Becker Surfboards, one of the original surfboard builders and surf shops in the South Bay, will be the main sponsor this year at the 3rd stop of the annual South Bay Surf Series, to be held Saturday, March 9th, 7am-5pm, at 26th St. in Manhattan Beach. Last year’s event had well over 200 contestants surfing, in addition to the hundreds of attendees that came throughout the day. There will once again be board demos, raffles, food, drink and an assortment of beach activities open to all in attendance, contestants and non-contestants alike.

The South Bay Surf Series is a six-event series of contests meant to bring the stoke to the tight knit South Bay community of surfers and beach goers. Along with Becker, additional sponsors include: Billabong, XCEL, Sector 9, South Bay Toyota, Von Zipper, Kustom, Air Pacific, Dakine, and Watermans Restaurant.

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Today is AI (Andy Irons) day. The Governor of Hawaii declared February 13, 2013 as Andy Irons Day. Forever. Irons learned to surf on the dangerous and shallow reefs of the North Shore in Kauai, Hawaii.

As we know, Andy’s life touched thousands of surfers everywhere with his surfing skills, determination, and personality of smiles and fires. He sadly left us and the surfing world when he was only 32 on November 2, 2010… much too young and too soon. Andy is survived by his wife Lyndie and son Andy Axel Irons, who was born 2 months after his death.

In honor of Andy, the only surfer to have won a title at every venue on the ASP calendar, check out his “I Surf Because” video above, his biggest wipeout video below

And here are some of his most famous quotes:

I am the people’s champ.
I can’t get mad at losing if the guy I lost to wins the contest.
I have my friends, and I surf because it’s what I have always loved doing.
To me, failure is not living up to my potential.
You got to go in the mud sometimes to figure who you are.

Make sure to check out the AI collection here. Find out the background story behind all the tees here. Continue reading

Current World Junior Champion, Jack Freestone, is currently starring in a new episode of Fairly Normal, which debuted last Wednesday.

Fairly Normal is a new series that chronicles the somewhat peculiar domestic situations surfers have come to find normal around the globe, giving you a pretty interesting look at what these traveling athletes consider normal.

This one’s a cool episode featuring Jack. Many of you may have seen his breakthrough performance in Dear Suburbia — which saw him do some amazing moves at Indo’s cutest beachbreak next to Dane, Kolohe and Taj without missing a beat.

Check out the episode to gain an inside look at a perfect day with Jack. This includes “coffee, shit-talking, a fun surf at D-Bah, lunch, shit-talking resumes, another really fun surf at Kirra, a beer on the veranda, barbecue. Fin!”

He also stars in a very candid conversation/interview in What Youth Issue 3, which is available this Thursday, February 14th. Surfer LOVE! Continue reading

The first showdown of the Standup World Tour’s 2013 tour is coming up with the highly-anticipated Sunset Beach Pro on Oahu’s north shore, which began yesterday, February 7, 2013.

Arguably the most iconic event on the Stand Up World Tour Calendar, the Sunset Beach Pro brings together the world’s best against one of the world’s most infamous waves, found at the heart of Oahu’s Fabled North Shore.

2012 World Champ Brazilian Leco Salazar will be defending his title among some formidable competitors to capture the first points of the year toward the World Title.

Also, the Women’s World Championship Tour will be officially launched here. From Feb 6-10, the women will be battling it out at the Waterman League’s Headquarters at Turtle Bay. The Turtle Bay Women’s Pro will mark the launch of a 4 event series in that will start here in Hawaii, then head to Brazil (Ubatuba), California and close in October in France (La Torche).

Here is an overview of the 2013 schedule:

Sunset Beach Pro, Oahu: February 7th – 15th (Na Kama Kai Youth event and preliminary rounds of Women’s event to be held at Turtle Bay on 6th February)
Ubatuba Grand Slam, Brazil: April 16th – 21st
Rottnest Island Pro, W. Australia: May 21st – 29th (TBC)
So. Cal Grand Slam, California: September 17th – 22nd
La Torche Pro, France: October 26th – November 3rd
Finals (Location TBD): December 7th – 15th

The entire event will be live broadcast and daily highlights will also go live at the event microsite that can be accessed thru, or directly at

With live broadcasts from all events, increased global TV airtime, launch of the new Stand Up World Tour rulebook and increase in prestige and impact at all events, 2013 promises to be the best yet. Continue reading

Can you believe it is already February? You know what that means? Valentine’s Day is practically here. Yeah, we know it’s a commercial holiday, but who doesn’t want a reason to celebrate love? That being said, here are a few slick pieces that show we literally wear our heart on our sleeve. Check out more here: and

1. Billabong Andy Davis Groovin Shirt
On those days and nights when your mojo is on fire, this is the shirt that you should be wearing. I mean, clearly, you’re fun, self-confident and ready to rumble. $59.50.

2. Hurley Phantom Fuse Boardshort
Originally developed by Nike for its European Olympic swimmers, the “Phantom Fabric” is the ultimate, four-way stretch material – so lightweight, water-resistant, super-stretchy and limitless. Supposedly, it’s the closest thing yet to a second skin. Dang – that’s hot. $100.00.

3. Element All Star Hat
The Element All Star Snapback Hat is an instant Element classic. Simple Element script embroidered at front and adjustable plastic snap back at back. Simple is as simple does, but sometimes, simple is all we’re looking for, no? $22.00.

4. Stance Theotis Coolmax Sock
Stay cool from the ground up, even as you’re attempting to land that heart pounding flip (or girl). These slick socks with CoolMax technology help wick away moisture and protect your feet from hard landings and from getting wet and nasty. $12.00.

5. Dakine Over Under Bag
Are you planning a romantic weekend? Then, hook yourself up with the right gear. The Dakine Over Under Bag’s expandable storage and a split-level organizational design ensures you can fit more thanks to an extra 900 cubic inches of space. $165.00.

6. Zinka Nosecoat
The Zinka nosecoat sunblock offers absolute maximum protection against the sun’s harmful rays. This is colored sunblock, not sunscreen and is a proven formula that withstands the most extreme weather conditions. Go on! Be bold and wear it in red. Since it’s February, you won’t be mistaken for Rudolph. $6.00.

1. Billabong My Second Home T Shirt
Declare your love for California with the Billabong My Second Home T-Shirt. I mean, let’s face it, California boasts beautiful coasts, and within an hour, you can find deep forests with picturesque streams and hiking trails. Not to mention the pretty amazing weather. What’s not to love? $28.00.

2. Volcom Get The Picture Bag
The Volcom Get The Picture Purse has an adjustable cross body strap and a flap closure to keep your belongings secure and close, so hitting the town is a breeze. The small size is perfect to keep your hands free. Now, there’s no chance someone’s going to steal your stuff. Steal your heart… maybe. But steal your stuff… no way! $39.50.

3. UGG Dakota Slipper
The womens Dakota is a moccasin inspired indoor & outdoor slipper, and perfect for all day wear. A molded rubber outsole allows for flexibility & durability. We love the red suede color, and that it is fully lined in top grade sheepskin. Stylish and comfy. It’s a match made in heaven. $100.00.

4. Billabong Sammy Bikini Top and Bottom
A surefire way to get your guy’s heart racing? Wear this sexy ensemble from Billabong to the beach! The lowrider bikini bottom is sizzling hot with its macramé and tassel details and multiple spaghetti ties, and the matching top is well matched. It will be definite eye candy. $42.00.

5. Freestyle Shark Classic Watch
Yes, we know this is a men’s watch. But, similar to the look of an oversize dress shirt, menswear for women is always an alluring style. The men’s Shark Classic watch features a 38mm polycarbonate case & lens, a durable silicon strap, a day/time/date display, dual time & alarms, a countdown timer, a chronograph, a night vision backlight, hydropushers, and 100 meters H20 resistance. Plus, we love the neon pink. $60.00.

6. Element Marlow Sweatshirt
Grab this legit Element hoodie so that you can keep your style fresh even on casual days. The cotton fabric blend is so comfy and cozy and is perfect wear for those days you just want to stay home and snuggle with your special someone. $44.50


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