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Kelly Slater Top 10 Waves in 2010

March 22nd, 2011 by John Zanussi

Watching this video really shows how nuts Slater went last year. Every single wave is insane. More »

Contests, Features

Kelly Slater High Fives Jordy Smith at the Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico

March 7th, 2011 by John Zanussi

I was going through the thousands of photos I took, while down in Puerto Rico, at the Rip Curl Pro Search last November, and came across the one above. As soon as I saw it, the feeling of déjà vu came over me and I was reminded of the level of excitement that was on the beach that day. More »

Contests

2010 Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons

December 8th, 2010 by John Zanussi

The 2010 Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons has just started and first round heats are in the water at Backdoor and Pipeline in six foot surf. The results of this competition have no bearing on the world title since Kelly Slater locked it up last month, but the honor of being the champ at Pipe along with the Triple Crown Championship is still up for grabs. We’ve got the heat match ups along with a link to the webcast below. More »

Contests, Photo Bang, Photography

Rip Curl Pro: Luke Munro Layback (14 Photo Sequence)

November 1st, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Competition was in full force yesterday when all of the round 2 heats went down at Middles here in Puerto Rico. Heat number 4 saw Luke Munro and Chris Davidson going head to head for a spot in the 3rd round. The heat was pretty close and the two Australian’s battled it out to the end. More »

Rip Curl Pro: Day 2 Highlights

November 1st, 2010 by John Zanussi

Day 2 of the Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico saw the completion of Men’s round 2 heats. Here are the highlights. More »

Contests, Photo Bang, Photography

Rip Curl Pro: Day 1 Photos

October 31st, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Day 1 of the Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico was yesterday but I didn’t have enough time to get a post up so a day a day late will have to do. In fact I probably won’t have a post from today until tomorrow. Whatever, right? You just want to see some photos! More »

Rip Curl Pro: Day 1 Highlights

October 31st, 2010 by John Zanussi

Day 1 of the Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico was a jam packed day of action from both the top men and top women surfers in the world. Here are some highlights of the entire first round of the contest. More »

Contests, Photo Bang, Photography

Rip Curl Pro: Bede Durbidge Barrel (15 Photo Sequence)

October 30th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  The Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico kicked off this morning with all of the Men’s first round heats running at Playa Middles. The winner of heat number 7 was, Puerto Rico first-timer, Bede Durbidge. With only 0.56 points separating first place and third place, the heat was jam packed with excellent surfing from Bede, Dusty Payne, and Freddy Patacchia. Halfway through the heat, Dusty tucked himself into a deep barrel and came out the doggy-door after everyone thought he wiped out, but Bede answered right back with this amazing wave.  More »

Contests

Rip Curl Pro Search 2010 Heat Draws

October 29th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Tomorrow kicks off the first day in the 12 day waiting period for the Rip Curl Pro Search in Puerto Rico. I’ll be down there for most of the contest taking pictures and trying to score interviews with the pros so keep checking the site during the next week. Below are the first round heat draws for both the men and the woman. More »

Contests

Kelly Slater wins 2010 Rip Curl Pro Portugal

October 14th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Well, Kelly Slater has done it again and his quest for a 10th world title might soon be over. Earlier today, Slater defeated Jordy Smith in the final heat of the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Portugal. Not only is this Kelly’s third win of the year but he now has a commanding lead over the 2nd ranked Jordy Smith, of over 9000 points. More »

Rip Curl Pro Portugal Final Heat

October 14th, 2010 by John Zanussi

This morning in Portugal the world number 1 Kelly Slater and the world number 2 Jordy Smith battled it out in the final heat of the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Portugal. More »

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