Posts Tagged ‘Surfing Magazine’

March 7th, 2009 | By | 865 Comments

Day Two of the Roxy Pro Gold Coast

 

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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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February 3rd, 2009 | By | 1,529 Comments

SCENE AND BE SEEN: NEW SURF GALLERY TEES

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Final score: Swell – 10, 384, 222. Everyone else: 0.

This week’s launch of our new Surf Gallery series tees marks yet another monumentous occasion, proving Swell is indeed the world’s premier surf shop. (I think we’ve been saying that since day 1, but now we say it with a lot more conviction.) Partnering with the famed Surf Gallery in Laguna Beach, we’re featuring the works of some of their most prolific artists on limited runs of highly sought after t-shirts. Renowned artists include: Harry Daily, Koji Toyoda, Julie Goldstein and Scott Richards.

In the upcoming weeks we’ll be profiling each artist, but I’d like to start with Harry Daily—being that I still owe him $30 for two signed posters I stole from him 12 years ago. (more…)

January 22nd, 2009 | By | 2,603 Comments

“CLAY MAZO: JUST ADD WATER” WINS BEST BIOGRAPHY AT X-DANCE ACTION SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL

JANUARY 21, 2009 PRESS RELEASE FROM QUIKSILVERFOUNDATION.ORG

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Quiksilver is pleased to announce “Clay Marzo: Just Add Water” took home the award for Best Biography at the X-DANCE Action Sports Film Festival, Tuesday night in Salt Lake City. Screenings for X-DANCE took place between Friday, January 15 and Monday, January 19. Over 40 films were selected for showings, out of hundreds of film submissions. A big congratulation goes out to the film’s director, Jamie Tierney, executive producer Strider Wasilewski, and star Clay Marzo. A huge thanks goes out to Adam Klevin, Chris Bryan, Shaun Peterson, Kemp Curley, Natas Kaupas, Bob McKnight and Jill Marzo for helping to make the film a great success.

“Just Add Water” is an action-packed surf film that tells Clay Marzo’s inspirational story about the gifts and challenges of living with Asperger’s syndrome. Like other kids growing up on the island of Maui, Clay Marzo lived in the waves. His pure love of the ocean along with his natural talent allowed him to excel to new heights, pushing the limits again and again. A member of Quiksilver’s elite Young Guns crew, his spontaneous, unpredictable and creative style has earned him three NSSA National surfing titles. His role in “Just Add Water” won him Best Male Performance at the 2008 SURFER Magazine Poll and Video Awards.

The DVD costs $29.95 and includes fresh tracks from Cornelius, Pinback, Chromeo, The Beastie Boys, Sea Wolf, MGMT &The Vines, among others. A portion of proceeds goes to benefit Surfer’s Healing, a Foundation for Autism.

January 21st, 2009 | By | 2,704 Comments

THE QUIVER GIVER CONTEST GIVES!

SWELL AND THALIA STREET SURF SHOP AWARD THE SURFBOARD QUIVER TO NEWPORT FAMILY

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San Clemente, CA – The unconventional partnering of Swell, the premiere online surf retailer, and legendary surf shop, Thalia Street Surf, gave birth to  one of the biggest and most unique board giveaways ever! The stoked out winner(s) of the Surfboard Quiver Giveaway were announced on Friday, Jan 16th. A priceless collection of five hand-crafted boards from surfing’s most renowned shapers was the coveted prize.

Swell and Thalia Street Surf Shop conducted the random drawing and contacted the winner – Hillary Springborn, from Newport Beach. Come to find out, she rarely enters sweepstakes, but thought it was perfect for her family of water babies, soon to be groms and long time surfers. The entire excited crew showed up in the SUV to claim their boards and get “I saw it first” rights. Here’s a short interview with Scott Springborn, Hillary’s husband:

Q. Family names and ages:
A. Hillary [mom], Scott [dad], Siena [7 1/2 years old, she made sure I knew she wasn’t 7 but 7 1/2], Kiernen [5] and Grayson [turned 3 on Monday- Happy Birthday indeed!]

Q. How Long Have You Been Surfing?
A. 15 years

Q. Favorite Spot?
A. Blackies, 56th Street, basically any spot in Newport. When I’m by myself I’m surfing 56th, but for surf days with the family it’s always Blackies.

Q. How did you hear about the contest? Have you shopped at Thalia in the past?
A. We heard about it when we saw that ad in Surfer Magazine. Hillary’s mom actually lives in Laguna Beach, so of course we shop at Thalia Street!

Q. Which board are you most excited to ride and why?
A. Ah! The Alaia! That’ll be the one we all fight over! It’s such a unique board and one that I’ve been so interested in trying, but it’s one of those boards that you don’t just go out and buy, so for us to have won it is perfect!

Q. So, last question, if there was one board that you had to giveaway which would it be….and can we have it?
A. Hahaha, sorry guys, but there’s five boards and five Springborns. We’re putting mileage on all of them!!

“With tens of thousands of entries from across the country, we were very excited to learn that the winner was a surfing family from Southern California,” said Stacy Clark, CEO Swell. “The partnership with Thalia Street couldn’t have been better. It’s a great shop with a great team.” 

“We are really excited to have been able to stoke out such a cool family from our own county,” said Nick Cocores, owner Thalia Street Surf Shop. “We can’t believe out of all the entries that a local family won. We want to thank everyone for all their entries and loved the comments.”

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