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Firewire Australia proudly supporting local schools. Josh Hyland of Miami State High School was the 2010 winner of a Firewire surfboard at the 40th Annual Intra-School Surfing Championships. Congratulations Josh!

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Jake is the proud new owner of a FIREWIRE Taj Pro Model surfboard after sending in his footage to 18 Seconds online magazine. Congratulations Jake! Check out Jake’s footage >




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For a limited time only, buy the DEVIANT FIN at a discounted price in the US and Australia only.

The DEVIANT automatically adjusts 7° of cant in either direction (14 degrees total range of movement) and noticeably increases speed & responsiveness by reducing rail-to-rail drag, & shortening the surfboard turn radius: your surfboard will feel faster & looser.



Australia’s Surfing Life Magazine Promo

Jack of Avalon (Australia) is the lucky winner of the recent Taj promo held by Australia’s Surfing Life magazine after sending in images of his ‘Taj Shrine’. Amongst other goodies, Jack will soon be the proud owner of a Firewire Taj Pro Model surfboard. Congratulations Jack!

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The very happy winner of a Firewire surfboard at the Lucid Surf Film Premiere at North Hobart, Tasmania (Australia).

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June winner of our Australian Promo: Kaz of Rhetoric Surf ... woohoo surfboards!

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Firewire is officially announcing it's Custom Board Design application. An online resource allowing you to create your own custom board in 3D, based off one of the stock Firewire series.


CBD Firewire Custom Board Design surfboards

Currently four series are customizable: Dominator, El Fuego, Alternator, and Flexfire with more to come.

You may want to start with the INTRO, and check the FAQ for instructions.



July winners of our Australian Promo: Jaim of Local Knowledge Noosa and his customer David

Firewire Surfboards Annual Sale

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Introducing the Sweet Potato

Firewire Sweet Potato

The Sweet Potato is the board you leave in your car permanently and you’ll find yourself ripping on small days where you’d otherwise go home. And it will hold its own in bigger waves as well ...

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Firewire team almost slays a giant

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Huntington Beach, California

Team BILLABONG the inaugural "Champions of Surf 24" in "Surf City" Huntington Beach.

SURF 24 Project Save Our Surf(PSOS) Raises $50,000.00 for the Environmental Groups Surfrider Foundation, Heal the Bay and the Inside the Outdoor Foundation.

After a fantastic twenty-four hours of surfing that began at noon on Saturday and went the through the night ended on International Surfing Day on Sunday at noon, Team Billabong emerged as the first champions of SURF 24 in "Surf City" Huntington Beach.

In SURF 24, competing teams had to put a team-member in the water every hour on the hour to post a single best score, that accumulated to the total overall twenty-four scores to become the champions of the event.

In a tight tussle the final result went down to the last heat as Team Firewire applied the pressure in the overnight hours under the floodlit Huntington Beach pier with SURF 24 MVP Jesse Heilmann of their team posting the events single highest score of 9.83.

In the final anaylsis though Team Billabong with a deep team that included their star juniors, ISA World Junior Champion Keana Asing, and former Pac Sun USA Surf Team members the Thompson brothers Cody and Evan proved to be too strong.

In the specialty hours of which competitors were allocated to participating teams by "hat draw", firstly on Saturday where Hollywood met surfing in "Surf City" in the "Celebrity Hour", author Norman Ollestad of "Crazy for the Storm" fame a New York Times bestseller posted the single highest score of 9.00 to be the first "Celebrity Champion of SURF 24".

Other Hollywood celebrities that competed included John Slattery of "Mad Men", Sam Trammell of "True Blood", Pat Parnell from Fuel TV, Eric Balfour of "24" and John "Turtle" Philbin of "North Shore" fame.

In the "Surf Celebrities" a great display was put on by former World Champions Tom Curren and Shaun Tomson, Hawaiian legend Buttons Kaluhiokalani, current US Open of Surfing Women's Champion Courtney Conlogue and professional skater/surfer Tosh Townend.

On Sunday in the "SUP Hour", the World Paddle Association(WPA) provided California's best stand-up paddle surfers who were also allocated to the competing teams from a "hat draw", provided the event and crowd a great one hour of stand-up paddle surfing that was won by Chuck Patterson with 8.66 single score to become the first "SUP Champion of SURF 24".

The team champions and individual champions were presented with gold Nixon watches engraved "Champion of SURF 24", SURF 24's version of a Super Bowl or NBA ring.

SURF 24 an event of Project Save Our Surf(PSOS) raised $50,000.00 through the events fundraising efforts with the funds being distributed to beneficiaries Surfrider Foundation, Heal the Bay and Inside the Outdoors.

For more information:

SURF 24 Results 2010

The “Champions of SURF 24”
Team BILLABONG 179.01*
Runner-up Team FIREWIRE 169.47
(*the total of 24 scores out of a maximum 10 point scoring system, one per hour)
The “Recreational Team Champion of SURF 24”
Team “ECO WARRIORS” 112.45
Individual Awards:
The “MVP of SURF 24” - Jesse Heilmann/Team FIREWIRE 9.83 (Single best score)
The “SUP Champion of SURF 24” - Chuck Patterson/Team ECO WARRIORS 8.66(Single best score)
The “Celebrity Champion of SURF 24” - Norman Ollestad/Team CHRISTIAN SURFERS 9.00(Single best score)


Revolt Summer Surf Series

Firewire will be demoing some boards, San Diego, CA:
JUNE 12 - Crystal Pier, PB
JULY 17 - Ocean Beach Pier, OB
AUGUST 28- Crystal Pier, PB

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Firewire South Africa Newsletter

SA Longboarding Champs - The SA Longboarding champs were held from the 26th of April to the 1st of May at Seal Point, Cape Saint Francis. It was a massive, week long event with over 50 heats and 200 competitors.

Firewire had a tent down at the event for the entire week. Demo longboards were available for the competitors, family and friends to try out at the Seal Point Beachie. The boards were very well received with all and sundry coming by the tent to pick up a board and feel the rails.

Firewire was represented in the event by the ever stylish Dylan Mcleod in the Open Division. Dylan ended up coming 7th in the event.

Firewire surfboards south africa Dylan – layback snap on the FFF900R at Seal’s. (Pic courtesy of Clive Maasch.)

Grant Byram stopped by the Firewire tent before his quarter final and on the spur of the moment decided to surf the FFF900Q in his heat. Never having ridden the board before, Grant won the heat and went on to surf the board through the semis and into the final eventually finishing 4th.

Country Feeling donated a Firewire as a prize which was given to the winner of the Open Boys. Scott Lefevre won the division and stopped in at the country Feeling Surfshop to pick up a brand new Taj 6’1 before heading back up to Durban. Congratulations Scott!!

The Xcel Showdown

The Xcel Pro Showdown was held on the 11th of May in pumping 4-6ft conditions at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay. Firewire surfboards dominated the event with 4 separate surfers riding Firewire’s in their heats. Craig Els and Pablo Thysmaan both rode an FST 6’2 round pin in their heats. Deon Lategan rode his Direct Drive 6’2 round pin in his heat and after getting barrelled wave after wave went through to the semi finals where he was eventually knocked out by event runner-up Remi Peterson.

Firewire surfboards south africa Deon – bottom turning around a sizey section. (Pic courtesy of Silver Bullet Productions.) Firewire surfboards south africa Deon – sneaking into a little hollow one. (Photos © Robinson

Ryan Payne, riding a direct drive 6’2 squash, took out the event with a combination of critical power turns and deep tube rides. “Fastest board I’ve ever ridden, the carbon rods that are joined to the fin boxes act like a spring when you drive or turn, it’s pretty mind blowing how well it works!” Ryan Payne on his Direct drive after winning the Xcel Pro.

Firewire surfboards south africa Ryan – burying the rail of his Direct drive 6’2. (Photos © Robinson

Country Feeling Surfshop donated a Firewire board for the best manoeuvre of the event which was won by Dale Staples. Firewire Intl donated another Firewire board for the best wave of the event which was won by Warren Dean. After testing various boards Warren settled on a 5’10 Dominator, for ripping small waves apart.

The 2010 Xcel Pro Showdown Results:
1st Ryan Payne
2nd Remi Peterson
3rd Deon Lategan
3rd Bertie Stuurman

For more pictures and footage of the final check out: news

South African Team Rider News

Matt Bromley was recently added to the Sth African Firewire team and has been ripping on his new Taj 6’1 squash. He recently did a surf trip to Mozambique for the Bombsurf Cultural Exchange and tore up the fun rights on his board.

Firewire surfboards south africa Matt Bromley – big alley-oop on his Taj 6’1 squash in Mozambique. (Pic courtesy of Ant Fox.)

Matt has also been logging a fair bit of barrel time on his Firewire around the Cape Town area and over in Scotland at the Oneil Cold Water Classic.

Firewire surfboards south africa Matt Bromley – Eyeing up the section ahead. (Pic coutesy of Howard Briscoe.) Firewire surfboards south africa Matt Bromley – locked in on the Taj 6’1 squash. (Pics courtesy of Howard Briscoe.)

Sean Holmes recently scored some 6-8ft barrels on the East Coast on his 6’1 squash Direct drive.

Firewire surfboards south africa Sean Holmes – committed and casual on his 6’1 squash Direct Drive.

Cote’s Cube With Firewire Designer Nev Hyman

Great interview with Nev about Firewire Surfboards

Nev talks about Firewire Surfboards >


Win a Firewire (Australia Only)

All customers who purchase a FIREWIRE surfboard from any Australian FIREWIRE dealership between 1 June and 31 August 2010 can enter our monthly draw to WIN a FIREWIRE surfboard of the winner’s choice* PLUS the sales staff who sold the board will also receive a FIREWIRE surfboard of their choice*. Monthly winners will be drawn at midday on the first business day of July, August and September. Mention this offer to your local FIREWIRE dealer when making your purchase to ensure your details are entered.

* From FIREWIRE’s standard quiver, excludes custom surfboards. ...
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TAJ, Number One With A Bullet

Taj Burrow is currently sitting atop the ASP ratings for both the World Title race and the new World Rankings ...
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"Taj Burrow (AUS), 31 has taken out the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover over Jordy Smith (ZAF), 22, in rippable two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Snapper Rocks ... "
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Firewire Surfboards CEO on growing during a recession and new fin

" ... At ASR, we caught up with CEO Mark Price who told us how the brand is growing during the recession and remaining profitable. He also told us about a new fin technology that he says will increase surfing performance, and most likely, sales as well ... " Read the full article >


Casey Grant places 9th at Billabong ASP World Junior Surfing Championships

Local Firewire Surfboards teamrider Casey Grant was the highest South African placed surfer at The Pro junior champs at Narrabeen. Casey rode ghi FTJ511Q in all his heats. Just did not get the waves against the top seed in his Round of 16 heat. Check out the link below for the full story.

Casey Grant at Billabong ASP World Junior Surfing Championships >


Firewire Surfboards co-sponsors L.E.A.F. Contest

Firewire surfboards co-sponsors LEAF
An environmental CALL TO ACTION: Ecommercial Contest for Orange County High School Students

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CALIFORNIA - Firewire surfboards and Arbor are proud to announce a collaborative surfboard offering that will arrive in stores this spring. The designs combine Firewire's use of epoxy resins and EPS foam materials, which are less harmful to the environment, and Arbor's signature, sustainably sourced, structural wood power ply technology ...

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