ASP Top 34 rookie Yadin Nicol standout on Day 1 of the event
Surf News, 16 September, 2012 : The 2012 Hurley Pro at Trestles kicked off competition today in two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at the iconic high-performance venue of Lower Trestles, bearing witness to a sensational day of surfing as the ASP Top 34 completed the opening round of competition. Stop No. 6 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Hurley Pro at Trestles marks a proven crucial stop in season, with the event victor ultimately winning the ASP World Title the past four years.
Kelly Slater (USA), 40, reigning 11-time ASP World Champion and defending five-time Hurley Pro at Trestles winner, built momentum throughout his opening heat to advance directly to Round 3 over fellow veterans Tiago Pires (PRT), 32, and Taylor Knox (USA), 40. Admittedly, Slater has been spending less time in the water lately, but showed no signs of fatigue in his dominant Round 1 performance.
"Electric Wilderness!" is the latest surf movie featuring Conner Coffin, Parker Coffin, Jack Freestone, Clay Marzo, Andrew Doheny and Dillon Perillo.
Watch the full length version of Analog’s newest surf video, Chromatic. Starring Nathan Fletcher and Chippa Wilson, if you’re a fan of big airs and even bigger barrels, take the 20+ minutes to view this bad boy now.
Surf News, 13 September, 2012 : 2012 brings an election year for America and another chance to “elect” the year’s top surfers in the 43rd annual SURFER Poll. Each year, SURFER Poll allows readers to cast their vote for their 10 favorite male and five favorite female athletes who will be honored during the exclusive awards ceremony at Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu during the Triple Crown of Surfing. The voting window is now open and extends until October 31st for the 2012 SURFER Poll, a tradition recognized as the only awards in surfing that are completely decided by YOU.
With summer ending, it won't be long until those first NPAC swells start filtering down to Hawaii. What better time to check out one of the North Shore's hardest charging surfers, Reef McIntosh.
The Shaka sign is the famous surfers' hand gesture. The story of the popular sign goes back to the roots of Hawaiian culture.
International Coastal Cleanup Day is a worldwide effort to reduce marine debris on coastlines while also educating participants about conservation, reduction of single use plastics, and more. Big Thanks to the Ocean Conservancy for promoting this event.
2012 is an important year for the Hurley Pro. Not just because Kelly Slater — the most dominant surfer of all time at Trestles — is chasing his 50th win. Not just because we’re at a turning point in a tight title race or the fact that we have great things in store on site and online. No. The truth is the 2012 Hurley Pro is important because we get to witness a revolution in the making. GO LIVE HERE
The most experienced tube riders in the world have enjoyed long, difficult, hollow, deep and perfect barrels. Who are they and how complicated is to get pitted?
Getting barreled in a wave is the ultimate dream of every surfer. If tube riding could be taught in the university, it would be the hardest exam. In this case, if you fail it's wipeout time over the falls.
Surfing the tube is a sensorial experience. Tube riders contemplate the cave with their eyes, hear the spray and power of wave with their ears, touch the wave face with their hand and even smell the salted flavour of ocean water when you're spitted.
The tube ride demands practice and quality waves, too. Usually, you're not allowed to get cover for a long time. The circular curtain of salted water is fast and demands timing and momentum.