RESULTS ARE IN: Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem is a one day surf event that pits Maui’s Top Junior Surfers in an all day competition. The event’s four person finals determine podium positions. Two GPA awards were given out at the event for highest GPA for a boy and girl, and five memorial awards in which all competitors are eligible to win, which are: the Eric Diaz Award, the Steve Cooney Award, the Sion Milosky Award, the Andy Irons Award, and the Tristan “Turtle” Brennan Award. Event is held at Walsh’s home break, Ho’okipa Beach Park on the North Shore of Maui.
When World Tour events finish, it usually takes me a few hours—even days, sometimes—for everything that happened to fully register. Not today though. Not when the final day of Snapper is held in 2- to 3-foot slop and everything reverts to script. But in spite of mediocre conditions, a few pivotal moments stand out.
Josh Kerr, after going 0-4 vs. Slater in quarterfinal appearances last year, finally got through to a semifinal, defeating Kelly in decisive fashion. Throughout numerous heats, Kerr showed off improved combinations, connecting maneuvers that compliment the most complete air game in the world. Kerr is a very stable, dangerous threat on Tour. Uncharacteristically, Slater came up short in their match-up, and when Kelly loses, he loses interest in the not-so-dreamy “Dream Tour.” It had to happen eventually.
CAPBRETON, France – The 2012 Protest Vendée Pro, an ASP Europe 3-Star event was just officially confirmed and will be running from April 19-22, 2012 as the season’s first event in Europe.
The Vendée region and particularly La Sauzaie has been hosting surfing events for more than two decades now and is renowned for its famous A-Frame reefbreak that can offer perfect conditions to both surfers and the audience with a very close lookout and an ‘arena’ setup for the public.
Save The Waves Coalition is excited to announce that it has hired a new Executive Director, Ginaia Kelly, to join the Save The Waves team beginning in April, 2012. An attorney by training, Kelly has extensive leadership and development experience in the nonprofit arena, including serving as a director and president for Santa Cruz-based nonprofit Save Our Shores over the past five years. She’s also a passionate surfer and environmentalist, having been a competitive longboarder and a surfer in the Santa Cruz area for over 20 years.
Pictured: Ayako Ancheta, Leila Alli, Anastasia Ashley, Mayor Peter Carlisle, Bailey Nage, Tatiana Weston - Webb, Sophie Bartlowe
$30,000.00 Cash & Prizes - The Event Shapes Up
The SeaHawaii Women's Pro at Pipeline's waiting period is going to begin March 1st with the shortboarding contest finishing up on the 9th of March and the bodyboarding division coming to a close on the 15th of March. Kicking off the event on February 29th is the opening ceremony hosted by Surfer The Bar at Turtle Bay Resort, the night will consist of autograph signing, opening prayer, and the Talk Story series featuring world class paddler and bodyboarder Kanesa Duncan, followed up with a San Lorenzo Fashion Bikini show.
Aussie's rule...Taj Burrow and Stephanie Gilmore win the QS Pro! Runners Up were Adriana De Souza & Laura Enever.
Story: GO HERE
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
presented by Land Rover
ASP World Title Event No. 1 of 11
Roxy Pro Gold Coast
presented by Land Rover
ASP Women’s World Title Event No. 1 of 7
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
25 February – 07 March 2012
March 3, 2012 02:51pm ...Gold Coast time...they're 20 hours ahead (add 24 hours minus 4...)
SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia – After analyzing conditions throughout the day, event organizers eventually called a lay day for both the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, opting to wait until the swell fills in further before recommencing competition.
The opening stop of the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour season, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast enjoyed incredible action throughout the first four days of the waiting period, narrowing the fields down to the men's Quarterfinalists and women's Semifinalists, and will recommence competition when conditions improve.
WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) – Long stretches of the usually majestic Waikiki Beach will be turned into roads for dump trucks and other heavy machines over the next few months while the City makes changes to its plans for replenishing the beach between the Duke Kahanamoku Statue and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. The major detour for the project comes after officials discovered unexpected issues with the mechanical blower used to transport sand down the beach. Catch Brooks Baehr's story on Video with Hawaii News Now.
Surf News, 2 March, 2012 : - - Rip Curl International is ecstatic to announce the re-signing of 2x ASP World Champion Mick Fanning to another 5 years. Per company policy, terms of the deal are not being disclosed. Hailing from Australia's Gold Coast, Fanning (30) has been a Rip Curl teamrider for over 14 years. From countless Search strikes to our ASP World Tour events, Mick has been an icon for the Brand, and he now enters the next 5 years with energy and enthusiasm for what the future holds.
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