The world of professional surfing has come to a close for 2014 with some of the best waves and competition in surfing history. Young guns such as Julian Wilson and Gabriel Medina are stepping-up, replacing surf pros like Mick Fanning and 11 time Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Champ Kelly Slater, and making way for […]
Surf Wrap-Up: Billabong Pipe Masters and Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Won by Julian Wilson; Gabriel Medina Wins World Champ of Surf Title, a First for Brazil; World Surf League Names 2015 Line-up
Kelly Slater Dominates in Triple-Overhead Barrels Winning Volcom Pipeline Pro—His 66th ASP Win
Kelly Slater has reached a remarkable pinnacle, winning his 66th Association of Surfing Professsionals (ASP) win, and his 8th victory at the notoriously huge wave hotspot, Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, at the Volcom Pipe Pro on February 5, 2014. As an 11-time world champion, Slater knows Pipe and seems to get […]
Kelly Slater Wins 7th Billabong Pipe Masters, Fanning Gets ASP World Title, Florence Wins Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, Plus What to Expect for Pro Surfing 2014
Last weekend December 14, 2013, pro surfing came to a dramatic season ending at Banzai Pipeline on Oahu’s north shore with Kelly Slater, 41, winning his 7th Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons in massive 15-foot waves. Slater defeated John John Florence (HAW), 21, in a hard-fought, 35-minute Final that ended with less […]
Banzai Pipeline Goes Off in Final Jewel of the Vans Triple Crown with Joel Parkinson Winning the Coveted Billabong Pipe Masters
In what’s become known as the crown-jewel of surfing, the Billabong Pipe Masters is one of the most highly anticipated surfing events in the world. Not only does it gather the top surfing pros from around the globe and industry elite, but the location, the Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, is known […]
Billabong Pipe Masters In Memory of Andy Irons Underway in Biggest Surf Ever, Plus Opening Ceremony for Eddie Aikau, ASP 2012 Surf Tour Schedule and What to Expect
Epic waves for kick-off of the Billabong Pipe Masters, North Shore of Oahu. Photo by ASP/Cestari. The final stop of the ASP (Association for Surfing Professionals) World Title Series and the crowned jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing always ends at the infamous break Banzai Pipeline in Oahu’s North Shore. This year, the […]
The Association of Surfing Professionals’ Board of Directors Meeting Reveals New Changes in Professional Surfing, Including Increases in Prize Money -Yet Still Discrepancy for Women
When the ASP speaks, more than just pro surfers listen. Sponsors, advertisers, entertainment companies, even the IOC are interested in what the leading governing body has to say about the future of the sport.
Surf Brands Making Moves: Quiksilver and Roxy Sign Home Product Licensing Deal with CHF Industries; Billabong Claims Sponsorship Title of Pipeline Masters
Surf brands making waves–one from a licensing deal which could lead to others doing the same down the road, another taking top sponsorship title.
Agenda Moves to Huntington Beach to Correspond with U.S. Open of Surfing and Earlier Buyer’s Cycle Dates
Timing of trade shows have always been a major issue, as has their affiliation and of course location. Latest changes for Agenda may be a good but doe make sense for it%uFFFDs core exhibitors?
Surfing Remains North Shore Economic Stimulus Package As the Vans Triple Crown, including Banzai Pipeline Masters, Kicks-off Attracing World’s Top Pros, Media, Fans
In its 26th year, this event series remains one of the strongest in action sports history for both athletes and sponsors.
Surfing Legend Kelly Slater Wins 9th ASP World Title with Big Win in Spain; plus Surfing Industry Heats-up for Big Waves in Vans Triple Crown of Surf in Hawaii
Most-winning surfer of all time, Kelly Slater scores his 9th ASP World Title giving the industry a boost as the pros heads into big-wave season.