Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) Action Sports Film Series (ASFS) started yesterday, Thursday, April 28th and will run until May 5, 2011. Events are based in Orange County, CA, a location long reputed as the epicenter of the surf wear and action gear industry. Co-produced by ChopShop, an OC-based film and video production company that specializes in creating content for the youth market, the NBFF ASFS will spotlight films, filmmakers, athletes, visionaries, industry gurus, artists and designers who have shaped the action sports culture…

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We can all pretty much rank the top male surfers. On the must list include Kelly Slater, Laird Hamilton, Rob Machado, the late Andy Irons, Taj Burrow, Mick Fanning, and we can now add recent Bells winner, Joel Parkinson. But what about the gals?

Here’s our list of who we think should be considered the Top 5 Female Surfers in the world…

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Want to travel the world and surf, but don’t know where you’ll stay or shower or even grab a bite to eat? Worry no more… Enter CouchSurfers.

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The 2011 ASP World Tour is on its way. With the first event, the Quiksilver Pro, done and awarded to Kelly Slater, it’s time to move on to the second and next event: the Rip Curl Pro presented by Ford Ranger at Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia. It’s a huge year, as Rip Curl is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Rip Curl Pro at beautiful Bells Beach.

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Want to know how Laird Hamilton stays so fit? At 47, the top surfing master still maintains his healthy physique and does it via a combination of circuit training with weights, and cross-training outside of the gym. In fact, it’s not enough to be just a “gym rat.” Laird’s low body fat percentage comes largely because of how active he is outside of the gym! Laird incorporates exercises he learns from Expert Trainers, Military Commanders, and Physical Therapists and is constantly evolving and expanding his fitness. Click through to see his typical work out week

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