This issue is all about paying tribute to the young men and women who we’ve got our eyes on now, and who we’ll be watching well into the future. It’s about letting that little grommet that lives inside of all of us run wild for a little while.
Charlie Romulese, Namotu Islands head of staff and maintenance, passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack on November 15. He was a great friend to a lot of the surfers who have been staying on Namotu for the contest over the last 10 years
Rumours of the death of the ESPN “Champions Surf Tour” are exaggerated. “Not sure where you got that from but I will say, it’s not dead,” Kelly Slater confirmed, when ASL asked him to comment on rumours that the so-called ESPN Champions Surf Tour (CST) was back.
Hot on the heels of a successful live surfing debut with coverage of last month’s Rip Curl Pro Search in Portugal, Fuel TV will present a live broadcast of the final event of the 2009 ASP World Tour; the Billabong Pipeline Masters.
It’s nearly full on summer now, so pretty soon the newspapers and tabloid TV shows will be at it again – stirring up our primitive fears. “Shark Fever!” “Nets no protection, says expert.” “Attacks certain to occur!” One surfer at least will be looking at the headlines with quite a different set of eyes.
Congratulations to Joel Centeio for winning the second last WQS event of the year, the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa. With only one WQS event left this season, here’s the list of the top 25 WQS campaigners and the possible scenarios heading into the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach.