Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday: Green Ball

Check the video of Green Ball on Sunday. Many thanks to our anonymous uploader!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Slater IS the pipe master

Slater the freak has done it again. I found this report on magicseaweed, so I'll let them tell the story...
One of the best Hawaiian seasons in years, culminated in fantastic waves, which pumped throughout the final day. After yesterday's storm the blue barrels were replaced by brooding brown pits and the wrong wave choice was heavily punished.

Kelly Slater surprised everyone by riding a revolutionary, 5' 11" Al Merrick with a wide nose, long rails, and a pulled-in tail, called The Deep Six. This allowed him to get forward on the board and pump the tube for speed using his front foot. He blitzed Backdoor and Pipe with some critical, deep, barrel riding; scoring one amazing 10 point tube in the semis, making sections no-one thought possible.
Here's some amazing KS action from the comp.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Perfect 20!

Joel Parkinson scored TWO perfect 10 rides in a heat at Backdoor. Check the video.
I've also added a link to female surfing champ Layne Beachley's blog under "Oz and NZ" in the sidebar. It's worth a read: you can link from here too.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pipe Masters

Day 2, solid clean swell, video here.

Saturday, December 06, 2008


A ship aground on the top coast near the wind farm was an amazing sight as Dave and Dan searched vainly for a rideable wave. Brought back lots of bad memories of the Pasha Bulker...
Pointies was maxed out, Green Ball looked good but had two nasty rocks right in the take off zone at low tide. Pillbox was blown and a couple of die hards were out at Shalun beach. Lots of driving for no result, but Dan headed off to the airport: wonder if he found something?