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9.30.09

Lay Day for Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic, Beachley Potentially Faces Last Heat

Event officials have called Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic competition off today due to the lack of waves on offer this morning on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. With plenty of time remaining in the event waiting period, surfers and officials have decided to wait for the swell to increase before resuming competition. “We’ve got deteriorating swell out […]

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9.30.09

Bartels and Gilmore Lead Opening Day of Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic

DEE WHY, New South Wales (Wednesday, September 30, 2009) – The opening day of the Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic saw current ASP World No. 5 Melanie Bartels (HAW), 27, and reigning two-time ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 21, lead the world’s best women’s surfers through Round 1 in two-to-three foot (1 metre) surf […]

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9.30.09

Industry News

Tsunami slams Samoa islands after 8.0 quake

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – Towering tsunami waves spawned by a powerful earthquake swept ashore on Samoa and American Samoa early Tuesday, flattening villages, killing at least 34 people and leaving dozens of workers missing at devastated National Park Service facilities. Cars and people were swept out to sea by the fast-churning waters as survivors […]

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9.29.09

Industry News

"Perfect for Flat Days" – Xcel's Bede Durbidge on Becoming PADI Certified Diver

HALEIWA, OAHU, HAWAII – SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 – ASP World Tour surfer Bede Durbidge is now a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certified diver, having recently completed the PADI Open Water course with Sundive Dive Centre in the waters of Byron Bay, Australia. “You’ve definitely got to try [diving] and get certified,” said Durbidge […]

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9.29.09

Industry News

Rip Curl International Presents Rubber Soul 2

Costa Mesa, CA (September 28, 2009): Rip Curl International has released its latest high performance surf film, Rubber Soul 2, and will be distributing it digitally through a downloadable and preview option on ripcurl.com. The film features Rip Curl’s leading surfers, including Mick Fanning, Owen Wright, Taylor Knox, Matt Wilkinson, Ricky Basnett, Stuey Kennedy, and […]

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9.29.09

Industry News

Art Show To Benefit SurfAid International

Kind Lines is an art show and auction to benefit Surfaid International. The event, to take place in September of 2009 in NYC, was created by Rick Malwitz, of the Brooklyn-based Malwitz Custom Surfboards. Malwitz wanted to raise money for Surfaid in a creative, fun way that would celebrate surf culture and art. When he […]

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9.29.09

Round 1 of Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic is ON

DEE WHY, New South Whales (Wednesday, September 30, 2009) – Stop No. 3 of 7 on the 2009 ASP Women’s World Tour is underway this morning with the Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic in two-to-three foot (1 metre) conditions at Dee Why in New South Whales with sunny skies and light offshore winds. The opening day […]

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9.29.09

Industry News

Red Bull Pulls Eastern Canada's Top Surfers for a Full Moon Session

- The Atlantic Ocean will witness the East Coast’s top 12 surfers ride its breaks under a full moon, as their teammate photographers maneuver for the night’s best images - HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – September 22, 2009 – Eastern Canada’s top twelve surfers will gather in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia for an open surf session under […]

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9.29.09

Industry News

SACRED CRAFT Surf Expo Announces Schedule

Two days of surf culture at Del Mar Fairgrounds includes live shaping, live glassing, a surfboard ‘antique roadshow’, seminars, live music, art, autographs, book signings & exhibits Del Mar, Ca. (SEPTEMBER 30, 2009) – Anticipation is running high for the 3rd Annual Sacred Craft Consumer Surf Expo. Hundreds of the world’s greatest shapers and surfboard […]

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