The Women and the Waves 2, a film by Heather Hudson, premieres at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 4pm

The Women and the Waves 2 Premieres in San Luis Obispo on 3/18

The Women and the Waves 2, a film by Heather Hudson, premieres at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 4pm

The Women and the Waves 2 Premieres at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
Mission Cinemas, Friday, March 18, 2016, 4pm – 1025 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo

Our great friend, Heather Hudson, is set to premiere her new film, The Women and the Waves 2, in San Luis Obispo in a few short weeks on March 18. If you happen to be anywhere close to that area of the coast, be sure and check out her latest film. Tickets sold at the door so bring all your friends and line up early. The Women and the Waves 2 stars Jeannette Prince, Kristy Murphy, Mary Bagalso, Ashley Lloyd Thompson, Demi Boelsterli, and Isabelle Radis.
Film Description
The Women and the Waves 2 is a documentary surf film that celebrates women and their unique approach to surfing and life. The film looks at the state of surfing today from a feminine perspective and features positive role models that give back to people and the planet.

Following in the footsteps of the groundbreaking 2009 film, THE WOMEN AND THE WAVES; THE WOMEN AND THE WAVES 2 continues to explore the culture of surfing in relation to six surfers and their lives both in and out of the water.

The launch point of inspiration to make this film came in the fall of 2013 when two friends featured in THE WOMEN AND THE WAVES experienced two pivotal moments in their lives. After a valiant twenty-year battle against cancer, Robin Janiszeufski-Hesson ‘Zeuf’ was a few months away from death, and Ashley Lloyd Thompson was a few months from giving birth. One goes out. One comes in. Life rolls on. Just like the waves that are eternal.

When someone we love dies, we stop, breathe and reassess our own lives. Zeuf was a friend and mentor to many and an inspiration to all. We only have the present moment, so how will we live it?

THE WOMEN AND THE WAVES 2 emphasizes the notion that surfing is more than just a sport; it is a lifestyle, and serves as a backdrop for connections made between people, honoring the natural world, paying homage to loved ones past, and celebrating the cycle of life. Ultimately, the film is the portrayal that a life filled with gratitude for one another and the world we live in, is a life well lived. And when the joy of surfing is added to the equation it makes life that much more sweet!

For upcoming screenings, information, or to purchase the original, award-winning 2009 film, The Women and the Waves, please visit womenandthewaves.com.

 

The Other Side of Surfing – Panel Participants Include Ashley Lloyd Thompson, Tiffany Campbell, Bianca Valenti & Julie Cox – April 23, 2015 at the California Institute of Integral Studies

Inspirational stories from surf industry ladies about surfing big waves, making films, building surfboards, and riding professionally.
At a time when surfing is changing and some are fighting to maintain the status quo, we are shifting the spotlight onto the other side of surfing. Join us for a curated conversation with Ashley Lloyd Thompson, Tiffany Campbell, Bianca Valenti, and Julie Cox about international surf culture, the herstory of surfing, the industry, and more.

 Other Side of Surfing featuring Ashley Lloyd Thompson, Tiffany Campbell, Bianca Valenti and Julie Cox. Curated by Margaret Seelie.

 

PANEL PARTICIPANTS
Ashley Lloyd Thompson is one of few women who are internationally recognized for her work as a surfboard shaper. She signs every board she shapes, “Made with love,” which is an attitude that permeates all that she does. In the shaping bay she crafts with passion and purpose, and in the water her elegant yet playful style is contagious. Over the past twelve years she has been honing her craft and creating her own surfboard brand, Ashley Lloyd Thompson Surfboards. As a new mom, Ashley and her husband are navigating parenthood while maintaining her shaping business.
Tiffany Campbell is a filmmaker who focuses on surfing and skateboarding. Tiffany and Andria Lessler’s debut film, Dear & Yonder: Daring Stories of Ladies United by the Sea, won SURFER Magazine’s Breakthrough Filmmaker Award in 2009. For over a decade she has been involved with Villa Villa Cola, a collective of artists, filmmakers, skateboarders and photographers that produce videos and zines that encourage more girls to skate.
Bianca Valenti became the first female Big Wave World Tour Champion in 2014. Proof Lab, a surf shop in Marin, sponsors her. Currently, Bianca’s big wave riding is being filmed for the documentary, It Ain’t Pretty: A film about women who surf Ocean Beach in San Francisco, scheduled for release in 2015.
Julie Cox was a team rider for Roxy for eight years, during which time she competed around the world. In the Women’s Longboard Tour, Julie placed fifth in the world three years running. She was the Director of the California Surf Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving surfing heritage. She also launched The Jule Collection, a line of women’s surfboards, with shaper Jed Noll. Currently, she gives surf lessons locally and abroad.
CURATAOR
Margaret Seelie is a native Ohioan who grew up with an obsession for surf culture. Since moving to California she has been learning to surf and build boards, freelance writing, letterpress printing, and teaching. She is always looking for new ways to share inspiration and stoke with those around her.
RAFFLE
We will be hosting a raffle in conjunction with this event! Tickets will be available for $3 each or 2 for $5. Come early to buy tickets and we will announce the winners at the end! Must be present to win.
*100% of money raised from the raffle benefits CIIS Public Programs & Performances Workshops Scholarship! This scholarship will make CIIS workshops available to students and people in the community who may not be able to afford them.
Current Raffle Items:
– Carve Design $250 gift certificate
– Surf Lesson with Julie Cox
– 2 T-shirts with surf prints by Australian artist, Jonas Claesson
– Stand up Paddle board lesson and rental for 4 people from 101 Surf
– Limited edition signed letterpress poster for The Other Side of Surfing
DETAILS & TICKET INFORMATION
Event Contact: Margaret Seelie mseelie@gmail.com (440)308-5576
Event Title: The Other Side of Surfing
Event Host Name: California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
Street Address of Event: 1453 Mission St
Date of Event: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Start Time: 7:00PM
End Time: 9:00PM
Tickets: $10 presale / $12 day of event
URL to buy tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-other-side-of-surfing-panel-discussion-tickets-14969240401
Event link: http://www.ciis.edu/Public_Programs/Public_Programs_Events/Other_Side_SP15.html

Other Side of Surfing featuring Ashley Lloyd Thompson, Tiffany Campbell, Bianca Valenti and Julie Cox. Curated by Margaret Seelie.

 

Chelsea Williams Wins ASP World Longboard Title in China

Media Release from the Association of Surfing Professionals

Chelsea Williams claimed her maiden ASP World Longboard Title. Photo credit: ASP / Will H-SPhoto: Today Gold Coast surfer Chelsea Williams (AUS) claimed her maiden ASP World Longboard Title. Credit: ASP/Will Hayden-Smith.
 
Chelsea Williams Wins ASP World Longboard Title in China

WANNING, Hainan/CHINA (Tuesday, December 9, 2014) – Chelsea Williams (AUS) has defeated Kelia Moniz (HAW) to claim her maiden ASP Women’s World Longboard Title at the GoPro World Longboard Championships, China hosted by Wanning (WLC). Near perfect 3 to 4 foot surf provided the perfect canvas for the world’s best longboarders to fight for the sport’s ultimate prize, but it was Williams, the form surfer of the event who was the last one standing.

Remarkably Moniz and Williams have met in the final of the GoPro WLC four years in a row, proving that these two athletes really are on top of world at the moment. Their friendly rivalry sees them now at two wins a piece in the Final in China.

 
Chelsea Williams dominating the Riyue Bay point to claim her maiden ASP World Longboard Title. Photo credit: ASP / Will H-SPhoto: Chelsea Williams dominating the Riyue Bay point to claim her maiden ASP World Longboard Title. Credit: ASP/Will Hayden-Smith.
 
Williams’ win today was a long time coming after finishing runner-up to the ASP World Longboard Title four times. In the first half of today’s Final Williams was struggling to adapt to the conditions and it seemed her fifth runner-up finish was minutes away, but the Gold Coast surfer struck and did some of the best nose riding of the whole event mixed with rail carves. Moniz caught a last minute wave, but just missed out on the required score, leaving Williams out the back to ride her wave in as an ASP World Longboard Champion.

“Did that just happen? I can’t believe it!” Williams said. “I’ve wanted to win a World Longboard Title since I found out it existed. For a long time people have been telling me I deserve to win, now I finally believe them. I’m so happy and thankful for the support of my family, friends and sponsors. It was an awesome Final, Kelia (Moniz) is so good, we have a fun rivalry going and I’m glad that I got her back.”

 
Kelia Moniz on her way to a runner-up finish. Photo credit: ASP / Will H-SPhoto: Kelia Moniz on her way to a runner-up finish. Credit: ASP/Will Hayden-Smith.
 
Moniz is a two-time ASP World Longboard Champion after winning this event the past two years and today after losing by a mere 0.02 *** she was gracious in defeat. Moniz finished the event with the highest wave score, and highest heat total from her Round 1 heat, and hinted that her and Williams’ rivalry wasn’t over yet.

“If it wasn’t me winning there’s no one I’d rather see win than Chelsea (Williams),” Moniz said. “She’s a great surfer, she scored a 9 in the final and deserved to win. I’m not too disappointed, it would have been nice to win again — Chelsea and I can just meet in the Final again next year.”

 
Lindsay Steinriede with her toes on the nose. Photo credit: ASP / Will H-SPhoto: Lindsay Steinriede (USA) with her toes on the nose. Credit: ASP/Will Hayden-Smith.
 
Lindsay Steinriede (USA), 2011 ASP World Longboard Champion used her graceful and polished brand of surfing to advance into the Semifinals where she ran into a rampaging Williams. Steinriede was the last natural footed surfer left in the draw when she won her Quarterfinal and advanced into the Semis and leaves the 2014 GoPro WLC ranked equal 3rd in the world.

“That was the most fun I’ve ever had in a heat and I lost!” Steinriede said. “I’ve got so much respect for Chelsea’s surfing and who she is as a person, with either one of us getting into the Final I was happy. I’m really happy to have made the Semifinals and to get that far in the event the fact that we had really good waves also feels good.”

 
Chloe Calmon and her trademark stylish carve. Photo credit: ASP / Will H-SPhoto: Chloe Calmon (BRA) and her trademark stylish carve. Credit: ASP/Will Hayden-Smith.

 
Chloe Calmon (BRA) lost out in an action packed Semifinal against Moniz meaning the young Brazilian exits the event ranked equal 3rd in the world. Calmon has worked extremely hard and has improved on her 5th place finish from last year. She was one of the most interesting and exciting surfers to watch all event long, but she let her nerves get the best of her in the Semifinals.

“I had an incredible event, but I still wanted to go further,” Calmon said. “I improved on my position from last year which was my goal so I’m happy, but losing so close to the Semifinal did make me a little sad after the heat — I’m happy now. It just wasn’t my time to be in the final and I’m going to try and come back and go bigger and better next year.”

It’s highly likely that the men’s 2014 ASP World Longboard Champion will be crowned tomorrow.

Take a survey and be entered to win a Seea $150 gift card!

Help Make Seea Even Better! Take a Quick Survey & Be Entered to Win a Seea $150 Gift Card!

Take a survey and be entered to win a Seea $150 gift card!

The good folks at Seea are conducting a brief survey that ends tomorrow. It only takes about two minutes to fill out and you’ll be entered to win a possible $150 Seea gift card. Read on…

Seea: “Your love is what makes Seea what it is! Your opinions mean a lot to us. We want to hear what you think about everything: how you discovered us, the Seea suits you love most, the stories and photos you’ve seen, and what you think we could do to make your Seea life better.

As the deepest Thank You for taking the time, you will be entered to win a gift certificate to get whatever Seea suit you want!”

The Seea Survey: *** Complete the Seea survey and be entered to win a $150 gift card! ***



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Silvana Lima, Brazil, returns to the winner's circle by winning the Port Taranaki Pro in New Zealand. Photo © ASP / Robertson

Silvana Lima Wins Port Taranaki Pro in New Zealand

Silvana Lima, Brazil, returns to the winner's circle by winning the Port Taranaki Pro in New Zealand. Photo © ASP / RobertsonPictured: Silvana Lima (Brazil), back in the winner’s circle at the Port Taranaki Pro in New Zealand. Photo © ASP/ROBERTSON

Silvana Lima Wins Port Taranaki Pro in New Zealand

TARANAKI, New Zealand (Sunday, 4th May, 2014) – Silvana Lima (Brazil) has torn through the star studded field to claim victory at the ASP 6-Star Qualifying Series (QS) Port Taranaki Pro on the final day of the New Zealand Home Loans Surf Festival. Hundreds of surf fans lined the shores at Fitzroy Beach, Taranaki to watch a selection of the world’s best female surfers battle for all-important ASP QS ranking points and prize-money in reeling three foot (1 metre) lefts and rights.

Lima was sitting in 2nd place with only three minutes left of the 30 minute final, she chased down a left and unloaded a barrage of tight and technical turns, the wave scored an 8.00 and Lima stole the win from Laura Enever’s grasp. Lima was on the Samsung Galaxy ASP Women’s World Championship Tour for seven years until re-occurring knee injuries saw her drop off last year but the innovative Brazilian is back to her best and on track for a return in 2015 after claiming No. 1 spot on the ASP QS rankings.

“I haven’t been in a Final for three years because of my injured knee and it feels so good to be back,” Lima said. “This has been a great event for me, I don’t like the cold but I love New Zealand. I just really want to thank everyone at this event and everyone who has supported me. I’m getting closer to being back on the WCT next year, I just need to stay fit and focused.”

Silvana Lima, Brazil, hits the lip and wins the Port Taranaki Pro in New Zealand. Photo © ASP / RobertsonPictured: Silvana Lima (Brazil), fired up and surfing with flair. Photo © ASP/ROBERTSON

Laura Enever (North Narrabeen, NSW/AUS) was on fire in her Quarterfinal and Semifinal clashes, attacking the lip with speed, power and flair and netting excellent scores for her troubles. In the Final it looked like she had the win, sitting in 1st place with only three minutes to go, but was leapfrogged by Lima. Enever had one last chance, taking off on a nice wave with four seconds remaining on the clock, she fell on her second turn and handed victory to Lima.

“I’ve been trying to search for that competitive fire that I used to have and I feel like I found it today,” Enever said. “I used to make a lot of Finals, but I lost the flair or fire and it feels so great to be posting good scores and surfing good heats again. It would have been good to come away with the win but Silvana (Lima) got me in the end.”

Sage Erickson (CA, USA) lost out to Lima in the Semifinals finishing the event with her second 3rd place finish on the ASP QS for 2014. Erickson now moves into fourth on the ASP QS rankings and has her eyes firmly focussed on reclaiming a spot on the ASP WCT.

“It’s a long season ahead, I definitely feel good about this one,” Erickson said. “Semifinals is a really good result, I lost in my first heat in Manly and then made the Semis in Newcastle. It’s a little bittersweet, I want to do one heat better and get into the final and I would really like to solidify that spot on the WCT for next year. I knew that Silvana (Lima) was going to be tough competition, she’s just so good in beach breaks and small conditions so I knew it was going to be tough and I’ll just take this one on the chin and hopefully go one better in the next event.”

Tatiana Weston-Webb (Hawaii), who won the Chain Resources Pro Junior two days ago had to settle for 3rd place in the Port Taranaki Pro after she was eliminated by a red-hot Enever in the Semifinals. Weston-Webb was one of the in-form surfers of the event, consistently posting big scores with her fast and powerful brand of surfing.

“I came into this event trying to have fun and that’s what I did,” Weston-Webb said. “I really want to make a QS final, so that’s my goal for 2014. My first two events weren’t too good, so this event I really wanted to try and get a good result and now I have a lot more confidence going into the other events. Hopefully I’ll make the WCT but we’ll see. I’m stepping in for Courtney Conlogue as an injury replacement because I finished last year as an alternate so I’m going to the Rio WCT after this.”

PORT TARANAKI PRO FINAL RESULT:
1st Silvana Lima (BRA) 15.17 def. 2nd Laura Enever (AUS) 13.43

PORT TARANAKI PRO SEMIFINAL RESULTS:
SF1: Silvana Lima (BRA) 16.87 def. Sage Erickson (USA) 11.50
SF2: Laura Enever (AUS) 17.26 def. Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 8.93

PORT TARANAKI PRO QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:
QF 1: Silvana Lima (BRA) 16.20 def. Alize Arnaud (FRA) 14.73
QF 2: Sage Erickson (USA) 17.17 def. Keely Andrew (AUS) 13.04
QF 3: Laura Enever (AUS) 17.46 def. Justine Dupont (FRA) 14.00
QF 4: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 14.33 def. Leila Hurst (HAW) 14.00

For more information log on to Surffest.co.nz & ASPWorldTour.com

New Zealand Home Loans Surf Festival is presented by TSB Community Trust, Venture Taranaki, ZM, Marbles Buffet, Devon Hotel


Shop for your favorite brands in the Surf Store:

More in the Store >>



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Tatiana Weston-Webb wins Chain Resources Po Jr. in Taranaki. Photo © ASP / Robertson

Tatiana Weston-Webb Wins Chain Resources Pro Junior in Taranaki, New Zealand

Tatiana Weston-Webb (Hawaii) wins the Chain Resources Pro Junior in Taranaki, New Zealand. Photo © ASP / RobertsonPictured: Tatiana Weston-Webb (Hawaii) carving through the Chain Resources Pro Junior field. Credit: ASP/ROBERTSON

For Immediate Release

Tatiana Weston-Webb Wins Chain Resources Pro Junior in Taranaki, New Zealand

TARANAKI, New Zealand (Friday, 2nd May, 2014) – Hawaii’s Tatiana Weston-Webb has taken out the Chain Resources Pro Junior, part of the New Zealand Home Loans Surf Festival, over Chelsea Tuach (Barbados) in an exciting day of Finals surfing. The surf was inconsistent, but with peeling clean two foot (0.6 metre) waves rolling into contest site at Fitzroy beach, the decision was made to finish the women’s ASP Australasia Junior Qualifying Series event. The Semifinals were a truly international affair with surfers from New Zealand, Barbados, Hawaii and South Africa filling the final four spots, but it was Weston-Webb who reigned supreme to claim US$1,369 prize-money.

Weston-Webb, runner-up at last year’s ASP World Junior Championships in Brazil started the day by getting revenge on New Zealand’s Ella Williams, who defeated her in the final last October. Weston-Webb eliminated the local reigning ASP World Junior Champion and built from there, linking solid searing turns and clocking excellent scores all the way to the top step of the podium.

“It was a really good day today,” Weston-Webb said. “There were some tough heats with not many waves but luckily Chelsea (Tuach) and I had some really good waves in the Final. My main focus here is the 6-Star QS so there was no pressure on me in the Pro Junior, I just went out there and had fun and it seemed to work. Ever since Ella (Williams) beat me in Brazil last year I’ve been wanting to get her back, so I was really happy after that heat. She’s surfing really well at the moment so it gave me confidence to get on a roll and win.”

Chelsea Tuach (Barbados) was one of the most consistent surfers at the Chain Resources Pro Junior, winning heats and posting big scores seemingly with ease. Tuach had a knack for putting herself on the best waves of the heat by out positioning her counterparts. All event long she was executing sharp and vertical snaps, but in the Final Tuach was left chasing a 9.15 that never came and was forced to settle for 2nd place.

“It was tough and inconsistent at times today so I tried to get a good score as early as possible in all my heats,” Tuach said. “In the final I paddled into a great wave and I don’t know what happened, maybe I got too executed, but I blew it. I ended up getting a couple of okay scores, but congrats to Tatiana (Weston-Webb), she surfed great and she deserved the win.”

Sarah Mason was New Zealand’s highest placed surfer, finished equal 3rd after being eliminated by Weston-Webb in the Semifinals. Mason was looking like the one to beat on finals day, consistently posting excellent score, but couldn’t get past the in-form Hawaiian.

Keely Andrew (Sunshine Coast, QLD/AUS) lost out in the Quarterfinals, but despite her uncharacteristically early exit she has retained the No. 1 spot on the ASP Australasia Women’s JQS ranking’s. Andrew will head into the final event as the favourite to claim the prestigious ASP Australasia Junior Championship.

The ASP 6-Star Qualifying Series Port Taranaki Pro and the men’s Chain Resources Pro Junior were called off for the day and will crown event champions over the weekend.

ASP Australasia Women’s JQS Top 5
1 – Keely Andrew
2 – Bronte Macaulay
3 – Sophia Bernard
4 – Holly-Sue Coffey
5 – Holly Wawn

For more information log on to Surffest.co.nz & ASPWorldTour.com

New Zealand Home Loans Surf Festival is presented by TSB Community Trust, Venture Taranaki, ZM, Marbles Buffet, Devon Hotel


Shop for your favorite brands in the Surf Store:

More in the Store >>



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Coco Ho, Hawaii, will be a top seed at the ASP 6-Star Los Cabos Open of Surf. Photo © ASP / CESTARI

Los Cabos Open of Surf Adds Women’s ASP 6-Star Division at Zippers, June 16-22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) North America

Los Cabos Open of Surf Adds Women’s ASP 6-Star Division

Coco Ho, Hawaii, will be a top seed at the ASP 6-Star Los Cabos Open of Surf. Photo © ASP / CESTARIPictured: Coco Ho (HAW), 22, will be a top seed at the ASP 6-Star Los Cabos Open of Surf. Credit: ASP/CESTARI

LOS CABOS, Baja California, Mexico (Monday, March 17, 2014) – The Los Cabos Open of Surf is pleased to announce the addition of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Women’s 6-Star Qualification Series (QS) event at the quality righthand pointbreak of Zippers from June 16 through 22, 2014.

The addition of the event is a historic step in surfing, as the Los Cabos Open of Surf represents the first Women’s ASP 6-Star competition in Mexico, contributing to the sport’s rich global history.

“We’re really happy to have the Los Cabos Open of Surf on the Women’s calendar,” Jessi Miley-Dyer, ASP Deputy Commissioner, said. “We’ve seen some excellent additions to the Women’s World Championship Tour and it’s important to build a strong Qualification Series to help shape our future champions. Having this event at a quality wave is a benefit to women’s surfing.”

“There is only one other women’s qualification series event in North America and having the Los Cabos Open of Surf is a huge benefit to our tour,” Brian Robbins, ASP North America Tour Manager, said. “I think the warm water and potential for quality waves will definitely draw some of the best surfers in the world and this event will play a deciding factor in who will qualify for the 2015 WCT.”

The Los Cabos Open of Surf is sponsored by the Los Cabos Tourism Board and ran in its inaugural year in 2013 as a Men’s ASP 6-Star event. 2014 will mark the Mexican event as the only combined Men’s and Women’s 6-Star competition in North America.

“We´re really happy to team up with the ASP in bringing some of the world’s best male and female surfers to Los Cabos and being part of history,” Ruben Reachi, Minister of Tourism of Baja Califo, said.

The Los Cabos Open of Surf holds a waiting period from June 16-22, 2014 and will be webcast LIVE via www.loscabosopenofsurf.com

For additional information log on to www.aspworldtour.com




FCS II Performer PC Carbon Medium Tri Fins
Shop for your favorite brands in the Surf Store:

FCS II Performer PC Carbon Medium Tri Fins – Part of the new FCS system featuring quick, keyless installation. Designed to deliver a combination of speed and maneuverability that’s works ideally in anything from beach breaks to point breaks. Performance core material and carbon fiber. Resin transfer moulding creates a lightweight fin with a smooth flex feel. Base is 4.37 inches. Depth is 4.55 inches. Area is 14.81 inches. Sweep is 33.7 degrees.

More in the Store >>



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Stephanie Gilmore of Australia wins the 2014 Roxy Pro Gold Coast. Image © ASP/Kelly Cestari

Gabriel Medina and Stephanie Gilmore Reign Supreme at the 2014 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast

Stephanie Gilmore of Australia wins the 2014 Roxy Pro Gold Coast. Image © ASP/Kelly CestariPictured above: Stephanie Gilmore of Australia wins the 2014 Roxy Pro Gold Coast. Photo © ASP/Kelly Cestari

Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast
Stop No. 1 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour

COOLANGATTA, QLD, Australia – Tuesday, March 11, 2014: A thrilling finals day at Snapper Rocks saw Gabriel Medina (BRA) and Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) crowned Champions of the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by BOQ, stop No. 1 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour.

Brazilian Gabriel Medina’s historic triumph makes him the first Brazilian and only the second goofy-footer ever to win the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Medina beat 2013 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast runner-up Joel Parkinson (AUS) in a nail-biting Final and maintained his trend of come-from-behind victories in the final minutes. Medina previously dispatched reigning three-time World Champion, Mick Fanning, in the Quarterfinals and multiple Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Champion, Taj Burrow, in the Semifinals.

“It’s an honor to win this event,” said Medina. “This is the hardest event of the whole Tour and I feel like all the best surfers in the world, Mick (Fanning), Parko (Joel Parkinson) and Taj (Burrow), have won it. It’s been a dream to win since I was a grommet. I’ve been watching those guys on videos and reading about them in magazines. Today I had the opportunity to compete against them and I couldn’t let this chance go. It’s weird, it’s really weird, but it feels so good.”

“Second two years in a row is heartbreaking, but on the other hand it’s still a great start to the year,” Parkinson said. “I said the other day that World Titles aren’t won or lost at the first event. If I didn’t have a shocker at Bells last year I would have been right in the Title race, so hopefully I can improve on that this year. Gabriel (Medina) is a huge talent, he deserves the win and has been on fire today so congrats to him.”

Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), five-time ASP Women’s World Champion, today claimed her fifth Roxy Pro Gold Coast event title, with a sensational performance. Gilmore dispatched reigning two-time ASP Women’s World Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) in the Semifinals and went on to take down South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag in the Final. It was Buitendag’s first ASP WCT Final appearance, but it was Gilmore’s day, with the local lass peaking when it counted with her unique brand of powerful and beautiful surfing helping her post excellent scores all day.

“I haven’t felt this feeling in a while,” said Gilmore. “It’s the best feeling in the world to have all your friends and family around and hi-five everyone. I paddled up to Joel (Parkinson) before my heat to get some of his good vibes because he kept getting so many great barrels. From the beginning of the heat I had it in my head that it’s only 30 minutes and I only had to catch two good waves and just have fun. So that’s what I did. Winning the heat against Carissa was such a big confidence booster for me. It’s going to be a long hard year but I’ll do as much as I can to try and win the Title.”

“I’m so overwhelmed by this experience. It’s a first time for me and I didn’t quite know what to expect,” said Buitendag. “It’s a bit like a dream for me. I’m giving my prize money to charity. We are so lucky and we have so much already. It goes along way.”

Mick Fanning (AUS), reigning three-time ASP World Champion was eliminated in the Quarterfinals by Gabriel Medina (BRA) in an exciting goofy verse regular match-up. Fanning took an early lead and looked as though he was destined for the Semifinals, but Medina had other plans, stealing the momentum of the heat and a Semifinal match-up against Taj Burrow (AUS) with an excellent 9.40 (out of a possible 10).

“I knew the wave he got was going to be a good one and I was out of position so I just had to sit and wait to see what he scored,” Fanning said. “All credit to him (Gabriel Medina) even if you get a great wave, you still have to surf it to get big scores. It’s a lot harder out in the water than it looks from the sand. That’s the way it was and I just have to look at what I did wrong and learn and move on.”

Reigning ASP Women’s World Champion, Carissa Moore (HAW) was eliminated in the first Semifinal of Roxy Pro Gold Coast by event Champion, Stephanie Gilmore. The highly anticipated heat was a clash of the titans, with a collective seven ASP Women’s World Titles in the water. The local hero eliminated Moore who, up until today, was the form surfer of the event. Moore leaves the event with an equal third place finish.

“I’m going to have to go away and look at what went wrong,” Moore said. “I’ve had such a great event and I was feeling really good but it just didn’t go my way today. I’m going home disappointed, but I lost in the Semifinals last year and still won the ASP World Title so I’m positive about the year ahead.”

Kelly Slater (USA), 11-time ASP World Champion and last year’s Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast champion was eliminated in the Quarterfinals by Adriano De Souza (BRA). Before today’s clash the pair had met 16 times in ASP WCT history, with Slater holding the advantage with 11 wins. Despite being behind on wins, De Souza’s effort today makes it five wins in a row against Slater who exited the event with an equal fifth place finish.

“It was frustrating because I fell on a couple of waves,” Slater said. “Adriano (De Souza) was on the better end of being in sync with the sets, it seemed like the better waves always came when he had priority. I probably could have been more patient. You don’t know out there because you catch a wave and hope it builds down the line. I never really felt on today, I was pretty tired after that heat. A bit of a lapse in concentration for me.”

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Final Results:
Final: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 16.33 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 16.27

Roxy Pro Gold Coast Final Results:
Final: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 15.80 def. Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 10.47

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Semifinal Results:
Semifinal 1: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 14.13 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 14.10
Semifinal 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 18.70 def. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 9.67

Roxy Pro Gold Coast Semifinal Results:
Semifinal 1: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 17.10 def. Carissa Moore (HAW) 13.40
Semifinal 2: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 15.90 def. Lakey Peterson (USA) 12.50

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Quarterfinal Results:
Quarterfinal 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) 15.00 def. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 12.46
Quarterfinal 2: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 15.83 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 14.00
Quarterfinal 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 16.53 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 12.17
Quarterfinal 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 17.93 def. Miguel Pupo (BRA) 13.26

Gabriel Medina of Brazil wins 2014 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Image © ASP/Kelly CestariPictured above: Gabriel Medina of Brazil wins the 2014 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Photo © ASP/Kelly Cestari

Additional Resources:
ASP – Association of Surfing Professionals – official site
ASP World Tour on Twitter
ASP World Tour on Instagram



Roxy On The Run Quick Dry PantShop for your favorite brands in the Surf Store:

Roxy On The Run Quick Dry Pant – Super stretchy workout pant with soft flatlock seams. Quick drying fabric with fold over waistband.

More in The Store >>



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Weekend sale at Swell. Take 50% off all sale items*

Weekend Special at Swell – Extra 50% Off All Sale Items.

We know it’s a little early to be thinking about spring but if you’re thinking about getting a wetsuit jacket, spring suit, or long john, we just got word from Swell that you can score an extra 50% off sale items…and that’s a steal when it comes to anything related to wetsuits. Limited to styles and sizes on hand. Remember to Enter Code: LOWTIDE at checkout to get the extra 50% off. Sale ends at 11:59pm on Monday, December 16.

*There are a ton of other sale items on the site so if you’re looking for dresses, denim, sweaters, pants, shoes, bags, watches, etc., the 50% Off sale items applies to those categories too. Just remember to Enter Code: LOWTIDE when checking out to get the discount.


Billabong Sneeky Vest



Billabong Sneeky Vest
2mm wetsuit vest with full front zip.
Colors: Multicolor (shown at left); Black/White Stripes with color side panels.
Was $59.00
Now $53.99
Score An Extra 50% Off the Sale Price listed above! Enter Code: LOWTIDE at checkout.



Billabong Shorty Jane Spring Suit

Billabong Shorty Jane 2mm Spring Suit
2mm tank style spring suit with short front zip. Cross back straps.
Colors: Black and White stripes (shown at left); Indigo.
Was $89.00
Now $79.99
Score An Extra 50% Off the Sale Price listed above! Enter Code: LOWTIDE at checkout.



Billabong Cheeky Jane 2mm Spring Suit

Billabong Cheeky Jane 2mm Spring Suit
100% neoprene 2mm tank style spring suit with short front zip. Bikini fit bottom.
Colors: Lemon stripes; Charcoal solid (shown at left); Sand with light blue side panels.
Was $89.00
Now $79.99
Score An Extra 50% Off the Sale Price listed above! Enter Code: LOWTIDE at checkout.



Billabong 2mm Skinny Jane Long John wetsuit

Billabong 2mm Skinny Jane Long John Wetsuit
2mm long john style wetsuit with full front zip. 100% neoprene.
Colors: Lemon stripes; Sand with light blue panels (shown at left).
Was $109.00
Now $97.99
Score An Extra 50% Off the Sale Price listed above! Enter Code: LOWTIDE at checkout.



Roxy Kassia Meador 2mm Cross Spring Suit

Roxy Kassia Meador 2mm Cross Spring Suit
2mm crossback short john wetsuit designed by Kassia Meador for Roxy. Scoop back with cross straps. Glued and blind stitched seams.
Colors: Multicolor (shown at left).
Was $99.95
Now $89.99
Score An Extra 50% Off the Sale Price listed above! Enter Code: LOWTIDE at checkout.



Roxy Kassia Meador Front Zip Long Sleeve Jacket

Roxy Kassia Meador Front Zip Long Sleeve Jacket
2mm long sleeve wetsuit jacket designed by Kassia Meador for Roxy. Front zip with glued and blind stitched seams.
Colors: Multicolor (shown at left).
Was $94.95
Now $85.99
Score An Extra 50% Off the Sale Price listed above! Enter Code: LOWTIDE at checkout.



Roxy Beachbreak Long Sleeve Jacket

Roxy Beachbreak Long Sleeve Jacket
2mm Hyperstretch neoprene long sleeve wetsuit jacket.
Colors: Black front with color blocking at back.
Was $70.00
Now $63.99
Score An Extra 50% Off the Sale Price listed above! Enter Code: LOWTIDE at checkout.



line of blue and gray

Disclosure
Clicking any of the links above will take you to Swell.com, an affiliate program Jettygirl participates in for the benefit of our readership. Any claims made about a product, price, special offer, or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.


Slide Into Savings Cyber Monday surf shop discounts and coupon codes

Slide Into Savings – Cyber Monday Surf Shop Specials, Discounts and Coupon Codes

Slide Into Savings Cyber Monday surf shop discounts and coupon codes

We hope you had a fun Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. It’s super early “Cyber Monday” on the West Coast, but we’re posting late at night so our East Coast friends won’t miss out on any deals. Wherever you are in the country, here are some discounts, special offers, and coupon codes if you’re in the mood to save a few dollars while you shop.

Swell – 30% off Swell Sitewide – Cyber Monday Deal! + Extra 40% Off All Sale. Enter code: INSTA30
Cyber Monday Deal – 30% off Swell sitewide + Extra 40% Off All Sale. Enter code: INSTA30

Tonic Haircare – Cyber Monday Sale – 50% Off all products. Enter code: CYBER
Cyber Monday sale – 50% Off all products! Enter code: CYBER

Boom Boom Brazil – 20-50% Off all this week. In-store and via Facebook link. Worldwide shipping.
20-50% Off all this week. Contact Josie for details and selection. Worldwide shipping.

Surf Sistas Costa Rica 2014 Surf & Yoga Retreats – 20% Discount if booked between 11/29/13 and 12/02/13. Enter code: BLACK FRIDAY
20% Discount on Surf Sistas Costa Rica 2014 Surf & Yoga Retreats if booked between 11/29/13 and 12/02/13. Enter code: Black Friday

Jack’s Surfboards – 20% Off Holiday Sale. Use promo code: HOLIDAY2013
20% Off Holiday Sale. Use Discount Code: HOLIDAY2013. (Excludes surfboards, Solo Shot and GoPro cameras)

GoPro – Cyber Monday Special – Free 32GB MicroSD Card when you buy any Hero3+ camera at GoPro.com
GoPro Cyber Monday Special. Free 32GB MicroSD Card when you buy any Hero3+ camera at GoPro.com

O’neill – Take 20% Off your order at O’neill! Shop Now! Use promo code: GETTINGCOLD20 – offer ends 12/25/2013

LifeProof – Cyber Monday Sale! 15% Off everything & 75% Off select accessories! Waterproof cases for iPhones, iPads, Galaxy S3/S4 & more! Use Coupon Code: E13122

Becker Surfboards – All orders will receive a free Reef/Sticky Bumps wax and case. Shop now and get 15% off.
Beckersurf.com – All orders will receive a free Reef/Sticky Bumps wax and case. Shop now and get 15% off on Cyber Monday. (excludes surfboards, hardgoods, sunglasses, watches and GoPro’s.)

Electric Visual – Get a free beanie with your $75 purchase at Electric! Free ground shipping on all orders! Valid 11/29/13 – 12/02/13 only.
Get a free beanie with your $75 purchase at Electric! Free ground shipping on all orders! Valid 11/29/13-12/2/13 only. Shop now!

Electric Visual – Get a free beanie PLUS Mizu bottle with any $150 purchase at Electric! Plus free shipping on all orders! Valid 11/29/13 – 12/02/13 only. Shop Now!
Get a free beanie & Mizu bottle with any $150 purchase at Electric! Plus free shipping on all orders! Valid 11/29/13-12/2/13 only. Shop now!

Sanuk – Take 25% off the entire Chill Collection! Enter promo code CHILLOUT at checkout. Valid 11/27/13 – 12/02/13
Take 25% off the entire Chill Collection! Just enter promo code CHILLOUT at checkout to save 25% on your Chill Collection order. Valid 11/27-12/2!

PacSun – 30% Off Sitewide Plus $1 Shipping. No Code Required.
30% Off Sitewide Plus $1 Shipping. No Code Required.

Tilly’s – Spend $50 Get $10 Moola at Tilly’s. Shop Now!
Spend $50 Get $10 Moola at Tilly’s. Shop Now!

Oakley – For every $50 spent, get a $10 promotional gift card. Valid 11/26/13 – 12/02/2013 only.
For every $50 spent, get a $10 promotional gift card

Hurley – Buy More, Save More. Spend $100, Save $20. Spend $200, Save $50. Spend $300, Save $100. Use coupon code: SAVEMORE – offer ends 12/02/13.
Hurley – Buy More, Save More. Spend $100, Save $20. Spend $200, Save $50. Spend $300, Save $100. Use coupon code: SAVEMORE – offer ends 12/02/13. (excludes Phantom Fuse 3 Boardshorts)

Hurley – Get $10 off any purchase over $100. Use code: SCORE10 – offer ends 12/31/13.
Get $10 Off any purchase over $100. Use code: SCORE10. Offer ends 12/31/13


30% Off Swell.com

line of blue and gray

Disclosure/Disclaimer
Please note that while we do our best to make sure these are current, we have no control over or offer any guarantees as to the validity of the deals or discounts offered by these vendors. Offers listed above are provided by way of affiliations, colleagues, or paid insertions.



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Surf Shop codes and discounts

Slide Into Savings – Surf Shop Discounts and Coupon Codes for Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Surf Shop codes and discounts

Now through the end of the year we’ll periodically be passing along to you surf deals and discounts that come across our desk. We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. After the festivities are complete, here are some discounts, special offers, and coupon codes if you’re in the shopping mood :)

Swell – 25% off Swell Sitewide – Early Black Friday Deal! + Extra 40% Off All Sale. Enter code: NOLINES
Early Black Friday Deal for 11/28 – 25% off Swell sitewide + Extra 40% Off All Sale. Enter code: NOLINES

O’neill – Take 20% Off your order at O’neill! Shop Now! Use promo code: GETTINGCOLD20 – offer ends 12/25/2013

Electric Visual – Get a free beanie with your $75 purchase at Electric! Free ground shipping on all orders! Valid 11/29/13 – 12/02/13 only.
Get a free beanie with your $75 purchase at Electric! Free ground shipping on all orders! Valid 11/29/13-12/2/13 only. Shop now!

Electric Visual – Get a free beanie PLUS Mizu bottle with any $150 purchase at Electric! Plus free shipping on all orders! Valid 11/29/13 – 12/02/13 only. Shop Now!
Get a free beanie & Mizu bottle with any $150 purchase at Electric! Plus free shipping on all orders! Valid 11/29/13-12/2/13 only. Shop now!

Sanuk – Take 25% off the entire Chill Collection! Enter promo code CHILLOUT at checkout. Valid 11/27/13 – 12/02/13
Take 25% off the entire Chill Collection! Just enter promo code CHILLOUT at checkout to save 25% on your Chill Collection order. Valid 11/27-12/2!

PacSun – 20% Off $100 Plus Free Shipping with code: NOVEMBER20 – valid 11/1/13 – 11/30/13
20% Off $100 Plus Free Shipping with Code: NOVEMBER20

PacSun – Black Friday Deals! Buy One, Get One 50% Off Sitewide.
PacSun Black Friday Deals! Buy One, Get One 50% sitewide. Shop Now.

Oakley – For every $50 spent, get a $10 promotional gift card. Valid 11/26/13 – 12/02/2013 only.
For every $50 spent, get a $10 promotional gift card

Hurley – Get $10 off any purchase over $100. Use code: SCORE10 – offer ends 12/31/13.
Get $10 Off any purchase over $100. Use code: SCORE10. Offer ends 12/31/13

line of blue and gray

Disclosure/Disclaimer
Please note that while we do our best to make sure these are current, we have no control over or offer any guarantees as to the validity of the deals or discounts offered by these vendors. Offers listed above are provided by way of affiliations, colleagues, or paid insertions.



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Hobie Surf Boutique Press Release on Jettygirl

Hobie Surf Shop Proudly Debuts Our First Women’s Surf Boutique in San Clemente

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hobie Surf Shop Proudly Debuts Our First Women’s Surf Boutique in San Clemente.

Since 1954 when Hobie Alter opened the very first surf shop in California, our stores have stood for quality and innovation. The customer experience is our priority and at the heart of our business plan. In keeping with this tradition, we are proud to announce the opening of our first women’s only ‘Surf Boutique’ in San Clemente.

Hobie Surf Boutique Press Release on JettygirlWe have been asked along the way, ‘Why? Why now? Why only for girls?’ our answer is simple. It is a direct response to what our loyal cliental has been asking for, and more importantly, we grew tired of seeing the female surfer solely portrayed as a 20 something girl in a thong going backside. She is only one small part of the surfing landscape. Our goal with this shop is to shine light on every type of water girl. Shortboarder, Longboarder, Outrigger/Prone Paddler, Boogieboarder, Angler, Sailor, Swimmer, Wader, Bronzer… Friends, Daughters, Mothers, Cousins, Grandmas, and Babies, we want to be here for our girl from her first Hobie tee shirt to her very last ride well into her 90’s. From her first bar of wax, her outfit for her first date, her gifts for her friends, and, of course, her favorite bikini – we want to be the only place she goes to for all of her beach lifestyle needs.

Featuring the latest and most forward designed women’s wetsuits, and female specific handshaped boards, from Gary Larson and Josh Martin of Hobie Surfboards, we are committed to being a progressive, fully stocked, surf shop. We will, of course, continue to share not only our rich surf history through this shop, but we will work with The Surfing Heritage Foundation to bring in installation pieces from their collection to highlight water-women from the past and present.

The Hobie Surf Boutique is located at 151 Avenida Del Mar San Clemente, CA. Our Boutique hours are Monday thru Sunday 10am-6pm and we can be reached at 949-542-3400. Stop in and see us soon, we love seeing you!

Hobie Surf Shops
32921-A Calle Perfecto
San Juan Capistrano, CA
www.hobiesurfshop.com

Contact: Tracey Engelking – tracey@hobie.com

###