April 5, 2007


Filed under: Damien Hobgood — wpssuperblog @ 5:45 pm


In Torquay now, just waiting to surf my next heat, time to write the blog and let you know what’s been happening this week … Well, made it over to Melbourne from Margaret River, which is a bit of a hike. It takes three hours to drive from the contest to Perth, the main city in WA and the airport you have to fly out of.

The surf in WA kicks like a mule. Here’s Kelly with a busted board. Morris

The surf in WA kicks like a mule. Here’s Kelly with a busted board. | photo – Morris

We did that on Sunday after the Drug Aware 6 star contest, which got us there around 7:00pm, then flew out the next morning at 7:00am, then made it to Bells that afternoon, then had a quick surf, then woke up to surf the contest the next morning. Phew.

I was pretty tired after the whole ordeal, but mainly because Margaret River kicked my butt the last day of the contest. The waves were about 6-8 feet with a lot of water moving and some side-shore winds.

The better waves were the six-footers, hitting the reef on the inside; but when you would try to go in there and get some, you would get hammered by the bigger, fatter sets and after a few heats of that I got pretty tired.

One of the highlights was Dane Reynolds – going-off in just about every heat. I really thought he was going to win that contest. My next bet would have been the man who did win, Mr Perrow. He makes 6-8′ surf look like 2-3′ surf, just attacking everything that came at him.

I was stoked to see him win that contest he is a great guy and has had some bad luck lately so it was well-deserved. Had a great time in West OZ, it is a very special and beautiful place and I really dig going there.

Right now, just waiting to surf my next heat. Bells is a tricky place for me, hard wave to ride, but hopefully I can put it together.





  1. Get some rest and good luck against Occy in Rnd 3. You can take him… I know you can!!!!!

    Comment by Cristen — April 9, 2007 @ 5:03 pm

  2. I´d have thought Margs wouldn’t be much harder than Chopes or Fiji? Is it the cold and wind?

    What´d you think of Bells? You seemed solid, with Chopes and Fiji up next this bit of the season must be your chance to throw down a challenge for the title no? C´mon mate put it out there and make the leap of faith!

    Comment by Himmy — April 12, 2007 @ 9:39 pm

  3. Hey Damo, I was expecting some words about TIAGO “Saca” PIRES too, since he got to the final defeting Reynolds, Lopez… and surfing 4-5 heats in the same day in that heavy surf.
    Oh! and he´s the wqs leader.

    Anyway, I´m sure you´re going to do well at Chopes.


    Comment by stokedsurfer — April 24, 2007 @ 11:22 am

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