XCEL furthers maintains its reputation as the finest all around wetsuit in surfing, the Drylock 3/2mm TDC pushes its design towards near-perfection.
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The last time Mick Fanning was in a WSL final, he had to throw a punch at a shark to get away after it swam up behind him at the J-Bay Open in South Africa.
Today was more like business as usual, as he took the win at the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles on the 8th stop on the WSL world tour.
Fanning took out Brazilian Adriano de Souza, who has lived in Laguna Niguel in recent years. Before the final Adriano was leading the WSL world tour point standings, but after the victory its Mick Fanning who is now world number one.
“I think it’s been a pretty wild year,” Fanning said. “J-Bay is one of those things no one really wants to talk about. For me, this wave and this event are all about performance. To walk away with this trophy is really special.”
Fanning scored waves of 9.77 and 7.67 in the final, and even though de Souza had a 9.0 on his score line, he couldn’t find a second score to take the lead in the final.
“Adriano is such a great competitor and great guy,” Fanning said. “We both threw it out, it was great fun. He never gives up. I respect him a lot.”
The WSL is now headed to France and Portugal , before wrapping up the year in Hawaii.
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Bubble Gum is the official authorized distributor for JS Surfboards in the United States, and is now offering customers the ability to purchase JS boards on the Bubble Gum website. JS surfboards shapes high quality performance surfboards with innovative designs. JS shapes for many widely known professional surfers including Jeremy Flores, Owen Wright, Joel Parkinson, and Dusty Payne to name a few. JS surfboards are manufactured in Australia, and by ordering through the Bubble Gum website will be conveniently shipped to your door. We also have qualified JS in-house representatives that can answer any questions you may have, and set you up with the right board specific to your needs.
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The FCS II GM Athlete Series fin combines the versatility of the Performer template with a customized flex pattern sitting between Performance Core and Performance Core Carbon.
FCS II GM PCC Tri Set
The unified carbon inlay inside the GM side fins creates a bend + twist flex pattern that extends further down the fin, and provides a springy and more forgiving flex than PCC. The centre fin features a stiffer twisting flex for drive & directional stability.
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Hiroto Ohhara (JPN) makes history as the youngest and first Japanese surfer to win US Open of surfing, which is one of the richest prizes in surfing. The Men’s final came down to Ohhara and Tanner Hendrickson (HAW) with Ohhara taking the win by 1.60 points. In the beginning of the final Hendrickson was in the lead with a 7.00 and 5.90 until Ohhara earned his victory with a 9.17 within the last three minutes remaining of the heat.
This is not only a historic win for the young Japanese surfer, but a huge highlight for his career. “It feels like something very special today. Now I think I’m really looking forward to the rest of the year…” said Ohhara. Congratulations Hiroto, hard work pays off and you earned it!
Bubble Gum Surf Wax is hosting an Instagram Contest to give viewers the chance to win 10 bars of US Open Surf Wax! This wax is not for sale, and is only available for competitors in The Vans US Open of Surfing contest. So we decided to give our Instagram followers a chance to win some exclusive US open surf wax of their own! You can only win it from us, and it's easy to enter. Just visit our Instagram page, like the photo, and tag a friend! 5 Winners will be announced on Monday.
15-year-old, Luke Gordon, wins the 10th annual Sweetwater Pro-Am Event! The contest took place at Wrightsville beach, NC this last weekend. Luke and former event winner, Evan Thompson, battled each other in the final in knee high conditions. It was a close final but Luke took the win after landing some tough air reverses. Congrats Luke!
We would also like to thank Sweetwater Surf Shop for choosing Bubble Gum Surf Wax as the official wax sponsor for the 10th annual O’Neill/Sweetwater Pro-Am event for the 3rd year in a row!
We are excited to announce we will be partnering up with The Vans US Open of Surfing for the third year in a row! It’s always fun working with Vans, and being the official Wax for the competitors and VIP’s. The contest will be held in Huntington Beach, CA from July 25th – August 2nd.
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They say “Life is a bowl of cherries,” so we found it suitable to make it our flavor of the month! This special formula topcoat wax is everybody’s favorite with a scent of cherry delight. Not to mention, the artwork of an iconic 60’s tattoo chick giving it the classic cherry bomb vibe. This cherry scented wax is only available for a limited amount of time; so get it while you can!
Bubble Gum Surf Wax private label services have provided a wide range of companies a unique way of marketing to their consumers. Companies are able to design their own custom printed label with their logo on a bar of our very own proprietary formula of quality surf wax.
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Stickier than gecko feet . . . More grip than double sided tape . . . you get the idea. Bubble Gum Surf Wax Top Coat is a firm, tacky top coat designed to go over your existing wax. Put it on, comb it up and get after it! This edition, Pineapple Express gives the strong waft of fresh cut pineapple. Enjoy!
The latest and greatest from Creatures of Leisure . . . Surfboard fins. Using the finest materials and signature designs from some of the best surfers in the world, Creatures has added surfboard fins to their offerings. We have a sneak peak of the new designs, with more to come soon!
...Lost 5 Fin
A lightweight hexagonal core gives these fins the feel of glass-ons. Engineered with a medium flex pattern, stiffer than Blackstix but more flexible than Fiberglass. Flat foiled fins break free sooner, and are better at controlling speed. Often surfers prefer them in fast powerful surf where they do not need to create additional speed. If you have muscle memory from riding glass-ons, flat foiled fins will feel the closest.
DIMENSIONS SIZE: Large (180lb+) (80kg+)
FRONT/CENTER: HEIGHT: 4.65" BASE: 4.50" AREA: 15.45"
QUAD REARS: HEIGHT: 4.00 BASE: 3.88" AREA: 11.43"
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After two low scoring semis, it was clear that the Final would to be a different kind of party. Mick Fanning scored first, logging a quick tube for a 5.67 to start.
His next wave topped that: Jordy Smith backed off of a left under priority and allowed the wave, Fanning pulled in high and tight for a technical ride capped with wrapping turns for a 9.00. Smith was quickly combo'd, but answered back with an impressive tube of his own, whacking the lip on the exit for a final flourish. He scored a 7.67, and returned to the patience game. As a lull set in, they sat and waited. Finally in the last three minutes Fanning improved his score, with a 6.50, to secure the event win for the first time in Peniche since 2009. "I am just so stoked. I didn't really think about a win to tell you the truth, it just happened. Jordy surfed amazing, John John surfed amazing, Kai too. Everyone has been ripping this whole Euro leg and I’m just stoked I got to get a result out of it," said Fanning. "It feels so good to get a win, it’s been five years since I won here, so I am very stoked. Going into Hawaii with a title on the line is so stressful, but I guess I will just deal with that when I get there. For now I’ll just enjoy the win here."
The Billabong Pipeline Masters 2014 will crown the ASP World Tour champion between December 8th-20th, on the Oahu's North Shore. Only three surfers remain in contention: Gabriel Medina, Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning.
Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2014 | Final
Mick Fanning (AUS), 15.50 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF), 7.67
“It’s the best feeling in the world, I’m just so stoked right now!” John John proclaimed to the stadium as everyone else furiously started number crunching. Because John John’s multiple 9’s and Jadson Andre’s first final in two years aside, no one can stop talking about the World Title Race. When Josh Kerr took out Gabriel Medina in the second quarterfinal match up, everyone knew Kelly was watching. When the six foot Saffa took out the 42-year-old Floridian in the last quarterfinal, everyone knew that Medina was watching.
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With the addition of two wildcards to the competition, Hossegor's cold-water barrel battle is heating up. The 2014 Quiksilver Pro France will see two highly distinctive surfers paddle out with the world's best: New-school rebel and No. 135 on the Qualification Series (QS), Dane Reynolds (USA), and rising star Matt Banting (AUS), who is currently No. 1 in the QS standings.
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Huntington Beach, CA (July 1, 2014) – As anticipation intensifies for the 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing, Vans, the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), and event owner and producer, IMG, announce this year’s impressive surfing line-up. Featuring the world’s best names in surfing, this year’s talent includes 2013 men’s and women’s champions Alejo Muniz and Carissa Moore, Kelly Slater, Julian Wilson, Pat Gudauskas, Sally Fitzgibbons and Brazilian Jr. Yago Dora.
The Vans US Open is a pivotal point on the Men’s ASP Qualification Series and Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT). For the men, a win at the Vans US Open – ASP Men’s Prime event – will earn them valuable points toward a coveted Top 10 QS ranking. And for the women, with a close race for the ASP World Title, the Vans US Open of Surfing marks a key midseason stop on the Women’s WCT. Alongside the ASP QS and WCT competition, Vans will host the ASP Pro Juniors for men’s and women’s, prepping the field for a spot in the coveted ASP World Junior Championships. In addition, the invite-only Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational, presented by Pacifico, returns to Huntington Beach with new invitees including 2012 & 2013 ASP Women’s Longboard Champ Kelia Moniz, Troy Mothershead, and Devon Howard plus 13 more talented longboarders who embody the expressive style and creativity of longboarding. Reinforced by contest director Joel Tudor’s legacy of eight US Open Longboarding Championships, the Duct Tape contests remain an influential platform honoring Huntington Beach’s competitive surfing community.
The 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing, owned and operated by IMG, will run from July 26 to August 3. All events are free and open to the public and can be viewed daily on the live webcast atwww.vansusopenofsurfing.com. The surfing event will also be syndicated internationally by IMG Media, bringing all the live action to more than 110 countries around the globe.
It was a hacksaw laugh that dissolved all problems and summoned you right into the task at hand, which more often than not involved something wild, adventurous, and maybe a little absurd.
Sonny Miller -- photographer, filmmaker, possessor of giant joie de vivre -- died of a heart attack yesterday. He was 53 years old. As I write, his Facebook page swells with tributes and remembrances and bursting love, something Sonny had in spades.
His nickname was Cap’n Fun. When he was hitting his straps, which was often, he’d break from whatever hysterical rant, eye you with that rosy-faced glint, and in a playful boast, say, “It’s Miller time!”
Sonny did water photography on Hollywood films, worked as a hired gun on countless surf films and videos, but he is best known for The Search series in the nineties, which he shot and directed. Traveling to far-flung locales with Tom Curren, Frankie Oberholzer, and friends suited his temperament. He loved the unknown, loved to wing it, was at his best with a map spread across the steering wheel of a four-wheel drive vehicle on some washboard dirt road a hundred miles from the nearest town.
Hanging out with Sonny was loads of fun. His raw, no-bullshit, squeeze-every-last-drop approach was infectious. In the early nineties he showed up to the Marui Pro in Hebara Beach, Japan with a suitcase full of hideous polyester outfits from the disco seventies -- canary yellow bell bottoms, vomit green shirts with giant collars, white patent-leather loafers, glitter ball necklaces, purple porkpie hats.
He summoned a band of merry pros over to his hotel, outfitted us, and led us on a wild romp through Tokyo’s Roppongi district. Whiskey was slugged from the bottle on the long train ride for which we’d bought no tickets. Ghetto blasters were hijacked. Dance moves, choreographed by Cap’n Fun and partner-in-crime Brad “The Gerr” Gerlach, were mastered (“Push, push, in the bush”). Fire extinguishers were plucked from their hangers and blasted across cars. Turnstyles were hopped. Cops were outrun. Hoity-toity nightclubs were snuck into. Dance floors were dominated. And belly laughs of the sort that may cure terminal diseases were had by all.
Sonny leaves us with a heap of great movies and images, but as someone who traveled with him a whole bunch, it’s his great sense of joy that I’ll remember most. There was no such thing as a bad time with Cap’n Fun.
Which is not to take away from Sonny’s robust work ethic. Yes, he was the last man standing at the bar or nightclub, but he was also the first guy up in the morning, pounding coffee, checking wave cams, loading vehicles with his extensive camera gear, and pushing, always pushing, to get the proverbial shot. At the 2006 Fiji Pro I found him shooting from the exposed reef at Cloudbreak long after all the other photographers had bailed. The tide was rising, and soon the spot where he was standing would be buried in Pacific Ocean. But the waves were good, and the light was golden, and Occy’s hacks were tossing spray all the way to Namotu.
“Do you want me to get one of the boatmen to pick you up?” I asked him as I was leaving to catch a ride back to Tavarua.
“No,” he said and nodded at his waterproof Pelican case. “When the water gets too high I’ll just pack everything in there and swim out to the lineup. I’ll find my way back to camp, no worries.”
Born in 1950 in San Jose, California, Sonny learned to surf at age 11 in North County San Diego, which would serve as home base between his frequent trips abroad. He began his career shooting still photos for Surfer and Breakout in the mid-eighties, and started making movies shortly thereafter. These were the early video days, but Sonny was a strong believer in film, shooting mostly 16mm.
“This thing about ‘filmmaker’,” he once told me, “It’s totally misleading. They’re calling video guys ‘filmmakers’, guys who’ve never once shot film.”
In 1997 Sonny won the Surfer Magazine Video of the Year Award for Searching for Tom Curren.
Sonny leaves us with a heap of great movies and images, but as someone who traveled with him a whole bunch, it’s his great sense of joy that I’ll remember most. There was no such thing as a bad time with Cap’n Fun. Plane delays, flat tires, waveless weeks at remote surf spots --Sonny always saw the bright side, always found the humor. From the very start of these adventures he’d hone in on something funny and turn it into an inside joke that would get batted around and bastardized and repurposed. By the end of the trip he’d have created a kind of secret language, eternally punctuated by his hacksaw laugh.
I spoke to him less than two weeks ago. He was looking after his dying mom, Suzanne, who’d had dementia for the last seven years, and with whom Sonny was both adoring son and best friend. She passed away on July 2. Sonny posted a loving note on Facebook which prompted a flood of condolence notes from friends. His final post was a self-portrait of a bearded, bright-eyed, smiling face toasting his cup of coffee at the world. His final words:
I get by with a little help from my friends! Live to Love! Love to Live! Love You Live! Hope to see y'all real soon ! #keepsmiling #relaxolivin #suzanna
The all new JP5.0 in Phase4 construction by Kinetik Racing combines their most popular S-M template with a brand new construction to produce the worlds most elite performance fin. The key development is the re-designed foil making the new Parko, lighter with thinner curve adding considerable speed, twang and agility to an already renowned outline. KR enhanced the new foil using Phase 4 construction. Vertical carbon strands add control from base to tip along the leading edge, this technique allows the back half of the fin to twist for additional acceleration out of turns. KR has also increased the surface area of 3k carbon in the base offering added support and drive.
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