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ASP World Championship World Tour – Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach, Australia

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

One day left til the kick off of the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach. Part of the ASP World Championship Tour, this event brings together great surfers from all over like Kelly Slater, Taj Burrow, Sofia Mulanovich, and last year’s winners Stephanie Gilmore and Joel Parkinson. A 12 day event, this year is dedicated to 3x winner Michael Peterson, who passed away earlier this year.

This year you can follow online live or watch clips of what you missed. Check out other attendees’ images as well as professional shots. The forecasts are calling for great surf! Watch online at live.ripcurl.com and follow the event on twitter @RipCurlPro.

Round One Schedule for Men:

Heat 1: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 2: Owen Wright (AUS), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Raoni Monteiro (BRA), Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 5: Taj Burrow (AUS), Kolohe Andino (USA), Nic Muscroft (AUS)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Brett Simpson (USA), Davey Cathels (AUS)
Heat 7: Julian Wilson (AUS), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 8: Gabriel Medina (AUS), Mick Fanning (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 9: Josh Kerr (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 10: Michel Bourez (PYF), Damien Hobgood (USA), C.J. Hobgood (USA)
Heat 11: Alejo Muniz (BRA), John John Florence (HAW), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 12: Heitor Alves (BRA), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)

Round One Schedule for Women:

Heat 1: Laura Enever (AUS), Paige Hareb (NZL), Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Heat 2: Tyler Wright (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW), Jacqueline Silva (BRA)
Heat 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Lakey Peterson (USA), Nikki Van Dyke (AUS)
Heat 4: Carissa Moore (AUS), Pauline Ado (FRA), Justine Dupont (FRA)
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 6: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Sofia Mulanovich (PER), Sarah Mason (NZL)

A Bit of Towson Longboarding!

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Concrete playground from Whitney Shefte on Vimeo.

Towson has some pretty serious parking garages and a whole subculture of late night longboarders that ride them. This is a short (3 minutes) documentary about them. Also, can you spot one of our stickers at 0:28?

Red Tide Surfing!

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Red Tide Surfing San Diego 2011 Bioluminescence from Loghan Call on Vimeo.

No, someone didn’t mess with the video – these waves are really glowing blue!  It’s a natural occurrence called “red tide,” where phytoplankton bloom in mass. This particular species of phytoplankton glow when disturbed. What’s also great is the plankton (unless youre eating it) wont harm you – it’s totally safe to swim and surf in, at least on the west coast. Apparently red tides in Florida in the recent past have had a lot of toxic issues. No fair! The video here was taken in San Diego last summer.

Look for red tides in late summer or early fall if there has been warm water for a long period of time followed by a cold water upwelling creating the perfect conditions for an algae bloom.

sources:
http://www.surfline.com/community/whoknows/whoknows.cfm?id=1086
http://www.good.is/post/intermission-surfing-neon-waves/
https://vimeo.com/29871792

Small Business Saturday!

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

The Holiday shopping season is upon us! With Thanksgiving just next week, and Black Friday to follow, it’s really time to get your lists together and come up with a shopping plan! Hopefully your plan is better than mine, which is to not think about it until the very last minute and then REALLY stress over it! Ah, tis the season, right?

When planning your Thanksgiving weekend attack, keep in mind that Saturday the 26th is the 2nd Annual Small Business Saturday! This is a great day to support your community and your favorite small businesses this Holiday season.

PLUS if you register an eligible American Express card and spend $25 or more at a small business on Small Business Saturday, American Express will give you $25 back!

To find out more information, including how to register your card, visit www.facebook.com/ShopSmall and pledge to shop small this year.

Fells Point Surf Co Care Packages!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

College life can be tough! Send your student some love while they’re surfing the books. Buy any item at any of our locations, and we’ll send it to your loved one along with some college essentials and not-so-essentials. We have three package options to choose from -$25, $35, and $45- and we’ll pack it up and ship it out for you, too! Deadline is September 11th and all packages will be shipped September 13th!

Make a Wish!

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Ah, the holidays are approaching. That means family, food, and… making wishes on dead animal bones. Wait, what? Why are we doing that? Turns out, this tradition dates all the way back to the Etruscan civilization around 300BC.

The Etruscans lived on the Italian Peninsula, and they believed that fowl had the secret gift of fortune telling. This was for a couple reasons: 1. when a man wanted an egg, he had to wait for the hen to squawk and announce it was coming; and 2. the rooster announced the new day by crowing at dawn. This belief led to the “hen oracles.” If someone wanted an important question answered by these oracles, they would draw a large circle divided into 20 parts (one part for each letter of the Etruscan alphabet), place food in each section, and record the order in which the hen pecked.  The letters picked could represent something like the first letter of your future wife’s name, for example.

After writing her message, the hen was sacrificed. The collarbone, considered sacred, was hung out for days in the sun to dry. Then, villagers were allowed to touch the bone while making a wish. Voila: the wishbone!

So, how did this trickle down to our current tradition? Well, when the Romans conquered the countryside, they began taking on many of the traditions of people such as the Etruscans. Only instead of just touching the wishbone to make a wish, they would fight over them, and, you can see where this is going, they would break them. The idea of the wishbone then migrated to England, where eventually the pilgrims brought it to the New World. Only when the pilgrims got here, they realized Plymouth Rock was surrounded by wild turkeys, so the tradition was transferred from chickens to turkeys.

In the 1930s, the wishbone was so popular as a sign of good luck that it could be found in artwork or inscribed on gold coins. One could even buy little wishbone charms. It is also said that the phrases “I need a lucky break” and “I never get a break” are derived from this tradition.

And there you go. Just droppin’ a little knowledge on you this holiday season.

We aren’t the only ones catching waves!

Monday, August 30th, 2010
english.chinatibetnews.com

Without a doubt. . . dogs surfing is cool!

Click on the link below to watch a great video of dogs surfing!

http://www.petcentric.com/Theater/Video/Surf-Dogs-of-San-Diego.aspx?videoid=167624026001 

Saving the Planet. . .One shopping trip at a time

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Eco-Friendly Products

Today, more and more companies are aiming to create products that are environment friendly. Some may create items that are from organic materials while others use recycled materials. We are proud that we carry a variety of products ranging from boardshorts, to shoes to items for the home, and even skateboards that are considered eco-friendly!

Sanuk Donna Hemp: Made of Hemp, which is biodegradable

Billabong Recycler Series Boardshorts: Made from recycled plastic bottles

Recycled Paper Vase: Made from Recycled Magazines

Planet Earth EZ bags: Reusable totes

Mighty Wallets: 100% Recyclable

Sector 9 Bamboo Series: Decks made from 100% Bamboo

Klean Kanteen: Reusable, BPA Free

It’s back! City Paper’s Best of Baltimore Readers’ Poll!!!

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Every year the City Paper has their annual readers’ poll for the Best of Baltimore. If you’ve never heard of it, it is the readers, customers, and locals that are voting for their favorite places in this fantastic city! The voting can range from best shopping, dining, and entertainment to almost anything you could think of. Sure, it’s wonderful to be noticed by critics and editors but to have our loyal customers and friends vote for us means that we are doing something right! Since there isn’t a best surf shop, this category fits us best so we are aiming to win Best Local Fashion Boutique.
Here is the website and directions to voting:
http://www.citypaper.com/bob/poll.asp

Please don’t forget our neighbors!

The Corduroy Button- Best Local Children’s Clothing Store
Su Casa- Best Local Furniture Store, Best Home Accessory Store

Deadline is September 1st!

Hello world!

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Wow, Fells Point Surf Co is finally online.  It’s about time.  We have been working hard to launch our new website and we hope that you enjoy it.  Please cut us a little slack as the site is still a work in progress.  We will continue to add products and features often to keep things fresh and exciting.  We are looking forward to starting this new adventure!