The 2011 ASP World Tour is now over, and the ASP have their Top 34 surfers for 2012 who will do battle for the 2012 ASP World Title. The tour kicks off on Australia’s Gold Coast, February 2012.
A Dedicated Man
He came to the North Shore in 1997 and dedicated himself to learning Pipe and Backdoor, he made last year’s finals but lost out to Jeremy Flores. Now blue collar, Aussie workhorse Kieren Perrow has won his first WCT event. Continue Reading →
All Hail The King
Anyone who knows surf would’ve been hearing the name John John Florence a lot. He’s been winning awards all over the place, in November he made the semifinals of the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa and most recently nabbed the Vans World Cup of Surfing. Going into Pipe there were plenty of favourites, and though the youngster didn’t nab Pipe itself – the 19-year-old has won his first ever Vans Triple Crown. Continue Reading →
Nike is launching a new web portal that’s dedicated to all things surf – and offers a gateway into the sessions, stories and insights of Nike surfing athletes. Young Brazilian surfing superstar Gabriel Medina is part of the Nike family and to kick things off, they’ve released a very cool video of the talented surfer showing off some truly impressive moves. Continue Reading →
There’s Nowhere Quite Like Pipe
Hawaii is one of the world’s most famous locations, and for surfers there’s nothing quite like the challenge of Pipe. Owen Wright and the other competitors on the ASP World Tour will face off at surf’s ultimate humbler, as the season draws to a memorable close with the Billabong Pipeline Masters In Memory of Andy Irons. Wright is currently ranked second and will once again be battling it out with surf’s living legend Kelly Slater, who has six Pipe Masters to his credit.