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October 11th, 2011

Stephanie Gilmore Nike US Open Of Surfing And Womens World Champion

Stephanie Gilmore now riding for Quiksilver women’s division (not Roxy) made it to the quarter-finals in August 2011 at the Nike US Open of Surfing where she was defeated by Coco Ho. Images of Stephanie are now live as well as when she won her 4th consecutive world title in Puerto Rico from November 2010.

Stephanie Gilmore looking good in the water and on the beach

Stephanie actually won the contest and the title in Puerto Rico

October 4th, 2011

The Quiksilver In Memory Of Eddie Aikau Invitees 2011/2012

We must know something about surfing as Quiksilver has sent there invitee and alternate list asking us to make our selections. Who would you vote for?

From Quiksilver:

To Surf Images,
The 2011/12 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau season is upon us.
This 27th Memorial year, we ask you to take a few moments, to print out the attached and fax or scan & email back your selections for this year’s competitors.

* 24 Invitees
* 24 Alternates

Thank you & looking forward to a great event!
Quiksilver Event Organizers & Competitor Selection Committee

The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau


September 11th, 2011

Quiksilver & Kelly Slater Join Forces For New Clothing Line

Very similar to what Quiksilver has done with Dane Reynolds where they launched “Summer Teeth” and now Kelly Slater comes out with “VSTR”.

On August 04, 2010 Quiksilver Trademarks: VSTR

All-purpose carrying bags; Backpacks; Key cases; Luggage; Umbrellas; Wallets
Belts; Footwear; Gloves; Headwear; Jackets; Pants; Shirts; Shorts; Socks; Swimwear; Undergarments

Words that describe this logo

* Leather Products (not including clothing)
* Clothing Products

All purpose carrying bags backpacks key cases luggage umbrellas wallets.

This is a brand page for the VSTR trademark by Quiksilver Americas, Inc. in Huntington Beach, CA, 92649. Write a review about a product or service associate with this VSTR trademark. Or, contact the owner Quiksilver Americas, Inc. of the VSTR trademark by filing a request to communicate with the Legal Correspondent for licensing, use, and/or questions related to the VSTR trademark.
On Wednesday, August 04, 2010, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for VSTR by Quiksilver Americas, Inc., Huntington Beach, CA 92649. The USPTO has given the VSTR trademark serial number of 85100485. The current federal status of this trademark filing is FIRST EXTENSION – GRANTED. The correspondent listed for VSTR is MITCH MILSTEIN of QUIKSILVER, INC., 15202 GRAHAM STREET, LEGAL DEPT. HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92649 . The VSTR trademark is filed in the category of Leather Products (not including clothing) , Clothing Products . The description provided to the USPTO for VSTR is All-purpose carrying bags; Backpacks; Key cases; Luggage; Umbrellas; Wallets.

What Kelly has to say about this: “I’m not going to come up with some John Daly-style pants, but I have been working on a line with Quiksilver. My input with the clothes is more about a lifestyle and a philosophy rather than me actually trying to style or design them. We’re looking at organic and eco fabrics—mainly for travelling clothes, which is something I know a little about. When it comes to style, my style is not to worry about it. As a surfer I’m happy keeping it clean and casual.”

August 29th, 2011

Quiksilver Pro Surfing Contest Comes To New York

Quiksilver Pro New York – Event Update
August 28, 2011 19:45:01

Organizers of the Quiksilver Pro New York, the world’s first $1M professional surfing event, are back on the ground in Long Beach, NY today working to rebuild the surf competition and festival sites to deliver the action sports and music experience originally intended before the hurricane Irene.

**The surf contest will have the same “holding period” scheduled for September 1 through 15, with the contest held during 3-4 best days of the waiting period. The Unsound Surf Trials are still scheduled to be held September 1 to 3.**

**All skate/bmx/moto/music events will have the same dates and schedules will be updated throughout the week as the event site is built, so please check back to www.quiksilverpro.com for frequent schedule updates.**

**Tony Hawk’s Vert Jam will still take place on Friday, September 2nd at Pier 54 in New York City.”

Long Beach took a direct hit from Irene, a category 1 hurricane when it moved through. Storm surge, big waves and a coinciding high tide caused large scale erosion to the beach at National Boulevard that is the host site to the Quiksilver Pro. As instructed by the city of Long Beach Quiksilver Pro event structures were removed prior to Irene’s arrival, so no structural loss has been incurred. Quiksilver will be working alongside the City of Long Beach to monitor the building daily to determine how to manfacture the same experience as intended before Irene.

“Surfing events have always required daily flexibility, so while Irene posed a larger than normal challenge, it was still well within the realm of what we prepare for when staging professional surfing events,” said Quiksilver’s Luke Watson. “We chose the upcoming weeks to stage the event because it was hurricane season, offering the greatest potential for good surf. So planning for hurricanes was par for the course. Our event has an extended 15-day holding period precisely to negotiate the elements of nature, which is the essence of our sport. It is possible that we can complete the event in as few as three days of contestable surf, so we do have flexibility in scheduling. We will not be extending the period beyond its original end-date of September 15 and we definitely have the ability to take a little extra time on the front end to assess conditions and rebuild the site when the city deems it is safe to do so.”

The world’s top surfers are currently competing in the 5th stop on the ASP World Tour in Tahiti and are not expected in New York before September 2. The first three days of the holding period – September 1-3, were set aside for a local trials event to determine a wildcard entrant to the main event. The professionals are not scheduled to compete before September 4.

Quiksilver would like to encourage all out-of-state and international media and fans attending the event to check with their airline carriers for flight disruptions. Local airports have not yet announced when they will re-open.

Quiksilver will continue to provide event dates as more information becomes available. For media registered for the event, we will not be distributing media credentials until Thursday, September 1, so working media should please wait for updates on where to pick up credentials.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the Quiksilver Pro New York!

Music
The Flaming Lips, Taking Back Sunday, Girl Talk, Interpol, Mat Mchugh, The Sounds, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Saves The Day, Matt & Kim, Portugal The Man, State Radio, The Ettes, Neon Indian, River City Extension, The Max Weinberg Experience and Wavves.

Quiksilver Presents the Tony Hawk Vert Jam
August 18, 2011 01:02:58

Quiksilver Presents the Tony Hawk Vert Jam to officially kick off the Quiksilver Pro New York supported by Vitamin Water on Friday, September 2 with a massive halfpipe demo free to the public at Hudson River Park’s Pier 54. Then on Saturday, September 3, Tony and his Birdhouse crew will skate the street park at the Quiksilver Pro New York surf festival location in Long Beach, New York. These events will be the final stops for Tony’s east coast summer tour, Quiksilver Presents the Birdhouse MIA to NYC Tour powered by Tech Deck.

“NYC is always a blast and skating has deep roots there,” says Tony Hawk. “It’s an honor to be invited to do a demo of this caliber in the Big Apple!”

The Quiksilver Pro New York is the first World Championship Tour surf competition ever held in New York with an unprecedented $1 million dollar prize purse, and also features a giant live music stage and skate, motocross and BMX demos from the world’s best action sports athletes. Skateboarding legends Tony Hawk and Kevin Staab, along with Jesse Fritsch, Mitchie Brusco, Sandro Dias, Neil Hendrix and Elliot Sloan will give fans the opportunity to see the best that skateboarding has to offer.

DC’s BMX team is hitting the road for an East Coast tour
August 17, 2011 22:28:27

DC’s BMX team is hitting the road for an East Coast tour this summer with their final stop being at the Quiksilver Pro in Long Beach, New York. Come out and see the BMX team demos – the guys always put on a crowd-pleasing show for the fans. Make sure you stick around and come say hi to the team at the DC booth where they’ll be signing autographs with each demo.

Saturday, September 3
BMX Demo – 2 PM
BMX Autograph Signing – 3 PM

Sunday, September 4
BMX Autograph Signing – 1PM
BMX Demo – 2 PM
Monday, September 5
BMX Demo – 2 PM
BMX Autograph Signing – 3 PM

Tuesday, September 6
BMX Autograph Signing – 4 PM
BMX Demo – 5 PM

Wednesday, September 7
BMX Autograph Signing – 4 PM
BMX Demo – 5 PM

Thursday, September 8
BMX Autograph Signing – 4 PM
BMX Demo – 5 PM

DC BMX Athletes:
Corey Bohan
Allan Cooke
Anthony Napolitan
Brett Banasiewicz
Craig Mast
Edwin DeLarosa
Rob Wise
Jeremiah Smith
Alfredo Mancuso
Kelly Bolton
Brad Simms
Ryan Jordan

*Times and athletes subject to change.

DC’s Moto Team is heading to Long Beach, NYC for the Pro
August 17, 2011 22:32:06

The DC Moto team is headed to New York ‘s Long Beach for Labor Day weekend to participate in the Quiksilver Pro doing demos and signings at the event site. Two of the world best’s freestyle motocross riders Nate Adams and Robbie Maddison will be heading up the FMX show with the help of Tyler Bereman, Libor Podmol and Brian Foster.

Saturday, September 3
Moto Demo – 12pm
Moto Autograph Signing – 1pm

Sunday, September 4
Moto Demo – 12pm
Moto Autograph Signing – 3pm (At Quiksilver Pro Merch Tent)

Monday, September 5
Moto Autograph Signing – 11am
Moto Demo – 12pm

DC Motocross Athletes:
Nate Adams
Robbie Maddison
Tyler Bereman
Brian Foster
Libor Podmol

For more on the DC Motocross Team go to: dcshoes.com/moto

*Times and athletes subject to change.

Fashion’s Night Out: NEXT ROXY girl presented by Stila!
August 26, 2011 23:11:02

Have you ever dreamed of modeling in exotic locations like Tahiti, Argentina and Fiji? Spending every moment chasing waves or riding mountains? Now here’s your chance. Join ROXY, NEXT Models, Seventeen Magazine and Stila as we hunt for the NEXT ROXY girl.

Come visit us Sept 8th, 2011 during Fashion’s Night Out at the ROXY Soho store at 519 Broadway in New York City for your chance to meet ROXY pro athletes and models and chat with them about what being a ROXY girl is all about. NEXT casting agents and Seventeen magazine editors will be on hand to answer any questions.

Purchase any Stila Loves ROXY product and get a mini make-up session with a Stila global celebrity make-up artist before you have your casting session. Make purchases over $50 and take home an exclusive Stila Loves ROXY surf make-up palette.

Check out our casting on Fashion’s Night Out from 6pm – 9pm and you could be the NEXT ROXY girl. Start living your dream now.

If you can’t attend the event, be sure to tune into our Roxy Facebook page , as we will be sharing and tweeting live from the event. Tell us who you LIKE and maybe SHE may become the Next ROXY girl!

Driving Directions From:
New York City

* Head eastbound on the Long Island Expressway
* Take Van Wyck Expressway exit
* Continue on Van Wyck Expressway to JFK Airport
* Follow below directions from JFK

Detailed Directions

JFK Airport

* Merge onto Nassau Expressway
* Continue onto Park St
* Continue onto Beech St
* Turn right onto National Blvd
* Quik Pro Event Site on your right!

Detailed Directions

The Quiksilver Pro event is located at National BLVD and the Boardwalk for Surf site, Edwards and Boardwalk for Festival Site.

Local tips: How to hail a cab

Hey, welcome to NYC! Cabs are our lifeblood, but can seem intimidating to first-timers. Never fear, after reading our Cab Hailing 101, you’ll be flagging ‘em down like a pro.

* First things first: how do you know if a cab is on duty? Take a look at the rooftop – there’s a dashboard with the cab medallion and the words “off duty” to the right and left of the number.
o If the number in the middle is lit up, the cab is empty.
o If nothing is lit up, the cab’s full.
o If the whole thing or just “off duty” is lit, the cab’s off duty. On occasion an off duty cab may stop and ask you where you’re going, and if it’s on his way home, he’ll take you. This is the only time it’s ok to tell the driver where you’re going before you get in the cab.

The Quiksilver Pro New York:
There has never been a world championship surfing event in the State of New York, and it has been more than 20 years since an elite level professional surfing event has set stakes in the sands of the United States’ east coast.

The decision to create the $1 million Quiksilver Pro New York was made with equal respect for the world’s best surfers, the global surf industry, and New York’s surfers who embody the pure motivation that inspires every surfer on Earth.

Quiksilver has never been afraid to roll the dice. The surf industry didn’t build itself on ‘safe’. Surfing wasn’t always a viable livelihood. There has never been anything conventional about it; in fact, the stand against convention and popular perception has, in essence, fueled the sport’s allure since its inception. Surfers are inherently risk-takers, and no matter what their station in life, they’ll tell you that their choice of the path less taken has paid off. That same spirit fuels the sport, its athletes, and the surf industry today. It is what has kept the surfing lifestyle current and cutting-edge for decades.

Over the past 40 years, Quiksilver has been the vanguard of an industry, a lifestyle, and a sport. Not surprisingly, they produced the most successful and respected world champion the sport will ever know in Kelly Slater.
Why New York?
Quiksilver:
By surfers, for surfers

The surf industry was created by surfers, for surfers. New York surfers represent the core dedication that has made the sport what it is today. This event is as much in honor of that dedication to wave riding as it is to the stars who light the way. For many, cold water and big city living would be reason enough to turn their backs on the ocean. To be a life-long surfer in New York requires considerable sacrifice and unwavering commitment. It means braving the majority of the year for the incredible surf pay-off that typically comes during a brief window at the end of summer.

But the surfing culture is rich and deep on Long Island. The East Coast Surf Championships began on Long Island in 1962 and continues to this day as one of the longest-running surfing competitions in the world. Like California, Hawaii and Australia, New York can lay claim to hometown heroes, mom-andpop surf shops, and die-hard personalities who have supported and influenced generations to become a part of surf history.
What about the surf?

Forecasters and analysts pored over charts and historic data before selecting the National Boulevard surf site on Long Island, New York. The September 4-15 time frame has historically offered the highest incidence of quality surf and hurricane-generated swell opportunities.

Surfline.com, the world’s leading forecaster of wave and surf conditions, conducted an independent long term 15-year wave study for western Long Island, New York, summarizing that September 4-15 is one of the most consistent time periods for sizable surf in the region. In addition, independent local feedback supports these findings, with September typically averaging 3+ hurricane swells, typically with at least one 3-4 day swell. Surfline.com is the official forecaster for The Quiksilver Pro New York, serving as a key reference point for contest officials in selecting surf contest days.

“This was a very fascinating study,” said Sean Collins, Chief Forecaster and President of Surfline.com. “The surf climate in Western Long Island is greatly affected by the underwater Hudson Canyon offshore, which can turn average surf into very high quality surf comparable to many of the best surf spots in the world on the right day. We are also in a La Nina year, so we expect the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season to be a little more active and hopefully we can score great surf with the world’s top surfers in one of the best cities in the world.”
The Quiksilver Pro
New York &
The ASP World Titles

The Quiksilver Pro New York is the 6th of a total of 11 ASP elite level events that will determine the 2011 world surfing champion. Quiksilver sponsors 3 of the 11 events worldwide.
#1 Gold Coast, Australia – February 26-March 9 – QUIKSILVER PRO won by Kelly Slater (USA)
#2 Bell’s Beach, Australia – April 19-20 won by Joel Parkinson (Australia)
#3 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – May 11-22 won by Adriano de Souza (Brazil)
#4 Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa – July 14-24 won by Jordy Smith (South Africa)
#5 Teahupoo, Tahiti – August 20-31
#6 Long Island, New York – September 4-15 – QUIKSILVER PRO
#7 Trestles, Southern California – September 18-24
#8 South-west coast of France – October 4-13 – QUIKSILVER PRO
#9 Peniche, Portugal – October 15-24
#10 San Francisco, California – November 1-12
#11 Pipeline, Hawaii – December 8-20

Come the end of the 2011 season in Hawaii, each surfer counts his best 8 event results and the surfer with the most ratings points accumulated from those events will be deemed the world champion.

But the world title isn’t the only thing on the line; the Quiksilver Pro New York signals the transition point in the year where some of the lower ranked men on the World Tour are replaced by highly ranked surfers on the World Ranking system that rates up-and-coming surfers who are pushing to qualify for the elite World Tour through a second tier of events. The pressure will be intense to make the cut at the Quiksilver Pro New York.
Prize Purse

Total: $1,000,000

Prior to the Quiksilver Pro New York, the event purse for an ASP elite level event was $425,000.

Typically, the champion of an ASP elite level event wins $75,000. At the Quiksilver Pro New York, they will win $300,000.

PRIZE PURSE BREAKDOWN

1st $300,000

2nd $100,000

3rd $50,000
(all surfers who are eliminated in the semi-finals)

5th $30,000
(all surfers who are eliminated in the quarters)

9th $20,000
(all surfers who are eliminated in round 5)

13th $14,000
(all surfers who are eliminated in round 3)

25th $11,000
(all surfers who are eliminated in round 2)
How an ASP Elite Level
Event Works:

An ASP World Tour event consists of five rounds (two of them non-elimination), followed by quarter finals, semi-finals, and the final.

Round 1 (non-elimination): 34 seeds, 2 wildcards. Surfers are seeded into 12 x 3-man heats. The winner advances to round 3, 2nd & 3rd are re-seeded in round 2.

Round 2: 12 x 2-man heats. 1st advances to round 3, 2nd is eliminated.

Round 3: 12 x 2-man heats. 1st advances to round 4, 2nd is eliminated.

Round 4: (non-elimination): 4 x 3-man heats. 1st advances to the quarters, 2nd & 3rd re-seeded into round 5.

Round 5: 4 x 2-man heats. 1st advances to quarters, 2nd is eliminated.

Quarter Finals: 4 x 2-man heats. 1st advances to semis, 2nd is eliminated.

Semi-Finals: 2 x 2-man heats. 1st advances to final, 2nd is eliminated.

Final: man-on-man battle for title.

The event champion will have surfed a minimum of 6 times, but possibly as many as 8 times.

Questions & Answers:
Things you may bring into the Festival site

Blankets, sheets, towels Baby strollers Baby food Skateboards Regular non-framed backpacks Binoculars Empty thermos or canteen Personal recording devices (flip cameras, personal cameras, mobile phones, etc)

Things you may NOT bring into the Festival site

Weapons of any kind Fireworks or explosives of any kind Large backpacks (framed, hiking backpacks, Camel Packs) Glass containers or aerosol cans (including sunscreen in aerosol cans) Outside food or beverage (including alcohol) Scooters or any motorized vehicle Bicycles Surfboards Carts, tents or chairs of any kind (beach only) Coolers Pets (with the exception of service animals) Professional recording (Photo, video, audio) equipment (no detachable lenses, tripods, or commercial equipment) Air Horns Gas canisters of any size Megaphones Portable laser equipment, laser pointers or strobe lights Illegal drugs, narcotics or drug paraphernalia Unauthorized solicitation, handbills, giveaways, stickers, sampling, etc

Safety

Crime — Car keys, cash, credit cards, mobile phones, wallets, purses and other valuable items should be kept with you at all times. We are not responsible for any property left in, on, or around the Festival grounds.

Crowd Surfing — Moshing, crowd surfing and/or stage diving is not permitted. Anyone participating in these acts is subject to ejection. If it is believed you were pushed over for safety reasons, you will be escorted by a security member around the Stage and let back inside the patron area.

Drugs — Illegal substances, drugs and drug paraphernalia are prohibited on-site. If caught with any illegal substances, you will be escorted out of the site and possibly be handed over to law enforcement.

Eviction Policy — Unacceptable behavior that can lead to eviction includes, but is not limited to: illegal activity, offensive behavior, throwing objects in the direction of people, encouraging others to behave badly by incitement, preventing our security or emergency services reacting to a situation and taking or stealing a person’s personal belongings

Americans with Disabilities Act Information — The Quiksilver Pro-New York is accessible to all guests with disabilities. All public restroom areas are accessible to our patrons with disabilities along with a selection of ADA certified portable restrooms. The Festival Site is a General Admission area and is a natural sand and street surface area. Any other questions please contact the Quiksilver Pro – New York help desk at (516)393–8187.

Lost Property — All lost keys, bags/purses, cameras and any other items will be sent to the Lost and Found office. Please call the office (516)393–8187 should you have a lost item.

What is the Quiksilver Pro New York?

The Quiksilver Pro New York is the first major professional surfing tournament to be held by the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) on the East Coast of the United States. It will offer the largest prize purse of any professional surfing tournament, $1,000,000.

Where is the event going to take place?

The main surf site (Surf Zone) will be on National Boulevard beach just west of Lifeguard Headquarters. Additional surfing sites may be used at Lincoln Boulevard and Pacific Boulevard beaches. Prior to the event, a section of National Boulevard beach will be closed to set up the judging area. The second site is a festival with interactive activities for children of all ages, and it will be located adjacent to the boardwalk between Edwards and Long Beach Boulevards.

When is the event taking place?

There is a 15-day window for the surfing portion of this event from September 1st – September 15th inclusive of the trials leading into the championship event. The length of the period is to allow for the best waves possible and to account for days when there are no waves. The festival will end on September 11th.

What happens at the Festival?

The Festival will feature music, fashion, food & beverage, and BMX & Skate demos at a temporary skate park. It will be open from Saturday, September 3rd to Sunday, September 11th.

Festival Hours

Weekends and Labor Day – 9am to 9pm
Weekdays – 11am to 8pm
Weekday activities and concerts at the Festival will begin at 3pm

Will there be food and beverage vendors at the Festival?

The Festival will feature all types of food & beverages.

How much surfing will actually take place at National Boulevard Beach?

There is a need for four full days (or eight half days) of competitive surf for the event to go through all stages to the finals. The days and times of the surfing competition will be determined each morning by the Association of Surfing Professionals and are dependent on weather and surf conditions. Additional surfing events will take place, including expression sessions, the police and fire games, and more. Please visit the quiksilverpro.com for competition times.

Who is surfing in the Pro event?

The Quiksilver Pro New York is an invitational tournament. Top surfing professionals from around the world have been invited to participate. Kelly Slater, ten-time ASP Champion, will be among those participating. He is to surfing what Michael Jordan is to basketball.

Are there beach or event related fees?

Beach fees are collected through Labor Day, Monday, September 5th until 6pm, when the Beach Park officially closes for the season. Through and including September 5th, a daily pass is $12 and an Economy Pass is $80 which allows 10 admissions. There is no charge to attend the Quiksilver Pro New York Festival.

How many visitors to our City do we anticipate?

Since this is the first time the City is undertaking an event of this scale, we can only compare similar types of events that have been presented on Long Island. For example, the Great South Bay Festival in Patchogue hosts approximately 20,000 guests every day during their three-day music and arts festival. For a comparison, on a normal holiday weekend, we would typically have approximately 50,000 beachgoers on average. Long Beach can expect about the same amount of visitors to the Quiksilver Pro, although we anticipate that the crowds will ebb and flow through both sites and over the period of two weeks.

How do we get to the event?

If you are coming from out of town, the LIRR brings you directly into the Long Beach station, which is a short six-minute walk to the beach. If you live in Long Beach, we recommend that you walk, ride your bicycle, or use our local bus system. Long Island Bus also provides transportation into Long Beach. Schedules are available online at www.mta.info/lirr and www.mta.info/libus.

If we drive, where do we park?

There will be no event parking in Long Beach. The ideal spot to park will be at Jones Beach West End Beach #2 where direct shuttle bus service will get you in and out of the Festival and Surf Zone each day. Limited parking will be available in the municipal parking area at the LIRR Station on Park Avenue. Please contact the LBPD for handicap parking information.

There will be some resident-only parking restrictions from Magnolia Boulevard to Monroe Boulevard, south of Park Avenue. Detailed information is available online at www.longbeachny.org/cityclerk. You will may also visit the City Clerk’s office in City Hall to find out how to obtain a temporary permit.

What about traffic congestion?

The Long Beach Police Department is working closely with the Nassau County Police Department and the NY State Department of Transportation to minimize traffic congestion. The goal of the City and the event organizers is to cause as little disruption as possible to our roads. There may be some parking restrictions and/or detours during the two-week period. It is strongly recommended that you park at Jones Beach if you are visiting Long Beach for this event.

How will we find out about these changes?

Please visit the City’s official web site (longbeachny.org), the LBPD web site (lbny.com), as well as our Facebook pages (facebook.com/longbeachnewyork, facebook.com/longbeachpd) and Twitter pages (twitter.com/longbeach11561, twitter.com/longbeachpd) for up-to-date information. If you live in the neighborhood of the Surf Zone you may receive special notifications via Swift911 (to register for Swift911 log on to longbeachny.org and click on the Swift911 logo).

Is the City prepared for emergency situations?

The City Police and Fire Departments and our emergency ambulance service will continue to provide assistance in the event of an emergency situation. In the event of a dangerous weather or water condition, the competition and activities could be postponed or canceled. The City will post notifications as quickly as possible on our website, Facebook, Twitter, and via Swift911.

Are there any guidelines I need to follow while at the Beach Park?

Yes, please note the Rules of the Beach and Beach Safety information.

Rules of the Beach & Boardwalk Alcohol on the beach or boardwalk is prohibited Cooking, grills, bonfires, and fireworks are prohibited on the beach and boardwalk Camping or sleeping on our beaches is prohibited Animals are prohibited on beach and boardwalk Swim only when a lifeguard is on duty – never swim alone The Beach Park officially closes at the end of day, Monday, September 5 For a complete list of guidelines and safety issues, visit our website. The above rules will be strictly enforced, with the City reserving the right to deny entry or remove anyone from the beach and boardwalk in violation of these rules.

Where can I get accommodations for the event?

Visit the LI Convention & Visitors Bureau (discoverlongisland.com) for information about nearby accommodations. The Allegria Hotel in Long Beach will not be available during the two-week event because it is at full occupancy.

What about camping?

City Code prohibits overnight camping and sleeping on our beaches. Additionally, sleeping in campers or cars on our streets is also prohibited. The LBPD will rigorously enforce the code during the two-week event. Nearby Nickerson Beach Park offers camping accommodations. Call 516-571-7701 for information.

School is back in session for most of the two weeks. Will event activities conflict with school schedules?

As stated above, weekday Festival events will begin after 3pm and end promptly at 8pm.

Is this a televised event?

Yes. The surf tournament will be televised on the MSG network. Check your local listings closer to the event for specific times and dates. All ASP events are also webcast live on quiksilverpro.com.

What about other scheduled events – will they still go on?

There are many other events on our beaches and boardwalk that will take place during the Quiksilver Pro: The 5-Mile McAvoy Run – Labor Day, September 5th – This race start has been changed from the boardwalk to the Recreation Center The 9th Annual Long Beach Library Jazz Festival will take place from September 15th–18th Freedom Flight 911, a kite exhibition honoring the fallen of 9/11/01 will take place at Riverside Boulevard beach on Saturday, September 10th The Spirit Regatta will take place off National Boulevard beach on September 10th Michelle O’Neill Volleyball will take place on Saturday, September 10th at Grand Boulevard beach The Long Beach Fire Department will hold a September 11th Memorial at Lafayette Boulevard and West Park Surfer’s Way, teaching children with autism to surf, takes place Sunday, September 11th The City will keep the community updated on nearby events and activities, such as the San Gennaro Feast in Island Park (September 8th, 9th, 10th, & 11th) and the Town of Hempstead Triathlon in Pt. Lookout (September 10th).

About Quiksilver

Quiksilver, Inc. is the world’s leading outdoor sports lifestyle company, which designs, produces, and distributes a diversified mix of branded apparel, footwear, accessories, snowboards, and related products. The Company’s brands represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people that connect with its board-riding culture and heritage.

About ASP

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the governing body of professional surfing. Crowning surfing’s undisputed world champions since 1976 and dedicated to showcasing the world’s best surfing talent in a variety of progressive formats, ASP has revolutionized the way the world watches surfing via their webcasts. The organization is divided into seven different regions: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, North America, and South America.

Quiksilver Waterman Wall Street Challenge
August 18, 2011 09:00:00

The Quiksilver Waterman’s Wall Street Challenge is a team format. Surf with one of Quiksilver’s elite professional athletes and have a chance to be the best surf team on Wall St.

Quiksilver Pro athletes will be captains of Wall Street teams. The pros will pick names out of a hat until the 4 person squad is chosen. Each team will surf together for 20 minutes, all waves ridden will be scored and totaled. Each team surfs twice and the 2 teams with the highest combined scores will compete in the final to become the Quiksilver Waterman’s Wall Street Challenge Champion.

Date:
Saturday Sept. 3rd, 9am or depending on trials dates/times

Location:
Main Surf Site @ National Blvd.

The Quiksilver Waterman Waterman’s Wall Street Challenge is an INVITE ONLY event.

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June 23rd, 2011

Quiksilver USA Championships Photos From Wednesday June 22 2011

Images are now live at TW Surf from Jack English of today’s surfing event of the Quiksilver USA Championships at Lower Trestles.