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Will China become surfing's next frontier?

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.


Quiksilver Pro France finishes with legendary battles in epic conditions

The tour Dream Team??

Kelly Slater, reigning 11-time ASP World Champion, claimed his 51st elite tour victory today, besting Quiksilver’s wildcard Dane Reynolds in a hard-fought Final to take out the Quiksilver Pro France. Twenty years after his first professional win held in France, Kelly Slater adds the Quiksilver Pro France to his impressive list of achievements. Kelly got the trophy from 5 time world champion Stephanie Gilmore in front of an amazing crowd.


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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


Alana Blanchard Recaptures 2013 WCT Spot

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. 


The Women's ASP World Tour finished in August with the Nike US Open. There has not been a Women's Hawaiian Triple Crown for the past two years. And now the qualifying season has ended as well, confirming the 17 females who will surf the 2013 World Tour.


Arnette's "Multiple Personality Disorder"


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.


ASP Weekly Pulse



ASP Weekly Pulse, Tuesday, October 2, 2012

- Welcome to the latest edition of the ASP Weekly Pulse. This week’s video recap is action packed, with highlights from Bianca Buitendag’s victory at the SATA Airlines Azores Pro, a breakdown on the official roster for the 2013 ASP Women’s WCT, Early round highlights of the Quiksilver Pro France and an introduction to the Oakley ASP World Junior Championships! Enjoy, and send questions and comments to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Surfaid International Fundraiser Event


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


Take 5 with Dane Reynolds

Dane Reynolds and surf contests don't always mix.  Back in the days when he was competing full-time on the ASP world tour you could expect one-word mumbling answers at press conferences, late nights out before early morning match-ups, self-deprecating post-heat interviews with early round flame outs.  He needed an IV before the only final he ever made at the 2009 Hurley Pro at Trestles because he drank too much coffee throughout the day and got dehydrated. It was refreshing to see a happy and relaxed Dane during round one of the Quiksilver Pro France. ESPN caught up with him after he beat Joel Parkinson and Bede Durbidge to advance directly to round three.


Quiksilver Pro France - Day 3


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.






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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