Meet the girls of the Roxy House. We can’t tell you where it is, just that these girls have got the most amazing view of The North Shore. Click to read about life in the Roxy House.
Get your vote in early for the Surfer Poll , this is where YOU get to vote for your Top 10 Men Surfers and Top 5 Women Surfers AS well as your favorite movie. Now if I were to Vote, I know my favorite movie would be “Dear and Yonder“ Top 5 Female is where it gets tricky because I am sure it is a toss up between Sofia Mulanovich, Sally Fitzgibbons, Bruna Shmitz, Rosy Hodge, Megan Abubo, Lisa Andersen… I mean they are ALL AMAZING! Do your best and stay tuned for the results and LIVE WEBCAST September 15th.
December 6th was a very special night on the North Shore. The entire community came out to celebrate “Surf Night” at Sunset Elementary.
“Surf Night” is a fundraiser for the music program at the school. At least 50 top surfers were there, showing their support to the kids, school and community. Roxy team riders Kelia Moniz, Laura Enever and Bruna Smitz, signed over 400 posters for the kids!
There was a great turn out. Lines to get into the fundraiser stretched all around the school. People waited for hours to get in! It’s cool because a lot of the surfers signing autographs were in the student’s shoes a couple of years ago.
The result is music to our ears! Over $12,000 was raised and along with other fundraising efforts throughout the year, they now have enough money to support a music teacher and the music program for the entire year!!!
Waves were coming up so we decided to head over to shoot Haleiwa. Haleiwa is a great wave where the surfers can get in powerful turns and test their skills. We all had a great time, and experienced something different. First off, Sally had amazing waves but then as she was paddling back out she got caught inside and landed on the reef. She is such a legend that she still surfed for 2 hours with the scraped on her back. Then, Bruna Shmitz was also having a blast on her 5’11 shortboard, catching amazing waves….yep on her way paddling back out a set wave broke her board into 2 pieces, and that was her FAVORITE board! She came back in and grabbed another board then continued to surf for over an hour. My girls are so amazing and just love surfing SO much!!! Now, Laura Enever had a different experience; she surfed 2 sessions each were well over an hour, then came in to tandem surf with our new Roxy girl Melia Gore who is 6. Words just can’t explain how CUTE and jaw dropping this was!!
Stephanie Gilmore Wins Roxy Pro Hawaii and the 2008 Women’s World Title
The battle on the big waves at the Roxy Pro Hawaii wrapped up today with Stephanie Gilmore taking home the gold and the 2008 Women’s World Title. In front of a cheering crowd at Sunset Beach, on the North Shore of Oahu, Roxy’s four-time world champion Lisa Andersen presented “Happy Gilmore” with her two awards.
The title was on the line during the final heat at the Roxy Pro Hawaii and it came down to a race between Gilmore and Silvana Lima. In the last minutes of the competition Gilmore scored a 8.5, to put her in first, 1.67 points ahead of Lima’s 14.16.
The Roxy Pro Hawaii is the second stop on the Vans Triple Crown of surfing, the final event in Maui starts December 8th. For more on the competition and final results please go to: http://roxy.wetsand.com/
Aloha all~ It is the Final day of the Roxy Pro and we are very excited to run in beautiful 4-6 foot clean waves. Lisa Andersen just flew in and she will be on the mic for the live webcast,; where you can watch live as Roxy’s Sofia Mulanovich, Sally Fitzgibbons, LeeAnne Curren and Megan Abubo all compete in the FINAL rounds.
Three of the six trialist are still in the running, Sally Fitzgibbons, LeeAnne Curren and Coco Ho; These up and comers are a force to be reackon with…
Aloha~ It is day 6 here at the Roxy Pro Hawaii, and the waves at Sunset are so massive that they are running the Men’s event all day. There are actually 2 different swells happening right now, which is making the line up really messy. The Roxy Pro will hopefully continue tomorrow afternoon to start with the Quarterfinals with the swell going down. In the Quarter finals we have Roxy’s Sofia Mulanovich, Megan Abubo, Sally Fitzgibbons, and Lee Anne Curren all hoping to get thru to the Final. Here are their thought on surfing Sunset…..
Wednesday night was THE night to throw a celebration party; and what better than a charity party for Keep A Breast, a foundation for Breast Cancer awareness. The venue was the classic Haleiwa Joes and by was it packed! There were so many people there, and many from the Womens World tour competing in the Roxy Pro. Gosh, there was tons of great artwork, and especially on the breast molds.
We woke up to a massive swell with great conditions, so the Roxy Pro started with the Trialist heat and through to the end of Round 2. The trials went great, this next generation of girls are definitely stepping up. Check out this you-tube of how scary Sunset can be, trust me I paddled out to "caddy" for Sally Fitzgibbons and I had nervous belly that a close out wave would get me!!