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January 13, 2009

WET SEASON

Filed under: Jake Paterson — wpssuperblog @ 5:56 pm

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Cars almost got washed away and the motorbikes pulled some sick floaters.

Welcome to the New Year!!! Shit, 2009 already!!! Well, I’m still in Bali and there have been some fun waves around the last two weeks but in the last couple of days it’s been raining, and when I say raining, I mean raining!!! Bali pretty much flooded yesterday. It’s the rainy season up here so people are used to it this time of year.

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Betet ties the knot.

One of my good friends up here, Betet, got married the other day. It’s pretty funny how the local guy getting married almost has as much make-up as the women. I had a great time and he put on a great show with a band and lots of beer and wine. Great night.

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Miky in Bali.

Quiksilver have had a couple of new store openings lately and we had a life-size banner made up so you could get a picture with your favourite Quiksilver team rider. Here’s me and the French legend his self, Miky Picon.

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Teeing off at Nusa Dua.

I’ve been playing a bit of golf lately, and the other day Quiksilver took on the local Coca Cola team in a golf game. Really fun, with a couple of crazy rules.

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The lads looking mighty refreshed after a couple of gallons of sour mash whiskey.

Both teams had to drink a bottle of JD before the half way mark, heavy if you’re not a big JD drinker like me. Nevertheless, the Quiksilver team came out on top and won the very interesting trophy.

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The trophy is now in safe hands.

Until next blog,

Take it easy,

Jake the Snake

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October 28, 2008

NEW BLOG, NEW JOB, NEW HOUSE (ALMOST)

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The new Snake digs under construction at Canggu. Check the photo at the bottom of the blog to see what it’ll look like when it’s done.

Well, it’s been a while. So much has happened in the last couple of
months so I will give a quick recap …

Firstly, I have a new job at Quiksilver Indonesia working in sports
marketing!!! Yeah, I have an office and a desk and stuff, haha, pretty heavy after having the ocean as my office for about 20 years!!! I’m stoked to be working in the industry that I know and love.

I’m still doing some work at the Quiksilver events: I was in France for the Quiksilver Pro where we saw Ace Buchan have his maiden win and holding off Kelly in the final.

The Champ, in Bali a couple of months back. ©Shield

Stoked for Ace, but it would have been great for Quiksilver for Kelly to win and be crowned the 2008 World Champ at that event. He didn’t have to wait long as he won it the next week in Mundaka. What a freak — nine World Titles!!! I’m sure he will have a shot at winning two fists full.

After France, I was back in Bali for a couple of weeks then I was off to Portugal to coach the Australian team at the ISA World Games. It was one of the best events I have been part of – the camaraderie is unbelievable and just to be a part of the whole thing was an honour. Australia smashed the field winning by over 3000 points so our team made me look pretty good as coach! Haha.

I’m back in Bali now and look forward to getting some good waves and finishing the house we are building up here in Canggu.

This is how it’s going to look when it’s all done.

Yes, I have been in the office the last few days catching up on everything but hopefully next week I will get some time to get in the water, swell looks good all week.

Until next blog,

Take it easy,

Jake the Snake

July 8, 2008

BLESSED.

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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

 

June 18, 2008

EURO SNAKE

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For the last three or so weeks I have been in Europe.

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I started in France (Hossegor) at the ISA world Junior Championships, run by Quiksilver. It was a long week with some great waves and some unbelievable surfing. I can tell you pro surfing is in great hands with some of the talent coming through from all different countries.

Some of the standouts in my eyes were, in the Under 18’s; Shaun Joubert from South Africa; the winner, Alejo Muniz from Brazil, who peaked right at the right time; and Owen Wright who blow away every other heat in the event and just fell short in the final.

Now to the Under 16 boys, and Holy Moly these kids were ripping!!! The winner was Tamaroa McComb from Tahiti who powered his way through to what was a pretty easy win in the end but little Peterson Crisanto from Brazil really showed he will be one to look out for in the future, another mention would go to Maxime Huscentot surfing for France.

I can also say that women’s pro surfing is going to be good hands as well with some of these girls already surfing good enough to mix it with the top pros. All in all it was a great event that Quiksilver puts on for all these kids, I think there were 27 countries and about 250 kids surfing in the event. Great job ISA and Quiksilver.

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After France I was off to Italy (Rome) for a wedding and some sight seeing. As you’ll see from the pictures, some amazing churches and crazy architecture.

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Some of the places I visited included; Cinque Terre, Positano …

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… Rome …

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… Pisa, Lucca, Orvieto, Florence …

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… and Venice.

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My favourites would have to be the Colosseum and Venice.

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Venice is crazy how a city can live with no cars or bikes but boats!! Amazing!!!

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All I can say is that I had a great time with the wife and I ate and drunk more pasta and red wine than I knew possible, and that the Ozzie dollar doesn’t go very far against the Euro!!!! Hahahahaha. Only because I’m a tight ass!!! Hahaha

Back to Bali now where I hear the swell is pumping!!!

Snake

May 13, 2008

STICKY WICKET FOR THE SQUEEZERS

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Julian Wilson about to put one over the boundary.

The year is flying by, so I better give you a little update on what has been going on in my life.

I surfed in the Margaret River WQS event and only made through it the trials and lost in the first round of the main event which I was very disappointed about but I guess I will have to wait until next year to have another crack.

Every year while the Margaret River event is on, we play a game of cricket. I put together a team made up of surfers on tour and my local shaper Chris “Chapstar” Chapman puts together the local indoor cricket team.

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Local boys “Squeezers” pose for a group shot with the “Blow Ins”

For the first four years we played indoor cricket but for the last two years we have played a 20/20 outdoor game. It’s the best fun, check out the shots above and this little video clip below.

Another “Blow Ins” victory becomes official.

After the Margaret River event I was off to South Africa to the Quiksilver Pro, Durban. I was there to commentate for the live web cast along with Martin Potter. Great event with some great waves and with the local boy Davey Weare winning the event there were some drinks had at the end of the week.

Now I’m back in Bali and for the last few weeks it’s been pretty much
pumping since I have been back. I have been surfing all over the place but mostly my local spot Canggu.

The new Yamaha.

The new Yamaha.

What I’m pretty happy about at the moment is my new scooter I got last
Friday. Only for the back roads around Canggu because I don’t want to end up
road kill!!!

This is my new one (9'0 x 28 x 4). I can't wait to get on it.

This is my new one (9’0 x 28 x 4). I can’t wait to get on it.

Well, I also have a new brand of paddle-boards that I’m making up here in Bali. So if anyone out there in web land wants to order one up, just send me a message to this blog with your email address and I will email you back.

Stay turned for more news coming soon.

Snake

March 25, 2008

WEDDINGS, BUCKS’, EASTER

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OK, a lot has happened in the last few weeks!

Jim Beam SurfTag team
I’ll go back to last week while I was in Sydney for the Jim Beam SurfTag team event. Well, one of our good friends Pete Crump had a heart transplant maybe only about a month ago, anyway Crump had a big dinner to thank everyone for the support and so on, and as you can tell from the picture above, everyone was having a pretty banging time.

Mick and Karrisa’s wedding

Mick and Karrisa’s wedding

Mick and Karrisa’s wedding
After Sydney it was back up to the Gold Coast for Mick and Karrisa’s wedding. I won’t go into too much, but I had the best time. Some might say “All Time”. Here are the pics (above).

Surfing in Bali

I’m back in Bali now and the waves have been super fun, even though I have been hung over for two days from Lee Wilson’s buck’s night … Crazy place for a buck’s night I can tell you!!! Anyway this picture was from Keramas two days ago.

Beach House

I live in Canggu in Bali and there is this restaurant called Echo Beach and I eat there more then I should but it’s just a really fun place to go; the beer is always cold and the food is great and it’s right on the surf. Have a read of one of the black boards. It’s all about having a good time there.

s you know, Easter has just happened and I can tell you that when Bells started the other day it was the first time in over a year I really missed the tour! I mean I have been having a great time retired and all but when I watch the first round at 6 to 8 foot onshore Bells I really missed it!! (shot was taken first thing in the morning before it started to wall up). I used to love those conditions to compete in and normally did OK too, so what can I say, I wish I was there!!!

Easter Bunnie
On the other hand I got to spend it with the family at a place called Ku De Ta, it was unreal for the kids and the Easter Bunnies were pretty good as well!! Haha.

Until next time,

Take it easy!!!

Snake

March 11, 2008

BOARD-RIDERS’ CLUBS & GOLF CLUBS

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After arriving on the Gold Coast early for the ASP Banquet it was pretty full on for the whole two weeks.

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Contest at Snapper

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My role now with Quiksilver is to help out the contest director Rod Brooks in making the call every morning on whether the contest should run or not. So, it’s a long day normally; up super-early, in the dark most mornings, to assess the conditions and decide whether to run the men’s event or the women’s event, or to move the contest somewhere, or to have a lay day … It might not seem too hard but there’s a lot of pressure on you to make the right call at the right time. I also help out with the web commentary at the event which I really enjoy doing.

The Quiksilver Pro this year was sponsored by Corona and this picture pretty much tells the tales of the night to come after Mick finished 2nd to Kelly.

The Quiksilver Pro this year was sponsored by Corona and this picture pretty much tells the tales of the night to come after Mick finished 2nd to Kelly.

After Quik Pro, Taj and I took off to Sydney to surf in the Jim Beam Surftag event at North Narrabeen, to surf for our local club in WA, Yallingup Board-riders.

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After Quik Pro, Taj and I took off to Sydney to surf in the Jim Beam Surftag event at North Narrabeen, to surf for our local club in WA, Yallingup Board-riders.

It was such a great event day and our team made the final but had a complete shocker and finished 4th. Hog and the North Narrabeen boys took it out. We’re frothing on next year.

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It was such a great event day and our team made the final but had a complete shocker and finished 4th. Hog and the North Narrabeen boys took it out. We’re frothing on next year.

I also got to have a game of golf with my old mate Tommy Whitz.

I also got to have a game of golf with my old mate Tommy Whitz.

We both played really bad but have a look at what the 19th looked like. All time.

We both played really bad but have a look at what the 19th looked like. All time.

It’s Mick Fanning’s wedding this weekend so I will fly back to Qld and then on Monday morning it’s back to Bali!!!

Jake

January 28, 2008

Paintball & Pirates

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It’s been pretty crazy up in Bali the last couple weeks, last week was a big religious holiday up here with the kids having three days off school in the middle of the week but the place goes pretty mad and there are parties in the street and all kind of strange stuff goes on.

All the locals have three days of ceremonies and make these things made out of bamboo and stick them out side there houses which turn all the streets into really cool run ways.
All the locals have three days of ceremonies and make these things made out of bamboo and stick them out side there houses which turn all the streets into really cool run ways.

Also I had both my kids Max and Lucca having Birthdays. Always fun having the kids’ parties …

Also I had both my kids Max and Lucca having Birthdays. Always fun having the kids’ parties …

Also I had both my kids Max and Lucca having Birthdays. Always fun having the kids’ parties …

Also I had both my kids Max and Lucca having Birthdays. Always fun having the kids’ parties …

Max and his friend went paint balling and me being a big kid that I am had to go along and get amongst the action but all the little buggers ganged up on me and I was the only one that came out with welts. I did get one good shot on Max right between the eyes!!!

Lucca had a big party at our Villa with all her friends …

Lucca had a big party at our Villa with all her friends …

We hired these kids’ party people that make it so easy, with them taking care of all the activities like face painting, tee shirt paint, games with a pirate, a pi–ata, so she had a great day.

Lucca had a big party at our Villa with all her friends …

We hired these kids’ party people that make it so easy, with them taking care of all the activities like face painting, tee shirt paint, games with a pirate, a pi–ata, so she had a great day.

We also did a bit of the Terry Tourist thing and went and visited this really cool temple that you can get to on low tide and as you can see from the picture we didn’t time it too well.
We also did a bit of the Terry Tourist thing and went and visited this really cool temple that you can get to on low tide and as you can see from the picture we didn’t time it too well.

The rain has stopped up here for the last week or so and the waves have been really fun, I have had some really fun sessions at Canggu and a couple sick of Stand up sessions as well.

Since I had a WA sunset in my last blog from my place there I thought I would give you a look at the sunset from my place up here in Bali.
Since I had a WA sunset in my last blog from my place there I thought I would give you a look at the sunset from my place up here in Bali.

Looking forward to going to the Quik Pro on the Goldie to see how the first leg of the tour kicks off. Pretty exciting with the new kids and Mick defending his title. Can’t wait.

Snake.

January 15, 2008

POOLSIDE, WESTSIDE

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Also what happens in January is the good people at Estuary Marine in Mandurah upgrade Taj’ and my’ ski. Boom, this is our brand new ‘08 Model Yamaha Waverunner, Gee we are lucky kids …

Also what happens in January is the good people at Estuary Marine in Mandurah upgrade Taj’ and my’ ski. Boom, this is our brand new ’08 Model Yamaha Waverunner, Gee we are lucky kids …

I have arrived back in Bali and have been here for two days and really getting to know why they call it the rainy season this time of year. Some might say it’s been raining cats and dogs or even tarantulas but I would just say it’s been pissing down. Not much fun at all.

There haven’t been any real waves to talk of and the water is brown from all the water running out the river mouths. Let me take you back to the last week or so I was in WA …

The JP 5000 leader board.

The JP 5000 leader board.

Well I guess it all started with the JP 5000. Check out the leader board (above) and what Clouse had to eat with most nights (below).

… Hahaha.

… Hahaha.

I had a big party at my place for New Year’s and this picture is just when the sun was going down but you get the drift of what it was going to turn into!!! About 50 more people and a shitload more drinking!!!

Still semi-civilized, before festivities kicked on and the wheels fell off.

Still semi-civilized, before festivities kicked on and the wheels fell off.

Anyway, after the New Year we had a great little summer run, lots of sitting around in the pool drinking beers and having BBQs, it was the best!

 Westside.

Poolside: Westside.

Best of all, most afternoons we were blessed with a sunset like this one below.

Shit I love WA…

Shit I love WA…

Boom,

Snake.

January 2, 2008

EAGLES & DHU FISH

Filed under: Jake Paterson — wpssuperblog @ 3:02 pm

Well what a crazy season it turned out to be in Hawaii this year!!!!

Stoked for the Ozzie boys; Mick for winning the title, Bede for
winning Pipe and the Triple Crown, and Taj for finishing 2nd in the
title race.

The sun set on a great ‘07 season for the Ozzie boys.

The sun set on a great ’07 season for the Ozzie boys.

It all just makes it way more exciting next year when you throw Dane
and Jordy in the mix.

I have been back in WA for about a week now and I have been having a
blast. I had my first ever eagle in golf the day I got back and have
been fishing up a storm with some great results as you can see.

WA Dhu fish is what we all fish for around these parts and I have caught 6 since I’ve been home so I’m one happy fish-o!!!

WA Dhu fish is what we all fish for around these parts and I have caught 6 since I’ve been home so I’m one happy fish-o!!!

No real waves to talk about since I have been home, not that I surf
much this time of year anyway, it’s all about good times with BBQs
every afternoon.

I have good friends in Luke Hitchings and Jarrad Howse coming over for
New Years and the first JP 5000 Golf tournament that I have organized.
It’s just a bit of fun between the 3 of us but a lot of pride at stake.

I’m not heading back to Bali until the 11th of January so I’m trying
to make the most of being back in WA so stay turned for my next report
on all the good times …

Boom,

Snake

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