The crew at Share The Stoke Foundation has put out a really inspiring video about their recent visit to the coastal region of Colombia. Its an honor to have them traveling the world, spreading the goodness of our sport.
Thanks to all those involved and to FCS for their continued contributions.
As the defending champ, Sally put together some great heats amidst the most talented pool of women surfers ever to compete at the fabled break.
Filipe nails a few sick aerials around home in Brazil. Insane talent.
Video by Marcio Dja.
Video Credit: Hurley
An outstanding semi-final result for Michel Bourez at the Quiksilver Pro. Great way to start the year. Power surfing is back!!
Want to know how the Unibrow rides? This is it.
For Immediate Release
Firewire has joined The ECOBOARD Project, an important environmental initiative focused on the verification of our surfboards’ eco-credentials by the non-profit SustainableSurf.org (SS). SS is dedicated to helping the surfboard industry transition to more eco-friendly materials and business practices, with the ultimate objective of lowering Continue reading
This footage was compiled in January 2013 on the first two legs of Share The Stoke Foundation’s 100 Board Project. All Footage was filmed on site in Costa Rica and Panama. Major thanks to all of our sponsors and the people in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica and Bocas del Toro, Panama who organized the beach days with the kids.
Burleigh Heads/Australia: Friday February 7 2013: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) called on her recent progressive training to post the highest combined two-wave total of the Breaka Burleigh Pro to date to impressively win her Round Of 12 heat and advance to tomorrow’s quarter finals.
“It’s a really nice way to start the morning; I had a few waves in a warm up session early so I was pretty confident that we would get plenty of opportunity for high scoring waves,” said Fitzgibbons.
After posting a 9.0 (out of a possible 10), Fitzgibbons then followed with a near-perfect combination of scores – a 9.57 and 9.27.
“In the off season I did try to think of ways to work on progressive manoeuvres, and we did play around in a wave pool and a bunch of different locations that would provide the suitable sections. I think it’s all come together nicely and it’s definitely a work-in-progress, but right now I feel on edge and ready for the season ahead,” Fitzgibbons continued.
The event resumes at 8:00am tomorrow morning and runs through to approximately 4pm with the finals set for Saturday (Women’s) and Sunday (Men’s).http://breakaburleighsurfpro.com.au
Breaka Burleigh Pro Women’s Round 4 – Round of 12
Heat 1: Sarah Baum (Zaf) 18.17, Dimity Stoyle (Aus) 17.33, Felicity Palmateer (Aus) 9.07
Heat 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (Aus) 18.84, Malia Manuel (Haw) 14.50, Naomi Stevic (Aus) 11.60
Heat 3: Tyler Wright (Aus) 17.67, Courtney Conlogue (USA) 15.87, Rosanne Hodge (Zaf) 10.74
Heat 4: Alessa Quizon (Haw) 15.43, Laura Enever (Aus) 12.40, Philippa Anderson (Aus) 12.37
Great surfing by Timmy and filming/editing by Adam Chilton.
FIREWIRE Helps RERIP Expand Its Popular Surfboard Recycling Program and West Coast Operations
SAN DIEGO, CA – January 8, 2013 – Rerip has teamed with Firewire Surfboards to spread the non-profit organization’s popular board recycling program throughout California. Rerip currently collects used surfboards through eight California drop off points. The new partnership with Firewire is expected to at least double the number of Rerip drop off points. Firewire joins Rerip partners Patagonia and Coconut Peets.
“Rerip has only been successful because of its volunteers, community support and long-standing partnerships,” said Rerip co-founder Meghan Dambacher. “Firewire’s support will enable us to offer more drop off points up the coast, and we hope that more shops and volunteers will participate.”
Used boards collected by Rerip are repaired and donated to kids and other local and international non-profit organizations, and used for art projects or for research and development. Some of the used boards are repaired and may be purchased at Coconut Peets in Point Loma, Calif. All proceeds support Rerip’s mission to keep boards out of landfills. Co-founded in 2006 by Dambacher and Lisa Carpenter, Rerip has repurposed thousands of boards through promotional events, awareness campaigns, and used board drop off locations.
As part of the partnership, Firewire will help Rerip transport used boards through Action Sports Express, which delivers surfboards up and down the California coast.
“There is clearly a need and an opportunity to repurpose used surfboards,” said Mark Price, CEO of Firewire. “This not only eliminates the need to dump them in the landfill, but they are also a resource of joy and inspiration to the secondary user. Rerip is accomplishing both objectives, and we are stoked to include some of our surfboards and relationship with Action Sports Express to help the organization expand.”
Founded in 2006, Rerip.org is run by a team of volunteers that establishes locations for people to drop off their unwanted boards, fins and wetsuits. Rerip also hosts local events and awareness campaigns, and is finding and inspiring new ways to reduce waste and harmful practices. For more information please visit http://rerip.com/.
ABOUT FIREWIRE SURFBOARDS:
Firewire produces and sells technologically advanced surfboards and kite boards. Firewire believes that refinements to the shape of today’s modern surfboards can only produce incremental performance benefits. Exponential improvements in performance require the ongoing development of new materials and construction methods which, in turn, will fuel new design opportunities with the increased eco-consciousness of today’s consumer. For more information please visit www.firewiresufboards
Video by John Wiley