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The Hawaii Summer surf season officially begins each year with the Surf Into Summer Contest at Magic Island's Ala Moana Bowls. Three hundred and twenty five of the states top amateur competitors will be competed for trophies, prizes and bragging rights in what is considered Hawaii's premier amateur surf event. The contest showcases male and female talent, from keiki to Seniors, competing on shortboards, longboards and bodyboards.
T&C Surf is stoked to announce the 15th Annual T&C Surf / Surfer MagazineGrom Contest presented by Genki Sushi.
The event gives surfers age 12 and younger the opportunity to compete at one of the South Shore's premier surf breaks. Groms take to the waves at Queen's surf break in the shadow of the legendary Duke Kahanamoku statue at Kuhio Beach. T&C Surf produces the event each year to introduce young surfers to the world of competitive surfing in a less-intense setting. Only surfers age 12 and younger who are not ranked in NSSA or HASA standings are eligible.
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BARRA DA TIJUCA, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Wednesday, May 16, 2012) – Hawaiian surfer, John John Florence 19, has won his maiden ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) World Championship Tour event, taking out the Billabong Rio Pro over Joel Parkinson (AUS), 31, in barreling three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Barra da Tijuca.
Florence, who is competing in his rookie year on the Men's Tour, proved unstoppable on the final day of competition, topping prodigious Australian talent, Julian Wilson (AUS), 23, Josh Kerr (AUS), 27, and then Parkinson, on his way to the victory dais.
A surfing professor, a man who has lived a total ocean life. It begins with a small boy growing up on the coast of Southern California, where his life is shaped by the sea in every way--emotionally, athletically, professionally, and spritually. It is a story of a surfer who wanted to become an oceanograher, and did. Ricky Grigg's life is one of adventure, from Legendary big-wave surfing to deep diving to oceanography.
John John Florence of Oahu, Hawaii (pictured) proved a standout in the powerful beach break conditions winning the Billabong Rio Pro on Thursday May 16, 2012. More details coming.
Image Credit: © ASP/ Kirstin.
Twenty-three years after we started the fight to preserve the surf break at Ma’alaea we succeeded. It is now saved.
To put that amount of time into perspective, Surfrider Foundation came into existence in 1984, twenty-eight years ago, and the campaign to preserve this wave has been going since 1990.
What was at stake was a wave called Freight Trains. The name refers to the speed of the wave... it's thought by many to be one of the world’s fastest waves on the planet.
BARRA DA TIJUCA, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Sunday, May 13, 2012) – Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 21, has taken out the Billabong Women’s Rio Pro over Coco Ho (HAW), 21, by a score of 14.10 to 14.03 in peaky one-to-three foot (.5 metre) waves at the primary venue of Barra da Tijuca.
With a number of enhancements being activated on the ASP World Tour this season, the ASP Judging Criteria has been refined to reflect the progression of the sport.
The ASP Judging Criteria for 2012 and beyond is as follows:
Surfers must perform to the ASP Judging Key Elements to maximize their scoring potential.
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