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Check out this great ESPN interview

In April Albee Layer was surprised with a $100,000 check when he won Taylor Steele's Innersection video contest. One of his bios on a sponsor's website reads: "Laird Hamilton considers himself lucky enough to be Albee Layer's neighbor." That's like getting a reference from Chuck Norris. Given his performance in the highly competitive Innersection contest and what he did during some heady paddle sessions at Jaws this winter, the argument could be made that he's the most prolific kid coming out of Hawaii today.

   

VIDEO: Matt Meola vs. Willie Nelson in big game...

Matt in mid-rotation © Innersection

Latest Matt video features appearances by Woody Harrelson and Willie Nelson

Surf News, 14 July, 2012 : -Matt Meola is an 'all in' kinda guy. His entry into last year's Innersection contest displayed every color in the surfing spectrum, from intricate aerials to stomach-in-the-throat big wave drops. For his efforts, he was awarded the opening segment in last year's Innersection movie -- an opportunity he made the most of with a few unexpected guest stars who have to be seen to be believed.

   

Meet the new World Champ, for the 5th time!

Saturday July 14, 2012. Roxy Pro Biarritz, France

 Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 24, claimed her 5th ASP Women’s World Title today, winning the Roxy Pro Biarritz over Tyler Wright (AUS), 18 in Biarritz, France, today.

Today’s incredible achievement puts the young natural-footer in an elite class of surfers to win five or more ASP World Titles, overtaking records set by Freida Zamba (USA), Wendy Botha (AUS) and Lisa Andersen (USA). The only other two surfers in history to claim five or more titles are Kelly Slater (USA) and Layne Beachley (AUS).

   

Over 100 helpers & Almost 1000 lbs in the Revolusun Solar presents the 3rd annual Sandy Beach Clean up

Mahalo for all who came out to help in The Surfrider Foundation & Revolusun Solar's 3rd annual Sandy Beach clean up. Surfrider is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. The Oahu Chapter’s mission is to improve water quality, maintain beach and ocean access, and assure responsible development on the island of Oahu.

The drive is happenning now! We ask you to get involved in the Surfrider Foundation here on Oahu. Contact us for details. We sponsor regular beach cleanups and monthly organizational meetings that typically feature guest speakers and social functions. There are also a number of exciting volunteer opportunities if you have time to help.

If your company would like to become a Surfrider partner, please let us know about how you can help us achieve our goals while expanding your business.

   

South America's best competitive surfer, Adriano De Souza wins 6-Star Billabong Pro J-Bay. Zeke Lau nails performance of career. p

Adriano De Souza © Roy Harley

Adriano De Souza edges past Frenchman Joan Duru to take Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay

 Surf News, 13 July, 2012 :  Jeffreys Bay -- Brazilian surfer Adriano De Souza has won the ASP 6-Star Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay defeating French surfer Joan Duru in small and difficult conditions in the Final with polished and dynamic surfing.

It was an icy winter day that dawned for the remaining competitors in the Billabong Pro J-Bay today, but with contestable waves running down the point, contest director Luke Egan showed no hesitation in sending the remaining competitors straight out into the water. “We’re going to crown a winner today, weather permitting,” said Egan.

   

How much is your leash a drag on your surfing?

When it comes to surf equipment, the leash is usually an afterthought. To some it’s a tangled, bothersome kook-cord, to others it’s a lifesaver. Regardless of its pros and cons, the leash is 6 feet of cord trailing behind you, and it’s essentially dead weight. Dead weight produces drag, making the leash the only piece of surf equipment not designed to improve performance on a wave. But just how much does a leash affect your surfing? Check out article from Surfer Magazine HERE

   

Rip Curl Gromsearch Goes Off at Kewalo Basin last weekend Saturday 7.7.12

The second stop of the 2012 Rip Curl GromSearch surf series proudly presented by H2O Overdrive went off this past Sunday July 8th. 88 frothing competitors were met by 3-5 foot clean off shore conditions at the South Shore of Oahu's grommet hot spot Kewalo Basin. Groms ranging from 16 years old to as young as 7, battled the consistent and rippable A-frame peak for the coveted GromSearch titles.

In the boys 16 and under division, the most seasoned and mature groms of the pack put on an amazing display of above the lip rotating aerials, as well as powerful arcs that threw mountains of spray with the howling wind. In the tightly competitive final heat, which was decided by a 1-point differential, Elijah Gates who was surfing up a division took home the big win! Coming up just short was Kaoli 'The Fylin' Hawaiian' Kahokuloa, who was going huge all event with Dorian Blanchard and Kai Matsumoto finishing 3rd and 4th respectively.

   

Final Day is ON. Zeke Lau is last Hawaiian standing into the semis. John John Florence goes straight up into rnd 4 but eliminated in the Billabong Pro JBay at Supertubes, 13 July Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

Image Credit: © ASP / Cestari

Phenomenal Surf Continues For Day 3 of The Billabong Pro J-Bay 2012.

John John Florence (pictured), current ASP World Tour #5 advanced into Round 5 of the Billabong Pro JBay at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa today.

In Round 3 Florence defeated Ola Eleogram (HAW), Shaun Joubert (RSA) and Nat Young with one of the mornings highest heat totals, an 18.60 points (out of a possible 20.00).

In Round 5 Florence placed second to Aritz Aranburu (EUK) narrowly defeating Conner Coffin (USA) by 0.16 of a point with a heat total of 15.16 to that of 15.00 set by Coffin and advancing into Round 5 where he will surf against Dale Staples (RSA) when competition resumes tomorrow. Zeke Lau and Sebastien Zeits are also into the top 16!

For more event details go to the event site on GO HERE

   

A few days left for the 5th Annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival

The fifth annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre.
Closing night for the fest, which will be running from Sat., July 7 to Wed., July 25, will salute legendary Hawaii surfer Gerry Lopez and late surf filmmaker Bud “Barracuda” Browne. The evening will feature a screening of Browne’s early 1970s silver screen classic Gone Surfin’.

   

CHINA UEMURA & 88 TEES 28th ANNUAL LONGBOARD SURFING CLASSIC TO BENEFIT: CHINA UEMURA’S SURFING FOUNDATION started Thursday thru Sunday.

Oahu south shore beach boy China Uemura has been involved with water sports all of his life. He can usually be found at his office at Ala Moana Beach Park (under a tent in front of the concession at the Kewalo's side of the park).

The people of Hawaii have sponsored China’s professional surfing career as he traveled the world in professional longboard surfing events representing Hawaii. In turn, he gives back to the community.

All contests that China hosts are non-profit charitable events. Over the years, the total funds he raised for charities exceeds $200,000.00. We should have some fun waist to chest high sets with clean offshores.

   

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