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November 18, 2012 — Surfing News : DANE REYNOLDS BIG MOVE REEF HAWAIIAN PRO – Scott Bass Host Surfer, Jeff Baldwin Host Surfer
SEGMENT 1: Segment Sponsor Quiksilver Waterman Collection is presenting next years’ Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection which takes place May 11, 2013 in the brand new state-of-the-art building at the OC Fairgrounds called The HANGAR. Quiksilver Waterman Collection and their brand ambassadors on twitter Mark Healey @healeysurf, Shayne McIntyre @ShayneMcIntyre, Jamie Mitchell, Peter Mel @peter_mel, Mel Pu’u: Robby Naish
Hi Bassy n Baldy,
Best wishes from Australia, love the show, I listen every week. my question is …… have you or Jeff had much exposure to the Von Sol boards and are they a fun replacement for a summer fish ?? Do they rip or is it just more of the same ?? Hope to hear back, sorry to disturb, please keep up the great work, best wishes to Jeff !!
PS It’s so refreshing to listen to a radio show by hosts who are really tuned into what we are as surfers and what we find interesting and important, it’s amazing how similar our thoughts are even though we are on the opposite side of the planet. It just goes to show that surfers are the same the world over – we all know that surfing is such a great lifestyle and your show really celebrates it, well done !!! Kind regards, Peter
TOP 5 STORIES OF THE WEEK POWERED BY SURFERS VILLAGE:
#1 THE TURN
DANE REYNOLDS busts an acrobatic, mind bending turn, if you can call it that, during a rather ho hum heat at Haleiwa and immediately remings us all of what we are missing.
1) THE TURN: Biggest wave of the heat; head high wave. full speed, full rail, dual arm layback, fin bust, nose pick to half-rotate to whitewater chaos to recovery. Maybe that’s it. It wasn’t as clean as it could’ve (or should’ve) been? (Watch it above)
Will THE TURN, DR’s move at Haleiwa, hold a place in history like Tom Carroll’s The Snap at Pipeline? or no? email us: surftalksandiego AT gmail DOT com
The wave was scored a 7.3; Dorian and Machado both would’ve given the wave a 10 or high 9. Do you trust their judgment? How can you not trust the judgement of Dorian and Machado? Machado was rightfully calling out the judges. Right or wrong, this is what color commentators need to do — be honest and forthcoming with their opinions. John McEnroe/Johnny Miller. This, as much as the Dane Reynolds turn – THE TURN, progresses the sport.
What if nobody in the commentating box had said anything? We, the audience, would be spewing.
What we were told during the webcast is that the judges can only see the replay in real time speed. They can watch the super slo-mo, but are not allowed to have super slo-mo sway their opinion/judement.
WTF? We’ll give you the evidence, but you are not allowed to use it. That seems a bit ass-backwards, no?
#2 REEF Hawaiian Pro
SUNNY ADVANCES AND WINS CLASH OF LEGENDS
KOLOHE QUIETLY ALREADY IN THE ROUND OF 16
Nathan Hedge making a push to re-qualify
John John moves on
#3 I went surfing and saw a dinosaur
A group of surfers in Santa Cruz County, Calif. stumbled upon a surprise Thursday. Sticking out of a rocky outcrop that is usually covered by water, even at low tide, was a giant set of fossilized vertebrae.
One of the dumbfounded surfers snapped a photo of the six to eight feet of bones, which were sticking out from a rock formation at Pleasure Point, a world-renowned surfing destination (home to the surf legend Jack O’Neill) that is one of only four dedicated “World Surfing Reserves.”
The surfer, under the name Donkahones, posted his photo of the fossils to Reddit, the Internet message board, with the explanation that the group could see the bones because of an unusually low tide. The post was titled “So I went surfing and saw a dinosaur.”
“It is not a dinosaur,” Gary Griggs, director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at the nearby University of California, Santa Cruz, told ABCnews.com. “The vertebrae are in what is called the Purisima formation, which is from the Pliocene, so they’re three to five million years old. Which is relatively young. This is from way after the dinosaurs.”
#4 Nat Young heard he officially made the ASP World Tour on Friday, joining the ranks to the top 34 surfers in the world. But Young, 21, wasn’t celebrating. And he won’t until an ASP official delivers the news to him directly. Young, ranked No. 20 in the world, has reason for skepticism. Last year he thought he had done everything necessary to claim a World Tour spot, only to see it yanked away.
SURFING HERITAGE VINTAGE SURF AUCTION
We are producing a premier cultural event. More than an auction, a place for the relevant, the swank, & the surfing intelligentsia to gather in a celebration of craftsmanship, art, music, and surfing lore. The Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction has a ten-year history in Hawaii and is for the first time ever being produced on the mainland USA in gorgeous Orange County California.
The theme of the auction is “California Gold” and the Surfing Heritage Foundation is focusing on just that, boards and memorabilia with California flair from the ’20s through the ’70s. We’re anticipating 50 unique & rare vintage surfboards for the live auction and at least 50 items for the silent auction.
• 100 Live & Silent Auction items, unique & rare vintage surfboards by Lopez, Curren, Noll, Rawson, Hynson, Cole, Lis, Schroff, Frye, Velzy, Kivlin, Stussy, Harbour, Quigg & many others.
• Art from the ilk of Thomas Campbell, Matt Beard, Damian Fulton, Art Brewer & others
• Acoustic jazz by Neon Stiletto Groove & others
• California Gold vehicles including VW Bus, Porsche, Ford Galaxy, Hot Rods, El Caminos others, tbd
• VIP area for QWC ambassadors, legend shapers, cultural icons, gorgeous athleticas, honored guests
• Roadshow appraisals, vintage marketplace, California Gold timeline, autograph signing, short films
• Expected attendance 800 – 1200
• May 11, 2013; Auction preview begins noon; VIP cocktail reception 3-5pm; Live auction 6-9pm
• Benefiting the Surfing Heritage Foundation a non-profit 501c organization
• OC Fairgrounds – three conjoined buildings / 35K+ Square Feet
The Surfing Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting surfing’s heritage for the appreciation and education of current and future generations; and to achieving our goal of surfing being more accurately understood, represented and enjoyed. Preservation. Presentation. Promotion.
April 15, 2012; San Diego , Ca. — – Down The Line Surf Talk Radio with Bassy n Baldy on XTRA SPORTS 1360AM in San Diego; on iTunes podcast (Google it).
Contact us @sacredcraftexpo @jeffbaldy surftalksandiego@Gmail.com call the show 858.570.1360
Rabbit Bartholmew ripping in MP Classic
Segment Sponsor brought to you by Quiksilver Waterman Collection and their brand ambassadors on twitter Mark Healey @healeysurf , Shayne McIntyre @ShayneMcIntyre, Jamie Mitchell, Peter Mel @peter_mel, Mel Pu’u: Robby Naish; Quiksilver Waterman Collection is presenting next years’ Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection which takes place May 11, 2013 in the brand new state-of-the-art building at the OC Fairgrounds called The HANGAR.
EMAILS / TWEETS / SHOUT OUTS: A lot of people commenting about Kelly Slater getting robbed at Bells Beach… most of them agreeing that given that the event was in Australia, that Mick is a Rip Curl rider, in a Rip Curl event, that it was sort of a home field advantage type victory. I think you have to knock the champ out. If anything, Kelly’s heat–being combo-ed– Slater played it like Muhammed Ali’s epic rope – a – dope bout with George Foreman. Fanning had Slater on the ropes, combo-ed, then the Champ sprang to life with a 10 point ride and what should have been an 8.7.
@sludgepickle – Yeah Bassy n Baldy u r right, I’m a cubicle jockey, but don’t spend much time picking my fantasy surfer team…got lucky I guess. Love the show!
@colingilesmusic – Bassy n Baldy – Fun show today, I joined your Fantasysurfer clubhouse – too, thanks
@spartacussurfer – Scott – it would be great to interview the King about the final but I think he’s too aware that the asp listening
Email: Hi Bassy & Baldy – Baldy was going off last week! Loving the saltyness Baldy and the insight into the Bells event. I particularly loved the comment about Kolohe…..cutting straight through the crap. Good work Baldy and keep it coming! Best, Andy Blanchard
Surf report:brought to you by Nicaragua Surf Report.com – 4/15 San Diego – A good surfing day today, if you are willing to brave the urban rainoff from the rain, which, by the way, we are officially telling you to do, stay away for 72 hrs after a rain. Now, if you don’t want to heed our advise and you do decide to go surfing in the dirty water, it looks pretty darn good. Swell energy is mixed up; longer period stuff from the west 4′ @14 secs; 5′ of windswell @8 secs. All energy is fading ; especially the windswell. Tide is ebbs low today at 1245 .05
NEXT WEEK: Tuesday and Wednesday look best – Tuesday sees a new small but fun — shoulder high at best — south swell biggest and best in the North County; Wed sees a decent pop of WNW swell (285-300) will move in and be strongest on Wednesday the 18th, although we will see a building trend throughout the day Tuesday the 17th. Chest-shoulder-head high surf at exposed breaks, with some overhead waves at South county spots.
Segement 2: REEF Earth Day PJ O’Connell
PJ – Tell us a bit about the REEF Redemption Program.
Earth Day is April 22nd.
1) The first Earth Day was: April 22, 1970, Earth Day marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Approximately 20 million Americans participated.
2) What city first observed Earth Day with an offical Proclamation? The first Proclamation of Earth Day was by San Francisco, the City of Saint Francis, patron saint of ecology.
3) What famous news anchor hosted the first EarthDay TV special? Walter Cronkite CBS.
4) Name the famous composer whose song Ode To JOy is the offical Earth Day anthme? Beethoven.
The “Earth Day Anthem” below satisfies these requirements for a universal song associated with Earth Day. Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” melody is already the official anthem of the European Union (in that case purely instrumental without lyrics), the melody is widely recognized and easily performed, in the public domain, and originally composed for voice. Lyrics for the Earth Day Anthem set to “Ode to Joy” are provided below:
Joyful joyful we adore our Earth in all its wonderment
Simple gifts of nature that all join into a paradise
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love through out all time
With our gentle hand and touch
We make our home a newborn world
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love through out all time
With our gentle hand and touch
We make our home a newborn world
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#1 Coolest Surfer Ever: Matt Warshaw chimed in on this subject online this week: “Surfers really just did one cool thing, which was to be counterculture with a smile. To be really for something – riding waves all day – and not especially against anything; to be counterculture and athletic at the same time.” Who is this person?
Tubesteak Tracy: Built on fort at Malibu 1st point and rode donkeys to the beach complete with burlap sack Monk garb whilst chomping on a cigar. Pretty cool.
Dora? Ripped off credit card companies. Not cool to spend time in jail.
Rabbit B? Always thought he was very cool. Surfing style was great. On-land style was his own. Too focused on pro surfing? Thing is, pro surfing in his time, was counter culture to the surf culture, at least here in SDiego.
Rasta? He might stand for too much.
Rob Machado? Pretty cool. High fives on his way to second place. Very cool on a wave. When Rob catches a wave, it’s as if he came home, relaxed on the couch, threw his feet up, and started clicking thru the channels.
Dane Reynolds? Very cool cat. Tries too hard for the non-corpo vibe, but everyone knows he’s the marketing vehicle for the next five years.
Wilko? Might be one of the coolest contemporary guys. You get the feeling he does his own thing and if his sponsors try to capitalize on it, he switches gears.
Curren? I think Tom Curren is the coolest.
#2 The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) will honor big wave surfer Shane Dorian as Waterman of the Year, world renowned ocean explorer, filmmaker, television personality and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau as Environmentalist of the Year, and revolutionary wave forecaster and surfing Hall of Famer the late Sean Collins with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, as part of the association’s annual Waterman’s Weekend environmental fundraiser. the 2012 Waterman’s Weekend will be held August 10-11, and will raise funds for 20 ocean conservation organizations.
#3 The MP Classic kicks off remembering its namesake, Michael Peterson epic memeorial Paddleout ceremnoy
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 April, 2012 : – - Gold Coast — In a fitting tribute to the late Michael Peterson, three generations of Coolangatta surfers in the form of Sheldon Simkus (Snapper Rocks, Qld), Dean Morrison (Snapper Rocks, Qld) and none other than Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew all advanced through the opening round of the Chiko MP Classic today, in powerful one-metre waves at Duranbah Beach.
However, with Peterson’s passing only two weeks prior to this weekend’s 11th annual surfing event named in his honour – The MP Classic, the day undoubtedly belonged to 1978 World Champion Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Batholomew, who entered the event as a tribute to his fellow iconic Coolangatta surfer.
Earlier in the day, Bartholomew took part in a momentous paddle-out memorial service held at Peterson’s home break of Kirra Point, where hundreds of family, friends and fellow surfers including the likes of Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning also gathered to honour Peterson’s memory.
First Round of the Boys U16 and Boys U18 Will Run Today DAKINE ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Presented by Billabong
Sunday, April 15, 2012 Playa Venao, Panama
#4 Lars Muschoot Norway surfer is semi-crazy.
This guy surfers in some cold ass water.
Lars Musschoot is from Ostend, Belgium. At age 11 his father moved to the Canary Islands. Each school vacation Lars & his brother Niels travelled to the Canary’s to visit their dad. They spent every day at the beach and this is when Lars got in to surfing. He started surfing all year round in Belgium. With water temperatures of 6° during wintertime he told himself a thousand times he wouldn’t surf any more during the winter in Belgium, but an hour later I found himself back in the freezing ocean again.
Sunday, February 26, 2012 (San Diego, Ca.) — Kelly Slater is Neptune. Kolohe Andino Nervous. Billabong Worrisome.
Down The Line Surf Talk Radio — Surf talk radio with Bassy & Baldy it is Feb 26 Sunday, 2012.
Big show including lots of Quiksilver Pro discussion. Kelly Slater is Neptune. Kolohe Andino Nervous. So is Gordan Merchant.
We are live every Sunday morning here in San Diego on XTRA SPORTS 1360AM and broadcast around the world via iTunes. email us surftalksandiego AT gmail.com or twitter @sacredcraftexpo @jeffbaldy
NEPTUNE – AT HOME
An EMAIL – #1 Yeah guy! I’m a northern beaches local and last week I had the privilege of taking my daughter to Manly to watch some of the AusOpen. I think even though Manly is a pretty average wave, it’s one of the best spots that they could have held the event. Manly has the right infrastructure (compared to Avalon further north where I live which has better waves, but couldn’t handle all the people!) It’s great to see contests like this and I think there’s a place for these kind of events alongside the dream tour style contests. Personally even though I’m a big surf contest fan, I didn’t watch that much of the surfing, we were more interested in the skateboarding. Anyway great show guys, I’ve been a regular listener for years!
BTW, it would be great if you could get Tom Curren on the show (like that’s ever going to happen!). — Ziggy
#2 Hi Scott and Jeff, Greetings from Cornwall, UK, where the waves are cold and non-existent right now. Love the show – the podcasts keep me fired up for a surf while driving to work!
I have to zone in on Scott’s comments from a couple weeks back about a need for Pipe ‘SuperBowl’ finale on the ASP tour, where you recommended that no matter how strongly a surfer performed throughout the year, that could be overturned at Pipe. To a limey, that sounds alot like manufacturing the competition for media / dramatic purposes, which surely would only further weaken surfing’s legitimacy as a competitive sport?
We already have a subjective and questionable judging criteria with multiple controversies each year. If you condense all of that and then bring it all down to one event, I just think you have an even less realistic interpretation of ‘the best surfer’ – and that’s if its 12ft pipe – imagine if it were 4ft windblown backdoor – surely it would be a traveshamockery to have the title decided in those conditions?
Also, as amazing as pipe can be, I believe several of the other spots on tour can be right up there, and the performances at those venues need to be fully counted as part of the whole: keep up the good work All the best Paul
Should the Billabong Pipeline Masters be the penultimate event i.e SUPERBOWL of the ASP. i.e No WORLD TITLE being decided prior to the Pipe Masters Event. It all comes down to this event?
Poll online 75% YES 25% No
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TOP 5 Stories of the Week
Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks: Slater is NEPTUNE in round 1
Kolohe looks nervous in round 1; John John in form; Dane Reynolds in form (if there is such a thing); Mick Fanning solid; Ace solid; Josh Kerr solid
My team: Julian Wilson; Josh Kerr, Mick Fanning, Kelly Slater, Kai Otten, Travis Logie, John John, Dane Reynolds
UPCOMING QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
HEAT 1: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
HEAT 2: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)
HEAT 3: Adriano De Souza (BRA) vs. Kolohe Andino (USA)
HEAT 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Bede Durbidge (AUS)
HEAT 5: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)
HEAT 6: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
HEAT 7: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Yadin Nicol (AUS)
HEAT 8: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)
HEAT 9: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Raoni Monterio (BRA)
HEAT 10: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
HEAT 11: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS)
HEAT 12: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Travis Logie (AUS)
#1 Billabong business situation – share price way down after profits lag
private equity groups (TPG) wants to take over, offering a price/per share
Gordan Merchant not so happy says, no;
Private equity group employs different strategy by going straight to BoDirectors ; BoD has a fidicuiary responsibility to ALL shareholders, not just Mr Merchant; many nervous fund managers like the price that private equity is offering.
Some analysts suggesting that selling off NIXON was a mistake. NIXON was a hugely profitable business for Billabong. Makes Billabong business weaker from take-over perspective.
Pressure mounts. We’ll see what happens.
Can the umbrella brand stay relevant, focus on its core value?
Brand specialists contend that with plenty of nurture a youth brand can have its use-by date extended.
”A lot of companies had their moment in the limelight only to wake up and find themselves out of touch,” the Ogilvy Public Relations director, Mike Beckerleg, says.
”Apple came back from the brink and Puma staged a huge retro throw-back. The same goes for the Swiss watch industry.”
Billabong Pro JBay downgraded toa 6 star evetn ; off the world tour ; many fans disappointed that Billabong didn’t get rid of Brazil event rather than JBay.
#2 Fukushima tsunami debirs field heading to the USA – Debris from the devastating tsunami that hit Japan on March 11 has turned up exactly where scientists predicted it would after months of floating across the Pacific Ocean. Finding and confirming where the debris ended up gives them a better idea of where it’s headed next.
Millions of tons of debris – pieces of fishing vessels to TV sets
Scientists estimate the debris will wash up on the Hawaiian Islands in two years and the U.S. West Coast in three.
#3 Three weeks ago; The 2012 Quiksilver Rincon Classic went off last weekend. Three-time World Champ Tom Curren, former World Tour standouts Bobby Martinez and Dane Reynolds, Parker Coffin, Adam Virs, 2011 champ Mike McCabe and a host of other local professionals were on hand for the annual contest. This is a locals only event;
The win was Reynolds’s first contest victory in over a decade. Receiving his 1st place award at a ceremony Sunday night at the Santa Maritime Museum, Reynolds, sheepish yet laughing, explained, “This is the first contest I’ve won since 2001. That’s a long time for a professional surfer.”
TCurren beat Dane Reynolds in a early round heat, Tom Curren rode a Tomo 4′ 11′ and absolutely killed it with his amazing style.
#4 Fellow surfers, including superstar Kelly Slater, took to Twitter and other social media after Chicago surfer Rex flodstroms Slater tweeted, “Surfing is not a crime” and told the Chicago Sun Times, “It makes no sense. … It sounds like a police state.”
Flodstrom appeared in a Chicago court Thursday, with a dozen surfing supporters,
The judge agreed to drop charges against Flodstrom if he completed 20 hours of community service before March 19. But that did not seem to satisfy the surfers, who cited Flodstrom’s arrest as an example of overprotective government.
Mitch McNeil of the Surfrider Foundation told ABC News, “It’s not in the police playbook for them to be policing the surfing community.”
#5 “Of Men and Mavericks” star Gerard Butler has checked out of rehab after developing dependence on pain medication his publicists say was prescribed after a surf accident that occurred while filming on the coast in December.
News reports say a healthy Butler left the Betty Ford Center early Friday morning. The reports quote Gerard’s publicist saying the Scottish actor’s problems began in 2006, during physically demanding filming of “300.” On Dec. 18, 2011, during his final days of filming, Butler was held under for two waves, leading the actor to exacerbate previous injuries. Butler’s manager told online news site TMZ that the actor began struggling with pain management. Rather than developing a reliance on prescription drugs, he checked into the rehabilitation clinic about three weeks ago, TMZ reports.
Oct 30 … surf news, surfing industry news, surf talk radio
Some questions for Joe Turpel:
Who exactly do you work for? The ASP or event sponsors?
Where did you learn to surf?
How did you get involved with ASP webcasting? Broadcasting school?
Is the tour a tight knit circle? Do you eat dinner with the pros? Are there some that are your buds?
Bobby Martinez, have we seen the last of Bobby competing at ASP events?
Dane Reynolds, has the asp fined him enough ? Can he just pay the fines and pick and choose which events he surfs? Does he need to prove himself at Pipe or can he, because of his obvious greatness, get around Hawaii as a proving ground?
Is he cheating his fans? Does he owe us?
San Fran … The Search. Your take… no jet ski assist? Unique situation for the pros? Gabe Medina, weighs about a buck thirty, will some pros not make it out?
Who is your immediate boss?
Production meetings, they tell you what you can and cannot say?
who is the smartest pro on tour?
Australian charger Mark Mathews (above) and his cohorts Ryan Hipwood, Richie Vas and Laurie Towner are the world’s leading slab hunters, and according to Paul, “they’re among the craziest surfers alive, and talented too, which is a scary combination. Photographer Tim Bonython stays busy just trying to keep up with them. After a mind-boggling day in Tasmania earlier this year, the boys were walking tall having conquered the ferocious Shipstern’s Bluff with a handful of historic rides. But last week they met a new foe over in Western Australia, and it’s safe to say this one got the better of them. This following is what happened as they tried to take on a wave known only as: The Right.
TOP 5 Stories This Week Oct 30 2011
#1 A Monterey man suffered multiple injuries Saturday morning when he was attacked by a shark while surfing at Marina State Beach.
Eric Tarantino, 27, was bitten on the neck and right forearm by a shark that took a 19-inch chunk from his red surfboard. The attack occurred shortly after 7 a.m., about 10 minutes after he and a friend, Brandon McKibben of Salinas, had entered the water.
With help from McKibben, Tarantino managed to get out of the water, then climbed to the parking lot on his own power, where a half-dozen or more fellow surfers used beach towels to apply a tourniquet to his arm and staunch the bleeding from his neck.
Paramedics arrived just minutes later and treated Tarantino at the scene before transporting him to Marina Municipal Airport, from which he was airlifted to San Jose Regional Medical Center.
Dana M. Jones, Monterey Sector Superintendent for the California Department of Parks and Recreation, said his injuries did not appear to be life threatening.
Jones said signs will be posted along beaches from Fort Ord to Moss Landing advising of shark danger, recommending that beach-goers refrain from any water activities over the next seven days. The sand portion of the beaches will remain open, and the the waters will be observed in the coming days for additional shark activity, Jones said.
#2 Will Vans make Dane compete in the Triple Crown?
We know he doesn’t care … so why should Vans? Besides the contract and all that… And can Dane’s case of over-it-itis extend to Hawaii, where, according to all we believe in as consumers of Western surf culture, you must prove yourself… or has Dane trumped even the Holy Grail of surf culture, “to achieve greatness, you must prove it in Hawaii.”
C’mon, you know Dane doesn’t want to wallow around in the burdensome ego-filled front yards of the washed up, scrapping for ego-points (way worse than contest points) and having his Coors light spiked with urine flavored energy drink when he could be exploring Western Saharan right points and learning Berber via Rosetta Stone & MacBook! Pending HD space, of course.
#3 Kerr Ignites Waddell Creek at ASP PRIME O’Neill Cold Water Classic California
The ASP PRIME O’Neill Cold Water Classic California utilized both the primary venue of Steamer Lane and the backup location of Waddell Creek today to complete both the Round of 24 and the three-man non-elimination Round of 12.
Josh Kerr (AUS), 27, who posted the highest scores of yesterday’s competition, returned to form today at Waddell creek and took to the air on his backhand to net the day’s highest scores including a 16.77 (out of 20) heat total to advance through to the Quarterfinals.
#4 The 14-day holding period of the $85,000 HIC PRO, presented by Vans, opens today at Sunset Beach. Organizers have elected to call a lay day today in preparation for a solid new swell that is forecast for Monday and Tuesday.
The HIC PRO is a 4-Star ASP men’s event that will decide the 2011 ASP Hawaii regional champion and reward him with one highly coveted berth into the first two events of the Vans Triple Crown, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, Nov.12-Dec.20. The HIC PRO requires three full days of competition to crown a champion.
“It looks like we’ve got great swell on tap for Monday and Tuesday – somewhere in the range of 8-12 feet,” said Event Director Marty Thomas. “We will continue to assess the surf each morning from today, but at this stage Monday looks like the most probable start.
#5 With thirty-six of the word’s best surfers descending on the north stretch of Ocean Beach for the Rip Curl Pro Search surf contest—the first major San Francisco surf contest—the City becomes the unlikely focal point of the professional surfing industry Nov. 1-12.
October 16, 2011 Surfing News; Surf News Quiksilver Dane Reynolds Top 10 moments
Dane Reynolds’ virulent strain
By: Chris Mauro, GrindTV.com
Given all the Dane Reynolds hype of late it’s easy to understand how Daneofilia (DANE-oh-FEEL -yah) is now infecting a wide swath of today’s young surfing prodigies. Some doctors describe the disease as a virulent strain of languorous behavior, others refer to it as syndrome more commonly known as the fuck-its.
Notable young talents (especially those residing along the surf-industry-laden California coast) run the highest risks of contracting this virus, but the symptoms typically flair up once they’ve left their comfy little pond for the bigger, badder world of global talent, where they soon discover winning isn’t nearly as easy as they, their publicist, biographers, videographers, agents, managers, coaches, bloggers and astrologers, thought it would be.
Consumed by self doubt, they begin to question not just the nipple they’ve been sucking on since they got their first pair of free trunks, but the very body producing all the nourishment. And the fleeting nature of their most flavored surfer status hits hard. If things don’t work out…they soon discover…they’re replaceable. At the end of the day they’re just tools. Marketing tools. Being exploited to sell wares. Oh the horror.
The lucky ones, like Dane Reynolds, seemingly have a choice in this matter. They can make a career out of being anti-pros, choosing to go down a “soul surfing” route filled with cameras and cameos. The vast majority of pros don’t really have that luxury.
Take Adriano de Souza, who by most measuring sticks is the anti-Dane. They both love surfing, no doubt, but Adriano actually thrives in competition. That makes him incredibly uncool in hipster circles. After all, he always gives 100% (what a jock!) He loves to claim (kook!), and what’s with that (fugly) wide stance? All that annoying hard work and touchdown dance behavior makes Adriano the tour’s perfect villain.
But look deeper into his story and you might begin to see things differently. While growing up in a poor corner Sau Paulo Brazil there were years when his next meal wasn’t guaranteed. He and his family fought hard for everything they had, and when the remote possibility of a surfing career first became possible he had to leave home for good to chase it.
Thanks to hard work and dedication he’s succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. Today both his mother and brother are living in houses that Adriano provided with his winnings. Knowing all that, you might understand the passion behind the claims, and you may even start respecting some of his surfing strengths, like how he manages to put his board in all the right places with healthy dose of speed and power.
Adriano’s path was undoubtedly a tough one. And it remains so in the court of public opinion. Meanwhile, as we learn in the new Surfer Magazine interview issue, Dane Reynolds road has been obstacle free, and he’s essentially flying blind out there.
After all, he prefers to travel with six packs over exercise balls. He doesn’t want to waste energy chasing a 5.5 to get through heats just to please sponsors. He finds his friends in Oxnard a lot more interesting than all the exotic people he ignores while traveling. And, oh yeah, Kelly Slater really hasn’t done all that much for surfing. (Apparently Dane doesn’t count the zeroes in his checks before depositing them.)
All this listlessness makes him a huge surfing hero.
Now he’s searching for even less stress. He wants to ride ugly boards in mushy point waves and hang out with his friends scribbling on T-shirts, posting on his blog and making webisodes.
And not surprisingly a handful of younger “highly touted” Californians think the same path will work just as well for them. Incidental stardom is apparently just a cool little blog away.
Of course they’d kinda like to skip that part that Dane had to endure…y’know, the part where he actually earned all his value, the part where he made the tour and validated his hype with brilliant victories on a big stage.
Wait – victories?
Well yes and no. As Slater so aptly noted during his Surfer Poll speech last year, Dane Reynold’s has never won anything. Not even the NSSA Nationals. But we needn’t weep for him.
Fact is Dane’s simply not cut from the same heat-winning cloth as most tour stars. Nevertheless the tour is filled with Daneophiles (DANE-oh-FILEs) for good reason: once he made the tour, he subsequently made more than a few dents with his freakish flying and carnivorous carves. Dane’s biggest victories haven’t been mathematical ones, they come in statement form – by how he wins heats, and sometimes by the way he loses them. Either way he’s made more than a few boundary pushing proclamations in his contest jersey, and that’s what’s made him the A-lister he is. He’s won hearts.
But whether Dane knows it or not, he won the majority of hearts up on the big stage, and his message resonates more from that platform than anywhere else. There’s a simple reason for that. Performing on demand in front of hundreds of thousands without the safety net of Final Cut Pro is simply more difficult than posting on a blog, drawing up T-shirts, and shooting videos.
Nothing cheap and easy has value, which is why all that other stuff is considered just surf porn. It’s great for a few seconds of fleeting pleasure. Given the choice, the majority of Dane’s fans would rather see him keep pushing.
Of course, after years of grueling travel and that hefty work schedule they have on the ASP he’s certainly earned the right to pursue what makes him truly happy, be it fashion and film or beer bongs and surf smut. If we’ve learned nothing else from the dearly departed Steve Jobs it’s that loving what you do is the only way to do great work. And we love Dane’s great work.
But history tells us that once surfers leave the tour behind a clock starts ticking on their allure, because flash fades a bit faster in this new media age. A few short years from now when Dane’s added 15 pounds to his boiler, his neckbeard is grown out, and he’s home watching a new generation of stars pick up where he left off, it’s possible he could feel more exploited than ever being a video floozy seeking Facebook followers…By then a few 5.5s might just pale in comparison.
GREAT EMAIL #1:Baldy n Bassy:
Been a listener for a while now, all through the podcasts. It’s a
great show but I have a some suggestions (in no particular order):
- Don’t plug Sacred Craft so much. We get it. It’s coming. We’ll seek out the info and details online.
- Don’t talk over the guests. There’s a tendency to interject personal
thoughts/opinions/experiences too much. Let the guests talk.
- No need for Top 5 stories when you do have guests. It just wastes time and leaves a lot less time for the interview(s).
- Bring to light the lesser known stories from the surf world. Be unique. Anyone can log onto the ASP site and get competition-related news.
Anyway, thanks for listening/reading. Obviously these are just my opinions and how you do your show is your prerogative. Keep up the great work. Respectfully,
JULY 13, 2011 Surf Industry News — Hearing lots of chatter…
Dane Reynolds. He admits it, he’s Lost Interest.
1) Kelly Slater setting up a Jeter-esque type 2nd half performance; missing JBAY a no-brainer due to huge Cloudbreak but… ALSO gives the guys on tour (Adriano de Souza, Mick Fanning, Taj Burrow, Parko) a false sense of security before KS10 pulls a Slater sweep at Quiksilver Pro NYCity and Hurley LOWERS PRO. KS probably wants to own Manhattan for the week, he’s surfing’s celebrity– after all. All this sets up a climactic showdown at PIPELINE.
2) What does four years of hideous economy mean. Downsizing and a serious look at ROI. WPS surfers as well have been chiming in that they’d like to go to G-Land for an event. Sorry guys, no ROI. Be happy with North American beachbreaks. The Dream Tour is now the Lean Tour. Most of us don’t have any emotional connection to any of you. The world Tour could be trimmed to 16 and fans would be happy.
3) An industry insider is telling me to look for changes in management at Billabong USA.
4) This may be old news to some… hearing that SWATCH was ready to blanket sponsor the ASP tour but they were shut out but the Surf Industry old boy giants on the ASP board. Too much ‘timeshare’ to lose. They have watches too.
5) Dane Reynolds sells more board shorts in North America than numbers 1- 10. Except perhaps Kelly Slater. And Dane has LOST INTEREST. Over-it-itis has become marketable.
6) PUMA, Converse, Nike, – Specialty retail is screwed. My kid saw Kolohe Andino, and suggested we buy some NIKEs. We went to Sports Authority so my kid could look like Kolohe. John John Florence is a way more interesting surfer.
7) Most surfers are embarrassed or simply don’t care to wear “surf clothes.” The individuality is gone. BTW: Saw Rip Curl POP segment at Sports Authority too. Specialty retail is screwed.
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