Nearly every surfer has experienced the sensation: pinned to the ocean bottom, trying to swim for the surface, desperate for a few quick gasps of air to avoid what might happen if they don’t. Water swirling; surroundings dark; up is down, down becomes up. It’s a scary moment and therefore, a tough time to stay composed – even the pros say so.
Surfer Magazine is pleased to announce the 2013 Oakley Surf Shop Challenge schedule. The seven-event regional qualifying series will kick off on April 5th at Seaside Reef in Cardiff, Calif. and conclude on May 31st at 54th/56th Street in Newport Beach, Calif., with stops in Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Northern California and Hawaii in between. Surf shops from around the United States will compete for an all-expense paid trip-of-a-lifetime to the National Championship in Bali, Indonesia, in conjunction with the inaugural Oakley Pro Bali, June 17-20.
Tasmania’s king of big waves, Marti Paradisis, had a long-time dream come true when he won Biggest Wave at Surfing Life’s Oakley Big Wave Awards for riding a nine-metre monster at Pedra Branca off Tasmania’s south coast.
Gabriel Medina, one of the most dynamic aerial surfers in the world and one of the most promising young talents ever to come out of Brazil, has joined Oakley’s Global surf team.
ASP International is pleased to announce the sanctioning of the Oakley Pro Bali at Keramas as an ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) license for 2013. The event will be the fifth of 10 events on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour and the first elite tour event in Indonesia since the Rip Curl Pro Search in 2008.
Australia’s most prestigious huge-surf challenge is once again up for grabs, along with $35,000 in prizemoney, as the finalists have been announced in Surfing Life’s Oakley Big Wave Awards.
Last week the rumors appeared to solidify, and apparently the stop in Bali is a go for 2013. So Indonesia might, once again, be host to the best surfers in the world.
Jack Freestone (AUS) took out the Oakley ASP World Junior Championships Bali over Hawaiian Ezekiel Lau (HAW) in a battle of the in-form surfers of the event. With the swell dropping and unfavourable winds the surfers were forced of unleash their aerial attacks in the 2 to 3 foot (1.5 meter) punchy surf at Keramas today.
The Quarterfinals have been called on at the 2012 Oakley ASP World Junior Championships Bali, with the first heat starting at 8:30am. The wind has picked up, but there’s still some punchy 2 to 3 foot (1 – 1.5 meter) waves rolling in.
The 2012 Oakley ASP World Junior Championships Bali was treated to another stellar day of competition surfing at Keramas today. Competitors revelled in the 3 to 4 foot (1.5 meter) right handers running down the reef at the world famous Keramas. From a field of 48 surfers, just eight remain in the draw, who will battle it out to be crowned the 2012 ASP World Junior Champion.