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Pure magic Day 1 of Sunset Beach Pro

 

It was a magical day at Sunset Beach today, with a picture perfect Hawaiian day accompanied by giant but managable surf in the 12ft+ range (20ft plus faces). The perfect setting saw some spectacular action that took us all the way through the trials and through 6 heats of the 1st round in the Main Event. With mindblowing conditions and action to match, Sunset Beach once again legitimized itself as the ultimate opener for the Stand Up World Tour.

   

The 37th Annual Buffalo Big Board Surfing Classic

In 1976, the year of the nation’s bicentennial celebration and the height of a hawaiian renaissance, Polynesian Voyaging Canoe Hokulea’s set sail on its maiden voyage of cultural rediscovery to Tahiti. Buffalo Keaulana was the double-hulled canoe’s steersman.
After enduring 35 days beating in rough seas, drifting in doldrums, and dealing with others’ experimental ideas, Buffalo, 41 at the time emerged tested and toughened in his own sense of self worth and Hawaiian culture.
On return to Makaha, Buffalo got a chance to steer his path in what originally was the pastime of Hawaii ali’i, Larry “The Weatherman’s” suggested that Buffalo start a big board surfing classic at Makaha. The idea struck home.
The classic became a collective expression of giving back to surfing and for 37 years has flourished under Buffalo’s sense of what’s right.

   

Epic. Surf. Clips.

 

From small rippable Val's, to heaving Mexican barrels.  Feast your eyes on some tasty surf vids. Have a fun (safe) weekend with the 15' NW!

   

Congrads to Hawaii's Hard Charger: Jamie Sterling for winning the hard core Nelscott Big Wave event.

Photo: Hallman: Jamie Sterling sets his line en route to a win at Nelscott Reef off the Oregon coast.

While much of the attention of the surfing world was focused on the North Shore for the Volcom Pipe Pro, more than 2,000 miles away off the coast of Oregon the Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic was quietly coming to life. One of five events on schedule for the Big Wave World Tour (BWWT), the last time the Nelscott Reef event, which is now a paddle-only comp, ran was in 2010. Amid solid 20-foot sets breaking nearly a half-mile out to sea, Hawaiian Jamie Sterling edged out the likes of Greg Long, Gabrial Villaran, Aaron Ungerleider, Jao De Macedo, and Ben Wilkinson in the Final to take the win.

   

Your last chance to make a donation for Valentine’s Day to give that special someone, and our oceans, some love!

Why not give a gift that says I love you and the beach too? Make a $33 donation in honor of your Valentine and we’ll send her a Kai O Aloha (Ocean of Love) Plumeria Heart necklace hand-crafted by Hawaiian artist Leighton Lam. The necklace features a 24K gold plated and frost finished pendant on an 18" gold plated chain.
 
Not only will your Valentine love this unique gift, your beach will too-your donation will go directly to support our network of volunteer activists, our 84 grassroots chapters and their ongoing work to protect and preserve our oceans, waves and beaches.
   

Kelly Slater's, "Urban Jungle"

 

Join Kelly Slater weaving his way through urban chaos and remote jungle in search of perfection on Bali and its neighboring islands.

   

New Face at Save The Waves in 2013

Save The Waves Coalition is excited to announce that it has hired a new Executive Director, Nik Strong-Cvetich, to join the Save The Waves team beginning in February 2013. Nik has extensive experience in leading, designing, developing and growing environmental programs for small non-profits. “We are extremely happy to have Nik on board. His passion for the mission and background with environmental program leadership will help grow the impact of Save The Waves,” says current Executive Director Dean LaTourrette.

   

Portuguese scientists set McNamara's wave at 111.5 feet

Scientists from a Portuguese university say that the 2013 Nazaré wave by Garrett McNamara has reached 111.5 feet (34 meters).


The first analysis of the wave ridden by Garrett McNamara was made by researchers at the Faculty of Human Kinetics of the Technical University of Lisbon.

The initial measurement is believed to set the wave at 34 meters (111.5 feet), which would definitely improve the record set in November 2011.

   

FLORENCE WINS THIRD CONSECUTIVE TITLE AT VOLCOM PIPE PRO

John John Florence today claimed his third consecutive Volcom Pipe Pro title at the Banzai Pipeline, eliminating Chris Ward (San Clemente, Ca., USA), Josh Kerr (AUS), and Olamana Eleogram (Maui) in the final. Perhaps the truest testament to the uncanny surfing talent of this 20-year-old is the reliability with which he can produce world class performances, given all the unpredictability of the ocean and competitive heats. With two mind-blowing days of barrels and an extra $20,000 in his pocket, Florence now departs his modest beachfront home on the shores of Pipeline in pursuit of the 2013 ASP World Title. The Volcom Pipe Pro is a 5-star rated ASP event, but does not count towards the world title rankings.

   

450pm: John John wins it for the 3rd time! On Friday: Florence delivers performance of the Winter at Volcom Pipe Pro

Surf News, Saturday February 2, 2013 :  Pipeline was an insane barrell-fest. A wonderful amabassador of the sport.  All eyes were on Pipeline's favorite son John John Florence at the Volcom Pipe Pro the entire event. In 2nd place, Chris Ward from California. In 3rd place Josh Kerr originally from Australia. In 4th was Hana's Ola Eleogram. 58k went to the Sion Milosky Foundation. It was an epic contest once again;  a perfect pairing of phenomenal waves and supernatural talent unfolded before a highly charged beach crowd. The full story coming later tonight. Mahalo.

   

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