November 8th, 2012

Otto Flores

Puerto Rico surfer Otto Flores being used on a Coca-Cola point of purchase display inside of the Walmart in Encinitas.

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November 7th, 2012

Taj Burrow Claims Victory At O’Neill Coldwater

Photos are from the last day of the event which included an expression session

Adriano De Souza

Cory Lopez

Gabriel Medina

Jamilah Starr

Jason Collins

Jason burning Kelly

Then claims it

Jeremy Flores

Joel Parkinson

Kelly Slater

Media boat

Michel Bourez

Raoni Montero

Travis Logie

Matt Wilkinson

Taj Burrow

Taj being carried to the podium by Billabong team manager Blake and Bra Boy Johnny Ganon

Matt Wilkinson 2nd place finish

Wilko showing his feelings

Pat O’Neill (son of Jack O’Neill who invented the wetsuit 60 years ago based on the reason he wanted to surf longer in the water)

Taj holding up the O’Neill trophy which is a gold plated sculpture of Jack O’Neill

Taj and his american girlfriend Oleema Miller (Oleema’s sister is dating Kelly)

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November 6th, 2012

Round 3 And 4 O’Neill Coldwater Classic

Photos taken today

Adriano De Souza

Alejo Muniz

CJ Hobgood

Damien Hobgood

Damien thanking CJ for “giving” him that heat win? (Damien is on the bubble of requalifying)

Darryl Virostko



Gabriel Medina

Jamilah Starr (riding a 8’6″ in here bikini)

Jeremy Flores

Joel Parkinson

Kelly Slater

Kelly and Ruffo

Matt Wilkinson

Michel Bourez

Owen Wright

Pat Gudauskas

Taj Burrow

Travis Logie

Yadin Nicols



Yadin moments after losing pondering his thoughts of not being on the CT next year

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November 5th, 2012

Surfboard Shaper Xanadu Stranded

We received this email from our good friend Xanadu. We know this was not true as someone has hacked into his email. The email reads:

Subject: Sad News…………….Xanadu

Hello,

I’m writing this with great grievance . I’m presently in Manila Philippines.with my Family for a short vacation and we’re stuck..And really it was unannounced.We were attacked by four armed robbers on our way back to the hotel where we lodged.we were robbed and completely embarrassed.

All our cash,credit cards and cellphone were stolen. We’ve reported the incident to the embassy and the Police but to my dismay they seem not bothered…their response was just too casual.Our flight leaves in few hours but We’ve got to settle our bills before We’re allowed to leave….Now am freaked out….Please I need you to me loan some money,I promise to refund you as soon as I’m back home. All i need is $2,650 .. Please Let me know what you can do?Write me back so I can tell you how to get it to me..

Xanadu

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November 5th, 2012

Round 2 And 3 O’Neill Coldwater Classic

Crowded


Adam Melling

Adriano De Souza

Alejo Muniz

Bede Durbidge

Damien Hobgood

Darryl Virostko

Dusty Payne

Claiming (we thought only Brazilians did that)

Gabriel Medina

Hotty

Jason Collins

Joel Parkinson

John John Florence

Jordy Smith

Josh Kerr

Julian Wilson

Kelly Slater (going into Hawaii for the world title, our money is on Kelly)

Kolohe Andino

Larry Haynes (Surf Images cameraman)

Matt Wilkinson

Mick Fanning

Nat Young

Nike Don’t Surf – Oh yes they do, and they have poured millions into the surfing industry!

West Cliff Drive closed

Owen Wright

Swapping boards mid way through his heat

Raoni Montiero

Taylor Knox

Spectators

Travis Logie

Santa Cruz water photographer

Contest finished for the day, everyone heading home

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November 3rd, 2012

Invitees To The Quiksilver In Memory Of Eddie Aikau

Invitees
Alex Gray
Bruce Irons
Carlos Burle
Clyde Aikau
Dave Wassel
Garrett McNamara
Grant Baker
Greg Long
Ian Walsh
Jamie O’Brien
Jamie Sterling
Jeremy Flores
John John Florence (first time in)
Kala Alexander
Kelly Slater
Kohl Christensen
Makua Rothman
Mark Healey
Nathan Fletcher
Noah Johnson
Peter Mel
Ramon Navarro
Reef Mcintosh
Ross Clarke-Jones
Shane Dorian
Sunny Garcia
Takayuki Wakita
Tom Carroll

Alternates
Danny Fuller
Kalani Chapman
Kahea Hart
Michael Ho
Keone Downing
Brock Little
David Standt
Danilo Couto
Ben Wilkinson
Jamie Mitchell
Keoni Watson
Kealii Mamala
Rusty Keaulana
Gabriel Villaran
Tau Hannemann
Mark Mathews
Evan Valiere
Diego Medina
Rusty Long
Aaron Gold
Myles Padaca
Chris Bertish
Ken Collins
Andrew Marr
Anthony Tashnick
Shawn Dollar
Ross Williams
Derek Dunfee

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November 2nd, 2012

Afternoon Time In Santa Cruz

Heat 1 Round 2 Kelly Slater vs. Jason Collins
On one end Jason must be stoked to surf against the champ at his home break.

Cameraman Larry Haynes enjoying his day off from work

Parking wars

Young is probably shocked on the photo they used

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November 2nd, 2012

Friday’s Freesurf At The Lane

Photos taken this morning

Adriano De Souza

Alejo Muniz

Gabriel Medina

John John Florence

Jason Collins

Josh Kerr

Julian Wilson

Kolohe Andino

Mick Fanning

Taylor Knox

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November 2nd, 2012

O’Neill Coldwater Classic Round 1

Spectators

Alejo Muniz

Brett Simpson

Damien Hobgood

Dusty Payne

Heitor Alves

Jadson Andre

Jason Collins

Joel Parkinson

John John Florence

Julian Wilson

Kelly Slater

Kolohe Andino

O’Neill’s boat

Matt Wilkinson

Mick Fanning

Nat Young

Pat Gudauskas

Taj Burrow

Taylor Knox

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November 2nd, 2012

Slater Surfs The Lane 18 Years Later

Kelly made his showing this morning at The Lane as he hasn’t surfed here in over 18 years. We are guessing he hasn’t missed it!

A few other surfers that we’re out in the line up

Adriano DeSouza

Darryl “Flea” Virostko (we asked Flea, “so what has Kelly have to say?” “That last wave he took he said that was his best wave he has ever had here”. “Do you want a shot of you and him together?” “It’s alright, I already got my shot of him next to me getting 2nd place to my 1st at Mavericks.” That is Flea’s claim to fame as he reminded us of him beating Kelly 3 times in one day at the Mav’s comp.)

Dusty Payne

John John Florence

Kolohe Andino (just inked a deal with some underwear brand in Australia)

Owen Wright

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