Preservation of U.S. territory in the South Pacific will expand
President Obama, under executive order, is looking to further expand the protection of these monuments by increasing the size of the protected area from a total of 77,000 square miles to 782,000 square miles. Under this status, commercial fishing and drilling would be banned.
Darren Handley of DHD breaks down Steph's Lowers sled
Steph Gilmore Height: 5’10″ Weight: 146 lbs. Shaper: DHD Model: Duck Nuts Length: 5’9″ Width: 18 1/8″ Thickness: 2 1/8″ Volume: 24.21L Tail Width: 14 1/8″ Bottom Contour: Single to double Glassing: Single top and bottom, plus carbon patches How long has Steph been riding this model? She’s been riding that board on and off in any […]
Travis Lee of Channel Islands breaks down Jordy's winning Lowers board
Jordy Smith Height: 6’3” (190.5 cm) Weight: 189 lbs. (85.73 kg) Shaper: Channel Islands Model: Girabbit Length: 6’1” Width: 19.25” Thickness: 2.63” Volume: 31.8 Tail: Squash Fins: Futures Am-2 Height: 4.73″ Base: 4.64″ Area: 15.98″ Foil: Flat Was Jordy’s board made specifically for the Hurley Pro? Yeah, this board was made specifically for Lowers. It was […]
Identical wave and heat scores for entirely different surfing
In their Hurley Pro Round 3 heat at Lowers, both Adriano de Souza and Filipe Toledo literally went wave for wave all the way to the final moments. The pair ended the heat two identical scores posted: 8.77 and 7.90. So what’s a pro to do? The ASP has a rule for such a scenario. […]
The girls set the pace for Day 1 of the Swatch Women's Pro
The opening day of the Swatch Women’s Pro at Lower Trestles saw the world’s premiere female surfers hit the cobbles in rippable 4- to 5-foot conditions. As the first women’s WT at Lowers, and with a tightening race for the world title on the line, many of the contestants were chomping at the bit for […]
Proposed ban on SUPs falters in Hawaii
If approved, the ban on SUPS would be imposed at lineups between the Ala Moana boat harbor and Kewalo Basin on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from 3 pm until 9 pm. As a pilot program, if approved, it would be in effect for a year.
Climate change and rising sea levels are drowning the islands of Kiribati
If nothing is done, Kiribati will go down into the ocean.
The star is set to embark on a different type of world tour
The Amazing Race, the CBS show that pits duos against each other for a chance to win a cool million bucks, has signed up Bethany Hamilton and her husband Adam Dirks to appear as contestants in the upcoming 25th season. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, it’s kind of a big deal and attracts an […]
Highlights of accidents from the Teahupoo Offramp
Let’s start by saying that we know it’s hard—nay, impossible—to play it cool when you’ve just exited a perfect 10-foot barrel at Teahupoo. We get it. But what we saw in the realm of kickouts at the Billabong Pro Tahiti was nearly as entertaining as the tubes themselves. Whether it was Kelly Slater awkwardly jumping […]
Red Bull's Cape Fear Challenge is on at Ours
"There's no wave in the world from 6 to 10 feet that is heavier than it. Deep-water swells pitch on a super shallow ledge that's covered with razor blade barnacles and then it breaks only 10-15 meters from the cliff face. So if you fall off and don't hit the bottom, chances are you're going to get washed in to that cliff face. There are plenty of dangers and few people willing to navigate them." —Mark Mathews