Things To Do In The Surf World

WSA Teams Up With Toys For Tots

Beginning in 1947, Toys For Tots is a well known charitable organization created and run by marines that collects millions of new unwrapped toys for local tots. Their goal is to give hope to those needy youngsters that probably won't get anything from Santa this year.

The WSA has teamed up with the charity for event five of their Gatorade Championship Tour, running December 5-6 at Oceanside South Jetty. Competitors, as well as those in the crowd, are asked to bring a shiny new toy to put in the barrels that'll be put around the beach. The marines will be collecting gifts and donations on the 5th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don't be Scrooge; come watch the contestants shred and put a smile on some kids face this Christmas.

The Quiksilver In Memory Of Eddie Aikau

When: Late Sunday through Tuesday

Waves: 20-25 ft. True Waimea style.

Likelihood of Running: 70%

With phenomenal conditions heading in late this weekend the Quicksilver In Memory Of Eddie Aikau fueled by Monster Energy is gearing up for gnarly surf. The first swell is scheduled for Saturday with a warm up swell of 15-18 ft and depending on conditions the second swell is rolling in somewhere around Monday. Come out and celebrate, honor, and commemorate the life of surf legend Eddie Aikau at Waimea Bay. Bring your tsunami board, your lea, your camera, and a tasty beverage brewed to perfection.

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Airwalk And Surfrider Beach Clean Up

Need a new pair of shoes? Airwalk is sponsoring a beach cleanup in conjunction with the Oahu chapter of the Surfrider Foundation at Sunset Beach Park on December 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The first 25 people who show up will get an exclusive signature shoe designed by Airwalk's Anastasia Ashley. Free T-Shirts will also be on hand all day long and lunch will be provided. So come get free clothing, save our oceans and beaches, and chow down on free food (because you know everything tastes better when you aren't paying for it).

All I Want For The Holidays Is A Clean Ocean

American Express has just joined project BLUE, the environmental initiative established to raise funds in support of the non-profit Surfrider Foundation. American Express will donate $5 per transaction, up to $10,000, to the Surfrider Foundation each time any American Express Card is used to purchase products on between November 27 and December 31, 2009.

While the project BLUE product line is constantly evolving, it currently includes a range of organic cotton t-shirts, polarized sunglasses, surf watches, footwear, surf traction accessories, in addition to a selection of boardshorts, wetsuits and backpacks all made from recycled plastic bottles. Buy your Christmas presents, buy yourself a present, we don't really care. Just buy.

Learn more about project BLUE and American Express at

Huge Surf For The O'Neill World Cup for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

With ridiculously large sets rolling into Waimea Bay, the O'Neill World Crown is rapidly becoming a competition the surfing world will never forget. Give yourself an early Christmas present and catch a plane to the North Shore. If your boss doesn't like that idea very much, head online and watch the live action at

Kick Off Party For The Billabong Pro Maui

Monday, December 7, Billabong is celebrating the beginning of the final contest of the year for the ASP Women's World Championship Tour. There will be live performances by Donavan Frankenreiter, the Unifires and DJ Keala Kennelly at the Ritz-Carlton, and Kapalua Beach House Lawn. Presale tickets range from $5-$10 with a food donation to benefit the Maui Food Bank. Tickets are available at the Billabong Lahaina store located at 744 Front Street. Find details at

Volcom's Holiday Acoustic Show

Free free free. It seems like all I ever write about is free food, free clothes, free music. We should start charging for telling all you freeloaders about this stuff.

Anyways, another free show this Saturday, December 5, at the Volcom store in Santa Barbara. Daniel Davies of Long Year Disaster is gonna be rocking out with blues (is that an oxymoron?) for a holiday acoustic show. Come listen to the music and shop around. Doors open at 4 p.m.

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