Industry News

10.4.11

Contest Wire

ACTION PACKED DAY OF SURFING AT THE OAKLEY WORLD PRO JUNIOR BALI

CANGGU, Bali/Indonesia (Tuesday, 4 October, 2011) – The Oakley World Pro Junior Bali hit the water at Canggu today in rippable 3-foot surf. Performance levels went through the roof as all the surfers were eager to establish themselves as frontrunners for the 2011 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Junior Title. Stop No. 1 of […]

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10.3.11

Contest Wire

C.J. Hobgood Defeats Nate Yeomans to Win ASP PRIME Billabong Azores Islands Pro

Sao Miguel, Azores Islands (Saturday, October 1, 2011) – C.J. Hobgood (Melbourne, Florida, USA) 32, has won the ASP PRIME Billabong Azores Islands defeating Nate Yeomans (San Clemente, CA) 30, in an epic encounter which came down to an explosive final seven minutes with the lead changing, 17.53 to 15.33 in tricky 3-4ft wind affected […]

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9.30.11

Industry News

New Fin Company Launches Screwless Fin System

Fin-S has been working closely with top board manufacturers like Lost Surfboards. About the Fin-S system, Lost's master shaper Matt Biolos says, "The fin system market hasn't moved forward in years. The current leaders have developed fantastic arrays of aftermarket fins, but the actual insertion systems have remained static. The Fin-S system is a step forward in tool-less insertion and removal of fins and has a smooth and tight connection. Many of our team riders and I are excited to use this new choice in removable fins."

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9.30.11

Contest Wire

¬The Quiksilver City Of Newport Beach Championships Presented By Jack’s Surfboards Goes Down at 54th Street

Huntington Beach, CA (September 27, 2010) - For more than two decades, the Quiksilver City of Newport Beach Championships presented by Jack’s Surfboards has arrived with the final days of summer and is always met with open arms and toothy grins by Orange County surfers and fans alike. Paying homage to the Hottest 100 Yards […]

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9.28.11

Industry News

Team Primo Eyes World Championship at Molokai Hoe Paddling Race

In what is regarded as the most prestigious event in long-distance outrigger canoe paddling, Hawaii’s Team Primo is readying themselves for an event win over their Tahitian counterparts as they train like there’s no tomorrow for the 59h annual Molokai Hoe race, taking place on October 9.

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9.27.11

Industry News

Medina Re-Signs Multi Year Deal with Rip Curl

Gabriel Medina (BRA), 17, has turned heads in the surfing world over the last two years as an absolutely dominant force on the international stage of ASP PRIME and 6-Star events. Medina’s valiant effort has earned him the right to compete among surfing’s finest despite his young age and last week saw the young Brazilian put on an impressive opening performance at the Hurley Pro at Trestles. Medina’s future continues to look bright and the high-flying goofy-footer just locked down a new multi-year contract with his main sponsor, Rip Curl.

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9.26.11

Industry News

Canadian Surf Film Festival Welcomes Google Sponsorship and Special Guests, September 29 – October 2

(Halifax, NS) – The Canadian Surf Film Festival (CSFF) kicks off its second annual event this Thursday, September 29, welcoming special guests and an exciting new sponsorship by tech leader, Google. “It’s a real vote of confidence to have the support of an operation like Google,” says CSFF Development Director, Keith Maddison. “And to be […]

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9.21.11

Industry News

Surf Industry Raises More Than $128,000 Net for Humanitarian Organizations & Honors Shaney Jo Darden

A sold-out crowd of more than 400 surf industry executives, surf stars, and VIPs gathered together on Saturday, September 17, at Liquid Nation Ball 8, the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) Humanitarian Fund’s annual fundraiser. The event honored Shaney jo Darden, Co-founder and CEO of Keep A Breast, as the 2011 SIMA Humanitarian of the Year, as well as raised a net amount of more than $128,000 which will all go directly to 13 very deserving surf-related humanitarian organizations.

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9.20.11

Industry News

ASP World Title Race Heats Up at Hurley Pro at Trestles

The Hurley Pro at Trestles returned to Lowers for the third consecutive day and saw the world’s best surfers put in stellar performances in improved conditions as the frontrunners on the ASP Top 34 proved lethal in their battle for this year’s heated ASP World Title race.

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