Category: Surfing

Pro Surfing Initiates Anti-Doping Policy for 2012

ASP RipCurl Pro Search Somewhere in San Francisco

The concept has been in the works for some time so it’s no surprise really that Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), which has been going through a crisis recently, has initiated an Anti-Doping Policy for their 2012 season. Unlike many other professional sporting events, surfing has never had such a policy, which many in the […]

How Surfing Is Going Through Its Own “Arab Spring”—From Bobby Martinez Getting Booted to Questions about the ASP World “City” Tours to Lack of Women’s Sponsorship— The Soul of Surfing Under the Spotlight

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In the past few years it seems we’ve been writing more and more about the sport of surfing and not necessarily because of its soulful nature and attraction among youth culture, but because of the complex business issues surrounding the industry. Now, hitting mainstream Los Angeles this week, a poignant article by Tibby Rothman was […]

Agenda Fashion Trade Show Indicates Strong Showing of New Brands on the Action Sports Horizon and Crossover from a Variety of Influential Lifestyles

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Story and Photos by Kathleen Gasperini and Tom Wallace Agenda trade show, once known as the bastion of underground that usurped ASR back in the day, has been a fully-fledged fashion trade show in its own right now for years, but if ever there was a time that announced this, it was January 5-6, 2012 […]

Billabong Takes a Dive Closing a Record 44 Percent Lower—Strategic Capital Structure Review Underway

VANS Triple Crown of Surfing, Billabong Pipeline Masters In Memory of Andy Irons

Aussie Kieren Perrow wins Billabong Pipe Masters in North Shore, Oahu.Just off the high-voltage surfing competition finale of the Billabong Pipe Masters in Oahu earlier this month, the reality of the Aussie surf brand faced a huge obstacle on Monday, December 19, 2011 when is closed 44% lower, closing at A$2.03 a share an all-time […]

Quiksilver Reports 10 Percent Revenue Increase in Fourth Quarter, Big Thanks to Roxy, Plus New President of Retail

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Quiksilver Team Rider Kelly Slater winning his 11th ASP World Champ Title. Photo by ASP.On December 15, 2011, Quiksilver, which has had a tough time of things during this recession, announced revenues grew 10% to $545.2 million compared with $495.1 million in the fourth quarter in 2010. Consolidated net revenues for the year grew 6% […]

Billabong Pipe Masters Ends with Aussie Kieren Perrow Winning Most Coveted Surf Event in the World

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Aussie Kieren Perrow at Banzai Pipeline, north shore, Oahu. Photo by ASP/Cestari.Saturday, December 10, 2011 ended the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) surf competition series of the year in massive swells at the notorious Banzai Pipeline, Oahu in the prized jewel of surfing called the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons. Kieren Perrow […]

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

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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 […]

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Goes Off in Life-Threatening Conditions as 2nd Event in 3-Part Series Gets Underway, Plus Carissa Moore vs. Sunny Garcia

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Epic surf conditions at Sunset Beach, Oahu, bring out amazing scores and performances. Photos courtesy of ASP/Cestari. After one of the longest waiting periods for good surf in the history of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing for the first event, the Reef Hawaiian Pro, the 2nd event, Vans World Cup, has launched in intense […]

Pro Surfer Champ Carissa Moore Gets the Coveted Wildcard for Most Prestigious Men’s Surfing Serie-But It’s a Doubled-Edged Sword

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Kick-off to the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing on the North Shore is about to get underway, with one big difference: there’s a girl in the line-up.

Kelly Slater Wins Historic 11th ASP World Title at Rip Curl Pro Search in San Francisco

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Pro surf season is in full swing with Vans Triple Crown starting in Hawaii, ASP Rip Curl in San Francisco, and incredible surfing pushing the sport in new ways.