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1.26.10

Contest Wire

Quiksilver Ku Ikaika, presented by C4 Waterman Eyes Upcoming Swell

(Makaha, HI) – January 26, 2010 — Organizers of the third annual Quiksilver Ku Ikaika Challenge, presented by C4 Waterman, are closely watching a developing swell that could see the event run this weekend. While tomorrow’s swell has officially been ruled a no-go, the following system may deliver contestable waves of 15-feet-plus this Sunday into […]

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1.26.10

Contest Wire

Volcom Pipeline Pro: Large Swells Due Tomorrow through Weekend

Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu, HI – (Jan. 26, 2010) – Competitors will have one more day to make final preparations for the $120,000 Volcom Pipeline Pro before conditions get serious once again along Oahu’s North Shore. Contest Director Marty Thomas called a lay day today due to small, head-high waves at Pipe, but extra-large surf […]

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1.25.10

Contest Wire

Hawaiians Remain in the Hunt at Quiksilver World Junior Championships

It was another full day of action at Piha, site of the QUIKSILVER ISA JUNIOR WORLD SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS. On Monday New Zealand showed the world just how beautiful it can be as the weather and waves cleaned up overnight. A dominant lefthander appeared at podium one for the boys under 16 and under 18, while […]

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1.25.10

Contest Wire

Weather Forces Second Lay Day at Volcom Pipeline Pro

Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu, HI – (Jan. 24, 2010) – Pipeline was 4- to 6-feet this-morning, but reports from the West Side of Oahu, one hour away, warned of heavy lightning, thunder, rain and onshore winds that are headed for the Volcom Pipeline Pro. Contest Director Marty Thomas elected to pull the plug on the […]

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1.25.10

Contest Wire

Fourth Day was Final Day for Indonesian Team at the ISA Quiksilver World Junior Surfing Championships in New Zealand

Team Indonesia will be on the sidelines for the remainder of the ISA Quiksilver World Junior Surfing Championships in New Zealand, as another day of testing conditions defeated them in their mission to advance further into the Repercharge rounds and into final medal contention. The start of the day showed promise with the weather conditions […]

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1.25.10

Contest Wire

Hawaii World Junior Team Day Four in New Zealand

The winds blow all dayŠ onshore creating waves and unpredictable conditions at Piha, site of the ISA JUNIOR WORLD SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS. And so far the Verizon Wireless Hawaii Junior Surf Team has not lost anyone to the chop and inconsistencies. In the much dreaded Repercharge rounds at podium 2 on Sunday Keanu Asing eliminated the […]

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1.25.10

Contest Wire

The Verizon Wireless Hawaii Junior World Team in New Zealand

Field General Rainos Hayes said it best, ³With the weather comes the surf.² Not like Hawaii which is buffeted by swells from all directions, some generated thousands of miles away, Piha in New Zealand was hit straight ahead with a monster storm, rain, wind and a sea that became a virtual storm drain on Friday […]

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1.22.10

Contest Wire

Brutal Conditions Face Indonesian Team on Day Two of ISA Quiksilver Junior World Surfing Championships

New Zealand: In conditions that Team Coach Tipi Jabrik said “nobody would ever surf in unless there was a contest on”, thankfully only one member of the Indonesian team had to paddle out and do battle with the brutal elements on Day Two of the ISA Quiksilver Junior World Surfing Championships. The incessant and howling […]

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1.21.10

Contest Wire

Volcom Pipeline Pro Starts Sunday

VOLCOM PIPELINE PRO 1.23.10 – 2.5.10 $120,000 5-star ASP Hawaii Event 112 surfers from 13 nations. Andy Irons – Bruce Irons – Rob Machado – Sunny Garcia – Clay Marzo – Dean Morrison – Gavin Beschen – Mark Healey – Reef McIntosh – Mark Mathews – Fred Patacchia – Dusty Payne – John John Florence […]

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1.21.10

Contest Wire

Indonesia's Junior Surf Team Completes First Qualifying Round at ISA Quiksilver World Junior Surfing

With the first day of competition at the ISA Quiksilver World Junior Surfing Championships, three of the eight Indonesian junior surfers advanced directly into Round 3, while the remaining five will surf in Round 2 tomorrow in hopes of joining their teammates in Round 3. In the Under 16 Division, Jeren Kiring and Ediana Putra […]

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