Thursday, July 31, 2014 596-SURF , 596-WAVE , 922-BONG , 638-RUSH , 572-SURF(MAUI) , 241-SURF (KAUAI) , 324-RUSH (BIG ISLAND)
   
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Gabriel Medina beats Nat Young to claim Fiji Pro! Takes rating lead.

Photo:Medina © ASP/Robertson

Semis and final roll in three-to-five foot surf at Cloudbreak

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.

   

2014 noRep Boardshorts Hawaii Surfing Championship a Huge Success

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....

   

Round1 in the books. Plus, Kelly Slater: insights on competition, the Tour...

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

   

Checking in with Kiron Jabour

  

Born and bred on the North Shore of OahuHawaii, 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 members read like a who’s who of the surf world. Running with a crew led by 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.

   

Industry News - Olukai brand growing more supportive of native Hawaiian cultural practices

Eternally inspired by the strong tradition of giving an offering or tribute in Polynesian culture, OluKai is honored to announce the brand’s partnership with the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage of prestigious sailing canoes, the Hōkūleʻa and Hikiananlia, built with the same ingenuity that brought the first Polynesians to the archipelago of Hawaii.

   

There goes the neighborhood....

A company affiliated with Nick Woodman, founder and CEO of extreme-sports camera maker GoPro Inc., has purchased two properties on Hawaii's famed North Shore of Oahu, including a vacant lot that sold for a record $8.5 million.

   

Sally Fitzgibbons wins the Fiji Women's Pro

 

An epic Finals day at the Fiji Women's Pro, Stop No. 5 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT), saw Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) reign supreme and claim victory after a day of pumping surf at Cloudbreak. She went head-to-head with five-time ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) in their first match-up of the 2014 WCT season.

Fitzgibbons claimed her second WCT victory of the year after winning the Fiji Women’s Pro today. She will retain her ASP World No. 2 position after taking the win over Gilmore. The pair wasted little time in getting to their feet in the Final, catching small scores to kick off the heat.

   
   

World's best named for the ASP Big Wave World Tour schedule

The roster for the 2014/2015 ASP Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) season has been solidified, featuring the best big wave surfers on the planet as they compete across six international venues for the undisputed big wave surfing crown.

With the season split into two parts to take advantage of the Southern Hemisphere and Northern Hemisphere swell systems, the ASP BWWT Top 12 surfers will be joined by six international wildcards per event as well as six local wildcards to comprise the 24-man field. The 2014/2015 ASP BWWT Top 12 have been determined based off the previous season’s rankings.

   

Stand up paddling an Olympic sport?

When Laird’s publicist called us up and asked if we’d like to talk to Laird about his new StandUp Paddle line (he just left Australia after a week of promotion) we couldn’t help ourselves. So many questions! So many questions revolving around the word WHY. Why!??!?

But it turns out there’s rhyme to his reason, and Laird’s got bigger and better plans then we foresaw. This is how we got there.

   

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