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Quiksilver Pro France 2012 Day 1 Highlights

September 29th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

It’s a lay day today at the Quik Pro France in Hossegor, but yesterday was pumping. Here’s a look at the highlights from Day 1’s competition and it’s all barrels, barrels, barrels. More »

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Mick Fanning Wins Billabong Pro Tahiti

August 28th, 2012 by John Zanussi

What a super exciting last day of competition yesterday was at the Billabong Pro Tahiti. Congrats to Mick for not only winning the event but also adding to his points lead in the rankings. Video highlights, photos, heat results, and full recap below. More »

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Billabong Pro Tahiti Day 3 Recap

August 27th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Day 3 of competition turned out to be the 11th and second to last day of the waiting period for the 2012 Billabong Pro Tahiti and we’ve got highlights, heat results, a full recap, and photos of all the action. More »

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Billabong Pro Tahiti Day 2 Recap

August 19th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Clean conditions and pulsing three-to-four foot surf greeted the world’s best surfers today as Round 2 was completed at the primary venue of Teahupo’o. Event No. 5 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Billabong Pro Tahiti enjoyed historic conditions for the 2011 installment, but faces the challenge of a less-than-ideal swell forecast for this season’s event. Despite this hurdle, the world’s best surfers have been tearing into the chunky lefthander of Teahupo’o the past two days and, once again, the Brazilians proved to be in top form. More »

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Billabong Pro Tahiti Day 1 Recap

August 17th, 2012 by John Zanussi

The waves may have not been as good as last year’s event but there was still plenty of action for the first official day of the Billabong Pro Tahiti. All of round 1 was completed along with the first two heats of round 2. Some standout moments of the first day include Adriano de Souza’s top heat score of 19.43, Josh Kerr going right (!), and Jordy Smith getting knocked out of the contest in second heat of round 2. We’ve got highlights, photos, and all the results all right here. More »

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Dusty Payne’s Tahiti Quiver

August 16th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Dusty Payne missed the first four events of the this year’s ASP World Tour with an ankle injury. When the injury first happened Dusty wasn’t sure of when he’d be back in competition form but that time is now. Although not full recovered, he will be surfing at the Billabong Pro Tahiti in the second heat against Taj Burrow and Damien Hobgood. Dusty’s board sponsor, JS Industries, posted a couple of shots of his eleven board quiver that he has to choose from for the Tahiti event. Also below is a video of Dusty talking about his injury, recovery process, and the tour. More »

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Billabong Pro Tahiti Heat Matchups

August 14th, 2012 by John Zanussi

It feels like forever since the last world tour contest but later this week the waiting period of the 2012 Billabong Pro Tahiti event will begin. The official start of the contest is August 16th and it will run until the 27th. It looks like there is some swell on the way so we could see surfers in the water on the very first day. The round one heat matchups have been drawn and we’ve got them below. More »

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Chris Ward Wins 2012 Rip Curl Padang Cup

August 10th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Now in its ninth year, the Rip Curl Padang Cuphas to be the most exciting surf contest that of the year. If you say the an event like the US Open is more exciting than I say to you wait until you see the photos and video of the waves. The event, held at Padang Padang is Indonesia’s longest running surf contest and is invite only. 32 total surfers with half the field made up of Indo’s best surfers and the other half made up of the world’s best barrel riders. More »

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Julian Wilson Wins 2012 US Open of Surfing

August 6th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

After steadily moving up the ranks on tour this year, Julian Wilson (AUS) finally won his first prime event since the Quiksilver Pro Portugal in 2011. Wilson defeated Miguel Pupo (BRA) in the final of the 2012 Nike US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. after knocking out fellow tour rookies Gabriel Medina (BRA) and John John Florence (HAW) in the quarters and semis. More »

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Nike US Open of Surfing Day 5 Highlights

August 2nd, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

Day 5 of the Nike US Open of Surfing got off to a bit of a lazy start with 1-2 foot waves and almost flat conditions during high tide. The Huntington Hop was in full swing as the women’s event pushed through to Round 3 in the mushy conditions. Californians Lakey Peterson and Courtney Conlogue made the best out of it by scoring the top highest totals of the day. More »

Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Trailer

July 17th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Now in its ninth year, the Rip Curl Cup Invitational at Padang Padang is Indonesia’s longest running surfing competition and the only ISC tour event featuring top international surfers alongside Indonesia’s best. More »

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