9 posts tagged Surf
SUPERGIRL PRO // We’re getting ready for the SuperGirl Pro kicking off tomorrow in Oceanside, CA. The event runs August 9-11 w/ our educational booth being onsite this Saturday, August 11th. The best female surfers in the world will be com
We just wrapped 5 phenomenal days of educational outreach at the biggest surf contest in the world, the US Open of Surfing, in Huntington Beach, CA!
Stay tuned in the next few days for a full recap & photos…
Check One, Two!
B4BC Team Riders Sage Erickson & Malia Manuel.
It’s Personal for B4BC’s intern Shannon Dieringer - a long-time supporter of B4BC, South Bay native and healthy, active girl! Read her story here:
I’ve always believed that nature is the best dose of medicine, like one big band-aid. Unfortunately not everyone has access to such amenities. The ability to provide recreational experiences so others could share in my vision has become a passion of mine. My grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer twice and I’m very thankful that she survived both instances. When my grandfather lost the battle against brain cancer I quickly found my second passion…finding a way to prevent cancer.
I discovered a way to unite my two passions and quickly began pursuing my degree in Therapeutic Recreation at Cal State University - Long Beach. Therapeutic Recreation uses activities such as surfing to facilitate healing and growth. What better a place to quiet your mind than the ocean or a snowy mountain? Nature is so inspiring and when people are inspired, great things happen.
I have followed B4BC since high school, and when they relocated to my hometown of the South Bay, I knew I had to be a part of the cause. After working at E.T. Surfboards for 5 years, I decided to pursue my dream of being a part of the fight against breast cancer. I am excited to share my vision, and bring the action sports community together in support of B4BC’s amazing cause.
Shannon’s background in therapeutic recreation and healthy, active pursuits will be contributing greatly to B4BC’s Survivorship Fund and end-of-summer Surf/SUP ReTreat for breast cancer survivors. You will also find her rallying teams for local SUP races as the B4BC Brigade continues to grow. We’re stoked to have you in the mix, girl!
If you’d like to tell us why It’s Personal for you, please send your story, in written or video form, to email@example.com!
IT’S PERSONAL // B4BC’s Crystal Yang was at the Beachley Classic all last week in Dee Why, Australia with our surf team riders. While there she caught up with team rider Malia Manuel to share why breast cancer is personal for her…
B4BC’s Courtney Conlogue Wins 2012 Commonwealth Beachley Classic
After three days of tough competition, B4BC’s Team Rider Courtney Conlogue proved her place on top in her first WCT victory. Not far behind was B4BC’s Malia Manuel who met Courtney in the finals today at the Commonwealth Beachley Classic, which is nothing to snuff at.
Malia, who was ranked No. 10 on the ASP at the start of the event, defeated No. 1 ranked Stephanie Gilmore in the Quarterfinals and Tyler Wright in the Semis. Her rookie year has been quite impressive, as she is now sixth on the ASP World Championship Tour and is now the highest ranked 2012 rookie. In 2011, she was only the second woman to grace the cover of TransWorld Surf magazine in its 10 years of print (the first was Stephanie Gilmore in 2010).
“Of course the best part of the event was making it to the finals and being a part of our community here,” said Malia. “I looked up to Layne all my life and to see her accomplish so much as a surfer, still be behind women’s surfing and be a strong voice for us means a lot.”
With waves significantly smaller than the last two days, in addition to talent, a little luck was needed as well. The strength, sprays, ability to go completely vertical on the wave and the overall skill of both finalists were the topics of conversation around the beach. Those who may not be familiar with surfing soon became familiar with the names, Courtney Conlogue and Malia Manuel.
Courtney was able to select the best waves in all of her heats, with one wave that earned her a 9.0 in the Semifinals. In the final, her patience in wave selection allowed her to boast multiple turns with power, including a 360 spin that didn’t go unnoticed by fans. As she came up from her final, Steph and close pal Sally Fitzgibbons greeted the champ on their shoulders and carried her all the way to the stage.
“I’m speechless right now!” she said. “It’s been two years on the ASP Women’s World Championship Tour where I kept losing in the Quarterfinals. Then today after winning my Quarterfinal I just tried to go and win the thing…I’m really stoked to have won this event and it meant a lot to me to have Steph and Sally chair me up the beach.”
We are so proud of our girls for making it to their first WCT final. Keep it up – we are cheering you on all the way!
[B4BC’s Crystal Yang is in Australia reporting on all of the action.]
After days of non-stop rain, Day One at The Commonwealth Beachley Classic welcomed a break in the wet conditions as 17 of the world’s elite women surfers graced the stage at Dee Why in Manly Beach, Australia. As we arrived on-site this morning, the sun greeted us for what was to be a gorgeous day and stayed until the day wrapped with Round Two, Heat Two.
Put on by seven-time women’s world champ Layne Beachley, the seventh annual comp is known for being the richest surfing event on the women’s ASP tour, as the ladies vie for a piece of the $130,000 total prize purse.
Among the field of competitors were B4BC team riders Courtney Conlogue, Malia Manuel and Sage Erickson who shone in stormy wave conditions. The ladies displayed strength and athleticism as they whipped through beautiful, open wave faces and close outs in the jade waters.
Friend of B4BC Coco Ho went against No. 2 ranked Carissa Moore and led the heat until the last 30 seconds when Carissa answered back and took the winning position. However, it was clear that Coco consistently surfed with power and grace as her name was called over and over again over the loud speakers.
Following Courtney’s heat, I got to catch up with her after her winner’s interview.
When asked about navigating the tricky terrain by the infamous Dee Why reef, “If you don’t get the timing right, you definitely get a beating out there,” said a very energetic Courtney. Luckily, our girl did some reconnaissance with the locals yesterday about the break.
“Ever since I was little, I looked up to Layne (Beachley) and Lisa (Anderson). I love how Layne supports women’s surfing and what she is doing for the sport. Judges look for exciting surfing so I look forward to surfing exciting, getting a good result and keep punching through to the next level. That’s what it’s all about,” she added.
Sage and Malia went head-to-head in Round Two, Heat Two where wave conditions became increasingly became more and more difficult to pick out, with the increase in wind and chop. However, it was Malia who emerged as the winner in a tight scoring face-off.
To end an eventful first day, the day wrapped with a picture perfect rainbow near the lineup.
Stay tuned as the excitement continues as Courtney and Malia advance to Day Two tomorrow…
B4BC x NSP // All of this SUP talk has inspired us to get our NSP-New Surf Project stand up paddle boards set-up for an afternoon paddle today! NSP stands behind our mission of leading an active/healthy lifestyle and have co-branded a collection of B4BC stand ups, as well as a line of B4BC surf boards in their Surf Betty line with a portion of the proceeds benefiting B4BC!
Check out these fantastic boards at http://www.newsurfproject.com/
Be Healthy. Get Active. Ride!
After 16 years, B4BC is now happy to be rooted in the South Bay (Los Angeles) alongside some of the biggest names and hearts in the action sports community. And a lot of these amazingly beautiful people officially welcomed us “home” as part of the Legends of Surf / Spyder Surf Fest weekend festivities.
For those that missed out, check out a little video recap of the B4BC Seaside Soiree, courtesy of our lovely friends at Havoc TV.
A very special thank you goes out to event host Bo Bridges, Havoc TV, Dickie (Spyder), Jani (AMI Productions, Volcom/Electric), Mick Kelleher / MK + The Gentlemen, Jeff/Gareth (Watermans) as well as event sponsors Kona Brewing Company, One Hope Wine, Vox DJs, Release the Clutch Media and all that contributed to and supported the silent auction.
Following the kick-off event, we were stoked to attend Friday night’s Big Wave Challenge Awards & Surf Film Fest. Saturday brought plenty of sunshine, music, good vibes and the B4BC Outreach Experience! to the festival village. B4BC Ambassadors Mimi Knoop & Allysha Bergado joined us to meet-n-greet fans, sign autographs and take part in the educational outreach.
This is just the beginning of the many things to come. We look forward to piloting programs with these friends, community leaders and giving back at every turn AND extending these programs to our hubs in Brooklyn/NYC, Toronto and all points in between. Feel free to join us for the ride. It’s gonna be good!
We hope that wherever you are, the weather is as beautiful as it is here in sunny L.A. Spring has brought on some lovely weather, and we are loving every minute of it! Take advantage of the sunshine and move your workouts outdoors. Being active and exercising regularly is a crucial way to help prevent breast cancer. Physical activity builds muscle and reduces body fat, and reduces your exposure to certain ovarian hormones. Plus, it’ll make you feel and look great for bathing suit season! Bored with jogging around your neighborhood? Try something new! Here are a few fun ways to stay fit:
1. Take a hike. A two hour hike can burn up to 900 calories! It can also give you a chance to take in some beautiful views instead of staring down at a treadmill screen.
2. Kayak. Are you close to water? Rent a kayak and burn 375 calories per hour of steady paddling.
3. Surf or stand up paddle. Speaking of water sports, surfing burns about 200 calories per hour, and stand up paddling can burn about 500 per hour of intense paddling. Both also require a lot of balance, which is great for your core!
4. Skate. Bust out your retro roller skates or pick up a skateboard and burn 370 calories in an hour, and have way more fun than you would on that elliptical machine.
What are you waiting for? Get off of your computer, go outside, and get moving!