the GoPro Pipe Challenge 2013

Ben Player has conquered the GoPro Pipe Challenge 2013, after defeating Jeff Hubbard, Pierre-Louis Costes and Dave Hubbard, in pumping 8-10 foot waves, at Banzai Pipeline.


Player secured the maiden victory in the dying minutes of the final. He posted an excellent score of 8.75 early in the final for a deep set wave barrel on a left and finished it off with a looping roll.

   

A small tribute to the first surfers on earth... The dolphins!

Ocean Defender has some of thee best Photos loaded up for your inspiration. It helps to bring attention to how vital the Ocean is to our entire lives.

Ocean Defender is a company based on Maui, with global affiliates and partners. We strive to initiate a conscious movement focused on saving and restoring our precious marine resources.

We stand for the protection and preservation of all marine life on Planet Earth, through awareness, education and conservation efforts...

   

Meet Seabass

Despite the events of the past couple months, Sebastian “Seabass” Zietz is still the same outgoing, three-thumbed, dance-machine from Kauai that the surf community knows and loves – he’s just added a few new facts to his Wikipedia page: Triple Crown champion and a member of the ASP World Tour. One was the springboard unto the other.

   

1st stop of the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour - Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast

The world’s best male and female surfers have arrived on Australia’s Gold Coast for the commencement of the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) with the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover scheduled to begin on Saturday.

Joel Parkinson (AUS), 31, reigning ASP World Champion and former Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast event champion, looked relaxed as he joked with media and the other surfers. Parkinson admitted that he’s feeling less pressure and looking forward to using a relaxed approach to the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour season with hopes of replicating last year’s success.

   

Good swell forecast for Quiksilver, Roxy Pros...

Action-packed weekend likely for Quiksilver & Roxy Pros

Surf News, 27 February, 2013 The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro’s presented by Land Rover are likely to commence this weekend with a promising swell set to arrive on cue for the opening 2013 events of the ASP Men’s and Women’s World Championship Tours. Contest Director Jake Paterson (Aus) is anticipating an action packed weekend as the world’s best surfers commence their 2013 campaigns in the high performance waves on the southern end of Australia’s Gold Coast. “We have a great week of swell coming. It’s just a bit unfortunate at the moment that we have a big hole out the back of Snapper Rocks but fortunately for us, we have a great bank down at Rainbow Bay, so it looks like we are going to get away pretty early,” said Paterson.

   

New big wave surf movie documents Jaws & Mavs and the hellmen charging them

Core film crew follow heavy-water users into giant sessions

Powerlines Productions, Big Wave Filmmakers since 1994, deliver their latest project,'Super Natural.' The documentary film takes audiences on a tour with some of the best big wave surfers in the world riding giant waves from powerful Pacific winter storm systems. Filmed during the epic El Niño and La Niña winter seasons the movie takes viewers on an insiders journey to the fabled big wave breaks of Maui's Pe'ahi (Jaws) and Northern California's Mavericks.

   

Thanks to all who joined Turtle Bay Resort Saturday.. giving back to the NorthShore.

 Mahalo! Meet at Turtle Bay West Lawn (Follow Blue Flags)
Join the Beach Clean Up Hosted by Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii!
Sponsors:Surfrider,Turtle Bay,Wanderlust
Find hidden glass bottles during the clean up to win prizes!
Prizes include:
Tickets to ALO Concert
Tickets to Wanderlust on Sunday
Clothing from Patagonia, Hurly and Quiksilver for the kids!

   

Paradise is a shorebreak...check Stab Mags interview with Clark Little

While the true world thunders by, Clark Little is happy documenting the moment when waves extinguish. Have you seen the way that sand scoops up through the turquoise face of a shorebreak? Or, the way the sun dances on the wall just before detonation? Scary and pretty, all at once! It’s kinda captivating. That’s Clark’s zone. He’s been capturing condensed slices of violence and beauty in shorebreaks since 2005. Some mainstream recognition (National Geographic, thanks) and a successful gallery and website have since become his full-time game. Ain’t that something special? When Stab called to discuss such things, Clark was “Chewing on some beef jerky, editing some pictures, and just living the life, y’know?” STAB MAG HERE

   

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