- 14 May 2010 | Surfing
World champion surfers Shaun Tomson and Peter ‘PT’ Townend join Project Save Our Surf founder/actress Tanna Frederick when they co-host the Third Annual Project SOS: SURF 24, a 24-hour surfathon to benefit Surfrider Foundation, Heal The Bay and Inside the Outdoors.
Celebrity surfers include Sam Trammell (True Blood), Dylan Bruno (Numb3rs), Jesse Spencer (House), Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints), Chad Lowe (24), Ingo Rademacher (General Hospital), Michael Munoz (Amazing Race), Eric Balfour (24), Brandon Boyd (Incubus), David Chokachi (Beyond the Break), Gregory Harrison (Trapper John, MD), Chris Bruno (Dead Zone), Pat Parnell (Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit) and Kathy Zuckerman (Gidget).
Surf luminaries participating include James Pribram, Matt Beacham, Mary Osborne, Angie Reno and Jon Rose (more names to be added.)
WHAT: Recreational surfers will be joined by pro surfers and celebrities from TV and film as they compete to put up the best wave each hour from 12 noon Saturday, June 19th to 12 noon Sunday, June20th. One surfer will receive the “SURF 24 Surfer of the Year” trophy.
On June 19th, opening ceremonies begin at 11:30 am with beach daytime events for the whole family including live music from 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Human Lab, ACIDIC and Common Sense), mural painting with Joanne “Art Miles” Tawfilis, guest speakers including Ed Begley Jr., food and beverage, volleyball, yoga and eco-friendly vendors.
At 8:30 pm a surf-film program on the Pier Plaza will feature special appearances from the creators of “The Cove.” At 10:30 pm, registered surfers are invited to stay for screening on the sand of “North Shore” and other surf-related films.
On June 20th, there will be a beach breakfast at 8 am (by donation), silent and live auctions and the presentation of the "Friends of the Ocean" award ceremony prior to closing ceremonies.
WHEN: 11 am on Saturday, June 19th - 12 noon on Sunday, June 20th
WHERE: Southside Huntington Beach Pier, Huntington Beach, CA
WHY: Project SOS: SURF 24 coincides with International Surfing, which was established by Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine to celebrate the sport of surfing and to promote clean water and clean ocean.
- 13 May 2010 | Surfing
Hawaii's 2010 state champions of surfing have been decided, following the three-day Hard Rock Cafe Skull Candy State Championships at Ala Moana Bowls, presented by the Hawaii Surfing Association (HSA). The state championships are the culmination of the regional Hard Rock Cafe Surf Series and determine Hawaii's team that will compete in the US National Championships in California next month.
The HSA has been delivering champions for over 40 years, including some of the most famous names in surfing: Derek and Michael Ho, Eddie and Clyde Aikau, Gerry Lopez, Tony Moniz, Andy and Bruce Irons, and the list still grows today.
- 13 May 2010 | Surfing
The tenth and final stop of the 2009-10 Southwest Conference Open Season wrapped up at Huntington Beach Pier on May 1-2 in fun and rippable chest high peaks. Reigning West Coast Champion Luke Davis from Capo Beach, showed his savvy of HB Pier’s peaks and infamous reform sections as if it was his own home break.
Recently coming off a big runner-up performance at the ASP Pro Junior at the pier a few weeks ago, Davis surfed the southside lineup sticking blow-tails and lightning quick air reverses with beautiful technique and form. The win was his second of the season and now he will turn his focus on defending his Regional title with the West Coast Championships coming up May 19-23 at HB Pier.