Posts Tagged ‘new york’

November 29th, 2012

New York Surf Film Festival Winners


The New York Surf Film Festival strives every year to curate an exhibition of the highest quality surf films from around the world. They create an annual pilgrimage that gives the surfing community and general public a spotlight in the city to celebrate the filmmaking craft, honor the heritage, and learn about the new movements within and surrounding the surf lifestyle. They connect filmmakers, athletes, friends and family together to enjoy the beauty and stories that are captured on camera.

October 24th, 2012

Street Surfing

Is it just us, or does it also annoy you when real surfers act like they are surfing when they are skateboarding on say a sidewalk. For whatever reason that has always looked gay to us especially when grown men do it.

We actually find this video pretty hilarious, two guys street surfing in New York City on Pearson Arrow surfboards that turn into skateboards

December 16th, 2011

Quiksilver New York 2012 WCT Cancelled

Quiksilver and the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) today announced that the Quiksilver Pro New York will not return to the East Coast of the United States as a stop on the 2012 ASP World Title Series. The 2011 Quiksilver Pro New York marked the 6th of 11 events on the elite ASP World Title Series.

“The 2011 Quiksilver Pro New York event was a huge success for the surfers and fans with great conditions and incredible support from New Yorkers.” says Rob Colby, President of Quiksilver Americas. “Quiksilver is still very much committed to the ASP and the professional surfing tour in 2012 with the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast (Australia) and the Quiksilver Pro France.”

“It is unfortunate that we announce the cancellation of the 2012 Quiksilver Pro New York,” Dave Prodan, ASP International spokesman, said. “The 2011 installment was a fantastic event with excellent waves, tremendous local support and some of the best surfing we enjoyed all season. That said, we understand the factors leading to Quiksilver’s withdrawal of the New York event from the 2012 schedule. We appreciate Quiksilver’s continued support of the world’s best surfers with the Australian and European elite level events in 2012.”

September 23rd, 2011

Bobby Martinez’s Interview In New York With Todd Kline

Todd Kline:
Bobby Martinez, Bobby you haven’t competed since Brazil you missed two events what brings you to New York?

Bobby Martinez:
Hey ah, well first of all I like to say and the ASP is going to fine me because I don’t want to be apart of this f_cking dumb wanna be tennis tour. All these pro surfers want to be tennis players want do a half way cut off, how the f_ck is somebody who’s not even competing against our caliber of surfers ahead of hundred of us on the world one ratings? They never been here, they’ve never f_ckin made the ranks to surf against us, but now we’re ranked upon them. Come on now, bullsh_t that’s why I aint going to these stupid contest no more. This is the last one because FTW my sponsor is here, and I least tell it like it is, it’s my last one and I don’t like tennis, I don’t like da tilt tour, to many surfers, oh I want us on the dog play video game, who gives a f_ck.

Alright Bobby don’t run away yet I know you’re fired up right now aside from the tournament first time to New York?

Nah I have been here before I love this city, I love this city. I tell you right now if my sponsor wasn’t here I wouldn’t be here for this dumb contest ASP they f_cking psss, (words unknown) thanks to these people.

Bobby best of luck buddy in the next round.

Yeah, thank you.

September 9th, 2011

Congratulations To Owen Wright The Winner Of Quiksilver Pro New York

What an epic win for Australian Owen Wright taking out 10-time world champion (looks likes its going to be 11) Kelly Slater at the Quiksilver Pro New York contest. Not only is it Owens first WCT win, but the largest prize money in the history of surfing where Quiksilver put up over a million dollar purse / $1,000,000.00 as Owen took home $300,000.00 for first place.

September 8th, 2011

Bobby Martinez Get’s Kicked Off The WCT Surfing Tour (Before He Quits)

Let’s start off here from the August 27, 2011 interview where Travis Lees (Channel Island Surfboards team and marketing director) does an interview with Bobby Martinez.

TL: Will you go to the Quik NY event?

BM: Yes, my new sponsor is based out there and so I will go to support them and go out with a bang. (FTW Clothing)

TL: So, you realize NY will be your last event?

BM: Yes, I really don’t want to be part of the tour anymore unless it changes.

So fast forward to the Quiksilver Pro WCT and Bobby get’s 3rd in round 1 (Jadson Andre 1st, Ownen Wright 2nd) and goes into round 2 where he beats Bede Durbidge. That is great news for Bobby as he now advances into round 3 where he will go up against Kelly Slater. So Bobby comes to the beach where he has to get interviewed being he is the winner of that heat by Todd Kline. So Bobby knowing this is his last contest on the tour does not get to complete the Quiksilver Pro WCT as he get’s kicked off before he can even call it quits because this interview:

The ASP Responds To Bobby In Written Letter:

Bobby Martinez Disqualified From ASP Competition In New York

LONG BEACH, New York/USA (Wednesday, September 7, 2011) – Bobby Martinez (USA), 29, has been disqualified from the ASP World Title competition in New York. What follows is the correspondence between the ASP Rules and Disciplinary Committee and Bobby Martinez:

Date: 7 September 2011
To: Bobby Martinez
Date of offence: 7 September 2011

Dear Bobby,

We are writing to officially notify you that you have breached Article 151, contained in the 2011 ASP International Rule Book (Rule Book).

Article 151 outlines that all Surfers shall not at any time damage the image of the sport of Surfing. Article 151 has been breached as a result of the numerous comments you made publicly in an interview on the webcast of the current ASP World Tour Event in New York City, which included the following language:

“First of all, I’d like to say (an the ASP are going to fine me) ‘cuz I don’t want to be a part of this dumb f***ing wannabe tennis tour. All these pro surfers want to be tennis players. They want to do a halfway cutoff. How the f*** is somebody who’s not even competing against our caliber of surfers ahead of 100 of us on the one world ratings. They’ve never been here. They’ve never f***ing made the right to surf against us, but now we’re ranked upon them. Come on now. That’s Bullshit. That’s why I ain’t going to these stupid contests no more. This is my last one because FTW, my sponsors is here and I just tell it like it is. This is my last one and I don’t like tennis. I don’t like the tour… Who gives a f***? You know what I mean?”

“I’ve been here before. I love this city. I’ll tell you right now, if my sponsor wasn’t here, I wouldn’t be here for this dumb contest. ASP? They f***ing…surfing’s going down the drain thanks to these people.”

The interview was conducted on the event live webcast being watched by a global audience, which includes many young children.

Article 147 of the Rule Book provides the ASP Rules & Discipline Committee with the authority to decide appropriate penalties to be issued where there is a breach of the Rule Book.

After careful consideration of these comments and taking into account your multiple offenses of this Article during 2011 that clearly “efface a pattern of unacceptable conduct,” the Rules and Discipline Committee have approved the following action in accordance with Article 147.03 of the Rulebook:

Rule Breach: Article 151 – Damage to Surfing’s Image

Action: You are suspended from the ASP World Tour IMMEDIATELY. You will not take part in the remainder of the World Tour Event currently underway in New York City. A Rules and Discipline Report will be submitted to the ASP Board of Directors to consider expulsion for the remainder of the 2011 Surfing Season. Your suspension will remain in place until such time that the ASP Board of Directors have considered the Report.

Please refer to the ASP Rulebook at the link here for your rights to appeal this decision. Should you wish to have a written submission considered with the Rules and Discipline Report to be considered by the ASP Board of Directors in relation to this incident, please send it to [email protected] before 12 September 2011.

Yours Sincerely,

ASP Rules and Disciplinary Committee

September 7th, 2011

Birthday Boy Dane Reynolds Injured While Surfing – Pulls Out Of Quiksilver Pro New York

First off Happy Birthday to Dane as he came into the world on September 07, 1985 which makes him 26 years old today. We and the rest of the surfing world are bummbed to announce that Dane Reynolds had to pull out of the Quiksilver Pro wct in Long Beach, New York due to a rib injury that happened on his recent surf trip to Japan or is it Bali (we don’t know which one for sure). His first heat was against Jeremy Flores who won the heat with a total score of 9.67 and Gabe Kling receiving second with a score of 3.43.
We’ll Dane we wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you in the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles.

Dane receiving some much needed family support from his grandpa.

September 4th, 2011

Hurricane Katia Now A Category 2 – Wave Forecast Quiksilver Pro

Hurricane Katia
Katia has regained hurricane status once again and is now a category 2. As of Sunday, Hurricane Katia was located to the northeast of the Lesser Antilles and was moving off to the northwest.

Katia has been battling wind shear over the last couple of days and has been flipping between minimal hurricane and strong tropical storm strength. The long-term forecast calls for continued strengthening. It is still too early to determine if any land areas, including the U.S. East Coast, will be directly affected by this system.

Much of the uncertainty in the track forecast is associated with an upper-level trough, partially associated with Lee, over the eastern states later in the week. The exact orientation and position of this trough will play a role in the steering for Katia.

Residents along the East Coast should monitor this situation closely.

SWELL/SURF: 2-3’+ SSW windswell and SE Katia swell. Potential for bigger SE swell sets in the chest+ range to show during the second half of the day as a little more swell fills in.
WIND/WEATHER: S/SSW 8-13kts increasing to 12-16kts as a frontal boundary approaches. Chance of rain/thunderstorms.

SWELL/SURF: Stronger 3-4’+ (waist-chest/shoulder high) SE Katia swell and fading SSW windswell mix.
WIND/WEATHER: Depending on exact position of frontal boundary – S 10-15kts ahead of front; N/NNW winds around 8-13kts behind the front. This will depend on interaction between TS Lee and the frontal boundary – we will watch closely the next couple of days.

SWELL/SURF: 5-7′ (head high – overhead) SE Katia swell. There is potential for a bit more size towards the later PM hours as Katia swell continues to fill in further. This will be dependent on the progress of Katia over the next few days.
WIND/WEATHER: Possible increase in side/offshore ENE winds. Wind strength dependent on possible interaction between lingering front and approaching Katia. Lingering cloudiness from the old frontal boundary.

SWELL/SURF: 6-8’+ (overhead-few feet overhead) SE Katia swell. Possible sets pushing the double overhead range. This will be dependent on the track/strength of Katia over the next few days.
WIND/WEATHER: Gusty E possibly becoming ENE winds. Wind outlook low confidence and dependent upon interaction between lingering front and approaching Katia.