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March 7th, 2009 | By | 852 Comments

Day Two of the Roxy Pro Gold Coast



It looks as if my (I mean, the media’s) hype about the youngsters on tour is right on target.

I feel like the tour has taken a breath of fresh air this year: The rookies and veterans are definitely pushing each other to progress their surfing. Day two brought heats to remember, with the heat of the day going to Silvana Lima and Coco Ho—the queen of aerials and proud owner of this week’s only perfect 10, versus the on-fire Hawaiian rookie. And, drum roll please, after a six-minute judge’s delay, Coco Ho took the win to prove she’s a force to be reckoned with. After defeating Rebecca Woods in the following round, Ho made it through to the semis where she’ll face fellow islander Melanie Bartels. It looks as if Coco is mastering this whole competition thing… (more…)

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March 6th, 2009 | By | 51 Comments

Tonight! World Surf Premiere: Thomas Campbell’s “The Present”


If you’re into artsy, soul surfing flicks, and have yet to make weekend plans, I’d highly recommend catching a showing of Thomas Campbell’s new surf flick, The Present. Premiering tonight at Encinitas’ La Palmona, the two showings (7pm & 9pm) are expected to draw sizable crowds. Following Campbell’s previous films, The Seedling and Sprout, his newest project is sure to incorporate his signature art-laced style, along with some tri-fin action and overall exploration of the beauty of surfing and surfing culture.

Featured surfers include Dave Rastovich, Dane Reynolds, Rob Machado, Alex Knost, Joel Tudor, Sofia Mulanovich, C,J. Nelson, Ry Craike, Devon Howard, Dan Malloy, Harrison Roach, Kassia Meador, Jacob Stuth, Chelsea Georgenson Hedges, Chris Del Moro, Michael Junad, Ian King, and Danny Hess.

Tonight’s show at the historic La Paloma Theater promises appearances by surfers Dan Malloy, Keith Malloy, Rob Machado, Devon Howard, Kassia Meador and Chris del Moro.

To watch a trailer click here
For more screening dates click here 

March 3rd, 2009 | By | 2,748 Comments

Launch of 2009 ASP Women’s Tour Sees a Changing of the Guard

Quiksilver/Roxy Pro 2008

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…)

February 26th, 2009 | By | 1,493 Comments

Aaron Chang Surf Gallery Opening this Saturday in Solana Beach

photo: Aaron Chang

On February 28, 2009 world renowned surf photographer Aaron Chang will celebrate the opening of his new gallery in Solana Beach, CA.  With over 100 magazine covers in surf, fashion, travel, and more, his own brand, and collaborations with several well-established brands including Sanuk, and Nike, the new gallery is sure to be nothing short of spectacular. 

The collection features Aaron Chang’s famous surf photographs from the globe’s most prestigious surf locations, along with many exotic images collected from a lifetime of traveling. 

Your Host:  Erika Chang
What: The Aaron Chang Gallery Grand Opening
Where: 124 East Cliff St. @ corner of N. Cedros and Cliff
Solana Beach, California 92075
When: February 28th, 2009, 7pm – 9pm

To RSVP and to find out more about Aaron Chang and his new gallery visit:

If you can’t make it to the opening, the gallery will be open Monday through Saturday 11-6