June 7th, 2013

9’FT & SINGLE

Hello,

This is David John Schaap. I would like to share with you my latest short film entitled 9’FT & SINGLE. It is my documentation of last weekends festival here in Canggu. Any feed back is welcome and please feel free to spread my work.

9’FT & SINGLE 2013 from Deus ex Machina on Vimeo.

June 7th, 2013

Steve Briggs Is Back

Will the real Steve Briggs please stand up? Story: Jack McCoy on Surf Films

Jack McCoy is absolutely right. The digital world has killed the Surf Movie at your local movie house. How the “Surf” companies can justify spending $250,000.00 to $350,000.00 to produce a movie then screen it to 75 people on a closed off street during the week of the U.S. Open and call it a success is financial stupidity. For proof look to the HUGE story of Billabong and the sad state of that company. Long time executives, sales people, management and more have left the company and tell of an toxic environment that exists there now. Future hope and plans for Billabong to survive look bleak. For blame you would have to look to their Marketing leader and what he did to help bury the company with giveaways. Not to mention his horrible personal reputation as an asshole to employees and more. Any wonder why many cheered when he was cracked by the Mayor of the North Shore. Good riddance couldn’t come soon enough. – “Steve Briggs”

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June 6th, 2013

Industry Quote Of The Day

“The company morale has never been lower, and the environment is toxic.” – Karen Sarver (who has resigned this week after being with Billabong for over 14 years)

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June 6th, 2013

Xanadu Surfboard Demo And BBQ

Who knows you may even get to meet the ever so mysterious Xanadu himself!

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June 6th, 2013

Carlsbad Beach Fest Surfing Contest

Surfers are invited to compete in the Carlsbad Beach Fest™ Pro & Amateur Surf Contest, presented by SurfRide.

Contests will take place at Tamarack State Beach, on the north side of the jetty. Prizes will be awarded to finishers in each category.

Saturday, June 15th @ Tamarack State Beach

* $50 entry fee for 1st Division
* $25 entry fee for 2nd Division
* $100 entry fee Pro Division

For information, visit carlsbadbeachfest.com

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June 5th, 2013

Anthony Ruffo Get’s Inked While In Jail

“I had to get a jail tatt” – Ruffo

Anthony showing his colors with the champ

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RIP SPENCER JUNE 10 2012 (80’s surfer Jeff Spencer. The ink was created by melting checkers.)

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June 5th, 2013

Bruce Irons Receives Wildcard To Oakley Pro Bali WCT

Most likely the choices were between:
Tom Whitaker
Eric Geiselman
Nate Yeomans
Dustin Barca
Conner Coffin
Bruce Irons

“Choosing a wildcard is never easy, especially with such a talented pool of surfers to choose from,” said Ronny Nelson, Oakley Surf Sports Marketing Manager. “As the surfer who won the event the last time the WCT came to Bali, Bruce was a natural choice. Besides Bruce is ‘Bruce’ and if Keramas is six‑foot plus and barreling, the best of the best will be nervous to draw him.”

“Keramas is such a sick wave and it suits my style of surfing,” said Irons upon accepting a wildcard spot into the Oakley Pro Bali. “I’ʹm stoked on the opportunity to surf in this event. The part I miss about being on tour is the camaraderie among all of the guys. So it will be great to hang with everyone in Bali and maybe even give them a run for their money.” – Bruce Irons

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June 4th, 2013

Slater And Parko Miss Their Heats

Past story: One time Occy missed his first heat in Tavi as he was somewhere else in the world and flew in the day of his round 2 heat. Surfed the heat (lost) and flew out that same day. Can you imagine flying to Tavarua and not even spending one night.

Fast forward to this years event Kelly Slater is in Florida for the birth of his nephew and Joel Parkinson in Tavi goes fishing early in the morning thinking they wouldn’t start the comp in which they did and misses his heat.

Full story of Round 1 Volcom Fiji Pro WCT 2013

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June 4th, 2013

Billabong Stock To Yet Another Record Low

Billabong will be selling some if not all of it’s brands (Element, Von Zipper, Honolua, Kustom, Palmers, Nixon, Xcel, Tigerlily, Sector 9, DaKine and RVCA) to get out of dept.

Story can be found at The Sydney Morning Herald – Billabong Wiped Out As Suitors Flee

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June 4th, 2013

We Thought This Window Display Was Funny

It was nice for a change not having to see Alana’s ass being used in an advertisement to promote some product.

Alana “Bunny Girl” Blanchard for her signature OMG

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