Category Archives: Surf

The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau is the world’s longest running and most prestigious big-wave invitational and is the only one sanctioned by the Association of Surfing Professionals. On this day, the best big wave riders pay tribute to Eddie Aikau, a young Hawaiian waterman lost at sea, in 1978.
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What’s the longest ride you’ve ever had? For most surfers, a really long ride might last about 20 seconds and cover 50-60 yards, so imagine the recent thrill experienced by a group of standup paddlers when they rode waves for a distance of nearly five miles! Continue reading

The need to surf is strong and the shape of the surf not looking half bad neither. Some are gung-ho about it – a little rain won’t slow me down! Others, as well as officials, are recommending staying out of the water altogether. It is counter intuitive, but the constant heavy rains actually bring out the worse in the water. Bacteria, debris, city trash and mountain runoff are likely to enter ocean waters through these outlets. Continue reading

Kelly Slater may have already cemented his title of ASP World Champion a month early (and for an unprecedented 10th time) at the Quarterfinals of the Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico, we still have two of surfing’s most coveted titles on the line – the Billabong Pipeline Masters in memory of Andy Irons and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. The surf at these two events normally hold some of the biggest and best of the year. That is if conditions let up. With the current flat spell at the Pipeline, today makes for the fourth consecutive lay day. Swells are predicted to return on Wednesday and when they do up first will be defending Billabong Pipe Masters Champion Taj Burrow (AUS), 32, against Matt Wilkinson (AUS), 22,in the opening heat of Round 3. Continue reading