Surf Articles by Date

November 2012

  • Four of Oakley's Hawaiian Contingent Invited to Prestigious Eddie Aikua Opening Ceremony

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    The world’s finest watermen gathered in a semi-circle on the white sand beach of Waimea Bay, their big boards laid out before them. Behind them, crowds six-deep enclosed the group of 50-plus athletes. The opening ceremony of what is commonly known as “The Eddie” has happened every winter on the North Shore of Oahu since 1984. In that time, however, the event, which has a three-month waiting period, has only run on seven occasions. The Bay calls the day.

  • Sebastian 'Seabass' Zietz Wins at Haleiwa and Qualifies for 2013 ASP World Tour; Takes Triple Crown Lead

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    It was a big weekend for Sebastian Zietz, the three-thumbed surfer from Kauai who is better known as Seabass. His win at Haleiwa at the Reef Hawaiian Pro brought on many firsts: his first major contest win as a professional surfer; his first time leading the Triple Crown of Surfing (with two events to go); and, the biggest first of his young career – his first time qualifying for the ASP World Tour.

  • Early Dispatches From the North Shore Oakley House; Triple Crown Season Begins

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    The Great Surfer Migration happens every year. Each winter, the flights are booked, beds and couches reserved, and board quivers prepared. Beginning in early November, masses of surfers and team managers, industry personalities and bikini-wearing hanger-ons arrive to Honolulu International Airport ready for whatever the Seven Mile Miracle along the North Shore of Oahu may present.

  • New "Oakley Dispatch" Episode: Crew Scores Empty, Slabbing Barrels in Java

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    “I would imagine it looks like Bali 30 years ago,” said Sebastian ‘Seabass’ Zietz upon arriving in Java. With so much less development, fewer motorbikes, and empty lineups than neighboring Bali, he might be right. In the eighth episode of the Oakley Dispatch Surf Webisode Series, Seabass, Danny Fuller, Dustin Barca and Eric Geiselman join up with Bali-transplant Lee Wilson and some other local talent in a four-day trip to Java, in hopes of discovering and capturing some of that Indo magic surf to themselves.