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September 23, 2012: Kelly Slater Wins Hurley Pro — #50 Scott Bass Host / Surfer, Jeff Baldwin Host / Surfer — Down The Line surf talk radio
September 23, 2012: Scott Bass Surfer, Jeff Baldwin Surfer — Down The Line surf talk radio
September 23, 2012: Today we talk about the Shark Ramp competition at the Boardroom, HURLEY PRO, LOWERS, KELLY SLATER, MICK FANNING, JOEL PARKINSON, JOHN JOHN FLORENCE
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Stephen Marley at the Belly Up Tavern.
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TRVIA: MR trivia, in what city did MR’s father, Ray Richards, have a surf shop for years?
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Top 5 Stories of the Week:
#1 Kelly Slater wins The Hurley Pro at Lowers –
Parko in second
Frustrating final for Parko
Slater’s 50th tour victory
Great interview with Kelly Slater for the Boardroom webcast on Oct 6 & 7
Slater’s first pro win came at lowers
Title race heats up –
CURRENT ASP WCT TOP 5 (After Hurley Pro at Trestles):
1. Mick Fanning (AUS) 41,250 pts
2. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 39,700
3. Kelly Slater (USA) 35,450
4. John John Florence (HAW) 32,650
5. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 30, 650
#2 Olympic snowboard champion Shaun White apologized Tuesday for “unwise choices,” saying he got “carried away” after police accused him of pulling a hotel fire alarm that forced guests to evacuate.
White was charged with public intoxication and vandalism and is due in court Oct. 10.
The 26-year-old snowboard star said on his Facebook page he wants to apologize for “any inconvenience it caused my family, friends, business partners, the hotel and their guests. He added that he was “celebrating a happy occasion with a ton of family and friends and got carried away. I’m truly sorry for my poor behavior.”
Police responded to the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel at 2 a.m. Sunday. A drunken man identified as White pulled the fire alarm, forcing an evacuation, police added. An employee also reported seeing White destroy a hotel phone.
White was given the opportunity to sign misdemeanor citations and refused, police said. Baptist Hospital said White was treated there and released Monday before he was arrested and booked by police. A mug shot released by police shows White with a black eye.
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/17/4828777/shaun-white-charged-with-vandalism.html?storylink=lingospot_related_articles#storylink=cpy
#3 Garrett McNamara and Garrett’s mother earth, Nicole Macias, drop in on MSNBC’s ‘Caught on Camera: In a Split Second’ this Sunday, September 23rd at 8pm ET. You will get to see rare footage and interviews of Garrett and Nicole speaking of the day he caught the record breaking 78-foot wave in Nazaré, Portugal along with Nicole’s gnarly wipeout that made her think twice about riding big waves. You won’t want to miss this.
The show is airing in perfect time for their departure back to Portugal. He’d love to hear from you – follow him on Facebook and Twitter to send him positive vibes, enter into contests, and to catch all of the action as it happens. You could be one of the first people to know when he makes history again!
#4 Cinema Grotto Short Films Festival announced it s lineup of short films playing Oct 6 & 7 at the Boardroom Surfboard Show in Del mar :
Premiering for the first time ever to be seen are two separate and unique mini documentaries on the hard charging Long Brothers, Rusty and Greg Long.
In addition to those two short films premieres, there are an additional seven short films SHOWING AT THE BOARDROOOM SURFBOARD SHOW including “A DAY IN THE LIFE OF WAYNE LYNCH” ; ALL A PART OF THE BOARDROOM ADMISSION PRICE.
#5 The Del Mar Shark Ranch Skate Competition – we have the infamous Great White Shark Ramp at the Boardroom this yera. Mr Jeff King of Built To Shred, is MC-ing the entire competition. Anyone can enter and there is a $500 purse.
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Video edited by (presumably) drunk Australians, biased. Great Final!
Watch the Heat using the HEAT ANALYZER
http://live.ripcurl.com/?aid=2053 – This is where you see it without the editing bias above, plus you see Kelly’s disgust with the judging.
Adam Wright SOLSPOT.COM surf forecast for April 8-15:
Many interested and involved surf fans feel that the ASP judges blew the final at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: Was Kelly Slater robbed? The twitterverse is all abuzz about it, and so are message boards and internet forum sites. Kelly himself has sent out various tweets more or less taking the high road, but responding to the many ASP judging naysayers that “judging is just opinion, and debate is fun.” You can hear him immediately after the heat is over, telling Belly, a Quiksilver handler, that the judges “give 8.7s for floaters…” a reference to his underscored wave (an 8.33). Slater was clearly agitated, and even smashed the nose of his surfboard against the stairwell in disgust as he made his way to the competitors area. ASP commentators brushed it under the rug, stating that “Kelly shouldn’t be upset, he has been on the other side of the coin more than once,” suggesting that Slater has been over-scored in past events. What does all this mean? Big picture: any activity whereby scoring is based on a other peoples opinions is not really a sport — it is, rather, a judged activity. Figure skating — not a sport. Small picture: Slater is right, debate is fun, and this debate should help keep us surfing fans in a lather until Brazil, where I hear floaters are big!
The SURFER Magazine forum (a bastion of clear-thinking, level headed individuals) has a Reader Poll and as of this writing 87% of the 300+ respondents feel Kelly Slater was robbed.
Some of the various internet/twitter chatter:
“What’s done is done. But judging by the look on Kelly’s face after the heat, world title number 12 is coming soon.
That man hates to lose.”
“Yes, he (SLATER) was robbed. There’s no way Micks wave was a 9.7.”
“Complete rip off. Slater was robbed.”
“Massive air, carving 360s, full power gauges, under the lip tail gaffes-to-cover up, alley oops — only one surfer did ALL of those things… and it wasn’t Mick Fanning.”
“Bell’s needs to go from the tour. If anything it now suits women more as a prime venue. the men’s CT has outgrown Bells.”
“Only reason I don’t think Mick deserved it, and often why I don’t love his surfing is his lack of variety. He needs to really change it up. Kelly pulled out the bag of tricks and nailed every single one, it was like watching him free surf which is way more enjoyable.”
KELLY SLATER TWEET: @kellyslater “Judging is an opinion and a perception. Not right or wrong. That was the best air I’ve done in my 40′s! But Mick was carving shit up.”
CONSPIRACY THEORY FROM TEXAS (of all places?!): @sotexsurfer “An ASP conspiracy designed to motivate KS to stay on tour?”
And finally this tweet: “I’m pretty sure the ASP judges invented SUP.”
NICARAGUASURFREPORT.COM: Carl from NSR calls in with the surf report for Nicaragua.
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TOP 5 STORIES Brought to you by Sacred Craft Consumer Surfboard Expo Oct 6 & 7 Del Mar Fairgrounds:
1) Mick Fanning beats Kelly Slater at Rip Curl Pro Bells.
Next stop Brazil. SludgePickle won the event for our Downthelinesurftalkradio clubhouse with 1014 points for Rip Curl bells event; JOIN the Downthelinesurftalkradio clubhouse bassyandbaldy
my team Floatergate – 744 points ‘ Baldy’s team: 686 points
3) Flea and Troy Virostko Save Boogie Boarder at Mitchells Cove
To recap, on Sunday brothers Darryl “Flea,” a famous big wave surfer and who just received the Mavericks Legend Award, and Troy Virostko were doing a wave check on West Cliff as one of the largest swells of the year was bearing down on the Santa Cruz coastline. When they rounded the corner by Getchell Street, Flea noticed something wasn’t right. It was body boarder Lee Tolson, a 65-year-old Felton resident, struggling in the water. Read HERE. Troy circled the truck back around to double check the situation. A body boarder was in distress.
Troy Virostko also recalled the scene.
“Darryl and I spotted her in the water as we were checking the waves and were wondering why no one on the cliff had reacted.”
The large waves on Sunday had attracted dozens of onlookers.
“Funny thing was Darryl jumped out of the truck before we even stopped and yelled back at me to hurry up, forget the wetsuit, lets go. I was in such a hurry I realized the wetsuit was inside out. I tried to put it on that way and it didn’t work so I had to flip it right side real quick. I don’t think I have ever put a wetsuit on that fast.”
Lee was holding onto Darryl’s arm and hanging on every word. “You were getting pushed around, the waves were huge and the tide was really high. For a moment there I was thinking we weren’t going to be able to grab you.”
Troy added: “The foam from the waves had piled up and was about 3 to 4 feet high, so between the surging of the waves and the foam at times we would lose where she was at.”
Lee Tolson said it felt surreal to her.
“I just had to let go and think that somehow I would muster the energy to reach out and grab hold. I must have fought for over an hour before Flea and Troy came down. I could barely keep my head above water and when I looked up and saw his sneakers I couldn’t even look up.”
Flea was afraid he would hurt her trying to save her.
“I thought I was going to pull her arm out of socket, but I didn’t care. I knew I had to yank her up or she was done.”
Lee listened as Flea and Troy talked about helping her get up to the safety of the cliffside as the paramedics made their way down the cliff to check on the rescue. It was at that moment that Lee grabbed Darryl’s hand and looked into his eyes and without uttering a word, said thank you.
While the paramedics attended to Lee, the Virostko brothers made their way up the cliff, past the throngs of onlookers and back to the truck. The duo had just saved a life and without any fanfare they went back to checking the waves along the Westside.
4) 28-year-old Hawaiian Joshua Holley, fended off a shark that attacked him – while he was surfing off the coast of Oahu – by punching him in the face.
Holley told ABC News he first felt a push on his body, and when he looked to his left he saw a large dorsal fin and then felt a ‘popping’ sensation in his foot. Later in hospital, he discovered the shark bite had severed two tendons and made a wound requiring 42 stitches, but luckily had punctured no major arteries.
The shark then went under the water and came up on the other side. Holley did some quick thinking, remembered the most sensitive part of a shark was the snout, and then: “I’m kind of holding it and it’s coming out on the right side, I punched him once and twice with my right hand, it submerged and swam off,” said Holley.
J Bay looks simple enough: a perfect point break. To get from Point A to Point B and make it look good, well, only the most polished get the job done correctly. JBay doesn’t just uncover weaknesses; it shines a bright light on them. Those flicky little fin-check top turns make some pro surfers look like WSA district 6 participants (or USA Team members). The most hideous of surfing styles are disrobed and some pro surfers stand naked and shriveled for the entire world to see. Spectators forced to turn away in disgust.
J Bay requires full-rail, turn-to-turn connections, which demands strong legs, which in turn generally results in an outstanding surfing style. Think about the good ones: Terry Fitzgerald, Shaun Tomson, Tom Curren, Occy, Irons, Slater, Fanning, Parko and Taylor Knox. All of them smooth as a baby’s bum and as strong as a middleweight.
Taylor Knox has one of the best styles on tour. It’s no secret or big reveal. I use the kid factor when assessing a surfers style. Would I want my kid to surf like that? When I watch Taylor Knox I say to myself, “hell yes!”
The greatest thing about good style is that you’ll more or less have it forever. When you get old; you are going to lose your ability to do aerials. I never had that ability so I see this as a plus. Sorry to break it to you, but you won’t be punting airs when you are 50 years old. You will however be holding your arms and hands and body posture basically the same way you are now. Style doesn’t leave you. It’s like the IRS, it stays with you for the long haul. Look at Skip Frye or PT or Rabbit or Pottz or Gerlach. They all have the same distinctive style they had in their prime.
Who has the worst style on TOUR? Which pro surfer makes you cringe? Watch the JBay event and it’ll become very clear. I won’t call out any names because that’s not cool. Bad style on the ASP tour used to be easy to call out. The ASP top 32 have risen. Bad style in 2011, in my opinion, not so easy to spot. When the surfers are too technical, and the dance isn’t apparent, when they don’t look like they are having, dare I say it,… fun, their styles suffer.
Curren danced. Slater dances. Fanning dances. Others are trying to score points. Not good. Bad style. Certain names pop into my head: Durbidge, Ross, Davidson: not the greatest style. They don’t have panache. They don’t dance. They can score points though. They are sporting. All opinion of course. Internet is full of it. Shit and opinion.
Taylor Knox surfs like a Sidewinder: smooth, powerful, deadly. Body positioned for a buried rail strike. Aesthetically perfect. When J Bay is six feet, deadly to competitors. A few years back, in perfect J Bay, Knox crafted a symphonic 19.70 out of possible 20 points. It was beautiful. Knox’s wave dance earned him single wave scores of 9.9 and 9.8 out of possible 10. I think he threw away a 9.0!
J Bay really brings out the best and worst in styles. Watch some of these heats on the Billabong Pro website and you’ll see the best and worst of it. This event could be Taylor Knox’s swan song event at J Bay. Hearing rumblings that T Knox will retire and become Padres pitcher Heath Bell’s personal trainer.
Terry Fitzgerald clip with Jay Adams crossover transitions. Great J Bay at the end, and insight from provocateur Derek Hynd.
ED NOTE: I wrote most of this fours years ago when I worked as an Editor for SURFER magazine. I spit out articles on a weekly basis at SURFER for 10 years. In many cases spit was more palatable. Nevertheless, for some reason SURFER magazine doesn’t put my name, or any writers name for that matter, on archived articles. I’ll be posting up some old stuff soon. Hard to SEARCH when they don’t give you credit for your work. Is that too much to ask? Rant over.
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FROM THE BRISBANE TIMES NOV 7
SURFING NEWS: Mighty Pipeline, Not Mick Fanning, Parko’s Big Concern
Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson in the biggest fight of their professional career – against Pipeline.
The hardest working man in surfing, Joel Parkinson, has one pressing concern going into December’s epic Hawaiian showdown for the world championship. And it isn’t Mick Fanning.
Much has been made of the fabled friendship between the two Coolangatta locals, a pair of best mates that will slug it out amid Pipeline’s iconic barrels in an ASP World Tour finale that couldn’t have been better scripted for Australian surfing.
Fanning triumphed in last week’s Rip Curl Pro Search in Portugal to have the rails run on a second title, following his breakthrough in 2007. Parkinson sits second in the rankings, needing to surf the lights out and results to conspire in his favour if his dream of a maiden crown is to become a reality.
It’s not outpointing Fanning that has been consuming the thoughts of “Parko”. Surfing being a sport where the primary adversary is the water under your feet, the 28-year-old will channel his energy into becoming intimately acquainted with the Pipeline break rather than Fanning’s manoeuvres.
“I think half of it’s in my hands and the other half is in Mother Nature’s hands. Your opponent is the last of your worries in many ways,” Parkinson said.