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.