Global Surf News
30 April, 2013 : - TEAM: Tiago Pires is Portugal’s first qualifier on the elite ASP World Championship Tour and The Portuguese Tige has more than an ample following of passionate Europeans backing him amongst the world’s elite. In his sixth year as a member of the elite ASP Top 34, Pires has had a slow start to 2013, posting a 25th on the Gold Coast and a 13th at Bells Beach in the opening two events. The powerful natural-footer then traveled home to recharge following the Australian leg and scored incredible surf during the Portuguese
30 April, 2013 : - ASP:The Billabong Rio Pro, the upcoming third stop on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour, will commence without defending champion John John Florence (HAW), 20, who has officially withdrawn. The defending event champion was sidelined during the opening stop of the year with an ankle injury sustained on the Gold Coast. Florence was unable to compete at the second stop on tour at Bells Beach and has opted out of the Billabong Rio Pro in hopes of healing 100% before rejoining the elite ranks
29 April, 2013 : - INDUSTRY: After a successful initial launch in November of 2012, Grassracks is ready to release their second round of products just in time for summer. Having spent the rest of winter engineering and designing better products, these Malvern, PA-based board sport enthusiasts have given us something to get excited about. The new line of bamboo racks caters to each individual board sport, skiing, and biking, making them better for displaying and organizing
29 April, 2013 : - TEAM: Después de cinco intentos, a sus 16 de años de edad, Noe Mar McGonagle de Playa Pavones, logró finalmente salir ganador en Open tras conquistar hoy la Copa Oakley, quinta fecha del Circuito Nacional Olympus 2013 presentado por Adrenaline Rush en las olas de Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa, en una doble victoria con su hermana Leilani que repitió en Femenino
29 April, 2013 : - SUP: Connor Baxter (Starboard) builds on his momentum in 2013 with a win on day 1 of the Ubatuba Pro Grand Slam, the World Series Sprint Racing. With a stacked field of athlete featuring amongst the world's best paddlers, Connor was able to work his way through the heats, and keep ahead of arch rival, Kai Lenny (Naish) to take the all important win.
29 April, 2013 : - VIDEO: Alejo Muniz and Filipe Toledo surf their way up and down Australia. The Brazilian duo score in The Lucky Country, from cold Bells Beach to the warmer Gold Coast spots.
29 April, 2013 : - TRAVEL: The next morning the wind helped me decide to point Swell toward the mainland. Heather woke up in the night with pain in her right ear. I cringed at the mere notion of ear pain but was sure that the worst was over if she started on my super powered eardrops and rested that day. We caught another nice tuna on the way over and dropped anchor right in front of the Private Panama Surf Island surf camp. That afternoon Mitch paddled out from the camp and filled us in on the waves and happenings
29 April, 2013 : - ISC: In a late afternoon ceremony today in the village of Katiet on Sipora Island in the Mentawai Islands of West Sumatra, after several speeches and trophy presentations, Regent Yudas Sabbagalet sounded the drum to officially announce the end of the Mentawai Pro presented by Rip Curl Asian Surfing Championship Premium grade international surfing competition that started on April 21st
29 April, 2013 : - VIDEO: Twenty three year old Lee Ann Curren is a pro surfer, musician and the daughter of surf legend Tom Curren. Hitting NYC for the first ever US performance by her band Betty The Shark, Lee Ann dropped in on dose for some roof top hang time with Tim to talk about her double life of surfing the world with the Roxy team while maintaining her musical aspirations
29 April, 2013 : - FILM: After the huge audience success enjoyed by Big Friday last year, and the quality of its movie proposals, this year sees the birth of SAVAGE CINEMA, a new section in collaboration with Red Bull Media House, set to bring the best from the world of action sports, adventure, and the great outdoors to San Sebastian
29 April, 2013 : - TEAM: The South African surfing team leaves for Santa Catalina in Panama today to join approximately 150 surfers from over 25 nations in the 2013 ISA World Surfing Games. Regarded as the 'Olympics of Surfing', the ISA World Surfing Games is a competition for teams of four Men and two Women who compete for the title of World Team Champions as well as individual honours. The event gets under
29 April, 2013 : - CONTEST: Every year since the 1980s the beaches of California have been the scene for a highly original contest: a surfshop battle. Each surf shop enters a team of employees and takes on its neighbours in an attempt to win the title of best surf shop in the USA.In 2013, Oakley is stoked to bringing this concept to Europe and now presents the first Oakley Surf Shop Challenge this side of the Atlantic.
29 April, 2013 : - VIDEO: It's been a long six months since Hurricane Sandy has made landfall; the relief efforts are still going, and going strong thanks to Jon Rose and Waves for Water. Press play to relive one man's account of the storm and to see how Jon Rose, along with locals, are rebuilding homes and lives on the east coast.
29 April, 2013 : - VIDEO: Oney Anwar has won the 2013 Mentawai Pro. The 19-year-old from Lakey Peak, Sumbawa ripped his way to victory over Bali's Garut Widiarta in the Final, held at picture-perfect Lance's Right.
28 April, 2013 : - CONTEST:Epic waves greeted competitors on the final day of the Kailis' King of the Point at Trigg Beach today. With light winds and a bump in the swell overnight, clean sets rolled through Trigg Point all morning. The action in the water was red hot as contestants battled it out for a spot in the finals and to ultimately be crowned 'King of the Point' to go home five thousand dollars richer
27 April, 2013 : - CONTEST: Day two of Perth's premiere surfing event, Kailis' King of the Point kicked off this morning at Trigg Beach in slightly smaller, but far cleaner conditions than yesterday. The day commenced and ended with some impressive surfing from the blue ribbon Open Men's division, with a nail-biting end to the day as surfers throw everything at their chance to make into tomorrow's man-on-man quarter finals
27 April, 2013 : - ISC: In flawless 4-5 foot barreling Lance’s Right this afternoon, Sumbawa’s Oney Anwer bested Bali’s Garut Widiarta to claim victory on Day 3 of the Mentawai Pro, receiving the winner’s check for Rp 25 million (approximately $2,500 USD) and a specially carved Mentawai boatsmens paddle as a unique souvenir to take home
26 April, 2013 : - INDUSTRY: More than 100 employees from 30 surf industry companies attended yesterday’s SIMA Boot Camp P.M.: What Action Sports Can (And Should) Learn From Motion Picture Marketing. The event featured a conversation with Anna Yeager, Creative Director and Lead Theatrical Marketing Producer, Herzog & Company, and proved to be a valuable educational seminar for all. Yeager shared her invaluable insight into what makes successful film marketing so, and related her knowledge and key
26 April, 2013 : - SUP: Pensacola, Florida: 109 dedicated standup paddleboard racers battled beautiful but cool and windy conditions at Coastal Paddle Company’s 2nd Annual Five Flags Paddleboard Classic at The Grand Marlin on Pensacola Beach on Saturday, April 20th. The successful event featured a 1 mile race, a 3 mile race and a 1 mile kids fun race with courses slightly modified due to the water conditions in the Santa Rosa Sound
26 April, 2013 : - LITERATURE: In addition to a new logo and a fresh look, the 2013 BLUE Yearbook offers 164 pages on the proven rich mix of fascinating photos, insider stories, exclusive interviews and features from the German Surf Scene. In this year's Portugal special five German expats tell their personal stories about the different coastal regions of the country. So you expect lots of insider tips about the Algarve, Lisbon, Ericeira, Peniche and the Beira Litoral - Portugal's northern coast