WHAT Brazil is to football, New Zealand to rugby union, Australia to rugby league, Cloudbreak Fiji is to surfing.
Its like a religion. Making that one stop at Tavarua Island to glide the unique wave is a dream for the elite in the sport. Jon Roseman described it best on the eve of the opening of the Volcom Fiji Pro.
It is the jewel in the crown, he enthused.
Cloudbreak is a world class wave known throughout the surfing world, so it only makes sense to bring the worlds best surfers here.
photo: Tavarua Island photo: Tom Carey...
There is potential for further extension from the current three-year license agreement.
“Our partnership with Volcom has grown over the last several years from their support of our athletes to the sponsoring of the ASP 5-Star Pipe event and now as a licensee for an ASP World Title event,” Brodie Carr, ASP Intl CEO, said.
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Author of award winning book “The Evolution of Freediving“, legendary spear fisherman and member of the United States Olympic Swim Team that competed in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. Sonny is an internationally acclaimed authority on free diving with a fascinating collection of equipment that includes original wooden goggles and early Hawaiian spearguns that influenced contemporary designs. SURFER THE BAR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS GO HERE
Big wave surfing is the ultimate celebration of extreme surfing. Challenging deadly waves in harsh weather and ocean conditions takes a very serious approach.
Big wave surfers are not interested in performance. Forget perfect cutbacks, stunning floaters or breathless aerial antics. The profile of a big wave rider is the result of several unparalleled personal characteristics.
Fear is always present in a 50-foot wave. Fear is the best way of managing the risk of paddling for a huge wave face, which doesn't tell you what is going to happen and how it is going to break.
Courtesy B4BC...Surfers Courtney Conlogue, Liz Clark, Sage Erickson, and Malia Manuel are all athlete ambassadors for Boarding for Breast Cancer.
By Colin Bane | ESPN.com
On Thursday, the non-profit breast cancer prevention and education organization Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) announced a revamped athlete ambassador program and its new roster of pro athlete partners, including surfers Courtney Conlogue, Liz Clark, Sage Erickson, and Malia Manuel; skateboarders Mimi Knoop and Allysha Bergado; snowboarders Elena Hight, Kimmy Fasani, and Hana Beaman; and wakeboarder Tarah Mikacich.
Surf News, 28 May, 2012 : - - Cloudbreak, Fiji – The world’s best surfers will return to idyllic breaks of Cloudbreak and Restaurants next week for the highly-anticipated Volcom Fiji Pro, running from June 3 – 15, 2012.
Event No. 4 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Volcom Fiji Pro returns the ASP Top 34 to the Fijian islands after a five-year hiatus, with the Australians currently lead the charge, occupying four of the Top 5 spots in the world.
Surf News, last week 24 May, 2012 : Bali, Indonesia -- The winning bid for 11-time World Champion surfer Kelly Slater’s surfboard was a whopping $4,000, which was matched as promised by another $4,000 from the champions own pocket for an $8,000 donation going to the ROLE Foundation, a Bali-based environmental organization that is actively engaged in the fight to clean up Bali.
We are proud to announce the 2012 Verizon Hawaii Surf Team gold medal achievement at the World Junior Surfing Championships in Panama this past April 22. Our young boys and girls very well earned this feat with a sweaty stretch to the finish line.
The celebration, Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 at the Koa Lanai located on the water’s edge at the Outrigger Canoe Club Waikiki. Festivities commence at 5:30pm with music, pupus, drinks, and a slideshow upon arrival; the night will end by 9:00pm.
photo: Matt Wilkinson © ASP / Smorigo
Surf News, 27 May, 2012 : Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro / Brazil -- In an all-Australian Final, Matt Wilkinson, 23, scored an outstanding 18.43 (out of a possible 20 points) for the event’s highest heat wave total to defeat Kai Otton, 32, in waves in the 3-5 foot range (1-1.5 meters) at the lefthand point break of Itauna, in Saquarema, Brazil. For his victory at the Quiksliver Saquarema Prime, Wilkinson takes home U$ 40,000 dollars in prize money and an additional 6,500 points towards his ASP World Ranking, which catapults him from 43rd place up to 17th.
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