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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Mick Fanning hands over his surfboard to a stoked grommet.

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Surfing News, WSL | 0 comments

  Three-time world champion Mick Fanning has given a young fan more than he bargained for, gifting him the surfboard he had just used in his second-last event before retiring. Footage of the exchange tweeted by World Surf League shows the stunned youngster standing in the shallows to greet the surfer as he wades out of the water at Snapper Rocks on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Hurriedly recapping a pen he likely intended for an autograph, the boy quickly changes tack. “Really?” the surprised fan said when Fanning handed him the board. Mick Fanning? Mick Fanning giving back after his last heat ever at Snapper Rocks #CheersMick Posted by World Surf League on Tuesday, 13 March 2018     Fanning announced he would be retiring from professional surfing in February via social media. The 36-year-old made it through to the fourth round at the Gold Coast Pro, defeating American Conner Coffin in the third round, but was later eliminated from the competition. He finished third behind defending champion Owen Wright and Brazilian Tomas Hermes.   Fanning has just one more event left in his competitive career at Bells Beach — the same beach where he won his first tour in 2001. Share this: Like...

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Size Does Matter – 60 Minutes interview with Ross Clarke-Jones and Mick Corbett

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in News, Surfing, Surfing News | 0 comments

  It may seem obvious, but when it comes to big wave surfing, size definitely matters. And at up to one hundred feet, or more than thirty metres, the largest and meanest waves in the world slam into a headland in Portugal called Nazaré. Such is this monster break it often breaks those brave – or crazy – boardriders who attempt to take it on. Just this week, Australian surfer Ross Clarke Jones almost died after being wiped off a Nazaré wave. But the precarious divide between disaster and glory is precisely the reason he and other Aussie big wave legends like Mick Corbett can’t stay away from the place. ? Share this: Like...

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Aussie big-wave surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones nearly drowns at Nazare, Portugal

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in News, Surfing, Surfing News | 0 comments

      Australian Big Wave Surfer and former World Tour Competitor Ross Clarke-Jones almost drowned  this morning at Portugal’s famous big wave spot, Nazare . Ross, known for his big wave surfing in huge waves across the globe, by his standards the 25ft waves out at Nazare were small in comparison to other bigger swells surfed. But after admitting he got a little complacent in the conditions, the 51-year-old very nearly paid with his life. Ross has been admitted to  hospital, rather bruised and concussed with a suspected broken leg.        NameEmail *     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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Mick Fanning and Mason Ho ….Brass Monkeys…..Comfortably Numb….

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Spinksy's Blog, Surfing, Surfing News | 0 comments

    Mick Fanning and Mason Ho find cold waves and clarity in the frozen north. After a rollercoaster 2015, Mick figured he had met his drama limit for the decade and opted out of full-time WSL competition in 2016. His goal, to Search with friends. With Mason in tow, here’s Mick’s foray into the icy wilderness.     Produced for Rip Curl International by Short Films Directed, Filmed and Edited by Andrew Buckley Additional Footage by Scott Dickerson and Taylor Paul Cameras supplied by Cinoptix Artist: ORB Tracks: Migration Migration 2 (Mikey Young)…… Artist: Seastock Tracks: DrivingIndieAnthem Source: Getty Images Artist: 990x Track: Gnome Artist: Anatole Track: Colours Artist: Romeo Moon Track: Walking Artist: Lanks Tracks: Golden Age   Share this: Like...

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Dan Thompson on Stu Kennedy’s Sci-Phi

Posted by on Mar 20, 2016 in New Products, Spinksy's Blog, Surfing, Surfing News, Tracks Mag, Videos, WSL | 0 comments

    Stuart Kennedy blitzed his way through the Quiksilver Pro riding a Slater Designs, SCI-PHI TOMO model. Daniel ‘Tomo’ Thompson is the design brain behind the spacey design with the double bat tail and the quadruple concave. In this clip Dan talks about the board’s defining features and explains why Stuey was able to make the jump to light speed on the SCI-PHI.   Source Via    Share this: Like...

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