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7.22.10

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Round Two Sees Upsets, Standout Performances, and a Return to Snapper

The Gold Coast awoke Saturday morning to a bump in swell overnight and beautiful, sunny conditions, and by 6:30 a.m. Quiksilver Pro officials were already hauling the contest buoys from Snapper over to Duranbah for an early start to Round Two. The weekend crowds started gathering early, and by the time Heat One was done […]

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7.22.10

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Two Hawaiians, an Aussi, and a Kiwi will vie for Roxy Pro Title

Friday on Queensland’s Gold Coast saw the women contestants of the Roxy Pro hit the water again after several days on hold. A slight bump in swell was visible early on Friday morning, prompting rightfully panicky event officials to pull the trigger and take advantage of the shoulder-high, less-than-perfect waves on offer at Duranbah. The […]

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7.22.10

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Jury Rules Against Owl Chapman

An eight-member federal jury in Honolulu found no proof of libel on all counts brought before the court by North Shore shaper Craig Elmer “Owl” Chapman against Journal Concepts Inc. (aka The Surfers Journal, TSJ), Steve Pezman, TSJ’s publisher and Jeff Johnson, author of the TSJ article in question. “It’s a complete victory for the […]

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7.22.10

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SURFER'S Clark "Turbo" Little Charms the Country on Good Morning America

Clark Little has been prowling the danger zones of the Ke Iki and Waimea shorebreaks with his camera for only a couple of years now. What started as a way to put something on the walls of his Pupukea Heights home – and also to satisfy his psycho-sexual fetish for nasty shorebreak – has blown […]

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7.22.10

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Andrew Jacobson Crowned In Santa Cruz

The 2009 Quiksilver King Of The Groms hop, skip and jumped its way up to the chilly waters of Santa Cruz, Saturday February 28, 2009. With fun 1-3 and occasion 4ft inconsistent lines hitting Pleasure Pts 1st Peak, it was more than perfect for the frothing helgies! The KOG U16 utilizes a “skins” format that […]

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7.22.10

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Blake Jones Tells Us What’s Up With Airs

There are few things in surfing that get the old arteries pumping faster than seeing that perfect ramp set before you, just begging for a launch. But sadly, for most of us, our airborne attempts seem to crash and burn more often than not. There’s the dreaded chop-hop (is that really even an air?) that’s […]

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7.22.10

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Jury Trial Underway in Honolulu

Legendary North Shore surfer and alleged colorful Sunset Beach icon Owl Chapman is suing The Surfers Journal (TSJ) in an Oahu Federal Court to answer to charges of libel. The jury trial, which started last week (Feb. 24), will determine whether or not TSJ was libelous for publishing “El Hombre Invisible (With Apologies to William […]

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7.22.10

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Fitzgibbons And Fellow Rookies Stand Out At Duranbah

This morning, in fun but small waves at Duranbah, women’s surfing took another skip in a series of recent steps forward. Though only a few handfuls of spectators stood by in the blazing Monday morning sun, those present witnessed the talent and poise of women’s surfing’s next generation. Sunday evening a rumor went around that […]

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7.22.10

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Slater Continues With Small Boards And Success

The opening day of the 2009 ASP World Tour season got underway this morning, with the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by LG completing Round 1 in clean two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at the backup venue of Duranbah Beach. Event No. 1 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Quiksilver Pro Gold […]

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7.22.10

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2008 ASP Wrapped Up & 2009 ASP Revving at the Starting Line

Pictured: Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew (AUS), 54, ASP International President, in the middle of his farewell speech at the ASP World Champions’ Crowning last night. COOLANGATTA, Australia (Friday, February 27, 2009) – The world’s best surfers congregated at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre last night for the ASP World Champions’ Crowning. Surfing’s “night of […]

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