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FEBRUARY 17, 2013 SURFING NEWS — TOP SURFING STORIES OF THE WEEK – JOSHUA AND DOC DORIAN PASKOWITZ
w/ Scott Bass (surfer) and Jeff Baldwin (surfer)
SURF REPORT: ADAM WRIGHT SOLSPOT.COM
Hey Scott and Baldy, Awesome shows! Keep ‘um coming and hope you get that second hour!
Long time listener here from Nor Cal. Have been a fan since the “Down The Line Radio” days
So now that Taylor Knox is retired from the WCT, I was thinking it might be a good segment to get him on the phone or in studio and talk about his retirement, reflections, moving on, etc. Timing might be good now also to discuss his and Snips’ trip up here to surf epic Ocean Beach SF last weekend. (Snips’ wipeout and broken neck is also a relevant related story – so glad he’s expected to make a full recovery, yikes.) And now that TK is off the tour, maybe he’ll finally answer the question about why he never took an HPSB Bonzer out in a heat!!
Looking forward to new shows with continuing great commentary and interviews.
Aloha, Koa Pickering Nor Cal
#2 “I heard Scott Bass’ surf report (on KPBS) and have a couple of questions: What is buoy energy and what does it tell a surfer? This morning, I thought I heard a wave description of “lumpy wagon.” Did I hear correctly and, if so, what does that mean?
Thanks for enlightening me.” Buoy energy = buoys, stationed offshore in various locales, register the swell approaching the coastline. Lumpy wagons= surf venacular referring to mixed up, junky, unclean, un-symetric waves, chaos but also, hollow, tubular. Usually happens after a big wind event / storm, followed by an evening of offshore winds.
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The Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection – May 11, 2013 at the Orange County Fairgrounds
The theme is “California Gold” and the Surfing Heritage (SH) is focusing on just that, boards and memorabilia with a California flair from the ’20s through the ’80s. We’ve already coalesced a solid selection of “Gold’ from various sellers and are actively searching for more. We’re anticipating between 50 prime vintage surfboards for the live auction and at least 40 items including surfboards for the silent auction.
Randy Rarick, a member of the Surfing Heritage Auction Advisory Committee, and a great friend of the Surfing Heritage, has lent his auction expertise to the Surfing Heritage and will also serve as the emcee of this gala.
Please put the Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection (May 11, 2013) on your radar!
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Joshua and Dorian Paskowitz tell us why you are here, (a big art reception at Bliss 101 in Encinitas).
when what time where, how,
What is Bliss 101, sounds warm and inviting.
How long have you been an artist, were you born an artist?
Doc abandoned the medical practice, loaded his nine children and wife, Juliette, into a camper, and traveled all around the country. In the meantime the eight sons—David, Jonathan, Abraham, Israel, Moses, Adam, Salvador Daniel, and Joshua—and one daughter, Navah, became world-class surfers, all while strictly adhering to their Jewish faith and keeping a diet that included no sugar and no fat. Eventually the Paskowitzes went on to found a surfing camp, which several of the brothers run to this day.
The documentary SurfWise explores the wonders of a vagabond childhood, from growing up on the sea to a frank recognition of the realities of life, as well as the pitfalls—most of the Paskowitz children, all adults now, recognize that their upbringing poorly prepared them to lead normal lives.
Joshua: 10 years, 12 years after the camper thing was already done, all the stuff, each brother wrestled with their own version of the story of the family. In one artistic swoop, Doug and Jonathan and the people involved with the Surfwise film, have been able to unify all those disparate vision into one single, clear story. We’ve never been able to get that close to completeness ever. Just to round up the herd of cats that is the Paskowitz family and get them all pointed in one direction is an impossibility. We’re all very proud of Jonathan and everything that he’s done. We believe in the movie 100%. we feel like people will get a lot of out it. There’s some message that we all believe in.
Paskowitz clan, a unique story… a unique family , unique patriarch, unique upbringing.
You brought the family up in a School bus along the coastline in Southern California and Baja.
This could never happen again in our society: You’d be labeled as a homeless family, living in a car, and child protective services would be called, all of your children would be taken away. Your thoughts.
Joshua: if we equate the Paskowitz family with country of America and the founding fathers, Dorian is Thomas Jefferson, but Mom is George Washington.
Courageous. That’s what comes to mind. Courage.
I’ve met David, Abraham, Jonathon, and Izzy, all in separate contexts, never together. And I came away very impressed, very centered individuals. I think it comes form the love that family brings.
Surfing and Health – What’s the best energy drink for surfing?
Surfing and Peace: In the mid-east… Will Iran’s Ahmadinejad ever ride a wave?
TOP 5 STORIES
#1 Five-times World Surfing Champion Stephanie Gilmore will be inducted as the 35th member of the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame in Sydney next Wednesday, 20th February. Her induction is part of the 2013 Australian Surfing Awards
#2 Kelly Slater third place at Pebble Beach Pro-Am
#3 Alana Blanchard in SI Swimsuit issue
#4 ASP WCT starts March 2
#5 The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) awarded Hansen Surfboards Men’s Retailer of The Year at its Image Awards. The award was judged by industry peers and honored the best of the surf industry for 2012. The retailer was also named Women’s Retailer of the Year in 2010, the year before Hansen Surfboards celebrated its 50th anniversary.
XGAMES REAL SURF $10K Video challenge
From old-school surf cinema to the modern-day Vimeo clip, monumental performances are spread, new locations revealed, divergent equipment shared, and the progression of the sport and the art of surfing march ever forward, documented throughout.
X Games is happy to introduce Real Surf to the continuum. In following the overwhelming successes of X Games’ Real Skate and Real Snow, Real Surf has pooled eight of the most talented performers the world over and asked them to assemble the most potent video edits possible. The winning video walks away with an X Games gold medal. The Fan Favorite — as decided by you, the reader and critic — comes away with a cool $10,000.
Kelly Slater, the 11-time world champion, headlines the eight-surfer video shootout. Logic would dictate that the winningest wave-rider of all time is a heavy favorite, but victory is hardly assured.
The barrier-pushing Australian contingent, featuring Julian Wilson, Josh Kerr, Chippa Wilson and Dion Agius, are renowned the world over for their performances on film. For the boys Down Under, video edits are like Vegemite and toast — it’s what they do best. Julian and Kerr are both top-10 surfers on the ASP World Tour, and they have a flair for the dramatic when it comes to their free surf sessions. Chippa and Agius have carved out their careers in front of the camera, delivering some of the more memorable video performances in recent years.
That should be enough to keep Slater’s hands full, but add Brazil’s Gabriel Medina, whose backflip at Off the Wall this winter went ridiculously viral, and heavy-footed South African Jordy Smith, who is hot off the release of his HD masterpiece “Bending Colour,” and things start to get real interesting real quick.
The addition of 2011 Innersection winner Matt Meola, who is equally adept at paddling into 30-foot Jaws and landing 720s, kicks things up another notch. The best surfers in the world, serving up their best performances with X Games gold on the line … what could be better?
The Real Surf series gets underway with Round 1 voting on April 2. Winners will be announced during X Games Brazil, April 18-21. Stay tuned, surfing’s about to get real.