March 2013

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Features, Photography

Cold Water Surfer Series // Winter Through The Lens

March 26th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

New York winters are brutal. The teeth-chattering wind howls through the trees and angry waves crash upon the snowy shores. For the winter warriors of the Long Island surf community, that means just one thing: empty slabs for the taking. More »

Events, Local

NY Loves NY // A Sandy Fundraiser

March 22nd, 2013 by John Zanussi

Tomorrow night a friend of mine is hosting a very great fundraiser to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy victims. The event doesn’t have much to do with surfing but as you all should know we’re based out of Long Island and a lot of our friends and loved ones were effected by the storm this past October. The fundraiser will take place at the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens and along with great drink specials there will be a silent art auction, great raffles and more. The best part, a good amount of the proceeds will be donated to a handful of local charities. More »

Eire Frio // The Cliffs of Ireland

March 21st, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

These cold hollow Irish barrels prove to worth it for Spanish surfer Aritz Aranburu, California native Alex Gray and their crew as they brave the Cliffs of Moher. More »

Epic Kirra

March 14th, 2013 by John Zanussi

We got a good glimpse of how good Kirra has become again during the final day of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast but the next day it got even better. Looks like this once famous break is back to it’s old ways of being epic. More »

Parko Flips Kelly the Bird

March 14th, 2013 by John Zanussi

By now everyone has seen either the highlights or the photo (below) of Joel Parkinson flipping a mid-barrel bird to Kelly Slater who, using priority, is about to drop-in on Parko and prevent him from getting the high score he needed. Surfing Life caught up with both surfers right after the final heat and got their thoughts of what went down. All in all both surfers took it in stride and had a laugh about it. That’s exactly the kind of sportsmanship I love to see. More »

Contests

Kelly Slater Wins 2013 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

March 13th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

If you happened to miss finals day at the 2013 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, you should be kicking yourself. Following a series of uneventful lay days at Snapper Rocks, the contest moved down to Kirra for its abundant, near-perfect, spitting barrels and a series of finals that kept everyone on the edge of their seat. It was in Kirra’s classically hollow tubes that Kelly Slater ousted Joel Parkinson and snatched the first victory of the season. More »

Features, Interviews

Rob Kelly // Q&A

March 13th, 2013 by John Zanussi

Shortly after last month’s Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico, we caught up with New Jersey surfer Rob Kelly. Due to his recent success in contests, including a semi-final result in Puerto Rico, Rob has been making a name for himself. We had the liberty of asking the 23-year-old Ocean City native about his time in PR, his career with Billabong, his website, FrothyLip, and how Jersey is doing after Sandy. More »

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Round Five/Quaters Highlights & Results

March 12th, 2013 by John Zanussi

The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, the opening stop on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), completed Round 5 as well as the Quarterfinals today in clean three-to-four foot (1.5 metre) waves at Snapper Rocks, narrowing the field down to the Final Four and setting up for tomorrow’s finish. More »

Events, Local

The Heart & The Sea // New York Premiere

March 12th, 2013 by John Zanussi

This weekend SMASH Productions is hosting the New York Premier of Nathan Oldfield’s The Heart & Sea at Anthonology Film Archives in NYC. SMASH always puts on excellent events and this one should be no different. If you’re in the NY area and want to attend the event keep reading for all the details. More »

France Land with Garrett and Bal

March 12th, 2013 by John Zanussi

This video is a couple months old but it’s fun and features Garrett Parkes and NY’s Balaram Stack surfing in Landes, France. More »

Photo of the Day, Photography

Long Beach, New York

March 12th, 2013 by John Zanussi

The evidence of how good it was in New York continues to roll in. Here’s an epic shot of a beauty in Long Beach this past weekend. More »

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