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Industry News + Kelly Slater's new brand - Outer Known - launching soon

We know you like the industry stuff but pretend you don’t. You love the back-channeling that exists in the surf industry as much as we do. Here’s what we’re hearing…

While it’s still a while from launching, Kelly Slater’s new brand is called Outer Known. This will be the third surf brand for the Kering Group but, aesthetically and philosophically, it will be kept away from Electric and Volcom. Interestingly, Kelly also rides for Electric but won’t be rocking stickers and, while his brand is tuning up, he’s been spotted: Wearing Volcom. Kering Group, head to toe.


Global warming means shark attacks are forecast to rise

How’s your anxiety-level when it comes to global warming? (note, correct answer should read: “skyrocketing”) Rising seas, famines, droughts, killer storms—Lord knows, there’s plenty to fear already, even without the increased threat of shark attacks in coming years.


Ends Thursday...Dont miss it! The 7th Annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival has begun!

Happenning July 5-31 at a one of a kind venue that bring the surf and ocean community together.

See the best in new and classic surf films from the four corners of the earth with our month-long ode to the ocean. This year we present our biggest line-up ever with 52 shorts and features that explore surfing’s heritage and ever-expanding horizons....


The Ripple Effect Episode 1 The Brothers Witzig

The Ripple Effect: This new series from Red Bull brings a really fresh, contemporary edge to the surf history genre. The series profiles four game changers in surf history who have been overlooked, but who have significantly altered the trajectory of surfing in some way.

The first episode of The Ripple Effect features surf media pioneers, The Witzig Brothers who have added to the rich landscape of surfing through their films, photos and magazine articles. John Witzig was co-founder of Tracks Magazine and the pair have continued to pave the way for generations to follow....


Makua Rothman claims Billabong Pico Alto in Peru in 15-25' surf

Finals podium © Grupo Firbas

Rothman Wins Billabong Pico Alto Big Wave Event

Surf News, 3 July, Pico Alto, Peru - Hawaiian Makua Rothman claimed victory today at the Billabong Pico Alto event in Peru, battling GIANT-foot surf and a field of the world’s best watermen to take out the first event of the 2014/2015 ASP BWWT season. Rothman’s “go-for-broke” approach in the Final saw the young Hawaiian net the highest scores of the entire event, showcasing commitment, strength and confidence in the shifting 30’-40’ foot faces (15-25' Hawaiian scale).


Check these 5 great surf trips to beat the summer doldrums


A boat trip is something that every surfer wants to do. It’s a sort of rite of passage for anyone that dreams of perfect, empty waves with nothing but a few friends and crystal clear water. There’s just something about the idea of a bunch of friends cruising up to a perfect wave, surfing all day, then retiring for a sunset aboard a gently rocking vessel, beers in hand and sunburns galore. But before you start planning, there are a few spots you need to know about.


Torrey Meister © Mr Price Pro Air Show. Pic:Cestari

Airshow continues at Mr. Price Pro Ballito.

Lower tide and onshore breeze provides great ramps

2 July, 2014 - Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal - The airshow continued on day three of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Prime rated Mr Price Pro Ballito, that saw the world’s best aerialists take their surfing above-the-lip, in the prestigious R2.5 Million competition. High tide conditions delayed the start until 9:30 when the final four heats of the Round of 48 were completed, followed by four heats of the No-Loser Round of 24...


Ceremony set to honor hall of famer Carissa Moore

Pic: Carissa Moore © ASP/Kirstin

Surfers’ Hall of Fame inductee Carissa Moore

Surf News, 30 June, Huntington Beach - In the middle of an exciting world title chase, 2014 Surfers’ Hall of Fame inductee Carissa Moore will have a special ceremony held in her honor on Friday, July 25 at 10 a.m. The tentative schedule for the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, an ASP Women’s World Tour event, shows Carissa paddling out for a heat at the time she would be inducted, hence the “early” ceremony one week prior to the more traditional event. Bob Hurley, founder of Hurley, will be presenting the Surfers’ Hall of Fame Trophy to Carissa Moore and speaking at the July 25 ceremony....


Waves much bigger than this are coming Thursday so its Game ON!

Green Alert: Big Wave Event Live, Thursday in Peru.

Flights are booked, and boards are shipped. As a projected 35-to-40-foot ocean swell moves toward South America, the ASP Big Wave World Tour (BWWT) has called a green alert for the Billabong Pico Alto, Peru. The event, which will be the first of the 2014/2015 season, is set to start Thursday, July 3, at 7:00 AM local time (PET)/5:00 AM PST, and will stream LIVE on this site....


Local boyz Layer & Koehne sign onto Dakine.

Stephen Koehne © Dakine

27 June- On the heels of Dakine's announcment that the brand was expanding into the clothing market, Dakine today named Albee Layer and Stephen Koehne as team riders. Both Hawaiian, the team riders are known as standouts in heavy surf.

Albee Layer grew up on Maui very close to where Dakine originated in 1979 and has been a team rider since he was a little grom. Over the years, Albee has defied the industry by living on an outer island without a big apparel sponsor, but has still managed to create a global fan base. He is the winner of the 2nd Annual Innersection and pocketed $100K! Albee is one of the biggest standouts when paddle surfing massive Jaws, Maui and he is the STILL the only surfer to complete a Ollie Oop 720. Albee’s ability to surf 2’ to 50’ can only be matched by a few other athletes on this planet!


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