Kelly Slater © ASP/Kirstin
Rip Curl Pro Portugal Drama Goes Down in Thumping Supertubos
Surf News, 18 October, 2012 : The Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, has been called ON this morning. Rounds 4 and 5 as well as the Quarterfinals are on standby.
'It’s a solid four-to-six feet (1 – 1.5 metres) out there this morning and we’ll be commencing at 8:15am,' Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. 'It’s a bit rough, but there are some good sections and we anticipate a full day of competition. Round 3 is pau and Rounds 4 and 5 as well. Quarterfinals...
In this intimate portrayal of the relationship between surfing and the soul, Bear Woznick, along with cowriter Lou Aronica, shares his deep knowledge of the sport along with his spiritual vision on every page of DEEP IN THE WAVE.
An extremely accomplished waterman, Bear, who calls the sunny shores of Waikiki home, melds his decades of experience in the lineup with his own spiritual quest. Running the gauntlet of experiences a surfer can have, DEEP IN THE WAVE uses surfing as a metaphor to explain Bear’s special relationship with spirituality and God.
From taking you inside the shaping bay to accompanying the author as he describes the wave of his life, Bear’s portrayal of the beauty and power of the ocean is an inspiring one that truly showcases the profound meaning surfing has had on his life. Instead of standing on the shore with our toes dug into the surf, Bear takes us into the lineup—into the impact zone—to watch and wait, and, if need be, to paddle hard to survive....
Tom curren, one of the most respected and beloved surfers of his generation, has also turned in to a well rounded and talnted musician
Surf News, 15 October, 2012 - Through all these years surfing I have developed certain favorite surfers that I have grown to respect and admire – for their surfing ability or just because I liked them or what they had to offer in the way of a contribution to the lifestyle. Some for all those reasons. When I was younger I had my surf idols, such as Mickey Munoz, Mike Doyle and Phil Edwards. When I was at the top of my career there were contemporaries I held in high regard such as Gerry Lopez, Billy Hamilton and Jock Sutherland. Then, when that period was over, there were always young guys who came along that I thought had something special going on. Shaun Tomson, Mark Richards and Peter Townend are good examples.
Red Bull Stratos Project
In case you missed it; Heres Felix Baumgartner jumping from Space
Surf News, 16 October, 2012 - Felix Baumgartner earned his place in the history books on Sunday after overcoming concerns with the power for his visor heater that impaired his vision and nearly jeopardized the mission.
Tuesday October 16, 2012. Oakley ASP World Junior Championships
Hawaii's Ezekiel Lau placed 2nd in the Oakley World Pro Junior Championships at Keramas in Bali today. The powerful Sunset Beach surfer was a standout all event but went down in the final to Australian Jack Freestone. The final scores were Freestone - 13.83 to Lau's - 13.77, missing 1st place by a mere .07 points!! A tough loss? Or an outstanding run that highlights Zeke's talent and emerging dominance? Zeke no doubt put on a stellar performance, and ended up with a sensational result. All good things happening for the 18 year old Hawaiian who has two more years in this Pro Junior division but may well chase the ASP World Qualifying open Series given his great form and potential.
Photo:John John Florence © Rip Curl
Rip Curl Pro Portugal Completes Two Heats of Round 3...
Surf News, 15 October... The Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, completed the opening two heats of Round 3 today before calling competition off due to slowing conditions.
John John Florence (HAW), 19, ASP WCT No. 4, was victorious in the opening heat of the day, surviving a slow affair with Travis Logie (ZAF), 33. The talented Hawaiian, who suffered minor injuries two days ago while chasing a perfect hollow wave down the coast from Peniche, continued his impressive form at the Rip Curl Pro Portugal....
Aerial surfing has been gaining momentum in modern waves. Even in contests these days we see guys boosting and getting huge scores. Judges have started to recognize these maneuvers as part of a more porgressive surf style. In Portugal we have already seen some killer airs. So how does a surfer pull an aerial?
Saturday October 13th
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM ~ Keiki Contest: East side of Turtle Bay – the Na Kama Kai Challenge
11:30 AM ~ Prize-giving for the Keiki event
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ~ Check in for the Long Distance Race from Turtle Bay to Haleiwa (Hang Ten Bar)
12:00 PM ~ Briefing and Opening Pule for the event
1:00 PM ~ Start for the long distance race
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM ~ Finish line and Animation in Haleiwa
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ~ Dinner and awards at Surfer the Bar featuring music by Underground North Shore artist
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM ~ Live Music from Ernie Cruz....at SURFER the Bar!
World's Top 34 surfers preparing for a possible Weekend start.
The world’s best surfers have arrived in the sleepy, fishing hamlet of Peniche for Stop No. 8 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Portugal, held from October 10 – 21, 2012 at the infamous sand-bottom barrels of Supertubos.
Mick Fanning (AUS), 31, two-time ASP World Champion and current ASP WCT No. 3, was the frontrunner for the bulk of the 2012 season, but fell from first to third on the elite ratings after an uncharacteristic Round 2 exit in France last week.
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