Author Archives: Gary Kewley

CSO (Chief Surfing Officer) of SNN (Surf News Network). Reporting surf for over 3 decades for the Aloha State.

THURSDAY’S PE’AHI CHALLENGE CALLED OFF. DOWNGRADE IN SWELL PROJECTION CAUSES BWT TO HALT EVENT START.

  Tuesday the 20th.           LOS ANGELES, CA/USA (Tuesday, January 20, 2015) – World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Tour’s (BWT) Pe’ahi …Read More »

Mahina Maeda Reigns Supreme at Samsung Galaxy Hainan Pro

 Mahina Maeda (HAW) enjoying the spoils of victory at the Samsung Galaxy Hainan Pro. Image: WSL/Will H-S WANNING, Hainan/China (Monday, January 18, 2015) – Mahina Maeda …Read More »

QUIKSILVER IN MEMORY OF EDDIE AIKAU OFFICIALLY A “NO GO” FOR THIS WEEK

HONOLULU – (Jan. 19, 2015) — An official “NO GO” call for the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau was made by the event organizers …Read More »

Surf Is Fierce, but So Are They

Check out this New York Times article by Nick Corasaniti. HALEIWA, Hawaii — Dusk masked the approaching waves at Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of …Read More »

Mason Ho wins the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout enjoys epic run of surf Friday.

Final Day Hi Lites. Backdoor, Pipeline North Shore Oahu 10 – 31 January 2014 Mason Ho leads Jamie O’Brien after Round 3…round 4 cut short …Read More »

World Surf League Prepares For 2015 Australasia Leg of Events

Surf News Network, 14 January, 2015 – Coolangatta – This year marks an exciting time for the sport of professional surfing, the Association of Surfing Professionals …Read More »

A day with Kalani David on the North Shore

The guy can get high. Footage by Jimmy Jazz James & Brandon Jensen. Song: I Wanna Be that Guy by The Memories, courtesy of Burger …Read More »

Jamie Sterling in for Nelscott Reef Trials qualifying spot for BWWT

Surf News Network, 12 January, 2015. BIG-WAVE: The Nelscott Reef Trials, the qualifying event for the 2015/2016 World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Tour, is currently …Read More »

Makahiki Kuilima this weekend!

When: Saturday, January 17, 2015 – 8:00am to 4:00pm Where: West Lawn Turtle Bay is a proud sponsor of the Makahiki Kuilima. Makahiki Kuilima is …Read More »

Hawaii Amatuer Surfing Association Contest at Turtle Bay Resort

Photo: New WSL member, Keanu Asing busting at Turtle Bay. When: Saturday, January 17, 2015 – 9:00am to Sunday, January 18, 2015 – 4:00pm Where: The …Read More »

Power Icon Taylor Knox signs head-to-toe deal with Reef

Knox known for his carvy, powerful style & fitness program Surf News Network, 11 January, 2015 – Reef has signed legendary California surfer and longtime Reef rider, Taylor …Read More »

Backdoor, Pipe deliver epic day for Da Hui Shootout

Mason Ho © Pete Hodgson Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Backdoor, Pipeline North Shore Oahu 10 – 11 January 2014 Dramatic action and unique camaraderie theme …Read More »

Watch the Da Hui Shoot Out Live

Final day is firing! http://watermanleague.com/events/2015-da-hui-backdoor-shootout  

Guy Takayama debuts Pahoa & Kanaloa Hyper performance models

Surf News, 10 January, 2015 – Known for his progressive longboard and fun board shapes, surfboard shaper Guy Takayama has added two new performance models to his …Read More »

So you think you wanna be a Pro Surfer?

Well, you and about 2000 other talents will have to get past these 3 guys minimum…Watch this Red Bull presentation of what it takes. Season …Read More »

Surftech aggressively pairs down line of surfboards

Decision frees up resources to focus on new models  Surf News Network, 6 January, 2015. Carlsbad – Surftech announced today its new lineup of shapers and brands for …Read More »

It was not their time…

Not only an amazing story but the way they tell it….smile and freak.

Depactus. Matt Meola

Men of Extraordinary Pursuits Born and bred on Maui, Matt Meola is a product of his Valley Isle environment. Surfing, fishing, or hunting is about …Read More »

The 2015 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout in Memory of Duke

Call 596SURF for status. Mahalo. DA HUI is proud to announce that starting Monday, January 5th thru Saturday, January 17th, 2015 – we will be …Read More »

Goodbye ASP, Hello World Surf League

In open letter WSL CEO Paul Speaker welcomes surf fans  Surf News Network,  January, 2015. It’s now official, the Association of Surfing Professionals is the …Read More »

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