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South America's best competitive surfer, Adriano De Souza wins 6-Star Billabong Pro J-Bay. Zeke Lau nails performance of career. p

Adriano De Souza © Roy Harley

Adriano De Souza edges past Frenchman Joan Duru to take Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay

 Surf News, 13 July, 2012 :  Jeffreys Bay -- Brazilian surfer Adriano De Souza has won the ASP 6-Star Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay defeating French surfer Joan Duru in small and difficult conditions in the Final with polished and dynamic surfing.

It was an icy winter day that dawned for the remaining competitors in the Billabong Pro J-Bay today, but with contestable waves running down the point, contest director Luke Egan showed no hesitation in sending the remaining competitors straight out into the water. “We’re going to crown a winner today, weather permitting,” said Egan.

   

How much is your leash a drag on your surfing?

When it comes to surf equipment, the leash is usually an afterthought. To some it’s a tangled, bothersome kook-cord, to others it’s a lifesaver. Regardless of its pros and cons, the leash is 6 feet of cord trailing behind you, and it’s essentially dead weight. Dead weight produces drag, making the leash the only piece of surf equipment not designed to improve performance on a wave. But just how much does a leash affect your surfing? Check out article from Surfer Magazine HERE

   

Rip Curl Gromsearch Goes Off at Kewalo Basin last weekend Saturday 7.7.12

The second stop of the 2012 Rip Curl GromSearch surf series proudly presented by H2O Overdrive went off this past Sunday July 8th. 88 frothing competitors were met by 3-5 foot clean off shore conditions at the South Shore of Oahu's grommet hot spot Kewalo Basin. Groms ranging from 16 years old to as young as 7, battled the consistent and rippable A-frame peak for the coveted GromSearch titles.

In the boys 16 and under division, the most seasoned and mature groms of the pack put on an amazing display of above the lip rotating aerials, as well as powerful arcs that threw mountains of spray with the howling wind. In the tightly competitive final heat, which was decided by a 1-point differential, Elijah Gates who was surfing up a division took home the big win! Coming up just short was Kaoli 'The Fylin' Hawaiian' Kahokuloa, who was going huge all event with Dorian Blanchard and Kai Matsumoto finishing 3rd and 4th respectively.

   

Final Day is ON. Zeke Lau is last Hawaiian standing into the semis. John John Florence goes straight up into rnd 4 but eliminated in the Billabong Pro JBay at Supertubes, 13 July Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

Image Credit: © ASP / Cestari

Phenomenal Surf Continues For Day 3 of The Billabong Pro J-Bay 2012.

John John Florence (pictured), current ASP World Tour #5 advanced into Round 5 of the Billabong Pro JBay at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa today.

In Round 3 Florence defeated Ola Eleogram (HAW), Shaun Joubert (RSA) and Nat Young with one of the mornings highest heat totals, an 18.60 points (out of a possible 20.00).

In Round 5 Florence placed second to Aritz Aranburu (EUK) narrowly defeating Conner Coffin (USA) by 0.16 of a point with a heat total of 15.16 to that of 15.00 set by Coffin and advancing into Round 5 where he will surf against Dale Staples (RSA) when competition resumes tomorrow. Zeke Lau and Sebastien Zeits are also into the top 16!

For more event details go to the event site on GO HERE

   

A few days left for the 5th Annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival

The fifth annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre.
Closing night for the fest, which will be running from Sat., July 7 to Wed., July 25, will salute legendary Hawaii surfer Gerry Lopez and late surf filmmaker Bud “Barracuda” Browne. The evening will feature a screening of Browne’s early 1970s silver screen classic Gone Surfin’.

   

CHINA UEMURA & 88 TEES 28th ANNUAL LONGBOARD SURFING CLASSIC TO BENEFIT: CHINA UEMURA’S SURFING FOUNDATION started Thursday thru Sunday.

Oahu south shore beach boy China Uemura has been involved with water sports all of his life. He can usually be found at his office at Ala Moana Beach Park (under a tent in front of the concession at the Kewalo's side of the park).

The people of Hawaii have sponsored China’s professional surfing career as he traveled the world in professional longboard surfing events representing Hawaii. In turn, he gives back to the community.

All contests that China hosts are non-profit charitable events. Over the years, the total funds he raised for charities exceeds $200,000.00. We should have some fun waist to chest high sets with clean offshores.

   

Bob Twogood asks a question: Reasonable or unreasonable? Compromising or uncompromising? See the issue here about Bill 11. Wednesday is the deadline.

Surfer Joe Teipel writes "speaking of friends like you and Gary with a big heart for ocean sports, THIS Wed. 7/12 is the hearing; it is a BIG one, affecting many beach and ocean-goers and businesses at some of Hawaii and America's best beaches; if you'd consider getting this vip news out on it asap!.....maybe you know Bob Twogood , whos is the real deal, been there at Kailua since the ground floor, teaching untold masses kamaiana and malihini alike how to paddle and so much more......hot interview topic?.......much mahalos, Surfer Joe.
here's the letter to your council person.

   

Sebastien Ziets (Hawaii) from Round 1 of the Billabong Pro JBay at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay,10 July in South Africa

Sebastien Ziets (HAW) (pictured) advanced into Round 2 of the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa today. In Round 1 Ziets posted a heat total of 14.34 points (out of a possible 20.00) to defeat Klee Strachan (RSA), Eric Geiselman (USA) and Luke Campbell (AUS). With the heat win Ziets advances into Round 2 when competition resumes.

   

Maui's Archie Kalepa gets some Talk Story time with you and Jodi Wilmot tonight, Thursday at Surfer the Bar

Photo: Aaron Huey

Big wave rider, Hawaiian Archie Kalepa Makes Ride of His Life: Record 187 Miles on Standup Paddleboard Through The Grand Canyon, Colorado River in 2009.
Journey Explored Connection between Native Hawaiians & American Indians.
This Thursday evening join us at surfer the Bar for a intimate 'Talk Stories' series and deep inside the amazing life of Archie. GO HERE

   

Round 3 just finished 715am HST.ASP Women’s World Title On The Line at Roxy Pro Biarritz.

COTE DES BASQUES, Biarritz/France  July 12, 2012 – The world’s best female surfers have congregated in the south of France this week for Event No. 6 of 7 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Roxy Pro Biarritz, taking place from July 10 – 14, 2012. They're 12 hours ahead of us in Hawaii.

The penultimate event on this year’s elite ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, the Roxy Pro Biarritz will play a vital role in both the determination of the 2012 ASP Women’s World Champion and the requalification campaigns of the world’s best female surfers.

Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 24, four-time ASP Women’s World Champion and current ASP Women’s World No. 1, has had a banner year in 2012, collecting two elite tour wins and placing in the Quarterfinals or better in each event thus far. While Gilmore has a chance to clinch the 2012 ASP Title in Biarritz, the young natural-footer is cautiously optimistic when discussing the possibility.

   

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