- 11 November 2009 | Surfing
The Rip Curl Girls Go Surfing Day dates have been officially announced and will run on the weekend of November 28-29 at over 60 beaches around Australia.
Now in its 19th year of operation the national event is a huge weekend on the surfing calendar, and provides an opportunity for females to take part in a professional surf lesson in the lead-up to summer.
Two-time ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore is an enthusiastic ambassador for the program that endorses surfing as a healthy, fun and rewarding way to keep fit for girls of all ages.
“Rip Curl’s Girls Go Surfing Day is a really positive program, it’s important for raising awareness of female surfing and getting girls in the water!” said Gilmore.
“It’s also a good chance for you to have a fun day at the beach with your mates and to hit the surf in a safe environment!” continued Gilmore.
- 11 November 2009 | Surfing
The International Surfing Association (ISA), the World Governing Authority for Surfing, is now accepting applications for the 2010 ISA Individual Scholarship Program. The ISA aims to award more than forty scholarships to junior surfers around the world.
The Scholarship Program is open to all junior surfers, ages 18 and under. Applicants must prove financial need, be enrolled in school with good standing, and be an inspirational role model to the surfing community.
The ISA Individual Scholarship Program's main objective is to provide financial support in order to facilitate an experience in surfing while encouraging the importance of education. The money must be used to travel to surf contests, buy new surfing equipment, or to foster the junior surfer's education.
The program offers added incentive for national surfing federations to send teams to ISA events, furthering the reach of surfing, as scholarship recipients use the experience to become better surfers, potential national champions and even possibly, world champions - all while continuing with their education.
Two thousand and ten will be the fourth year of the ISA Individual Scholarship Program. In 2009, forty surfers from Africa, Australasia, the Americas and Europe received financial aid and surfing equipment to keep developing their surfing and educational skills. All 40-scholarship recipients are great students, surfers and inspirational role models for their countries and the entire surfing tribe.
- 10 November 2009 | Surfing
The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink makes history today, announcing the Triple Crown - Triple Threat bonus purse that makes this prestigious Hawaiian series the first $1,000,000 stop on the Association of Surfing Professionals Dream Tour. More than 150 surfers from 17 nations have a crack at the loot as the series kicks off this Thursday, November 12, at Haleiwa on Oahu's North Shore.
Vans is very proud to announce that the Triple Crown - Triple Threat will award $50,000 to the men's Triple Crown series champion, an extra $50,000 for the Billabong Pipeline Masters winner, a $50,000 bonus to the ASP's men's world champion, and a $25,000 bonus to the women's Triple Crown champion. The $175,000 Triple Threat is in addition to the existing $825,000 in event prize money, making for a $1million total purse.
The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing will culminate with the final battle for the 2009 ASP world title at the Billabong Pipeline Masters, December 8-20. Not since 2006 and the world title battle between Kelly Slater (Florida) and Andy Irons (Hawaii), has there been such a climax to the showdown. This year it will be between Australians Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning, and on that final day, it is possible that one surfer could walk away with a record $230,000.