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  • Can a flag save you from shark attack? Cape Town says yes

    24 December, 2014 - SHARKS: The City of Cape Town has urged beachgoers and bathers to be vigilant whilst on beaches notorious for their shark encounters. The city issued an official warning systems, called the four flag system, in order to warn bathers and surfers of the shark activity spotted on the different beaches that are being watched.

  • Sancho's contribution to 'biggest wave ever ridden' forum
    Sancho's contribution to 'biggest wave ever' debate

    23 December, 2014 - VIDEO: On Thursday December 11th, the Billabong Adventure Division went to Nazare for the biggest swell of the season so far. They met with Garret Mc Namara, Sebastian Steudner, Ross Clark Jones and their team to surf huge waves in Nazare at the infamous Praia do Norte.

  • Who's In? ASP (now WSL) lists 2015 world tour

    22 December, 2014 - ASP: The 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour season has come to a close, with Brazilian phenom Gabriel Media clinching his inaugural men’s title and Australian sensation Stephanie Gilmore claiming a sixth women’s title. The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) will become the World Surf League (WSL) in 2015

  • Holiday Hardgoods Guide - Stuff You Need To Surf

    21 December, 2014 - PRODUCTS: The surf industry is focused on boardshorts, t-shirts and occasionally wireless speakers. But what about the core goods we need to make a daily session do-able? We're talking about hardgoods. You rely on your leash, your fins and wetsuit each session and hopefully you don't have to think about them because that means they're working properly. Yes, wireless bluetooth speakers are sexy, but they won't help you out in the water. In this article is a sampling of equipement we've had the pleasure to get to know.

  • Julian Wilson wins the pipe masters
    Wilson wins Billabong Pipe Masters & Vans Triple Crown

    19 December, 2014 - ASP CT: AustralianJulian Wilson has won both the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing after defeating World Champion elect Gabriel Medina (BRA) in the closest Pipe Final on record. The victory marks his only win of the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) and his second CT win of his career. He pocketed $100,000 for the event win and a bonus $50,000 for the Triple Crown series.

  • Gabriel Medina crowned 2014 ASP World Champion

    19 December, 2014 - ASP: Gabriel Medina, 20, made history today, becoming the first Brazilian to claim the prestigious ASP World Title, besting an international field of world-class athletes on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT). The young Brazilian secured his remarkable world surfing crown at the final stop of the season, the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons on Oahu’s North Shore.

  • Big-wave surfing wraps up inaugural WickrX event

    18 December, 2014 - BIG-WAVE: Twelve female big-wave surfers paddled out at Mavericks on Wednesday as the culmination of a six-week, first-of-its kind production called the WickrX Super Sessions. The event was put together to raise the profile of women’s big-wave surfing. Keala Kennelly, Paige Alms, Bianca Valenti, Andrea Moller, Sarah Gerhardt and others sp

  • Salt Creek turns on for Surfing America Prime event

    17 December, 2014 - CONTESTS: The Surfing America Prime Series scored again as a major southern California storm finished blowing through Salt Creek around 4:30 AM and competitors were greeted with offshore wind groomed 5 to 7 foot peaks. The best U18 surfers in the west wasted no time dismantling the consistent peaks. On Saturday the Boys Under 18 and Boys Under 16 division battled it out until sundown leaving the finals for Sunday morning. San Clemente’s Griffin Colapinto dazzled the judges with a super technica

  • Bonne, Cinta and Dede take top honors in Bali

    16 December, 2014 - Kuta, Bali - The 4th annual Asian Surfing Championships Awards Video Presentation took place on Saturday, December 13th at Mantra Dine & Cocktail Bar in Bali to celebrate and congratulate Asia’s 2014 Men’s, Women’s, and Junior surfing champions. Receiving championship awards this year were Dede Suryana (Cimaja, West Java) in the Men’s Division, Yasnyiar “Bonne” Gea in the Women’s Division, Raju Sena in the Junior Division and in a first time ASC award, Cinta Hansel in the Junior Women’s Division. Until this year the ASC has never crowned a junio

  • Wetsuit Review: Body Glove Vapor X Red Cell

    15 December, 2014 - REVIEWS: In a nutshell, the most exciting thing about the new Body Glove Vapor X Red Cell is the interior lining of the neoprene. While fluffy, quick-drying neoprenes with more insulative properties are the norm on wetsuits these days, Body Glove claims their Red Cell lining actually redirects heat back to your body. Let’s back up. OK, a few years ago we discovered that your body heats air more efficiently than water, thus wetsuits with plushier, water repellent linings kept you warmer. The Body Glove Red Cell material looks like several other fluffy interior neoprenes, but the ad-line is that the Red Cell redirects infrared rays back to the body, thus heating more efficiently.

More News

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Call to kill tagged shark in West Oz suspended
Boulanger, Yeomans big in Revolt In Style Holiday issue
EPA sued over failing to strengthen stormwater rules
Burleigh Heads next in line to host World Surf League event
World Surf League to launch 2015 season in Huntington
Behind the Magic: Joli captures historic Pipe event
East Coast legend Mike Tabeling passes on
Kiwi Pride: Ricardo Christie takes up where Quinn left off
Prez Tweets, nation roars as Brazil celebrates Gabriel
Winter Solstice: Shortest day sparks long traditions
Medina uses FCS II Performer fins throughout 2014
Behind the Magic: Joli captures historic Pipe event
East Coast legend Mike Tabeling passes on
Kiwi Pride: Ricardo Christie takes up where Quinn left off
Prez Tweets, nation roars as Brazil celebrates Gabriel
Winter Solstice: Shortest day sparks long traditions
Medina uses FCS II Performer fins throughout 2014

Videos

C'mon, jump into some big, big Nazaré

Andrew Cotton, Garrett McNamara, Tom Butler, Eric Rebiere, Sancho and others look like cartoon drawings during this...

Mundaka locals post up at heaving Skeleton Bay
Gabriel Medina's world title year in under 2 minutes
Probing insight into the life of Gabriel Medina
Jamie Mitchell's Mavericks paddle-in beast
One of the most dramatic days of surfing wrapped in 4 minutes

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