Wednesday, September 03, 2014 596-SURF , 596-WAVE , 922-BONG , 638-RUSH , 572-SURF(MAUI) , 241-SURF (KAUAI) , 324-RUSH (BIG ISLAND)
Text Size

Who made it & who dropped off the tour?

Sebastien Ziets, Glenn Hall & Nat Young join the elite tour

The 2012 ASP World Championship Tour season has come to a close following yesterday’s culmination of the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons and the clinching of the 2012 ASP World Title by Joel Parkinson. While the world’s best surfers prepare for a well-deserved break before the start of the next season, the ASP has determined which surfers will contest for the 2013 ASP World Title:


"Beyond Sight" - The Derek Rabelo story

Amidst the small beautiful city of Guarapari, Brazil, Derek Rabelo's father prayed that his son would become a famous professional surfer.  His father named his son after the legendary Pipeline surfer Derek Ho, the embodiment of his dream.  Unfortunately on May 25th 1992, his prayer seemed unanswered when Derek was born blind.  Seventeen years later Derek decided that despite his blindness he still wanted to surf and that he wanted to surf Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu.  Through the encouragement of his parents, best friend, and surf coach, Derek embarked on a three-year journey of grueling mental, physical and spiritual training.  Join Derek as he perseveres towards his goal of surfing Pipeline and along the way inspires the best surfers in the world including Kelly Slater, Gerry Lopez, Tom Curren, Damien Hobgood, Derek Ho, Laird Hamilton, Lakey Peterson, Coco Ho, and the entire surfing world.  You will learn from Derek's story that the best journeys in life are walked by faith, and not by sight.  

The year of Parko. Our new ASP World Champ and Pipe Master.

14 December, 2012  "It's all over. it's done. it's surreal". Parko...the new World Champ and Pipe Master. The surf was less than perfect but still world class on most scales. The best surfed the heavy barrells with bravery.

Coming out on top after 4 runner ups over the last decade, Joel is wins most deserved.  Joel Parkinson (AUS), 31, claimed his maiden ASP World Title today at the final stop of the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) season, by winning the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons. The Billabong Pipe Masters was also the third and final leg of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series....



Jeff Hubbard (HAW) has won the 2012 IBA Encanto Pro in rampy 4-6 foot waves at Middles Beach today. The 2x World Champion defeated wildcard Ruben “Babby” Quinones (PR) in the final with a total heat score of 16.55 vs 12.70.

After the final Quinones was carried and cheered up the beach by his friends and fans as he flew the Puerto Rican flag with pride.

When asked about his road to the final, Hubbard explained: “I was in focus mode all day. I was trying not to think about the title race or be too distracted by Winnies performance. It was hard, because he was killing it.”


ASP Weekly Pulse

Welcome to the freshest edition of the ASP Weekly Pulse, where this week’s action-packed video newsletter begins with Taylor Jensen securing his second consecutive ASP World Longboard Title in China. In addition to the ASP WLT news, the ASP Weekly Pulse recaps Sebastian Zietz’s rampage to a Vans Triple Crown win and also gives an update on the ASP World Title scenario from the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons.


Talk Story Night - "Mr. Pipeline" Gerry Lopez - Dec. 12 @ Surfer the Bar

Gerry Lopez, aka Mr. Pipeline, is one of surfing's most highly sought-after gurus and we are ecstatic to welcome him to Surfer, The Bar, for the first time.  Born and raised in Honolulu, Gerry made a seamless transition to the North Shore and by the early '70's was dominating at Pipeline.


Pipeline Masters LAY DAY today + Day 2 recap


The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons has been called off for the day with small decreasing swell on offer at Pipeline.

Stop No. 10 of 10 on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Billabong Pipe Masters enjoyed classic conditions for the opening two days of the waiting period and event officials are anticipating a new swell to ignite the infamous reef later this week for a dramatic finish to competition.


The new 2012 Vans Triple Crown Champ from Kauai: Sebastian Zeitz

Classic moment for a classic surfer Seabastian Zeitz being carried up the beach Sunday morning! He's 100,000 dollars richer to help with the 2013 World Champianship tour! Here's more on this new up and coming talent.


Tom Curren in Concert TONIGHT at Surfer, the Bar. Get your tickets now.

Presented by BAMP and Surfer, The Bar  TKTS HERE

Tom Curren is acknowledged as one of surfing’s true geniuses and a soulful original. Curren has played a variety of instruments since fifteen. His drumming, bass, guitar, singing and composition take a form that reflects his unique personality. Famously reclusive, his musical gift was only recognized—although highly regarded—among a small enclave of musical celebrities.


Billabong Pipe Masters Pau for Sunday. Report coming soon. + Day 1 Recap

There are some mechanics that only work on Volkswagen TDIs. There are some doctors who only perform specific brain surgeries. There are some soldiers who only execute the most secretive of missions. And there are some surfers who only compete at Pipeline. They're all called specialists. It was a good day to be a specialist.

The Billabong Pipeline Masters is, itself, special. In addition to the normal ASP World Tour surfers, the Pipe event features over a dozen wildcards, many of whom are "pipe specialists," guys who live and die behind the curtain of this heavy wave. Most of them qualified by surfing the 5-star Volcom Pipe Pro last January.


Page 65 of 126