Third Consecutive Lay Day for Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Tuesday, February 28, 2011) – The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast have entered into their third, consecutive lay days today with only small, uncontestable surf on offer this morning at Snapper Rocks.

Stop No. 1 on the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast completed their respective opening rounds of competition on Saturday, and will wait for conditions to improve before recommencing.

“Groundhog day again on the Gold Coast and we’ve called competition off for the day,” Rich Porta, ASP Head Judge, said. “We’re tracking some energy that looks to arrive this coming weekend so that’s a positive. However, we’ll be back tomorrow morning to see if anything has improved.”

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 6:30am to assess conditions for a possible 7:30am start.

When competition resumes, up first will be Bede Durbidge (AUS), 28, up against wildcard Matt Banting (AUS), 16, in the opening men’s heat of Round 2 and Rebecca Woods (AUS), 26, battling Courtney Conlogue (AUS), 18, in the opening women’s heat of Round 2.

Highlights from the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will be available via http://www.quiksilverpro.com

The event will also be broadcast LIVE on free-to-air with One HD.

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: 
Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Matt Banting (AUS)

Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Mitch Crews (AUS)

Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Marc Lacomare (FRA)

Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)

Heat 5: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Cory Lopez (USA)

Heat 6: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Gabe Kling (USA)

Heat 7: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)

Heat 8: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)

Heat 9: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)

Heat 10: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)

Heat 11: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)

Heat 12: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Bobby Martinez (USA)

ROXY PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: 
Rebecca Woods (AUS) vs. Courtney Conlogue (USA)

Heat 2: Paige Hareb (NZL) vs. Pauline Ado (FRA)

Heat 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Sarah Mason (NZL)

Heat 4: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) vs. Claire Bevilacqua (AUS)

Heat 5: Chelsea Hedges (AUS) vs. Alana Blanchard (HAW)

Heat 6: Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS) vs. Laura Enever (AUS)

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Alejo’s West African Journey by SURFING Mag

SAN CLEMENTE, California (Tuesday, March 1, 2011) – Alejo Muniz (BRA), 20, current ASP Dream Tour rookie and the youngest competitor among the Top 34, has emerged as a leader amidst the hotbed of rising South American talent that is currently making noise throughout the surfing world. Before the young Brazilian charged full throttle into his first year on the major leagues, Muniz took a little time to clear his mind and picked the empty lineups of West Africa as his destination of choice. SURFING Magazine recently posted this video of Muniz’s impressive aerial assault on the rippable African lineup. This… is their story…

To see Alejo Muniz’s West African shred sessions check out the video on SURFING Magazine.

More more info on Muniz view his ASP WORLD TOUR PROFILE.

Watch the ASP World Tour rookie compete in Round 2 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast when competition resumes.

Three-Month Holding Period for Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Ends Today

WAIMEA BAY, Oahu/Hawaii, (Monday, February 28, 2011) — The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau, fueled by Monster Energy, officially draws to a close today. The event was poised to run on January 20 this year as thousands of spectators joined competitors at Waimea’s hallowed shoreline, but inconsistent 20-foot surf resulted in a “No Go”. That call drew overwhelming support of the event’s uncompromising standards. ‘The Eddie’ was last held in December of 2009. Since its inception in the winter of 1984/85, it has only been held eight times. We look forward to the official opening ceremony of the 27th annual Eddie on December 1, 2011.

“It has been said many times that it is the year’s we don’t go that make The Eddie so special, and this past winter season proved that,” said George Downing, Contest Director. “When you are standing on the beach at Waimea the atmosphere is electrifying with all who have gathered to see the Bay at its best. The overwhelming support of our call to wait showed how special Eddie’s name and legacy is to people, no matter how much we would all love to see the event go.

“On behalf of the Aikau family, and Quiksilver, I would like to extend a sincere mahalo to the invitees who traveled so far in the hopes that the event would run; to the supporters who joined us at the beach; and to the City & County of Honolulu who worked with us to take safety and preparation to an unprecedented level. The integrity of this event remains intact and is something we can all be very proud of.”

Held in honor of the legendary Hawaiian waterman and first lifeguard at Waimea Bay, Eddie Aikau, The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau, fueled by Monster Energy, is the most prestigious and longest-standing big-wave surfing contest in the world. It is the only big-wave surf contest sanctioned by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), the governing body of professional surfing.

The Invitee list is comprised of 28 of the most skillful and dynamic big-wave surfers from around the world. During the three-month event window, these surfers are on stand-by for that rare day when Waimea Bay truly comes to life, delivering thundering waves in excess of 40-foot faces (20-foot Hawaiian scale).

Competition Called Off for Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast, Swell Approaching

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Wednesday, March 2, 2011) – With the continued absence of suitable swell, event organizers at the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover have called competition off for the fourth consecutive day.

The opening event of the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast have yet to recommence competition since last Saturday, but a promising looking forecast for the end of the waiting period could have the world’s best surfers go out with a bang.

“With no significant swell on offer this morning, we’ve called competition off again,” Rich Porta, ASP Head Judge, said. “It’s unfortunate to have several lay days in a row, but the swell approaching towards the end of the event window is starting to look very promising. This is why we have waiting periods and hopefully we can finish in some solid surf.”

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 6:30am to assess conditions for a possible 7:30am start.

When competition resumes, up first will be Bede Durbidge (AUS), 28, up against wildcard Matt Banting (AUS), 16, in the opening men’s heat of Round 2 and Rebecca Woods (AUS), 26, battling Courtney Conlogue (AUS), 18, in the opening women’s heat of Round 2.

Highlights from the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will be available via http://www.quiksilverpro.com

The event will also be broadcast LIVE on free-to-air with One HD.

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: 
Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Matt Banting (AUS)

Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Mitch Crews (AUS)

Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Marc Lacomare (FRA)

Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)

Heat 5: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Cory Lopez (USA)

Heat 6: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Gabe Kling (USA)

Heat 7: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)

Heat 8: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)

Heat 9: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)

Heat 10: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)

Heat 11: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)

Heat 12: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Bobby Martinez (USA)

ROXY PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1:
 Rebecca Woods (AUS) vs. Courtney Conlogue (USA)

Heat 2: Paige Hareb (NZL) vs. Pauline Ado (FRA)

Heat 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Sarah Mason (NZL)

Heat 4: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) vs. Claire Bevilacqua (AUS)

Heat 5: Chelsea Hedges (AUS) vs. Alana Blanchard (HAW)

Heat 6: Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS) vs. Laura Enever (AUS)

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Lay Day for Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, Snapper Rocks Prepares to Pump

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Thursday, March 3, 2011) – A lay day has been called for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, but the swell projected to hit in the coming days could see the event finish in sensational surf.

The first stop of the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast completed the opening round of competition last Saturday, but have yet to recommence with world-class action.

“We’ve called a lay day for competition today with no real swell on offer,” Rich Porta, ASP Head Judge, said. “We’re monitoring the swell forecast to hit in the next days and it’s shaping up to be something really good. We’ll check back in the morning, but it’s more than likely we won’t recommence until the weekend.”

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 6:30am to assess conditions for a possible 7:30am start.

When competition resumes, up first will be Bede Durbidge (AUS), 28, up against wildcard Matt Banting (AUS), 16, in the opening men’s heat of Round 2 and Rebecca Woods (AUS), 26, battling Courtney Conlogue (AUS), 18, in the opening women’s heat of Round 2.

Highlights from the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will be available via http://www.quiksilverpro.com

The event will also be broadcast LIVE on free-to-air with One HD.

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: 
Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Matt Banting (AUS)

Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Mitch Crews (AUS)

Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Marc Lacomare (FRA)

Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)

Heat 5: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Cory Lopez (USA)

Heat 6: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Gabe Kling (USA)

Heat 7: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)

Heat 8: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)

Heat 9: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)

Heat 10: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)

Heat 11: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)

Heat 12: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Bobby Martinez (USA)

ROXY PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1:
 Rebecca Woods (AUS) vs. Courtney Conlogue (USA)

Heat 2: Paige Hareb (NZL) vs. Pauline Ado (FRA)

Heat 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Sarah Mason (NZL)

Heat 4: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) vs. Claire Bevilacqua (AUS)

Heat 5: Chelsea Hedges (AUS) vs. Alana Blanchard (HAW)

Heat 6: Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS) vs. Laura Enever (AUS)

No Competition for Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Today, Surfers Ready for Big Finish

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Friday, March 4, 2011) – Competition has been called off for today for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover with no contestable surf on offer at the primary venue of Snapper Rocks or the secondary venue of Duranbah.

The opening event of the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast will endure its sixth consecutive lay day today, but with a solid swell approaching in the next 48 hours, surfers and event organizers are exited with the possibility of finishing in excellent conditions.

“As projected, the surf has dropped again today and we’ve called competition off,” Rich Porta, ASP Head Judge, said. “The models continue to look positive for a solid swell arriving in the next day and a half and maintaining through the finish of the waiting period so we’re hopeful that this actually materializes and we get to finish in some solid surf.”

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 6:30am to assess conditions for a possible 7:30am start.

When competition resumes, up first will be Bede Durbidge (AUS), 28, up against wildcard Matt Banting (AUS), 16, in the opening men’s heat of Round 2 and Rebecca Woods (AUS), 26, battling Courtney Conlogue (AUS), 18, in the opening women’s heat of Round 2.

Highlights from the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will be available via http://www.quiksilverpro.com

The event will also be broadcast LIVE on free-to-air with One HD.

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1:
 Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Matt Banting (AUS)

Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Mitch Crews (AUS)

Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Marc Lacomare (FRA)

Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)

Heat 5: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Cory Lopez (USA)

Heat 6: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Gabe Kling (USA)

Heat 7: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)

Heat 8: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)

Heat 9: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)

Heat 10: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)

Heat 11: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)

Heat 12: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Bobby Martinez (USA)



ROXY PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1:
 Rebecca Woods (AUS) vs. Courtney Conlogue (USA)

Heat 2: Paige Hareb (NZL) vs. Pauline Ado (FRA)

Heat 3:
 Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Sarah Mason (NZL)

Heat 4: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) vs. Claire Bevilacqua (AUS)

Heat 5: Chelsea Hedges (AUS) vs. Alana Blanchard (HAW)

Heat 6: Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS) vs. Laura Enever (AUS)

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Roxy Pro Gold Coast Round 4 ON Followed by Quiksilver Pro Round 3

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Monday, March 6, 2011) – The swell has moved slightly East overnight and Snapper Rocks is beginning to take shape with clean three-to-four foot (1.5 metre) waves steaming down the point. The Roxy Pro Gold Coast will commence Round 4 of competition at 8am followed by the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast beginning Round 3 at approximately 10am local time.

The opening events of the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast are moving into the business ends of competition, and with Snapper Rocks projected to fire for the remainder of the window, the world’s best surfers are poised to put on a show for the 2011 kickoff event.

“We have improved conditions this morning with some really nice waves hugging the point,” Richie Porta, ASP International Head Judge said. “We’re in a position now where we need to put in some long days to ensure the completion of both events so we’ll be opening up this morning with the women’s Round 4 at 8am followed immediately by men’s Round 3 at around 10am.

Up first this morning will be the rookie clash between Pauline Ado (FRA), 20, and Tyler Wright (AUS), 16, in the first heat of Round 4.

The Roxy Pro Gold Coast will be webcast LIVE via http://www.roxypro.com.au

When men’s competition resumes, up first will be former two-time ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS), 29, up against progressive islander Dusty Payne (HAW), 22, in the opening heat of Round 3.

The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will be webcast LIVE via http://www.quiksilverpro.com.au

The event will also be broadcast LIVE free-to-air on One HD.

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

ROXY PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 4 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: 
Pauline Ado (FRA) vs. Tyler Wright (AUS)

Heat 2: Laura Enever (AUS) vs. Sofia Mulanovich (PER)

Heat 3: Coco Ho (HAW) vs. Jacqueline Silva (BRA)

Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Courtney Conlogue (USA)

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: 
Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)

Heat 2: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)

Heat 3: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)

Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)

Heat 5: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)

Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Matt Banting (AUS)

Heat 7: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Cory Lopez (USA)

Heat 8: Brett Simpson (AUS) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)

Heat 9: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Daniel Ross (AUS)

Heat 10: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)

Heat 11: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)

Heat 12: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS)

Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast Called ON, Women’s Champ Crowned Today

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Tuesday, March 8, 2011) – The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, the opening events of the 2011 ASP World Title season, have been called on this morning, with Round 4 of the men’s event commencing at the primary venue of Snapper Rocks at 7:30am.

With clean three-foot (1 metre) waves on offer this morning, event organizers have set the following schedule:

— Men’s Round 4

— Women’s Quarterfinals

— Women’s Semifinals

— Women’s Final

— Men’s Round 5

“We want to take advantage of the swell and conditions we have on offer today,” Richie Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We’ll be crowning a women’s champion today and setting ourselves up for a men’s finish tomorrow.”

Up first this morning will be Dusty Payne (HAW), 22, Tiago Pires (PRT), 30, and Adrian Buchan (AUS), 28, in the opening heat of Round 4.

The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will be webcast LIVE via http://www.quiksilverpro.com.au

The event will also be broadcast LIVE free-to-air on One HD.

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 4 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: 
Dusty Payne (HAW), Tiago Pires (PRT), Adrian Buchan (AUS)

Heat 2: Michel Bourez (PYF), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Kelly Slater (USA)

Heat 3: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Brett Simpson (USA), Adriano de Souza (BRA)

Heat 4: Alejo Muniz (BRA), Joel Parkinson (AUS), Taj Burrow (AUS)

ROXY PRO GOLD COAST QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS:

QF 1: 
Silvana Lima (BRA) vs. Tyler Wright (AUS)

QF 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Laura Enever (AUS)

QF 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Coco Ho (HAW)

QF 4: Chelsea Hedges (AUS) vs. Carissa Moore (HAW)

10X ASP World Champ Kelly Slater Claims 46th Elite Tour Win at Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Wednesday, March 9, 2011) – Reigning 10-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 39, has secured his 46th elite tour win today, defeating defending event champion Taj Burrow (AUS), 32, to claim the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover.

The opening event of the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast showcased the incredible depth of talent in the current ASP Top 34, but the victory went to the iconic Floridian.

Slater sprung to life on the final day of competition, posting his top results en route to the Final against Burrow. Slater slowly built upon his scores in his bout against the Australian and his refined strategy proved to be enough to earn the surfing icon the 2011 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast crown.

“I’m having a lot of fun,” Slater said. “It’s pretty easy. You go out and surf Snapper by yourself, it’s pretty fun. To get to surf a contest is a bonus. I’d like to thank my girlfriend and everyone at Quiksilver for throwing the event. Everyone loves this event because the waves are so fun. I don’t think I’m the only one that thought Taj was the standout of the event. At some point had to stop getting 9s and I just picked the right heat.”

Burrow, who was arguably the form surfer throughout the entirety of the event, went on an absolute rampage on the final day of competition to oust American Brett Simpson (USA), 26, in the Quarterfinals and dangerous South African Jordy Smith (ZAF), 23, in the Semifinals, but fell just short of the score needed to surpass Slater for the victory in the back-half of their duel, finishing runner-up overall.

“I’m excited about the tour for 2011,” Burrow said. “It was a fun event and it’s just a bummer the waves didn’t hang in there at the end. I couldn’t better a 3. Hats off to Kelly, he built a house and it worked. I’d just like to thank everyone that organized the contest, it was awesome.”

Jordy Smith (ZAF), 23, 2010 ASP World Runner-Up, surfed with style, punch and bite throughout the duration of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, securing exciting last-minute victories over Joel Parkinson (AUS), 29, and Alejo Muniz (BRA), 21, to advance through to the Semifinals. However, the big South African was unable to overtake Burrow in a repeat of last season’s Final.

“It’s disappointing when everything seems to be going well and the surf doesn’t cooperate,” Smith said. “Taj (Burrow) surfed amazing though and it’s still a good start for me. I’m looking forward to the next event and I’ll just put my head down and work hard until then.”

Tiago Pires (PRT), 30, who finished No. 26 on the 2010 ASP World Title season, went on a charge at the opening event of 2011, only falling to Slater’s deadly form in the Semifinals.

“That was a very tough heat,” Pires said. “The waves are kind of tricky. They are not as perfect as they were in the heat before. I think I was looking for barrels too much and they didn’t happen. I only got one barrel and I got shut down on priority. They are all really good surfers. Every heat is tough and each one has its own story. I’m just here to do my best surfing.”

Highlights from the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will be available via http://www.quiksilverpro.com.au

The next stop on the 2011 ASP World Title season will be the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford Ranger from April 19 – 30, 2011.

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST FINAL MATCH-UPS:

1 – 
Kelly Slater (USA) 11.20

2 – Taj Burrow (AUS) 10.17

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST SEMIFINAL MATCH-UPS:

SF 1: 
Kelly Slater (USA) 16.77 def. Tiago Pires (PRT) 8.20

SF 2: Taj Burrow (AUS) 17.56 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 11.40

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:

QF 1:
 Kelly Slater (USA) 15.40 def. Dusty Payne (HAW) 9.06

QF 2: Tiago Pires (PRT) 14.64 def. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 14.40

QF 3: Taj Burrow (AUS) 17.30 def. Brett Simpson (USA) 11.60

QF 4: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 13.03 def. Alejo Muniz (BRA) 9.95

ASP WORLD TITLE TOP 5 (After Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast):

1.
 Kelly Slater (USA) 10,000 points

2. Taj Burrow (AUS) 8,000 points

3. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 6,500 points

3. Tiago Pires (PRT) 6,500 points

5. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 5,200 points

5. Brett Simpson (USA) 5,200 points

5. Dusty Payne (HAW) 5,200 points

5. Alejo Muniz (BRA) 5,200 points

First Pulled Kickflip for Volcom Contest Zoltan Torkos

So far we’ve seen great attempts and horrendous ones. With the tally of broken fins and skin gashes climbing, time presses on to see the first person successfully complete a proper kickflip on a surfboard. 



Along with $10,000, the winner will also receive a 2-page spread feature in Transworld Surf and their name on the cover!  

Click the image below to visit the Kickflipoff Youtube page and watch all of the latest attempts including near makes and disastrous failures. 





First Pulled Kickflip for Volcom contest Zoltan Torkos

March 4th 2011.

Steamers Lane, Santa Cruz CA