Industry News

4.5.11

Contest Wire

Defending Event Champion Chelsea Hedges Survives Close Call while Owen Wright Falls at Telstra Drug Aware Pro

MARGARET RIVER, Western Australia (Tuesday, April 5, 2011) - Defending Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Telstra Drug Aware Pro women’s champion Chelsea Hedges (AUS/Gold Coast) survived a very tight round three heat to advance through to the final 12 surfers. Hedges was in third place in her heat with just a minute remaining but […]

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4.4.11

Industry News

Greg Long to be Honored as SIMA’s Waterman of the Year

Congratulations are in order for Greg Long, who’ll be honored as Waterman of the Year at the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) Waterman’s Weekend in August 2011. Hailing from San Clemente, California, Long is at the forefront of big wave surfing, advancing the sport while giving back through his involvement with community groups and environmental […]

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4.4.11

Industry News

Kelly Slater Wins DC’s Destructive Creatures Contest

Congratulations to pro surfer Kelly Slater for winning DC’s Destructive Creatures Contest. The contest recognized the “Most Destructive” moves from the Quiksilver Pro 2011 Gold Coast. When the Quiksilver Pro contest ended DC posted the top three “Destructive Move” videos on its Facebook page at and hosted a one-week voting contest amongst its 4.5 […]

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4.4.11

Contest Wire

Nick Rupp Wins ASP 1-Star DNA Energy Pro Junior

NEW SMYRNA BEACH INLET, Florida / USA (Sunday, April 03, 2011) – Nick Rupp (Ocean Isle Beach, NC), 18, has won the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 1-Star DNA Energy Pro Junior over fellow finalists Noah Schweizer (New Smyrna Beach, FL), 14, Evan Geiselman (New Smyrna Beach, FL), 17, and Californian Luke Davis (Capistrano Beach, […]

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4.1.11

Industry News

Neff Welcomes Evan Geiselman

Dear Evan, Welcome to the NEFF Family, your a rad kid and were hyped to work together for years to come.” Peace, Shaun Neff “Yeah Shaun, I’m extremely excited to be apart of the Neff family and the years to come should be great. Just want to thank you guys for giving me the opportunity […]

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3.31.11

Industry News

Body Glove Hand in Hand for Japan Tsunami Relief

The March 11th earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan has turned out to be the worst in recent history. The hard-hit areas do not have enough food, water electricity or heat and now they have the fear and consequences of nuclear fallout. Body Glove has a long and proud history with Japan and its amazing […]

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3.31.11

Industry News

Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter 11th Annual Art Gala Helps the Community Prevent Water Pollution

March 22, 2011 – San Diego, Calif. – Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter engages the community to help protect local beaches, ocean and waterways. With core campaigns and programs in Clean Water, Beach Access, Beach Preservation and Protecting Special Places, the organization coordinates various local initiatives, including workshops on Ocean Friendly Gardens. All campaigns and […]

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3.30.11

Contest Wire

Evan Geiselman Headlines ASP 1-Star DNA Energy Pro Junior in New Smyrna Beach

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Florida/USA (Tuesday, March 29, 2011) – Defending ASP North America Pro Junior Series Champion Evan Geiselman (New Smyrna Beach, FL), 17, will be the top seed entering stop No. 4 on the ASP North America Pro Junior Series, the ASP 1-Star DNA Energy Pro Junior, which will hit his home break of […]

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3.30.11

Industry News

Primo Salutes Shane Dorian as he Paddles Into the History Books at Jaws

Honolulu, HI (March 29, 2010) — After a career spent testing the limits of heavywater surfing, Shane Dorian, an ambassador for Primo, recently tilted the sport on its axis when he paddled into massive 25-foot-plus waves at Jaws on Maui. A big-wave locale once regarded solely for tow-ins, Dorian’s paddle-in antics at Jaws have reshaped […]

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3.29.11

Contest Wire

Adam Melling Wins ASP 6-Star O’Neill Cold Water Classic New Zealand

GISBORNE, New Zealand (Tuesday, March 29, 2011) – Adam Melling (AUS) has clinched the first event of the 2011 O’Neill Cold Water Classic at Gisborne, New Zealand today claiming the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) six-star event in the last 30 seconds over Brazilian surfer Willian Cardoso. The final took place at The Pines on […]

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