Thursday, April 21, 2011
Round Two Mens Results
Jordy Smith (ZAF) 17.43 def. Adam Robertson (AUS) 16.26
Owen Wright (AUS) 16.70 def. Gabriel Medina (BRA) 7.90
Bobby Martinez (USA) 16.16 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 15.93
Josh Kerr (AUS) 17.24 def. Ace Buchan (AUS) 16.04
Damien Hobgood (USA) 12.17 def. Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 11.44
Bede Durbridge (AUS) 12.10 def. Cory Lopez (USA) 11.84
Gabe Kling (USA) 11.67 def. Brett Simpson (USA) 5.00
Jadson Andre (BRA) 12.84 def. Dan Ross (AUS) 12.84 (Countback)
Chris Davidson (AUS) 16.10 def. Julian Wilson (AUS) 13.83
CJ Hobgood (USA) 8.17 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 8.10
Kieren Perrow (AUS) 15.10 def. Dusty Payne (HAW) 13.97
Tiago Pires (PRT) def. Taylor Knox (USA) 8.06
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Probably my most 'intimate' video ever made, some really high quality amazing barrel footage captured on my GoPro Surf Hero HD. Featuring multiple angles including some of the same waves being captured from land on my Panasonic HD camcorder. These clips were taken in different sessions over the 2010 Indo season, the bulk of it while surf guiding at G-Land Bobby's Surf Camp and a few at Padang Padang, Bali. I know it sounds long at just over 5mins but don't be put off, it certainly doesn't seem very long at all when you watch it. I put countless hours into editing and getting this clip rendered so I hope you enjoy :)
Soundtrack is Live - Lightning Strikes, and I've also added in the sound of the tube in some clips just for something different.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Here's a quick clip to get you motivated to charge harder.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
-surferabell, bringing you the updates you want to hear.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
First off, this may be the future of our sport, as we know it. Have you ever thought while you were out surfing and missed a wave because you couldn’t paddle fast enough to catch it? I know I have missed a few good one for this reason. Well, there may be a solution to our problems. There is a company out of San Diego California that has made a product or as they call it an ‘Aquamotive Technology’. This little jet is built in to the belly of your board and provides you with that extra push you want sometimes, or it will just help you paddling and can even give you a break from it. Yes, your thinking this is crazy and wouldn’t be good for surfing at all. There are a few moments that I see this technology coming in handy: Big wave surfing, strong offshore winds, heavy currents or winds. This board could get you back or keep you in that section of the sand bar when the rip current is killing your arms. It could get you into that huge wave you’ve been looking for with out getting crushed under the lip. I am sure this won’t take over every board in our quiver, but it would definitely be fun to try out and have for those days where your board or arms have just had enough. Check out this video and you’ll see how fun this could be for beginners all the way up to pros.
Have you ever broke a board and still stayed out in the water to have fun in the waves? Have you ever broken a leash and had to swim you way in or body surf? What about body surfing the shore break because you know you’ll break your board if you try to surf it? Well, why not get a set of body surfing fins and go have some fun in the surf. I have done this a few times and it’s always a blast. You find your self in spot’s you usually don’t get in on a surfboard, like riding the foam ball in the barrel or maybe just getting barreled. One of the major reasons for doing this is for a great work out and staying in shape. You may just take your fins to the beach and have a swim. Fins are also much cheaper than a surfboard! They will run you anywhere from 40-70 bucks and will last you a long time. This type of surfing helps you read the wave differently and also push you to look at a wave differently. It will help your paddling, swimming, cardio, and overall fitness along with helping your wave knowledge if you’re just starting out surfing. Heck this stuff looks fun, and even pro surfers do it from time to time.