March 13th, 2013

Surfing Wall Murals On Transworld Surf

A big THANK YOU to the folks over at Transworld Surf Magazine as we noticed they did a Wednesday Wants on our Surfing Wall Murals.
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Surf Images Wall Murals
Imagine how much action you could get with one of these bad ass wall murals hanging in your stabbin’ cabin? Ladies would walk in and be like, “Oh my god, is that you in that huge tube?” Coming in a variety of photos and sizes, the murals are of the highest quality and will no doubt get you wall-to-wall poontang from now ‘til eternity.—Justin Coté
$7.95 per square foot

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March 13th, 2013

Slater Not Happy Over Drug Comment

“At 41 and still ranked No 2 in the world, Slater would appear to match the profile of a textbook doping suspect.” – written by Will Swanton. The full story can be read here at The Australian
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March 13th, 2013

Kelly Slater Wins Quiksilver Pro

Kelly Slater beat out Joel Parkinson at the Quiksilver Pro held at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast of Australia.
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March 13th, 2013

New Surf Talk Radio Show – Waxed

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 12th, 2013 – A new surf talk radio show WaXed will make its debut this Saturday, March 16th from 7-8 AM on sports talk radio station ESPN 1700 AM, which is based in San Diego and has a strong signal that sends a clear broadcast to Orange County and Los Angeles.

Hosted by longtime surf journalist Cyrus Saatsaz and former professional surfer Omar Etcheverry, WaXed will feature interviews with the biggest stars in surfing and provide exclusive surf news with a refreshing objective take that doesn’t have the biased censorship found with most surf media outlets.

WaXed will air every Saturday from 7-8 AM PT on ESPN 1700 with podcasts of the entire show available shortly after the conclusion of each broadcast on the show’s official website WaXedradio.com. Saatsaz and Etcheverry, who hosted a nationally syndicated action sports radio show for ten years, will be joined by Executive Producer Natalie Rose, who will provide the week in surfing news. Follow WaXed on all social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @WaXedradio to find out who will be the guest of each week’s program and to get all the latest news in surfing.

THE WAXED CREW
Host Cyrus Saatsaz writes for The Huffington Post, USA Today and is the author of the book Dogwild & Board: Stories, Interviews and Musings from a Surf Journalist. Saatsaz has published a wide array of stories and features in books, magazines and websites including the San Francisco Chronicle and AOL.com. Saatsaz was the webcast commentator for the Maverick’s Surf Contest and is currently a producer and broadcaster with The Mighty 1090 and ESPN 1700 in San Diego. You can find him surfing some of Southern California’s finest waves. @SurfDishedCold

Host Omar Etcheverry is a former professional surfer from Santa Cruz who now works for his old sponsor Oakley. Etcheverry began surfing at age 11 and helped the U.S. Surf Team clinch a World Title in 1996. Etcheverry was a television commentator for the Summer X Games a webcast commentator for the Pipe Masters. You can find him surfing some of the world’s best waves in Santa Cruz. @omaretcheverry

Omar having another late one
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Executive Producer and News Anchor Natalie Rose is a professional body surfer who is sponsored by Viper Fins. Rose has been a field reporter and studio anchor with various San Diego TV stations. You can find her longboarding and diving for lobsters all along the Southern California coast. @natallerose

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March 13th, 2013

American Photography Competition

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GAIN WORLDWIDE EXPOSURE. Enter the American Photography Awards Competition.
Take your photographic career to the next level! Winning guarantees you:

* Recognition amongst your peers and the photographic and creative communities
* Worldwide exhibition
* Gallery representation
* Exposure to agency art/ creative directors worldwide
* Publication, and more…

The American Photography Awards are an international open call for photography possessing uncommon vision. This opportunity is open to photographers of all backgrounds who capture images that make the unknowable known. Our goal is to celebrate the most iconic photos taken by new and emerging talent, as well as professionals and mobile photographers, from around the world and award their photographic insights.

Categories
We invite ALL types of photographers — professional, non-professional/amateur, student and mobile photography— in the following categories: Abstract, Advertising, Architecture / Cityscape, Collage, Documentary, Experimental, Fashion, Landscape/Seascape/Nature, Nudes, People/Portraits, Political, Photojournalism, Still Life, Street Photography, Video/Moving Images.

Awards & Exhibition
Grand Prize: Photographer of the Year

The winner of the Photographer of the Year Award will receive:

1. $2,500 Honorarium
2. Gallery Representation
3. Work exhibited in the U.S. and Australia
4. Photos featured in Fabrik Magazine and blog — viewed by collectors, galleries and curators throughout the world
5. Work published in the American Photography Annual, a new iPad/Android App showcasing the World’s Best Photography
6. Invitation to participate on ArtCapitol.com, an online platform that promotes and sells art to thousands of collectors worldwide
7. Press release and newsletter announcements to over 65,000 collectors, galleries, art directors and advertising executives

Emerging Photographer of the Year
The winner of the Emerging Photographer of the Year Award will receive:

1. $1,000 Honorarium
2. Gallery Representation
3. Work exhibited in the U.S. and Australia
4. Photos featured in Fabrik Magazine and blog — viewed by collectors, galleries and curators throughout the world
5. Work published in the American Photography Annual, a new iPad/Android App showcasing the World’s Best Photography
6. Invitation to participate on ArtCapitol.com, an online platform that promotes and sells art to thousands of collectors worldwide
7. Press release and newsletter announcements to over 65,000 collectors, galleries, art directors and advertising executives

Mobile Photographer of the Year

The winner of the Mobile Photographer of the Year Award will receive:

1. Work exhibited in the U.S. and Australia
2. Photos featured in Fabrik Magazine and blog — viewed by collectors, galleries and curators throughout the world
3. Work published in the American Photography Annual, a new iPad/Android App showcasing the World’s Best Photography
4. Invitation to participate on ArtCapitol.com, an online platform that promotes and sells art to thousands of collectors worldwide
5. Press release and newsletter announcements to over 65,000 collectors, galleries, art directors and advertising executives

14 Category Winners
The overall winner in each Category will receive the following:

1. Work exhibited in the U.S. and Australia
2. Photos featured in Fabrik Magazine and blog — viewed by collectors, galleries and curators throughout the world
3. Work published in the American Photography Annual, a new iPad/Android App showcasing the World’s Best Photography
4. Invitation to participate on ArtCapitol.com, an online platform that promotes and sells art to thousands of collectors worldwide
5. Press release and newsletter announcements to over 65,000 collectors, galleries, art directors and advertising executives

Additionally, ALL entrants will be reviewed for participation on ArtCapitol.com, an online platform that promotes and sells art to thousands of collectors worldwide.

For more information on the awards and prizes, please visit: http://americanphotoawards.com/

Eligibility
This Call for Entries is open to all photographers of all backgrounds — professional, non-professional/amateur, student, mobile photography.

Entry Fees*:
Professionals: Single Image: $35 USD; Series (2 to 5 images): $60 USD
Non-Professionals: Single Image: $25 USD; Series (2 to 5 images): $50 USD
Students: Single Image: $20 USD; Series (2 to 5 images): $30 USD
Mobile Photography: Single Image: $20 USD; Series (2 to 5 images): $30 USD

*Note: Discounts apply if you submit your photos by March 31, 2013
Jurors

Your work will be reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges from the worlds of photography, art, publishing, education and cultural institutions.
Important Dates

* Early Bird Entry Deadline: March 31, 2013
* Entry Deadline: April 30, 2013
* Notice of Acceptance: June 15, 2013
* Exhibition: Fall 2013 – Summer 2014

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March 12th, 2013

A Deeper Shade Of Blue In USA Theaters

The new surf film by Jack McCoy A Deeper Shade Of Blue will be in over 400 US theaters, for a one night only special event.

Date: Thursday, March 28
Tickets and Locations: Fathomevents.com
Time: Times may vary on theatre

Special Fathom Features: A special premiere of a Sir Paul McCartney/Jack McCoy video collaboration and a panel discussion with Director Jack McCoy and world‐renowned surfing legends.

Run Time: 150 minutes

Fathom Events, Hawaiian Airlines and New World Distribution are excited to bring A Deeper Shade of Blue — the story of the evolution of modern surf culture – to movie theaters nationwide for an epic one-night event on Thursday, March 28 at 7:30pm (local time).

This is not a surf movie, it is a story about surfing’s deepest roots. Told in eleven chapters, A Deeper Shade of Blue combines innovative underwater cinematography techniques with a unique narrative structure, to uncover the art of surfing and the spirit of Aloha like never before. Adding emotion to the imagery, the film is coupled with a soundtrack featuring Paul McCartney & Youth, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and many others.

The pre-recorded event begins with a very special welcome from the red carpet premiere in Hawaii with a pre-recorded musical performance by Kaukahi featuring Jack Johnson. Following the presentation of A Deeper Shade of Blue, Director Jack McCoy will be joined by world-renowned surfing legends as they discuss the evolution, the culture and the impact of surfing from its beginnings to today’s billion-dollar-a-year global industry. Panelists include legendary surfing sensations The Marshall Brothers, Derek Hynd, Marty Paradisis, Terry Chung, and others.* And shortly after the panel discussion, we have a video collaboration from Sir Paul McCartney and Director Jack McCoy.

“I first saw Jack’s work when sent it by a friend of mine the Producer Chris Thomas and I was blown away with the stunning spectacle of Jack’s work. Now that I’ve got to know him I enjoy what he does even more and value greatly his contribution to the world of surfing.”

- Sir Paul McCartney

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March 9th, 2013

Watches And Clocks Move Forward One Hour

A friendly reminder from Nixon to move your clocks forward 1 hour tonight
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March 9th, 2013

Kolohe Andino – May Issue Of Surfing Magazine

At first glance we thought this was Kolohe pulling into a tube from Hawaii this season, but then watching the video clip here at Surfing Magazine it’s looking more like HT’s. Not many Californians can get a wave in Hawaii this good or a tube this big. On that note that is why we we’re so blown away when we first saw this thinking Kolohe got a wave that big in Hawaii (something only Tom Curren has frequently pulled off). Either way we are stoked for Kolohe nabbing another cover!
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March 9th, 2013

Tyler Wright Wins Roxy Pro On Gold Coast Of Australia

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SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Saturday, March 9, 2013) -Tyler Wright (AUS), 18, has claimed the 2013 Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover over Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 22, in punchy two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at the primary venue of Snapper Rocks.

Event No. 1 of 7 on the 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT), the Roxy Pro Gold Coast enjoyed a down-to-the-wire finish today with Wright and Fitzgibbons going head-to-head in a fiercely-fought Final.

Despite Fitzgibbons holding the lead for the majority of the heat, Wright secured a wave in the dying moments and tore it apart for a 9.20 out of a possible 10, taking the heat lead and the win.

“I don’t even know what to say right now,” Wright said. “I wasn’t even thinking out there. I was singing to myself and when I came in, my sister said ‘I was singing right along with you’. That little wave came in and hugged the bank and I just left it all on the wave. To get the score and the win like that, it’s incredible.”

With a win at the opening stop of the year, Wright takes the initial lead in the hunt for the 2013 ASP Women’s World Title, but the young natural-footer is focused on enjoying the moment for now.

“I’m not even thinking about the world title,” Wright said. “I had a rough season last year and I took a good break over the off-season, got a motorbike and just relaxed. To come back and get a win in the first event, it feels great and I’m just going to enjoy it.”

Fitzgibbons, 2012 ASP Women’s World Runner-Up, was one of the form surfers of the event and transferred that form into the Final. However, the young South Coast surfer permitted Wright to take the heat-winning wave from under her priority, a mistake that would cost Fitzgibbons dearly.

“It’s a hard one to swallow when you lose like that,” Fitzgibbons said. “Tyler (Wright) is such a strong surfer and she trains really hard and she pulled it out on that final wave so congrats to her. Not the result I wanted, but still a strong start for me so I’ll just regroup and focus on the next one.”

Fitzgibbons holds the current ASP Women’s World No. 2 spot heading into the second event of the season.

Carissa Moore (HAW), 20, 2011 ASP Women’s World Champion, continued with her brand of progressive ripping at the opening event of the season, but it was not enough this morning in her Semifinal clash with Fitzgibbons.

“It was tough out there today,” Moore said. “I definitely didn’t pick the right waves and there weren’t that many to begin with. Congrats to Sally (Fitzgibbons) though. She was surfing really well. Semifinals is a good result to start the year and I’ll look to build upon that over the course of the next few events.”

Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 25, reigning five-time ASP Women’s World Champion and 2012 Roxy Pro Gold Coast winner, was the favorite heading into this year’s opening event and her form until the final day was near flawless. However, the hometown natural-footer was ousted from competition this morning in her Semifinal bout against an in-form Wright

“I put together a pretty good event until this point,” Gilmore said. “I haven’t surfed Snapper that much in conditions like this so that definitely played a factor. My wave selection wasn’t on today and Tyler (Wright) is so talented that I shouldn’t have let my guard down with her. Sometimes a loss for me is good though – it lights a fire under me and makes me appreciate the wins that much more.”

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March 9th, 2013

Photograph Yourself Surfing

Former pro bodyboarder Ross McBride might be one of the first ever to take a picture of oneself while riding inside the tube. Ross is holding his camera (Dale Kobetich water housing) with his right hand.
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Dropknee bodyboarder Cameron Nelson took Ross’s idea and went one step further. Cameron installed his water housing at the nose of his bodyboard with the housing pointing towards him. He then set up a water proof cord system where he could trigger the camera by pushing a button. Out of all of these, we think this is the coolest one based on you can see Cameron’s hand triggering the camera.

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Ken Collins one of if not the first surfer to pull into tubes and really mastering on how to do this.
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Derek Dunfee doing what bodyboarder Cameon Nelson did but placed his waterhousing behind him.
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Kelly Slater jumping in on the action because he get’s paid to hold the camera by GoPro
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