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Dax McGill and Kalani David win the Gold for 16 and under!


Verizion Hawaii World Junior Team captures the GOLD in a an event no one will forget. It was DAKINE...the ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Presented by Billabong competed midday Sunday HI time April 22, 2012 at
Playa Venao, Panama. The full scoops coming tonight.

   

Final Day is over: the ISA World Juniors Team Points – 1 Hawaii.


Team Hawaii shows focus and support all through out the ISA World Junior Championships

DAKINE ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Presented by Billabong

Much like the day before, the medal hopes of surfers and their respective teams continued to swing throughout Day 7 of competition at Playa Venao. The day began with 44 surfers contending for 12 individual medals, and with the final horn of the day, the event was down to 24 of the record-number 303 athletes who began the competition a week prior the DAKINE ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Presented by Billabong.

   

KAUAI'S MALIA MANUEL PLACES 2ND IN WORLD'S RICHEST WOMEN'S PRO SURFING EVENT!


Image  Malia Manuel. Credit: ASP/Robertson
Dee Why Beach, Sydney, AUSTRALIA (Saturday, April 21, 2012) – Kauai's Malia Manuel posted a career-high finish in Australia, placing runner-up to California's Courtney Conlogue in the world's richest women's pro surfing event: The $130,000 Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic. Manuel, 18, earned $10,000 for the result and has climbed to equal 6th on the ASP World Rankings. This is Manuel's rookie season on the elite level tour.
   

Fatal shark attack shock...easily avoided?


Photo:The body of 20-year-old body boarder, David Lilienfeld, being remove from the beach shark attack at Koel Bay. Picture: Henk Kruger

A US-based documentary maker’s permit to conduct shark research along the country’s coastline, including KZN’s south coast, was cancelled after a young surfer was killed by a great white Thursday 4/19.

The Key was the chumming to attract sharks.

Our sympathy for David Lilienfeld, a 20-year-old bodyboarder, who died after a 4-metre shark severed his right leg while he was in the water with his brother and friends at Kogel Bay – between Gordon’s Bay and Rooi Els.

Lilienfeld was in the water with his brother Gustav, 18, when the shark attacked.

Zolile Nqayi, spokesman for the Department of Environmental Affairs, said they had cancelled the permit allowing documentary maker Chris Fischer to film great white sharks along the country’s coastline.

   

the first ever official surfing event in South Korea


Murasaki Quiksilver Open of Surfing will be the first ever official surfing event in South Korea and will take place at Jeju Island’s Mun Beach from June 14th-19th, 2012.

"The announcement of ASP Japan’s partnering with Murasaki Sports and Quiksilver on the forthcoming South Korean event is indicative of ASP’s goal to expand and develop professional surfing in these regions," Matt Wilson, ASP International Event Director, said.

   

Malia Manuel of Hawaii relished the powerful solid waves at Dee Why Point in Sydney Australia today winning her round three heat to advance to the quarter finals.

Image Credit: © ASP/Robertson
Friday April 20 2012

Malia Manuel of Hawaii relished the powerful solid waves at Dee Why Point in Sydney Australia today winning her round three heat to advance to the quarter finals. Manuel scored an excellent 8.25 on this ride to defeat current world number 1 ranked surfer Stephanie Gilmore of Australia.

   

Final Day is ON LIVE for Sunday at the ISA World Juniors in Panama


Surfersvillage collage...

Surf News, 20 April update...Only 13 of the 31 Nations Competing in Panama Have Athletes Remaining in the Competition. Hawaii on top as of Friday but anything can happen.
While Peru was struggling, Hawaii and Australia situated themselves out front in the race for Team Gold and the IOC President’s Trophy. The Aussies have eight athletes remaining, while the Hawaiians have nine, including Koa Smith, who won one of the most exciting heats of the day. Smith relied on fierce, gouging turns on some of the choice waves of his heat, holding off a late-heat charge by Australia’s Eli Steele. Both surfers advanced.

   

Giving new meaning to a BIG YEAR for Mr Dorian. Shane Dorian masters the big wave season at Mavericks, the place that almost took his life.


Shane Dorian, Carlos Burle, Savannah Shaughnessy and Darryl "Flea" Virostko have taken the 2011/2012 Mavericks Awards. The event wasn't surfed at Half Moon Bay this year, but there were fearless big wave performances that should be highlighted.

Most of the winning rides came from two swells: January 4th–5th and February 8th-9th. The stand-out and big winner of the awards was Hawaii's Shane Dorian, taking three of the seven awards, including: Mavericks Barrel of the Year, Mavericks Bomb of the Year, and Mavericks Male Performance of the Year.

Shane Dorian is also the Waterman of the Year 2012...well deserved...well done Shane!

   

Looks like Waimea Bay Shorebreak has some competition...


Great Video and some brave body boarders taking serious beatings... from Copacabana, BIG Brazil

Images of the swell from "Posto 5" The 2nd Video give perspective of the swell. Reminds us of our outer reefs...

 

   

Zeke Lau Vs. Keanu Asing


A good one from Author: Jeff Mull of NOMLCreative and of course the Studs of the Show...Enjoy

Two of Hawaii’s Top Young Surfers Play Surf Version of H.O.R.S.E.

Zeke Lau and Keanu Asing, two of Hawaii’s most promising young professional surfers, recently added a new dynamic to the sport of surfing with the game of S.U.R.F. Held amid the rippable peaks of Pool Bars at Turtle Bay Resort, S.U.R.F. borrows its foundation from basketball’s game of H.O.R.S.E. in which each person tries to mimic their opponents maneuver, gaining a letter for every missed effort.

“It was a lot of fun doing the shoot and surfing with Zeke. We’ve been best friends for a while so we weren’t taking it too seriously,” said Asing. “But it was definitely a lot of fun.”

   

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