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Hawaii Surfing Championship 2014 kicks off in Honolulu

This last weekend, May 31 - June 1 at Kewalos Basin in Honolulu, HI, noRep Boardshorts hosted the first of a 3 event series dedicated to giving Hawaii pro surfers their very own local contest series.

It is surprising that Hawaii - the surf capital of the world - has no events to give local surfers a chance to qualify to major ASP events.

   

Thoughts on Gabriel Medina's win at the Fiji Pro and what it means for the future of surfing

They’re the ingredients of any world-beater. A maturity beyond your years; a stable character; a rock solid support crew; and an unflappable sense of self. Coupled with the pure, unadulterated surfing talent of the likes the World Tour hasn’t been seen in a long time and the instinct of a natural-born comp demon, and you’ve got somethin’ a-cookin’.

   

What the h*@l eats a great white shark?

 

Scientists in Australia tagged a healthy 9-foot great white shark as part of program to track these animals. Four months later they found the tracking device washed up on a beach. Something—something really big—had eaten this apex predator. But what creature could dine on such ferocious prey?

   

EIGHT THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT CLOUDBREAK - By Stab Mag

Since the Fijian Government peeled back the bubble wrap on its formally protected golden child in 2010, the mystique surrounding Cloudbreak and exclusivity to guests of Tavarua was lifted. For the first time since the resort opened back in the 80s, the wave was open for biz. The real floodgates were opened, howevs, when the 15-foot Black Friday swell rolled into town during the 2012 Volcom Fiji Pro, and we embraced freedom. To think that those waves would’ve gone unridden if it weren’t for open decree was reason enough for celebration. While we’re here, let’s look at eight things you might not know about Cloudbreak.

   

Gabriel Medina beats Nat Young to claim Fiji Pro! Takes rating lead.

Photo:Medina © ASP/Robertson

Semis and final roll in three-to-five foot surf at Cloudbreak

Surf News, 5 June, Tavarua, Fiji - Gabriel Medina has won ASP Men's World Championship Tour event, the Fiji Pro in 3-to-5 foot surf at the primary venue of Cloudbreak. Medina logged a 18.40 heat score against Nat Young's 14.77 in an electric final which included Medina's near perfect 9.87....Full report coming.

   

2014 noRep Boardshorts Hawaii Surfing Championship a Huge Success

This last weekend, May 31 - June 1 at Kewalos Basin in Honolulu, HI, noRep Boardshorts hosted the first of a 3 event series dedicated to giving Hawaii pro surfers their very own local contest.It is surprising that Hawaii - the surf capital of the world - has no events to give local surfers a chance to qualify to major ASP events. Nelson Ahina III is one of the best long boarders in the world and if he wants to qualify for the World Longboard Tour, he needs to travel to Japan for a qualifier! Not to mention local surfers that can’t enter the Triple Crown because they can’t travel to the qualifying events....

   

Round1 in the books. Plus, Kelly Slater: insights on competition, the Tour...

Comp started around 1 pm HI time. Plus catch

10 questions with Kelly Slater by Dave Prodan

1 June, Kelly Slater has been surfing's "next best thing" for the past three decades. It's an accolade that has been earned both in and out of the jersey and an accomplishment that is unprecedented in all of sports. Now the 11-time World Champ heads to Fiji donning the yellow jersey once more. During the brief intermission between the Billabong Rio Pro and the Fiji Pro, Slater spoke with ASP about the road to Tavarua and lent some musings on the Tour and the surf culture at large...ASP GO Here

   

Checking in with Kiron Jabour

  

Born and bred on the North Shore of OahuHawaii, Kiron Jabour is what you’d call a “2 to 20” surfer, meaning he can surf in anything from 2-foot slop to 20-foot widow-makers. It’s an elite club, and members read like a who’s who of the surf world. Running with a crew led by John John Florence, Jabour and company push each other to the limit in waves of consequence—and have loads of fun in the small stuff.

   

Industry News - Olukai brand growing more supportive of native Hawaiian cultural practices

Eternally inspired by the strong tradition of giving an offering or tribute in Polynesian culture, OluKai is honored to announce the brand’s partnership with the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage of prestigious sailing canoes, the Hōkūleʻa and Hikiananlia, built with the same ingenuity that brought the first Polynesians to the archipelago of Hawaii.

   

There goes the neighborhood....

A company affiliated with Nick Woodman, founder and CEO of extreme-sports camera maker GoPro Inc., has purchased two properties on Hawaii's famed North Shore of Oahu, including a vacant lot that sold for a record $8.5 million.

   

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