Welcome to the plateau. It's where we gather to watch Yago Dora soar above our heads.
These are the fortunate few. Many epic sessions have fallen by the wayside, victims to our ruthless monthly culls, but the results are wondrous to behold.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Monday, September 1, 2008) – The Inaugural Vans El Ponto Loco pres. by Sun Diego will be held at Ponto beach in Carlsbad, California from September 3-6, 2008.
Jersey surf skate and lifestyle company, Little Green Rock, unveils their proof of concept bamboo and carbon fibre surfboard.
RICEIRA, Portugal (Sunday, August 31, 2008) - Phillip MacDonald (Sydney, AUS), 29, claimed the ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star Buondi Billabong Pro today in tricky two foot (0.5 meter) waves at the event's back-up venue of Piedra Blanca clinching 2500 ratingspoints after defeating Patrick Gudauskas (Ca, USA) in a nerve testing final where ten waves only were surfed. MacDonald, who jumps from No. 31 to 14 on the ASP WQS international ratings, will now be looking forward to requalifying for the ASP World Tour.
SEA ISLE CITY, New Jersey (Saturday, August 30, 2008) Cory Arrambide (Ventura, CA), 19, claimed his second Oakley Pro Junior presented by Heritage Surf and Sport title today. Arrambide beat local surfer Rob Kelly (Ocean City, NJ), 18, Nat Young (Santa Cruz, CA), 17, and Trevor Saunders (San Clemente, CA), 18, in improved two-to-three foot (1 metre) conditions this afternoon in Sea Isle City, New Jersey.
ERICEIRA, Portugal (Saturday, August 30, 2008) ? It was a tricky day for the remaining ASP WQS 6-Star Buondi Billabong Pro competitors as the swell had ped to two foot (0.5 meter) during the night but proceedings got underway at 8 AM and some exciting action took place once again.
ERICEIRA, Portugal (Friday, August 29, 2008) From the fourty-eight men who paddled out this morning, sixteen only managed to get through to Round 5 today and remain in contention for the ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) Buondi Billabong Pro Portugal, local hero and ASP World Tour rookie Tiago Pires (PRT) failing in Round 4 despite another massive support from the crowd.
SEIGNOSSE, France (Friday, August 29, 2008) – Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 20, reigning ASP Women’s World Champion, has claimed the 2008 Rip Curl Pro Mademoiselle title, defeating fellow finalist Layne Beachley (AUS), 36, in clean two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Les Bourdaines in Seignosse, and regaining the ratings lead in the hunt for the 2008 ASP Women’s World Title.