A US-based documentary maker’s permit to conduct shark research along the country’s coastline, including KZN’s south coast, was cancelled after a young surfer was killed by a great white Thursday 4/19.
The Key was the chumming to attract sharks.
Our sympathy for David Lilienfeld, a 20-year-old bodyboarder, who died after a 4-metre shark severed his right leg while he was in the water with his brother and friends at Kogel Bay – between Gordon’s Bay and Rooi Els.
Lilienfeld was in the water with his brother Gustav, 18, when the shark attacked.
Zolile Nqayi, spokesman for the Department of Environmental Affairs, said they had cancelled the permit allowing documentary maker Chris Fischer to film great white sharks along the country’s coastline.
Murasaki Quiksilver Open of Surfing will be the first ever official surfing event in South Korea and will take place at Jeju Island’s Mun Beach from June 14th-19th, 2012.
"The announcement of ASP Japan’s partnering with Murasaki Sports and Quiksilver on the forthcoming South Korean event is indicative of ASP’s goal to expand and develop professional surfing in these regions," Matt Wilson, ASP International Event Director, said.
Image Credit: © ASP/Robertson
Friday April 20 2012
Malia Manuel of Hawaii relished the powerful solid waves at Dee Why Point in Sydney Australia today winning her round three heat to advance to the quarter finals. Manuel scored an excellent 8.25 on this ride to defeat current world number 1 ranked surfer Stephanie Gilmore of Australia.
Surf News, 20 April update...Only 13 of the 31 Nations Competing in Panama Have Athletes Remaining in the Competition. Hawaii on top as of Friday but anything can happen.
While Peru was struggling, Hawaii and Australia situated themselves out front in the race for Team Gold and the IOC President’s Trophy. The Aussies have eight athletes remaining, while the Hawaiians have nine, including Koa Smith, who won one of the most exciting heats of the day. Smith relied on fierce, gouging turns on some of the choice waves of his heat, holding off a late-heat charge by Australia’s Eli Steele. Both surfers advanced.
Shane Dorian, Carlos Burle, Savannah Shaughnessy and Darryl "Flea" Virostko have taken the 2011/2012 Mavericks Awards. The event wasn't surfed at Half Moon Bay this year, but there were fearless big wave performances that should be highlighted.
Most of the winning rides came from two swells: January 4th–5th and February 8th-9th. The stand-out and big winner of the awards was Hawaii's Shane Dorian, taking three of the seven awards, including: Mavericks Barrel of the Year, Mavericks Bomb of the Year, and Mavericks Male Performance of the Year.
Great Video and some brave body boarders taking serious beatings... from Copacabana, BIG Brazil
Images of the swell from "Posto 5" The 2nd Video give perspective of the swell. Reminds us of our outer reefs...
A good one from Author: Jeff Mull of NOMLCreative and of course the Studs of the Show...Enjoy
Two of Hawaii’s Top Young Surfers Play Surf Version of H.O.R.S.E.
Zeke Lau and Keanu Asing, two of Hawaii’s most promising young professional surfers, recently added a new dynamic to the sport of surfing with the game of S.U.R.F. Held amid the rippable peaks of Pool Bars at Turtle Bay Resort, S.U.R.F. borrows its foundation from basketball’s game of H.O.R.S.E. in which each person tries to mimic their opponents maneuver, gaining a letter for every missed effort.
“It was a lot of fun doing the shoot and surfing with Zeke. We’ve been best friends for a while so we weren’t taking it too seriously,” said Asing. “But it was definitely a lot of fun.”
PIC:National Team supporters © ISA / Shawn Parkin
Picture Perfect Surf Fires For The World's Best Juniors
Day 3 of the DAKINE ISA World Junior Surfing Championships From Panama is ON
Round 1 of the Girls to Finish; Boys Round 2 and 3 to Take the Water Later in the Day
Surf News, 17 April, 2012 : A full day of action today will feature the finish of the first round of Girls competiton and the winners from early heats in the Boys divisions on Day 3 of the DAKINE ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Presented by Billabong. The waves are 3- to 5-feet with occasional corners, but with the incoming tide, the conditions will transform into the ideal long walls of Day 1 and 2.
Mahalo to all who were there for the biggest clean up in East Side history.
The epic event happenned April 22nd @ 9:30-1230 at Makapu’u Beach Park
The rest of the day its Sea Life Park.
Live Music, Great Food, Educational Tent, and all the other great attractions Sea Life Park has to offer.
Admission for clean up volunteers is $5 and $15 for general public when they bring a Coca-Cola product to recycle.
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