TIME FOR BELLS

FACTS AND FACTOIDS ABOUT THE RIP CURL BELLS BEACH EASTER CLASSIC Mick Fanning will take a final bow at this year's Bells event - his last before retiring. Easter is coming, the bunnie’s getting fat. Pro surfers are all flocking to Bell’s Beach, what do you think of that? 1. THE CONTEST HAS BEEN AROUND…


O’NEILL/SURFLINE TOP 10 WAVES OF THE WINTER

Top 10 Nominees from the Winter of 2017/2018 It might be raining in Malibu and dumping at Mammoth, but winter is almost pau on the North Shore, after a long winter of odd weather, destructive swells, hair-tearing flat spells and drama in and out of the water. Every year, Surfline teams up with O'Neill Inc,…


WHAT’S UP WITH THE FOUNDER’S CUP

Tickets on Sale, Team Picked for WSL Specialty Event at the Surf Ranch in May   On March 12, the World Surf League fired the starting gun for pre-sale tickets to the first Founders’ Cup - an inland surf contest to be held at the Kelly Slater WaveCo Surf Ranch in beautiful Lemoore, California. According…


CHANGING OF THE GUARD ON THE GOLDIE?

Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro Slay Dragons QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast and the Roxy Pro Gold Coast are into the fourth day at Snapper Rocks in Queensland, Australia, but the contest is moving forward without a lot of favorites. Kelly Slater loooooves surfing Snapper down to Kirra and has done…


WHEN MARILYN MONROE WAS MALIBU BARBIE

How the World's Greatest Movie Star Inspired the Short Board Tommy Zahn was the world’s greatest surfer, because he ____ Marilyn Monroe. Gerry Lopez –as quoted in The Surfer’s Journal   A young Norma Jean Mortenson, on the beach in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy Cary Weiss. History bounces funny. Opportunities are missed, opportunities are made,…


THE INNER LAIRD

Graham Bensinger Goes In Depth With Laird Hamilton: Past, Present and Future. Laird shows Graham Bensinger his paces on a Kauai waterway. In Depth With Graham Bensinger is a nationally-syndicated sports interview series. Currently in its eighth season Bensinger has interviewed the likes of Kelly Slater, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers, Mike Tyson, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille…


GEORGE WOULD GO

A Man of Water: Hawaiian Surfing Godfather George Downing Passes at 87 Robert "Kelly" Slater's Instagram tribute to George Downing. Featuring art by lettynowak.com To us that were close to him, George was the greatest surfer that ever lived. He was really the only one left that spanned pretty much the whole of modern surfing…


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