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Want to support a great charity and watch some cool surf flicks, too? Then tonight, November 8, head to the Save The Waves Film Festival for an intimate evening of live music, an acclaimed short films program, and the world premiere of SE7EN SIGNS, the new surf travel epic from director Nathan Myers and executive producer Taylor Steele.

Now in its fifth year, the festival will be traveling across the country to these locations this year:

Los Angeles, California – November 8, 2013 – Majestic Crest Theatre
Brooklyn, New York – November 15, 2013 – Shangri-La Studio
San Francisco, California – November 22, 2013 – Victoria Theatre

Save The Waves Coalition, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of surfing coastline and the marine environment, is a group of devoted surfers, scientists, and activists that share a common belief that our wild coastal areas around the world are precious and valuable, and need to be protected.

Tonight’s evening begins at 6PM with live music by Lee Koch, followed by a short films program, a fundraiser raffle and very special solo musical set from Guy Blakeslee (front man of The Entrance Band, recently voted best new rock band by the LA Weekly), and then the world premiere of Se7en Signs around 8:30pm.

Se7en Signs features six countries and is the anthology of six filmmakers in different countries on one journey. It features Peter Devries, Asher Pacey, Ozzy Wright, Torrey Meister, Joel Fitzgerald, Harrison Roach, Otis Carey, Daniel Jones, Chris Del Moro, Eli Steele, Noah Cohen, Gavin Gillette and Kiron Jabour.

Other films in the festival include Old Dog, The Ocean Inside, Untitled Norway, Transparent Sea, and Martin’s 5. Check out the Official Film Program here.

For tickets, go here.
General admission $20. VIP Tickets $50.

The Majestic Crest Theatre
1262 S Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Here’s the official Se7en Signs trailer:

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This year flew! The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, the third and final stop of the Vans Triple Crown and the final event of the 2013 ASP Men’s World Tour, is almost here.

Slated for Sunday, December 8th through Friday, December 20th, the Banzai Pipeline, or Pipe, is an iconic and historic wave that is often referred to as the best wave on the planet. Located off Ehukai Beach Park in Pupukea on Oahu’s famous North Shore, the Pipe is a surf reef break known for its perfect, heaving top-to-bottom barrels and its close proximity to shore, and is it the perfect wave for those willing to charge.

But, it’s also great surf watching for the spectators on the beach. And you’re in luck since Billabong is sponsoring a contest to win a trip to watch it live!

The trip includes airfare for 2, 3 nights hotel stay, and $400 spending money.

Enter here to win.

It would be so sweet to watch this live! As we know, last year, Parko not only won the contest but also the World Title, in a gripping duel with 11 times surfing champ Kelly Slater.

ASP WCT surfers’ year-end rankings are based off their top eight finishes from the 10 ASP WCT events in 2013. Mick Fanning is the current rankings leader on the ASP WCT. Here are the top 5:

1) Mick Fanning (AUS)
2) Kelly Slater (USA)
3) Joel Parkinson (AUS)
4) Jordy Smith (ZAF)
5) Taj Burrow (AUS)

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Becker friends, you’re in luck and just in time for Winter! Our Becker Surfboards stores have too much rubber so we’re selling BRAND NEW wetsuits at half off!

Come in-store, starting today, Thursday, October 31st at 9:30am and pick up a Halloween treat while supplies last – 50% off select O’Neill, Billabong and XCEL Wetsuits.

So, head to your fave Becker store and check them out as this deal is in-store only.

Looking forward to seeing you!
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We’re stoked to attend the red carpet world premiere event of “Saltwater Green,” produced by Jeremy Briggs, brother of Becker Team Rider Greg Briggs, this Friday, October 25th at La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas, CA.

A fast-paced longboard surfing movie and Briggs’s second longboard film, “Saltwater Green” features 3X World Champion Colin McPhillips, 2X and current World Champion Taylor Jensen, and 2006 World Champion Josh Constable riding both single fins and tri-fins.

Enjoy tons of gorgeous individual profile sequences, showcasing these talented longboard surfers riding their home breaks here in California, as well as in Australia. It features a perfect combination of traditional longboarding and performance longboarding.

The movie also stars California standouts Brendan White, Steven Newton, Noah Shimabukuro, Greg Briggs, and Tommy Witt with some pretty amazing moves.

You come out with a deeper appreciation of what it means to be a surfer and the talent it takes to be the kind that stands out from the others.

There will be two showings: one at 7pm and one at 9pm. Tickets are $12 at the door.

Hope to see you there!

La Paloma Theatre
471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 436-7469

Check out the official trailer here. Music by Catch-22. Courtesy of Greentree Records and Steve Scavo.

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The final ASP World Tour Surfing women’s event of the year is happening right now in Portugal. From October 3-7 the EDP Cascais Girls Pro presented by Billabong will decide both the 2013 ASP Women’s World Champion as well as the qualifiers for the elite 2014 ASP Top 17.

Round 1 of the EDP Cascais Girls Pro began yesterday morning at 10:30am in rippable two-to-three foot waves at the primary site of Carcavelos.

“We have decent surf on offer this morning at the primary site of Carcavelos and we’ll commence competition at 10:30am,” Dave Shipley, ASP International Women’s Head Judge, said yesterday. “We’ll monitor conditions throughout the morning through Round 1, with Round 2 on standby. Good luck to all our competitors today.”

Good luck, indeed! Here are the current top 5 ranking women:

1. Carissa Moore (HAW), 21
2. Tyler Wright (AUS), 19
3. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 22
4. Courtney Conlogue (USA), 21
5. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 25

Check out the webcast LIVE via www.aspeurope.com/edpcascais.

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