November 2009

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Alabama goes off during Hurricane Ida!

November 16th, 2009 by John Zanussi

Sterling Spencer and friends scored some amazing surf in Alabama with help from hurricane Ida. Ida and Alabama on November 10th came together and created epic condensations for these pro surfers to get some sweet footage. More »

Boards

Recycled bamboo surfboard

November 12th, 2009 by John Zanussi

  If you’re into the retro do-it-yourself style boards then this masterpiece is for you. This is the second custom board Tom Murphy has built himself and apparently he’s learned it all from reading up on the Tree to Sea forums. He came upon some old bamboo floorboards from an office building and took it from there. Taking up a total of 8 months, Tom spent a lot of time doing things right by reading other peoples experiences and asking for advice on the the forums. After it all it looks like he ended up with a sick looking homemade board. More info and pics on the board after the jump. More »

Shootout at Sebastian Inlet

November 12th, 2009 by John Zanussi

With some down time in between contests a lot of pros are spending time at home before heading over to Hawaii for the Triple Crown. It looks like Slates and CJ had some fun at Sebastian with some other locals. More »

Hot Chicks Ripping in Indo

November 12th, 2009 by John Zanussi

Watch as Alana Blanchard and Laura Enever battle it out in Surfing Magazine’s “US vs Them” contest, where 3 surfers from the US are competing with 3 surfers from Australia in perfect empty waves. Not only are they in Indonesia, but they are at one of the nicest and most exclusive spots in the area. Telo Island Lodge is on Telo Island and the only way in and out of there is by sea plane. You better believe I have got my eye on this place when I finally book my Indo trip. More »

Contests

2009 O’Neil Coldwater Classic California Wrap Up

November 11th, 2009 by John Zanussi

  The O’Neil Coldwater Classic California was the last stop of the O’Neil Coldwater Classic series. The five locations were Tasmania, Scotland, South Africa, Canada, and California. All of the events having great conditions and California being one of the largest. The west coast had one of the biggest swells of the year during the O’Neill Coldwater Classic. Santa Cruz’s highlight break, Steamer Lane, was nothing but a highlight of the year. Nate Yeomans taking the win of the Coldwater Classic and Nat Young taking the win of the Oakley Pro Jr. Nat Young is no stranger to Steamer Lane, he has been surfing there his whole life and is the main reason why he has been so successful there. O’Neill Cold Water Classic Series Champion: Blake Thornton: 6,688 points Jarred Howse: 6,625 points Adam Melling: 6,125 points More »

New York Surf – October 2009

November 11th, 2009 by John Zanussi

October has been good to us here in NY and it looks like November is going to be more of the same. We posted some pictures of NY going off from last month and now here is some solid footage, if you still had any doubts about how good it gets. Keep updated because there is a sick swell arriving this weekend and we will be posting whatever pictures and video we come across. More »

Aussie Superslab

November 11th, 2009 by John Zanussi

If you were to combine a little bit of Pipeline and most of Shipsterns, you would get this wave. A heavy beast is what this thing is, but it still looks like you can have insane amounts of fun here. Watch these dudes get shacked out of there faces and take some gnarly wipeouts. More »

Contests, Features

Vans Triple Crown Announces Record $1,000,000 Prize

November 11th, 2009 by John Zanussi

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is making history this year, by announcing the Triple Crown total prize purse will be  total of $1,000,000. This makes it the largest prize amount ever on the ASP World Tour. This prestigious Hawaiian series of events has more than 150 surfers from 17 different nations battling it out with a chance to win all that cash. The first event kicks off tomorrow, November 12, at Haleiwa on Oahu’s North Shore. The Vise President of Marketing at Vans, Doug Palladini, said “2009 has been an incredible year for pro surfing and this Hawaii showdown will be a fitting finale. Vans has a 43-year history of giving back to action sports and I can think of no better way to carry on that tradition than with the Triple Threat bonus purse. On behalf of all the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing staff, our event partners Billabong, Reef, O’Neill, Gidget and the ASP, we are proud to share our aloha with the talented surfers who have made the Vans Triple Crown what it is today.” Here are the extra bonus winnings for the contenders: $50,000 for the Men’s Triple Crown series champion. $50,000 for the Billabong Pipeline Masters winner. $50,000 for the ASP World Tour champion. $25,000 for the Women’s Triple Crown champion. The world tour will end this year like it does every year, at Pipeline. The race is tight and it’s going to come down to Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning in a battle for first place. The title race has not ended at Pipeline since 2006, which was between Kelly Slater and Andy Irons, where Kelly went on to win and take down his 8th world title. Slater was last year’s world champ and also last year’s Pipeline champ. The events of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing: Reef Hawaiian Pro (Men) – Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park, Nov, 12-23 Vans Hawaiian Pro (Women) – Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park, Nov, 17-23 Gidget Pro Sunset Beach (Women) – Sunset Beach, Nov. 24-Dec. 6 ONeill World Cup of Surfing (Men) – Sunset Beach, Nov. 24-Dec. 6 Billabong Pro Maui (Women) – Honolua Bay, Maui, Dec. 8-20 Billabong Pipeline Masters (Men) – Banzai Pipeline, Dec. 8-20 Catch the series live at triplecrownofsurfing.com Hawaii residents will be able to watch the events right in their own homes on the Oceanic Time Warner Cable airing each day of competition live on channel 250. The Billabong Pipeline Masters also will air live on national television on Fuel TV. More »

Trick Tips: Backside Tail Slide

November 9th, 2009 by John Zanussi

Learn different techniques from pro-surfer Dane Reynolds in doing a backside tail slide. Reynolds explains the best way to do a perfect backside tail slide, a sweet maneuver. More »

Trick Tips: Frontside Tube Riding

November 8th, 2009 by John Zanussi

Learn different techniques from pro-surfer Dean Morrison for doing frontside tube riding. Deano explains the best way to get spit out of a deep barrel on your forehand. More »

Trick Tips: Superman Air

November 7th, 2009 by John Zanussi

Learn different techniques from pro-surfer Jordy Smith in doing the Superman Air. Smith explains the best way to do this bmx style trick on a wave to perfection. More »

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