Without a doubt, I’m more excited than ever for the 2009 ASP Women’s World Tour. Why, you might ask? One word: Rookies. This year is sure to see its share of fireworks as the mix of seasoned veterans and fresh faces will be nothing less than spectacular. The tour has added five innovative surfers to the lineup, who all share the distinction of being under 20 years old. The roster includes Sally Fitzgibbons, Bruna Shmidz (who just happens to be the girlfriend of 2007′s men’s rookie of the year and WCT top 10 finisher, Jeremy Flores), Paige Hareb, Alana Blanchard and Coco Ho. They may be young, but they’ve been preparing for this debut for years and are ready to show off their bag of tricks. (more…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
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What could be better than Primo Beer’s big retrun to the Mainland? How about some wicked waisted style to help celebrate? Teaming up with Billabong, Hawaii’s iconic beer has just brewed a tasty batch of the sickest, retro revival boardshorts. Ho bra’, serve it up da kine style and add it to your mix plate grind. Okole Maluna (cheers)!
Systematic, hydromatic, ultramatic… why, these boardshorts could be grease lightning!
In this modern age of high performance everything, it was only a matter of time before the term could be applied to surf trunks. Mind you, your average beach tourist won’t know and won’t care. All they’ll see are the flashy prints and think, “Dang, those sure will look sweet with my Teva’s!” But to the dedicated surfer who wants every session to be all-time, progressive technology is a necessity. And it all comes down to which boardshort offers the most strength and stretch. You’ll hear words like, hyperstretch, psychostretch, flex appeal, and learn more than you ever wanted to about Lycra. Within the last few years a handful of brands have even been able to incorporate top quality recycled materials, simultaneously allowing you to give Mother Nature a high-five while shredding her apart.
If it sounds like boardshorts on steroids, you wouldn’t be far off. Our selection of performance enhanced trunks were designed to give you more bang for your buck. Including Rip Curl’s WLP Next Strikeline, the signature series from 2007 ASP World Champion and 2009 title contender, Mick Fanning. Now in it’s third season, Mick’s boardshort was one of the pioneering models that launched the revolution.
But at the end of the day, whether you’re a veteran or just starting out, it’s pretty cool to think about all hot action you’re now getting in your shorts.
Heinous wrong doing. Today sucks for me. It started off so jovial, but quickly turned into a pile of animal scat. Every time I get the green light to hit the beach for a little surf session to help break up the monotony, I’m off like a prom dress, bee-lining it straight to the spot me mates tell me is breakin’ best. Well today I absolutely blew it. Mind you I do what I did today everyday, but today I finally got caught. Rats. An illegal turn that gives me ten more minutes of surf time. He finally nabbed me. I see where he hides everyday, but today he hid in a new spot behind some shrubbery up on the bluff a bit. This new secret hiding spot is completely impossible for me to see. Once I did my little illegal-turn-thingyl; there he was. Outta nowhere. Boom, fo’ real! Well gettin this $320 ticket wastes an entire Saturday in traffic school, but the violation was inevitable since I make that turn twice a day. Oh well. That’s the way it goes I guess. When I finally reached the beach I witnessed “victory at sea” conditions. Overall completely lacerated. But although it was a total junk show, there were still a few little spicy, lippy thingys that I was willing to try and smack. I luckily was able to hit a few, which helped me blow off a little steam. I definitely needed that due to the aforementioned mishap. Millertime said the southside of the pier was really fun this morn, and there’s a pretty decent bar on the south side right now. Rumor has it Millertime and the crew got a few good pics. And yes! Did all you kids in computer land notice that my video documentation abilities have improved immensely since last time? I’ve been runnin’ with Scorsese this past week. Well, until next time then.