10X World Long Distance Paddle Champ, Jamie Mitchel drops into a beast. Any guesses how big? Though some spots were 'smaller' than expected and other spots like NAzarene were stormier than hoped for, this was thee biggest storm and swell in over 10 years. Check the video...
Hawaii's long culture celebrated and perpetuated this Saturday on O'ahu's fabled North Shore.
Makahiki season comes alive at Turtle Bay Resort as it celebrates the season with traditional Hawaiian sporting events and cultural performances. The celebration entitled Makahiki Kuilima kicks off on the lawns of Turtle Bay Resort on January 11, 2014.
The event is presented by Hawaiian education program, Naepuni Aloha and Ke Kula `o S.M. Kamakau. Makahiki Kuillima is sponsored by Kanalu, Turtle Bay Resort, and many more community supporters.
Ingo Redemacher, Ed Wheeler and Leleo Kinimaka © Joey Carroll
Kaimana Beach to Waikiki, Oahu
22 February, 2014
Xcel and University of Hawaii Cancer Center partner up to fight skin cancer
Surf News, 6 January, 2014 Xcel is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Race Against Skin Cancer Presented by the Friends of the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center.
The standup paddle race, to be held Saturday, February 22, is an initiative of the ongoing partnership between Xcel and the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center to fight skin cancer in Hawaii and beyond. SUPers of all levels are encouraged to participate and help raise awareness for skin cancer; all event proceeds benefit the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center.
When La Jolla, California-based pro surfer and aspiring filmmaker Derek Dunfee boarded a plane to South Africa in the summer, he though he had it all figured out. However, upon landing he found that his place to stay had fallen through and he was on his own. Dunfee rang up his pal and South African big-wave rider Grant “Twiggy” Baker and the wheels were set in motion for an epic surf trip that would span the country. The trip ended up filling the pages of Surfing magazine’s recent Big Wave Issue with an article called “African Fortnight” and a short film that went along with it. We caught up with the budding filmmaker to get some insight into the project…
Environmentalists are pushing to have barriers removed from Oahu's North Shore.
The Save Laniakea Coalition and several Laniakea Beach users filed a lawsuit Thursday against the state Department of Transportation to have them taken away.
John’s brother Ivan also stars, with some additional footage by Erik Knutson and jams by Josephine Baker, Martin Hall and Pond. There’s nothing else to say except: Press play.
Alana Blanchard © ASP.
New Athlete Index Rankings go live on Hookit. There's still far more skaters on planet earth and thats fine with most surfers.
1 January, 2014 - Hookit released athletes rankings ending for the month of December 2013. The top three surfers were, in order, Alana Blanchard, Bethany Hamilton and Kelly Slater.
While the top five rankings were held by Skate, Rally and MMA (skater Rob Dyrdek had 4,987,156 social media interactions), Alana Blanchard landed in sixth place with 2,367,906 social media interactions followed closely by Rip Curl team mate Bethany Hamilton.
The Hookit Index crunches numbers from social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others.
The North Shore's Makua Rothman, 29, is known for his surfing exploits, but recent musical accomplishments are adding to his reputation. "As long as I can remember I've always played music and sang," he said. "I make music for me, and the fact that people are supporting that is amazing."
Due to surf career obligations, Makua was not able to record seriously until 2012 when he released the EP Makanale Road. His album Sound Wave has been out since early December, and its lead single, Lovely, peaked at number four on Billboard's Digital Reggae Singles chart.
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