Sunday, September 21, 2014 596-SURF , 596-WAVE , 922-BONG , 638-RUSH , 572-SURF(MAUI) , 241-SURF (KAUAI) , 324-RUSH (BIG ISLAND)
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The best tube riders of all time or at least 50 of them...

The most experienced tube riders in the world have enjoyed long, difficult, hollow, deep and perfect barrels. Who are they and how complicated is to get pitted?

Getting barreled in a wave is the ultimate dream of every surfer. If tube riding could be taught in the university, it would be the hardest exam. In this case, if you fail it's wipeout time over the falls.

Surfing the tube is a sensorial experience. Tube riders contemplate the cave with their eyes, hear the spray and power of wave with their ears, touch the wave face with their hand and even smell the salted flavour of ocean water when you're spitted.

The tube ride demands practice and quality waves, too. Usually, you're not allowed to get cover for a long time. The circular curtain of salted water is fast and demands timing and momentum.


A Place of Remembrance and vigilance

The 9/11 Memorial displays the names of the 2,982 men, women and children killed in the 9/11 attacks—in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon—and in the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing.Visualization by Squared Design Lab. ON ANY GIVEN DAY IN 2001, nearly 25,000 people departed on flights in the United States. On the early morning of September 11, 19 men associated with the Islamist extremist group al Qaeda under the direction of Osama bin Laden boarded four flights intending to hijack the planes and use them as weapons to destroy major American landmarks.American Airlines Flight 11 carried 76 passengers, nine flight attendants, two pilots, and five of the hijackers. About 15 minutes after takeoff, the plane was overtaken by the terrorists, who stabbed two flight attendants and a passenger...


Talk Story Series ftg MYLES PADACA – Professional Surfer, NIKE Surf Team Manager, Coach, hosted by Jodi Wilmott

Doors open at 6p | Talk Story at 8p
$5 suggested donation to charity
Myles Padaca began surfing at age 11 on the Big Island at quality breaks around Kalapana. Volcanic activity in the late 80s/early 90s eventually consumed those spots and Myles relocated to the North Shore of Oahu to pursue a pro surfing career. Over the next 15 years he became one of the most successful and respected surfers and big wave riders to come out of Hawaii, winning the internationally coveted Vans Triple Crown of Surfing in the winter of 2001, and appearing regularly as an invitee to the Quiksilver Eddie Aikau....


Who wants to see big, perfect Fiji again? You do!

Surf News : This footage is mesmerizing. Thanks to Nick Pollet for putting this awesome edit together. It’s hard to fathom how truly massive and perfect these waves are, particularly the wave at the 2:44 mark. Even if somebody was in position, I don’t know they would have wanted anything to do with that wave or if they did if they could even catch it. There is no doubt that this is the swell and conditions that will live on in history one of the greatest if not the greatest session of all time.

We posted blog titled the “Best Wave Never Ridden” back in June, but I’ve change my mind. The wave at 2:44 is hands down the biggest, best and most perfect wave never ridden.


Checkout this story about an unwanted Labor Day party guest


We all know sharks are out there, but pray to never run in to one, but 2 run-ins in the last couple weeks?  Check out the report of the most recent one this past Labor Day weekend out at Yokohama bay.  A free diver had an encounter with a 13 ft. tiger shark that tried to get his fish before he swam in.  At the end of the clip is another diver's encounter recently as well.  


Guess who is getting lickens' at the Wedge?

Surf News, 7 September, 2012 : - - The Wedge is an abnormality of a wave that occurs once or twice a summer in Newport Beach, California. Normally a bodysurfing spot too dangerous to surf, Jamie O'Brien challenged these waves during a massive south swell on September 1, 2012. This unique surf session showcased the extraordinary talent of one the world's top surfers at one of the most legendary breaks in the US. Watch the battle and hear from the master himself.


El Nino conditions likely to develop during September. Could mean more and bigger storms this winter.

Surf News, 6 September, 2012  ENSO-neutral conditions continued during August 2012 despite above-average sea surface temperatures (SST) across the eastern Pacific Ocean. Reflecting this warmth, most of the weekly Niño index values remained near +0.5°C. The oceanic heat content (average temperature in the upper 300m of the ocean) anomalies also remained elevated during the month, consistent with a large region of above-average temperatures at depth across the equatorial Pacific.


Duke gets his own YouTube channel, well, sort of

Surf News, 6 September, 2012 : Through education and outreach Surfing Heritage Foundation tells surfing's story and brings its rich lore to life. Now Surfing Heritage Foundation is making significant gains realizing its digital future by launching two innovative initiatives that will allow public access to their outstanding holdings of material documenting surf culture.

Surfing Heritage Foundation has the largest collection of surfboards, photographs, and artifacts relating to surf culture anywhere as well as a video oral history project preserving the legacy of the culture.

A new SHF TV Channel on YouTube presents films and video oral histories drawn from the extensive SHF digital film archive. The channel is also designed to encourage the public to share their own films by posting them to the site. These posts run the gamut from movies about favorite surf spots to "talk story" to surf music.


Banzai Betty's wrap up of the HIC Pro at the Dukes Oceanfest

The Dukes Oceanfest in Waikiki hosted the ASP Hawaiian Island Creations Pro Jr. Women. Surf was small but the girls ripped it up. Mahina Maeda, 16, from Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii won the check and the points.


Talk Story Series ftg Kirk Lee Aeder, hosted by Jodi Wilmott this Thursday night at Surfer the Bar

Doors open at 6p | Talk Story at 8p
$5 suggested donation to charity
From the Big Island of Hawaii, Kirk Aeder is an author and photographer specializing in scenic, sports, and lifestyle imagery. Kirk has been a contributing photographer/writer to Surfer Magazine since 1977. His work has graced a multitude of magazine covers. Kirk’s new book combines his photography and writing to tell the truly unique story of surfing legend Chris O’Rourke: CHILD OF THE STORM: How an Angry Young Man Formed a Bond With the Sea and Changed Our Lives Forever. Kirk will talk about his book and share the details of O’Rourke’s tragic yet redeeming life and why it’s a story we should know.


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