PT: WSL Dramas, Felipe Fullfills, Gabby Gabs, Kelly Headspace, Bethany Pregers, Silvina Salivates

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PT at Rincon 2015

PT at Rincon 2015

THIS WEEKS EPISODE:

MARCH 17, 2015– THIS WEEK WE TALK: WSL, PAUL SPEAKER, SNAPPER ROCKS, DURANBAH, JONATHON S. MARTIN, THE SHOOTING GALLERY, RKO PICTURES, LAWSUITS, MONICA LEWINSKY, F YOU, MICRO HALL, BELLS BEACH, DURANBAH, SILVINA LIMA, WIGGOLLY DANTES, MICK FANNING, NFL, NBA, STRIDER WASILEWSKY, RED BULL, PRIME TICKET, SANTA MONICA, BRAZILIANS, NEW SOUTH WALES, QUEENSLAND, ISA, PGA, HARLEY INGELBY, GILLETTE AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!

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Who knew? THE WSL’s EVP is connected to the Monica Lewinsky scandal? No way that dude surfs.

SHOW NOTES ONLY – UNEDITED
A listener did a little research and sent this over to us…

Jonathon S. Marshall is a lawyer, and the EVP and General Counsel of the ASP/WSL. Paul Speaker’s right hand man.

A little online research revealed that Jonathon S. Marshall was COO & Gen. Counsel for RKO Pictures from 2001 -2006 ; where, as it turns out, beginning in 2003, Paul Speaker was the President of RKO Pictures and during Speakers tenure at RKO Pictures the company did very well.
Production and distribution grew ten fold. He was a success at RKO. They were both a success.

But the relationship between Paul Speaker and Jonathon Marshall goes back to 1998 where Speaker and Marshall were again teamed up with an independent entertainment company called The Shooting Gallery that produced such Academy Award-winning films as “Sling Blade” -1996 – and “You Can Count on Me, – 2000.

However during the time Speaker and Marshall were at The Shooting Gallery the company went spectacularly bust, because it (and I quote): “became more focused on the fast profits and expansion of new-media endeavors than good old-fashioned film-making. They had a radical philosophy change from being a tightly run, fiscally conservative company that watched every dime to turning around and trying to create a vast dotcom company.
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In 2003 Jonathan Marshall was a defendant, along with a number of other defendants (but not including Speaker) from THE SHOOTING Gallery; sued by banks for misleading the banks by preparing and submitting a series of false and misleading financial information regarding among other things The Shooting Galleries solvency, collateralized assets, even its viability all of which portrayed The Shooting Gallery as a highly solvent and experiencing solid financial growth. They misrepresented and concealed information; To the tune of a 20 million dollar credit extension by the banks.

http://www.cameraplanet.com/divisions/images/SDNYComplaint.pdf

How’s this quote: “Not only were the defendant’s financial representations false but throughout the entire credit relationship TSG was either insolvent or in the vicinity of insolvency.”

Marshall and others were also sued in bankruptcy court in an attempt to recover 30 million dollars in losses by trustees of the The Shooting Gallery. Among other things the lawsuit claims that Marshall and the defendants simply headed to the exits failing to put the company in to bankruptcy, but also failing to preserve TSG books records, assets and on e took steps to prevent employees- who were fired en masse via email with out final paychecks, from damaging TSG property upending file cabinets, destroying or removing tsg computers and records – all of which substantially impaired the value of the Debtors estates.


http://www.cameraplanet.com/divisions/images/TrusteeComplaint.pdf

All said and done a 2001 LA times article stated that the Shooting Gallery lost over $70million dollars. Shooting Gallery’s creditors lined up around the block. Forty-five have already sued Shooting Gallery, ranging from its bank and law firm to former employees, former film associates, landlords and leasing companies to the mother of Shooting Gallery executive C.J. Follini, who lent the company $500,000.

All of this simple online research is interesting in light of the work Stu Nettles did in his three part article the “ASP ; It’s On. But Who’s Watching.” Plus, the switch from YouTube to the new platform, conveniently hiding the numbers of people actually watching.

So we have Speaker and Marshall driving the WSL– both who had great success at RKO–but at least in Marshall’s case- he has allegedly been part of some alleged cooking of the books, cooking of information, and cooking of data to gain funding for a business.

Is Marshall baggage that the WSL doesn’t need? Or, is this simple business? Heck, people get sued all the time. Probably not the best situation as WSL courts potential sponsors, partners, etc. etc.

MAURICE COLE: OPINIONS AND STORIES FROM AN INSPIRED SHAPER

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MAURICE COLE: ReverseVee, Gabby, Curren, Pro Surfing, DBah – Why Not?

THIS WEEKS EPISODE:

MARCH 12, 2015– THIS WEEK WE TALK: MAURICE COLE INTERVIEW SPECIAL EPISODE, GABBY MEDINA, F YOU, MICRO HALL, UMINNA, TOM CURREN, REVERSE VEE, MARTIN POTTER, OCCY, BELLS BEACH, DURANBAH, WHY THEY DIDN’T RUN THE SNAPPER EVENT AT DBAH, WINIKIPOP, FRANCE LE PISTE, QUIVERS, PRODUCING LIVE TV, WSL, AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!

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FUTURE SHOCK: Pro Surfing in 2017

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THIS WEEKS EPISODE: “What if the WSL fails? What happens in 2017?
The Ultimate Surf League: Nine surfers battle it out in epic conditions through the course of the USL season to determine the World Champion.
Nine USL surfers: John John Florence, Gabe Medina, Julian Wilson, Jordy Smith, Nat Young, Dusty Payne, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Kolohe Andino

USL Round 1 USL
Heat 1 February at Rincon . Three of the nine surfers compete for 2 hours. Two advance to semi finals. One goes home. His season is over.
Heat 2 March at Cloudbreak . The next three of the nine surfers compete for 2 hours. Two advance to semi finals. One goes home. His season is over.
Heat 3 April at Teahupoo . Final three of the nine surfers compete for 2 hours. Two advance to semi finals. One goes home. His season is over.

USL Round 2 USL
Heat 1 May at Tavarua. Three of the six remaining surfers compete for 2 hours. Two advance to semi finals. One goes home. His season is over.
Heat 2 June at JBay. Other three competitors surf for 2 hours. Two advance to semi finals. One goes home. His season is over

USL Semi-final USL
Semi 1 July Puerto Escondido. 2 man heat, Man on Man . One advances to final, one goes home.
Semi 2 August Lower Trestles 2 man heat, Man on Man . One advances to final one goes home.

FINAL Ultimate Surf League Shred Fest I
September Ultimate Surf League Shred Fest I at G-Land – Man on Man two hour final.

Allows time for the Triple Crown of Surfing to play out in Hawaii full Hawaiian season.

MARCH 03, 2015– THIS WEEK WE TALK: SNOW ON THE BEACH IN HUNTINGTON, WEATHER ANOMALY, DUKE, KOOK, HOT CURL, JOSH MARTIN, TERRY MARTIN, BONGA PERKINS, HALEIWA, KELLY SLATER, MAUI, MAUI LIFEGUARDS, HO’OKIPA, PADDLE OUT, MEMORIAL, SOUTH KOREA, STU NETTLES, SWELLNET, JIM PHILLIPS, SURFING HERITAGE AND CULTURE CENTER, FANTASY SURFER, WSL, WORLD SURF LEAGUE, ULTIMATE SURF LEAGUE, JED NOLL, TAHITI, DANE REYNOLDS, WIGGOLLY DANTES, MATT BANTING, BUTTERCUP BANTING, CHELSEY CANNELL, PREGNANCY, CHAS SMITH, BEACH GRIT, THE INERTIA, GABRIEL MEDINA, CJ HOBGOOD, DUSTY PAYNE, FRED PATACCHIA, FELIPE TOLEDO, SOUTH SWELL, SAN ONOFRE, FANTASY ACTION SPORTS LEAGUE, BERNIE MADOFF, AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!

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DUKE OF THE WEEK
MAUI SURFERS MIKE STU, KEN CADIGAN, KALEA AMADEO, MARC CHAMBERS AND ALL THE MAUI SURFERS – ALOHA!

KOOK OF THE WEEK
WSL COMMUNICATIONS TEAM THAT FAILS TO RETURN EMAILS…AS IF WE DIDN’T EXIST. HMMMM???

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HOW THE NBA CAN SAVE THE WSL

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THIS WEEKS EPISODE: “The answer to the WSL assumed fiscal woes is in a model that capitalizes on fantasy sports in the way the NBA is doing with FanDuel and NHL & MLB with DraftKings. Cash for Cash business with viewership skyrocketing because of it. In other words, JOE CONSUMER is way more interested in the WSL now that he can win money based on the next heat, the next round, the next day. Therefore JOE CONSUMER is inclined to watch way more heats, engage WSL websites and on way more platforms. WSL wins. Samsung Wins. Joe Consumer Wins.”

FEBRUARY 18, 2015– THIS WEEK WE TALK: KELLY SLATER, FAN DUEL, DRAFT KINGS, FANTASY SURFER, NBA, NHL, MLB, TRACKS MAG, WSL, SURFER MAGAZINE, SKIP FRYE, TAHITI, VOLCOM, TORREY MEISTER, WQS, BETHANY HAMILTON, DANE REYNOLDS, PREGNANCY, CHAS SMITH, BEACH GRIT, THE INERTIA, PODCASTING, MARK PRICE, LIBTECH, RYAN CARLSON, COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION, TYPHOON LAGOON, FLORIDA, DISNEYWORLD, KEVIN ANCELL, ORCAS, USA, GABRIEL MEDINA, CJ HOBGOOD, MATT BANTING, DUSTY PAYNE, KIRRA, RVCA, WAYNE RICH, MARC ANDREINI, ROGER HINDS, NOSE ROCKER AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!

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TEN / SURFER MAGAZINE FAIL: THEY HAVEN’T CHANGED OR UPGRADED FANTASYSURFER.COM AND IT WILL COST THEM DEARLY.

* Sites like FanDuel.com, Draft Kings, and FantasyScore have changed the face of fantasy sports.

* The most popular fantasy sports site pay out money. Big money. FanDuel.com pays out over $10 million a week to everyday Joes like you and me; they take a cut; and rake in the dough.

* Though American pro sports leagues historically have opposed the spread of sports betting, they all have embraced daily fantasy games in the last two years, largely because it leads to more television viewership and revenue. If fans have money at stake in daily fantasy sports, they are more likely to watch more games than they otherwise would.

* In November, the NBA even announced it had become an equity investor in FanDuel, making itself part owner of a company that says it pays out more than $10 million in prize money every week.

* Fans consume 40% more sports content — across all media — once they start playing FanDuel. This is the stat that helped FanDuel get the deal with the NBA. “increased consumption of our digital content and overall interest in our sport,.

NBA WSL FAN DUEL“Last year, 41.5 million players here and in the United States participated, according to the Chicago-based Fantasy Sports Trade Association. Those stateside spent some $3.6-billion (U.S.) on fees, games and information.”

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* A day after that announcement, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver declared in the New York Times that sports betting should be legalized and regulated.

* Why not the WSL? Could this help solve the assumed fiscal problems with the WSL?

* The answer to the WSL fiscal woes is in a model that capitalizes on fantasy sports in the way the NBA is doing with FanDuel and NHL MLB with DraftKings. Cash for Cash business with viewership skyrocketing because of it. In other words, “I’m way more interested now that I can win money based on the next heat, therefore I’m inclined to watch way more and on way more platforms.” WSL wins. Samsung Wins. Scott Wins.

* Well, (Scott probably loses, but he has a chance to to win, based on his expertise following the sport for 30 years).

* But you get the point.

* Paid fantasy sports games are legal, provided they meet certain conditions, including having winning outcomes that reflect the skill of participants, as opposed to mere chance.

* With WSL Fantasy Surfer game – we should be able to win money each round; Each heat. Even.

* Maybe it’s based on stats. However it is figured out, there is too much money on the table not to figure it out. Now you’ve engaged fans with monetary value; watch the level of viewership go through the roof, watch sponsorship revenue increase dramatically.

* I’m surprised the power brokers at the WSL haven’t engaged this opportunity.

* I am NOT surprised that SOURCE Interlink / SURFER Magazine and Fantasy Surfer haven’t seen the light. IN corporate America you get paid the same whether you innovate or not. No incentive to lead. Heck, they said NO to surf talk radio, I did it anyway.

* Have a league limit it to 8 friends and a draft day just like other fantasy sports…or … the possibilities are varied and exciting.

KELLY SLATER , FIREWIRE, AND THE TIPPING POINT

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RIP Ricardo & WSL Peahi Green Means No

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JANUARY 20, 2015– THIS WEEK WE TALK: RICARDO DOS SANTOS, BRAZIL, COPS, COCAINE, KELLY SLATER, FIREWIRE, CHANNEL ISLANDS, PYZEL, TOMO, VANGUARD 4, QUIKSILVER, OUTERKNOWN, PURPS, SURFING LAWYERS, MIKI DORA, PROFESSIONALISM, ACADEMIA, SHACC, CHRIS MAURO, SURFER MAGAZINE, STAB MAGAZINE, BEACH GRIT, MICHAEL TOMSON, SOUTH AFRICA, SHAUN TOMSON, DOWN THE LINE, ASHLEY BICKERTON, JIMBO PELLEGRINE, KAUAI, BALI, AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!

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MAY 16 & 17, 2015

DANE REYNOLDS IS PREGNANT

…what we mean is, “Dane and his girl are expecting.”

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JANUARY 06, 2015– THIS WEEK WE TALK: DANE REYNOLDS, NAPKIN APOCALYPSE, PREGNANCY, GABBY WORLD TITLE, JULIAN WILSON, QUIKSILVER, TITANS OF MAVERICKS, SHARK ATTACKS, JAMIE MITCHELL, MAKAHA, SUP, DUKE KAHANAMOKU, KEONE DOWNING, BACKDOOR SHOOTOUT, BRUCE IRONS, DEREK RIELLY, BEACHGRIT.COM, STABMAG, SURFER POLL, ALANA BLANCHARD, WOMEN PROS, THEY MAKE BANK, LEWIS SAMUELS, SURFLINE, DEREK HYND, SAM GEORGE, JEFF BALDWIN, MARTY THOMAS, ROB MACHADO, SURFER MAGAZINE, RIP CURL, STEPH GILMORE, CARISSA MOORE, SALLY FITZGIBBONS, JOE TURPEL, ROSS WILLIAMS, INTERNET HATE, RED BULL, BETHANY HAMILTON, AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!

Alana Blanchard makes $1.8 million per year as the top earning female surfer. (according to STABMAG)

http://napkinapocalypse.com/

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RIP – Moment of Reflection

A Moment of Reflection: 2014 Passings from The Surfer's Journal on Vimeo.

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MAY 16 & 17, 2015

MAVERICKS: BEST BIGGEST CLEANEST DAY IN A LONG TIME
Dec 20th 2014 saw a large contingent of the worlds best big wave surfers ride gnarly Mavs with incredible footage all over the web world .
Jamie Mitchell took a horrendous wipe out ;
Jamie’s wave is a contender for both ride of the year and wipeout of the year at the XXL awards this year.
Dave Wassel gets creamed.

Griffin Guess, Principle of Cartel Management: “Titans of Mavericks announces today that due to unforeseen circumstances and challenges this season, the festival in which hosts local fans and contest enthusiast will be postponed this year. ‘We are not to able to proceed with the festival this year, though we are committed to building a greater experience to our standards that will satisfy the fans and community in the future.’

DIRT FROM THE SURFERMAG.COM MESSAGE BOARD
DANE REYNOLDS DENIED WILDCARD
A little birdie told me that Dane applied for the 2015 WSL wildcard.
CJ and Micro got em, Dane was told to go grovel the WQS.
Dane REYNOLDS should start playing bass in Frankenreiters band. That’s where I see him fitting. NEW NAME DONE REYNOLDS
Dane’s Surfer Poll results:

2014–6th
2013–5th
2012–3rd
2011–2nd
2010–2nd
2009–3rd
2008–3rd
2007–none

XXL Awards
This is undoubtedly the most exciting (and difficult judging year) ever, with an array of incredible waves ridden, heaps of content
The Right in Australia.
Mavericks
Jaws
Nazere

This is undoubtedly the most exciting (and difficult judging year) ever, with an array of incredible waves ridden, heaps of content. Would you agree?
How many people on XXL staff in editing bays to manage it all and get it posted quickly?
This year at Nazere, the largest waves ever ridden. It’s undeniable, correct?
Dorian seems unstoppable — again. With a young family and him reaching into his mid 40s, do you see him calling it quits?

SHARK ATTACKS
A teenager who escaped a shark attack that killed his friend in western Australia has described how he fired his spear gun into the suspected great white .
17-year-old Jay Muscat, died after he was bitten on the leg by 16-feet long shark while spear-fishing off the southern tip of Western Australia last week
His friend Matt Pullella wrote on Facebook:”The shark turned and came for me, I pushed my speargun down its throat and fired the gun!” he wrote, adding that he estimated the animal to measure four to five metres (13-16 feet) long.
WA’s Department of Fisheries said equipment was deployed from boats to try and catch the shark, adding that it was most likely to be a great white. “One of them (boats) will be setting (drum) lines, the other will be doing patrols in the nearby regions”
A young surfer lost parts of both arms in an attack by two great white sharks off the south coast of Western Australia in October, prompting officials to catch and kill two of the animals in the area.

Closer to home …
A 50-year-old man was attacked by a shark at Montaña de Oro State Park while surfing.
the shark swam from beneath Kevin Swanson’s board and dragged him under with no warning.

an eye witness said. “I was about 10 feet from him, and it was absolutely quiet. … (The shark) came straight up out of the depths and got him and took him under the water. That was the amazing part: this big giant side of the shark just curving up out of the water.”
Swanson was below the water for several seconds before he surfaced on his board, yelled “shark attack” and began paddling for shore.
Once he reached shore, Swanson used the leash cord from his surfboard to fashion a tourniquet for his leg where the shark bit him.

If you get violently attacked by a shark, and you live … do you quit surfing?

New reality show focuses on Malibu’s surf youth
AwesomenessTV’s new series “Surfers” launched January 3rd and follows the lives of a group of Malibu teens as they navigate through relationships, plan for the future and catch some great sessions.
A crew of 16 year old Malibu surfers telling you how great surfing is, and why they love it, and how important it is to their lives… with a smattering of spicloi-esque vernacular such as “bros, dudes, chill “ mixed in…in short it’s quite boring. Typical half-scripted , unrealistic reality TV.

2015 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout in Memory of Duke Kahanamoku
The holding period runs from through January 17th, and the event is currently on standby for Friday and Saturday of this week. There’s also a good-sized swell due to arrive on Wednesday of this week, but I don’t know if the weather and the sand will cooperate to allow the event to run on that day. It’s been on-shore and north swell for pretty much the last three weeks, and there’s a huge sandbar built up again at Pipe.

This year’s event is being presented in memory of Duke Kahanamoku and the 50th anniversary of the original Duke Kahanamoku Invitational.
For the first time ever, this year’s Backdoor Shootout is also going to include longboard, SUP, and bodysurfing expression sessions featuring local surfers.

No webcast.

Bruce Irons Death Row Fantasy
Beach Grit.com got ahold of Bruce Irons and asked him say rather morbid questions about having Death Row Fantasies. A very twisted, sophomoric hypothetical line of thought, but hey, I guess surf celebs are open game.

According to Bruce Irons Death Row Fantasy he got to death row by
finding out that his wife was cheating on him so he killed the man.
Chopped him up and ate him
then, upon feeling really guilty, tried to kill himself.
Gets caught, as one of his so-called bros snitched him out.
He’d take the electric chair as his mode of execution
His last meal would be New Zealand Lamb cutlets
He’d ask that his wife watch the execution
He’d smoke a last cigarette all in one inhale.
His last words are “Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way” a line from Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon which is
the soundtrack while it all happens.

My question to you: IS answering this line of questioning Good or Bad for the Bruce Irons brand ?

$10 FOR EVERY 10 POINT RIDE
After a FAMILY member of the Gold Coast based surfboard company 1-DA Shapes’ was diagnosed with breast cancer late 2013, 1-DA Shapes have committed to donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation:
– $10 for every 10 point ride scored during all Men & Women WCT surfing events during all rounds except the final round of each event; and
– $100 for every 10 point ride scored during all Men & Women WCT surfing events during the final of each event.
“The 1-DA Challenge officially kicked off in February 2014. Due to the unprecedented low number of Perfect 10 scores in 2014, we’re still stoked we created this fund raiser and look forward to doing it again in 2015” says A spokesperson

SAN DIEGO SURFER BARRY AULT DIED CHRISTMAS DAY FROM STAPH INFECTION HE PICKED UP SURFING ON DEC 23RD IN POINT LOMA
Make no mistake it was the polluted water that continues to flow un restricted on to the beaches of Ocean Beach from the San Diego River that killed Barry and has sickened countless others.

While it is widely known to most surfers, some still do not heed the 72 hour rule of staying out of the ocean after heavy rains. The runoff from the San Diego River is a huge culprit of water pollution on a daily basis but the area south of the Point Loma Nazarene College is also something to look at. There are many gully’s and old dilapidated storm drains that come from the military base lining the cliffs.
Pesticides from the college and the National Cemetery along with the San Diego sewage treatment plant are also suspect after heavy rains.

If you have any flu like symptoms, tender spots, lumps on your joint areas or fever after surfing close to a rain event, go seek medical help immediately.

RIP
BEN CARLSON NEWPORT BEACH LIFEGUARD
BRUCE JONES LEGEDARY CA SHAPER
DORIAN PASKOWITZ
HOBIE ALTER
JAY ADAMS
JJ JEFFREY
MATT KIVLIN
MIKE TABELING
DR. RICKY GRIGG
ROGER ROACHO YATES
ROBERT HEELEY
SKITCH HITCHCOK
SONNY MILLER

PIPEMASTERS SHOWDOWN: GABBY CONSPIRACY THEORY & NOA DEANE HAS NO, AH…IDEA

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MAY 16 & 17, 2015

#itsoff Ghost of Huge Cloudbreak Past visits ASP @Pipeline

Officials call off the Pipe Masters on a day the locals are calling the best day of the winter in a horrible decision

Here’s the thing: If one guy goes out there and scores one of those bombs receives a 9.8 or whatever and the others do NOT, then they failed and the hero deserves his glory. I’m willing to sit through slow heats with low heat scores for the potential of a ten at massive Pipeline (ala Slater earlier in the day).

Literally, when the beach PA announcer called the event off for the day (after two standbys) a surfer was getting spit out of the tube and the crowd was screaming, drowning out the PA announcement.

Would there have been slow heats? YES. Would there have been incredible rides? YES (world’s best-right?). And oh, we’d still have three days of competition for more tame, benign, and ahem… ‘presentable’ Pipeline.

How you can you have the world’s best surfers NOT surf huge Pipeline while free surfers are getting bombs and the wind mellows? The worst winds had come and gone.

It is a tough call, and it is easy sitting here and opining.

Now the Forecast is setting up for; Friday 8-12’ with prime condtions winds & Saturday finish 5-8’ with prime conditions winds.

CONSPIRACY THEORY with on the Internet:
SURFERMAG FORUMS: “Asp called it for Medina’s sake; no Chance the ASP let’s Gabby lose this world title: the perfect scenario for the ASP going into 2014 Steph and Gabby win titles; No chance the ASP lets Dusty win his heat against gabby.
The ASP handed Gabby the title at the Quiksilver Pro final, the first contest of the year. Have we all forgot about Mick Fanning vs Yadin Nicol at last year’s Pipe event already?
The Gabby push will make that heat look like Yadin never paddled out!
What I hate is this feeling that ASP’s fixing comps to suit whatever script they think is “better for the sport” as they like to put it.”

NORTH SHORE RESIDENTS SUE THE ASP
Beach Grit.com: The former tour surfer Pancho Sullivan is part of a coalition of residents who’ve taken it upon ‘emselves to get ASP Hawaii to conform to the letter of their permits WHICH REQUIRES FOUR MAN HEATS FOR ALL HAWAII EVENTS: And six weeks ago, they took ‘em to court.

HERE IS THE regulation the community says the Asp violated:

(d) Except with special permission from the Director and as noted on the permit, surf meets may not be held for more than four days. No heats shall be structured with less than four surfers, and man-on-man or one-on-one heats shall not be allowed (includes trials).

…the first round was run with only three guys in the water at a time. Now, government wording is always confusing so I’ll distill the essence. Four guys in the water, no exceptions. You might be able to hold a contest for more than four days, with special permission. But in no case can you run heats with less than four people. That period is important. Shit, even the overlapping heat format violates the letter of the law (though it, admittedly, conforms to the spirit.)

Yeah, but it’s no big deal, right? Except it is, read a little further and there’s this brilliant little sentence:

(17) Any permittee who knowingly and wilfully violates these rules and regulations shall not be allowed to apply for another permit for a one-year period.

“The court case was to ensure that the rules are upheld, to get a temporary restraining order or injunction against the Pipeline Masters,” says Pancho. “That wasn’t the desired outcome but we were hoping that the ASP would adjust the format to make it work with a four-man priority system. They came in with economic statements they had some kid at NYU come up with waving around all the money they generate instead of, I guess, finding a way to adhere to the rules.”
Pancho emphasises that they weren’t trying to shut down the event but they did want an unambiguous ruling that states that you cannot knowingly break rules designed to protect local residents.

“We wanted the Triple Crown and the ASP to recognise that this is a community and it’s questionable how much money stays on the North Shore. Most of the team houses are owned by people who don’t live on the North Shore and most of the winnings go back to other parts of the world.”

Something strange is going on this year.

FLORIDA WAS ON FIRE last week
Pumping swell and perfect conditions up and down the coast; same swell rocked Puerto Rico with big perfect waves too.

The Interview Hackers got into the SONY Productions website and are creating a PR nightmare
Is it okay to make a fictional movie about a real life world leader?
What if it was a North Korean who made a movie about assassinating President Obama?
Remember that North Korean released a few American detainnes a bout a month ago. I think they did may have done this act of Good faith 0 if you will – with the understanding that this movie was about to be released.
Will you go see this movie, understanding that Hackers are now threatening movie theaters?
Will Dennis Rodman be going to The Interview movie?
“In the wake of the threat, Sony yesterday gave theater owners the option to back away from the film, which is set to open Christmas Day. And this afternoon, it pulled all TV advertising for The Interview. Earlier today the studios’ trade group, the National Association of Theatre Owners, said that “individual cinema operators may decide to delay exhibition of the movie so that our guests may enjoy a safe holiday movie season experiencing the many other exciting films we have to offer.” NATO also said several theaters around the country have scrapped press screenings for thje film. Worth noting: Regal and NATO both used the word “delay” rather than “cancel” in their statements today. It’s unclear whether that’s mere semantics or a hint about a wait-and-see attitude.”- http://deadline.com/2014/12/sony-theater-owners-pull-the-interview-terror-threats-1201327612/

CALIFORNIA –SAN DIEGO HAS BEEN PRETTY GOOD LAST FEW DAYS.

Nazare N zar EH – was huge again how big? 100 feet? Heavy, mean, menacing, it’s a freak of a wave. It’s not really a surf spot as much as it is an event. Benjamin Sanchis, Garrett McNamara, Andrew Cotton others, From what I could see, biggest nazarEH yet.

Big Wave World Tour Event won by Nic Lamb congrats Nic; Pretty much unwatchable. Big boring slopy drops; they need to do something to the production to make this a better watch. Perhaps 75% of the shots need to be from the water; more intriguing from the water;

The Inertia ; posts a story that David Lee Scales shed light on last year; “Kellys is JJF’s father.” WTF??
The article refers to the video DLS brought to our attention a long time ago where JJF call Kelly “Dad.”
And specifically the look on Kelly’s face afterwards.

PRO SURFING ON A FISCAL CLIFF OR, IS GABE THE ASPs MESSIAH?

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MUST SEE MOMENT

3 waves in Landes from Gregmenager on Vimeo.


ORCAS OFF OF OCEANSIDE CALIFORNIA – WOULD YOU RATHER BE ATTACKED BY AN ORCA OR GWS?


WILL ONE OF THESE MEN PROVIDE FISCAL FOCUS FOR PRO SURFING?


IS THE ASP BROKE?


WILL THERE BE A 31ST ANNUAL QUIKSILVER IN MEMORY OF EDDIE AIKAU??

DECEMBER 03, 2014 — THIS WEEK WE TALK: BOBBY KEYS, ROLLING STONES, GUITAR LESSONS, EDDIE AIKAU, QUIKSILVER, NORTH SHORE, ORCAS, WHITE SHARKS, KILLER WHALES, NAZERE, NORTH ATLANTIC, FRANCE, MICKEY PICON, BENJAMIN SANCHIS, MARK FOO, MAVERICKS, DEATH, PARKO, INJURY, BACKDOOR, PUERTO RICO, ASP, SURF INDUSTRY, GABRIEL MEDINA, MICK FANNING, PIPELINE, KALANI CHAPMAN, SUNSET BEACH, ESKY, IRAN, WOMENS SURFING, ZOSEA, KIERAN PERROW, REDBULL, JAKE HOWARD, MONSTER, SAMSUNG AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!

DOWN THE LINE SURF TALK PODCAST — DECEMBER 03, 2014 SHOW NOTES, VIDEOS, IMAGES FROM THE SHOW – NOT AN ARTICLE, NOT A BLOG… PODCAST SHOW NOTES — THAT IS ALL.
surfing, surf news, surfer information, surfing industry tripe et al.
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Quiksilver Turmoil
ZQK_Jeremy-Raper

What you’re watching below is Bob Burnquist and Gabriel Medina endorsing and hyping up the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphone. In what they’re calling “The Next Big Move” Gabby was asked to design a new “move” for Bob (on land) and Bob was asked to design a new “move” for Gabby in the water. The campaign was shown in over 16 Latin American countries.

The video is the result of the challenge – Gabriel Medina asks for a backflip superman on Bob’s Mega Ramp, while Bob asks for a Superman Air landed switch-foot.

DUSTY, NEIL YOUNG, QUALIFICATION, SUNSET BEACH & KELLY’S NEW LUGGAGE

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Dusty Payne in route to victory. Photo: ASP/ Cestari

Dusty Payne in route to victory. Photo: ASP/ Cestari

NOVEMBER 17, 2014 — THIS WEEK WE TALK: DUSTY PAYNE, VOLCOM, NATHAN HEDGE, NEIL YOUNG, BEST SONG EVER, POWDERFINGER, BOB DYLAN, CLAY MARZO, LOCO LOCO, CHIPPA WILSON, GREENBUSH, HOBGOODS, HAWAII, SUNSET BEACH, ASP, QUALIFICATION, WQS, WCT, JEREMY FLORES, JULIAN WILSON, JJF, MAVERICKS, PETER MEL, AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!

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BEST SONG EVER
NEIL YOUNG POWDERFINGER

MUST SEE MOMENT
OLA ELEOGRAM 10 POINT RIDE

REEF HAWAIIAN PRO HIGHLIGHTS

NEIL YOUNG ON HOWARD STERN – AUDIO