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)

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MUST SEE MOMENTS
JJF World of X Games

RIP – Moment of Reflection

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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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DECEMBER 17, 2014 — THIS WEEK WE TALK: #ITSOFF, ASP DECISION NOT TO RUN ROUND 3, KIEREN PERROW, STABMAG, PANCHO SULLIVAN, LAWSUITS, NORTH SHORE, 4 MAN HEATS, DUSTY PAYNE, SURFING PERMITS, PIPELINE, ANDY IRONS, BRUCE IRONS, BILLABONG, SECURITY, NOA DEANE, SURFER POLL, DION AGIUS, GABBY, MICK FANNING, JAKE PATERSON, BIG WAVE WORLD TOUR, XL, NAZERE, GARRETT MCNAMARA, JAWS, MIAMI BEACH, MASON HO, MARTY THOMAS, AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!

DUSTYPAYNEDUSTY PAYNE POSITIVE MOJO BANDWAGON THREAD

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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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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!

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MAY 16 & 17, 2015

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Quiksilver Turmoil
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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

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OLA ELEOGRAM 10 POINT RIDE

REEF HAWAIIAN PRO HIGHLIGHTS

NEIL YOUNG ON HOWARD STERN – AUDIO

HIPSTERS, LOCALISM & KELLY SLATER CONSPIRACY THEORY

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NOVEMBER 4, 2014 — THIS WEEK WE TALK: LOCALISM, LEASH LAWS, LEASHLESS, HIPSTERS, GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA, JAY PHILIPS, KELLY SLATER, INJURY, CONSPIRACY THEORIES, TITANS OF MAVERICKS, JEFF CLARK, FLEA, STEVE COLETTA, GRANT WASHBURN, PETER MEL, MARK SPONSLER, EL NINO, STORMSURF, QUIKSILVER, DANNY KWOCK, BOB MCKNIGHT AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!

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FROM TRACKSMAG.COM: Kelly Slater has reportedly injured his foot while surfing 8-10 foot Cloudbreak two days ago. Staying on Tavarua, Slater was there with Taylor Steele to shoot virtual reality footage and quite simply, get really barreled. Kelly had a camera mounted to his board and suffered the injury when he became unstuck from a shockwave inside a barrel. Coastalwatch have reported Kelly has stressed a bone in the top of his foot, above the middle toe. Speculation about whether he’d be contending for the world title immediately filtered out online. Surfing World’s Instagram post suggested his hopes may be over. To which the 11x world champion wrote back:

“I heard that’s a rumor. #NotTrue on the title race but foot is hurt.”

Mind games, drama or just plain bad luck? Whatever the case this year’s world title race is becoming more and more exciting everyday.

SURF BRAND POWER RANKINGS – NOVEMBER

  1. HURLEY
  2. GOPRO
  3. RIPCURL
  4. LOST
  5. CHANNEL ISLANDS

TITANS OF MAVERICKS – LOOKS LIKE A TOUGH HEAT


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“HEY JUDE” BY WILSON PICKETT W/ SKYDOG – LISTEN TO THIS GUITAR BY DUANE ALLMAN!


KELLY SLATER AT THE CAVE

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GABRIEL MEDINA DRAMA, 540 DRAMA, MINI DANE REYNOLDS DRAMA

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OCTOBER 20, 2014 — THIS WEEK WE TALK: SURF INDUSTRY, PORTUGAL, STEVE PERRY JOURNEY, SEAN DOHERTY, JJF, FREE SURFERS, CRAIG ANDERSON, DANE REYNOLDS, JOHN JOHN, MOCHE, SAM GEORGE, THE FAPPENING, NUDE PICS, BEACH GRIT, STAB, CHAS SMITH, THE INERTIA, HURLEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS SURFBOARDS, CJ HOBGOOD, JADSEN ANDRE, GABBY MEDINA, AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!

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MOCHE RIP CURL PRO CHAMPION MICK FANNING

ASP: A RYDER CUP FORMAT CULTIVATES SURFING NATIONALISM

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THIS WEEK WE TALK: AC/DC, IRON MAIDEN, EL NINO, BEST COVER BANDS, JJF, MOM JOHN, DAD JOHN, JOHN JOHN, FRANCE, RYDER CUP, SURFINGS RIDER CUP, ASP, WSL, SEAN DOHERTY, CLOUDBREAK, WEBBER WAVE POOLS, TAVARUA, RASTA, JOURNEY, JUDAS PRIEST, SUNSET BEACH, PORTUGAL, SHARK ATTACKS, ALANA BLANCHARD, JADSEN ANDRE, GABBY MEDINA, AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!


DOWN THE LINE SURF TALK PODCAST — October 7, 2014 SHOW NOTES, VIDEOS, IMAGES FROM THE SHOW – NOT AN ARTICLE, NOT A BLOG… PODCAST SHOW NOTES — THAT IS ALL.
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MAY 16 & 17, 2015

IS KELLY SLATER DAD-JOHN?

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CLOUDBREAK GOES THUNDER MUFFIN — SURFLINE.COM

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MUG-GLE PUPO : THE GRILL THAT KEEPS ON GIVING.

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THIS WEEK WE TALK: AC/DC, IRON MAIDEN, EL NINO, BEST COVER BANDS, JJF, MOM JOHN, DAD JOHN, JOHN JOHN, FRANCE, RYDER CUP, SURFINGS RIDER CUP, ASP, WSL, SEAN DOHERTY, CLOUDBREAK, WEBBER WAVE POOLS, TAVARUA, RASTA, JOURNEY, JUDAS PRIEST, SUNSET BEACH, PORTUGAL, SHARK ATTACKS, ALANA BLANCHARD, JADSEN ANDRE, GABBY MEDINA, AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!

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CLOUDBREAK had a mammoth swell roll through a few days ago;

  • A mega large, purple blob of swell showed up between NZ and Australias east coast
  • Moved its way toward the coral sea and bam ; a big one;
  • Not as clean as the epic ThunderCloud swell of the 18 months ago during the Volcom Fiji Pro – a little windy and chunky
  • Rasta and some others were on it; you can see some of the images from that swell on Tim Bonyathon’s FB page and they will surely start to filter onto thte interent soon, via Surfline, Surfermag.com, The Inertia, STAB et al.

  • ASP NEEDS A RYDER CUP EVENT

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      Nationalism important to grow the sport
      Eight surfers per team, 32 surfers total, USA v. Brazos v. Aussies v. Hawaiians
      Teams must come top 32, then cherry pick remaining spots from wqs
      Hold it at Sunset Beach

    SEAN DOHERTY article on Coastal Watch
    http://www.coastalwatch.com/surfing/13530/can-we-all-just-agree-that-john-john-is-the-best-surfer-in-the-world-right-now-sean-doherty-on

      Can we all agree that John John is the best surfer in the world right now.
      Where others (Kelly, Mick, Parko et al) had no rhythm, JJF made the chaos of a the French beach breaks look tame-able.
      Doherty sensed that the lackadaisical attitude of past wins is gone, and that fire has crept into his eyes.
      Gabe will go into the Portugal event with a simple equation in his head – win Portugal, win the World Title

    From the “Call Me When It’s Six Feet and Perfect” dept.:
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      Webber Wave Pools will open to the public in September 2015.
      STAB magazine is reporting that a wave pool is opening in Qld next year
      captained by shaper-turned-manmade wave scientist, Greg Webber, just took another step towards actually producing the waves you used to draw on schoolbooks.
      The company has just signed a memorandum of understanding with surfer-entrepreneur David Baird for the construction of the first artificial wave pool in Australia.
      I’ve heard through various sources (one of which is working on the project) the Kelly’s pool is very close ; they are all comfortable that the video small scale representation we have all seen ARE scalable to a six foot wave


    TECHNO BUTTER 2 — YEEWWW YEEWWW YEEEEWWW !!

    WETSUIT SEASON

    PSYCHOFREAK 4.5/3.5MM
    technobuttery

    NEW TECHNOBUTTER 2: O’Neill’s exclusive and improved evolution of our original TechnoButter, the world’s most advanced neoprene. TECHNOBUTTER 2 offers the same lightweight quick-drying performance, but now it’s more durable with improved velcro resistance.

    Features:
    1 Double Super Seal Neck
    2 Double SuperSeam Weld (Watertight Stitchless Technology)
    3 Technobutter-Air & Technobutter Neoprene
    4 Super Minimal Seam Design
    5 Super Seal Cuffs
    6 Krypto Knee Padz
    7 External Key Pocket with Loop
    8 Plasma Wrist and Ankle Seals
    9 Patented Z.E.N. Zip Closure System with Drainhole
    10 Contortionist Seamless Shoulder
    11 Strategic Seamless Paddle Zones
    12 LSD: Lumbar Seamless Design

      I’m on O’Neill guy; have been for a longtime; since the days of shop employee in at Sunset Surfboards in First st in Encinitas;
      Tim Bernardy was the rep and would roll in with John Gothard senior. I just received my new ONEILL fullsuits. BTW I pay for them. Nothing free here.
      But… there are so many great wetsuits out there
      The angle this season is, since the rubber is so stretchy and flexible and movable , why not go with all 2mm or all 3mm suits. An all 3mm suit today is more flexible moveable than an all 2mm suit was 5 years ago.
      The HURLEY Suits look nice; I don’t have any personal experience with them, but I’ll try one out if they want to send one my way – Scott@surfboardshow.com
      HURLEY does things right ; with a purpose, as much marketing muscle as they have, it is matched with design, and technology; Bob’s a surfer and wants to use the best so he makes it the best. Plus they have NIKE design culture behind them.

    HOT AIR Balloon goes down at Cardiff

    Shark Attacks – A 23-year-old surfer has lost an arm and his other hand in a shark attack at a beach near Esperance in southern Western Australia.
    The attack happened at Wylie Bay Beach about 11:30am (AWST) on Thursday.

    EL NINO

      Forecast scientists are suggesting that a mild El Nino is taking place
      They point to recent spat of western pacific typhoons as proof of warm water el Niño conditions.
      Mark Sponsler’s; STORMSURF video forecasts are very good source of info for understanding the science and nuance of forecasting models.

    Surfing News: Gabe “Lance Burkhart” Medina, JJF on Seinfeld, Hurley Wrap-up

    SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 – SURF NEWS SHOW NOTES


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    LISTEN TO THIS WEEKS SHOW — THE PODCAST — CLICK HERE NOW !! SUBSCRIBE VIA iTUNES – WE TALK GABE MEDINA, JJF, HURLEY PRO, KELLY SLATER, POTTZ, HURRICANE ODILE, WAVES FOR WATER, 100 WAVE CHALLENGE, GERR V POTTZ, HERITAGE SERIES, THROUGH THE SURFACE, CECILIO AND KAPONO, BIG WAVE HELLMAN, GREG LONG, LACKEY-GATE, JORDY-GATE, RED BULL GATE, HAT-GATE , ASP, WSL, IAN CAIRNS, KANGA, SHAUN TOMSON, BARTON LYNCH, DAMIAN HARDMAN, LAURIE TOWNER, SAM GEORGE, TEAHUPOO, TAHITI, POINT BREAK 2, AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!

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    SHOW NOTES:
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    Trestles Hurley Pro
    JJF was the best surfer at Teahuppo and Trestles but came up short at each
    Jordy overscored on the last wave? I didn’t see any glaring bias or unfairness on the heat analyzer.
    JJF looks awkward- David Price sent an email – Elaine dancing on Seinfeld episode; kicks and thumbs like a full body dry heave set to music.
    Kelly – looked solid and then at times out of sync as were all the contestants as the condition is and jumbled large swell created a bit of havoc.
    Kelly needs a win.
    Gabe is villainous = Carlos Munoz paddle hassle, or no, just good competition? Either way he looked like Lance Burkhart hassling Rick Kane in the movie North Shore- which would make Carlos’ coach, Jim Hogan, the legendary Chandler.
    GERR V POTTZ – a let down; almost embarrassed for potts; gerr surfed smooth; next up?
    Not sure you can materialize a good one;
    might be barton lynch v ? Damien hardman
    Jeremy flores looks lost
    I didn’t watch too much of Women’s surfing – but Steph’s final performance was incredible — she looked like Parko.
    Dane Reynolds in France ; if he fails ; should sponsors give up on him as a wildcard? At what point does it get to a place where you say, “ya he shreds, but not in my contest. Waste”

    JORDY HAT GATE … LACKEY-GATE
    Jordan Smith’s thrilling win at Trestles quickly turned sour as Beach Grit’s own weeping mascot got fined a massive 50k for wearing his Red Bull cap on the podium.
    The ASP (soon WSL) has a deal with Monster Energy that prohibits the wearing of Red Bull caps on the podium.
    This could not be independently verified because the ASP rulebook for 2014 “was not found” on its website.
    Red Bull, on the other hand, has a deal with its athletes requiring them to wear Red Bull branded headgear at all times and especially on podiums.
    The ASP subsequently fined him $50K.

    Hurricane Odile

    Many North Americans have homes timeshares or simply cherish Cabo as a destination
    and this Cat 3 hurricane slammed Cabo San Lucas and most of Baja Sur and devastated the area;
    not getting a lot of press ;
    but I’m hearing worse than we think;
    looting, home robberies, gangs roaming;
    people are desparate for food, water, electricity, gas, ; no one spared;
    I think western media is slow to discuss this story
    Fear of more tourist dollars leaving if we hear about the atrocities;
    no one wants to go till it settles down.
    Could be three months at least until they are ready to service tourists.
    Surf perspective the hurricane did produce a rarely seen perfect sand right coming off of the iconic Lands End rocks at Cabo proper – video

    SURFBOARDS I’M RIDING
    5’9” John Belik quad with XTR foam from Javier in Oceanside ; boards probably 5 years old; love it. Dying though.
    5’10” Hynson Twinzer; another old flame; not mine; borrowing it; I have 35 surfboards and I’m borrowing boards; sick;
    9’4” Wayne Rich longboard ; masterful nose-riding machine
    5’10” Christenson contemporary thruster with a wider squash tail;
    6’10” round board shaped by Rob Machado; widow maker set up

    Top 5 Surf Destinations to Roll the Dice
    Baja Sur – roads washed out; lots of desperate people; empty waves
    West Africa – Ebola break out; empty waves
    Southern Cal – warm water with good run of swells has waves & crowds at all time highs
    Philippines – been getting hammered with tropical storms cyclones

    Through the Surface
    My friend Clint works at Scripps Institiution of Oceanography in La Jolla
    Clinton Edwards and Clifford Kapono from the Scripps Instituition of Oceanography and UCSD, are proposing a one-year project to visually map (think Google Earth) the health of the coral reefs under the world’s most famous waves. This project was sent to the National Geographic, and their video submission, “Through the Surface” competed with over 700 other projects before being chosen as one of the Top 10 finalists for the Expedition Granted contest.

    It is now up to the public, whose votes will determine if they will get the funds and resources to make this expedition happen.
    He is competing for a $50K Nat Geo grant
    He needs your vote for his Coral Reef Systems project
    He proposes to visit 6 of the worlds most famous waves that break over coral (Pipe / Teahupo’o / P-Pass / Cloudbreak / Padang-Padang / TBD: Central Pacific), and once there we will use our photo-mosaic technology to produce large scale high-resolution images of the reef (thousand of meters squared).
    These pictures will provide surfers and non-surfer communities a digestible and exciting interactive interface to explore the reefs under their favorite waves. These images have crazy detail and are truly beautiful.
    Its like Google Earth for surfers (not quite that scale, but still plenty big!!).
    This is not a funded surf trip, rather we will travel to these locations precisely when there are no waves in order that we can conduct our image acquisition and chemical field work.
    He needs your vote today and EVERYDAY !! You can vote once every single day!

    vote here: http://expeditiongranted.nationalgeographic.com/project/through-the-surface/
    we have decent content and following on instagram: @thruthesurface
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThroughTheSurface
    twitter….not much there but trying to get better: @thruthesurface

    Top surf sites visited this week:
    SURFLINE
    STORM SURF
    NHC
    ASP

    Surf News: September 10, 2014, Moderate El Nino Forecast

    SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 – SURF NEWS SHOW NOTES


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    Damien Hobgood takes the 100 Wave Challenge from Boys to Men on Vimeo.

    Waves of Grain from Keith Skretch on Vimeo.

    Show Topics


    TEAHUPOO CLOSED FOR MOVIE SHOOT TODAY – 15′-25′

  • Point Break 2 the Hollywood movie is filming today in massive waves
  • Hearing through the coconut wireless that not all the locals are happy about this
  • Some locals getting paid, other locals… not so much; plus they don’t get to surf
  • Bruce Irons, Laird Hamilton, Aussies helping with stunt work and driving main actors through the lineup

  • -Attempt to ban SUPs in Hawaii IS thwarted
  • http://www.surfermag.com/features/paddle-battles-sup/

  • Should line-ups be segregated?
  • How can we all coexist harmoniously?

  • -Hurley Lowers Pro – Day 1 of the girls

  • Alessa Quizon is my pick for the surprise performer this year. The female Freddy P. Bigger boards, drawn out lines. Smart, articulate post-heat interview. Bianca Buitendag as well.
  • Shaun Tomson’s commentary is excellent, especially compared to Occy.

  • -Kelly Talk

  • Kelly on being a sell out and an unapologetic Andy Irons
  • http://www.theinertia.com/video/kelly-slater-on-being-a-sell-out-an-unapologetic-andy-irons/

  • Kelly also announces launch of Outer Known
  • http://www.outerknown.com/

  • He’s also involved responsible for Purps Health Beverage
  • http://business.transworld.net/151535/features/kelly-slater-launches-new-drink-brand-purps/
    Is this all going to create distraction for Kelly in his title race?
    Will Kelly’s legacy be his world title wins? Or his philanthropy-based brands?


    -Taj and trainer/coach Johnny Gannon split ways. http://stabmag.com/johnny-gannon-to-step-down-as-taj-burrows-trainer/

  • What are the benefits and disadvantages to having a coach?
  • If your kid was pursuing a professional surfing career, would you want him to have a coach?
  • Webland

  • -Herbie Fletcher’s Ma’alea footage “Talking Story”
  • http://www.surfline.com/surflinetv/featured-clips/talk-story-herbie-fletcher_117174

  • -Kolohe Andino Pizza Checkout Visa Commercial
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2Zdm3CkxVg

  • -Drunk History: Eddie Aikau
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfPMNFxrVUk


    Must See Moment
    -Waves of Grain https://vimeo.com/76973207


    Liam Ferguson takes over ISA role
    Bob Mignogna To Remain As Senior Advisor To ISA President

  • The International Surfing Association [ISA] announced the appointment of Liam Ferguson as its new Director General with immediate effect.
  • At the same time, Bob Mignogna has resigned his position, and will remain on as a Senior Advisor to the ISA President and the organization as it pursues its Olympic ambitions.
  • Mignogna was named ISA Director General in March 2010 and was responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the organization. During his time as Director General, the ISA experienced tremendous growth in ISA events, expanded its educational programs, and ISA membership grew from 57 to 86 nations.

  • Surf Aid Cup raises $127K at Malibu event

  • Team Firewire has convincingly won the SurfAid Cup Malibu in four foot surf at the iconic pointbreak, with 12 teams raising more than $127,000 for humanitarian organization SurfAid.
  • Dr Dave & Crew won the fundraising with a record $26,665 and they picked four-time ASP women’s world champion Lisa Andersen to compete on their team. The fundraising team was SurfAid founder Dave Jenkins, Dan Trunk, Steve Hilton and Scott Bass. Every Mother/Every Child was second with $12,863 and IndoTeak Design third with $12,100.

  • HURLEY PRO Forecast From SURFLINE.com

  • Going further out, we will see a stronger, long period SW swell (220-205) for the back half of the waiting period (15th-19th) from a storm now cranking away near New Zealand. The good news is that this storm has been very impressive thus far with a large fetch of satellite recorded wind of 45-60 knots and seas of 40-45’+. The not so good news is that we will see some shadowing by Tahiti/French Polynesia, which will strip away some size and consistency.
  • We’re still looking at a good swell, however, with very long period energy (22 second+) building slowly through the day on Monday the 15th, a peak in swell on Tue/Wed the 16th-17th and then slowly easing swell on the 18th all the way through the end of the waiting period.
  • At this point we’re looking at surf running in the head high to a couple feet+ overhead range at Lowers, with some larger sets not out of the question from late Monday all the way through Wednesday. Thur/Fri will be slowly fading from earlier in the week, but still have overhead sets (especially Thursday). Stay tuned, we’ll refine this forecast further over the next few days as we track this swell through the South Pacific.
  • One other thing that we’ll want to watch out for is further activity in the tropics as some of the long range models indicate that we’ll see something flare up off of Baja later this week and this weekend. Although there is considerable uncertainty in this forecast at the moment, it does look like we could see more SE/SSE swell around the same time as the Southern Hemisphere mentioned directly above (Tue-Thur).


  • Damien Hobgood joins 100 Wave Challenge Sept 20th

  • I’m very close to my fundraising goal of $10K i need listeners to step up and help me get to the goal; every little bit helps
    got to 100wave.org and search for surfer Scott Bass and then donate on my page.

  • Duke: All around great guy and excellent shaper Wayne Rich who won his 50 59 age division at the MSA contest in pumping 1st point Malibu; and gave the glory to his Higher Power on the awards stage!

    Kook: The judges who apparently missed one of my waves in the final; as I had a two wave total of only 8.23 ; which frankly should have been the score for my first wave.

    MUST SEE MOMENT: Mark Sponsler’s in-depth and informative weekly StormSurf.com video forecasts

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    Tahiti

    • JJF vs Kelly was heat of the decade.
    • Should have had them surf again
    • Gabriel Medina – I don’t like him, he’s the bad guy; and the sport needs a bad guy; he should embrace it. ASP should embrace it.
    • Every Sport has their Tony Stewart; their Richard Sherman; Their Dennis Rodman; their Eli Manning; their Luis Suarez; every sport has the guy we love to hate; Yankees; Duke basketball; it is good for sport. Gabe Medina is that guy for me. And I suspect, for lots of surfers.

    Jay Adams Memorial Paddle out at Venice Pier

    • Hundreds bid farwell to surfer/skater hell raiser who died a sober Christian man who was as
      Pastor and friend Sumo Sato said, “Jay made his path straight. He was right with God.”


    Red Bull Cape Fear

    • Sixteen of the world’s best surfers take part in the inaugural Red Bull Cape Fear in Sydney’s Botany Bay and take on the ‘most dangerous wave in the world’. The six to eight foot waves over a shallow reef make the event one of the more difficult in the world, with the competition organizers claiming it to be the most dangerous.
    • Tons of potential but a bit underwhelming because the surf wasn’t overly consequential;
    • On the heels of the Tahiti Teahuppo event, well, that didn’t help matters;
    • The pre-event history by Red Bull was of course all time; production quality got you fired up;
    • Then they cut to rather underwhelming broadcast; I think this should have been boiled down in post production.
    • Plus, bad timing with Teahupoo then Hurricane Marie here is California, plus an epic run of surf on the Goldy.
    • There were eight head-to-head competitions, with the contest director, Mark Mathews, beating his childhood hero, Shane Dorian, despite having a back injury. Mathews, from Sydney, was one of five locals to claim victories, with Richie Vas, Kirk Flintoff, Koby Abberton and Jesse Polock also winning.

    Hurricane Marie

  • Newport Beach was as good as it has ever been -ever!; this according to long time legenad shaper Rich Harbour of Orange County
  • All sorts of dormant spots lit up; the video does the talking here
  • MalibuU

  • Laird Alpha dog dominates
  • Deaths- The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the male surfer who died Tuesday near Malibu Pier as Silverio Laconsay, 54, of Los Angeles. His cause of death was not immediately determined.
  • Again, plenty of video out there of Wedge, Newport, Malibu, Laird
  • Laird not only shot the pier, saved a dudes life, and sprayed the lineup like a Lion patrolling his domain in the Serengeti — he also helped a deliver a litter of puppies and then taught them how to do sign language – then he paddled back out; it’s all on The Inertia.
  • MSA contest this weekend

  • Malibu Surfing Association ;
  • long standing event a summer tradition and looks like plenty of swell on tap
  • Surf Aid Cup is a fundraiser that runs in conjunction with, and under the umbrella of, the MSA event

  • Hurley Pro

  • Lower Trestles, San Clemente, California
  • 9 – 20 September 2014
  • Kolohe is on fire;
  • He seems to have found his competitive feet,
  • All smart money would pick him for your Fantasy team,
  • but…Is Kolohe too good to be true here?
  • Does he have that “local” curse, the one that tapped Michel Bourez.
  • Have their been others locals who have failed at their local break?

  • Big Wave World Tour Southern Hemisphere season closes

  • Can you name any of the winners of the BWWTour?
  • The Northern Hemisphere season begins on October 15, 2014 and is comprised of three events: Todos Santos Pro, Mexico; Punta Galea Challenge, Basque Country, Spain; and Pe’Ahi Pro, Maui, Hawaii.
  • Big wave tour surfers vs. World Championship Tour surfers: I think the line is blurring between the two.
  • I feel that if they give a green light at Jaws Peahi; that the WCT surfers guys like Slater, Owen Wright; Mick Fanning, Parko, Kai Otten these guys charge; should be invited.
  • They either are the best surfers in the world or they are not.
  • What I would like to see: A mix of BWWT top ten surfers and WCT Top Ten.
  • It’s a win/win for all involved; puts more eyeballs on the BWWT, it validates the WCT pros in the big stuff; and it validates the BWWT pros who have the opportunity to beat the best in the world.
  • If Shawn Dollar wants to see his stock go way up; watch what happens when he beats Kelly Slater, or Mick Fanning or Gabe Medina at Jaws in front of the entire surfing world.
  • BWWT Surfers who have competed on the WCT or WQS:

  • Shane Dorian
  • Kelly Slater
  • Peter Mel
  • Carlos Burle
  • Greg Long
  • Tyler Fox
  • Ken Collins
  • Of note: two events in the South Hemi did not run. The ASP is rolling that prize money over to the the Northern Hemi ; if those events don’t run they disperse the monies among the Top Ten BWWT finishers.
  • SURF PARKS proposed

  • Chicago Surf, a proposed stationary surf park, said to open next summer at Montrose Beach.
  • The Chicago Park District has entered into a concession agreement with K.C. Hoos, founder of Chicago Surf LLC, park spokeswoman Jessica Maxey-Faulkner.
  • Under Hoos’ plan, the Chicago Surf park would have what looks like a rectangular pool on land featuring a 16-foot wide and 46-foot long wave-generating machine surrounded by a 7,500-square-foot patio with a full kitchen to serve food and beverages.
  • Another surf park proposed in Hawaii at a new hotel development on the south west side of the island.