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Mick Fanning won the 2013 ASP World Title at 9:30 AM, HST. He was in the first heat of the morning — against CJ Hobgood — and things were not going so well for him. Fanning was stumbling through an eight-wave closeout streak while CJ had been chipping away with mid-range scores. Time dwindled and Mick needed a substantial score. Then, at 9:30, Mick caught a roll in, check-turn-stalled and got blasted out of a Pipeline cavern. And the title became his, unofficially.

To officially claim his third world title, Mick had to beat Yadin Nicol in the Quarters. Yadin got a ten in the earlier rounds, and was certainly not going to waver for his countryman. He packed a 9.33 and a 7.57; Mick looked defeated. With five minutes left, whitewater exploded on the third reef. Mick had priority and was in perfect position, but he needed a 9.57. The whole beach jumped to their feet, but deja vu jumped even higher. At 11:40 AM, with time dwindling, Mick caught a roll in, check-turn-stalled and got blasted out of a Pipeline cavern. The clock ran out.

The judges took their sweet with the decision. Was it a 9.57? An 8.67? A 9.33? They watched the replay again and again, and when it finally came time to judge, they deemed the wave a 9.7. And Mick Fanning won the world title at 11:45. -Brendan Buckley

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Thursday, 12 December 2013 14:10

Darci Liu Represending China刘丹代表中国

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Media Release in ShangHai Swatch Art Peace Hotel 在上海斯沃琪艺术中心和平饭店出席媒体发布会

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Surf photo from the Swatch Girls Pro China 斯沃琪世界女子长板比赛中的英姿



Friday, 06 September 2013 09:28

5th September 2013

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013 13:50

14th August 2013

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Monday, 12 August 2013 12:17

Super Typhoon UTOR

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The alert status is YELLOW… There is an elevated risk that Hong Kong will be affected by a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours…



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Super Typhoon UTOR (T1311/11W) has weakened into a Severe Typhoon after moving across Luzon… UTOR made landfall near Casiguran during night… It traversed Luzon and entered the South China Sea this morning…

Thursday, 08 August 2013 15:23

8th August 2013

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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 07:56

7th August 2013

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6-813 typhoon waves

Monday, 15 July 2013 15:50

July 2013

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Monday, 24 June 2013 10:30

June 23rd-24th Typhoon Wave

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After having been flat for a long time finally we got some Typhoon waves this week in Dadonghai beach, all the local surfers are pretty stoked. The 23rd is the first day the Typhoon brought waves, most of the waves were over head high but not very clean, and the waves were breaking way too fast. Also there was not much time between sets so it was very difficult to paddle out.


The next day June 24th, Waves were perfectly clean before the tide dropped at around 4pm, then the wind died down and the waves got very clean. Most of the sets were shoulder to head high - it was definitely a fun day for all the Long boarders and short boarders.


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Monica Guo Riding the Typhoon waves on the nose, one of the best Chinese surfer girl。




Thursday, 25 September 2008 18:14

China’s Surfers Await Typhoon Hagupit

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China's mainland surfing community may have missed out on this summer's typhoon season, but with Typhoon Hagupit looming off the North coast of the Philippians and headed South of Hong Kong, surfers in China are waxing up their boards and preparing for a few days of solid surfing.

As all surfers know, typhoon swells bring waves and waves bring surfers out from their hiding places among the rest of society to embrace the oncoming surf with a zest and fortitude that makes some think of them as a crazy lot.  While others are boarding up their windows and bringing their laundry, surfers in
are pulling out their big wave boards and planning how to get to the often inaccessible surf spots.

While summer is often the prime season for surfing in
Hong Kong and Hainan Island
, this past season has not produced nearly as many surfable days as 2007's epic surf season.  But with summer all but a fading memory, winter's East coast facing beaches are poised to take on the ensuing swell from Hagupit... and local surfers are ready.

"Yeah, this summer's been a bummer," claims local surfer Matt Hammond - operator of a website dedicated to surfing in Hainan, "usually we get a couple decent typhoons passing to the South of us during the summer, but this year they've all passed East of the Philippians."

They say you can plan a picnic but not predict the weather, well for surfers in
China, this Tuesday through Friday should bring consistent surf with waves reaching heights of up to 3.5 meters in some locations.  For those who know how to find the best spots, it could be a magical week and a great early kickoff to the winter season.


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