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!
Coco Ho (HAW) will join a list of iconic athletes to grace the pages of ESPN Magazine's The Body Issue. The annual edition celebrates the best bodies in sports, sculpted from their respective playing fields. Ho, 23, isn't the first surfer to bare all for the flesh-fest; she joins the ranks of Kelly Slater, Stephanie Gilmore, Maya Gabeira, and Claire Bevilacqua, who have all bared skin for previous editions.
Duke Kahanamoku Beach is the number one beach in the 24th annual Top 10 Beach List, produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University.
Date: One Saturday morning in 1963.
Moment: Gerry Lopez surfs the Pipeline for his first time.
Location: Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu
On a calm morning in 1963, 15-year-old Gerry Lopez took his first tentative steps on what would become a long, winding road. He, along with his friend Tommy, were on a mission to surf Pipeline. Gerry Lopez had never surfed there before, and he was nervous. “It was a spot that, I guess, I was intimidated with at first,” he said. ”But I got to know it, and eventually became pretty comfortable there.”
The 2nd leg of the "noRep Boardshorts Hawaii Surfing Championship" was held this past weekend at Ala Moana Bowls.
The contest brought together some of the best local talent the island has to offer.
Waves were pretty small, but that didn't keep Makua Rothman, Isaiah Moniz or Kekoa Cazimero, among others, from ripping them....
Pic: Kai Lenny © Turtle Bay
Turtle Bay on O'ahu's fabled North Shore to become Official Resort of the SUP World Tour & Series
23 June, In a multi year commitment, Turtle Bay Resort has stepped up to become an Official Tour & Series Partner and establish itself not only as the Headquarters to the Waterman League, but also the Official Resort of both the Stand Up World Tour and Stand Up World Series...
Los Cabos Open of Surf
ASP 6-Star Men's and Women's event
Zippers, Los Cabos, Mexico
16 - 22 June 2014
Banting's win came over ASP WCT campaigner Dion Atkinson
22 June, Matt Banting (AUS), 19, and Coco Ho (HAW), 23, have won the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Los Cabos Open of Surf in excellent four-to-six foot waves at Zippers in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Matt Banting started strong in the Final at Zippers, opening his victory strike with a 7.00 in an all-Australian final. The Port Macquarie native built momentum throughout the heat and while fellow finalist Dion Atkinson (AUS), 28, fought hard for the win, he was unable to find the scores needed to surpass Banting.
On this special weekend reviving the stoke in surfers and igniting the stoke to new ones, join one of the two cleanups happening right here on the South Shore of Oahu. Diamond Head with Surfrider or Kaka'ako with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and crew.Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Malama Point Panic, and BAMP are hosting a cleanup at Point Panic at Kaka'ako Waterfront Park. Come celebrate clean beaches on Saturday as they clean Kaka'ako and Ala Moana Beach Park (ewa corner). Shuttles to Ala Moana available on 30 minute rotations. Check in starts at 9:30AM...
I had a thought last week. I was going to call that thought a profound insight, or possibly an epiphany, but in fear of being labeled a misguided mystic or possibly a wanker, it is better I say I had a thought.
There were two things that contributed to my thought last week: first, the East Coast of Tasmania was going off, and I couldn’t go. Second, I scored a goal playing soccer.
The Kamehameha Surf Team won their first overall team National Championship at the at the 2014 National Scholastic of Surfing Association (NSSA) Interscholastic Championships this past weekend. The team comprised of native Hawaiian student-athletes from Kamehameha Kapālama and Maui campuses was the only squad from the islands, competing against 16 schools from North America. This was the first time in NSSA history that a team made up entirely of kanaka maoli surfers won the NSSA National Interscholastic Championship title. Led by Imaikalani DeVault, 16, and Cayla Moore, 17, the Kamehameha Surf Team narrowly beat San Clemente High 110-107...
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