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Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Heat Match-Ups

February 28th, 2013 by John Zanussi

The first contest of the 2013 tour, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, officially starts this weekend. With the waiting period set to run from March 2nd to March 13th we’ll be sure to see the world’s best throw down at Snapper Rocks, Australia. The preliminary forecasts are looking like there will be some decent waves for the first couple days with some more swell for the future. We’ll see some new names in the water this time around including rookies Nat Young and Glenn. All 12 heat match-ups of the first round are set and you can view them below. More »

Contests, Features, Photography

Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico (23 Photos)

February 20th, 2013 by John Zanussi

For the second time in a couple years Rip Curl has brought an ASP contest to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Back in 2010 it was the world tour event that saw pumping waves at Middles, the passing of Andy Irons, and Kelly Slater win his 10th world title. The most recent event wrapped up last week and although it didn’t have the huge moments that 2010 brought us, this year’s 4-star event, which was held at Jobos in Isabella was a not only fun but successful and proves to me that Puerto Rico should be seriously considered as a permanent spot on the ASP world tour. During my time in Rico, I met up with rock-star photographer Mohammed Raoof of Ecliptic Visuals and he did what he does best and captured all that Jobos and the surfers had to offer with his camera. More »


Cody Thompson Wins 2013 Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico

February 13th, 2013 by John Zanussi

A huge congrats to 23 year-old Florida native Cody Thompson for winning the 2013 Rip Curl Pro. The waves weren’t the best they could be but what a great event it turned out to be. With the success of the 2010 Rip Curl Pro, which was a world tour event and now this year’s 4 star contest I’m hoping to see the ASP do something in Puerto Rico every year. More »

Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico Day 3 Highlights

February 11th, 2013 by John Zanussi

Here’s some video highlights of today’s action at Jobos for the Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico. Looks like a lay day for tomorrow but we’ll be on the beach on Wednesday for the final day of action so stay posted for more coverage. More »


Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico 2013 Preview

February 8th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

The ASP is returning to Puerto Rico this year with a 4-star even starting tomorrow, Feb. 9, sponsored by The Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico at Jobo’s Beach will be the first contest held on the island since Andy Irons untimely passing in 2010. More »


Mavericks Invitational 2013 Big Wave Contest

January 18th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

For the first time in three years, surfers will be able to compete at the legendary big wave break, Mavericks. The Mavericks Invitational is a one-day-only contest running on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 8 a.m. at Pillar Point in Half Moon Bay, Calif. There has not been a contest at Mavericks in quite some time due to a lack of “contest-worthy” conditions. However, in a press release, competitor Shawn Dollar said the  incoming swell looks insane! More »

Volcom Pipe Pro 2013 Trailer

January 17th, 2013 by John Zanussi

One of the bigger non world tour contests of the year is the 5-Star Volcom Pipe Pro. This year’s contest will take place from January 27 to February 7, 2013. More »

Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico

January 11th, 2013 by John Zanussi

We usually don’t cover 4 star ASP contests but it just so happens that I’ll be down in Puerto Rico the exact time as the Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico. The contest will be held at Playa Jobos in Isabella from February 9-13. 4 star or not, you better believe we’ll be sitting at Jobos at least one of the days getting our party on. More »


ASP World Tour Top 34 for 2013

January 7th, 2013 by John Zanussi

With just under two months to go until the official kick off of the 2013 ASP World Tour it’s time to look at who will be competing for the that illusive world title trophy. The top 34 is very similar to what it was for 2012 but there are some changes worth noting. More »

Billabong Pipe Masters Day 2 Highlights

December 12th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

It was another lay day for the Billabong Pipe Masters, but let’s not forget about all the action that happened on Day 2. Local Kauai native Sebastian “Seabass” Zietz won the Vans Triple Crown following his advance into Round 4 of the Pipe Masters. Seabass previously won at Haleiwa and took a third at Sunset. A surfer from Kauai has not won the coveted title of Triple Crown champion since Andy Irons. More »


Rip Curl Pro Portugal Heat Match Up And Wildcards

October 9th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

RipCurl recently announced 22-year-old Dillon Perillo (USA) from California as the first wildcard for the event. PV Laborde (FRA) secured the other wildcard by taking first place in the Moche trials at Supertubes today. They will have a chance to take out reigning champion Adriano De Souza (BRA) as the waiting period for the contest begins tomorrow. More »


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