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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.
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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.
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The ASP Women's World Tour at Lowers: A Watershed Moment in Women's Pro Surfing. Carissa Moore photo © Red Bull Media House

The ASP Women’s World Tour at Lowers. A Watershed Moment in Women’s Pro Surfing.

A few days into the 2013 Hurley Pro at Lowers, an official announcement was made from the booth declaring that the ASP Women's World Tour would be joining the men at the same event in 2014. Immediately, our hearts leapt with joy as one of our dreams over the years has been to see the women get the opportunity to surf a spot like Trestles in a World Tour competition. Within seconds of the announcement, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets were buzzing with the news as posts were made from both fans and World Tour members alike. In the warm-up sessions that took place in the days before this year's Hurley Pro, we had the opportunity to swim around with the world's best surfers from the Men's ASP World Tour. While we didn't hear every conversation going down, the topic we heard discussed most was how incredibly fun the waves at Lowers are. The lineup was crazy-competitive and ultra-crowded with everyone from Kelly Slater and Taj Burrow to ex-WCT'ers like Chris Ward who consistently picked off the best waves of the day. Floating in the channel with a camera, it felt like we were sitting at a surf movie witnessing the best that progressive surfing has to offer. Come 2014, the women will get in on it too. If the swell cooperates at the event next September, we believe that the performances put on by the current members of the ASP Top 17 will be a watershed moment in women's professional surfing. There won't be hopping, groveling, or rolling the dice on which onshore peak to surf like some spots on the Tour schedule. Instead, there will be Lowers, a perfect pointbreak that's as close to high-performance heaven as we have in Southern California. The wave has something for every type of surfer on Tour and offers a canvas that is as equally friendly to the air game as it is to committed rail work. Lowers is our favorite wave on the coast and we're so excited that the women will get the chance to surf it in 2014. We're not the only ones amping though. We asked a bunch surfers on the current ASP Women's World Tour to share their thoughts on the event and we also received feedback from some of the US mainland and Hawaii's best amateurs, many of whom hope to be joining the Tour themselves in the future. We'll step aside now and kick it off with our current World Champion, Carissa Moore. Solid frontside air by the 2013 ASP Women's World Champion, Carissa Moore. Photo courtesy of Red Bull Content Pool. © Red Bull Media House "An event at Lowers for the women is such exciting news. It is such a high performance wave that I think will really suit the women and allow for next level surfing. It is so encouraging to see Hurley and the ASP make the effort to get us such an amazing venue for the 2014 season." - Carissa Moore   instagram.com/rissmoore10 line of blue and gray Sally Fitzgibbons fin throw at Lowers. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. "The news of the Lowers event being locked in for our 2014 tour was really exciting to hear. With the talent level on the Women's World Tour at an all-time high, it is a perfect time to introduce a high performance wave like Trestles. It will be an awesome atmosphere to compete in alongside the Men's Tour event and I'm predicting that all the heats will be extremely close. I'm looking forward to putting together a great performance there. I can't wait for September to roll around again next year and give it everything I've got to lift the inaugural Hurley Pro Trestles trophy." - Sally Fitzgibbons   instagram.com/sally_fitz line of blue and gray California's top-ranked female pro surfer, Courtney Conlogue, gets one last hit off a foamy section at Lower Trestles. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. "I'm looking forward to surfing a location such as Lowers on the World Tour because it’s a wave that allows high performance progressive surfing. It’s a move in the right direction for the Women’s World Tour." - Courtney Conlogue   instagram.com/courtneyconlogue line of blue and gray Hawaiian pro surfer, Malia Manuel, testing out new boards on a clean afternoon at Lowers. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. "Going into 2014 there are going to be a lot of positive changes for the Women's tour. That gave me motivation to want to re-qualify so I can be a part of such an awesome time for the sport of women's surfing. So far, I'm most excited about the added event at Trestles. Lowers is the skatepark of surfing and I'm looking forward to finally getting to compete again at that prestigious venue." - Malia Manuel   instagram.com/maliamanuel line of blue and gray New Zealand pro surfer, Paige Hareb, hits the lip and projects down the line on a solid wave at Lowers this summer. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. "I know there used to be a women's event at Trestles a long time ago. Ever since I knew that, I've been wishing that we would get it back and now it's here! I'm so thankful to still be on tour and to be able to get the chance to surf this fun, world class wave with one other lady in the water, eeek I'm getting excited just thinking about it!" - Paige Hareb   instagram.com/paigehareb line of blue and gray Australian surfer, Bec Woods, hits the lip in Carlsbad, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. "Too little too late for me as I won't be on your next year. But I am stoked to say that Trestles will definitely be one event I will tune into next year for the women. To be able to showcase their ability in actual waves instead of having tactical beach break conditions will be really exciting. Congrats to the ASP for getting that one on the schedule. Wish I could of hung on long enough to be there!" - Bec Woods   instagram.com/becwoods line of blue and gray Australian pro surfer and new member of the 2014 ASP Women's World Tour, Dimity Stoyle gets her fins free at Lowers. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. "I was so excited when I heard the news of Lowers! Next year is going to be my first year on tour and the timing could not have been better! I have surfed that wave a few times before and it is the most perfect wave! The crowd is insane, so just being out in the water with one other girl out is going to be so dreamy!" - Dimity Stoyle   instagram.com/dimity line of blue and gray 2014 ASP Women's World Tour member, Nikki Van Dijk, hooks one backside on a clean afternoon left. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. "Lowers is an incredible wave obviously and I am so so excited to compete there next year. It's going to be exciting for us to show everyone our best surfing in perfect waves. It's definitely a huge step forward in women's surfing." - Nikki van Dijk   instagram.com/nikkivandijk line of blue and gray French surfer, Johanne Defay, hits the closeout on a sunny, Southern California afternoon. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. "The dream tour aptly named. It's a perfect wave, and the girls will be able to show their finest surfing!" - Johanne Defay   instagram.com/johannedefay line of blue and gray Hawaiian surfer, Tatiana Weston-Webb, hooks a turn on an afternoon Lowers left. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. "I heard rumors of Lowers being an upcoming event for the 2014 Women's World Tour when I was in France and Spain, and I was already freaking out about the rumor. When the ASP made the announcement I couldn't stop imagining how amazing it would be for the women to get to perform at such a perfect wave! The next thing I thought was this is definitely the next step to competitive surfing for women because Lowers is one of the most prestigious waves and it's a really big deal that the Hurley Pro wants to include women in the event! Many women on Tour will get a lot more publicity because of it!" - Tatiana Weston-Webb   instagram.com/tatiwest line of blue and gray Current USA Surf Team member, Nikki Viesins, hits the lip vertically at Lower Trestles, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. "I think it will be a great venue. Lowers is a world class wave, and you can pretty much count on it to produce swell. I think it gives the women a fair chance to demonstrate their talent and prove themselves. It's a great location, and I am really looking forward to watching the event. Hopefully one day I'll be right up there with them." - Nikki Viesins   instagram.com/viesins line of blue and gray Tia Blanco gouges a fun Lowers left during the 2013 Surfing America USA Championships. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. "I am overly excited to see that the women's tour has made its way to lowers. I have experienced heats there the past couple of years and it is one of the best places to have a contest. Lowers is such an amazing wave. The girls this year are so talented and I believe everyone has been waiting for this opportunity for them to surf such a rippable wave. Hopefully one day I will get the chance to join them!" - Tia Blanco   instagram.com/tiablanco line of blue and gray Hawaiian surfer, Mahina Maeda, drives hard off the bottom of a solid Lowers left. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. "When I heard about the new World Tour event for the Women at Lower Trestles, I was shocked. I think it’s amazing that they are holding it at a world-class wave, and it gets to show the truth of about women’s surfing. Over the years we’ve been less prioritized and we should be treated as one with the boys, because every woman out there has the potential to do a man's job. If there's an amateur event at Lowers, why isn't there a pro event? Lowers is a rippable wave, and I'm excited to see my favorite surfers be out there for next year's season, and hoping I get to surf in that event sometime in the future. I’ve won a couple of National Titles there, and hoping to win a World Tour event at that same spot." - Mahina Maeda   instagram.com/mahinamaeda line of blue and gray Hawaiian surfer, Dax McGill, punts a nice frontside air on a fun afternoon Lowers left. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. "When I heard the news about the Women's tour having a stop at Lowers I was ecstatic! I couldn't really even believe it. Lowers is one of the most perfect waves in the world. In my opinion it's the closest thing to a wave pool! This event is going to show the true potential of all the women on the tour. Hopefully one day I'll be surfing in it! Thank you Hurley for the amazing opportunity for the women. They're going to prove themselves ;)" - Dax McGill   instagram.com/dax_mcgill line of blue and gray USA Surf Team member, Kylie Loveland, hooks a nice backside turn at Lowers this summer. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. "I think the Women's World Tour coming to Lowers is something that has taken too long to happen! Everyone loves watching the guys shred one of the best waves in Southern California, but it's only fair to let the girls have their fair share of fun too! I'm stoked to see that girl surfers are getting more opportunities just like the boys." - Kylie Loveland   instagram.com/kylieloveland line of blue and gray Malia Ward throws down a nice layback snap on an overcast day at Lower Trestles, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. "I think that it's an amazing opportunity for the girls to really show off their competition strategies and skills. And it also represents the growth and uprising of women's surfing. I believe Lowers is a magical wave that will bring out the most talent in a contest and it is a big step for women's surfing to be a part of that." - Malia Ward   instagram.com/malia_ward line of blue and gray Final Note: Thank you to the ASP, Paul Speaker, Jessi Miley-Dyer, Pat O'Connell, Bob Hurley, the Hurley brand, IMG, California State Parks and whoever else played an integral part in taking the ASP Women's World Tour to Trestles next year. With this move you have fulfilled dreams and undoubtedly stoked the imaginations of young athletes the world over who will get to witness the best female surfers competing in a truly, world-class venue. Photos: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com | Photo of Carissa Moore © Red Bull Media House

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Competition Intensifies at the Australian Open of Surfing. Video Highlights!

Laura Enever, Day 5 of the Australian Open of Surfing. Photo © ASP/Dunbar Laura Enever (North Narrabeen, NSW/AUS) scored a trip to the Semifinals with a last second victory over Pauline Ado (FRA). © ASP/Dunbar Day 5 of the Australian Open of Surfing - Men's Round 1 & 2 plus Women's Quarterfinals
For Immediate Release Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) International Competition Intensifies at the Australian Open of Surfing MANLY, NSW/Australia (Wednesday, 15 February, 2012) – The Australian Open of Surfing at Manly Beach presented by Hurley and Billabong was treated to another exciting day full of surf action. Today saw the completion of the opening round of the Men’s ASP 6-Star division, and three heats of round two featuring some of the event’s top seeds. The Women’s field has been whittled down to just four surfers after a thrilling round of Quarterfinals this afternoon. Laura Enever (AUS) was looking like exiting the event with a 5th place finish in her Quarterfinal against Pauline Ado (FRA), she was left needing a decent score as the ocean went flat in the last five minutes. But Enever waited patiently and with a mere 14 seconds on the clock she stood up on a nice looking left-hander and launched into a series of sharp turns, easily netting the required score. “There was a part of me thinking this might be the end,” Enever said. “But then I thought – it’s never over, you can catch a wave with one second on the clock and get the score. I knew I had to find something and when that wave popped up and I though this is it, this is the one. I’m excited to be into the Semis and to be able to surf on Finals day this weekend.” Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) faced off against Lakey Peterson (USA) in Quarterfinal 2, which was a rematch of the Final of the US Open in August last year. Fitzgibbons took the heat on both occasions and will now match-up against Laura Enever (AUS) in the Semifinals this weekend. “It’s a good feeling to be through to the Semis for the first event of the year,” Fitzgibbons said. “It’s exciting to be here at the first Australian Open, and to be able to compete so close to home, I’ve got all my friends and family up here supporting me. I busted up my wrist just before Christmas and I’m just getting back in the water now, I’ve got a wrist guard on for support, but it doesn’t hinder me too much.” Malia Manuel (HAW) and Joanne Defay (FRA) finished Quarterfinal 3 tied on 11.67 (out of a possible 20) for their two wave heat total. When there’s a tie the surfer with the highest single wave score wins, and in this case it was Manuel who won with a 6.67 (out of a possible 10) to Defay’s 6.00. “That was too close for comfort right there,” Manuel said. “She needed a 6.01 right at the end and got a 6.00, it was so close! Halfway through the heat a rip popped up right in the middle of the lineup and it made it hard for me to get a back-up score. I really admire the European surfers, they’re such a tight-knit crew and they’re all surfing great.” Joel Parkinson (AUS), runner-up to the 2011 ASP World Title took out the opening heat of the round of 96 and progressed to the next round alongside Sydney up-and-comer Cooper Chapman (AUS) who finished second. The lead changed multiple times between the four surfers in the heat, but it was the veteran ‘Parko’ and the young gun Cooper who progressed. “It’s been a while since I’ve surfed a four man heat, so I was nervous,” Parkinson said. “I was expecting to hear ‘Parkinson you’re in fourth place’ over the loud speaker. But it’s a good feeling to go out there and catch a few waves. I’ve been waiting all week for my heat and it’s good to get it out of the way, and start 2012 with a heat win.” Evan Geiselman (USA) and fellow American Kolohe Andino (USA) took top honours in the last two heats of the day thanks to a couple of massive aerials. Both surfers scored waves in the 9-point-range and are looking good heading into the round of 48. Tomorrow the Australian Open Of Surfing will see both Men’s and Women’s ASP 6-Star action and will also feature skating competitions and demos, music concerts, athlete signing sessions and much more. The event is free for the public to view in person and live on the internet via australianopenofsurfing.com IMPORTANT EVENT INFO The cigarette and alcohol-free event is expected to welcome more than 100,000 people to Manly, the location of the very first World Surfing Championships in 1964 and the first Australian beach to legalise day-time swimming in 1904. Destination NSW, along with major event partners Hurley and Billabong, expect the Australian Open of Surfing to inject more than $6 million into the local community. The Australian Open of Surfing is made possible with the support of the following event partners: Destination NSW, Events NSW, Manly Council, Sony, Blackberry, Monster Energy, Fuel TV, Channel [V], The Manly Daily, Surfing World, Reef, Skullcandy, ASP Australasia and Surfing NSW.

World’s Best Female Surfers Light Up Manly Beach at the Australian Open of Surfing Presented by Hurley & Billabong

For Immediate Release Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) International Laura Enever is off to a flying start at the Australian Open of Surfing at Manly scoring two excellent rides of a 9.1 and an 8.5 in her opening round heat win today. Photo © ASP/Dunbar Laura Enever (North Narrabeen, NSW/AUS) is off to a flying start at the Australian Open of Surfing at Manly scoring two excellent rides of a 9.1 and an 8.5 in her opening round heat win today. © ASP/Dunbar

World’s Best Female Surfers Light Up Manly Beach at the Australian Open Of Surfing MANLY, NSW/Australia (Monday, 13 February, 2012) – Today the Australian Open Of Surfing at Manly Beach presented by Hurley and Billabong saw the world’s best female surfers hit the water and put on an impressive show for the revellers on the beach and online. With critical points and prize money on offer the competition was fierce for the opening round of the women’s ASP 6-Star division. Laura Enever (AUS), the Sydney Northern Beaches local showed that a six month break from competition hasn’t slowed her down, posting a massive 17.60 (out of a possible 20) in her opening heat of 2012. Enever finished 10th in the world in her rookie year competing for the ASP Women’s World Title last year, and has been working hard in the off season to improve on that for 2012. “These are the best waves I’ve ever had at Manly!” Enever said. “It’s been a long time since my last heat last year, so I started to prepare early this year because I remember how fast it all goes. I guess that preparation has paid off because I felt good, I had a clear mind and felt like I was surfing well, so I’m stoked to start the year off that way. It’s also great to have the hometown support with friends and family here on the beach.” Lakey Peterson (USA) went from 4th place to first in the last 5 minutes of her opening round heat at the ASP Women’s 6-Star Australian Open Of Surfing today, thanks to two impressive rides. This was Peterson’s first heat since her Runner-Up finish at the US Open in August last year. “This is actually where I leant to surf when I was 5-years-old at Manly Surf school,” Peterson said. “I love coming back here because it’s where I stood up on my first wave and it brings back great memories. That heat was scary, I was never in the right spot, but I’m stoked to get the score. I’m just hoping I’ve had my bad start, and that it’s all up from here.” Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), runner-up to the 2011 ASP Women’s World Title was on point for her first heat of 2012. Surfing with an injured left wrist didn’t hamper her performance, as she posted the highest heat total of the day – 17.83 (out of a possible 20). “It’s great to be here in Sydney for the Australian Open!” Fitzgibbons said. “It’s been a while since I’ve been in the water because of my wrist, so it’s great to be getting back into it. This is a great warm-up for the first ASP Women’s World Title event on the Gold Coast. The wrist is feeling good, I’ve got a little guard on it to help stand-up and duck dive. It’s mending slowly and I’m expecting that it should be alright by the Roxy Pro.” Coco Ho (HAW) used her powerful and stylish approach to claim an easy win in her opening heat at the Australian Open Of Surfing today. Ho is excited to be back in Australian for the start of the 2012 ASP World Tour leg. “It feels amazing to be here and have our first event of the year be one of this magnitude, it’s huge!” Ho said. “I’m so excited for this first event, my adrenaline is going and I’m psyched for the whole year. I’m lucky that during the downtime a lot at the action was at home in Hawaii, I also took some time off to go snowboarding. But since then I’ve been training and working hard to get ready for 2012.” Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) caused the upset of the day eliminating Tyler Wright (AUS), 2011 ASP Women’s Rookie Of The Year Tyler Wright. Buitendag scoured the line-up and found the best waves of the heat and surfed smooth and sharp. “The conditions were quite tricky in that heat,” Buitendag said. “The tide is really high right now, the waves looked great earlier, but they’re a bit of a gamble at the moment. This is my first year competing after finishing school and I’m looking forward to just surfing my brains out and trying to get some good results.” Bethany Hamilton (Kauai, Hawaii) was eliminated in a tight heat this morning. Hamilton surfed strong, but was out of sync with the ocean and was unable to find the waves that offered the most scoring potential. Tomorrow the Australian Open Of Surfing will see the start of the Men’s ASP 6-Star rated event and will also feature skating competitions and demos, music concerts, athlete signing sessions and much more. The event is free for the public to view in person and live on the internet via australianopenofsurfing.com IMPORTANT EVENT INFO The cigarette and alcohol-free event is expected to welcome more than 100,000 people to Manly, the location of the very first World Surfing Championships in 1964 and the first Australian beach to legalise day-time swimming in 1904. Destination NSW, along with major event partners Hurley and Billabong, expect the Australian Open of Surfing to inject more than $6 million into the local community. The Australian Open of Surfing is made possible with the support of the following event partners: Destination NSW, Events NSW, Manly Council, Sony, Blackberry, Monster Energy, Fuel TV, Channel [V], The Manly Daily, Surfing World, Reef, Skullcandy, ASP Australasia and Surfing NSW.