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Damaged Goods Zine Issue 3 released!

19th Apr 2013

Damaged Goods Zine is an independent, New Zealand, surf-culture magazine. After a solid success and popularity of their first and second issues, issue 3 has been released and they have not disappointed, producing a stunning publication, with writing and outstanding photography tuned to the most discerning critic and surf enthusiast

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30 years of the Van's Triple Crown of Surfing

12th Apr 2013

Second to only the world title, the Van's Triple Crown of Surfing is regarded as one of the biggest prize's in surfing. With the competitions 30 year anniversary celebrated last year, Van's take a look back at some of the competitions history, and most memorable moments over 6 individual instalments...

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The success of FCS at the Rip Curl Pro Bells 2013

2nd Apr 2013

Adriano De Souza has made history by becoming the first Brazilian male surfer to win the prestigious Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, Victoria. In what was a truly polished performance, Adriano consistently posted scores in the excellent range riding a 5’11” DHD surfboard and FCS PG-5 Carbon fins, eventually defeating Californian, and fellow FCS team rider, Nat Young in the final.

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Jordy Smith explores the surfboard connection

23rd Mar 2013

Did you know Jordy shaped his own board and rode it for two years? Did you also know that it probably sucked (according to his own admission)? This clip catches up with Jordy as he approaches the first event of the year at Snapper Rocks and the 2013 season and he sits down and goes over all things to do with his surfboards, both present and past.

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Sean Peggs claim's Rip Curl Raglan Pro title, earn's Padang Cup invitation!

19th Mar 2013

Young Tairua surfer Sean Peggs has walked away with the best 23rdbirthday present today (Sunday 17th March) claiming the Rip Curl Pro title at Ruapuke Beach south of Raglan.

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Billy grabs second cover in 2 weeks!

8th Mar 2013

Hughes teamrider Billy Stairmand has gone and landed his second cover in 2 weeks! This time round, Billy features on the first page of New Zealand Surfing Magazines 150th issue. The photo was taken at his home break of Manu Bay by NZSM senior photographer Cory Scott riding his Hughes Surfboards ZORKN (soon to be released) prototype. For a full run down of the issue, see below.

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Surfing's stars shine at World Surfing Awards

1st Mar 2013

The world’s best surfers congregated last night at the QT Hotel in Surfers Paradise to celebrate the 2013 ASP World Surfing Awards, officially crowning last year’s ASP World Champions and welcoming in the new year.
Joel Parkinson (AUS), 31, long considered to be a threat to the ASP World Title ever since his inception amongst the world’s elite over a decade ago, was awarded his maiden crown last night. Amidst a capacity crowd of the world’s best surfers and hometown supporters, the Gold Coast stalwart brought the house down with a heartfelt and emotional speech.

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Oakley Dispatch : Foster

1st Mar 2013

The Oakley surf team gather in Foster, Australia for some team training and contest preperation during the Australian leg of the ASP WQS season.

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Dredging taking tubes from Whangamata Bar

28th Feb 2013

After independently monitoring The Bar under the guidance of surveyors and coastal process scientists, local members of Surfbreak Protection Society and WBA believe there is a correlation between the deterioration of the waves and the periodic dredging of the access channel brought about by the opening of the Whangamata Marina in 2009. The WRC and the Whangamata Marina Society think differently and say there is no evidence to support the surfers claims.

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Joel Parkinson's road to the 2012 ASP World Title

26th Feb 2013

In 2012 Gold Coast surfer Joel Parkinson fulfilled his life long goal and was crowned the ASP World Champion. The below video was made as part of a digital magazine to celebrate Joel Parkinson's maiden ASP World Title. A collection of clips that featuring online, including interviews from Billabong founder Gordon Merchant, and close friends and family, have been strung together for your viewing pleasure.

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Billy on the cover of KSM #134!

25th Feb 2013

Billy Stairmand has got himself on the cover of KSM (Kiwi Surf) issue #134, riding hig custom made EPS Futurelite Gherkin. The photo was shot by Oakley senior photographer Russ Hennings on location in Hawaii over the most recient season. Inside you will find a full 8 page feature on Billy, tsalking about subjects such as his year ahead on the road, his current career highlights, his relationships with sponsors, as well as his favourite boy band's and why he still has no licence.

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Rip Curl Flash Bomb wins SIMA Wetsuit of the Year Award

11th Feb 2013

The Best Just Got Better. Rip Curl's extremely honored and humbled to win the 2012 SIMA Image Awards' "Wetsuit of the Year" for the Flash Bomb for the second consecutive year. The awards took place this past February 7 at The Grove Theater in Anaheim, California.

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Hurley Phantom wins SIMA Boardshort of the Year Award

10th Feb 2013

Hurley has taken home its unprecedented fifth consecutive SIMA Boardshort of the Year Award as announced at the SIMA Image Awards on February 7, 2013 at The Grove in Anaheim, Calif.

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Oakley Pro Bali Joins 2013 ASP World Championship Tour

5th Feb 2013

ASP International is pleased to announce the sanctioning of the Oakley Pro Bali at Keramas as an ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) license for 2013. The event will be the fifth of 10 events on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour and the first elite tour event in Indonesia since the Rip Curl Pro Search in 2008.

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Garrett McNamara, the world's first 100ft wave?

1st Feb 2013

It is believed Garrett McNamara may have again broken the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave ever surfed. Authorities are waiting for an impartial analysis on the wave-height...

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