New Zealand pro surfer Paige Hareb is hoping to raise $30,000 NZD ($24,474 USD) by November 20, 2012 and has currently raised $3,900 NZD. Paige was dropped by here main clothing sponsor Billabong, but went on with the tour and finished in the top 10. She is asking for any ones financial support so she can continue on with her dream of being on the women’s surfing world tour. If you would like to donate you can do so by going here.
Archive for 2012
Moments after loosing in round 3 to Raoni Monteiro’s 9.20 to Kelly’s 5.27 Toby Martin get’s an interview – “I should’ve put my hand up and said I don’t want to surf”-Kelly
Jay Lafferty from San Diego sent us a few photos of a water housing he made for his Canon 30D in which he used a pvc cap as the brunt of the housing.
So why did I built my own water housing when there are quite a few housing companies that already make really radical housings? Because they are really f***ing expensive, and I’m too cheap to dish out that much cash for one. But I do love surf photography, and I knew if I ever wanted to shoot again in this lifetime, I would have to make one on my own. So I did, and I’m glad I did, but make no mistake, this was a pain in the ass to build.
Build Time: Part-time for a week or so. There is a lot of drying & curing time needed.
Tools: Power Drill, Jig Saw, Hack-Saw, Sauder Gun with Sauder Wire, 1 ¼” Bore Bit, assorted other
Drill Bits, two C-Clamps, and maybe a few random tools from the tool box.
6” PVC end-cap / sheet of rubber gasket (hand cut to size later) / one piece of 1 ¼” PVC pipe / eight (24 #8) stainless nuts /eight 1 ½” stainless machined bolts / one 1” PVC elbow / one 1 ¼” PVC end-cap / one 1 ¼” PVC female (smooth) to male (with thread ends) / one push button electrical switch & some speaker wire ( get both at Radio Shack) / your cameras accessory cable / two ½” sheets of plexi-glass (cut to 9”x9”) / 6 pack of super glue / tube of clear silicone / one tube of “Quick-Set”2 part epoxy (mixes clear) / about 3 or 4 tubes of “Marine” 2 part epoxy (mixes white) / 1 can of enamel spray paint / 1 can of foam sealant / about a square foot of squishy packing foam
The only part I didn’t make, or buy off the shelf is the bubble-port. I cut that off my old housing. I’ve heard you can buy bubble-ports, not sure of the cost.
Your first thought would say Kelly Slater, correct? Well it’s not Kelly but 20 year old John John Florence who’s contract is up with O’Neill. John John has ridden for O’Neill since he was 6. The current bid began at $3 million a year and has now reached closer to $4 million. “I think if you get paid that and people are willing to pay you that, then that’s what you’re worth,” says Pat O’Connell who is the marketing and team manager at Hurley.
Who is bidding for John John?
Quiksilver, nope they have Kelly and Dane
O’Neill, nope they have Jordy
Rip Curl, nope they have Mick, Owen, and Wilko
Billabong, nope they have Taj and Joel
We have heard it’s between Hurley and Vans
Kelly Slater was the first surfer who truly needed an agent early into his surfing career. If your a surfer making (or worth making) over $200,000 a year then we would think you deserve an agent. Since the trend of having an agent has caught on the surfers are now making the calls instead of the brands.
In other John John news he is no longer represented by Blair Marlin of the Wasserman Group, but has joined Terry Hardy who also represents Kelly Slater.
Terry Hardy with the champ
Photos of Kelly Slater from this years Hurley Pro are now live on his page. Kelly beat out Joel Parkinson and in doing so took home a check for $105,000.00
Photos from the red carpet premiere of Chasing Mavericks held at The Grove in Los Angeles
We are live
Kario Salem – Writer (screenplay)
Michael Apted – Director
Leven Rambin – Playing Kim Moriarity (Jay’s wife)
Taylor Handley – Playing Sonny
Abigail Spencer – Playing Brenda Hesson (Frosty’s wife)
Bob Pearson (Jay’s surfboard shaper), wife Kathy and daughter Kaila
She couldn’t hold it any longer (the pee leaking out of her booties)
Frosty and Brenda Hesson – Played by Gerard Butler as Jay’s mentor
Elisabeth Shue – Playing Kristy Moriarity (Jay’s mom)
Cooper Timberline – Playing young Jay
Jonny Weston – Playing Jay Moriarty
Gerard Butler and his PR trying to direct things
Gerard gives a shaka to the cameras
Gerard and his daughter
Frosty and Gerard
“It’s called a gun”
Telling his infamous two wave hold down to Access Hollywood
Greg Long, Zach Wormhoudt, and Peter Mel
Swami’s Surfing Association 18th Invitational Surf Event Sponsored by Hansen Surfboards
October 20-21, 2012 held at Cardiff Reef
On Monday, October 29th 2012 at the DeLaveaga Golf Course will be the 2nd Annual FleaHab Golf Tournament. The cost is $130.00 which includes golf, cart, bag lunch, finger food reception, and a hat. Surfers that have signed up include Kelly Slater, Jason “Ratboy” Collins, Fred Pattachia, Julian Wilson and many more.