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Hawaii's John John Florence today claimed his maiden ASP Men's World Tour win. The 19 year-old defeated Australian Joel Parkinson (AUS) in the final. Credit: ASP/SCHOLTZ

BARRA DA TIJUCA, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Wednesday, May 16, 2012) – Hawaiian surfer, John John Florence  19, has won his maiden ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) World Championship Tour event, taking out the Billabong Rio Pro over Joel Parkinson (AUS), 31, in barreling three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Barra da Tijuca.

Florence, who is competing in his rookie year on the Men's Tour, proved unstoppable on the final day of competition, topping prodigious Australian talent, Julian Wilson (AUS), 23, Josh Kerr (AUS), 27, and then Parkinson, on his way to the victory dais.


This Wednesday May 16 Talk Story Series ftg. the Legendary Ricky Grigg | Hosted by Jodi Wilmott Doors 6p , Show 8p

A surfing professor, a man who has lived a total ocean life. It begins with a small boy growing up on the coast of Southern California, where his life is shaped by the sea in every way--emotionally, athletically, professionally, and spritually. It is a story of a surfer who wanted to become an oceanograher, and did. Ricky Grigg's life is one of adventure, from Legendary big-wave surfing to deep diving to oceanography.

John John gets top honors over Parko in the Billabong Rio Pro

John John Florence of Oahu, Hawaii (pictured) proved a standout in the powerful beach break conditions winning the Billabong Rio Pro on Thursday May 16, 2012. More details coming.


Image Credit: © ASP/ Kirstin.


After a 23 year fight, Ma’alaea on Maui is saved


Twenty-three years after we started the fight to preserve the surf break at Ma’alaea we succeeded. It is now saved.

To put that amount of time into perspective, Surfrider Foundation came into existence in 1984, twenty-eight years ago, and the campaign to preserve this wave has been going since 1990.

What was at stake was a wave called Freight Trains. The name refers to the speed of the wave... it's thought by many to be one of the world’s fastest waves on the planet.


Pictured: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 21, winner of the 2012 Billabong Women’s Rio Pro. Credit: ASP/SCHOLTZ

BARRA DA TIJUCA, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Sunday, May 13, 2012) – Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 21, has taken out the Billabong Women’s Rio Pro over Coco Ho (HAW), 21, by a score of 14.10 to 14.03 in peaky one-to-three foot (.5 metre) waves at the primary venue of Barra da Tijuca.


The ASP Judging Criteria for 2012 and beyond is as follows:

With a number of enhancements being activated on the ASP World Tour this season, the ASP Judging Criteria has been refined to reflect the progression of the sport.

The ASP Judging Criteria for 2012 and beyond is as follows:

Surfers must perform to the ASP Judging Key Elements to maximize their scoring potential.


His good friend Dave Wassel described him the other night at the XXL Awards as "the next Laird Hamilton: half the size and twice the freckles."

Check out the awesome ESPN interview 

Sure, Mark Healey's not crazy. Totally believe that one. Just being around him scares me, especially if he's wearing buckskin.

Self deprecation is part of the play for Healey and his group of non-crazy friends. It's how they humbly shrug off doing non-crazy things like going left at Waimea or hitching rides on the backs of Great White sharks. But in all seriousness, ask anybody and they'll tell you, Healey's the man.


Carissa and Coco and Alessa into the Semi's in the Billabong Pro.


Saturday May 12, 2012. Billabong Pro Rio, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil. Image Credit: © ASP/Kirstin.

Coco Ho of Oahu, Hawaii (pictured) caused a massive upset during the quarterfinals eliminating three times ASP World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) from the Billabong Pro Rio on Saturday May 12, 2012.

Ho posted a pair of great 7-point riders for a 14.93 total heat score (out of 20.00) leaving Gilmore with an equal fifth place finish.


What happens when Mason Ho puts on a wetsuit?

Trestles was in some pain after Mason's damage...Check out the Lost Vid
Mason Ho, 20, is  charismatic  in the water.
He rides Mayhem quads and bottle-nosed fish and his surfs are punctuated by fin-throws, old-school air reverses, even older-school 360s, chop-hops and even backside alley-oops. If there is a Hawaii style, his is it: all warm-water, loose-limbed, afro-swinging extravagance.
Mason is also the son of Hawaiian star Michael Ho, the nephew of Hawaii’s first-ever world champ, Dez Ho, and brother to girls champion Coco Ho. If he wanted, Mason could book an audience with Fast Eddie Rothman at the tap of a few keys. Mason also likes, very much, to drop in.


Nice Day Home. Nice Vid Action from Rory Pringle @ conceptblue

Kaimana Henry throwing around his huge hammer at Haleiwa HAHA!!! Mwason trying to turm his 6’4. also Tommy “Tongue Dart” Dosland, Barron Mamiya (the 2 Baddest Kids around….good bad) & CHEESEBURGER ! Starts at Haleiwa and ends at firing Rocky Point.

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