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Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2010

October 7th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Today is the first day of the waiting period for the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Portugal. Even though the waves are pumping, they decided to run the woman’s heats today. The swell will die out a little tomorrow and they will most likely finish up the Women’s competition until a new swell starts to fill in on Saturday. More »

Hurley Pro Trestles Free Surf

October 6th, 2010 by John Zanussi

If you’re still missing the amazing contest and event that was the 2010 Hurley Pro at Trestles here’s a good clip of some of the top guys free surfing during their downtime. More »

2010 Hurley Pro Day 1 Highlights

September 13th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Yesterday saw an excellent first day of competition at the 2010 Hurley Pro at Trestles. In the first contest of the new ASP format, they ran through all of round 1 and made it to the 5th heat of round 2. The waves were fun and the guys were ripping. Make sure you watch Jadson Andre’s wave at the 1:31 mark. The comp should start up again today pretty soon. More »

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2010 Hurley Pro Trestles Preview

September 10th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  The 2010 Hurley Pro at Trestles starts this Sunday September 12th. This will be the first event with the new ASP World Tour’s Top 34 Format. We’ve got the scoop on the new format, the first round heat draws, and thoughts on the pros below. More »

Billabong Pro 2010 J-Bay Day One Highlights

July 16th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Here are some highlights from the first day of competition at the Billabong Pro at J-Bay that we found over on surfinglife.com.au. The waves were pumping and the pros were putting on a show. More »

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Billabong Pro J-Bay 2010 Heat Draw UPDATED

July 13th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  With the fourth stop of the 2010 ASP World Tour kicking off in a week from tomorrow, the buzz surrounding the contest is starting to increase. The event will take place in Eastern Cape, South Africa at the world famous Supertubes at Jeffreys Bay. We’ll have our thoughts and predictions on how the event will unfold in a post later this week. Until then take a look at the official heat draw for the contest. UPDATE: Since Joel Parkinson has withdrawn from the contest due to injury, there has been a drastic change in the heat draw. More »

2010 Billabong Pro Santa Catarina Final Highlights

April 30th, 2010 by John Zanussi

The Billabong Pro was full of high flying action, but it all came to a end when the unstoppable local Brazilian Jadson Andre took down the nine time World Champion, Mr. Kelly Slater.  No one stood a chance to Jadson’s front-side 360s and fast electric maneuvers that he was pulling off  throughout the whole event. It was almost like his front-side 360’s were as easy as a regular cut-back. Jadson scored a heat total of 14.40, beating Kelly (14.00) by only 0.40 points in the final. More »

Billabong Pro Brazil – Round 2 Highlights

April 27th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Even though the webcast wasn’t really working for the first two rounds of surfing at this year’s Billabong Pro Santa Catarina, the guys over at In Surf News got some good footy of the second round. The contest took another lay day today but there is a swell headed for the area and they should begin Round 3 tomorrow morning. Check out the Round 3 heat lineups and (hopefully) live webcast on the contest’s website. More »

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Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach Preview

March 29th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  It is around 4:30pm here on the East Coast on March 29th but it is right around 7:30am on March 30th in Victoria, Australia, which means that the second contest of the year is soon to kick off it’s waiting period. The Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach is sure to be quite the contest this year, especially with how the year has started off already. There are a lot of interesting first round matchups, a standout being Andy Irons, Dane Reynolds, and rookie Nate Yeomans in the first heat along with another classic Occy vs Curren showdown in the second round. More »

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2010 ASP World Championship Tour Schedule

February 7th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  The WCT tour officially starts in a few weeks and what kind of surf website would we be if we didn’t let you know when and where this year’s events are. All the dates and locations are after the jump and make sure to stay on SURFBANG for contest updates as they happen. More »

Contests, Features

Rip Curl Pro Search 2010 is heading to the Caribbean

February 1st, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Two years ago was it was Bali and last year it was Portugal. The 2010 Rip Curl Pro Search will be held ‘Somewhere in the Caribbean’ and we won’t know the official location until the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach in April. This announcement does put away a lot of the rumors that were flying around about this year’s location but now a whole new set of rumors starts: Where in the caribbean? The Search event’s waiting period does not start until October 30th and the Caribbean can be hit or miss that time of the year as far as swell. The Atlantic Hurricane season is coming to a close and it is still a little early for the east coast nor’easters to start pumping. I’m going to come right out and say that Puerto Rico has to be the favorite here. Giving its surfing history, ability to hold large contests and of course the excellent swells it receives, I don’t see how they would choose anywhere else. Maybe Barbados? Let’s here what you guys think in the comments…. UPDATE: The location for the Rip Curl Pro Search 2010 has been announced, click the link to find out where in the Caribbean it will be held! More »

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