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
July 26th 2012, Kuta, Bali – Hawaiian charger Bethany Hamilton has been awarded a wildcard spot in the 2012 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Invitational. Hamilton, 22, from Kauai, Hawaii, will be the first-ever woman surfer to compete in the Rip Curl Cup (July 15 – August 26). The fearless goofy-footer, known for her exploits in powerful waves, is relishing the historic opportunity to surf against the best barrel riders on the planet at Bali's most revered wave.
"The Rip Curl Cup at Padang Padang is the longest running surf event in Indonesia so I am really stoked to get one of the wildcards." said Hamilton, who arrived in Bali on Tuesday night. "It should be super sick to just go and surf Padang Padang with three other guys. Even though that is a little intimidating, I am just really excited for one day of epic barrel riding."
Surfer Musician Haumoana is playing at Turtle Bay... August 4th. Should be a big event. He is from Rapa Nui and his new CD just made top ten in Tahiti...
This great singer song writer is a lefty who's gift is being brought to the world.
For his story GO HERE
For his Video GO HERE
Ten-time champ Jamie Mitchell steps aside opening men’s traditional paddleboard division. World-class surfers Rob Machado and Joel Parkinson test their wave riding skills in Ka’iwi Channel for first time. Growing women’s field to see strong competition. 2012 dedicated to George!
The 16th annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager are set to host nearly 300 men and women, representing the world’s top traditional (prone) and stand up paddleboarders (SUP) who will cross the infamous Ka’iwi Channel in a test of endurance and wave riding skills. On Sunday, July 29, 2012, athletes will cover 32 miles of open ocean between the Hawaiian Islands of Molokai and Oahu. They will battle strong currents and surf for hundreds of yards atop waves that can reach more than 12 feet. GO HERE
Iconic legend Andy Iron's live's on in our heart and minds and Axel...“Andy was an absolutely gifted individual. I’m lucky to have known him and had the times we had together. I feel blessed that we worked through the differences we had and I was able to learn what I’m made of because of Andy. I got to know a happy, funny, innocent kid who was happy to live every second with the people he loved. I’m so sad. My thoughts are with Bruce and Lyndie and their parents and all of his many friends around the world. It’s a huge and far too premature loss for all of us"...
Hawaii's Surf Source has a simple, clean Iphone App that'll give you easy browsing. You'll like the intuitive feel but most of all you'll like having the SNN content at your fingertips.
Thank you for waiting and for your support through millions of waves the last 3 decades. We plan on more upgrades and android App in Sept. Aloha, gq
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