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Sport Sciences looks at demands of competitive surfing

Sport Sciences Looks at Demands of Competitive Surfing
Surfers Need High Endurance for Short Bursts at High Workloads / Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Surfers spent 8 percent of the time riding waves, and 4% paddling for waves
Surfer spent 54% of the time paddling, and 28% of the time stationary on their boards.

   

Team Hawaii takes the Gold at ISA World Masters

Surf News, 22 July, 2012 : With a team groomed in challenging, barreling conditions along the famed North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii’s team was tailor-made for the conditions at Colorado Beach at Hacienda Iguana. Surfing in well-overhead waves on the final day of competition, the Hawaiians won six individual medals at the Nicaragua ISA World Surfing Championship, and clinched the Team Gold Medal and the perpetual Eduardo Arena Trophy.

“The depth of the talent that we brought with us – Sunny [Garcia], Kaipo [Jaquias] and Rochelle [Ballard] – was a pretty big edge to begin with, and then to have Nelson, who’s one of the coolest dudes in the world, and Glenn, who is a master shaper, it was a really good dynamic,” said Mike Latronic, who was both a competitor and team manager for the Hawaiians.

   

Final Day! ON. Sunny Garcia takes Gold, Kaipo Jaquias the Silver (930am), Rochelle Ballard wins the Gold (830am), in the ISA World Championships in Nicaragua SuRochelle Ballard wins Gold! finals for Sunday. Hawaii Wins the Gold Medal at the ISA Aloha Cup!

Bigger Swell  and Barrels Abound  at the Nicaragua ISA World Masters.
Hawaii Wins the Team Gold Medal at the ISA Aloha Cup

Surf News, 22 July, 2012 : The much-anticipated big swell finally arrived on Day 7 of the Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship. Just a slight change in swell direction made a significant difference in the conditions at Colorado Beach at Hacienda Iguana, with long, clean barrels being ridden nearly every heat.

   

Oceanic SURF Channel reminder that the 2012 Nike Lowers Pro first-run replay pumps Saturday through 7/29.

Thanks to Dean Luke and Oceanic we get to kick back and watch the best surfing on the planet 24/7 on Channel 250.

The Roxy replays just finished leading to a new 5X World Champ and now we head further back in time to catch rippable Trestles from May. 

turn on your TV with some friends, food and drink and get stoked.

   

The International Shark Attack File (ISAF) 2011 Worldwide Shark Attack Summary

The International Shark Attack File (ISAF) investigated 125 alleged incidents of shark-human interaction occurring worldwide in 2011. Upon review, 75 of these incidents represented confirmed cases of unprovoked shark attack on humans. "Unprovoked attacks" are defined as incidents where an attack on a live human by a shark occurs in its natural habitat without human provocation of the shark. Incidents involving sharks and divers in public aquaria or research holding-pens, shark-inflicted scavenge damage to already dead humans (most often drowning victims), attacks on boats, and provoked incidents occurring in or out of the water are not considered unprovoked attacks. "Provoked attacks" usually occur when...

   

Americans & Hawaiians remain as the only squad with a full team still in contention

Kaipo Jaquias © ISA / Gonzalez

Pacific teams hold lead Day 5 of ISA World Masters.

Surf News, 19 July, 2012 :  Just three days until the finals, the action on Day 5 of the Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship continued to reduce the number of competitors and further intensified the battle for Team Gold and the perpetual Eduardo Arena Trophy.

Heats started two hours later this morning to allow for optimal tide and winds, in order to equip the world’s best over-35-year-old surfers with ample opportunity to find the waves with the highest scoring potential at Colorado Beach at Hacienda Iguana. Waves remained in the three to four-foot range, with plenty of long, open faces for big turns and the occasional barrel.

   

Mike Latronic's a jack of all trades, publisher, team manager, and he can still get pitted with the best of them. Here he is in deep at the ISA World Masters. Check this ESPN interview!

Shawn Parkin/ISA

From Mike Latronic's adolescent angst as a journalism student at Waialua High School, to his run as an aspiring pro surfer, to his current gig as Hawaiian surf media mogul, the man's been around. His latest endeavor consists of helping Hawaii's national team, for lack of a better term, achieve international success. In June he helped manage the junior squad to ISA gold in Panama, and now he's in Nicaragua with the masters team, where he hopes to keep the momentum going at the ISA World Masters Championships. ESPN Surfing sat down with him to see why the islands have been such a force recently, and true to form, he had something to say.

   

Kaipo Jaquias kills it on Day 4 of Nicaragua ISA World Masters

Kaipo Jaquias © ISA / Parkin

Surf News, 19 July, 2012 : Kaipo ripping through the rounds again today at 845am comboing Garcia! While the early days of the event provided opportunity for old friends to connect, waves to be shared and jitters to be worked out, on Day 3, the business end of the Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship was at hand. Repechage heats were on the schedule, which meant eliminations were imminent. The ocean continued to produce high-quality waves with offshore winds throughout the day. to go live GO HERE

   

Day 4 of the Nicaragua ISA World Masters is LIVE...

Surf News, 18 July, 2012 :  The third day of the Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship will begin in 2- to 3-foot waves at Colorado Beach at Hacienda Iguana. Cloudy skies loom over the event site, but the winds remain offshore. The surfers in the water for Repechage 1 are the Men’s Masters is Jon Hanna (PAN), David Lee (JAM) and Hugo Camacho (MEX).

   

Ezekiel Lau on a roll through NSSA & Africa contests

Surf News, 17 July, 2012 : Local boy is looking good far from home in a wetsuit. Body Glove wants to congratulate Ezekiel Lau for winning 1st place in both the Explorer and Open Men’s Championships at the NSSA Nationals. He also took home the AI Award for the Open Men’s Standout performance inspired by Andy Irons.

The superstar Hawaiian dominated the 2012 NSSA Nationals Event bringing home 2 titles. Lau, showing off his power, posted 2 big scores early on in the competition, eventually winning the Open Men’s title and taking home the Huntington Beach Mayor’s Cup. Zeke also took first in the Explorer Men’s giving him the Governors Cup.

   

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