Billabong ASP World Junior Championships: Day 1

posted by / News / January 3, 2009

NORTH NARRABEEN, Australia (Saturday, January 3, 2009) – The Billabong ASP World Junior Championships got underway this morning in three-to-four […]

All In: Joel Parkinson Interview

posted by / News / January 2, 2009

When is Joel Parkinson – the smoothest surfer on tour – going to win a world title?

Point Broked

posted by / News / January 1, 2009

If you want the ultimate thrill, you’ve got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. This much we know, […]

Kustom Air Strike Week In Review

posted by / News / January 1, 2009

This week’s Kustom Airstrike entry is Pat Gudauskas’s flip in the Maldives. Look for Pat to log in a few […]

Resolution Theory

posted by / News / December 31, 2008

Rasta pigdog at Kandui Lose 20 pounds. Learn Spanish. Get out of debt. No one keeps New Years resolutions. And […]

Month Of The Shaper: The Lost Files Part 1

posted by / News / December 30, 2008

Editor’s Note: As most of you know, we ran a series of shaper interviews last month coinciding with our annual […]

The Top 9 Headlines Of 2008

posted by / News / December 27, 2008

Nine!? Why Nine? Aren’t these annual wrap-ups always even numbers—5, 10, possibly 20? Either that or “12 and 5/8 Reasons […]

Review: The Rip Curl H-Bomb

posted by / News / December 24, 2008

I remember surfing in the dead of winter 20 years ago, as my bros and I shivered in our neon-colored […]

Kustom Air Strike Week In Review

posted by / News / December 23, 2008

Welcome to the Kustom Air Strike Week in Review. The mission is simple: To highlight one front-runner a week until […]

Maverick’s 2009 Surf Contest Is Back On

posted by / News / December 23, 2008

Well, thanks to Jim Beam Bourbon we’ll get to watch the world’s best throw themselves over the ledge and into […]

The Good The Bad And The Ugly

posted by / News / December 22, 2008

We know, we know. Surf-First asks a whole lot of questions. It makes your brain hurt to remember all that. […]

Stephanie Gilmore wins the 2008 Billabong Pro Maui & Triple Crown

posted by / News / December 19, 2008

Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 20, newly-crowned two-time ASP Women’s World Champion, defeated Melanie Bartels (HAW), 26, to claim the her second […]

Trestles Saved

posted by / News / December 18, 2008

Really, two bottles of champagne just doesn’t seem enough for such a victory. But for Surfrider’s Marketing and Communications Director […]

A Bugs Eye View

posted by / News / December 18, 2008

A simply outstanding series of events that made up the {{{Vans}}} Triple Crown of Surfing. Of course, with the Billabong […]

WQS Update With Al Hunt

posted by / News / December 15, 2008

Congratulations to everyone that achieved their goals on the men’s, women’s and longboard tours in either the ASP Dream Tour […]

North Shore Couch Tour Update

posted by / News / December 15, 2008

It’s 4:40 on a sleepy Sunday afternoon on the North Shore and I’m sitting in the hallway again. It’s a […]

2009 Shaper Of The Year: Tom Wegener

posted by / News / December 14, 2008

Visiting and getting to interview Tom Wegener was a true pleasure. For the article in SURFING’s Surfboard’s Issue, I wrote […]

Kelly Slater wins the 2008 Billabong Pipeline Masters

posted by / News / December 12, 2008

CONDITIONS: Willy Wonka’s 8-foot chocolate shack factoryHEATS HELD: Round 4 to the finalsNATURE’S CALL: Time for some crowd control. Rain […]

2008 Billabong Pipeline Masters Day 2

posted by / News / December 11, 2008

The North Shore smells like charcoal right now as BBQ’s up and down the seven-mile miracle fire up. After another […]

The Roundtable

posted by / News / December 11, 2008

While you were playing Guitar Hero in between sessions —or punching your time card and hating your job — few […]