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April 7, 2008

OFF TOUR RECAP

Filed under: Troy Brooks — Tags: , , , — wpssuperblog @ 8:09 pm

Well, hello, hello all … it’s been a while. A world of change in my life,
so I’ll give you a quick recap. I went to Hawaii and knocked Occy out of his last heat … heavy, worst win ever. Anyway I lost next heat and ended my competitive career as well.

Me and The Occ. He is such a legend, the surfing world will miss him.

Me and The Occ. He is such a legend, the surfing world will miss him.
© Joli

Since then, I was offered an apprenticeship with Quiksilver learning the ropes, which I’m doing now. I haven’t missed the tour yet, I commentated at the Quik Pro on the Gold Coast and won the trials at Bells (“God’s Country”) and made it into the event, wicked.

Pretty Cool. Being a Torquay boy, I got to surf my last ever WCT at Bells Beach against the world champ. I grew up in the bush about a kilometre from Bells so the place is pretty special to me.

Winkipop, 10\' offshore, no one out and cold. Love it. Shots like this (taken a week after Easter Bells) make me homesick.

Winkipop, 10′ offshore, no one out and cold. Love it. Shots like this (taken a week after Easter Bells) make me homesick.

I’m not strapped behind a desk just yet. I did a banging trip to Kuala Lumpur for the “Quiksilver Revolution 2.0” tour; Craikey, Kerrsy, Betet, Gravesy and I tearing it up. We were getting towed-in to a manmade wave and trying to punt as high as we could.

This is the play park from my hotel room. Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia.

This is the play park from my hotel room. Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia.

There were rock bands, DJ’s and a 10′ vert ramp with the boys going nuts and 40,000 people watching. It was Big Day Out meets extreme sports. Sick.

Brooko.

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