May 2012

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April Showers Bring April Waves

May 21st, 2012 by John Zanussi

The waves got quite good at the end of last month in New Jersey.  Filmmaker Phillip Mansfield captures Mike Gleason, Sam Hammer, Tommy Ihnkin, Clay Pollioni, Bryan Zinski and Blake Jones as they get tubed in Jerz. More »

Weather

Tropical Storm Alberto Brings Waves To East Coast

May 20th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

Hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1. However, an early system manifested into the first tropical storm of the season bringing waves up and down the east coast from South Carolina to New Hampshire. More »

Features, Photography

Costa Rican Sunsets

May 17th, 2012 by John Zanussi

The other day I posted pictures from my recent trip to Playa Negra, Costa Rica. There were a few sunset photos in the mix but I was saving the best for this post. Living on the East Coast of the US we don’t get to witness the sunset over the water so being on the Pacific was a real treat. The sunsets every night were some of the best I’ve ever seen. More »

Contests

John Florence Wins First ASP Event in Brazil

May 17th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Nineteen year-old Hawaiian John John Florence won his first ever ASP world tour event at the Billabong Rio Pro in Brazil on Wednesday. After dominating competition in the final day of the event John John went head to head with Joel Parkinson in the finals and won convincingly with a score of 16.37. More »

Photography

Instagram Stoke (50 Photos)

May 15th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Some real good photos in this edition of Instagram Stoke. More »

Billabong Rio Pro Day 6 Highlights

May 15th, 2012 by John Zanussi

The 2012 Billabong Rio Pro is really starting to turn on. Here are highlights from yesterday’s round 2 and 3 action. More »

Features, Photography

Costa Rican Wildlife

May 15th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Besides the great waves and amazing weather Costa Rica is a truly beautiful country. Everything is so green and there is all sorts of amazing wildlife around. Here are some photos my girlfriend and I took while we were down in Costa Rica last week. More »

Random

The Seven Weirdest Sea Creatures

May 15th, 2012 by John Zanussi

It’s very rare that we know what’s lurking below us while we surf. For the most of us it’s regular fish, some crabs, and maybe a jelly fish or two but if you’re surfing in some exotic location or you’re out in a boat in the middle of the open ocean one of these seven creatures might be in the depths below you. More »

Cory Lopez in Tavarua

May 15th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Cory Lopez and his brother discover some empty waves at a couple reef passes on the other side of Tavarua island. More »

Injured Kelly Slater Gets Shacked At Burleigh Heads

May 9th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

Despite pulling out of the Billabong Rio Pro this week due to a heel injury, Kelly Slater was on the Gold Coast getting barreled the last few days at Burleigh Heads. More »

Contests, Industry News

Slater Withdraws from Billabong Rio Pro

May 8th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

Kelly Slater was forced to withdraw from the third event on the world championship tour, the Billabong Rio Pro, due to a severe heel injury suffered on his recent trips to Java and Fiji. More »

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