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Young, free, and in Rangiroa.

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Kelly leaves Quiksilver

After 23 years and 11 World Titles, Kelly and Quiksilver have parted ways.

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Drug Aware Pro 2014

Stanza one of the WCT is a wrap. Let’s have a quick look at what to expect from the coming two weeks in the West.

 

 

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Surfing Life's Exclusive WCT Guide

 

The Official Aussie Leg 2014 ASP World Championship Tour Guide.

 

 

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Building A Surfboard, Episode Two: Plane Shaping

In part two of our Building A Surfboard series Richard Harvey shows us the second step of shaping your own board.

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If having sponsors hurling buff at you and using words like, “Get in the car, you’ve got the next flight to Mexico,” sounds like the ticket, then read on.

Maldives WQS Postponed

Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Billabong recently announced they won’t be running a World Tour event at Mundaka in 2010 and now the Maldives World Qualifying Series event has been cancelled.  

Baiting Sharks into the Lineup

Monday, 21 December 2009
A few months ago in our Green Issue we raised concerns about a bunch of endangered waves in Australia.

The FCS Manufacturer's Cup Is Back

Friday, 18 December 2009
The FCS Manufacture's Cup is back and set to be bigger and better than ever. This Saturday, December 19th, marks the first event of the state qualifying rounds with surfboard manufacturers from Victoria converging on Gunnamatta Beach to battle it out for their place in the National Final.

Mundaka Axed

Friday, 18 December 2009
This morning Billabong announced in a press release they'll no longer be running their World Tour event at Mundaka.
Taj Burrow is the 2009 Bilabong Pipeline Master, on Australia Day in Hawaii.
Taj Burrow is the 2009 Bilabong Pipeline Master, on Australia Day in Hawaii.

World Tour: Who's In Who's Out

Wednesday, 16 December 2009
With this year's World Tour and WQS done and dusted the top 45 spots on next year's World Tour are locked in.
Mick Fanning keeps his nerve long enough to wear the Crown a second time; Joel Parkinson is left to cheer his mate.
Mick Fanning keeps his nerve long enough to wear the Crown a second time; Joel Parkinson is left to cheer his mate.
The contest did some plate-clearing this morning in clean four to five foot waves.  
The Billabong Pipeline Masters opens its account; no world title showdown just yet

TubeTube

Thursday, 10 December 2009
Mick & Parko's latest vids from Hawaii, the best wipeouts from The Eddie and more...

Spectacular Steph

Thursday, 10 December 2009
Today, less than a week after claiming her third straight World Title, 21 year-old Stephanie Gilmore beat Sofia Mulanovich in the final of the Billabong Pro Maui, earning her second straight Vans Triple Crown.  
Ross Clarke-Jones says this around 10.30 in the morning on Eddie day, and in seven words, he nails the whole feeling of December 8, 2009 at Waimea Bay.    

Eddie Is Go

Wednesday, 09 December 2009
The eighth edition of the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau is underway at Waimea Bay, Oahu.

Planes, Automobiles and The Bay

Tuesday, 08 December 2009
After ten hours of frustration in the sky, this blog was meant to be about how Jetstar truly is the world’s worst airline, then thankfully something far more exciting happened…

Tom Carroll’s Big Break

Tuesday, 08 December 2009
An extract from Nick Carroll’s blog on the ASL forums.  

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