July 30, 2009


Filed under: Josh Kerr — Tags: , — wpssuperblog @ 5:44 pm

Going bungee jumping in South Africa. World’s biggest bungee!

– Kerrzy

{NB: Check out the guy in the background at the 4:10 mark}


July 27, 2009


Filed under: Michael Campbell — Tags: , , , — wpssuperblog @ 5:24 pm


Restaurant on a motorbike. Anyone feel like rolling the lunch dice at a roadside cholera cart? Could be double sixes, could be snake eyes. © Shield

Hey guys,

Have been on a mission lately!!!  Feels like I’ve been around the world 20 times and all in three weeks. Love it!!

First up was the Brazil WT, waves were pretty fun and ended up with 9th place; lost a close heat to CJ. Had fun though, all the boyz went mad for a night, was sick!!!


Brazil, Africa, Australia, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Australia, Costa Rica … it’s been a good blur. © Shield

Then packed bags to SA …  J-Bay was flat at first but then turned on for the last three days. Was feelin’ good and surfed well but was beaten by SA  superwild card Sean Holmes!!  I fell in a couple of crucial tubes on the end section, which cost me, plus Sean surfed real well. I got a 9th there.

Just got back from Bali yesterday. How good is that joint!?! Went to Scar Reef  to catch a swell;  plane to Lombok,  car ride to ferry, ferry ride to car, then to camp.

Fun 4-6′ waves, surfed for three days, and now here I am at home in Port Macquarie. Off to Costa Rica, Wednesday, for World ISA Games. Keep u cats posted!!!

– camballs


Making sure the local neighbourhood rice paddies are in top shape. © Shield

July 24, 2009


Filed under: Fredrick Patacchia — Tags: — wpssuperblog @ 9:01 am

With the Billabong Pro finishing early in the waiting period everyone had a few days to burn in J Bay. After a few days of no waves we ran out of ways to entertain ourselves. So, things got a little weird. © For a longer version of this clip check my personal site

Freddy P’s Whinge — In case you were wondering, here’s a look at our journey back to America. Get up at 4am and head to the Port Elizabeth airport for a 6:10am flight. This was the first of four flights that would get us to our final destination, LAX. Going back to Cali baby.

The domestic flight from PE to Johannesburg was 1 hour and 40 minutes. Not too bad, right? Well, it gets worse. Three hours later we boarded a flight to Sao Paulo, Brazil. That’s 10 hours and 30 minutes. Get to Brazil, have a layover for 6 hours, and board another 10 hour and 15 minute flight to Dallas.

By this time T-Knox, Reyes, Bobby, Roy and the rest of the crew are completely delirious, but pleased to know that the worst is over. Well it wasn’t over, a lightning storm hit and baggage handlers were forced to stop working. We sat in customs for an hour, missing our connecting flights to LA. What a nightmare.

We finally get to Cali and I’ve been hibernating for the past 3 days, with an occasional stop at Huntington’s local watering holes. A flight schedule like that seriously screws you up. The tour may sound dreamy, but believe me it has its down sides. Total estimated travel time was 39 hours and 25 minutes.

– Freddy

July 22, 2009


Filed under: Davey Weare — wpssuperblog @ 3:09 pm


Just got sent this pic from a US photog, Reg Joiner, doing some charity work in SA and taking some pics in his off time. ©

We had a Surf With The Pros day at The Point about two weeks ago with the local surf club and the WPS. Awesome experience, the kids were stoked, there were 2-3′ waves coming through. All in all, a good experience and great for the kids, ’cause at the end of the day, we were all like them, starting out and just frothing to surf and looking up to the pros.


The groms were out in a flash and only came in when they smelt the braai cooking.

What’s been rad is that the WPS have organized this throughout the world; whenever we have World Tour events on we get the local club involved and the pros spend about three hours with the kids to surf with them, sign posters, give advice and it’s just a solid, cool day.




Nice shot from Joli a couple of months back, taking the boat out to the reef in Tahiti with Damo and Dunny. © Joli

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