Source Interlink who own Surfer and Surfing magazine have just bought Transworld Surf. With a shared office in San Clemente by ER and ING, Transworld will stay in their current location in Carlsbad. We have also heard Chris Cote editor-in-chief of Transworld Surf has stepped down from his current role and has given the reigns to Casey Koteen.
Some images we uploaded today into our Hawaii section
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VNDA looking so unoriginal
Any similarity to a brand called RVCA
Jordy Smith 1st place
Adriano De Souza 2nd place
Gabriel Medina and Mick Fanning 3rd place
We are assuming there is no video of this interview Laird has done with TMZ as they only posted this photo on their page. Would love to see this on video!
“Laird Hamilton’s latest surfin’ safari was a TOTAL DISASTER … all because greedy jet skiers have overrun and RUINED the Tahitian spot he made famous …” – TMZ
“They’re all wearing a bunch of cameras, taking off on waves they have NO chance of making,” Laird told us. “They drop in just so they can have a photo of themselves … ‘Wow, look at me!’” – Laird Hamilton
Guinness Certifies Shawn Dollar’s XXL Pacifico Paddle Winner as World Record Wave
NEWPORT BEACH, CA — (May 17, 2013) — Less than two weeks after winning the Pacifico Paddle Award at the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards ceremony, Guinness has officially certified Shawn Dollar’s 61-foot wave at the Cortes Bank off California as a new World Record.
Shawn Dollar, 30 a resident of Santa Cruz, California caught the superlative wave on December 21, 2012 during a terrifying session at the Cortes Bank, a notorious offshore hazard to shipping located over 100 miles west of San Diego in international waters.
Dollar won a total of $30,000 in capturing both the Pacifico Paddle and the XXL Biggest Wave divisions at the 13th Annual Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards held on May 3 at the Grove Theater in Anaheim, California. A panel of experts measuring the wave at 61 feet on the face. Dollar caught the wave using only human paddle power yet it turned out to be bigger than any waves caught by any means in the last year — including those caught with the use of jet ski assists.
This is not Dollar’s first visit to the Guinness Records pages. In 2010 he rode a wave at Maverick’s off Half Moon Bay, California which was measured at 55 feet and surpassed the previous best set by Taylor Knox in Mexico in 1998. Dollar’s first tenure as a record holder was short-lived, however, when Hawaiian surfer Shane Dorian bettered the mark with a 57-footer at Jaws, Maui the following year.
Dollar’s previous 55-foot world record wave at Maverick’s.
“Is this really happening?” asked Dollar rhetorically after his XXL victory. “Are we really paddling into waves bigger than what we used to tow? It’s surreal, it’s such an honor.”
How big did that wave seem to him as he experienced it, alone, 100 miles from shore?
“It’s hard to put numbers on those things, but it was the biggest wave I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Dollar.
“Monster waves, to fast, to scary, until an ingenious idea changed everything, tow-in surfing!”
Is it just us, but when they do the cut from the surfing to the car, what’s the surfing part have anything to do with the car? Left us scratching our head.
Conviction. Creativity. Courage. They’re what inspired Laird Hamilton to devise a simple-yet-ingenious way to catch monster waves and change the sport forever. And what led us to engineer the 2013 Mazda3 with a powerful, fuel-efficient SKYACTV®-G engine for an impressive EPA-estimated 40 highway MPG.* This is the Mazda Way, and this is the Mazda3. – Mazda
Who: Donavon Frankenreiter
Where and When:
Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach June 21 & 22
The Cliffs Resort, Pismo Beach June 23
The Canyon Club, Agoura Hills June 27
Sainte Rock, Hermosa Beach June 28
The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano June 29 & 30