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lets check out Joli's Blog: From Teahupo'o, at the 'End of the Road'

Sea Spray at Teahupo'o © Joliphotos.com

Hi From Teahupoo, tahiti, at the 'End of the Road' | Slideshow

Surf News, 19 August, 2012 :  I'm once again I'm on the ground in Teahupo'o covering the Billabong Pro Tahiti which kicked off on Thursday. I've covered this event every year since it was the Black Pearl won by a young Andy Irons back in the late 90's and it's always a pleasure coming back to the little village of Teahupo'o at the End of the Road.

   

Drop in for Duke's OceanFest 2012. Here's the Event Calendar

Hit the beach and water all the way through next Sunday in the 11th Annual Dukes Oceanfest. For Saturday, August 18:

The Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation is responible for the continuing success of the OceanFest events. ODKF is a progressive, proactive organization whose board members are dedicated to serving Hawaii’s water sports community. The mission of the foundation is to support the development of individuals and organizations which perpetuate the spirit and legacy of Duke Kahanamoku.
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Event is OFF for the weekend. Clean Conditions Ramped Up Performance Levels at Billabong Pro Tahiti Day 2

Fred Patacchia Jnr (HAW) posts a near perfect 9-point ride. © ASP/ Kirstin

Hawaiian Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), a former finalist at Teahupo'o, has set up a Round 3 clash with another former Teahupo'o finalist, Aussie Mick Fanning (AUS), after Patacchia today defeated Bede Durbidge (AUS) 15.50 points to 9.67 points.

Freddy was looking solid, combining some nice tube rides with some searing rail carves, to completely dominate the heat over Durbidge, and along with rookie John John Florence (Haw), is flying the flag proudly for the Hawaiians.

Conditions may not be death-defying, but they are still spectacular for surfers competing in the 5th event of the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, The Billabong Pro, underway at Teahupo'o in Tahiti.

   

Day 2 is on for the Billabong Pro Tahiti in 3-5' SSW waves

John John Florence of Hawaii winning his round one heat at the Billabong Pro Tahiti

Billabong Pro Tahiti Round 2 kicks off with Round 3 on Standby

 Surf News, 17 August, 2012 : The Billabong Pro Tahiti has been called back on this morning with Round 2 of competition recommencing at 7:15am in clean three-to-four foot waves at Teahupo’o. Event No. 5 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Billabong Pro Tahiti completed Round 1 and the opening two heats of Round 2 yesterday in shifty barrels at the world’s most infamous lefthander, and improved conditions today will see the world’s best back in the water for another full day of competition.

   

2 of the 4 Hawai'i Waterman Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees


C4 Waterman Co-Founders Brian Keaulana and Archie Kalepa to be Inducted into Duke Kahanamoku Hawaii Waterman's Hall of Fame

HONOLULU, Hawaii (August 17, 2012) –– C4 Waterman co-founders, Brian Keaulana and Archie Kalepa join the list of world-renowned watermen and women when they are honored by the Duke Kahanamoku Hawaii Waterman’s Hall of Fame on Thursday, August 23rd at the Waikiki Outrigger Canoe Club. 
 
The Waterman’s Hall of Fame acknowledges recipient’s legacies and all that they have represented to Hawai‘i’s ocean sports community. Other recipients this year include famed big-wave surfer and oceanographer Ricky Grigg and Michael Tongg, an instrumental leader in the growth of canoe paddling statewide.

   

Lets join Bethany Hamilton, Tom Curren, Rob Machado, CJ Hobgood as we the Surf Community “Paddle for Daisy” on Sept. 1

Join the Surf Community in the “Paddle for Daisy” on Sept. 1 in Support of

Al Merrick’s Eight-Year Old Granddaughter as She Battles Cancer for the Third Time.

   

It's been a bad summer of surf. We wanna rub it in... Watch this...

Someday the World Tour must get back to Bali. The Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang in its ninth year is Indonesia’s longest-running surfing competition and the only ISC tour event featuring top international surfers alongside Indonesia’s best.The field of 32 surfers is split equally between 16 of Indonesia’s all-time greatest and 16 of the world’s best barrel riders. This invitational format, along with the allure of the wave at Padang and a $10,000 prize purse, makes the Rip Curl Cup the most anticipated event of the Indonesian surf season.

   

It's ON LIVE. Today kicks off event 5 as the World's best gear up for the Billabong Pro Tahiti.

Michel Bourez © ASP / Kirstin

Surf News, 16 August, 2012 :  The Billabong Pro Tahiti will host the ASP Top 34 for the 5th of 10 stops on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, and with swell forecast for opening day, it’s likely that the world’s best surfers will do battle as early as tomorrow. Michel Bourez (PYF), 26, current No. 17 on the 2012 ASP WCT ratings, is one of the heavy favorites at Teahupo’o in any conditions, but the powerful Tahitian

“For me, I treat this event like any other,” Bourez said. “Sure, there is an advantage to growing up here and having an event here. I’m comfortable out at Teahupo’o, but the guys in the Top 34 are all very good. Every heat is a challenge and I’m taking every round seriously.” Bourez will take on Gabriel Medina (BRA), 18, and Adam Melling (AUS), 27, in Round 1 of competition.

   

It's ON! The 11th annual Duke's OceanFest will be held at venue sites throughout Waikiki, from Wednesday, August 18, through Sunday, August 26.

The 8-day event features a variety of ocean sports that were close to Duke Kahanamoku's heart: Longboard Surfing - Paddleboard Racing - Swimming - Tandem Surfing - Surf Polo - Beach Volleyball - Stand-Up Paddling, etc.

Duke's OceanFest is held each summer in Waikiki in honor of Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, who is remembered as the greatest waterman who ever lived, and Hawaii’s ambassador of Aloha. Among his many accomplishments, Duke Kahanamoku was an Olympic gold medal swimmer; a surfer; an esteemed canoe steersman; a Hollywood actor; and the Sheriff of Honolulu.

   

Shark Week from 8/11:Twenty Five facts about sharks...

Shark News, 11 August, 2012 :  Shark Week begins Sunday. One of the great human stories for thousands of years is the individual facing something this grand and awesome yet also this mysterious and frightening. One response is to fight it. Another is to just stand there and be reverent. And that is why Shark Week never loses its appeal with viewers

Last year, the summer programming phenomenon of Discovery Channel attracted 26.6 million viewers. The Shark Week specials get up close and personal with these amazing predators. The encounter puts emphasis on education - on understanding how much we've learned about sharks and how much we still can learn.

   

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