J-Bay Open Mens Championship Tour #6

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in ASP WCT, Competition, Surfing | 0 comments

Stakes Get Higher at J-Bay Before the Top 34 head to South Africa for the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) J-Bay Open, we take a look at who has the highest stakes at Supertubes. Most to Gain: Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Ranked #33 Consistently sitting toward the bottom of the rankings, this gregarious, hard-charging Aussie needs a win to fuel his competitive fire and stay on tour. After squeaking by last year at No. 22, the goofy-footer returned to the WCT in 2014 with a new coach and commitment to contest surfing. The Tour benefits from having a colorful contestant like Wilko, but his performance in water needs to match his dynamism on land. Kelly Slater (USA), Ranked #3 The 11-time world champion missed out on his 12th title last year, and should be hungrier than ever. But some surprising oustershave kept him from winning a single contest so far in 2014, a rarity for an exacting athlete who conquers every wave with precision. Still, Slater’s consistent third- and fifth-place finishes have him ranked number three. Reigning at J-Bay would tip the scales to put the Champ back on top. Michel Bourez (PYF), Ranked #2 The second-most successful man on the 2014 WCT is sandwiched between current points leader Gabriel Medina (BRA) and perennial winner Kelly Slater (USA). Known for his powerful carve, Bourez’s ferocious forehand attack suits the steep walls of Supertubes. Right now, the former underdog is so close to number one, he can taste it. Brett Simpson (USA), Ranked #34  Simpo has everything to gain from a good performance at J-Bay. When he joined the WCT in 2010 he was a promising addition boasting polished style, and armed with the arsenal of maneuvers required for success on the big stage. ButSimpson has struggled on tour; despite his powerful surfing he’s been prone to mistakes. At the Fiji Pro in May, he was ousted in Round 2 by close friend and heat rival Nat Young; he hasn’t yet placed in an ASP WCT event this year. A spot on the podium in South Africa would not only renew his promise as a rising talent, but also his confidence as a competitor. Most to Lose: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Ranked #5 After years of being the tour’s “perennial bridesmaid,” Parko got a taste of victory with a Title win in 2012. This year, he has yet to win a contest but his high-scoring heats have put him in a precarious fifth place. A WCT veteran in his early thirties, slipping lower in the rankings could suggest that the new guard is edging him out. Despite his formidable mix of power and grace in the water, the two-time J-Bay winner has fought hard for his points. A loss at Supertubes would hamper his title campaign and potentially diminish his authority among the Top 34. Jordy Smith (ZAF), Ranked #11 Smith, a Durban local with bothpower-carves and new-school skillsto spare, has won twice at J-Bay and will again be performing on home turf....

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Introducing: Red Bull Cape Fear

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Competition, Industry News, Surfing | 0 comments

Otherwise known as the scariest event in the history of surfing – get all the details here. Well-behaved waves rarely make history. Maybe that’s a spin off of a cheeky Marilyn Monroe quote, but still, there’s a reason you see more photos of Jaws than you do of Rio. Misbehaving waves are what make surfing fun. They’re what make surfing interesting. And no wave is more mischievous – and deadly – than Sydney’s Cape Fear. The wave, sometimes referred to as Ours, shouldn’t even be considered a surf spot. The very fact that people surf there is a testament to the innovative insanity embodied by big-wave surfing. Take it from Cape Fear aficionado, and contest organiser, Mark Matthews. “There’s no wave in the world from six to 10 feet that is heavier than it. Deep water swells pitch on a super shallow ledge that’s covered with razorblade barnacles and then it breaks only 10-15 metres from the cliff face. So if you fall off and don’t hit the bottom, chances are you’re going to get washed in to that cliff face. There are plenty of dangers and few people willing to navigate them.” Luckily, we’ve found those few willing navigators. Competitors include Alex Gray, Bruce Irons, Dave Rastovich, Dean Morrison, Ian Walsh, Jamie O’Brien, Jesse Polock, Koby Abberton, Laurie Towner, Makua Rothman, Mark Mathews, Richie Vaculik, Ryan Hipwood and Shane Dorian. Stacked, we know. On top of that, Red Bull Cape Fear will be running with a never-before-seen format. It’ll look a little something like this: • Six one-on-one battles • Each battle will consist of the two best-matched surfers • Like a boxing card, the first five battles are on the under card for the main event. Consider it six consecutive finals if you will. • Each battle will consist of approximately 20-minutes of paddling in and 20-minutes of towing in • Surfers will be judged by wave size and difficulty • There will be four surfers in the water at all times – two contesting the paddle-in element and two contesting the tow-in element • Each battle will crown a winner  Red Bull Cape Fear is a waiting period event and it’ll run whenever the surf warrants it. Go to redbullcapefear.com for more info or to sign up for email updates. Stay tuned. SOURCE :- Red Bull  By Brian Roddy Share this: Like...

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Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Competition, Win | 0 comments

Tandem Surf and Sport and Kong Surf Wax are giving you the chance to win 25 blocks of The Best Glue For Your Stick…   It’s easy to enter, just like Kong Surf Wax Facebook Page and in 25 words or less explain why you deserve to win. This competition is open to all age groups. Competition starts 25th March 2014 and last entries can be placed by midnight 5th April.. One entry per person. The winner will be announced on Friday 11th April 2014.   ENTER HERE Name(required) Email(required) Phone In 25 words or less, 'Why do you deserve to win ?'(required) Submit     Share this: Like...

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Kelly Slater Enters The Volcom Pipe Pro 2014

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Competition, Spinksy's Blog, Surfing | 0 comments

The Volcom Pipe Pro 2014 will be surfed between January 26th and February 7th, at the Banzai Pipeline. There are 112 surfers ready to compete in the ASP 5-Star World Qualifying Series (WQS) event, which marks the grand debut of the new professional surfing season. There’s too much at stake, on the North Shore of Oahu. Valuable ratings points for a long 2014 campaign, and $130,000 USD in prize money. Glory takes its credit too. The Volcom Pipe Pro is also an extra special event for the local Hawaiian competitors, being that it is a chance for non-World Tour surfers to gain entry into the prestigious Pipe Masters. The top eight Hawaiian competitors in the Volcom Pipe Pro will be rewarded with local seeds into the 2014 event, which is part of the Triple Crown series and wraps up the tour for the year. This has been one of the most exciting winters that the north shore has seen in a while, and looking at Surfline.com – the official forecaster of the 2014 Volcom Pipe Pro, we can see that there is still plenty of surf on the way. Be sure to stay tuned to the Official 2014 Volcom Pipe Pro website website to watch the live HD webcast of the event as well as get up to the minute results, warrior info, daily recaps, videos, photos and much more! iPhone and iPad users can also download the VolcoMobile iPhone App to watch the live webcast and stay up-to-date on the contest wherever you are. Volcom Pipe Pro 2014 Heat Draw     Share this: Like...

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WIN A Years Supply Of Kong Surf Wax

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Competition, Spinksy's Blog, Win | 0 comments

  ENTER HERE……’WIN A YEARS SUPPLY OF KONG SURF WAX’  TESTIMONIAL –  ” I’ve worked extensively with Tandem Surf & Sport and Waxy Wax on developing formulas for a full range of temperatures and conditions – including an all important base coat recipe. I’m fanatical about my wax coats, which is why I can guarantee that Kong Wax is by far the most grippy, easiest to apply and most durable wax I’ve ever used. I wouldn’t put my name on it if it were anything less than very best wax available…” Gary Kong Elkerton     Share this: Like...

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