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July 25, 2008

A NIGHT ON THE GOON

Filed under: Luke Stedman — Tags: , , , , , , , — wpssuperblog @ 12:36 pm

Hobgood

Hobgood

Oska on the mic.

Hey guys,

So … I know that if your friend plays in a band then you are particularly biased. Even if they play crap and you would normally think a couple of nails running down a chalkboard sound better, you still think they are the greatest …

Well, I thought the Goons Of Doom rocked from day one. They have been playing for a couple of years now and the band is growing up. Kids are owned by half the members, so yes there are a couple of fathers now but the beers still flow and the ego is still high.

Only thing is, now these guys deserve an ego. They are good; a full house at the Beach Rd at Bondi, girls running around lip syncing to the words, a following that would make any band member proud and give the confidence to play at peak levels.

Hobgood

Cowboy on the pigskins

Now, I know what you are thinking: "Yer but how many beers did you have?"
The answer is zero, I drove, and I’m off to Bali in the morning to get some game time in at the event site which I’m not allowed to disclose. I signed a huge contract and if I tell then they will fine me $5000 … Heavy, huh?

Anyway, just wanted you all to know that if you see the Goons up in headlights playing at a venue near you, then go and see them. You don’t need to be drunk to see them anymore.

Steds

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July 22, 2008

OUT OF AFRICA

Filed under: Damien Hobgood — Tags: , , , — wpssuperblog @ 7:24 pm

Damos blog

Damo's broken board

The decent board getting souvenired by some SA groms. © Joli

Sometime things just don’t fall into place. Went to J-Bay about five days early to make sure boards would arrive and even went for the two small board bags to make sure my chances of getting one would be better. I got one, but the one with most of my boards never arrived and no one could find it. I was looking on the bright side and was happy to at least have a couple of boards.

Damos party

Getting into the swing of things back home.

I went for a couple of free surfs and one of the boards I had worked good so was amping. Then went out for my heat and caught the best wave I have ever caught at J-Bay and blew the wave and broke my good board.

My other board was pretty crap, I rode it against Mick C, got smoked, and went home with my tail between my legs. The one good thing was I was able to make my daughter’s cowgirl birthday party, which rocked the barn.

Peace,

Damo.

July 8, 2008

BLESSED.

Filed under: Jake Paterson — Tags: , , , — wpssuperblog @ 10:19 pm

Well, I ‘ve been back in the swing of things in Bali. There has been heaps of swell lately and this time of year up here gets super crowed so I have been lying pretty low and surfing all the out of the way spots and doing a bit of paddle boarding, trying to stay away from losing my mind with how many people froth-out up here.

We're blessed up here, it's official.

We’re blessed up here, it’s official.

In Indo, twice a year all the locals get their cars and motorbikes blessed. Since I have been here for about a year now I thought I should get ours done. You can never be too safe on the roads over here!!!

Expect to see these boards flying all over the place when the local Canggu kids get hold of them.

Expect to see these boards flying all over the place when the local Canggu kids get hold of them.

I have also shaped up a 5’3 and a 5’7 for the local kids down at Canggu to share. Some of the kids really do surf good but are surfing on broken or super beat up boards so I wanted to give them a chance to really bring out their potential and give back a little bit to the local crew so I shaped up these boards and got them glassed at the local surf factory, REDZ.

I also had to spend about a week out of the water from an infected insect bite. Check out how bad it got. All better now.

I also had to spend about a week out of the water from an infected insect bite. Check out how bad it got. All better now.

J-Bay starts this week and it’s going to be the first time in about 14 years I haven’t been there for the contest or ASP meetings so I’m feeling a little sad I guess. I really do love the place, people and the wave. Well, life will go on and my life isn’t that bad! Hahaha.

‘Til next time: Live like there’s no tomorrow.

Jake the Snake

 

FROM MANAGUA TO PORT ELIZABETH

Filed under: Damien Hobgood — Tags: , , , , — wpssuperblog @ 1:15 am

Damo

The coastline in Nicaragua is as amazing as the waves are.

The coastline in Nicaragua is as amazing as the waves are.

Well, been surfing a lot lately which is a great thing. I was hanging in California and had some really fun waves then went down to Nicaragua with Timmy Reyes and we had a great time. Just have really been enjoying being in the water.

There are certainly some crazy line-ups in Central America

There are certainly some crazy line-ups in Central America

Looking forward to J-Bay, leave on Saturday with most of the guys in the US. South Africa is a neat place and look forward to getting down there but not really looking forward to the flight it is one of the longest one we have all year.

Worth the long flight.

Worth the long flight.

Peace,

Damo

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