Sunday, September 21, 2014 596-SURF , 596-WAVE , 922-BONG , 638-RUSH , 572-SURF(MAUI) , 241-SURF (KAUAI) , 324-RUSH (BIG ISLAND)
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RedBull: Contest director Mark Mathews on what worked, what didn’t and what’ll go down in 2015

Jamie O'Brien and Mark Matthews photo: Redbull.

Last week, when the Cape Fear Challenge went down, Mathews, who was the contest director, proved what a fine surfer he is by beating Shane Dorian (whom he claims is the best big wave surfer ever)

It was a contest that took glamorous international big-wave surfers and threw them against locals at a wave that has little time for reputations. So what worked? What didn't? And who's going to be on the invite list for next year?....


Smith & Gilmore claim titles...ramping ratings to 11 & 2 respectively.

Photo: Jordy Smith & Steph Gilmore © ASP/Kirstin

Steph turns in solid win while Smith turns his year around.

Surf News Network, 18 September: South Africa’s Jordy Smith today claimed a last-minute victory at the Hurley Pro at Trestles over Hawaii’s John John Florence to put a season of close calls behind him and move him up to No. 11 on the WCT rankings. Smith, 27, recently relocated to San Clemente and his local knowledge provided crucial wave selection in the final moments of the heat to steal the lead from Florence. The final scores were 16.50 (9.33 and 7.17) for Smith to Florence’s 15.87 (8.6 and 7.27). The Hurley Pro is Stop No. 8 of 11 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour, and the first Final of the year for both surfers.....


The surf and ocean community come together...

It is International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday so we are upping it up a notch and cleaning for the whole fricken weekend!
To keep it basic, details as follows:
Meet at Makua Beach, look for the blue flags
Date: September 20th
9:30 AM Check in
10-12 Clean
12-3 Live Music, Games, Prizes, Keiki Activities (including a mermaid!), and more.....

After all the surf we've had...lets say Thanks together.

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and preservation of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 63 chapters across the country and around the world. The Oahu Chapter has been working on issues of beach access, water quality, coastal preservation and plastic marine debris. For more information, go


Tuesday is Game on for Mens Hurley Pro in 3-5' Trestles!

Surf News Network, 16 Sept. The Hurley Pro at Trestles, stop no. 8 of 11 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour, has been called ON today for Round 2 followed by possible Round 3 and in 4 - 6 foot waves. The Swatch Women's Pro Trestles is on standby for the day.

"It's looking good this morning," said ASP Commissioner Kieren Perrow. "We saw the ocean fill in over night and there's a lot more consistency today. The waves are great when they come and we are definitely on"....