Surf News: September 10, 2014, Moderate El Nino Forecast

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 – SURF NEWS SHOW NOTES


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SHOW NOTES – SURF NEWS SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

Damien Hobgood takes the 100 Wave Challenge from Boys to Men on Vimeo.

Waves of Grain from Keith Skretch on Vimeo.

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TEAHUPOO CLOSED FOR MOVIE SHOOT TODAY – 15′-25′

  • Point Break 2 the Hollywood movie is filming today in massive waves
  • Hearing through the coconut wireless that not all the locals are happy about this
  • Some locals getting paid, other locals… not so much; plus they don’t get to surf
  • Bruce Irons, Laird Hamilton, Aussies helping with stunt work and driving main actors through the lineup

  • -Attempt to ban SUPs in Hawaii IS thwarted
  • http://www.surfermag.com/features/paddle-battles-sup/

  • Should line-ups be segregated?
  • How can we all coexist harmoniously?

  • -Hurley Lowers Pro – Day 1 of the girls

  • Alessa Quizon is my pick for the surprise performer this year. The female Freddy P. Bigger boards, drawn out lines. Smart, articulate post-heat interview. Bianca Buitendag as well.
  • Shaun Tomson’s commentary is excellent, especially compared to Occy.

  • -Kelly Talk

  • Kelly on being a sell out and an unapologetic Andy Irons
  • http://www.theinertia.com/video/kelly-slater-on-being-a-sell-out-an-unapologetic-andy-irons/

  • Kelly also announces launch of Outer Known
  • http://www.outerknown.com/

  • He’s also involved responsible for Purps Health Beverage
  • http://business.transworld.net/151535/features/kelly-slater-launches-new-drink-brand-purps/
    Is this all going to create distraction for Kelly in his title race?
    Will Kelly’s legacy be his world title wins? Or his philanthropy-based brands?


    -Taj and trainer/coach Johnny Gannon split ways. http://stabmag.com/johnny-gannon-to-step-down-as-taj-burrows-trainer/

  • What are the benefits and disadvantages to having a coach?
  • If your kid was pursuing a professional surfing career, would you want him to have a coach?
  • Webland

  • -Herbie Fletcher’s Ma’alea footage “Talking Story”
  • http://www.surfline.com/surflinetv/featured-clips/talk-story-herbie-fletcher_117174

  • -Kolohe Andino Pizza Checkout Visa Commercial
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2Zdm3CkxVg

  • -Drunk History: Eddie Aikau
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfPMNFxrVUk


    Must See Moment
    -Waves of Grain https://vimeo.com/76973207


    Liam Ferguson takes over ISA role
    Bob Mignogna To Remain As Senior Advisor To ISA President

  • The International Surfing Association [ISA] announced the appointment of Liam Ferguson as its new Director General with immediate effect.
  • At the same time, Bob Mignogna has resigned his position, and will remain on as a Senior Advisor to the ISA President and the organization as it pursues its Olympic ambitions.
  • Mignogna was named ISA Director General in March 2010 and was responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the organization. During his time as Director General, the ISA experienced tremendous growth in ISA events, expanded its educational programs, and ISA membership grew from 57 to 86 nations.

  • Surf Aid Cup raises $127K at Malibu event

  • Team Firewire has convincingly won the SurfAid Cup Malibu in four foot surf at the iconic pointbreak, with 12 teams raising more than $127,000 for humanitarian organization SurfAid.
  • Dr Dave & Crew won the fundraising with a record $26,665 and they picked four-time ASP women’s world champion Lisa Andersen to compete on their team. The fundraising team was SurfAid founder Dave Jenkins, Dan Trunk, Steve Hilton and Scott Bass. Every Mother/Every Child was second with $12,863 and IndoTeak Design third with $12,100.

  • HURLEY PRO Forecast From SURFLINE.com

  • Going further out, we will see a stronger, long period SW swell (220-205) for the back half of the waiting period (15th-19th) from a storm now cranking away near New Zealand. The good news is that this storm has been very impressive thus far with a large fetch of satellite recorded wind of 45-60 knots and seas of 40-45’+. The not so good news is that we will see some shadowing by Tahiti/French Polynesia, which will strip away some size and consistency.
  • We’re still looking at a good swell, however, with very long period energy (22 second+) building slowly through the day on Monday the 15th, a peak in swell on Tue/Wed the 16th-17th and then slowly easing swell on the 18th all the way through the end of the waiting period.
  • At this point we’re looking at surf running in the head high to a couple feet+ overhead range at Lowers, with some larger sets not out of the question from late Monday all the way through Wednesday. Thur/Fri will be slowly fading from earlier in the week, but still have overhead sets (especially Thursday). Stay tuned, we’ll refine this forecast further over the next few days as we track this swell through the South Pacific.
  • One other thing that we’ll want to watch out for is further activity in the tropics as some of the long range models indicate that we’ll see something flare up off of Baja later this week and this weekend. Although there is considerable uncertainty in this forecast at the moment, it does look like we could see more SE/SSE swell around the same time as the Southern Hemisphere mentioned directly above (Tue-Thur).


  • Damien Hobgood joins 100 Wave Challenge Sept 20th

  • I’m very close to my fundraising goal of $10K i need listeners to step up and help me get to the goal; every little bit helps
    got to 100wave.org and search for surfer Scott Bass and then donate on my page.

  • Duke: All around great guy and excellent shaper Wayne Rich who won his 50 59 age division at the MSA contest in pumping 1st point Malibu; and gave the glory to his Higher Power on the awards stage!

    Kook: The judges who apparently missed one of my waves in the final; as I had a two wave total of only 8.23 ; which frankly should have been the score for my first wave.

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    DOWN THE LINE SURF TALK PODCAST — September 03, 2014 LAIRD HAMILTON DELIVERS A LITTER OF PUPs AND TEACHES THEM SIGN LANGUAGE THEN SHOOTS THE PIER — surfing, surf news, surfer information, surfing industry tripe et al.
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    Tahiti

    • JJF vs Kelly was heat of the decade.
    • Should have had them surf again
    • Gabriel Medina – I don’t like him, he’s the bad guy; and the sport needs a bad guy; he should embrace it. ASP should embrace it.
    • Every Sport has their Tony Stewart; their Richard Sherman; Their Dennis Rodman; their Eli Manning; their Luis Suarez; every sport has the guy we love to hate; Yankees; Duke basketball; it is good for sport. Gabe Medina is that guy for me. And I suspect, for lots of surfers.

    Jay Adams Memorial Paddle out at Venice Pier

    • Hundreds bid farwell to surfer/skater hell raiser who died a sober Christian man who was as
      Pastor and friend Sumo Sato said, “Jay made his path straight. He was right with God.”


    Red Bull Cape Fear

    • Sixteen of the world’s best surfers take part in the inaugural Red Bull Cape Fear in Sydney’s Botany Bay and take on the ‘most dangerous wave in the world’. The six to eight foot waves over a shallow reef make the event one of the more difficult in the world, with the competition organizers claiming it to be the most dangerous.
    • Tons of potential but a bit underwhelming because the surf wasn’t overly consequential;
    • On the heels of the Tahiti Teahuppo event, well, that didn’t help matters;
    • The pre-event history by Red Bull was of course all time; production quality got you fired up;
    • Then they cut to rather underwhelming broadcast; I think this should have been boiled down in post production.
    • Plus, bad timing with Teahupoo then Hurricane Marie here is California, plus an epic run of surf on the Goldy.
    • There were eight head-to-head competitions, with the contest director, Mark Mathews, beating his childhood hero, Shane Dorian, despite having a back injury. Mathews, from Sydney, was one of five locals to claim victories, with Richie Vas, Kirk Flintoff, Koby Abberton and Jesse Polock also winning.

    Hurricane Marie -

  • Newport Beach was as good as it has ever been -ever!; this according to long time legenad shaper Rich Harbour of Orange County
  • All sorts of dormant spots lit up; the video does the talking here
  • MalibuU

  • Laird Alpha dog dominates
  • Deaths- The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the male surfer who died Tuesday near Malibu Pier as Silverio Laconsay, 54, of Los Angeles. His cause of death was not immediately determined.
  • Again, plenty of video out there of Wedge, Newport, Malibu, Laird
  • Laird not only shot the pier, saved a dudes life, and sprayed the lineup like a Lion patrolling his domain in the Serengeti — he also helped a deliver a litter of puppies and then taught them how to do sign language – then he paddled back out; it’s all on The Inertia.
  • MSA contest this weekend

  • Malibu Surfing Association ;
  • long standing event a summer tradition and looks like plenty of swell on tap
  • Surf Aid Cup is a fundraiser that runs in conjunction with, and under the umbrella of, the MSA event

  • Hurley Pro

  • Lower Trestles, San Clemente, California
  • 9 – 20 September 2014
  • Kolohe is on fire;
  • He seems to have found his competitive feet,
  • All smart money would pick him for your Fantasy team,
  • but…Is Kolohe too good to be true here?
  • Does he have that “local” curse, the one that tapped Michel Bourez.
  • Have their been others locals who have failed at their local break?

  • Big Wave World Tour Southern Hemisphere season closes

  • Can you name any of the winners of the BWWTour?
  • The Northern Hemisphere season begins on October 15, 2014 and is comprised of three events: Todos Santos Pro, Mexico; Punta Galea Challenge, Basque Country, Spain; and Pe’Ahi Pro, Maui, Hawaii.
  • Big wave tour surfers vs. World Championship Tour surfers: I think the line is blurring between the two.
  • I feel that if they give a green light at Jaws Peahi; that the WCT surfers guys like Slater, Owen Wright; Mick Fanning, Parko, Kai Otten these guys charge; should be invited.
  • They either are the best surfers in the world or they are not.
  • What I would like to see: A mix of BWWT top ten surfers and WCT Top Ten.
  • It’s a win/win for all involved; puts more eyeballs on the BWWT, it validates the WCT pros in the big stuff; and it validates the BWWT pros who have the opportunity to beat the best in the world.
  • If Shawn Dollar wants to see his stock go way up; watch what happens when he beats Kelly Slater, or Mick Fanning or Gabe Medina at Jaws in front of the entire surfing world.
  • BWWT Surfers who have competed on the WCT or WQS:

  • Shane Dorian
  • Kelly Slater
  • Peter Mel
  • Carlos Burle
  • Greg Long
  • Tyler Fox
  • Ken Collins
  • Of note: two events in the South Hemi did not run. The ASP is rolling that prize money over to the the Northern Hemi ; if those events don’t run they disperse the monies among the Top Ten BWWT finishers.
  • SURF PARKS proposed

  • Chicago Surf, a proposed stationary surf park, said to open next summer at Montrose Beach.
  • The Chicago Park District has entered into a concession agreement with K.C. Hoos, founder of Chicago Surf LLC, park spokeswoman Jessica Maxey-Faulkner.
  • Under Hoos’ plan, the Chicago Surf park would have what looks like a rectangular pool on land featuring a 16-foot wide and 46-foot long wave-generating machine surrounded by a 7,500-square-foot patio with a full kitchen to serve food and beverages.
  • Another surf park proposed in Hawaii at a new hotel development on the south west side of the island.
  • KOA SMITH … PLUS, KOLOHE ORDERS A PIZZA IN TUBE AT TEAHUPOO FOR VISA

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    Jordy Smith: Too Much Too Soon? HB: US Open of Youth Lifestyle

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    TERRORIST THREATS AGAINST US OPEN OF SURFING

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    Shirt happens. Reveler is dealt with at a past US Open of Surfing. photo grimygoods.com

    (July 28, 2014) — An AP Wire story reports that Southern California law enforcement have arrested a 16-year-old boy who made a threat on social media against this weekend’s U.S. Open of Surfing.

    According to the report, Huntington Beach police said Saturday that the teenager was arrested Friday evening at his home in Huntington Beach and booked on suspicion of making a terrorist threat. He is not being identified because he is a minor.

    Police confiscated a handgun and a shotgun from the home, as well as his electronic devices (a TI calculator perhaps?).

    Police are not disclosing what social-media outlet the teen used to make the threats or the nature of the threat.

    The teen is telling police he wasn’t serious and was just “messing around.”

    One news source is reporting that law enforcement was “scouring” for possible terrorist threats against the US Open of Tennis, to be played beginning August 25th, in New York City, and the Huntinton Beach threat caught their immediate attention.

    There is no-truth to the rumor that the teen is a high-performance longboard competitor who feels shunned by the Duct Tape Invitational officials.

    Last’s years after-event fiasco, a mini-riot, if there is such a thing, means tighter security and scaled-back activities, i.e. no rock concerts.

    Please stay safe and report any suspicious activity. That’s code for “watch it all on the internet.”

    HERE’S ANOTHER REASON TO WATCH IT ALL ON THE INTRANETTED – HUNTINGTON BEACH ACTION SPORTS FESTIVAL.

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/26/threat-against-us-open-of-surfing-leads-to-arrest/#ixzz38rf229ll

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    Freddy P Goes Mental on Stab; Mega Indo Swell, El Nino, GWSharks Increase

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    Mega Swell delivers the goods throughout the Indian Ocean.

    Mega Swell delivers the goods throughout the Indian Ocean.

    One Session with Gabriel Medina from Paul Daniel on Vimeo.

    SHOW NOTES: THIS WEEK WE DISCUSS Great White Sharks Population Increase – holy shiiite; Mega Swell hitting Indonesia ; great Indian Ocean season so far; Fiji, Freddy P Goes Mental on STAB ; Surf Craft at Mingei; 100 Wave Challenge

    FREDDY P. TOP 10 REGRETS ON STAB MAG:
    3. NOT DATING A STRIPPER: I’ve always regretted not dating a stripper. There’s something about strippers that entices young, single men. I think it’s their confidence – to be able to do what they do. They’re crazy and wacky and I regret never experiencing that. I’d like to actually date one not just hang out. I’ve had friends that have done it and it seemed so fun. They’re an interesting kind of woman. I’d want to get one of the nut-jobs though, coming after you with her fuckin stiletto heels and stuff. Ha, my wife even knows about that one.

    8. NOT HOOKING UP WITH KATE BOSWORTH: It was during the filming for Blue Crush. She wasn’t famous just yet. Sanoe Lake (Lena), the Roxy girl that was in the movie with her, fully came to me one day and said, “I’ve got a friend that wants to meet you. We’re doing this movie together and she doesn’t know anybody here.” I’d just come in from surfing and wasn’t really thinking about it. I was hungry and started eating this plate of food with my hands right in front of her. I didn’t put it together; she wasn’t famous, and she wasn’t that hot at the time. But now she’s smokin and I regret it. Maybe I’m being delusional but I think she was into me.

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    SHOW NOTES: THIS WEEK WE DISCUSS Mason Ho’s humorous dream wave explanation, Rio is wrong and should leave the WCT schedule, Rio Pro WCT, Kelly Slater’s 10 explains a lot, Surfboards as art or as a tool of expression, Kook_of_the_Day on Instagram, Chris Ward is mental in Mexico Reckless and much more.

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    Surfer Penned as Ape-ish Faced Sues Surfing Life Magazine

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    Evolutionary Facial Characteristics – Just Sayin’…

    SHOW NOTES: THIS WEEK WE DISCUSS Otis Carey sues Nathan Meyers and Surfing Life magazine; defamation of character; reaction; Drug Aware at the Margaret River Pro; Josh Kerr, Spartan, the Box, SUPs and why they are or are not despised; do not watch yourself surf on video; style is all you’ll ever have, pick a good one; plus much more.

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    DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER AUSTRALIAN LAW (from Wikipedia and elsewhere… so it must be true)
    Before January 2006, defamation varied from state to state across Australia, but now there are Uniform Defamation Laws which are similar across all states and territories. The uniform laws adopted and adapted a number of statutory provisions from old laws but still retain the basic principles of common law, which traditionally defines defamation as:

    The publication of any false imputation concerning a person, or a member of his family, whether living or dead, by which (a) the reputation of that person is likely to be injured or (b) he is likely to be injured in his profession or trade or (c) other persons are likely to be induced to shun, avoid, ridicule or despise him.

    Publication of defamatory matter can be by (a) spoken words or audible sound or (b) words intended to be read by sight or touch or (c) signs, signals, gestures or visible representations, and must be done to a person other than the person defamed.

    If a person thinks that you have defamed them and takes you to court, they have to prove that three of these things have happened:

    That the words were capable of a defamatory meaning as understood by ordinary members of society. Defamatory meaning could be anything which harms the person, in their reputation, their business or in the way other people treat them. The law does not say that the plaintiff must show actual proof of being harmed; it is enough that the false statement could have led to harm.

    That the words identify him as the person defamed. It is not necessary that he should have been specifically named. If he can show the court that a reasonable person would take the words to refer to him, he will probably have a good case. Groups of people (such as small companies or not for profit associations) can sue for defamation if they can demonstrate that the words identified them as a group.

    That the words or pictures have been published, that is heard or seen by a third person. The first person is the one talking or writing (you), the second person is the person being talked or written about (the plaintiff), the third person is anyone else who may hear or read the offending matter (such as a reader or listener). There is no civil defamation if the words, however bad or untrue, are spoken or written only to the person about whom they are made.

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    The March Issue of Surfing Life published an article titled “Poetry Night with Mermaid Killer,” written by long-time surf writer and SL contributor Nathan Myers. In the piece, Myers characterized the feature’s subject, Otis Carey, in a way many deemed careless and racist. Shortly thereafter, SL published an unreserved apology. Today we learned that Carey has levied with a lawsuit against SL and Myers for defamation of character and $200,000 for emotional damages. Here, Myers shares his perspective after maintaining a silence on the issue.

    Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Inertia or Down The Line Surf Talk Radio.

    NATHAN MEYERS:

    Dear Otis,

    Before I say anything, I will once again say I am sorry. I had no idea what a poorly chosen word that was. I think you’re a fine human. And I also think you’re making a mistake.

    Are you really asking $200,000 of myself and Surfing Life Magazine for “defamation of character?” Really? Is this you or the lawyers talking? It seems unreasonable.

    Did you read the article? Do you realize that the sentence in which “ape-ish” was intended to convey the folly of my own ill-conceived first impression of you (derived for your dark, gritty Kill the Matador film)? Did you notice how the rest of the paragraph, article and photographs existed entirely to cast you in a flattering light? In our recorded Skype interview I flat out gush about how much I like you as a person. There was never a race-related connotation to the word. Most of us don’t think that way. The very idea makes me feel ill.

    When the magazine and myself realized how the word was being misconstrued (ugh!), we all rushed to apologize for the unintended offense. But you wouldn’t talk to us. Instead, you let tabloids do the talking. And now your lawyers.

    Really?

    You realize the amount associated with this lawsuit will put Surfing Life magazine out of business. A 30-year-old labor of pure surfing stoke, shut down because you refuse to forgive a mistake. The editor is mixed race himself, with black and aboriginal blood. The staff is composed of career world travelers. Open minded people. The word went unnoticed because there was no malice or “ism” associated with it. Most of us don’t think like that. It was an honest and very awkward mistake. These aren’t oil-tycoons or corrupt politicians whose jobs you threaten to erase. These are fellow surfers. We all drop in on each other from time to time…what’s important is how you act afterwards. There’s always another wave. And no, we can’t buy you a new golden-finned surfboard.

    And, you do realize of course, that surf magazines are how freesurfers like you make your living, right? If the magazine that publishes your photos and writes stories from your travels is put out of business by your sense of vendetta… well, what then? Talk about biting the hand that feeds. I guess if you win the suit you’ll be dining well upon those bloodied knuckles. If you don’t win your suit, you’ll be gnawing fingernails. Neither result sounds very nourishing.

    I’m guessing your lawyers don’t surf. You should teach them. It is fun.

    The word was a mistake of zero malicious intent. The magazine and the writer apologized profusely. What more do you want besides our jobs, our lives and our history? Is this how you want to be remembered by surfing? The man who killed the magazine?

    Have you never been forgiven?

    Wouldn’t you rather just go surfing?

    The choice is yours.

    Humbly baffled,

    The Seppo Surfer Who Wrote The Word (And Apologized)– NATHAN MEYERS

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    SHOW NOTES: THIS WEEK WE DISCUSS Kelly Slater Quiksilver sayonara no mas; Drug Aware Pro Margaret River, Who should make more money: Kolohe Andino or Nat Young?, Gabriel Medina, Hobie Alter, RED BULL Cape Fear, Ours, Sydney Beaches, Dane Reynolds sells clothes; Sean Mattison in-studio, Von Sol Surfboards, SURFER Magazine, Morgan Maassen plus much more.

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