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June 23rd, 2009 | By | 1,173 Comments

Jordy Smith Pulls the Best Surfing Move Ever

A rotating flip into a reverse 360. Boom.
Not only is O’Neill sponsored rider Jordy Smith one of the highest paid surfers in the biz, but now the South African also holds arguably the highest core score to be had: it’s what GrindTv calls “the most high-performance maneuver ever executed on a wave.” Behold…

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June 23rd, 2009 | By | 334 Comments

Vanity Fair Exposes The Girls Of Summer

 

So there I was, miserable and suicidal about another dreary June Gloom forecast, when AOL directed me to the sunny skies of “Vanity Fair’s” website. Whoa! Like a Phoenix rising from smoldering ashes, my heart was set free to see a dazzling video and slide show of surfing’s hottest female stars. Coco Ho, Alana Blanchard, Quincy Davis, Sally Fitzgibbons, and many more are profiled as the “Tubular Girls” who will dominate the winners’ podiums for the next several years.

A quick heads up: After viewing, you’ll most likely want to hit the tanning salon and then go bikini shopping.

June 19th, 2009 | By | 1,071 Comments

International Surfing Day – June 20

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Although it’s not officially recognized as a legal holiday (not yet anyway), International Surfing Day provides ocean lovers one of the few legitimate excuses to have a day at the beach. Now in its fifth year, ISD unites surf enthusiasts around the globe to to give back to Mother Ocean through various organized events and restoration projects.

This year, each regional event will host several “challanges” as a means to encourage creativity through active involvment. With a wide variety of themes ranging from “Most Unique Piece of Trash” to “Best Trash Sculpture”, contestants will submit photo and video essays of their projects for a chance to win cool swag and prizes.

With more than 100 event sites around the globe, chances are a needy beach near you is anxious for your participation. Check out ISD’s official website, here.

June 18th, 2009 | By | 1,025 Comments

Could Chi Town Be The Next Surf Town, USA?

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When it comes to the great city of Chicago, Illinois, the first things that usually come to mind are windy weather, baseball and phenomenal jazz. But thanks to a pair of renegade eco-activists, surfing may one day be added to that list.

Former pro surfer James Pribram and Surfrider Foundation’s Lake Michigan Chapter Co-Chair Vince Deur are being hailed as the heroes responsible for lifting a 30-year ban on all flotation devices throughout city-wide beaches. The ordinance was initially launched following the tragic death of three young girls and an inflatable raft. (more…)