Sunshine Coast Duo Julian Wilson and Keely Andrew shine at the Quiky/Roxy Pro

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Spinksy's Blog, Surfing News, WSL | 0 comments

  Finals day down at the Quiky/Roxy Pro and the call was made to surf the famous barrelling point break Kirra. The massive crowd lined  every vantage point and witnessed pumping waves in the 6-8ft size courtesy of Ex-Tropical Cyclone, light up the event with the worlds best men and women taking professional surfing to the next level. Again the big seeds fell to the rookies on tour with  last years winner Owen Wright eliminated in the quarter finals by a refreshed Ace Buchan and the bookies favourite Filipe Toledo taken down by fellow countryman Tomas Hermes. Californian rookie Griffin Colapinto scored the only perfect 10 point ride taking down ‘The Spartan’ Michel Bourez with eventual winner, Sunshine Coast’s Julian Wilson moving into the semi finals over Brazil’s Michael Rodrigues. Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Perfect 10! ?? Griffin Colapinto #QuikPro Posted by World Surf League on Wednesday, 14 March 2018 The Semi finals saw the end of the rookies dominating performance with tour veterans Julian Wilson up against Ace Buchan. Julian’s first wave, a meaty looking barrel scored a 9.93 with Ace’s backhand tube riding on form, clocking up an 6.50, with Julian answering back with a 7.50 and putting Ace in combo land. Super cool Ace, tube pigged and amazing ride at 8.60 but wasn’t enough to get the winners cheque. Julian Wilson 9.93 That’s one way to start a Final ? Quiksilver Posted by World Surf League on Wednesday, 14 March 2018 The Women’s semi finals was highly anticipated with the call to surf the famous Kirra point.  Another Sunshine Coaster was still in the draw up against Sally Fitzgibbons which finished in a small scoring heat win for Keely. An inform Malia Manuel coming back from injury  couldn’t find her rhythm that led her to the semi’s losing to Californian Lakey Peterson. With the Women’s final set, Lakey Peterson jumped out of the blocks and took the lead from the start and with two high scoring waves, left Keely in combination needing 15.67 to take over the lead.  Lakey having taken out the final , leads the rankings heading into Bells.  Lakey Peterson | Roxy Pro Gold Coast Winner Congratulations Lakey Peterson, winner of the 2018 Roxy Pro Gold Coast! ? ?”I want” by RUBY FIELDS Posted by World Surf League on Wednesday, 14 March 2018   Julian for the first time will wear the yellow jersey  and Keely at No. 2 on the women’s tour ,putting the world on notice that the Sunshine Coast surfer’s are one to be reckoned with.       By Anthony ‘Spinksy’s Spinks. Share this: Like...

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1 dead and 1 injured in separate North Shore surfing incidents

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Breaking News, Dusty Payne, Hawaii, News, Spinksy's Blog, Surfing, Surfing News | 0 comments

        One man died and another was injured today in separate surfing incidents on the North Shore. At about 9:50 a.m., lifeguards, surfers, and photographers rescued a 26-year-old man who was injured while surfing at the surf spot Backdoor and brought him to shore, said Honolulu Emergency Services Department spokeswoman Shayne Enright. Multiple surf publications identified the man as professional surfer Dusty Payne of Maui. Payne was initially unconscious but regained consciousness under the care of lifeguards. He sustained multiple injuries. Emergency Medical Services personnel took over care and transported him to a hospital in serious condition. At about 11:45 a.m., surfers brought an unresponsive surfer to shore from the surf spot Rocky Point. Lifeguards performed CPR on the surfer until EMS personnel took over. EMS pronounced the man, who appeared to be in his 50s, dead at the scene.   News Story  via     Share this: Like...

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Los Gringos – Surf, Soul, Tacos and Lowriders.

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Industry News, Music, New Products, News, Spinksy's Blog | 0 comments

      LOS GRINGOS – The True Story It all started with the opening of Mexican Micks in Byron Bay in 1970 when we decided this was a good lurk to go surfing every day rather than picking bananas or working on the trawlers . The opening of El Gringo’s Mexican Restaurant Easter of 71 in Mooloolaba Queensland saw the beginning of Spanish Mexican ‘culture in the DNA of my modern cultural influences . Surf , music , hot rod’s and the role of 50’s n 60’s California, Texas and New Orleans was it. In New Orleans the Cuban met the French, the Native Indian, the Caribbean and fused with the black American musical genius to create new styles of incredible music doused in Blues Rumbas and Voodoo Vibes. In Texas cowboys fused blues, western swing, conjunto and Tex Mex Polkas into a spicy menu of Tacos Soul . Quentin Tarantino was made and surf music which was created by many of the great Mexican musicians in Hollywood soared again . PURCHASE – LOS GRINGOS T-SHIRTS AND CAPS  Hot Rods n Harley’s were turned into Lowriders and the Calimex of everyone from the Sandpipers to Ritchie Valens , Linda Ronstadt , Los Lobos and the Paladins led a whole new wave of music bursting out of movie sound tracks. After a trip to East LA and watching Ry Cooder with Paco Jiminez playing chicken skin music the dye was set and out of the then swamps of Mudjimba Queensland arose Leroy and the Lowriders dedicated to west coast car park watching and dual Valiant coupes parked out front . On the other side of the Ocean even further West than the great Hawaiian Islands where Monster Trucks cruised the beaches with Hawaiian music blaring out of boom boxes, Cesilio and Kapono were the kings of the Hawaiian Luau fusing the Pacific beat, there was a place of even more perfect waves bathed in similar layers of hot chilly spices and swaying rhythms’ . The Tarian Topeng or masked dance was now played in crisp clean barrels across thousands of coconut fringed islands. Om santi santi. Add to this a mix of Hippies, Surfers and Hotrodders previously hidden behind kampung walls they were now free to jam and surf and mix steel and art. Los Gringos was a part of the revolution of this new global culture. Playing in kampungs and warungs across the heartlands of Bali, Java, Singapore, Malaysia, India even Hong Kong……. Los Gringos brought the Rhythms of the Barrios to the peoples of the East. It was easy cause it was in their DNA too . PURCHASE – LOS GRINGOS T-SHIRTS AND CAPS  The Los Gringos collaboration still hasn’t stopped. We are still developing this music, food, hot rigs and surfing whilst the rest of the world sits there confused by false ideologies, the digital explosion,...

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Remembering Dane’s 2012 Quiky Pro France Final

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Spinksy's Blog, Surfing | 0 comments

The 2016 Quiksilver Pro France is just days away. And while a room full of mathematicians in a nondescript location is working tirelessly to determine the different scenarios that would result in John John clinching it early, Medina swooping the yellow jersey, or Kelly’s number 12 mic drop, it’s easy to fall into the trap of looking past this event. Indeed, the Pipe Masters always seems to take away the flash, bang, and pow from the European leg of the tour. Still, France has always been my favorite contest. It has a certain je ne sais quoi that makes it equal parts exhilarating and unpredictable. Maybe it’s the time change between Hossegor and California, the late night weariness come heat 3 or 4 in each round that makes it seem extra interesting. But watching replays at more reasonable hours in the day, I seem to come to the same conclusions. Maybe I’m a Francophile at heart. The thought of packing tubes in the morning and a warm baguette and a café du lait in the afternoon certainly sounds charming. Still, focusing on the waves and surfing alone, exciting things have occurred in France over the years. As evidence, I present to you perhaps the most interesting in recent memory: Dane Reynolds making the final as a wildcard (with thumping tubes to boot!). The forecast for the wait period looks promising so far. Here’s to hoping for a similar level of thrill to unfold come October 4th! Contributor Dylan Heyden The Inertia Associate Editor Share this: Like...

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