Stephanie Gilmore © ASP / Rowland
Women’s Round 4 ON at Nike US Open of Surfing, Men’s and Junior to Follow
Surf News, 2 August, 2012 : The Nike US Open of Surfing, the final stop on the ASP Women’s WCT, is back on this morning in clean one-to-three foot waves and today’s schedule will see the ASP Top 17 take to the water for Round 4 action. The Nike US Open of Surfing, the final installment on the ASP Women’s WCT, has already played host to some dramatic action, as several of the ASP Top 17’s requalification campaigns rely directly on their performances in Huntington Beach.
Kelly Slater © Lalande
Surf is good and up as comp continues live on Wednesday. Watch on Oceanic 250 as World’s Best Flare Amidst Upsets at Nike US Open of Surfing...
Monday: Miguel Pupo (BRA), 20, led his fellow ASP WCT competitors by staying busy in his opening heat and relied on his refined aerial tactics to earn some of the day’s top scores. The Brazilian goofy footer launched one of the highest single-wave scores including a near-perfect 9.07 en route to the round’s high heat-total of 18.07 out of 20.
“I knew the waves were kind of slow and there was a long wait in between sets so I was getting everything I could,” Pupo said. “I was looking for the airs because, coming from Brazil, you learn how to get good scores in these types of waves.”
Clyde Aikau permeates surfing lore on all levels: Hawaiian surf royal, pro competitor, and Waimea big wave waterman. He spent years pulling surfers and tourists from Poseidon’s deadly clutches as a Waimea lifeguard. The Hawaiian regular footer was named a “Waikiki Surfing Legend” by the Duke Kahanamoku Foundation. Like his brother Eddie, he served as crew member on the Hokulea, a replica of the original Polynesian sailing canoe that made the journey from Tahiti to Hawaii. He won (and placed highly) in some of pro surfing’s most historic events and was even ranked as high as 12th on the World Championship Tour in 1976. And, of course, Clyde Aikau is member of one of Hawaii’s most legendary surfing families. Surfer the Bar DROP IN HERE
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Ezekial Lau © S. Yamamoto / ASP Japan
On a role...Hawaii's future is Ezekiel Lau crowned 2012 Billabong Pro Tahara Champion
Surf News, 29 July, 2012 : The ASP 4 Star event Billabong Pro Tahara presented by XPERIA Sony Smartphone, is the largest surfing event in Japan. The final and Day 5 of the event went off on schedule for the quarter, semis and grand finals. With clear skies and summer weather at Tahara this morning the conditions were 1 to 3 ft with clean conditions.
Semi finals was a great 25 minute international shown down with Masatoshi Ono (JPN) vs. Hairil Anwar (IND) in heat 1. Ono opens the exchange with a backside attack and scores 5.33. Anwar answers back with a excellent 8.50 for a front side air to take a early lead. Anwar furthers his lead and wins by 16.50 to Ono with a 9.03.
New Champions Crowned and Racers Battled to Defend Titles at 16th Annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World ChampionshipsAny paddler at the 16th annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager would agree that there were nearly 300 personal victories for those who completed the grueling 32-mile crossing of the Ka’iwi Channel, also known as the Channel of Bones. When the final race results were reported on Sunday, July 29, 2012, new course records were set, two champions successfully defended their titles, two new champions were crowned and three professional surfers including Rob Machado and Joel Parkinson tested their wave riding skills on wind-whipped waves from the shores of Molokai to Oahu. A record number of traditional and SUP paddlers participate in 2012 race.
Surf News : San Clemente, CALIF.- Imagine Surf, the San Clemente, California based performance driven stand up paddle board manufacturer, recently announced that it has engaged internationally-known big wave rider and stand up paddle board pioneer Dave Kalama as Vice President of Design and Innovation. Kalama will be responsible for all creative aspects of product development and innovation including research, design and development. He also represents Imagine Surf as brand ambassador.
We caught up with Dave for a few questions....
Welcome to Kook Paradise and enjoy the pleasures of 'relaxed' surfing.
Tin Ojeda and Danny Di Mauro have captured and edited a very cool and entertaining surf movie. "Kook Paradise" promises to be the most interesting film release of the year 2012.
You do not learn how to be the perfect surf kook. You simply are a kook, by definition and birth. That is why the footage delivered by Ojeda an Di Mauro is so revealing.
The art of "kookism" or "kookiness" is naive and hard to imitate and "Kook Paradise" easily gathers some of the finest examples. Surf socks, breathtaking warm-up exercises, innovative surf techniques, stylish haircuts and sexy surf poses are all in there.
Current ASP world number three surfer, Joel Parkinson is preparing to fly to Hawaii to contest the annual Molokai To Oahu Paddleboard World Championships on July 29. With surfing's ASP World Tour in the middle of a scheduled six-week break, Parkinson seized the opportunity to live out a long-held dream and compete in the prestigious race, which sees competitors paddle 32 miles across the "Channel of Bones" between the Hawaiian islands of Molokai and Oahu. "It's just something I've always wanted to do but never had the chance," says Parko. "It's a huge personal challenge, and there's just something really primal about just getting on a board and paddling to an island you can't even see over the horizon....
Defending Champ Kelly Slater © ASP/Rowland is in the water Monday.
Surf News, 30 July, 2012 : Huntington Beach, California/USA – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Prime rated Nike US Open of Surfing hosts nearly 30 elite ASP WCT surfers at Huntington Beach Pier as they do battle at one of surfing’s most prestigious events from July 28 to August 5.
The Nike US Open of Surfing is the sixth of nine ASP Prime events on the 2012 calendar and plays a crucial role in surfer’s qualification campaigns to join the 2013 ASP WCT.
Taj Burrow, Mick Fanning, Taylor Knox, Owen Wright are all out...GO LIVE HERE
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