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Olympic wave carries wakeboarding and skateboarding...what about surfing?

"Skateboarding and wakeboarding have strong chances of being included in the 2020 Olympic Games. Make no mistake I'm all for these 2 excellent additions. However, I wonder how they could leave out surfing. One of the greatest Olympians of all time, Duke Kahanamoku was a surfer 1st. It is one of the worlds most popular sport, by far more so than several Olympic events (think: race walking). Come on committee, its time to do what is fair and right." Gq.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) wants new sports and new audiences in the Olympic movement. In the history of the Olympiads, only two board sports have delivered medals: snowboarding and windsurfing.

While kiteboarding seems to be making a debut in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, surfing is still struggling to prove how popular it can be, in terms of global audience.


Wrap up at Surfer the Bar Sunday evening! The Stand Up World Series returns to its HQ at Turtle Bay Resort on the 11th - 12th August for the next stop on the 2012 World Series

The Turtle Bay Summer Paddle Challenge, presented by Pacifico and Naish.

As a premier destination for Ocean Sports of all kinds, Turtle Bay opens its doors to international, national and local paddlers alike across the World Series Class 12'6 SUP, 14' and Open Class, prone paddle and OC1 for a spectacular 2 day race with strong cultural ties.

Check out the trailer: Turtle Bay Summer Paddle Challenge presented by Pacifico and Naish


Julian Wilson wins it all at the Nike US OPEN

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California/USA (August 5, 2012) Julian Wilson(23) beats Miguel Pupo to win his 1st US Open in front of record crowds and online exposure. Slater lost to Miguel in the semis.

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.


The Surf Channel Television Network Announces Its Launch at US Open of Surfing, August 3rd

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


Final day is LIVE at Nike US Open of Surfing

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


A warm up and chill down for the Billabong Pro Thursday aug 16-27

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 from August 16-27.



THE BEST OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS VINTAGE SURF AUCTION Monday August 6, 6-10pm Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber, Waikiki
Join Hawaii's leading surf afficionado Randy Rarick, for an encore presentation of the best of the Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction, to be held at the Honolulu Surfing Museum at Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber, in Waikiki, Monday August 6.
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.

Quiksilver: Awaken The Spirit!

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.


Game on for Friday: the Nike US Open back on with Women's, Men's & Juniors

Stephanie Gilmore © ASP / Rowland

Live Coverage | Results

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.


Girls went live early Thursday. Huge Upsets and stellar performances rile up the US Open

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.”


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