Surf with Us// the HOB season Winter 2018/2019
– North Shore early Winter update
High Surf Warning Issued for N- & W-Facing Shores of Big Island
//This is a Civil Defense message for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at 10 a.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for a large NW swell to impact Hawai‘i Island from Upolu Point to South Point.
A High Surf Warning means there is a threat to life and property from the surf.
Surf is forecast to build through Saturday along north and west shores and peak late tonight through Sunday. The highest threat for coastal impacts will coincide with the high tide, which occurs at 8 a.m. Sunday./… all here/
2019 APB World Tour schedule
//The biggest surprise is the inclusion of the queen of all waves in the official list of events. Teahupoo and Surf Lakes have not been included in the calendar.
The Pipeline Pro Hawaii has a 13-day waiting period and kicks off on February 24, on the North Shore of Oahu.
However, Mike Stewart and his team will only have one day to run the show and crown a champion.
The 4-Star competition is part of the Qualifying Event Series Tour (QEST), which means it is open to 48 elite and non-elite riders.
The 2019 APB World Tour will then fly to South America for a single event in Brazil (Itacoatiara), and three stages in Chile (Antofagasta, Iquique, and Arica)./… all here/
The CT Will End at Pipe the Next 3 Years, Or How Local Government Saved Pro Surfing
//On Saturday the World Surf League issued a press release announcing that on the heels of a highly-watchable conclusion to the 2018 season, the League has secured approval to run all of its Hawaii events during the same periods for the next three years.
That news may feel rather anti-climactic if you were either unaware or forgot about the controversy between the WSL and the City of Honolulu back in February.
Here’s a refresher: the City of Honolulu and the County each require those wishing to hold surf contests to file the necessary paperwork. Apparently, though, in 2019 the WSL wished to kick the year off with the Pipe Masters instead of ending the year on the North Shore. To do that, their hope was to simply change the name of the 2019 Volcom Pipe Pro to the Pipe Masters and vice versa – different contests by name alone. The City of Honolulu’s mayor, Kirk Caldwell, however, explained that a Qualifying Series contest is very different from a Championship Tour event in terms of attendance, environmental impact, and therefore the City could not approve the change.// … all here/
see you all on the lineup….