Archive for June, 2012

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RESULTS: 11th Annual Surftech Jay Race presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection

The 11th Annual Surftech Jay Race presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection featured more than 300 athletes competing in this one day event. Australia’s Jamie Mitchell made his Jay Race debut an impressive one by winning the Long Course SUP division and setting a new 14′ SUP class record with a time of 1:55:34. Don Miralle […]

The World’s Most Spectacular Paddleboard Race

Saturday, July 21, 2012 Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii ~ The World’s Most Spectacular Paddleboard Race ~ THE NA PALI RACE is a 17-mile long distance paddleboard/stand-up paddleboard (SUP)/OC1 race along Kauai’s breathtaking northern coast: the Na Pali. This coastline includes the highly protected Kalalau Valley, a sacred place on Hawaii’s oldest inhabited island. The […]

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Corky Carroll wishes Phil Edwards a Happy Birthday

by Corky Carroll Legendary surfer Phil Edwards just celebrated his 74th birthday on June 10. Phil was the top surfer on the planet during surfing’s most colorful period, the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Those were the years that surfing went from a cult activity only practiced by a few surfish beatniks to full-blown national […]

The Guardian: A lifeguard looks back on surf, sand and saving lives

ED NOTE: This finely written article first appeared in 2005 and is used courtesy of the Surfing Heritage Foundation website. The Guardian: A lifeguard looks back on 29 years of surf, sand and saving lives By Tim Ryan, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/1/2005 To many beach lovers, Mark Cunningham is living the life. This year alone he’s […]

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The Waterman Experience – Fatherhood

“No man can possibly know what life means, what the world means, until he has a child and loves it. And then the whole universe changes and nothing will ever again seem exactly as it seemed before.” – Lafcadio Hearn In my experience of being a Father of two I could not agree more with […]

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SNEAK PEEK VIDEO #2 – PACIFIC SYSTEM HOMES

Sneak Peek #2 June 2012 Los Angeles based, Pacific System Ready Cut Homes began in 1908, and by 1939 it was the largest builder of homes in the world. During the depression, the company founder’s son, Meyers Butte came on board. He convinced the family that manufacturing surfboards would be a good way to diversify […]

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Ashton Howard Depicts Everglades Beauty for XF 500

Mother Ocean is launching a yearlong project in 2013 called Expedition Florida 500 (XF500) with numerous partners including Quiksilver, Tahoe SUP, Viva Florida 500, and more. XF500 is a modern-day exploration of Florida’s coastline, waterways, and aquatic ecosystem as seen through the eyes of the waterman. 2013 is Florida’s 500th anniversary since Ponce de Leon […]

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Quiksilver Foundation Helps PNG Family Support Centre

The filmmakers behind the award-winning surfing documentary Splinters and its distributor, SnagFilms, have joined with The Quiksilver Foundation to raise money for the Vanimo Hospital Family Support Centre in Papua New Guinea. The Vanimo Hospital works to combat the causes and effects of violence against women and children in the small village in Papua New […]