Talk Story Series ftg. KonaRed Ambassador Jamie Mitchell| Hosted by Jodi Wilmott
Doors open at 6p – Show starts at 8p
$5 Donation to charity
Australia’s Jamie Mitchell is a defending 10x world champion paddleboarder, decorated big wave rider, and dedicated ocean athlete. Growing up on the Queensland Gold Coast, Mitchell was a state champion swimmer who turned his back on the pool to find international success in the ocean and on the waves. His professional dedication to training and technique is legendary in the world of watermen, and his affable personality have made him a favorite around the globe. Jamie is in Hawaii this week to launch his movie and compete in the Quiksilver Waterman Waikiki Paddle Festival.
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) PRIME contest is one of only two events of the highest caliber on the US Mainland this year, and touts a $250,000 prize purse with a highly coveted one-of-a-kind 14-karat gold railroad spike trophy worth more than $30,000.
“Lowers has been an instrumental part in building Nike’s legacy in surfing and in the progression of the sport,” says Zach Boon, Nike Action Sports North American Brand Manager. “It’s an honor to be in our fifth year of this heritage event, and we look forward to elevating the stage for the surfers yet again.”
The 2012 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards are next Friday, May 4 at the Grove Theater in Anaheim, California and feature the greatest big wave surfers and their amazing rides on video, all competing for over $120,000 in prizes.
Media wishing to attend and document the event and who have not checked in yet, need to apply ASAP with names and their requirements. Media credentials allow access to the red carpet area for interviews with the world's best big wave stars and access to the photo pit area below the stage during the announcements of each winner, check-giving and speeches.
Visit Makapu'u soon and enjoy the fruits of labor produced by the 687+ volunteers that participated in the historic clean up on April 22 Earth Day 2012. Their (your) efforts removed 3,652 pounds of debris from the coastline and have created new stewards for the coastline.
Surfers eluded government Code Red advisory to tackle mega Teahupo'o
Surf News, 25 April, 2012 : Today marks the premiere of 'Code Red' on YouTube’s action sports channel Network A. 'Code Red' documents the historic events of August 27, 2011, when the Billabong Pro Tahiti was called off due to surf in excess of 20 feet detonating on the shallow reef at the heaviest wave in the world: Teahupo’o.Told through the eyes of relative new-comer Laurie Towner and the veteran Dylan Longbottom, the film details how they and a handful of the world’s best big-wave chargers eluded the government’s “Code Red” advisory to tackle some of the largest barreling waves ever surfed.Watch the global premiere here:“I don’t know if there will ever be a bigger swell than that swell at Tahiti…”
ALOHA...well, we "found" a pretty nice spring time Haleiwa swell to finish up the 2011-2012 HSA season and now it's time to toughen up on some lefts (any lefts) and get ready for HSA's 2012 Skull Candy State Championships at Ala Moana. If you've qualified for the "States" get your entry form in FAST and take advantage of plenty of surf coming for both north, west and south shores in the days ahead before the 4-day Championships kick in APRIL 26-29. That's this Thursday-Sunday.
One of Hawaii’s early pro surfers who experienced much success on the international scene and in huge waves. Abellira is one of surfing’s most enigmatic and fascinating characters. His genius on the waves carried over to the surfboard shapes he created starting in the late ’60s and continues to craft on the North Shore to this day. The nephew of legendary Hawaiian musician Kui Lee, Reno’s story is richly Hawaiian and unique in the world of surf.
One of Surfing most Iconic Legends will be this Friday. We’ll be celebrating the collaboration between Noll Surfboards and Billabong Clothing with free autographed posters and prizes.Meet big wave surfing pioneer Greg Noll at HIC Ala Moana Center this Friday, 6:30 to 8 pm. HIC Website go HERE
There will be free autograph posters and raffle prizes, and a chance to talk story with Da Bull himself.
photo: Team Hawaii © ISA / Shawn Parkin
Surf News, 22 April, 2012 : - - There’s quite a lot of Aloha spirit spreading through Panama at this time. In a thrilling final day of competition at the DAKINE ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Presented by Billabong, which was run in ultra-fun waves at the Playa Venao beachbreak, Team Hawaii won two of three individual Gold Medals and managed to win its first Team Gold Medal since 2005.
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.
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