Pipe's all the way to the end

Wow what an exciting end to the WCT, with Fanning needing a semi final finish and Slater needing to win the thing to be world champs. It meant every round had everyone on the edge of their seat. Between Fannings unbelievable knack of pulling the scores he needed with a minite to go, and Kellys domination of every heat he was in made it feel like it could go either way.

Be sure to watch the highlights here

Bells Beach Boil Over

Nat Young
Carissa Moore

Talk about exciting the brazillians and rookies stepped up this year at bells to push out the big guns early. It kept us on th eedge of our seats the whole event. Stoked to see Nat Young shredding on his backhand, but De Souza tore through to take out the final. With waves from big and stormy to nice and clean, it was epic out there. The Girls were tearing it up with some of the best surfing we have ever seen, Carissa Moore taking it out.

see the full details and heat recaps here

Aotearoa Surf Festival in Chch April 17th

We are stoked to be supporting this celebration of surf cinema and the art of wave riding in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The O'Neill Aotearoa Surf Film Festival is the first dedicated surf film competition in New Zealand and will run in true kiwi style, taking a curated selection of international surf feature films, documentaries and short films on a summer roadtrip to coastal towns celebrating the best of surf culture, surf cinema and our connection with the environment.

Ricardo Christie 3rd at Breaka Burleigh Pro

Ricardo Christie was a standout at the event racing into the Semi Finals of The Breaka Burleigh Pro, ending up finishing the event in equal third place. Despite his blistering form throughout the early rounds of the event, Christie was unable to replicate the same high scores he'd found earlier in the event, while surfing against Adam Melling in the first Semifinal who had a 18+ score in the semi..

Breaka Burleigh Pro Men's Final

John John 3x Volcom Pipe Pro Champ!

John John 3x Volcom Pipe Pro Champ!

Everyone knows young Mr Florence is an absolute charger in the big stuff, especially Hawaii and hes proved it once again! For a lot of people this event just snuck under the radar, but for those pipe frothers like us, the footage from this years Volcom pro was amazing. With a four man heat format, it makes for some good old husslin, and rampant wave action. Be sure to check out the footage...

Portugal pro fish toobes

rip curl pro portugal fish barrel

Theres been some entertaining ASP action lately, with the Quiky Pro France providing insane beachie tubes and next level surfing. Now Portugal has shown some fun tubes too.. and has also provided some footage i have never seen ever! Damien Hobgood in the sweet little forhand tube, had 3 or 4 fish jumping through the tube in front of him.. chandellaring if you will. It makes for some entertaining viewing.

It looks like there is some solid swell on the way to Portugal for the final rounds, so hopefully it all falls together for some pumping surf..

Fanning wins at perfect chopes

In barreling immaculate four-to-six foot waves at Teahupo’o, Fanning made an exciting come from behind win to clip good mate Parko at the post.

Should Surfing be in the Olympics?

Although surfing may have already missed out on its chance for the 2020 Olympics, (the ISA announced in July surfing did not make the Olympic committee short list) would you be stoked if it could be there.

Last week, while the rest of the world watched Olympic games in England, a few 100,000 surfing fans were watching live feed from the Nike U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California. If it were an Olympic event, that number would be in the millions. Even so, it was a fun event to watch. It had as much drama and human interest as any Olympic game.

Kiwis doing well on world surf stage

Paige Hareb
Jay Quinn

Its been action plus on the international surf scene lately, and while its cold an quiet here, our kiwi surfers overseas have been charging hard on the comp circuit.

Paige Hareb, is sitting 10th on the Womens WCT, and 6th on the World Standings, with her last result coming from France with a 9th placing, after ripping earlier in the event.

Last Chance to Enter Queens Birthday Kaikoura Cold Water Classic

Its that time of the year again, the water is chilling down and the action is heating up in Kaikoura for the Cold Water Cassic. Its your last chance to enter the comp with all entries having to be in by end of day wednesday the 30th May... you can download an entry form here

Theres no Jnr girls at this stage, so if your keen for a division at the Whale Watch Kaikoura Surf Classic give Matt a call 03 319 67 85 or TXT 0274 933 840..

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