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Sofía Mulánovich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sofía Mulánovich Aljovín (born June 24, 1983) is a Peruvian surfer. She is the first Peruvian surfer ever to win an Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour event. She is the first South American ever to win the World Title. In 2004, she won three out of the six World Championship Tour events, and finished the season as World Champion. Her main sponsor is Roxy.

Sofía Mulánovich Aljovín was born in Punta Hermosa, Lima, Peru to parents of Croatian heritage, who had immigrated to Peru.

On July 27, 2007, Sofia Mulanovich was inducted into the Surfers Hall of Fame during its 10th Anniversary celebrations. She is the first South American to have this honor, and was chosen for having had a major impact on the sport by her outstanding achievements.

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Kelly Slater - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Robert Kelly Slater (born February 11, 1972, Cocoa Beach, FL, USA) is an American professional surfer known for his competitive prowess and style. He has been crowned ASP World Champion a record 11 times, including 5 consecutive titles from 1994–98. He is the youngest (at age 20) and the oldest (at age 39) to win the title. Upon winning his 5th world title in 1997, Slater passed Australian surfing legend Mark Richards to become the most successful champion in the history of the sport. In 2007 he also became the all-time leader in career event wins by winning the Boost Mobile Pro event at Lower Trestles near San Clemente, California. The previous record was held by Slater's childhood hero, 3-time world champion Tom Curren.[2]

In addition to the ASP tour, Slater has also competed in the X-Games (in 2003 and 2004). After earlier being awarded the title prematurely as a result of a miscalculation by the ASP, on November 6, 2011 Slater officially won his eleventh ASP world title at the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco, by winning his 4th round heat. In May 2005, in the final heat of the Billabong Tahiti Pro contest at Teahupo'o, Slater became the first surfer ever to be awarded two perfect scores for a total 20 out of 20 points under the ASP two-wave scoring system. (The corresponding honor under the previous three-wave system belongs to fellow American Shane Beschen who achieved the feat in 1996.) Since 1990, Slater has been sponsored primarily by surfwear industry giant Quiksilver.[3] He exclusively rides Channel Islands surfboards equipped with his own signature series of FCS fins.

Kelly Slater has become a fundraiser and spokesperson for suicide prevention awareness. He has surfed in celebrity events for Surfers Against Suicide, telling sports website Athletes Talk "I’ve lost a couple of friends myself to suicide and it’s just a horrible thing that can be prevented. People get in this dark place and they don’t know what to do so it’s always nice to see a non-profit that isn’t turning into anything else other than just trying to help people." [4]

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Surfing Hurricane Irene - Jersey Barrels

Hurricane Irene surf video taken on August 28th 2011. Shot in Jersey. Waves were pumpin hard with nice BARRELS!
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Soul Surfer - Bethany Hamilton

Make sure to check out Bethany's youtube channel! This girl rocks! :) http://www.youtube.com/thebethanyhamilton You can also check out the feature film they ...
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Beach Peligros - City surf sesh at mutant beach ( 8 - 21 -12 )

surf sesh at 'mutant beach' or 'billabonguyan' whichever u call it~ with monkey, goatman, tarsier and the locals music: we're gonna fight - 7 seconds
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Roxy (clothing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Roxy is a popular female fashion apparel brand.

Founded in 1990, with its core in board sports, Roxy is the fashion apparel brand launched by its brother brand Quiksilver.[1] In 1993, the Roxy logo was born, a heart-shaped crest derived by mirroring the Quiksilver logo.

Since its inception, Roxy has grown to be a large high-end apparel company for young women. In addition to apparel, the brand also provides accessories, home items, hard goods (snow and surf), wetsuits, footwear, books, perfumes and several other product categories. Brands under the Roxy umbrella include Roxy, Roxy Girl and Teenie Wahine.

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Top Surf Tips for Beginners

Top Surf Tips for Beginners | The Surfing | Scoop.it
Surf tips for beginners looking to learn how to surf and surf equipment needed for newbies
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Vans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vans is a U.S based manufacturer of sneakers, skateboarding shoes, BMX shoes, snowboarding boots and other shoe types.

On March 16, 1966, at 704 E. Broadway, in Anaheim, California, brothers Paul Van Doren, James Van Doren, Gordon Lee and two other partners opened up the first Vans store. The Van Doren Rubber Company manufactured shoes and sold them directly to the public. On that first morning, twelve customers purchased Vans deck shoes, which are now known as "Authentic". Vans displayed three styles of shoes, which were priced between $2.49 and $4.99, but on the day the store opened for business, the company had only made display models actually manufactured, but no inventory ready to sell. The store rack boxes were actually empty. Nevertheless, these 12 customers came into the store and selected the colors and styles they desired. The customers were asked to come back later in the afternoon. In the meantime, Van Doren and Lee rushed to the factory to manufacture the selected shoes. When the customers returned that afternoon to pick up their shoes, Van Doren and Lee realized that they had forgotten to have cash available to make change. The customers were given the shoes anyways and asked to return the following day to pay for them. Each of the 12 customers did return the next day to make the payments.[2]

The company continued to grow into the 1970s. During this period they also produced wool lined canvas and rubber mukluks under contract to the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force.

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The most famous surf company logos

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Surfing logos are everywhere. Surf brands and surf companies communicate their logo in effective ways. Discover the most famous surf logos in the world.
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Hurley International - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hurley International is a clothing company located in Costa Mesa, California founded by Bob Hurley. The company puts emphasis on skateboarding, surfing, music, and "fun". Since 2002, Hurley has been owned by Nike, Inc.

Hurley was founded in 1979 by 23-year-old Bob Hurley (along with partner Bob Rowland and Business Manager Joe Knoernschild) as Hurley Surfboards/International Pro Designs (I.P.D.). Hurley worked for five years as a surf board shaper for various companies; including Lightning Bolt; Wind-an-Sea and Wave Tools. While becoming known as one of the premiere shapers in Southern California, Hurley licensed the U.S. rights to the up-and-coming Australian surf brand Billabong, and formed Billabong USA in 1983.[3] Founding partners in Billabong USA besides Hurley were Bob Rowland (General Partners), and as limited partners Chip Rowland, Mike Ochsner, Joe Knoernschild, Tom Fletcher and Bill Hurley. In 1998, the U.S. licensing rights for Billabong were up for renewal after the company had grown to over $70M in sales in America. The USA management team decided to not renew the USA license for Billabong USA and in 1999 Hurley International was born. Founding working partners of Billabong USA Hurley, Knoernschild, Ochsner and Bill Hurley transitioned over to Hurley International. Billabong USA's designer Lian Murray also became a partner with the newly created Hurley International.[citation needed]

On June 4, 2012, Nike announced that Bob Hurley would assume the interim CEO role at Hurley International, LLC. replacing Michael Egeck who has decided to leave the company.[4]

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Quiksilver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Quiksilver, Inc. is an Australian company based in Huntington Beach, California, one of the world's largest manufacturers of surfwear and other boardsport-related equipment. Its logo, designed by the company founder Alan Green and John Law in Torquay, Victoria, Australia in 1969,[1] inspired by Hokusai's woodcut The Great Wave off Kanagawa[2] consists of a large wave with a mountain on a red background.

The company also produces a line of apparel for young women, under the brand Roxy. Its logo consists of two copies of the Quiksilver logo, one reflected, forming a heart. Quiksilver has another line of apparel for women under the brand Quiksilver Women.

The company's DC and Hawk brands are also synonymous with the heritage and culture of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding, and its beach- and water-oriented swimwear brands include Raisins, Radio Fiji and Leilani. Quiksilver also carries a line of high-end apparel and accessories under its QuiksilverEdition brand.[3]

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Mick Fanning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2 times ASP World Champion 2007, 2009

6 times Australian Male Surfer of the Year 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011

Michael Eugene "Mick" Fanning, nicknamed "White Lightning", is an Australian professional surfer and dual world champion. Fanning won both the 2007 and 2009 ASP World Tour.

He was born in Penrith, New South WalesAustralia on 13 June 1981[1][2] to Irish parents.[3] Fanning learned to surf at the age of 5 in coastal New South Wales at a town called Ballina, but did not go full on until his family moved to Tweed Heads when he was twelve. He grew up with fellow professional surfer, Joel Parkinson and fellow ripper Nat West. On the edge of the Queensland border, Fanning had access to epic surf north and south and he began to make a name for himself. In 1996 he established himself as one the very best surfers to rule the Queensland points by placing in the top three at the Australian National Titles. But, tragedy stuck in 1998 when his brother Sean died in a car accident along with fellow surfer Joel Green.[4]

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EPIC FLORIDA SURF - HURRICANE IRENE HD

Best viewed 720p or higher! The conditions came together as Cat 3 Hurricane Irene roared off the Florida coast. The crew at Reef Road waged war with barrel a...
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SURF good automatic video : more videos, more debrief, speed up improvement

Automatic video of sport - Surf - More videos = more debrief = speed up improvement. Move 'N See is the sole automatic video system designed with and for spo...
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Tahiti Surfin' Summer 2011

Bethany Hamilton scores a fun summer swell in Tahiti at Teahupoo and a few other surf spots. Filmed by Tim Hamilton using GoPro Hero (www.gopro.com) Edited b...
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Shoe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while doing various activities. Shoes are also used as an item of decoration. The design of shoes has varied enormously through time and from culture to culture, with appearance originally being tied to function. Additionally fashion has often dictated many design elements, such as whether shoes have very high heels or flat ones. Contemporary footwear varies widely in style, complexity and cost. Basic sandals may consist of only a thin sole and simple strap. High fashion shoes may be made of very expensive materials in complex construction and sell for thousands of dollars a pair. Other shoes are for very specific purposes, such as boots specially designed for mountaineering or skiing.

Shoes have traditionally been made from leather, wood or canvas, but are increasingly made from rubber, plastics, and other petrochemical-derived materials.

The foot contains more bones than any other single part of the body. Though it has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years in relation to vastly varied terrain and climate conditions, the foot is still vulnerable to environmental hazards such as sharp rocks and hot ground, against which shoes can protect.

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DC Shoes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

DC Shoes is an American company that specializes in footwear for action sports, including skateboarding and snowboarding. The company also manufactures apparel, bags, accessories, and posters.[1]

The company was founded in 1993 by Ken Block and Damon Way, and is based in Huntington Beach, California, United States (US).[2] DC originally stood for "Droors Clothing", but since the sale of Droors Clothing (which is now defunct), DC no longer has ties to Droors and is simply DC Shoes.

On March 8, 2004, DC Shoes was acquired by Quiksilver in an US$87 Million transaction.[3][4] In 2010, DC Shoes moved from Vista, California, to Quiksilver's headquarters in Huntington Beach.[5]

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Surfing News & Contests, Surf Reports, Surfnews & Forecasts

Surfing News & Contests, Surf Reports, Surfnews & Forecasts | The Surfing | Scoop.it
Surfing News Agency, we provide surfers all the news, Contest Reports, Big Wave Events, Airshows, Image Galleries, Shapers, Schools and Camps directories, Surfing magazine, Learning tips
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Fox Racing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fox Head, Inc. or simply known as Fox is privately owned action sports and clothing brand founded in 1974. Fox designs, develops and distributes clothing and accessories to over fifty countries primarily focusing on motocross.

The early history of Fox Racing and Fox Racing Shox were intertwined. Fox Racing Shox is a brand of offroad racing suspension components founded by Geoff Fox's brother, Bob Fox. Fox Racing Shox were distributed by Moto-X Fox and Bob's company was originally under the corporate umbrella of Moto-X Fox. In 1977 Bob's division split out as a separate company called Fox Factory Inc.[1]

Fox Head, Inc. headquarters are in Morgan Hill, California, with additional offices in Irvine, California and Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom. Fox built its business by developing clothing for motocross. Through sponsoring and working closely with riders such as Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Damon Bradshaw, Rick Johnson, Mark Barnett, Doug Henry, Jeremy McGrath and Steve Lamson,[citation needed] the company has researched and developed race clothing that provides riders with protection, performance and freedom of movement.

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Kelly Slater ripping Rincon!

filmed and edited by Morgan Maassen. please visit my Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/morganmaassen About Kelly Slater: kelly slater...kelly slater at rinco...
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Billabong (clothing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Billabong International Limited is primarily a clothing company that also produces accessories and skateboard products under other brand-names. Founded in 1973 by Gordon and Rena Merchant, the company first traded on the Australian Securities Exchange on 11 August 2000. The name "billabong" is derived from the Wiradjuri word "bilabaŋ" that refers to a "creek that runs only during the rainy season".[2]Von Zipper,[3]Nixon,[4]West 49[5] and Element[6] are some of the prominent brands that Billabong owns.

From late 2012 onwards, following the company's collapse in the period since 2008, Billabong International has been the subject of a protracted bidding process that the company's former United States (US) chief Paul Naude has been a participant in.[4]

Billabong was founded in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia in 1973 by Gordon Merchant. At first, he designed and created the board shorts at his home and then sold them to local surf shops. Surfers soon realized the durability of Merchant's board shorts that was the result of his triple-stitching technique. Merchant understood that his company needed to expand to achieve success, so Billabong started to sponsor contests—these contests increased the public's awareness of Merchant's products and the company consequently expanded. By the 1980s, Billabong board shorts were present throughout Australia.[citation needed]

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Shane O'Neill - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

Séan Ó Néill (1530 - 2 de junio de 1567); conocido en inglés como Shane O'Neill, también conocido como Shane el Orgulloso) fue jefe del clan O'Neill de Tyrone del Ulster, en el Norte de Irlanda a mediados del siglo XVI.[1] Su carrera estuvo marcada por la ambición de convertirse en El O'Neill - (jefe del clan), lo que provocó numerosos enfrentamientos con otras ramas de la familia, y con el gobierno inglés que apoyaba a unos u otros candidatos según sus intereses. Ya en vida de su padre, Conn O'Neill, el gobierno inglés trató de atraerse a Shane, pero éste rechazó la petición de Thomas Radclyffe, Lord Diputado de Irlanda de colaborar en la lucha contra los escoceses del clan MacDonnell, que ocupaban la costa de Antrim.

Desde finales de 1530, los ingleses habían expandido su control sobre Irlanda, en lo que se conoce como reconquista Tudor. Para incorporar los territorios gobernados por jefes gaélicos, concedieron títulos ingleses a estos lores - por lo que nombraron al padre de Shane, Conn Bacach O'Neill, conde de Tyrone. Sin embargo, mientras que según la costumbre gaélica, la sucesión a un cargo era electiva entre los miembros del clan, los ingleses basaban su sistema en el derecho de primogenitura. Este hecho creó un conflicto entre Shane, hijo legítimo del conde, y Mathew, mayor que Shane, pero bastardo.

La madre de Shane, Alice Fitzgerald, primera esposa de Tyrone, era hija del VII conde de Kildare, y falleció cuando Shane aún era un niño. Fue enviado entonces a la familia Donnelly, la cual lo crio hasta sus primeros años de adolescencia. Matthew, el hijo ilegítimo de Conn O'Neill, había sido elegido para ser presentado en la corte inglesa y declarado heredero de Conn en lugar de Shane. Al morir su padre, Matthew se convertiría en Barón de Dungannon, pero fue asesinado por Shane antes del fallecimiento del conde. El título pasó entonces a su hijo Brian, el cual también fue asesinado por Shane, tras lo cual fue el hijo menor de Matthew, Hugh O'Neill, el que recibió el nombramiento como barón de Dungannon. Hugh había sido enviado a La empalizada por el Lord Diputado Henry Sidney en 1559, y permanecería en la corte inglesa mientras que Shane establecía su supremacía en Ulster.

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