Culminating a week-long battle at the iconic venue in dramatic fashion, the Australian and Brazilian put on an incredible show throughout the Final in front of the tens of thousands in attendance and the massive online audience.
Huntington Beach, California (Aug. 4th, 2012) – Friday at the US Open of Surfing 2012 marked a monumental day in surf history when sports and entertainment entrepreneur, Steve Bellamy, announced the launch of a new network dedicated to the great sport of surfing. The Surf Channel, going live in September of 2012, will be the first national television network ever dedicated to surfers, surfing and surf culture.
The Surf Channel is an original, free, ad supported television network soon to be delivered on cable, satellite and IPTV services, web and wireless. The Video On Demand television network can be found on cable, satellite, telco and digital. Distribution partners include: Comcast, Cox Communications, DirecTV, Dish Network and Filmon.com
Photo of Coco Ho © ASP
Coco lost in the quarters in a tough heat against Sally Fitzgibbons. Carissa got into the semi's at the time of this writing 1130am Friday.
Surf News, 5 August, 2012 : - - The 2012 Nike US Open of Surfing returned to Huntington Beach Pier today 2-3' foot South swell waves; amazing aerial performances from the Brazilian contingent; quarters started 5am HST. Go LIVE HERE
Billabong Pro Tahiti 2012 - Episode 1 - The Teahupoo way of life
Surf News, 3 August, 2012 : Surfing, fishing, diving is at the core of the Tahitian way of life. Listen to Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson, Adrian Buchan, Matt Wilkinson, Mick Fanning and more explain what it's like to live the Tahitian way for a couple weeks while at the Billabong Pro Tahiti. The 2012 Billabong Pro Tahiti will be LIVE on billabongpro.com from August 16-27.
Doors open at 6:00pm with photo opportunities with Mermaid Kariel. Movie starts at 7:00pm, intermission and prize drawing at 8:00pm, second half starts at 9:00pm. The event is a fund raiser for the Surfing Heritage Foundation and will also offer a preview to the 2013 "California Gold" Vintage Surf Auction.
At the roots of Quiksilver, whether it's dropping in to the best surf, shredding on the sickest snow or throwing down the craziest tricks, legends were born and limits were smashed.
SNN spreading the love via a great video clip.
Stephanie Gilmore © ASP / Rowland
Women’s Round 4 ON at Nike US Open of Surfing, Men’s and Junior to Follow
Surf News, 2 August, 2012 : The Nike US Open of Surfing, the final stop on the ASP Women’s WCT, is back on this morning in clean one-to-three foot waves and today’s schedule will see the ASP Top 17 take to the water for Round 4 action. The Nike US Open of Surfing, the final installment on the ASP Women’s WCT, has already played host to some dramatic action, as several of the ASP Top 17’s requalification campaigns rely directly on their performances in Huntington Beach.
Kelly Slater © Lalande
Surf is good and up as comp continues live on Wednesday. Watch on Oceanic 250 as World’s Best Flare Amidst Upsets at Nike US Open of Surfing...
Monday: Miguel Pupo (BRA), 20, led his fellow ASP WCT competitors by staying busy in his opening heat and relied on his refined aerial tactics to earn some of the day’s top scores. The Brazilian goofy footer launched one of the highest single-wave scores including a near-perfect 9.07 en route to the round’s high heat-total of 18.07 out of 20.
“I knew the waves were kind of slow and there was a long wait in between sets so I was getting everything I could,” Pupo said. “I was looking for the airs because, coming from Brazil, you learn how to get good scores in these types of waves.”
Clyde Aikau permeates surfing lore on all levels: Hawaiian surf royal, pro competitor, and Waimea big wave waterman. He spent years pulling surfers and tourists from Poseidon’s deadly clutches as a Waimea lifeguard. The Hawaiian regular footer was named a “Waikiki Surfing Legend” by the Duke Kahanamoku Foundation. Like his brother Eddie, he served as crew member on the Hokulea, a replica of the original Polynesian sailing canoe that made the journey from Tahiti to Hawaii. He won (and placed highly) in some of pro surfing’s most historic events and was even ranked as high as 12th on the World Championship Tour in 1976. And, of course, Clyde Aikau is member of one of Hawaii’s most legendary surfing families. Surfer the Bar DROP IN HERE
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