1 OF 4 - INTERVIEW: Mavericks’ Class Clown, Shawn “Barney” Barron

By Shannon Marie I Surf Channel
He's a class act with the most contagious smile in Santa Cruz. The Westside's Shawn "Barney" Barron is a Mavericks pioneer and continues to shred Steamer Lane in his backyard, even known as the first person to do a 360-roll, or "Barney roll." The class clown of the Mavericks' crew, Barney touches the hearts of the global surf community with his selflessness, and shares his love for art and passion...Read More

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2 OF 4 - Aloha Friday! Banzai Pipeline Photo Gallery

By Shannon Marie I Surf Channel
Ever noticed that your Hawaiian friends have ridiculously awesome Instagram posts? It's due to the vivid color and clear waters found only in a tropical oasis. Above and below the water line, North Shore photographer Doug Falter captures the essence of O'ahu living through his spectacular work. He is growing a steady fanbase of over 20K likes on Facebook alone, as he pumps out content of the clean...Read More

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3 OF 4 - VIDEO: Biggest Paddle In Waves of the Year, Billabong XXL Nominees

By Emily Bates I Surf Channel
One of today’s hottest topics in the world of big-wave surfing is the comparison between tow-in and paddle-in surfing. Some of the bravest athletes on the planet hold strong opinions on both styles of charging massive swells, but there is no doubt that each has their own level of respect within the sport. The Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards make the extra effort to recognize five of the ...Read More

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4 OF 4 - VIDEO: Worst Wipeouts in Big-Wave Surf

By Emily Bates I Surf Channel
In contention for the famed Billabong XXL Wipeout of the Year honors are five surfers at three notorious big wave breaks scattered around the world. Among this year's candidates are Shawn Dollar and Alex Martins who suffered spectacular malfunctions at their home break of Mavericks in Northern California, along with French Polynesian Alain Riou and Hawaiian Koa Rothman, who both went end-over-end ...Read More

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Celebrate Earth Day with Zeal Optics:

In honor of Earth Day, ZEAL Optics will plant a tree in its 5480 Forest for every pair of sunglasses sold on zealoptics.com or in the brand’s Boulder showroom during the week of April 22-26. “At ZEAL Optics, we’re constantly looking for ways to decrease our footprint and increase our commit...

Posted by: The Surf Channel
April 22, 2014
Big Wave
Big Wave World Tour and Billabong XXL Awards Combine Ceremonies:

This year the Big Wave World Tour "Crowning of the Champion" and the Billabong XXL awards will join forces and celebrate one HUGE night in big wave surfing on Friday, May 2nd. Help us celebrate the crowning of Grant Twig Baker's 2013/2014 Championship Season at the Grove in Anaheim, California....

Posted by: The Surf Channel
April 21, 2014
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ASP Locks Down U.S. Partnership with Pacifico:

LOS ANGELES, California/USA (Monday, April 21, 2014): The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is pleased to announce Pacifico as its official U.S. beer sponsor, participating in elite Tour events at Huntington Beach, Lower Trestles, Honolua Bay and the Banzai Pipeline. “We’re very pl...

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Events
Mauli Ola Foundation Hosts Surf Experience Days for the Kids:

The Mauli Ola Foundation (MOF) will host five Surf Experience Days in May, with the first event kicking off on May 4 at Cowell’s Beach in Santa Cruz, California. Surf Experience Days were created to get individuals with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) out into the ocean water (which is high in saline and hel...

Posted by: Allison Jervis
April 17, 2014
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VIDEO: “Shaping Mavericks” Starring Bob Pearson & Doug Haut:

"Shaping Mavericks" features Bob Pearson of Arrow Surfboards, shaper to the late Mavericks legend Jay Moriarity. Tune-in to Off the Lip Radio Show to hear about shaping for the Jay, and replicating his quiver for the Chasing Mavericks movie. Call in with questions for the Pearson Arrow Surfboards...

Posted by: Shannon Marie
April 15, 2014
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