Sunday, November 16, 2008

Indonesia EarthQuake

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Sunday, Nov. 16 2008: A massive 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia, a popular surfing travel destination, early Monday morning local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, sparking a brief tsunami warning for coastline areas within 1,000 kilometres of the epicentre.

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The tremor hit at 12:02 PM ET, striking about 135 kilometres northwest of Gorontalo, Sulawesi, one of the four largest islands of Indonesia.

The quake and subsequent tsunami warning, which has since been lifted, caused residents to flee nearby coastal towns.

However, there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Indonesia's local geological survey measured the earthquake at a monstrous 7.7.

Indonesia's location along the so-called 'Ring of Fire,' an area of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin, makes it particularly vulnerable to earthquakes.

It was a 9.1-magnitude earthquake, the fourth-largest in more than 100 years, that hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra in December 2004.

The earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which affected 14 countries, killed more than 200,000 people and displaced nearly 1.7 million others.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pro Surfing Live on

Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro: Today is the first of a nine-day waiting period for the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro, the second to last stop on the 2008 ASP World Tour, and the action will commence in Imbituba, Brazil at 9am. Favorable four to five foot (one metre plus) conditions are on offer this morning. Live Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro Webcast on Pro

XCEL Pro Hawaii: Day 1 is ON today! A new N swell hit Sunset in the 8'-10' (Hawaiian) range, and is expected to build thru the day. First heat paddles out at 8:00 AM HST. LIVE XCEL Pro Hawaii Webcast on Pro Surfing .com

Friday, October 03, 2008

Kelly Slater Wins 9th World Title on Day 5 of The Billabong Pro Mundaka

Kelly Slater 2008 ASP World Champion
Friday, Oct. 3, 2008: Kelly Slater, 36, has won a record ninth ASP World Title after advancing out of Round 3 of the Billabong Pro Mundaka – the ninth event of 11 on the 2008 ASP World Tour. Slater came into the event needing an equal ninth finish to clinch the title, he secured that by beating local wildcard Eneko Acero (EUK) in four foot waves at Mundaka this morning.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Adrian Buchan Defeats Kelly Slater in France, ASP World Title Race Heads to Spain

Wednesday, September 24, 2008: Adrian Buchan (AUS), 26, has just defeated eight-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 36, at the Quiksilver Pro France, sending the ASP World Title race onward to The Billabong Pro Mundaka. Spain Surf Trip.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Quiksilver Pro France 2008

The Quiksilver Pro France, with a waiting period running from September 19 - 28, 2008, is the next stop on the 2008 ASP World Tour and will feature the PacSun-powered live scores tallying the ASP Top 45 and will be webcast LIVE . The competition sites (between Seignosse and Saint-Jean-de-Luz and including Hossegor and Capbreton), the dates (19-28 September) and the list of competitors are set to guarantee a truly unmissable show.

Kelly Slater, who already has an amazing eight world titles to his name and who was initially unsure of competing again this season, is in pole position to walk away with a ninth championship, after having won four of the first five legs of the tour! Updated Daily Quiksilver Pro France Event Coverage, Live Webcast, Daily News Updates, Video, Photos and more on Pro Surfing .com

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Kelly Slater Wins The 2008 Boost Mobile Pro Trestles In An Exciting Final Against Taj Burrow

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008: Kelly Slater wins the 2008 Boost Mobile Pro of Surfing over Taj Burrow in one of the most exciting 40 minute heats in Pro Surfing history.

The waves were good and the surfing was phenomenal. Taj took the early lead posting a 9.00 and a 9.63 in the first ten minutes putting Kelly in a combination of two scores situation. With priority, Taj was holding Kelly off any of the big sets which enabled Kelly to take off on a few medium size waves and absolutley destroy them. He was able to score a 9.70 and a then a 9.27 with less than one minute left in the heat to take the lead and the win. Stay tuned for the complete Pro Surfing story and Boost Mobile Pro Highlight Videos.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Boost Mobile Pro Boost Mobile Pro 2008 Presented by Hurley Surf Contest

The Boost Mobile Pro Starts this weekend, Sept. 7-13th at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, California. Stop seven out of eleven events on the ASP World Championship tour, aka "WCT Tour" or "Dream Tour". This is the only ASP World Tour stop in the continental US.

Kelly Slater has a commanding lead in the points race with 5620 points with Joel Parkinson still in contention with 4548 points going into the event. With a possible 1200 points available for the winner, a bad result by Slater could put some pressure on him in the later events while at the same time providing inspiration to those in contentions.

Lower Trestles is a skate park of a wave with clean lines offering up playful sections for radical performance surfing. This is a contest you don't want to miss. Updated Daily Boost Mobile Pro Event Coverage, Live Web cast, Daily News Updates, Video, Photos and more on Pro Surfing .com

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Delta Airlines No fly Zone.

Delta Airlines Sucks! $300 per surfboard is insane!Traveling Costs Continue to Skyrocket as Delta Increases Surfboard Baggage Charges to $300 per board each way.

As the trend continues to blame high fuel costs on everything, Delta Airlines has increased the charge per surfboard to $300 per board each way. More Delta Airlines Surfboard Baggage Charge on Surf Trip .com

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Monday, August 04, 2008

Bruce Irons Wins The Rip Curl Pro Search 2008 ‘Somewhere’ in Indonesia

Sunday, August 3, 2008 - Bruce Irons (HAW) has defeated fellow finalist Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) to claim the 2008 Rip Curl Pro Search in rifling four-foot (1.5 metre) lefthanders ‘somewhere’ in Indonesia. More Rip Curl Pro 2008 on Pro Surfing .com ...

Rip Curl Pro Search 2008 "Somewhere In Indonesia" Finals: Bruce Irons vs. Fred Patachhia

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rip Curl Pro Search Somewhere in Indonesia Will Start With A Promising Swell

The Rip Curl Pro Search, stop No. 6 on the 2008 ASP World Tour, has announced that swell is set to pulse "somewhere" in Indonesia for a potential Day 1 start of this year's event.

"Somewhere in Indonesia" happens to be Uluwatu on Bali. For more information Check out Rip Curl Pro Search "Somewhere In Indonesia" on Pro Surfing .com

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Surfing Video - Tube Ride Cam

I cam across this video yesterday and it is relay good. Brian Conley takes a South Pacific Surf Trip and documents some fantastic barrel rides with a camera attached to the tail of his surfboard. He is getting stand up, deep, spitting barrels. I've watched it over and over just to relive the feeling. Enjoy.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Panama Surf Resort Red Frog Bungalows

Red Frog Bungalows Panama Surf Resort. There are over 10 good waves within 20 minutes from the resort. Some of these are world-class. We explore these waves from the comfort of our facility, traveling to all locations via boat. Our fast 26-foot boats will drop you right by the take-off point, and if requested, anchor in the channel to serve as a rest stop. Cold beverages, towels and shade are never more than a short paddle away.
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Monday, June 02, 2008

Globe Pro Fiji Quarterfinalists Decided at Cloudbreak

Monday, June 2, 2008, TAVARUA, Fiji:

The quarterfinalists in the 2008 Globe Pro Fiji were decided in three to four foot (one metre plus) waves at Cloudbreak today. Kelly Slater (USA), Joel Parkinson (AUS), Bede Durbidge (AUS) and Mick Fanning (AUS), who are rated first through fourth respectively, all advanced through Round 4 today.
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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Globe Pro Fiji Off Again On Day 6 But Waves Are ON The Way!

Thursday, May 29, 2008 - TAVARUA, Fiji

The 16 remaining surfers in the Globe Pro Fiji will enjoy their third day off in paradise, today’s competition has been called off citing swell on the horizon.

“We're focused on a great finish to what has already been a really good event and right now we're preparing for a perfect six foot (two metre) high swell to arrive at Cloudbreak around Sunday or Monday, maybe Tuesday,” Contest Director Steve Robertson said. “Let’s face it, these final 16 surfers are in a high pressure situation and Globe want a classic finish. Slater can potentially steal a massive break here, or Fanning. Joel Parkinson, the Hobgoods and Adriano De Souza can really claw their way back into title contention. We want this finish to occur in awesome Cloudbreak conditions!” More Globe Fiji Pro News, Results, Photo's and Videos on Pro Surfing .com

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Globe Pro Fiji Off for the Day

Wednesday, May 28, 2008, TAVARUA, Fiji

Sixteen of the ASP Top 45 surfers are still in contention for a Globe Pro Fiji crown, but that title will not be won today. Waning swell has forced event officials to call competition in Fiji off. Rounds 1 through 3 of the Globe Pro Fiji were completed in excellent surf the first three days of the official waiting period. There are nine days left in which to monitor conditions an… More Globe Pro Fiji News, Results, Video Highlights, Photos and More From Pro Surfing .com Take a Fiji Surf Trip with Surf Trip .com

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Bruno Santos wins The Billabong Pro Tahiti

Thursday, May 15, 2008: TEAHUPOO, Tahiti

Brazilian wildcard Bruno Santos has defeated local wildcard Manoa Drollet (PYF) to win the Billabong Pro Tahiti and become the first Brazilian to win an ASP World Tour event in five years. “I’m really happy, my dreams just came true,” Santos said. “Today is not the perfect day to surf the final, but I don’t care I’m still happy. It’s still the best day of my life.” Santos, who earned his spot in the… More Billabong Pro Tahiti Results, Photo's, Video Highlight and more on Pro Surfing .com

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wilcards Take Down Slater and Burrow in Round 3 of The Billabong Pro Tahiti

Wednesday, May 14, 2008: TEAHUPOO, Tahiti Eight-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) and last year’s World No. 2 Taj Burrow (AUS) were Round 3 casualties to Billabong Pro Tahiti wildcards today. Bruno Santos (BRA), who eliminated reigning World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) in a tight heat yesterday, beat Burrow in a much more convincing fashion today when he earned an early 8.33 to take a lead he never relinquished. “It’s so good to surf against the best surfers and beat the guys,” Santo… More Billabong Pro Tahiti On Pro Surfing .com

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Billabong Pro Tahiti Live! Resumes at Teahupoo

Wednesday, May 14, 2008: TEAHUPOO, Tahiti Round 2 of the Billabong Pro Tahiti Live will resume at 6:30am today. Four to six foot (two metre) waves akin to those enjoyed by the ASP Top 45 yesterday are still on offer at Teahupoo. Twenty-one heats of competition were held yesterday and event officials will endeavor to run 25 more heats today. Heats will be 25-minutes in duration. The first heat of the day, Heat 6 of… Continue on Pro Surfing .com Take a Tahiti Surf Trip with Surf Trip .com

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Billabong Pro Tahiti Underway at Teahupoo

Tuesday, May 13, 2008: TEAHUPOO, Tahiti Round 1 of the Billabong Pro Tahiti – Stop No. 3 of 11 on the ASP World Tour – will commence in clean three foot (one metre) waves at 7am this morning. Dean Morrison (AUS), Jordy Smith (ZAF) and Ricky Basnett (ZAF) are in the first heat of the day. Heats will be 30-minutes in duration. Event officials are aiming to wrap up Round 1 by approximately 3pm, at which point the… Continue

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Billabong Pro Tahiti

The waiting period for the Billabong Pro Tahiti – Stop No. 3 of 11 on the 2008 ASP World Tour – starts tomorrow, May 8, 2008. According to contest director and former ASP Top 45 surfer Luke Egan, the action could commence right away.

The Billabong Pro Tahiti has an 11 day window (May 8th-18th) in which to run four full day’s worth of surfing . Though the lefthand reef break is most famous for producing huge, heaving barrels, it is definitely contestable when the waves are smaller. More Billabong Pro Tahiti from Pro Surfing

Thursday, April 03, 2008

If you Plan on Surfing Hawaii You Should Read This!


INDIANAPOLIS, April 3, 2008 – ATA Airlines, Inc. today announced that it has filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The petition was filed on April 2 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana, in the Indianapolis division. Subsequent to the Chapter 11 filing, ATA discontinued all operations, effective as of 4 am ET on April 3. A primary factor leading to these actions was the unexpected cancellation of a key contract for ATA’s military charter business, which made it impossible for ATA to obtain additional capital to sustain its operations or restructure the business. More ATA Airlines Story... Surfing Hawaii on Surf

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Cheap Travel To Hawaii? Aloha Airlines Shuts Down!


HONOLULU – Aloha Airlines announced today that it will be shutting down its inter-island and transpacific passenger flight operations. Aloha’s last day of operations will be Monday, March 31, 2008. On that day, Aloha will operate its schedule with the exception of flights from Hawaii to the West Coast and flights from Orange County to Reno and Sacramento, and Oakland to Las Vegas. Code-share partner United Airlines and other airlines are prepared to assist and accommodate Aloha’s passengers who have been inconvenienced. More Aloha Airlines News on >>

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Kelly Slater Rings his Third Bell at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Thursday, March 27, 2008: Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach – Kelly Slater (USA) has further asserted that he is the best surfer on earth after winning the Rip Curl Pro pres. by Snickers today. Launching a huge air to earn a last minute score and beat Bede Durbidge (AUS)in the final, the 36-year old has claimed his 36th event win and rung the bell for the third time. Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Finals Complete Story...

Kelly Slater (USA) and Bede Durbidge (AUS) ring the bell at Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
Kelly Slater (USA) and Bede Durbidge (AUS) ring the bell at Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach. Photo ASP Tostee

Stephanie Gilmore Wins 2008 Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach pres. by Ford Fiesta

Monday, Mar. 24, 2008 – Reigning ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) has defeated 2004 ASP Women’s World Champion Sofia Mulanovich (PER) to claim the 2008 Rip Curl Women’s Pro presented by Ford Fiesta in classic four-to-six foot (2 metre) surf at Bells Beach today.

Stepanie Gilmore wins over Sofia Mulanovich in the 2008 Women's Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.  Surf Photo ASP TosteeStepanie Gilmore wins over Sofia Mulanovich in the 2008 Women's Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach. Surf Photo ASP Tostee

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Nissan O'Neill Xtreme Live Webcast on

Verbier, Switzerland will host the grand finale of the Freeride World Tour with the Nissan O'Neill Xtreme. 16 snowboarders and 16 skiers from the elite of Freeride will tackle the mythical North Face of the Bec des Rosses, a dauntingly steep and frighteningly jagged 500 m rock-face and battle it out for the $100,000 prize purse.

After the Xtreme there will be a winner of each discipline of the Tour and the four Freeride World Champions will be crowned.

Around 5000 spectators join the riders at one of the most beautiful natural arenas of the Alps, the Col des Gentianes in Verbier but if youre not one of the 5000, you can watch the exciting finals on

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Indo Surf Trip Video: WavePark Mentawai Indonesia 2005.

This Mentawai Surf Trip Video was from my 2005 Trip to WavePark Mentawai of the coast of Sumatra "Sumatera" Indonesia in 2005. We stayed at the WavePark resort for 20 days and it was spectacular. You can read the full WavePark Surf Trip review on Surf Trip .com

The video was converted from a DVD, VOB to mpeg for editing which is not as straight forward as it would appear. After many hours and numerous downloaded files I got it to work! Check out the other surfing video segments on the Surf Trip Community

Thursday, February 14, 2008

ASP Men's World Championship Tour 2008 WCT Contest Schedule

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast : Feb 23-Mar 5, Gold Coast,Qld-Australia
Rip Curl Pro Bells : Mar 18-29, Bells Beach,Victoria-Australia
Billabong Pro Teahupoo: May 8-18, Teahupoo,Taiarapu-Tahiti
Globe Pro Fiji : May 23-Jun 6, Tavarua/Namotu-Fiji
Billabong Pro J-Bay : July 9-20, Jeffreys Bay-South Africa
Rip Curl Pro Search: July 30-Aug 10, Some where in Western Australia
Boost Mobile Pro Trestles : Sept. 5-14, Trestles,California-USA
Quiksilver Pro France: Sept. 19-28, South West Coast-France
Billabong Pro Mundaka : Sept. 29-Oct 12, Mundaka, Euskadi-Spain
Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro: Oct 28-Nov 5, Santa Catarina-Brazil
Billabong Pipeline Masters, Dec 8-20, Banzai Pipeline,Oahu-Hawaii

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