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Surfrider Applauds Congress for Funding BEACH Act to Protect Nation’s Beachgoers

Congress has passed a federal budget that includes funding for the BEACH Act Grants program that supports beach water quality monitoring and ensures national safety standards are followed at beaches across the country.

This funding is essential to protect public health for the millions of people who visit our nation’s beaches every year and the multi-billion dollar coastal economies that they support. The EPA Beach Grant program provides assistance to all coastal states to help pay for their beach water quality monitoring and public notification programs.

   

Real good advice from a real good surfer!

North Shore lifeguard and occasional tour comic relief Dave Wassel on collecting metaphors, the sublime texture of turtle meat and the geographically unique manner of how North Shore women present…

Interview by Derek Rielly | Photos by Brian Bielmann

   

ASP Waves Goodbye To One World Rankings

2013 is done and dusted and, with 2014 on the horizon, the ASP is looking to implement some change. Now full-time ASP Commissioner, Kieren Perrow is making a change looking forward.

   

Kelly Slater Wins Oakley WOTW December People's Choice Award

Kelly gets out of the surf only to be handed 1000 for his hands free Pipe barrel last month. Peoples choice got it right. Deceptively heavy, lucky and of course uncanny skill. Check it out the 7X Pipe Master's self proclaimed 'one of the best Ive ever had'....

   

Dont let drugs put you in a bad spot.

Just a gentle reminder of that blue elephant in the room. We have an article submission we wanted to pass along. Mahalo to Eve Pearce.

Pushing Drugs out of the Waves

Drugs have been a part of the surfing scene since its inception half a century ago. First the 60s and 70s saw surfers experimenting with marijuana, then cocaine came on the scene in the 80s. The 90s was the decade of ecstasy and amphetamines and more recently, as crystal meth has ravaged traditional surfing communities in places like Hawaii, it has also taken its toll on the surfers themselves. Tom Carroll’s recent admission of his crystal meth, or ‘ice’, addiction shows that even the best can succumb to dependence. You can almost see a fight for surfing’s soul....

   

BIG Swell Forecast for Third Annual North Shore Surf Shop Pro Junior

Surfs challenging at 6-10' WNW with wobble and a seabreeze mix. The third-annual North Shore Surf Shop Sunset Beach Pro Junior presented by Da Hui is here. The waiting period is January 15 through 25 and with a promising swell forecast, this year will undoubtedly serve up some challenging conditions for the world’s best Junior surfers.

The Sunset Beach Pro Junior has become a truly international event with participants from all over the world including Australia, Brazil, Japan, Europe, South America and North America.

The top pro junior surfer’s know that in today’s day and age you have to perform well in Hawaii in order to really become one of the world’s best surfers. GO LIVE HERE

   

One. Sick. Vid.

Perfect Pipeline As Seen From A Drone

Drones are everywhere. The government uses them to spy on you and kill terrorists, Amazon wants to use them to deliver holiday cheer, and some asshole ruined my sunset the other night with his buzzing chopper. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they are here to stay. And while the use of drones when it comes to filming surfing is in its infantile stage, here’s the best work yet with Pipeline taking center stage.

   

ISLAND-WIDE CIGARETTE BUTT CLEANUP MONDAY JANUARY 12th

On Sunday, Jan. 12, from 10 AM-12 PM, in multiple locations,

students from all Maui County High Schools will be combing Maui County beaches in search of

cigarette butts. Led by the Maui District Student Council Organization (MDSCO), and partnership

with Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawai'i, Sustainable Coastlines, Surfrider Foundation Maui,

and Community Work Day / Malama Maui Nui, this event is a chance for students and adults to

take care of Maui, and to document precisely how cigarette butts are infiltrating Maui Beaches.

This is grass roots, student-driven activism, with an eye on using this information to educate the

Public and the County Council on the number one item found at Beach Cleanups: Cigarette butts.

   

HAWAII AMATEUR SURFING ASSOCIATION CONTEST

Saturday January 11th, at 8am

The HSA has been delivering champions for over 40 years, including some of the most famous names in surfing: Derek and Michael Ho, Eddie and Clyde Aikau, Gerry Lopez, Tony Moniz, Andy and Bruce Irons, and the list still grows today. 
Witness Hawaii's future champions here at Turtle Bay for event #5 in the high School Division and Event # 9 of the HASA. See you there.

   

We have plenty swell on tap to finish by Tuesday!

Back in 2012 the event went off the hook. In 2013 mother nature had other plans. This year it'll be close. Here's hi lites from 2012 by Daniel Ikaika Ito

Da Hui Backdoor Shootout is a core event because of its unique contest format and the high caliber of Pipe surfers invited to the contest. Sponsors field a four-man team and pay $2,500 per surfer to compete. There’s no elimination at the Shootout and each of the 32 competitors surf an equal amount of heats. Each ride is judged on a 12-point scale and the four best waves are totaled. It’s a contest “for the surfers, put on by the surfers.” Reef McIntosh winner.  Go here for daily status for this years event.

   

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