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10.20.10

Industry News

Classic Conditions on Day Two of ASP 6-Star Quiksilver Pro Portugal

RIBEIRA D’ILHAS/ERICEIRA, Portugal (Wednesday, October 20, 2010) – The Quiksilver Pro Portugal and Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) sanctioned Men’s Star Series event witnessed an overnight increase in swell allowing for a great day of competitive surfing at the legendary point break of Ribeira D’Ilhas. Lines in the 4-5ft range wrapped along the point producing

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10.19.10

Features

What’s to Come from Ryan Hipwood

Aussie big-wave charger and Who Is JOB co-star Ryan Hipwood is launching a new website on October 30–and if it’s anything like this trailer, the new site should be worth checking out. ryanhipwooddotcom teaser from ryan hipwood on Vimeo.

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10.19.10

Industry News

Lay Day for ASP PRIME O'Neill Cold Water Classic California

SANTA CRUZ, California/USA (Tuesday, October 19, 2010) – After monitoring conditions throughout the morning, inconsistent surf in the one-to-three foot (.5 metre) range forced event organizers at the ASP PRIME O’Neill Cold Water Classic California to call competition off for today. “We were hoping to finish Round 1 today but after watching conditions all morning,

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10.19.10

Features

Ian Cairns on Slater's Tenth World Title

With a win at the Rip Curl Pro Portugal and a commanding lead over World No. 2 Jordy Smith, Kelly Slater is closing in on his unprecedented 10th World Title. Grind TV’s Chris Mauro and Head Coach of the PacSun USA Surf Team Ian Cairns breakdown Kelly’s run thus far and what to expect beyond

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10.18.10

Features

Surfing The China River Bore

Each year, millions of spectators flock to the shore of the Qiantang River in southeastern China to watch the world-renowned tidal bore rush through the city. The bore, caused by a massive tidal shift and the bottleneck shape of Hangzhou Bay (that makes it easy for the tide to flow in, but difficult for it

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10.18.10

Features

Geoff Moysa & Pat Towersey Save A Life

A kneeboarder was close to death while at 54th Street in Newport Beach this past past week, but was saved by people out in the line-up and on the sand. Kenny Honingford took off on a set wave, he drove down the line, the wave closed out and the lip clipped his board which sent it

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10.13.10

Industry News

VANS PRESENTS THE 2010 HIC PRO

Official Qualifier of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing $85,000 4-Star ASP Regional Event Sunset Beach, Hawaii Waiting Period: October 28th – November 10th After 26 successful years at Sunset Beach, on Oahu’s famed North Shore, The XCEL PRO is now The HIC PRO. With Vans as the presenting sponsor, the event has been upgraded to

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10.13.10

Industry News

Rip Curl Pro Portugal Completes Round 4 at Belgas, Possible Finish Tomorrow

BELGAS, Peniche/Portugal (Wednesday, October 13, 2010) – The Rip Curl Pro Portugal completed Round 4 this afternoon in punchy two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at the backup venue of Belgas. Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Portugal executed the three-man, non-elimination Round 4 this afternoon with

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10.12.10

Features

California Surf Film Fest Honors Big-Wave Surfing

Gary Linden, the patriarch of West Coast big-wave riding, stood in front of the California Surfing Museum in Oceanside last Friday night, greeting attendees at a VIP party that was one of numerous events in the museum’s annual surf film festival. It was Big Wave Film Night, with screenings of Derek Dunfee’s Down With The

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10.11.10

Features

Oakley ASP World Pro Junior Finals Coverage

This past week in perfect Keramas, Australian prodigies Jack Freestone and Tyler Wright cemented themselves into surf history when they won the prestigious Oakley ASP World Pro Junior. In a field consisting of the world’s best pro juniors, it was Freestone and Wright’s dominant display of progressive surfing that claimed victory. “I’m so happy, I

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