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about 1 hour ago
Nearly four months ago at the Oakley Pro Bali, John John Florence stuck one of the best airs that the ASP has ever had the pleasure of witnessing. The crowd erupted, Sebastian Zietz’s head exploded and the judges unanimously presse...
Nearly four months ago at the Oakley Pro Bali, John John Florence stuck one of the best airs that the ASP has ever had the pleasure of witnessing. The crowd erupted, Sebastian Zietz’s head exploded and the judges unanimously pressed the 10 button on their keypads. The clip was revered by the surf world, then packaged and distributed to the mainstream via Yahoo.com. Honest family men from St. Paul saw it, scratched their heads and wondered why John repeats his first name. It changed the game. Fast forward to last week. Playing in this newly changed game, Felipe Toledo faced off against Jeremy Florez at the Quiksilver Pro France. Felipe was feeling frisky with an 8.5 already in his scoreline when he stomped an ‘oop that rivaled John John’s. Felipe earned a 9.97 for his efforts, but in the pre-JJF era it would have been an uncontested 10. John’s alley-oop might be a touch higher and he seems to linger in the air for longer, but Felipe was just shy of accomplishing what Albee Layer did a year ago and his landing was much cleaner. Also, strictly for you fans of irony, John John claimed and Felipe didn’t. Where’s that kid from again? A tiger, a bear and the perfect fight. Ding ding. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Clips are from kind souls of Michael Mallalieu and the ASP.
about 2 hours ago
Waves have dropped a little more to be in the 1-2ft range from the ENE and joined by a light WNW wind keeping conditions clean. Still some nice little peaks coming through but just a little small and lacking push, maybe with a bit of sea...
Waves have dropped a little more to be in the 1-2ft range from the ENE and joined by a light WNW wind keeping conditions clean. Still some nice little peaks coming through but just a little small and lacking push, maybe with a bit of searching to those spots that suck in the swell could be worth getting wet. A nice looking day and looking to be a hot one.
about 2 hours ago
RIp Curl Pro Peniche - Round 1 Heat 7 - 12RIp Curl Pro Peniche - Round 1 Heat 7 - 12.
RIp Curl Pro Peniche - Round 1 Heat 7 - 12RIp Curl Pro Peniche - Round 1 Heat 7 - 12.
about 2 hours ago
Pig hunting on Oahu with Dave Wassel... Selling these three fins for $60 each.. hit me up if interested..
Pig hunting on Oahu with Dave Wassel... Selling these three fins for $60 each.. hit me up if interested..
about 4 hours ago
All Photos: Corey Wilson They all line up for John John Florence.Felipe Toledo kept on spinning.Kolohe Andino, a long ways from San Francisco.Michel Bourez's moment of solitude.Alejo Muniz finds the rare right bowl.Alejo again, a blue ma...
All Photos: Corey Wilson They all line up for John John Florence.Felipe Toledo kept on spinning.Kolohe Andino, a long ways from San Francisco.Michel Bourez's moment of solitude.Alejo Muniz finds the rare right bowl.Alejo again, a blue man without a group.The always exotic Matt Wilkinson before his heat with Mick Fanning.All lenses on Mick.Francisco Alves got this wave, but he couldn't find a score to back it up in his heat with Mick and Wilko.Wilko, under the lip and getting the upper hand on Fanning.Francisco has a rematch with Mick in Round 2. Will he do Slater a favor and win?Jacob Wilcox slays the king.Miguel Pupo, the crowd's pleasure.Josh Kerr ooped his way to victory against Jeremy Florez and Alejo Muniz.Sebastian Zietz, purple tank top approved. It was an interesting opening day in Portugal. In tubos that were borderline super, both of the world title frontrunners lost their non-elimination Round 1 heats. Kelly got got by 16-year-old Aussie wildcard Jacob Wilcox and Mick fell to Matt Wilkinson. There was an eerie nip to that offshore Peniche wind. The lefts were running for longer than the rights, allowing for more scoring potential and helping the two goofs dig a couple potholes in the world title race. Both Mick and Kelly are matched up against Portuguese wildcards in Round 2. Outside of world title land, the surprises were few and far between. Most of the favorites prevailed and nobody stuck an alley-oop that would bring Timmy Curran to tears. With the swell expected to taper off, we’re likely to see a string of lay days until a new swell emerges next week. The event has until October 20th to wrap up. —Brendan Buckley
about 5 hours ago
Fanning, looking for an exit and a title. Photo: ASP/Kirstin The Rip Curl Pro Portugal blew its starting horn on Wednesday morning with a stiff offshore and clean three-to-five foot waves. Peniche is the ninth stop on the 2013 ASP World ...
Fanning, looking for an exit and a title. Photo: ASP/Kirstin The Rip Curl Pro Portugal blew its starting horn on Wednesday morning with a stiff offshore and clean three-to-five foot waves. Peniche is the ninth stop on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour, and this year’s event is an exciting one. The race for the World Title may come to an end here. There are, however, a few Supertubos stumbling blocks in the way for both of the current front-runners, Mick Fanning and Kelly Slater. Fanning lost in Round 1 to an incredibly in-form Matt Wilkinson. Currently sitting in the 24th spot in the ASP WCT rankings, Wilksinson needs a strong finish this year if he wants to remain among the world’s top surfers next season. Slater also fumbled in Round 1, losing to 16-year-old Australian phenom Jacob Wilcox, winner of the Moche trials and the wildcard into the event. Both Slater and Fanning are slotted into the elimination Round 2. RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL ROUND 1 RESULTS:?? Heat 1: Julian Wilson (AUS) 11.34, Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 4.63, Yadin Nicol (AUS) 4.20 Heat 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 11.50, Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 6.53, Brett Simpson (USA) 4.93 Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS) 13.00, Travis Logie (ZAF) 7.77, Dillon Perillo (USA) 2.96 Heat 4: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 11.43, Frederico Morais (PRT) 9.16, Bede Durbidge (AUS) 5.90 Heat 5: Jacob Willcox (AUS) 13.07, Kelly Slater (USA) 9.60, Kolohe Andino (USA) 5.50 Heat 6: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 17.37, Mick Fanning (AUS) 12.60, Francisco Alves (PRT) 7.56 Heat 7: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 12.77, Michel Bourez (PYF) 12.07, Kieren Perrow (AUS) 3.73 Heat 8: Josh Kerr (AUS) 12.37, Alejo Muniz (BRA) 12.10, Jeremy Flores (FRA) 7.16 Heat 9: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 11.30, Damien Hobgood (USA) 10.50, Adriano De Souza (BRA) 9.83 Heat 10: Kai Otton (AUS) 11.40, Gabriel Medina (BRA) 5.63, Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 5.43 Heat 11: John John Florence (HAW) 13.66, Miguel Pupo (BRA) 13.24, C.J. Hobgood (USA) 2.37 Heat 12: Nat Young (USA) 8.77, Adam Melling (AUS) 7.66, Adrian Buchan (AUS) 6.47 UPCOMING RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:?? Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Francisco Alves (PRT) Heat 2: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Frederico Morais (PRT) Heat 3: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Dillon Perillo (USA) Heat 4: Adriano De Souza (BRA) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA) Heat 5: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Yadin Nicol (AUS) Heat 6: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS) Heat 7: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA) Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Damien Hobgood (USA) Heat 9: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA) Heat 10: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA) Heat 11: Travis Logie (ZAF) vs. Adam Melling (AUS) Heat 12: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Kolohe Andino (USA)
about 5 hours ago
Guaranteed to make you wanna rip!
Guaranteed to make you wanna rip!
about 5 hours ago
Torrey Meister has been raising brows for a while, but now he drops jaws. Torrey found a whole new level as of late. During the Hurley Pro warmups, the buzz around the beach was that Torrey was surfing better than most of the ‘CT. ...
Torrey Meister has been raising brows for a while, but now he drops jaws. Torrey found a whole new level as of late. During the Hurley Pro warmups, the buzz around the beach was that Torrey was surfing better than most of the ‘CT. This clip confirms that. His Lowers segment starts around the :48 mark, right as the guitar begins riffing. There are hammers before that, hammers after that, just hammers all over goddamn the place. It’s reckless. If nobody slaps a logo on this kid’s beak soon, we’re going to have to question the entire real estate game in surfing.
about 6 hours ago
I'm the one taking the picture. My son Robin is on the left with his hand on the mat. We took turns with two mats and enjoyed a rare glassy afternoon. Bob
I'm the one taking the picture. My son Robin is on the left with his hand on the mat. We took turns with two mats and enjoyed a rare glassy afternoon. Bob
about 6 hours ago