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November 27, 2007

SMOOTH LIVIN’ AT ROCKY POINT

Filed under: Dayyan Neve — wpssuperblog @ 5:34 pm

Dayyans Blog

Well hello … I hope you’ve all been enjoying this approach to the festive season…

The waves here have been pretty big for the last week. In the height of the swell we saw Roy Powers take out the Haleiwa event … Everyone else was either surfing Sunset or small Waimea

We also had Thanksgiving, which gave us an opportunity to test our cooking skills … Here are a few shots I took around our house at Rocky Point;

Here’s the house in all her glory.
Here’s the house in all her glory.

This is the view from my room
This is the view from my room …

And this is what we get almost every arvo from our deck.
And this is what we get almost every arvo from our deck.

Shaun Gossman doing his best to squeeze out a smile whilst testing what we prepared.
Shaun Gossman doing his best to squeeze out a smile whilst testing what we prepared.

After cooking for Thanks giving all day we had to flex for the camera to show we were all still men
After cooking for Thanks giving all day we had to flex for the camera to show we were all still men

This is my plate moments before getting stuck right into it.
This is my plate moments before getting stuck right into it.

Rhysee got stuck straight into it like a VIKING. I don’t think they use knives and forks down the South Coast.
Rhysee got stuck straight into it like a VIKING. I don’t think they use knives and forks down the South Coast.

Benny Serrano has been here doing treatments on us to keep us ready for competition … I think he’s enjoying himself.
Benny Serrano has been here doing treatments on us to keep us ready for competition … I think he’s enjoying himself.
People have been using our yard for everything and everything … Here’s Matt Gye and Shorty, nailing a few covers…

People have been using our yard for everything and everything … Here’s Matt Gye and Shorty, nailing a few covers… I thought I’d put this last cause it looks like they’re saying goodbye

… See ya …

Dayyoof

November 21, 2007

ROCK-ITIS

Filed under: Jake Paterson — Tags: , , , — wpssuperblog @ 8:53 pm

 Where do I start? So much has happened since my last blog.

Jake Paterson

Just before I left Bali I had a friends wedding which was a huge spin
out to see what a traditional Balinese Wedding was all about.

Jake Paterson

Now I’m in Hawaii and I’ve been here for about 10 days, pretty much
done everything already. Been into Waikiki longboarding with the
Quiksilver Young Guns team and hanging out with the Duke.

Jake Paterson

Snapped my new 6’6″, and have been playing heaps of golf but still
stinking it: best score so far was a 92.

Jake Paterson

“Rock-itis” is kicking-in and crazy stuff starts to happen. Check out
Shmoo’s new hairdo

.Jake Paterson

HaHa, anyway, huge swell due for the end of the Haleiwa contest, I got in as an alternate but lost the first day I was here, bummed out. Hope I can get into Sunset.

Jake Paterson

Check out this crazy motorbike. The US has all like of freaky cars and bikes.

Jake Paterson

This is the view from my room at the Quiksilver house. I’m pretty
sure when the swell comes up over 10′ that water is going to wash
under my room.

November 19, 2007

Aloha to everyone out there in blogland.

Filed under: Dayyan Neve — Tags: , , , — wpssuperblog @ 7:10 pm

Dayyans Blog

I’m currently into my second week on the North Shore … The waves have been pretty sick. It’s been a consistent 3-4′ with one 8’+ plus day at Sunset.

I’m pretty frothing on the fact I get to stay in the one spot for 6 weeks, seeing the last 6 months for me has been non-stop, living from week to week out of a bag … I’m not complaining though, it’s been all-time.

Here are a dozen shots for you to wet your lips …

This is Rhys Bombaci, Myself, and You-Know-Who kicking it in Hollywood.

This is Rhys Bombaci, Myself, and You-Know-Who kicking it in Hollywood.

I stayed with Sam and Mimi Carrier during the Hossegor WCT.

I stayed with Sam and Mimi Carrier during the Hossegor WCT. I kept them up a few nights but we managed to have a banging time. That’s Steds and a Giraffe of beer in the backgroun. No Aussie can go to France without experiencing one.

Everyone keeps on making a big deal about my hat

Everyone keeps on making a big deal about my hat – “Doo ya lieke me haat? ‘
So I gave Occ a run in it. He looks quite dashing don’t you think?

Pump up the Jam! Here’s some French 9e’s that were getting down at CafŽ de Paris after Mick won.

Pump up the Jam! Here’s some French 9e’s that were getting down at CafŽ de Paris after Mick won.

If you’ve ever been to Europe you know what the parking is like … Enough said!

If you’ve ever been to Europe you know what the parking is like … Enough said!

On the way from Europe to Brazil I had a three-day layover in London

On the way from Europe to Brazil I had a three-day layover in London which gave me an opportunity to hang out with my mate “Seppy’ and a few other assorted hooligans from Manly. This shot is Sep and I on the London tube… ” Just going to work like everyone else”

If you’re single and want to party, you have to visit the south of Brazil.

If you’re single and want to party, you have to visit the south of Brazil. Fortunately for Otto he is single and after coming second to Mick in THE BIGGEST Surfing event in Brazil … well …

2nd!!!

2nd!!!

Tommy nailed a third in Brazil … He also nailed Mick in the head with the champagne cork!

Tommy nailed a third in Brazil … He also nailed Mick in the head with the champagne cork!

Tommy nailed a third in Brazil … He also nailed Mick in the head with the champagne cork!

Haha … these shots are Brooko and I celebrating Mick winning the Title!!!
Haha … these shots are Brooko and I celebrating Mick winning the Title!!!

Naaah … We were pretending it was us that won it.

This is what being Australian is all about!!!!

This is what being Australian is all about!!!!
All of the boys wanted to show their love and support for Mick after winning the Title. Some had too much love to give!

I’m heading out to play golf … Smell ya later,

xo

– Dayyan

November 16, 2007

GYPSY LIVIN’

Filed under: Luke Stedman — Tags: , , — wpssuperblog @ 4:43 pm

Luke Stedman

To the kids of the web world who’re bored so they are reading my blog. Hahaha, hope you’re all not too bored.

I’m finally going to be in a place for more than 10 days so I have been able to unpack my bag and put away the suitcase … deep, deep, deep under the stairs. It feels good.

I have been the full travelling gypsy of late. Ill start you from the top;
France
Spain
Aus
Bali
Aus
Brazil
Hawaii
… All in the space of six weeks: All has been fricking amazing. I have had the best six weeks of my career, which has been rad.

I came 9th in Spain and 9th in Brazil and now I’m at a PB of 17th, which I’m really proud of. Now I just want to keep nailing it and make the top 16. Anyhow enough of crap comp talk lets get to the fun photo stuff …

This is Kai. And this was on our Insight shoot.

This is Kai. And this was on our Insight shoot. He thinks he looks really good when he struck this pose. We were getting up at 4am every morning to get good light and it was good to have Kai as he has too much energy to begin with, so he kept us awake. I actually would spike his coffee with Valium every now and then to calm him down. It did not work.

Brazil was so fun. I stayed with tom, kai, occy, bruce, parko, troy, bede, cambo, macca, and tb.

Brazil was so fun. I stayed with tom, kai, occy, bruce, parko, troy, bede, cambo, macca, and tb. We all had the raddest time and stayed in a crypt spot. It actually hailed while we were there and Occy called it 30 min prior and we all told him he was crazy. Well I still think he is a little crazy but he knew what he was talking about. Boom that’s a keeper.

This photo should come first as it was in France, but I skipped past it.

This photo should come first as it was in France, but I skipped past it. It’s at a place called “100 Marches”. It’s the best place on earth says Tom. It’s on the cliff that looks over the water and this little outside beer shack sits on the hill and you can play Bocce ball and get chesse platters all day long. (I think Tom invested in one down at Bondi the other day.)

This is the view you get while sipping on a bier … Bloody beautiful …

This is the view you get while sipping on a bier … Bloody beautiful …

November 15, 2007

KEEP THE NORTH SHORE COUNTRY

Filed under: Pancho Sullivan — Tags: , , , , — wpssuperblog @ 8:35 pm

PANCHO’S BLOG

Ahhhhh, home at last!

It feels great to be back in Hawaii with my family and friends. It’s been a long year of travelling and being away from home and missing the wife and kids. That is one of the hardest aspects of being on the WCT.

It’s that time of year again. I love competing in the Triple Crown. It may not always be 20ft and perfect which is what everyone expects when they come to the North Shore but even when its only 3ft it has way more power than anywhere else in the world.

Read the sign, then check the website, www.keepthenorthshorecountry.org

Read the sign, then check the website, keepthenorthshorecountry.org © Shield

It feels great to ride some bigger boards and to get a few sections where you
can push with everything you have, instead of having to nurse your turn through a soft section. The crowds are pretty overwhelming at the moment but even if you get one good one your session is made.

Speaking of crowds. Do any of you know that the Oak Tree Development Corp., who ownS the Turtle Bay Resort, are planning on building five new hotels and 1000 condominiums at one of the most beautiful and pristine bays in the world called Kawela Bay.

Imagine how bad the traffic is going to be on our little two-lane road with all the construction trucks and cement trucks and all the traffic associated with something like that?

Is that being responsible? The City or State of Hawaii is allowing the use of an EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) from 1985. Please get on board and support the cause to fight corruption and greed!

Keep the North Shore Country! Go to keepthenorthshorecountry.org

And for background details about the situation click our article here – www.worldprosurfers.com/save-the-north-shore.htm

Mahalo,

Pancho.

BRAZIL = REAL GOOD

Filed under: Kai Otton — Tags: , , — wpssuperblog @ 8:29 pm

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Well kids, it’s been a while since my last blog … and a lot has happened. The tour is coming to a close and I’m now in Hawaii. Waves are pumping today too, wwooo.

OK, I just got back from Brazil … I had an OK trip… ha ha ha ha. I had a f#$%in super doopa all-time bangin’ trip = I got 2nd to Mick and witnessed Australia finally get a deserving world title … wwoooo.
This is what I looked like when I got on the plane

This is what I looked like when I got on the plane

We drank loads that night and partied ’til all hours. This is what I looked like when I got on the plane … I only had 40 min sleep before leaving so I felt like a shell of a human … or something.

Cheers,

Ottz.

November 14, 2007

FROM THE INDIAN TO THE PACIFIC

Filed under: Jake Paterson — Tags: , , , , , — wpssuperblog @ 12:08 am

Well, I have had a pretty full-on couple of weeks since my last blog …

Balinese groms, always stoked.

Balinese groms, always stoked.

In Bali I helped out the local boardriders club run their grommet contest which was pretty fun and they seemed to be really stoked to have me judge the whole day.

We are well and truly into Movember and I have been watering my Mo every day but there isn’t much to show for it.

We are well and truly into Movember and I have been watering my Mo every day but there isn’t much to show for it.

I’m hoping to end up like these two dudes by the end of the month.

I’m hoping to end up like these two dudes by the end of the month.

After the weekend it was back to Yallingup for a good friend’s wedding. Everyone loves a wedding, the bummer was I had to get up at 6:30 the next morning and head off to Hawaii because I’m on the alternate list for the WQS events and I have to be there first heat to put my name in and hope someone doesn’t show up.
How’s this for some airline damage for your surfboard. this is the board I beat Andy with in the Quiksilver Pro earlier this  year. I’m pretty devastated. Life will go on!!!

How’s this for some airline damage for your surfboard. this is the board I beat Andy with in the Quiksilver Pro earlier this year. I’m pretty devastated. Life will go on!!!

Not real cool, because this will be my last season competing in Hawaii and I’m not even sure if I’m going to get in the events. I have had a pretty good run I guess in Hawaii. I think this will be my 18th season going to Hawaii and in that time I have had two 3rd place finishes at Haleiwa , have won Sunset twice, and the big one in 1998 winning the Pipe Masters. So the place has been good to me.

Well. I’m on my way to Hawaii so stay turned for how I hit the golf ball. Also, to answer a few of your comments from my last blog:

1 “thats a huge move jake! would want to be for a good/great cause…not many would take the risk of “bali” verses yals..? hope it works out great for ya” – Comment by brownie

I love living in Yallingup and only plan to live in Bali for a couple
of years so I will always be coming back to the house on the hill.

2. “Snake that looks like you are going away from the goals, so do they keep you permanently in the back pocket??? Bummer, ’cause l heard Judd left for the Magpies so there’s a spot up for grabs” -Comment by Kevin Sheedy

And to that Magpie supporter, I would never play AFL for the pies not
in a million years. Hahahaha.

3. “What’s Caangu like this time of year, Snake?” Comment by Anon.

Well, it’s getting really hot at the moment and the rainy season has just
started so it’s not really the best time of year but always good to go and
have a look at somewhere new.

– Jake

November 13, 2007

CJ’s VIDEO BLOG

Filed under: CJ Hobgood — Tags: , , , , — wpssuperblog @ 11:53 pm

CJ Hobgood

Stunk it up pretty hard in Brazil — 17th — pretty rank. I was sitting at 12 and wanted to try and get into top 10 when I left Brazil but I ended up dropping two spots. Not good, we’ll see how Hawaii goes.

I know everyone wants to here about the ladies and the nightlife down there in Brazil but you honestly can’t describe it, there are not words.

Got home on Wed. super-stoked as I know I get to hang with Genevieve until I leave on Sunday morning. I had a great time this week as Thursday I went out with my friends and got to catch up with them which is always good because I don’t get to see them enough.

With Corey, “Gaybo King” and Bobby on the Muscle Beach Dream Tour, Brazil.

With Corey, “Gaybo King” and Bobby on the Muscle Beach Dream Tour, Brazil.

Friday and Saturday was the Sean Slater Invitational: to raise money for cancer.

Waves were pretty small but me and Genevieve had a great time playing on the beach. It was pretty cool ’cause Kelly, Corey and me all ended up in the 3-man final.

Main reason why it was so cool is it meant most of the money went to charity as we agreed at the beginning to give all our $ to charity. Which ended up being 5,500 between us, plus some dude donated 20,000 dollars on the beach.

So who cares about the waves right? Wrong. Kelly hates to lose. Even though the waves were 1 foot, I comboed those suckers. Prob shouldn’t say that as next time I get Kelly in a heat he will prob go crazy on me. Whatever, it was all fun and we had a great time talking crap in the final.

There was a get together at Kelly’s house that night and then we all went out in Cocoa Beach afterwards. Good times. I’m in Cali at Damo’s house organizing boards, then off to The Rock later on this afternoon.

peace

ceej

November 8, 2007

Damien Hobgood’s Gone Fishin’

Filed under: Damien Hobgood — Tags: , , , , — wpssuperblog @ 7:33 pm

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Here is a photo of one of the red fish.

Here is a photo of one of the red fish.

First of all I just want to say congrats to Mick Fanning, he is such a great champion and we’re proud to have him as the ASP World Champion. Well, while everyone was down in Brazil I was back home fishing non-stop, I fully had the itch. This time of year is so good for fishing in Florida and I am usually not around to take advantage of it. One evening we went to Sebastien Inlet with some friends and caught a bunch of big reds, a snook, and then lost a few huge tarpon. The seas were a bit rough but the action was non-stop. My knee is feeling really good but I still have not surfed on it, I’ve just been rehabbing it and trying to get it really strong for Hawaii.

Peace

Damo

Damien Hobgoods Gone Fishin

My mates scored a hatful too

My mates scored a hatful too.

November 2, 2007

ROLLIN’ IN BRAZIL

Filed under: Tom Whitaker — Tags: , , , , , — wpssuperblog @ 8:58 am

Tom Whittaker’s Blog

It may have taken a damn long time to get here but there’s no complaints now!!!

This is morning, at sunset we’ll have beers in our hands!

This is morning, at sunset we’ll have beers in our hands!

We have no idea about these poses but we look good.

We have no idea about these poses but we look good.

Taj and the best view in Santa Catarina, well worth the mission flights.

Taj and the best view in Santa Catarina, well worth the mission flights.

This guy nose all the crip places to stay in Brazil.

This guy nose all the crip places to stay in Brazil.

Ha ha, don’t mean to rub it in, but what the hell ay!! Bring on the contest,

Ha ha, don’t mean to rub it in, but what the hell ay!! Bring on the contest, Yeeeeeeew.

– Whits

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