Off the coast of the South China Sea, on the island of Hainan, stands a 1,600-square-foot “surf facility” in an area the Chinese Government hopes will soon become a major surfing destination. The island, complete with its tropical climate, swooping beaches, and surprisingly hospitable lineups, has plenty of potential for fulfilling the government’s grandiose dreams of creating a “Chinese Waikiki.” There’s only one problem: currently there is no real surf scene in China. There are more than 1.3 billion people living in the country and only a few dozen of them call themselves surfers. But if the hopes of the Chinese government and a few major players in the surf industry come to fruition, all of that could potentially change.
In the special video, check out this exclusive never before seen footage of John Florence on an off day at the Fiji Pro. With dangerously huge waves and only a few surfers allowed in the water, John manages to catch the barrel of our dreams in this epic clip. Experiencemore insanity in Vol. 2 of the Vans Get-N Classic surf film series, available at vanssurf.com/getnclassic.
Congratulations to Kauai girl Alana Blanchard.
"I've been on the WCT two times, and I'm excited to see all the girls again and travel with all the Hawaiian girls and just see everyone surfing at their best!" said an ecstatic Alana.
Arnette announces it's new web series, "Multiple Personality Disorder" It features 7 surfers from the Arnette team, including local boys Mason Ho, Freddy P, Zeke Lau, plus Ford Archbold, Nathan Fletcher, Josh Kerr & Chippa Wilson.
Benefit Night for SURFAID International
SURFAID is a non-profit humanitarian organization whose aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions connected to us through surfing.
Come meet Dr. Dave Jenkins, founder of SURFAID And enjoy light pupus
Raffle for Stand up Paddle Board and paddle (estimated value $1,000)
and other surf gear
October 11, 2012, from 7pm-9pm
Quiksilver Pro France -- Day 3 Highlights
Surf News- - The Quiksilver Pro France completed the final three heats of Round 1 this morning in shifting three-to-five foot barrels at La Graviere before calling competition off for the day. The event went on hold following Round 1 Sunday morning in hopes that conditions may once again become favorable with the rising tide.
THREE SURE-FIRE WAYS TO SURF BETTER TODAY
We caught up with Damie Hobgood recently while he was warming up for his heat in the France Pro, and asked him to give us some tips and insight into what it takes to rip in a contest, or for mere mortals like most of us, in the often crowded, crystal clear lineups here on Oahu. How to stand out in the crowd and let everyone know you came to surf. Here's what he said....
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