March 15, 2007

Boom! Last … ???

Filed under: Troy Brooks — wpssuperblog @ 6:54 pm

Brooko’s Blog 

Nothing worse then starting off the year with a 33rd! You’ve just spent the last two months with 5am training sessions, surfing Snapper every day, honing in, and … boom! … last. It’s hard to swallow. I just had one of those heats when nothing goes right, felt like I was half a beat out with the wave. That, and De Souza had a blinder.

Round one surf looked great, but was still the end of the road

Round one surf looked great, but was still the end of the road

That was a couple of days ago now. I’m now picking up the pieces and shaking it off. One thing with pro surfing there’s always another comp just around the corner. If you dwell on the loss too long, you’ll carry it in to the next comp and start behind the Eight Ball.

Well, that’s my take on it. What else have I been up to? We had the Fosters World Title ball at the Casino: Kelly and Layne taking another cup home each. All the boys where pretty spruced up and a lot the old world title holders were there. Pretty cool having that much prestige and talent in the same room.

Pre-season tube training in the Bismar Sea Credit: Joli

Pre-season tube training in the Bismar Sea Credit: Joli

Couple of sponsor commitments, did a few promo signings in Brisbane and Surfers’ Paradise at ‘City Beach’ shops; taught a few people to surf at Snapper for the Quiksilver Pro; couple of interviews …  All the boys pretty much do things like this in and around the contests. There is a little more for us than just surfing – not much more, but a little. It’s all pretty easy. Tough life. Ha ha ha …



  1. Bummer on the 33rd to start the season but at least you can throw it away (hopefully). Keep those supermans coming and you’ll be back on top for sure.

    Comment by Cristen — March 16, 2007 @ 3:24 pm

  2. Common Brooko, we need a Vicco in the top 10 this year, now that your going home to Bells for the second event, lets see a Victorian win in Victoria. Hope your enjoying the tour and man they look like great new boards, hope they work….

    Comment by Mike Newman — March 19, 2007 @ 12:43 pm

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