Archive for the ‘SURF’ Category

September 16th, 2009 | By | 2,825 Comments

Dancing on the Surfer Poll

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Next pro / Dancing with the Stars contestant? Ry Craike.

Ah, the Surfer Poll…as always, so predictable, yet so predictably awesome. I won’t bore you with the details, so here are some abbreviated highlights from last night’s Surfer Poll Awards in Anaheim, Ca: Multiple mentions of Alana Blanchard’s ass-ets. Dane Reynold’s acceptance speech consisted of thanking his girlfriend for giving him vitamin C and Quiksilver for the stickers. Kelly Slater won. Cory Lopez got tube ride of the year for his never-ending African mystery left in 5’5″ x 19 1/4″ Redux. And apparently, if you’re from West Oz, you’re flipping awesome. No surprises, but tons of radness. To quote Ry Craike mid-DC Shoes bus dance-off, “this is the best night of my life!”

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September 10th, 2009 | By | 327 Comments

Life Lessons with Ian Walsh and a Weatherman

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Did you know the O’Neill and Lost team rider Ian Walsh grew up in Maui “watching the massive surf breaks.” Whoa geez golly. You would know this, along with some swell safety tips for when you find yourself swimming in a hurricane and riveting revelations on why hurricanes are named after men, if you woke up with Al Roker the other day. Watch Ian Walsh really get down to the nitty gritty on swimming straight into shore when you’re in a rip current, how to handle a 6′ + board under hot stage lights, and his thoughts on how to name hurricanes. My only question left unanswered is, “when do we get to see Ian Walsh ‘Hang Ten’”? I must have missed that part when I left to go buy some Honey Bunches of Oat. Shoots.
It could be the reggae-lounge music in the background, but something about this clip just makes me smile. Then get that “I smell burnt toast” face. Then smile.

September 8th, 2009 | By | 879 Comments

Billabong’s “Still Filthy” World Premiere,Thursday Night!

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Don’t miss out on the world premiere of Billabong’s new surf film, Still Filthy. This Thursday night at the Hard Rock. See y’all there!

September 4th, 2009 | By | 734 Comments

Hurricane Bill Footage with Ian Walsh, Gmac, Benji Weatherly

Hurricane Bill from Spit Studio / Bo Bridges Photography.

Killer footage/stills from Hurricane Bill…check it out.