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7.29.11

Industry News

Vans Launches Custom Boardshort Program, Vans Powered by Shortomatic

Delivers Custom Vans Boardshorts in a Wide Array of Colors and Patterns in Just a Few Short Weeks

Cypress, CA (July 28, 2011) – Vans and Shortomatic introduce our premium custom boardshort program, Vans Powered by Shortomatic, now live at www.vans.com/customboardshorts. Vans Powered by Shortomatic allows one to design their own version of Vans’ popular Era Classic boardshorts choosing from an array of 16 colors, six customizable patterns and four vintage prints plus […]

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7.29.11

Contest Wire

International Elite Ready for ASP PRIME Nike US Open of Surfing

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California / USA (Friday, July 29, 2011) – Beginning tomorrow, July 30, 2011 the highly-anticipated Nike US Open of Surfing will commence at the California’s iconic Huntington Beach Pier and this year’s ASP PRIME event is set to host 30 of the elite international ASP World Title Series surfers. The opening weekend of […]

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7.29.11

Contest Wire

Nike US Open of Surfing Represents Final Stop on ASP Women’s World Title Series

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California / USA (Thursday, July 28, 2011) – The final stop on the 2011 ASP Women’s World Title Series will see the ASP Top 17 wrap their season up at the 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing and although Carissa Moore (HAW), 18, clinched her inaugural ASP Women’s World Title earlier this month […]

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7.28.11

Contest Wire

Kiron Jabour Wins Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido in Bombing Barrels

PUERTO ESCONDIDO, Oaxaca / Mexico (Thursday, July 28, 2011) – Kiron Jabour (North Shore, HI), 20, has won the ASP 4-Star Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido to take top-honors in an all-Hawaiian final over Ezekiel Lau (Honolulu, HI), 17, Billy Kemper (Maui, HI), 21, and Clay Marzo (Maui, HI), 22, in bombing six-to-10 foot barrels at […]

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7.28.11

Industry News

Taylor Knox Surf Training Day

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7.28.11

Contest Wire

Wildcard Announced for Quiksilver Pro New York

LONG ISLAND, New York/USA (Wednesday, July 27, 2011) – With less than six weeks to commencement, preparation for the upcoming $1million Quiksilver Pro New York supported by vitaminwater, September 1-15, is hitting fever pitch. The Quiksilver Pro New York supported by vitaminwater is the richest surfing competition to be staged anywhere in the world in […]

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7.27.11

Contest Wire

Simpson Returns to Defend ASP PRIME Nike US Open of Surfing Title

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California / USA (Monday, July 25, 2011) – In less than one week a premier list of surfing talent will flock to Huntington Beach to do battle for the prestigious ASP PRIME Nike US Open of Surfing Title. This year’s event will see elite ASP Dream Tour campaigner and local hero Brett Simpson […]

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7.27.11

Industry News

New Martin Ambassador: Donovan Frankenreiter

Donovan is a pro surfer (15 year veteran), sponsored by major brands such as Billabong, Verizon, Chrysler GM, Coors Light to name a few. Our competitors (Gibson, Taylor, Fender) have been pursuing Donovan for years to play their acoustics but he is a MARTIN MAN indeed! He is also a talented musician having put out […]

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7.27.11

Industry News

New Record for Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction

HONOLULU – (July 25, 2011) – The sixth biennial Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction, presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection, took place in Honolulu on Saturday with $650,000 in vintage surfboards and memorabilia changing hands before a capacity crowd at the Blaisdell Center. A new auction item record was set: $41,000 for a 1920, 9’0″ John […]

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7.27.11

Contest Wire

SuperSurf ASP World Masters Championships Completes Two Rounds at Arpoador

ARPOADOR, Rio de Janeiro / Brasil (Wednesday, July 27, 2011) – The SuperSurf ASP World Masters Championships returned to Rio de Janeiro’s lefthand pointbreak of Arpoador and the day’s proceedings saw several of surfing’s most iconic names take to the water in clean one-to-two foot waves to complete Round 2 of the Masters as well […]

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