Gerry Lopez: surfer, actor, shaper, journalist and executive

The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) and Board Retailers Association (BRA) are proud to announce an all-star lineup of pro athletes and surf legends to speak at Surf Summit 13. Gerry Lopez will be opening the conference with a keynote address moderated by Randy Rarick, and Martin Potter, Greg Long, Pat Gudauskas and Tanner Gudauskas will be drawing the event to a close as the featured speakers during the Closing Ceremonies.

“We are more than thrilled about our newest addition of Gerry, Pottz, Greg, and the Gudauskas brothers as speakers for Surf Summit 13 down in Cabo,” said Doug Palladini, SIMA President and VP of Marketing of Vans. “What could be more inspiring than to hear directly from the athletes that are the passion and drive behind our businesses?”

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Boardheads: a movie for all watermen

"BoardHeads" will make it's premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival, Sunday, April 25, at 1:30pm. "BoardHeads" is a feature length documentary on the fascinating cultures of boardriders around the world, and how we're all connected.

Not only surfers, but skateboarders, snowboarders, windsurfers, wakeboarders and kitesurfers... anyone riding any board on every conceivable surface is a BoardHead! We all share the stoke of boardriding and that's what makes us a Global Tribe. Even bodyboarders, sandboarders, skimboarders, skysurfers and gamers are part of the clan.

"BoardHeads" features real world shredders and action sports superstars including Kelly Slater, Greg Noll, Tony Hawk, Shaun White, Robby Naish, Kevin Langeree and Shaun Tomson. Its been filmed in DV and Hi-Def over the last six years at hot spots around the world: Hawaii, Aruba, California, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, New Zealand, Italy, France, Switzerland, Dominican Republic, Bonaire and many more awesome locations thanks to the help of a global team of shooters.

"BoardHeads" is designed to be inclusive - I've not only interviewed professionals, but typical riders around the world as well. In addition to exploring their passions for boards, we discussed common bonds that all boarders share: Families, Relationships, Dangers, Spirituality, Travel, Vehicles and Lessons. These topics, combined with lots of great action and music, make "BoardHeads" entertaining, exciting and inspiring.

While making "BoardHeads" I've met amazing people and been to awesome places, and one of the things I started noticing almost everywhere is the way boardheads "Share the Stoke" with others.

South African kids taken off the street by learning to surf; windsurfers building a rig to take out their paralyzed friend; surfers taking autistic children out in the waves; and seeing people without an arm or leg who still get out there and ride boards...these inspiring stories have become the heart of "BoardHeads."

In the spirit of sharing the stoke, proceeds from "BoardHeads" will be shared with charities like Surfer's Healing and the Surfrider Foundation.

Source: BoardHeads

Canelle Bulard: surfing in junior waves

Cannelle Bulard (REU) won the ASP Grade-1 Breti’ Girls Pro Junior today at the famous reef break of La Sauzaie in the town of Bretignolles-Sur-Mer, France. Bulard, who finished atop a four-woman final to claim the 2010 ASP European Women’s Junior season opener, was the best throughout a short nonetheless intense day of competition grabbing the regional ratings’ lead.

Bulard, who had to battle on her backhand in the small waves on offer, stepped-up to take the lead early in the 35-minute decider thanks to the two best waves of the final battle.

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