Archive for September, 2008

International Event : Roxy Jam Cardiff

Pacific Beach Native And Roxy Surfer Jen Smith Claims Second Spot In Final

The final day of the Roxy Jam Cardiff presented by Schick Quattro for Women, featuring the Linda Benson Womens World Longboard Pro got underway Sunday, with blue skies and fair conditions. Competition was fierce for the third and final day of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) sanctioned six-star event at Cardiff Reef. A packed beach of spectators witnessed local surfers Cori Schumacher and Jen Smith battle it out for the top prize and title of Womens U.S. Regional Longboarding Champion.

Cori Schumacher and Jen Smith were joined by Pacific Beach longboarder Summer Romero and Australian Chelsea Williams in the thirty-minute final. From the very beginning of the contest Cardiff local Cori proved she was in it to win it, stealing the show from day one with a 9.75 in her first heat, the highest scoring wave of the contest. Cori was a finalist in the Roxy Jam Cardiff in 2006, but did not compete in the event last year, leaving her with a low seed for this years event. She surfed seven heats to win the contest taking second only once in the Round of 32, where she narrowly knocked out favorites Lindsay Steinriede and Leah Dawson to advance to the Quarterfinals.


Tote Painting at Roxy Jam Cardiff

Though Cori stood out throughout the contest, Roxy team rider and defending event champion Jen Smith gave her a run for her money, jumping out to an early lead in the finals and staying close on her heels, with the top spot coming down to a paddle race for position. Cori was able to lock in two great waves for a heat score of 16.50 out of 20, and with just minutes left in the heat nailed an 8.0 leaving Jen Smith in need of a near-perfect 10 to win the final. Though she came up shy of win, Jen posted strong scores with a heat total of 13.05.

“I am so happy! Thank you to Roxy, the ASP and Linda Benson for giving us this event,” said Cori Schumacher. “The waves were amazing and the girls are all so talented. With the caliber of surfing in the quarterfinals, it could have been the finals. I knew I just had to get the right wave.”

In addition to the $15,000 purse prize, presenting sponsor Schick Quattro for Women awarded a $3,000 Schick Quattro for Women Style Award to Pacific Beach goofy-footer Summer Romero for her super long nose ride on a righthander in the Semifinals, for which she was awarded a 9.0. Hansens Surf Shop gave a second $3,000 purse prize for the Wave of the Day to regular-footer Bianca Valenti of Hawaii for her huge off the top 9.0 ride in the Quarterfinals.


PINK TOUR bus at Roxy Jam Cardiff

The pro finals and award ceremony finished up in the early afternoon, allowing the contestants to join their families and more than 3,000 spectators at the beach festival, featuring Roxy and other sponsor tents, free hairstyling by Paul Mitchell and make-your-own custom Roxy flip flops. By far the most entertaining part of the late afternoon was the Surftechs Womens Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Challenge, an open-entry three-person paddleboard relay.


Jen Smith on the waves

Closing out the weekend of fun was the board shapers raffle with seven boards being auctioned off. Over the three day weekend all proceeds from the Roxy Jam Cardiff were donated to the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy to help raise community awareness about urban run-off and to supplement the Conservancys water quality testing program.

International Event : Quiksilver Pro France Champion

Adrian Buchan Beats Kelly Slater to be Crowned Quiksilver Pro France Champion

HOSSEGOR, France (Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008) – Adrian Buchan (AUS) has beaten eight-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) to win his first ever ASP World Tour event – the Quiksilver Pro France – in Hossegor, France today.

Buchan beat Slater 15.73 to 15.16 in a tight heat held at Les Bourdaines this afternoon. The final berth was the first of Buchan’s ASP World Tour career. Prior to winning the Quiksilver Pro France, Buchan he had never advanced from the quarterfinal round.

“I can’t believe it, to have Kelly in the final and to beat him, I am speechless,” Buchan said. “He is my hero. I have watched him win five events this year – he has just been phenomenal. He sets the bar so high for all of us guys, I am really thankful that surfing has got such a great custodian.”


8th Time ASP World Champion – Kelly Slater

Had Buchan lost the heat, Slater would have clinched his ninth ASP World Title. Buchan led the heat for most of the 35-minute affair with Slater needing a very attainable 7.51 to change the situation. The eight-time ASP World Champion caught a wave with seconds to go but came up short.

“I tried not to think about it paddling out for the final,” Buchan said. “I had visions of him winning the title but I just tried to focus on myself and what I had to do out there – get two really good waves. Luckily Kelly did not get that one at the end.”

Buchan, who has been on tour for three years, spent the first half of his rookie year injured. He earned an injury wildcard to compete on the tour in 2007 and finished the year rated 19th. He jumps to world No. 9 with this result.

“I have been injured so obviously doing well and to have a win today makes it all sweet,” Buchan said. “My goal this year was to finish in the top 10 so we’ll see, we might have to take a look at reassessing that.”


Adrian Buchan

Slater dug deep in an effort to win his sixth event of the season, willing a last minute wave to pop up in the dying seconds. Despite needing a relatively small score, he was unable to pull out the last-minute comeback he’s renowned for.

“It’s cool that it came down to a wave in the end, at least it made it interesting,” Slater said. “Truth is though, Ace was more in sync with it. He got those open face ones and did the turns. I had one wave I surfed pretty good on that I knew was going to get me back in it. Then I just needed a chance in the end but there wasn’t quite enough time – I should have pushed for a 40-minute final.”

Slater only earned a 2.23 on the wave he caught with three seconds left. He will now have to wait until the next event in Mundaka to have another chance to clinch.

“I didn’t think I had the chance to win with that last ride,” Slater said. “I would have been bummed if they gave me the score on it. Maybe people didn’t see it, but my foot came off, I didn’t make that 360 very clean and I didn’t really get above the lip on that air. Maybe if there would have been a punt section where I could have done a big air I could have possibly gotten the score, but I knew that score wasn’t going to be close. It’s frustrating though, to be so close – literally one score away from winning the title. I guess at this point I’m two heat wins from winning the title.”

If Kelly finishes 9th or better in Mundaka he will win the world title. If he bows out with a 17th or 33rd and Mick Fanning (AUS) or Taj Burrow (AUS) win the event, the race continues until Brazil.

Slater beat Adriano de Souza (BRA) in the semifinals today. De Souza and Slater have now met eight times, with Slater getting the best of the Brazilian each time. De Souza moves to World No. 4 with the result.

“It is great to surf against Kelly,” de Souza said. “He pushes my level further and forces you to put so much energy into the heat. I learned so much from this heat and I hope that next time I can get past that one. I am really proud. I came to Europe to get some really good results and I did already so I am really happy. Making the semis is a really good result for me so I hope I can keep it up and stay in the Top 10 –that is my main focus this year.”

Buchan beat Damien Hobgood (USA) in the semifinals en route to his maiden victory.


Surf champions

“I never really had a stellar heat the whole contest, so that was kind of a bummer but I’m really stoked with this result and hopefully I can build some momentum,” Hobgood said. “This is the result I needed to get my year started. It is a good start to the end of the year for me.”

Hobgood moved from 31st to 26th on the ASP World Tour ratings with the result. Only the Top 27 ASP World Tour surfers at year’s end automatically requalify for the following year.

The ASP Top 45 will now head to Mundaka in the Basque Country of Spain for the ninth stop of 11 on the 2008 ASP World Tour.

For more details visit: http://www.aspworldtour.com and http://www.quiksilverlive.com.

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Final Quiksilver Pro France Results:

Final: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 15.74 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 15.16

Semifinal Quiksilver Pro France Results:
Heat 1: Kelly Slater (USA) 14.90 def. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 13.97
Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 15.17 def. Damien Hobgood (USA) 8.83

Quarterfinal Quiksilver Pro France Results:
Heat 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 14.93 def. Bobby Martinez (USA) 12.40
Heat 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 17.50 def. Mick Campbell (AUS) 12.33
Heat 3: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 17.00 def. Dane Reynolds (USA) 13.34
Heat 4: Damien Hobgood (USA) 13.34 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 13.00

Round 4 Quiksilver Pro France Results:
Heat 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 9.50 def. Dayyan Neve (AUS) 9.33
Heat 2: Bobby Martinez (USA) 14.66 def. Ben Dunn (AUS) 12.00
Heat 3: Mick Campbell (AUS) 14.00 def. Luke Stedman (AUS) 11.17
Heat 4: Kelly Slater (USA) 18.27 def. Taylor Knox (USA) 14.77
Heat 5: Dane Reynolds (USA) 16.50 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 10.33
Heat 6: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 14.50 def. Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA) 10.66
Heat 7: Michel Bourez (PYF) 13.50 def. Kieren Perrow (AUS) 11.57
Heat 8: Damien Hobgood (USA) 8.67 def. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 8.50

Top 10 ASP World Tour Ratings after the Quiksilver Pro France:
1. Kelly Slater (USA) – 7852 points
2. Taj Burrow (AUS) – 6002 points
3. Bede Durbidge (AUS) – 5668 points
4. Adriano De Souza (BRA) – 5426 points
5. Joel Parkinson (AUS) – 5373 points
6. Mick Fanning (AUS) – 5310 points
7. Bobby Martinez (USA) – 5092 points
8. CJ Hobgood (USA) – 4880 points
9. Adrian Buchan (AUS) – 4719 points
10. Jeremy Flores (FRA) – 4407 points

Promo Updates – September – Week 3

The window clings are here!


Hurry down to our stores now and purchase your own Quiksilver & Roxy window decoration. Hang it in your car, or hang it on your room mirror, there are 10 designs to choose from.

Purchase 1 piece at RM5.00 or purchase 3 pieces at RM10.00.

Don’t wait any longer as we have limited quantity.

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123 Promotion

We’re carrying out the following promotion from 12 September till 5 October 2008 at all Quiksilver & Roxy outlets nationwide.

Quiksilver & Roxy Preferred card members will receive additional 10% discount on your total bill.

Terms & conditions:
Not valid with other promotions, discounts, value buys, fragrances and premium items.
The management reserves the right to amend, change or end the promotion without prior notice.

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Eco-Friendly Bags

Whether we’re catching waves or catching the lift, the planet is our playground, worthy of appreciation and our protection. Quiksilver & Roxy is proud to introduce Eco-Friendly bags.

Our Eco-Friendly bags are made with earth-friendly materials which may include materials like organic cotton – sustainable resources that will flaunt your eco style, not cramp it.

The Quiksilver Eco-Friendly bag comes in a funky design and is black in color.  The Roxy Eco-Friendly bags come in a foldable shape. You can easily transform it from a clutch to a tote bag or vice-versa. It is light-weight and portable, thus you can store it in just about any place you can think of. Both Quiksilver & Roxy Eco-Friendly bags will be available at all Quiksilver & Roxy stores nationwide.

Being eco-sensitive is a little more expensive, but it saves the kind of green that counts. Purchasing Eco-Friendly products is a simple way you can do your part to promote a safer and cleaner environment. It is re-usable, thus you can opt not to accept plastic bags the next time you go shopping. Every little bit counts.

Retailing at RM9.90 per bag, visit our stores and get yourselves our Eco-Friendly bags today!

Promo Updates

Here’s a quick update on what’s happening at our stores now!


With a colourful range of summer colours, there is everything for everyone! Visit any of our stores today to take a look at our latest collection!

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Are you a student? Produce your Student’s ID, Library Card or just wear your school uniform to enjoy 20% discount storewide every time you purchase from Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays) at :

Participating outlets:

Quiksilver Sunway Pyramid
Quiksilver One Utama

Promotion starts 2nd September till 31st December 2008.

*Terms and conditions apply

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Exclusive for the following participating outlets, we are extending a 20% discount storewide FOR MEMBERS ONLY from 2nd September 2008 till 12th October 2008.

Quiksilver Alamanda, Putrajaya
Quiksilver AEON Bukit Tinggi, Klang
Quiksilver Island Plaza, Penang
Quiksilver Queensbay Mall
Quiksilver East Coast Mall, Kuantan
Quiksilver Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka
Quiksilver Tebrau City, JB
Roxy Tebrau City, JB
Quiksilver Warisan Square, KK
Quiksilver One Borneo, KK
Quiksilver The Spring, Kuching

*Terms and conditions apply

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Roxy Parfum promotion @ Roxy Mid Valley
Every time you purchase a bottle of 50ml or 100ml of Roxy / Roxy Love Parfum, you get a chance to spin the wheel. Win exciting Roxy Parfum premiums such as pouches, phone strap, notebook, body lotion and 2ml spray bottles.

Promotion period starts 11th September. Only while stocks lasts.
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Roxy Girls & Teenie Wahine
Selected Roxy Girls & Roxy Teenie Wahine is having a 50% off with any purchase.

Participating outlets:

Quiksilver Kids, Pavilion KL
Quiksilver KLCC
Roxy Mid Valley
Quiksilver Sunway Pyramid
Quiksilver Warisan Square, KK
Quiksilver One Borneo, KK
Quiksilver Kuching
Quiksilver Kuantan

*Terms & Conditions apply

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Shop & Win Contest
From the 5th September till 5th October, be in the running to win Apple products and Quiksilver / Roxy vouchers worth up to RM15,000 when you shop with us!

All you need to do is spend a minimum of RM100 and you are entitled to get one entry form.

Quiksilver and Roxy Preferred card members need only spend RM50 for one entry form.

At the end of the contest period, 23 lucky winners will be announced via telephone. A prize presentation will then be organized for the winners.

So what are you waiting for? Drop by the nearest Quiksilver & Roxy store to fill up your form today!

*Terms & conditions apply