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Party Favors

Wednesday, 17 August 2011
We were saving a bunch of clips for Transworlds Surprise Excitement party, but they didn't all end up fitting in the part. Perry put them all together, and included some of the ones from the movie to create this Surprise Excitement party-favor.

Romain Cloitre - Oakley Boat Trip

Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Congratulations Romain Cloitre for winning the ASP 6-Star Relentless Boardmasters in Newquay, UK. Here is Romain Cloitre training for his Maiden ASP win in the Mentawai's aboard the Oakley Boat Lachlan McKinnonMusic by Pam Pam Pam
In one of the most important and biggest surf events of the year, the Brazilians were on fire to face the North-American waves, showing everyone that the new generation of 6.0 surfers from Brasil have all it takes to compete with the best in the world.We followed our newest surfer in the 6.0 crew at the Nike US Open of Surfing 2011, Filipe Toledo, who...

Teahupoo Von Zipper Trials 2011

Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Footage from the Von Zipper Trials at Teahupoo, which decide the final two spots in the main draw for the 2011 Billabong Pro Tahiti

Chopes Wipeouts

Wednesday, 17 August 2011
To conquer Teahupo'o you have to expect to take a few tumbles across the coral.

Taj, Burrowing Deep At Pumping P-Pass

Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Click here to download this wallpaper.
New York's own Balaram Stack is pumped to have a World Tour event in his home town.
In the early morning hours a knock was heard at the door of headquarters. On the doorstep was a hard drive containing video of the Pterodactyl dinosaur installation on the Cardiff Kook. The following video tells a tale of fun, glory and the cruel pecking order of life in a Utopian community.Edit: Cyrus SuttonVisit
Kelly talks food, culture and surfing in NYC.

Billabong Pico Alto 2011

Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Big Wave World Tour competition in Peru.Video ©CHALO ESPEJO PRODUCCIONES Billabong Pico Alto 2011 Newscut
A look back at all of the action from the 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California.
The final two wildcard positions in event #5 on the Association of Surfing Professionals Men's World Tour, the Billabong Pro, have been decided today with Brazilian Ricardo Dos Santos (Guarda Do Embau, BRA) and local Heiarri Williams (PYF) finishing first and second respectively in the Air Tahiti Nui VonZipper Trials at Teahupo'o. Santos and Williams...

Year Zero Australian Premiere

Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Globe's latest big movie premiered at the Coolangatta Hotel on Friday night, and it wasn't just the free beer that made it a must-see for the Surfing Life staff.

Billabong Pro Tahiti: Webisode 2

Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Taj Burrow: "You're nervous. It's Teahupo'o - it's probably the heaviest wave in the world." How do the world's best feel about competing in Tahiti.

Dane Avoids Teahupoo

Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Surprise, surprise ... Dane Reynolds has withdrawn from the Billabong Pro Tahiti as the main draw is finalised for this weekend's competition.


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