Archive for 2013

December 12th, 2013

Mick Fanning Drops In On John John

“Sorry, mate. I saw you paddle and look right on that one and thought you were going right.” – Mick Fanning

Video: Mick Fanning dropping in on John John Florence (round 4 heat 2 – starts at 31:32)

After watching the clip we believe Mick did not drop in on John John on purpose. From Mick’s position it seemed John John was to deep to go left and was most likely going to go right. Full story can be read at Mick Fanning drops in, and boosts his Pipeline chances

December 12th, 2013


Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry.

December 12th, 2013

Surf Photos Uploaded Today

Adam Replogle – Mitchell’s Cove, Santa Cruz

Nelscott Reef, Oregon

Adrian Buchan – Hossegor, France

Alex Gray – Oceanside, San Diego

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Alex Smith – Lowers

Drew Ventura – Hospitals, La Jolla

Eli Mirandon – France


Fred Patacchia – Saint Pierre, Reunion Island

Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa

Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast Australia


Hans Hagen – Rockpile

Laguna Beach


Doing Laundry

Heath Walker

Herbie Fletcher – Oceanside

Homer Henard – Mavericks

Ian Rotgans – Barra


Luke Stedman – Mexico

Photos: Jack English

December 9th, 2013

Dean Butterworth Hitting The Surf

While in Cambria (San Luis Obispo County) we ran into Dean Butterworth (former drummer for Morrissey) going for a surf

Morrissey would be proud!




December 9th, 2013

Kelly Slater May Be Retiring From Pro Surfing

“I would be real comfortable to retire if I won this contest (Pipe). If I won this contest and I won the title together. That would be really the pinnacle of my career. I am not going to say it’s not fun anymore, but if it’s going to be harder or impossible to beat a certain experience then maybe let go for other ones. That would be the dream result for me”. – Kelly Slater

December 8th, 2013

More Mick Fanning Surf Photos

We have just finished uploading more Mick Fanning Surf Photos from the following surfing spots

Quiksilver Pro – Snapper Rocks

Jeffrey’s Bay

Lower Trestles

Stradbroke Island – Gold Coast

Saint Leu – Reunion Island

Snapper Rocks – Queensland Australia


Saint Pierre – Europe


Saluting Kelly moments after his win – JBay, South Africa

All photos by Jack English

December 8th, 2013

Kelly Slater On Pipe And Mick

“The Pipe Masters possibly starts in a few hours. Mick will be doing his best to hold on to that huge lead he has on me and I’ll be attempting to pull a fast one on him and steal that thing for myself. I have only one chance…I have to win the event to earn the world title. If mick places 3rd or better the title is his. The amount of support we’ve each received has been incredible in recent weeks so no matter who you’re pulling for, it’s all good by me. Just a huge thank you to everyone throughout this year and during this time for following the yearly journey we take on the ASP and for having your own small part in the process. I’ve been competing at #Pipeline since 1991, the first year I entered the Triple Crown.” – Kelly Slater

December 7th, 2013

Surfer Poll Winners

2013 SURFER Poll Award Winners

10. Andy Irons
09. Gabriel Medina
08. Taj Burrow
07. Joel Parkinson
06. Jordy Smith
05. Dane Reynolds
04. Julian Wilson
03. Mick Fanning
02. John John Florence
01. Kelly Slater

05. Stephanie Gilmore
04. Coco Ho
03. Carissa Moore
02. Sally Fitzgibbons
01. Alana Blanchard

A.I. Breakthrough Performer (rookie of the year)
Nat Young

Best Barrel
Didier Tinhin, from Tropically Yours

Worst Wipeout
Peter Craig, from Hallow Week

Heavy Water
Shawn Dollar

Best Documentary
Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau, directed by Sam George

Best Short
Begin Again, directed by Blake Kueny and John John Florence

Best Performance
John John Florence in Done

Movie of the Year
Done, directed by Blake Kueny and John John Florence


December 6th, 2013

Our Top 5 For The Billabong Pipe Masters

These aren’t so much our favorites but who we think have a really good chance of being in the final
Josh Kerr
John John Florence
Shane Dorian
Kelly Slater
Joel Centeio


December 6th, 2013

Canon Soon To Be Releasing A 300-600 f/5.6 Lens

A new Canon patent is showing a 300-600mm lens in the works