Archive for 2013

October 31st, 2013

Body Glove Mavericks Invitaional Lineup

Heat 1
Jamie Sterling
Anthony Tashnick
Mark Healey
Ken Collins
Ryan Augensteien
Chris Bertish

Heat 2

Colin Dwyer
Grant Washburn
Dave Wassel
Tyler Fox
Ryan Seelbach
Peter Mel

Heat 3

Zach Wormhoudt
Nic Lamb
Ben Wilkinson
Shane Dorian
Greg Long
Carlos Burle

Heat 4
Rusty Long
Nathan Fletcher
Shawn Dollar
Kohl Christensen
Alex Martins
Grant Baker

Who we think will make the final (if it’s 25ft or bigger)

Nic Lamb (our vote goes to Nic to win this)
Shane Dorian
Grant Baker
Peter Mel
Carlos Burle
Greg Long

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Opening Ceremony Brings the Surfers and Community Together

October 29th, 2013

Kalani Robb Photos

Photos of Kalani Robb we have uploaded today

Las Flores, El Salvador

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Lower Trestles
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North Shore, Oahu (with Rob Machado)
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Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast Australia
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Saint Leu, Reunion Island
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Hossegor France
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October 29th, 2013

Tom Carroll On His Addiction To Meth

For more then 20 years Tom would binge for days on cocaine, exstacy and or LSD – in 2002 Tom started using Meth.

“It was killing me, it was killing me from the inside out – I had my first line of cocaine at 18.” – Tom Carroll

October 29th, 2013

Maya Gabeira Near Death Drowning In Praia Do Norte – Nazare Portugal

First off we are so grateful that Maya has survived today’s surfing incident in Praia Do Norte Nazare Portugal where she was tow surfing with tow partner Carlos Burle (also a Brazilian).

Maya Gabeira survived a serious accident while trying to achieve the World record, for biggest wave ever surfed. She was unconscious when she was finally rescued. Her team mate, Carlos rescued her from the sea and performed CPR. Maya soon recovered her consciousness and was taken to a hospital. She is fine now.

In our opinion Maya should had NEVER been out there in the first place. In big wave surfing the sain always goes, paddle before you tow. Anyone can tow especially in large mushy roll in waves such as Nazare. Maya knows first hand any wave over 20ft is way out of her league. We have seen her try to paddle Mavericks with zero success. Surfers are getting way to comfortable and reliant on jet-skis.

Watch at 0:18 the driver of the rescue ski drives right at her and hits her in the head with the sled then at 0:32 they both miss the grab as it seems to us the driver was going way to fast knowing she would not have enough strength to pull herself up onto the sled, then at 0:40 she grabs the tow-rope and begins being dragged under water then at 0:45 a whitewater comes and hit’s her and the driver who is looking forward has no idea she is no longer holding onto the rope then at 1:00 her body is unconscious.

“She fell where no one wants to fall. She was very lucky not to be dragged to the rocks”. – Gmac

Interview: Carlos Burle saves Maya Gabeira’s life, surf’s biggest wave ever

“It was too big for me. I didn’t feel safe. This place is more powerful than any place else in the world. It’s dangerous and challenging. I watch for the best wave and then I wait for the second or third, because if it goes wrong, I won’t get waves in the head. The secret is to be focused and only surf when I’m having fun.” – Garrett McNamara

October 28th, 2013

Escape From Tomorrow

In a world of fake castles and anthropomorphic rodents, an epic battle begins when an unemployed father’s sanity is challenged by a chance encounter with two underage girls on holiday.

Escape From Tomorrow was hot in Disneyland (without permission) using a Canon 5d Mark II

NUMBER OF HOURS SINCE RELEASE THAT WE (Randy Moore) HAVEN’T BEEN SUED: 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours

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Bad things happen everywhere

October 26th, 2013

Garcia, Gerlach, Jaquias and Ho – Clash Of The Legends

Out of the gate we don’t believe the voting was accurate as a few of the other surfers in this had way more votes then the ones that got in. Second, Reef next time you run something online don’t make your viewers have to “receive emails from Reef” to play the game – that’s a bad way to market.

Who’s going to win? It’s a tough one between Sunny and Brad, but we’re going to take the Cali surfer on this one.

1st Brad Gerlach
2nd Sunny Garchia
3rd Kaipo Jaquias
4th Michael Ho

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October 26th, 2013

Surf Photos

Surfers we have uploaded today

Eli Mirandon – Hossegor, France

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Elijah Young – North Shore, Oahu

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Eric Geiselman – Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa
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Eric Mchenry – Zippers, Cabo San Lucas

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Flynn Novak – Rocky Point
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Fred Patacchia – Fernando De Noronha, Brazil

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Hagan Kelley – Oceanside Pier

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Hank Gaskell – NSSA Championships, Lower Trestles

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Hans Hagen – Barra De La Cruz, Mexico

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Heath Walker – Gold Coast

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Heather Clark – Hawaii
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Henry Mills – Santa Cruz

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Herbie Fletcher – North Shore
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Holly Beck – Oahu

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Homer Henard – Puerto Escondido
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Hopper – San Clemente
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Ian Rotgans – Gas Bay, Margaret River
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Ian Walsh – The Mexican Pipeline

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Izzy Paskowitz and Stephen Slater (Kelly’s brothers) – US Open, Huntington Beach
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Kaden Alasantro – Encinitas
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Kahea Hart – Pupakea
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Kai Otton – West Oz

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Kaipo Jaquias – Sunset Beach
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Kala Alexander – Queensland

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Kalani Chapman – Rocky Lefts

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Kalani Robb – Pipe

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Kalle Carranza – Mex

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Karina Petroni – Snapper Rocks

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Kasey Curtis – Salt Creek

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Keil Miller – El Salvador

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Keith Malloy – Shipwrecks

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Kekoa Bacalso – Steamer Lane

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Ken Bradshaw – The Eddie Aikau Contest, Waimea Bay

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Ken Collins – Santa Cruz

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Kenny Caldwell – Lower Trestles

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Keoni Cuccia – Ventura

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Keoni Watson – Pipeline

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Kieren Horn – Redgate, Western Australia

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Kieren Perrow – Gas Chambers
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Koby Abberton – The Box

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Kye Fitzgerald – Newcastle
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Layne Harrison – JBay

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Luke Hitchings – South Africa

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Luke Stedman – J Bay

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October 25th, 2013

Rip Curl and Channel Islands Demo Tour

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October 24th, 2013

Shooting Speed Blur Shots With Rob Gilley

Today at Surfer Magazine there is a posting titled It’s All A Blur by Rob Gilley

“it didn’t take long to remember how boring super-telephoto land shots are” – Rob Gilley (we couldn’t agree with you more)

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From our own experience speed blurs our more times then not hard to nail. We have had success doing this at Jeffrey’s Bay and any place with aqua color water (Hawaii, Tahiti, Reunion Island, etc). Notice all of Rob’s photos, they look more out of focus then a speed blur – meaning not worth keeping. The perfect speed blur shot would be where the surfer’s face is sharp and the rest of the shot is the blur.

Our speed blur of of Mark Occhilupo at Jbay

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October 22nd, 2013

Surfline’s World Champ Roundtable

Surfline feature by Marcus Sanders titled:
ANNOUNCING SURFLINE’S WORLD CHAMP ROUNDTABLE

“CJ?? really?? did he crash this thing?” – kgbay 10/21/201 11:23 AM

No disrespect to CJ, but we think the ASP should had pulled the plug on crowning anyone the 2001 ASP championship, but on the flip side the show must go on. In case you don’t remember America was attacked on September 11 day’s before the European leg and many American surfers decided not to go forth with the tour. In 2001 CJ did not win any event and where it came down to Hawaii where Ben Bourgious had to beat a certain surfer at Sunset and in doing so CJ was crowned the 2001 ASP champ.

Why did Surfline not include Sunny Garcia and on Andy’s behalf as well as Occy and Curren?

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ASP World Champions