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November 1st, 2010 | By | 816 Comments

Andy Irons Transmits Dengue Fever, Withdraws from Rip Curl Search

Andy Irons joins his Billabong buddy Parko on the injury reserve after Dengue Fever sent him to the hospital shortly after arriving in Puerto Rico. Andy returned to Hawaii hoping to recover from the illness in time to compete in the Pipemasters on Dec.8.

Many considered the two time Rip Curl Search Champ a favorite to win the comp due to his ability to master new breaks in a couple sessions. We wish Andy a speedy recovery.
Andy blowing out the tail
Puerto Rico declared Dengue Fever an epidemic, with 28 fatalities and 757 confirmed cases this year. As the fastest growing mosquito-born illness in the world, Dangue Fever endangers pasty-skinned surfers traveling in the tropics. Dengue is an incurable virus, meaning you could have malaria-like flare ups throughout your life. Avoid this vacation killer with insect repellent, mosquito nets, long-sleeve shirts, and pants.

Luckily these mosquitoes don’t hang around beaches, so the boys at Middles can eat their Mofungo with ease.

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July 16th, 2009 | By | 1,306 Comments

Tonight! Drive Thru Australia Premiere, Encinitas

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Join Andy Irons and the cast from the new Drive Thru film at the world premiere of Drive Thru Australia tonight at La Paloma, Encinitas. The Drive Thru Series embarks on another zany adventure through Australia with Benji Weatherly, Donovan Frankenreiter, Occy, and Pat O. If you need a little more motivation to pull yourself away from Antiques Roadshow, Transworld Surf’s Chris Cote will be giving away tons of swag too.

La Paloma Theatre, Encinitas
7pm & 9pm

Check out more from the Drive Thru Series HERE

May 29th, 2009 | By | 3,593 Comments

Rock The Vote: OC Surfer Of The Year

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Who’s the best surfer in Orange County? You decided. The annual Orange County Surfer of the Year Awards have got everyone’s trigger finger hot and bothered with an online poll that has fans voting for the best pro male and female, as well as the best male and female up-and-comer. If you’re an avid fan of this blog it should come to no surprise that we’re pulling for Greg Long as best shortboarder and SCHS standout Marissa Shaw for brightest emerging star.

The Register salutes the best each year with the annual Orange County Surfer of the Year Awards. The online poll plugs into fans who vote for the best male and female professional rider – maybe a contestant in the worldwide Association of Surfing Professionals circuit or a lone wolf seeking out the biggest waves wherever they form in the oceans of the earth. A prize goes to the best of the longboarders who cruise the waves in their big boards, keeping alive the “hang ten” tradition of their zinc-nose slathered forefathers and mothers. The awards also honor the next wave of top surfers – the up and coming boys and girls who surf for the fun of it or for their high school or surf team spirit, with perhaps an eye to one day taking on the Kelly Slaters, Andy Irons and Layne Beachleys of the world.

Fans, vote early and often. The last waves of votes will hit the ballot at midnight on July 9. Then the horn blows. The excitement peaks during the U.S. Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, where the awards ceremony will be held at the Walk of Fame at Jack’s Surfboards on July 23.

March 17th, 2009 | By | 2,906 Comments

In it to Win it: SCHS Takes State Title

 

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Despite meager conditions, San Clemente High School captured two state titles March 6- 8 at San Onofre’s Church Beach. The Tritons outpointed Huntington Beach High and 10 other schools to win the varsity state title, in addition to outpointing Newport Harbor High and four other teams to take the junior varsity title. (more…)