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10.3.11

Contest Wire

Women Open Oakley World Pro Junior Bali with Style

CANGGU, Bali/Indonesia (Monday, 3 October, 2011) - The Oakley World Pro Junior Bali got off to a great start today with the Women’s Round 1 action. The day began with an opening ceremony where all competitors dressed in traditional Balinese attire and a local chief performed a blessing ceremony on the sands of Echo Beach, […]

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9.30.11

Industry News

New Fin Company Launches Screwless Fin System

Fin-S has been working closely with top board manufacturers like Lost Surfboards. About the Fin-S system, Lost's master shaper Matt Biolos says, "The fin system market hasn't moved forward in years. The current leaders have developed fantastic arrays of aftermarket fins, but the actual insertion systems have remained static. The Fin-S system is a step forward in tool-less insertion and removal of fins and has a smooth and tight connection. Many of our team riders and I are excited to use this new choice in removable fins."

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9.30.11

Contest Wire

¬The Quiksilver City Of Newport Beach Championships Presented By Jack’s Surfboards Goes Down at 54th Street

Huntington Beach, CA (September 27, 2010) - For more than two decades, the Quiksilver City of Newport Beach Championships presented by Jack’s Surfboards has arrived with the final days of summer and is always met with open arms and toothy grins by Orange County surfers and fans alike. Paying homage to the Hottest 100 Yards […]

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9.29.11

Contest Wire

Women’s World Tour Top 17 Announced

Dream Tour Surfers Locked In for 2012

Dream Tour surfers locked in for 2012.

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9.28.11

Contest Wire

Manuel Wins Billabong Girls Azores Islands Pro, ASP PRIME Begins in Epic Waves

SAO MIGUEL, Azores Islands (Wednesday, September 28, 2011) – Malia Manuel (Kauai, HAW) 16, has won the ASP 6-Star Billabong Girls Azores Islands Pro defeating Felicity Palmateer (Perth, AUS) 19, is a low scoring final which saw the lead change several times, 11.90 to 10.40 in excellent 3-4ft peaks at Praia de Santa Barbara. The […]

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9.28.11

Contest Wire

Top Seeds Survive Tough Conditions at ASP 6-Star Billabong Girls Azores Islands Pro

SAO MIGUEL, Azores Islands (Tuesday, September 27, 2011) – The ASP 6-Star Billabong Girls Azores Islands Pro completed the remaining six heats of Round 1 of competition with all Top Seeds advancing in tough wind affected 3ft waves at Praia de Santa Barbara. An afternoon call for a possible start to Round 2 of competition […]

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9.28.11

Industry News

Team Primo Eyes World Championship at Molokai Hoe Paddling Race

In what is regarded as the most prestigious event in long-distance outrigger canoe paddling, Hawaii’s Team Primo is readying themselves for an event win over their Tahitian counterparts as they train like there’s no tomorrow for the 59h annual Molokai Hoe race, taking place on October 9.

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9.27.11

Industry News

Medina Re-Signs Multi Year Deal with Rip Curl

Gabriel Medina (BRA), 17, has turned heads in the surfing world over the last two years as an absolutely dominant force on the international stage of ASP PRIME and 6-Star events. Medina’s valiant effort has earned him the right to compete among surfing’s finest despite his young age and last week saw the young Brazilian put on an impressive opening performance at the Hurley Pro at Trestles. Medina’s future continues to look bright and the high-flying goofy-footer just locked down a new multi-year contract with his main sponsor, Rip Curl.

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9.26.11

Industry News

Canadian Surf Film Festival Welcomes Google Sponsorship and Special Guests, September 29 – October 2

(Halifax, NS) – The Canadian Surf Film Festival (CSFF) kicks off its second annual event this Thursday, September 29, welcoming special guests and an exciting new sponsorship by tech leader, Google. “It’s a real vote of confidence to have the support of an operation like Google,” says CSFF Development Director, Keith Maddison. “And to be […]

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