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Proud Pop and Mission Viejo Store Manager Rob Sachse is all smiles with his surf-daughter champ Carolyn.

This past weekend she placed 1st in the Girls 9&Under short board AND, 3rd in Boys and Girls Longboard 9&Under at the Menehune Wild West Surf Festival in Huntington Beach.

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In case you’ve missed the previous seasons, JOB is back, now in its 3rd season, with the first episode having dropped on May 24th. Who is JOB? JOB is Jamie O’Brien, one of the best surfers in the world, a loose cannon of Oahu, and an overall renegade.

Here’s episode #3 where we watch Jamie get his Red Bull JAWS invite and then heads over to Maui to meet up with Kai Lenny for some practice over last New Year’s. This is the same serious swell that nearly killed Matt Meola (The ISLE, Season 2).

It’s a great episode and we watch Jamie totally kill it at Peahi.

New episodes drop every other Friday so we can continue to watch Jamie juggle friends, partying, traveling around the world, and surfing.

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If this official teaser doesn’t get you psyched for The Roxy Pro, then we’re not sure what it will take!

Every year for the last eight years, the Roxy Pro has brought together the world’s best female surfers to the lovely South French locale of Biarritz for an original blend of elite surfing and top class music.

The Roxy Pro, Biarritz, is the second to last stop on the women’s world tour and, usually, the location where the world champ is crowned. From the opening party at Bar de la Côte, to the final day of the waiting period, the world’s top 17 females light up Côte des Basques for one of the year’s most exciting events.

We’re psyched! Get ready because from July 10th to 14th, the Roxy Pro will be playing host to the only French stage of the 2013 ASP women’s world tour and electrically charging up Europe’s surfing capital.

If you can’t make it to Biarritz, then no worries! You can still join in all the fun online with the live broadcast on plus join the conversation using #ROXYPRO on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram!

P.S. In case you’re wondering #WhoAmIJustGuess is on the official teaser… it is the beautiful and talented Rosy Hodge.

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Hey, Surfers, got a smart Phone? Then there are plenty of ways to stay connected to the surf. Here are five of the best mobile apps we’ve seen that any surfer should have on their phone for an enhanced surf experience. Note that the list is not in any particular order.

Check out all the ASP World Tour events in one place, all handily contained in this all-inclusive mobile app. The ASP To Go app allows you to keep tabs on your favorite surfers and stay up to date on results from each World Tour event. With streaming webcasts, this app gives you the ability to let you watch events live from your phone. Plus, it features in-depth information about each event during the contest, including live scoring, heat results, rankings, photos and video highlights for all contests around the world. Best of all, it’s free.

Seabreeze Free
If you’re in Australia and looking for the next wave, find it with Seabreeze Free. Australia’s #1 watersports website is now on your phone. Get forecasts and live weather for the major coastal locations around Australia, including 7 day wind speed and wind direction forecasts, 7 day tide predictions, 7 day wave height, wave direction and wave period predictions, and more. In addition, there’s massive listings of surfboards, kitesurfing gear, SUP, windsurfing, kayaking and other cool gear, so you can be totally hooked up if you’re down under.

NOAA Ocean Buoys
The official NOAA Buoys are essential tools that pro surfers use and you should, too. The NOAA Ocean Buoys App is your personal portal into checking current ocean conditions around the world. With access to live data transmitted from over 120 buoys spread across North America (including Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii), Europe, and the Caribbean, this app gives you access to buoy information about current swell, wind, temperature, and other weather conditions. Bookmark your favorite buoys to keep tabs on your go-to surf spots, getting the info you need for checking the surf on the go. According to ESPN, this app is “great for figuring out what’s going on when you wake up in the dark…without leaving your bed.” Price: $0.99.

Get Surfline’s premium forecasting services scaled down in a handy app version. The official Surfline app provides the most accurate surf reports and surf forecasts up to 5 days in advance for thousands of surf spots worldwide. Surfline is the only surfing app available with live streaming HD cams for over 140 locations in the US and Hawaii so you can now have the amazing short- and long-term forecasting tools at your disposal. The Surfline app is free, but it may be worth it to pay to be a premium member so you can access certain forecasting tools.

iSurf Pro
iSurf Pro, voted the #1 surf news app by dozens of surf magazines worldwide, gives you instant access to the latest surf news from a collective assortment of leading surf publications, journals and websites, including SURFER Magazine. Plus, with iSurf’s videos, blogs, articles and more, you’ll have a steady flow of surf content in your pocket and your hand so you’ll always be one step ahead in the surf world. Price: $1.99.
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Tired of your old board and need a new one? Here are some good tips that we’ve spotted that can help you move that old foam quickly, and for more. Here are eight insider tips in used board sales. (You can thank us later).

Tip One:
Sand the board everywhere to give it that fresh, just-out-of-the-factory sanded look. Make sure to get dings fixed professionally — a “watertight” board is key.

Tip Two:
Re-wax the board. Don’t leave your old crusty layer (ugly) and don’t strip the wax entirely (shows pressures on the deck). Instead, give it a fresh white wax coat.

Tip Three:
Slapping sponsor stickers some serious cache — as if some pro has just dropped it off after barely one session in use. Hey, who doesn’t want a pro’s board? The trick works marvelously.

Tip Four:
Take the fins out of the board (but include them in the sale). It will act as a free bonus in the mind of the buyer. Jedi mind trick or a good grasp of consumer psychology?

Tip Five:
Never look desperate to sell the board. Act like you love it, but you have too many other good boards right now.

Tip Six:
If the shop guy asks you what’s wrong with the thing, just tell him how it doesn’t work as well as you wanted in ten-to twelve-foot waves.

Tip Seven:
Watch your calendar for when to sell. Weekends are best, with loads of foot traffic in shops and people scoping online. List your board early Saturday and watch the offers come in. If necessary, re-list again Sunday morning so you’re back on top of the list.

Tip Eight:
Last but not least, don’t try to hide cracks or lie about them if you can’t fix them without a costly repair job. Just let the buyer decide whether it really needs a fix. You’ll feel good you were on the up-and-up.

Good luck! And don’t forget with that extra cash, you can snag a brand new sweet one here: Continue reading