Surfing News – August 12, 2012: Tim Bessell & The Andy Warhol Eclectic; SIMA; Shark Week; Catch Baldy
Surfing News – August 12, 2012: Tim Bessell- Master Shaper from La Jolla, California joins us in-studio.
Tim Bessell- Master Shaper from La Jolla, California joins us in-studio.
SEGMENT 1 SPONSOR —
HONORING MARK RICHARDS IN THE ICONS OF FOAM SHAPING TRIBUTE PRESENTED BY US BLANKS
October 6 & 7, 2012
Del Mar Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall
Open to the Public
Food, Music, Fun
Exhibits, Shaping, Events, Art
$10; U12 FREE
Free sub to SURFER Magazine for each paid entrant
Surfboard Demo morning at 15th Street in Del Mar Sunday Oct 7
EVENTS AND EXHIBITS INCLUDE:
QNA SHAPING BAY
BEST OF SHOW
VINTAGE SWAP SHOWDOWN
CINEMA GROTTO SHORT FILMS FEST
SURFAID BOARD ART BENEFIT
ARTIZEN LIVE PERFORMANCE ART
GUN CLUB LOUNGE
MUSIC BY SURFERS FOR SURFERS
Autograph & Book Signings
Emails, Tweets, Shout Outs:
“I disagree with the listener email last week from Jay (in Carlsbad), that basically called out the surfing and conditions at the US Open. They’ve had really bad days at PipeMasters, when they didn’t even run the contest at Pipe! Sometimes Mother Ocean does not provide, but more often than not she does. Plus, the final day’s action was red hot and very exciting.” - Lisa H. Fan of HB Pier and the US Open from Torrance. California.
SEGMENT 2: 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
Lacanau Summer from loyal listener Renz in Europe
Tim Bessell – re-knowned local La Jolla shaper Bessell surfboards
Tim it might be good to go back a bit, Jeff and I grew up in San Diego, so we know all about you...but many of our international listeners don't know your connection to San Diego so let's start there..
Where were you born, raised?
What did your parents do, what was family life like?
When did you become enamored with this thing called surfing?
Do you remember your first surfboard?
As a young surfer who were your influences?
Shaping bug? How did you get involved with shaping surfboards?
What were your early experiences with the planer and foam? Garage stuff?
Sunset Surfboards days...
Regarding early shaping life, who really went out of their way to show you the ropes, or give you tips?
Who did you see go through those doors at Ed Wright's Sunset Surfboards, they had a big influence?
Al Merrick, Ken Bradshaw, Willis Brothers, Ned McMahon, Bill Shrosbree,
In the early 80s you really had a stable of red hot local La Jolla kids including Peter King.
The Artist Series -- tell us how this concept came about?
How did the Clark foam closure in 2005 effect on your business?
I'm of the opinion that cheap entry level, price point boards are good for the local surfboard industry, do you agree with this?
Can a surfer walk into the Bessell shop, and... like going into a Mercedes dealer, choose from a either 300 series, a 500 series or a bells and whistles 700 series?
The Sustainable surfboard... when will an eps, linseed oil resin, bamboo weave be the only board available to surfers?
...it seems we've been hearing about it for years, a day when all boards will be environ-senstive, that they won't eventually find their way into the landfill. Or, if they do, they bio-grade.
Yet, the PU surfboard still dominates the market place. Is it the paying customers that are driving these market conditions or is it the surfboard manufacturers, the industry, that is too stubborn or lazy to change?
HONORING MARK RICHARDS IN THE ICONS OF FOAM SHAPING TRIBUTE PRESENTED BY US BLANKS
TOP 5 Stories:
#1 Catch Baldy – demo morning at 15th Street
#2 Shark Week – Great White shark spotted by helicopter off of Carlsbad beach; Reunion Island – French allow for shark culling after a smattering of shark attacks;
#3 SIMA Watermans Weekend honored Sean Collins, Jean Michel Cousteau, and Shane Dorian last night at gala fundraiser that raised money for 20 environmental causes.
#4 US Open last week exciting stuff! Julian Wilson – only ten new guys can make the tour next year…
#5 Surfline, official forecasters for the Billabong Pro Tahiti, are calling for a low rise in small/short-period SE swell from Sunday, 12th, into next Tuesday, as small WSW swell joins in for waist-shoulder high waves, some plus sets. Similar size SSW swell shows mid week while the WSW drops out. Better, longer-period SW swell and possible WSW swell from current Tasman Sea storm scheduled to move in Thursday, 16th, and peak Friday with chest-head high surf and inconsistent overhead sets. Those waves fade over the following weekend. More onshore flow is expected for the south facing breaks into the start of next week, then SE tending ESE winds on tap for the second half of the week.
AIR TAHITI NUI VONZIPPER TRIALISTS (The winner plus highest placed Tahitian earn Billabong Pro, main event wildcards. If the winner is Tahitian, then 2nd place is awarded the wildcard)
INTERNATIONAL INVITEES – updated list
Jamie O’Brien (Sunset Beach, Oahu, HAW)
Anthony Walsh (Lennox Head, NSW, AUS)
Bruce Irons (Kauai, HAW)
Kamalei Alexander (Kauai, HAW)
Bruno Santos (BRA)
Aritz Aranburu (Zarautz, EUK)
Kalani Chapman (Oahu, HAW)
Manoa Drollet (Papara, Tahiti, PFY)
Ricardo Dos Santos (BRA)
Dean Bowen (Gerroa, NSW, AUS)
Wade Goodall (Sunshine Coast, Qld, AUS)
Ben Sanchez (Hossegor, FRA)
Matt Bromley (Capetown, ZAF)
Alvaro Malpatida (Lima, PER)
Shinpae Horiguchi (Wakayama, JPN)
Dylan Longbottom (Sth Coast, NSW, AUS)
PLUS 16 TAHITIAN LOCALS – (as determined by the local ‘trials for the trials’ event).
The Air Tahiti Nui Vonzipper Trials is made possible with the support of the Government of French Polynesia, Sports Minister, Institut of Sports, Sports Department, Tahiti Tourism, Air Tahiti Nui, Coca Cola, OPT, Mana, Hyundai, Hertz, Polynesie 1ère, La Depeche, NRJ, City Hall of Taiarapu ouest and the City Hall of Teahupo’o,
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We posted this Standup question on our FaceBook page and it got a lot of play so Baldy thought it’d be good to share it with you on our blog.
BTW: This is a photo Steve Sherman took of Baldy and I when he was in-studio for an interview.
Ripping on a Standup is like: Killing a spider with a bazooka, effective but lacking precision.
Rob Farrow: Just stop right there!!!!!
Mark Athanacio: surfing a canoe. its ok for bottom turns and stylish longboarding as long as there is no stabbing of the wave
Rob Farrow: Its like watching a guy with a walker try and do hurdles.
Scott Bass: Racing a John Deere tractor at the Indy 500.
Rob Farrow: backwards
Scott Bass: Taking a number at the DMV… you think you’re getting somewhere, but you’re not.
Scott Bass: BTW: I can have fun with this, because I was doing it before any of you.
Scott Bass: Using binoculars to look for your lost car keys.
Doug Somers: doing wheelies on a moped
Rob Farrow: It’s like riding a moped in general…fun as long as no one sees you on one…..
Joyce Sisson: sweeping the garage
Scott Bass: trimming your eyebrows with a chainsaw
Scott Bass: …working on the Manassas Gap railroad, the rails never get buried and the turns are unfinished.
Scott Bass: …being on the US Olympic Fencing Team, lots of stabbing and no medals.
Jon Peck: rollerblading.
Marco Gonzalez: Like humping a fat chick in your twenties… no matter how fun it is, you don’t want your friends to know about it, … and you certainly don’t want them to see you in action.
Bill Brown: Masturbating to National Geographic.
Geoffrey Buser: Like a cop at a donut shop taking all the fresh donuts
Mike Tuten: federal stimulous money getting to us; neither will ever happen
Bryan Ingraham: like shooting fish in a barrel with ruberbands! :}
Bruce Green: As subtle as a boner in sweatpants!
Scott Bass …being at a fondue festival, tons of stabbing and it’s all cheesy.
Sacred Craft Expo crowds enjoying the surfboards!
Carlsbad, CA- February 2, 2010 – TransWorld Media and The Sacred Craft Consumer Surf Expo are pleased to announce TransWorld SURF and TransWorld Business as the media sponsors for the 2010 Sacred Craft Expos. This move helps Sacred Craft draw a younger demographic and offers the event comprehensive, multi-channel media coverage.
“The crew at TransWorld Media blew our socks off with their marketing vision for Sacred Craft, which offers a multi-channel approach,” said Scott Bass, Sacred Craft Expo Director. “They’ve involved Sacred Craft in social networking, three-tiered Web offerings, podcasts, video, and print. The TransWorld platform has Sacred Craft engaged with an organic surf network, not just a magazine, and it’s refreshing.”
“We are super excited about the partnership with Sacred Craft,” says TransWorld SURF Publisher Charlie Anderson. “This is a perfect opportunity to not only further support the core surfboard manufacturers but to connect them with our consumers at the same time. Sacred Craft is a well-established consumer show that takes you from the beach to the show floor to check out the perfect board. It’s our goal as a media company to bring a great experience for surfers in and out of the water.”
The Sacred Craft Consumer Surf Expo kicks off 2010 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds at C-Street on April 10 and 11. TransWorld Business will be sponsoring the Magical Morning Surfboard Demo at C- Street on Saturday, April 10 from 7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. In addition, all paid admission attendees will receive a one-year TransWorld SURF subscription courtesy of Sacred Craft.
About TransWorld Media:
Since 1983, TransWorld Media has been the world’s leading action-sports media company, serving over 27 million of the most passionate audience of skateboarders, snowboarders, surfers, BMX, and motocross riders annually via Web sites, magazines, videos, and events.
TransWorld SURF (www.transworldsurf.com), created in 1999, has become the embodiment of youth, progression and innovation. Through its print and online properties, TransWorld SURF is the fastest growing surf media company in the industry.
TransWorld Business (www.transworldbusiness.com) is the leading trade publication and online resource in boardsports news and information.
TransWorld is a division of the Bonnier Corporation. Bonnier Corporation (www.bonniercorp.com) is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and the leading media company serving highly engaged audiences through more than 40 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events.
About Sacred Craft Consumer Expo:
The history of our sport is the history of the surfboard. Nothing defines the surfer more than his (or her) surfboard. So much more than a tool, the surfboard has become a philosophical icon, a sacred craft, and a culturally pervasive symbol of freedom, adventure and enduring youth.