Posts Tagged ‘Surfing Magazine’

December 7th, 2011 | By | 4,643 Comments

Surfer Poll Awards 2011 -Biggest Party on The North Shore

Last night’s Surfer Poll Awards celebrated the year’s standout performances in the world of surf. Instead of rating surfers for their contest results, Surfer Magazine tallies the votes from fellow surfers and fans voting online. Criterion usually encompasses style and personality in and out of the water…and the awards show had plenty of both.

With the buzz from the richter scale swell due to detonate on the opening day of tomorrow’s Pipemasters, nervousness and gitters added to the pressures of speaking to the crowd of over 1,000 legendary attendees. Security was tight, but any north shore security guard gets distracted by hot chicks just long enough to slip past. Peligroso tequila loosened up the nominees, and the speeches ranged from shy, to high, and hilarious.

Emcees Sal Masacala, and Freddy Pattachia didn’t hold back any punches as they used the industry’s inside jokes against everyone on stage. Carissa Moore dedicated her award to WCT mens surfer Dusty Payne, and the gal pal jokes kept coming. But he wasnt the only super fan of the womens tour, many speakers mentioned their displeasure of not having a Womens Triple Crown of Surfing on the in Hawaii this year.

The big suspense of the evening was whether Dane Reynolds or Kelly Slater would take the No.1 prize, but Dane settled for second yet again. All awaited his quirky, awkward comedy relief and he didn’t disappoint, ” I surfed pipeline today…that was a humbling experience. I saw the Pipemasters heat draw today…that was also quite humbling. Jamie (O’Brian -Pipemaster) have mercy on my soul, please. Thanks to everyone who voted for me because lets face it, I’ve made it pretty hard to be a fan of me this year.” Dane also took the award “Best Digital Short” for his aptly named flick “Lost Interest” shot during his no-show period on tour this year.

Kelly accepted his 17th poll-topping award, thanking the Miller family, cracked what we think is a joke, then gave his expert analysis the conditions for the 2011 Pipemasters, “I saw Jamie O’Brian at pipe today and he said if WaveJet paid him 20K, he’d surf their motorized surfboard during the conteest. But, there’s about 100 ft of sand on the reef that shouldn’t be there. Hopefully it get washed away before the swell, because right now the wave doesnt know where to go.”

After the show, everyone headed over to the new Surfer Magazine bar at the Turtle Bay Resort where the girls again stole the spotlight…this time on the dancefloor.

Here’s the final results from the 2011 Surfer Poll Awards

Top 10 Male Surfers

1. Kelly Slater
2. Dane Reynolds
3. Owen Wright
4. Julian Wilson
5. Taj Burrow
6. Mick Fanning
7. Joel Parkinson
8. Jordy Smith
9. Andy Irons
10. Bruce Irons

Top Five Female Surfers

1. Carissa Moore
2. Coco Ho
3. Stephanie Gilmore
4. Alana Blanchard
5. Sally Fitzgibbons

Movie of the Year

Year Zero

Best Barrel

Alex Gray -Teahupoo Uncut

Best Cinematography

Come Hell or High Water

Best Digital Short

Lost Interest

Best Documentary

Splinters

Best Performance

Josh Kerr -Kerrazy Kronicles

A.I. Breakthrough Performer Award

John John Florence

Heavy Water Award

Nathan Fletcher -Teahupoo Uncut, Get-N-Classic

Worst Wipeout

Rodrigo Koxa -Teahupoo Uncut

Watch the 2011 Billabong Pipemasters live Dec 7 here

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November 17th, 2011 | By | 1,672 Comments

Surfing Magazine’s Ocean Beach SF -Go There!

All year the surf cynics naysayed this season’s big city surf venues on the World Tour, but the conditions at SF and NY bested favorite stops like Trestles and Bells.

The boys elated escaping remote destinations with no diversions for laydays or early exits . Exploring the city with celebrity status was a new experience for most, and twitter post leaked that pro surfers still rage the night before competition to the likes of Archy or Occy.

Enjoy this Surfing Magazine spread that shows OB in all its glory. Reader beware: Ocean Beach is waaaaay heavier than it looks.
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Rip Curl Pro Search: The City

We hoped you enjoyed Surfing’s OB experience, unfortunately The Rip Curl Pro Search is taking a 1 year hiatus to make room for Volcom Pro Fiji.

If this just convinced you to take a surf trip to Ocean Beach San Fransisco, here’s SWELL’s top 6 places to go thaw out your feet.
1. Mollusk Surf Shop -Trip out on iconoclastic surf expression
2. Java Beach Coffee Shop -Get over it and order a Latte
3. Zeitgeist Beer Garden -Very Liberal With Their Pours…and just about anything
4. Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant -Eat, Drink, Mind-Surf
5. Sutro Heights Park -Perched over Kelly’s Cove
6. Club 540 -Order a shot of Chartreuse and your toes will tingle

October 17th, 2011 | By | 1,696 Comments

Behind the Scenes: Holiday 2011 Photoshoot The SWELL Holiday 2011 Catalog Is Here

It’s here! The 2011 SWELL Holiday catalog has arrived. Featuring some of our buyer’s favorite picks, this season’s catalog was shot in our home town of San Clemente, CA. Our favorite featured looks include a chunky MinkPink sweater paired with leather shorts, a nordic RVCA sweater, a BB Dakota fur vest and Billabong lace maxi skirt.

Click here to Shop the Catalog, then leave a comment and let us know what you think!

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September 10th, 2011 | By | 3,216 Comments

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