After 31 years of holding the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave surf event on the North Shore of Ohau, this year in 2016, was the biggest Eddie in history with waves up to 60 feet high and the biggest crowds ever. On February 25, 2016, John John Florence (HAW) brought a new […]
The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave World Surf League Event Brings Gathering of the Tribes, Top Surfers in the World, on Waves Up to 60 Feet
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 […]
Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons Heats-up as ASP World Surfing Title Determined Here, Plus Awesome Photos
Kelly Slater vying to win again at the Billabong Pipe Masters. Photo by Cestari/ASP. The North Shore of Oahu is currently packed with the top surfers in the world vying for the coveted win of the Billabong Pipeline Masters in Memory of Andy Irons. Billabong Pipe Masters represents the pinnacle of the 2013 Association of […]
HIC Pro Winner Mason Ho Advances to the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing; Follows in Champion Father’s Footsteps
The HIC Pro is the local’s qualifying surf event that grants surfers the chance to enter the prestigious Vans Triple Crown of surfing on the North Shore of Oahu in the coming weeks. The competition is always tight as so many top surfers surf the waves in this area daily, but last week’s winner, Mason […]
Surfing Round-up: Billabong Pipeline Masters Has Launched; Andy Axel Irons is Born; Surf Diva Boutique Up for Women’s Retailer of the Year
Billabong Pipeline Masters Wraps-up Pro Surf Season ’09 with Aussie Taj Burrow Winning $90,000; Aussie Stephanie Gilmore Winning Billabong Pro Maui for $25,000
Surfing wraps up its season amidst huge swells on the North Shore of Oahu and Maui providing loads of action for competitors, sponsors, and fans.
iPhone App for Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Causes Big Waves for Event and Sponsorship Potential for Surfing
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’s Evolution as a Sport and Lifestyle Has Changed Again: Label Networks Examines Who Loves Surfing; Who Doesn’t (and Why); Plus Viewership Patterns, Size of Market, Top Surf Brands, New Opportunities
While the best big surf events tend to happen in the Northern Hemisphere’s winter months, such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series including the Reef Hawaiian Pro, O’Neill World Cup, Roxy Pro, Billabong Pipeline Masters, Billabong Women’s Pro and Quicksilver’s big-wave Eddie Aikau (all in Hawaii), and Maverick’s Big Wave Surf Competition in Half Moon Bay, surfing tends to be on the “consumer” radar more so in the summer obviously, when people head to the beach, regardless of often flat surf conditions.