SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15: Justin Tipuric of the British & Irish Lions, stands on his surfboard during surfing lessions on Bondi Beach on June 15, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.
It sucks sitting on the bubble because you never want anyone to get injured and you don’t want to have to get their spot, but obviously you want to be in the events ... I hope all of the inured surfers have a speedy recovery. I’m stoked I’m here though. That was a weird heat because I was rattled after that first exchange. Taj (Burrow) and Kolohe (Andino) are capable of getting huge scores and I was just happy to get a few waves of my own and make the heat.
I was happy that I had priority at the end, but priority can also be tough to choose which wave you want ... It’s a tough wave to surf, Keramas, and I think a lot of us are trying to figure it out. I lost early in Fiji, so I came here right away and have been putting time in and getting use to the waves here. Joel (Parkinson) is the ASP World Champion and a great surfer and we saw Adriano (de Souza) kind of struggling out there as well, so you know it’s tough.
Right now we are taking surfing to Africa, Asia, we've done a very good job in Latin America, and we are even taking surfing to inland Europe. With the new wave pool that was just announced in Spain, we are going to take surfing everywhere.More quotes »
Some casinos banning Google Glass gamblers
are forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet.Regulators say the gadgets could be used to cheat at card games.The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Read more »
FDNY honors firefighters' heroic efforts
Wading through chest-deep waters -- and later using a surfboard and kayak -- fire Lt. Thomas Woods helped save more than 25 of his Belle Harbor, Queens, friends and neighbors as superstorm Sandy struck the waterfront Rockaways community.Recognizing this, t Read more »
Surf shops on Long Island
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Disabled surfers brave the waves in Brazil
(AP) -- One minute, Renata Glasner is watching the waves crash on Leblon beach from her wheelchair. The next, she's plowing through the turbulent waters on a specially adapted surfboard.Glasner, a 35-year-old graphic designer who was diagnosed with multipl Read more »
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Storm Surfers -- $7.9K
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Schmidenberg advances through opening heat on his head
took fun to another level at Port Macquarie, winning his heat of the NSW Longboard Titles with a headstand ride. Smith / Surfing NSW THE waves at Port Macquarie were described as fun lefthanders but Emerald Beach surfer John Schmidenberg took the fun to another 12:38 AM from The Coffs Coast Advocate Read more »
7th Street surf shop heads to Bali to compete in Oakley Surf Shop Challenge
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San Diego State & San Clemente High top NSSA
Global Surf News, 18 June, 2013 : - - The National Scholastic Surfing Association held its annual School Champs this past weekend at Salt Creek in Dana Point California. The event gathers the nation's best schools to crown the United States champions. Big 6/18/13 from Surfer's Village Read more »
Bonny time had early by Sawtell longboard star
Sawtell longboard surfer Richard Smith booked a spot in the over-35 semi-finals at the NSW Longboard Titles in Bonny Hills. SAWTELL'S own legend of the longboard Richard Smith wasted no time in stamping his mark on the NSW Longboard Titles in Bonny Hills. 6/18/13 from The Coffs Coast Advocate Read more »