Author Archives: Gary Kewley

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

WORLD’S BEST RIP INTO ROUND 1 AT BELLS BEACH

Jeremy Flores (FRA) got off to a strong start after defeating Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) and Taj Burrow (AUS) in the opening heat of Round 1. Image: …Read More »

ICONIC RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH SET TO START TODAY NOONISH, HI TIME

Ranking leaders Filipe Toledo (BRA) and Carissa Moore (HAW) will look to carry their momentum into the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, which begins Tuesday in …Read More »

Breaking Down Bells with WSL

The Break As a location, Bells Beach isn’t exactly idyllic. It’s cold and regularly crowded. But Victoria, Australia’s famous break presents its own form of …Read More »

Turkey Melt. P Pass Treat

The place is getting more popular and here’s why…but be warned…80% of the planets surfing population couldn’t surf it without a ER nearby. Free Refills …Read More »

Mason Ho named Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach wildcard

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach. Pic: Mason Ho © Rip Curl/Warbick World Surfing League Championship Tour event Bells Beach, Victoria Australia 1 – 12 April …Read More »

Paddle out for Pete

Today, Sunday 10am at Kewalo Point Aloha Friends, I have sad news.  My friend Pete Thompson passed away recently.  He was a true Friend of Kewalos. At Pete’s …Read More »

90 Seconds with John John Florence

Our Opinion: Very little second guessing that JJF knows how to fly on waves. The sheer power, speed and laser precision of radical surfing in …Read More »

Top 5 big-wave rides of the year drawn for XXL awards

Jaws, Puerto Escondido, The Right & Cow Bombie take center stage. photo: Mick Corbett, Cow Bombie © Jamie Scott Surf News Network, 26 March, 2015. …Read More »

Man dies after pulled from water at Kewalo Basin

Photo: KHON2 Emergency Medical Services received the call just after 9 a.m. Wednesday the 25th as a near drowning. Surfers, bystanders and responding firefighters helped …Read More »

Kids 3-12 years old take over Queen’s surf for two days

T&C Surf / Surfer Magazine Grom Contest presented by Chili’s Grill & Bar Queen’s, Waikiki Oahu 16 – 17 May 2015 Surf News Network, 25 …Read More »

Scientists Just Created Crystals That Make Breathing Underwater A Possibility

Surfers take note. A day may come when life vests aren’t needed. Danish scientists are a step closer to helping those suffering from respiratory ailments thanks …Read More »

NSSA Hawaii regionals score beautiful conditions

NSSA Hawaii Regional Championships National Scholastic Surfing Championships Kewalo Basin, Oahu 16 – 18 March 2015 Seth Moniz takes home Open Men’s division at Kewalo …Read More »

Arctic sea ice smallest on record

New signs of climate change, as sea ice plummets to record low Surf News Network, 23 March, 2015. Antarctica – The global coastal community got more …Read More »

Josh Moniz is the new Pipeline Junior Pro Champ!

Josh Moniz of Honolulu posted the top scoring ride and tube of the Pipe Pro Junior today, earning a near-perfect 9.8 to open his account …Read More »

Ha ‘a Keaulana joins T&C Surf as latest ambassador

Big Mahalos to T&C for supporting photographer and model from legendary Hawaiian family! Surf News Network, 21 March, 2015.  Ha ‘a Keaulana—daughter of waterman Brian Keaulana and granddaughter of …Read More »

KEALA KENNELLY WINS SURF N SEA PIPELINE WOMEN’S PRO

SETH MONIZ SETS BAR AT MEN’S PIPE PRO JUNIOR WITH ONE MORE DAY OF COMP Keala Kennelly (HAW) drew upon decades of Pipeline experience to …Read More »

MEET BETHANY HAMILTON AT HIC

  HIC Ala Moana Center Saturday, March 21 Noon to 2 pm   Surf News Network. Honolulu, Hawaii – March 16, 2015.   Cobian Sandals Ambassador, …Read More »

Stoke or Terror? Tubed baby polarizes surf community

Water torture of sheer stoke? You decide Surf News Network, 18 March, 2015.  The video of a 9-month-old baby getting tubed has divided the online …Read More »

Stewart bests Cunningham at Banzai Pipeline

Two legends go head to head, fin to fin at the Pipe to grab and 1st and 2nd. Quiksilver Bodysurfing Extravaganza Banzai Pipeline, Hawaii 1- 27 …Read More »

Peahi’s Jaws tries to bite down on a skim boarder!

A world record for the biggest Skim Board wave ever ridden. After years of guys talking about and laughing at the idea of someone surfing …Read More »

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