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That's farking epic Will, mega congrats bruddah!

I have the Rip Curl GPS and I'm in love with it.

Sometimes if the memory is full it won't lock on, but to track waves I love. It does miss some and also erroneously adds some waves somehow, but minor in the overall picture. Love how it tracks distance paddled too.

Same for me Will, worst winter EVER, but we did get to surf a spot in the DR that's never been surfed and of course got naming rights - Sandon's Reef ;-)

The Rockaway Beach Surfers Association and The Rockaway Beach Surf Club present
1st Annual New York City Longboard Challenge
Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Wave date the 26th

Proudly sponsored by Reef, Breakwater Surf Co., Gotham Surf Club, St. James, Boarders Surf Shop,The Rockaway Beach Surf Club, Uma's Rockaway Beach, Captain Fin, Stance and Electric. The Challenge is the first of its kind for Rockaway Beach. There will be Men's, Women's and Menehune's division for boys and girls with prizes, gift bags and trophies from our sponsors.

Entry fee is $25.00 per contestant and $2 process fee.
Cuttoff for contestant entry will be October 23rd.

The After Party will be at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club, 302 Beach 87th St, Rockaway, NY 11693

Limited slots!

Sign up here:

was so insanely good, got to chat with Simon for over an hour, and boy did I pick his brain!  ;D

     was looking for some other files and came across this, blissful times when drama & bullshit infighting didn't exist...

The Annual Sand Flea Surf Club Halloween Festival at the Not So Secret Spot in New York proved to be hilarious in the tradition of all Fleafests.

Whenever a Fleafest is organized you can count on no waves, however, on Halloween eve, the ghouls of the ocean sent some tiny waves to us so as not to be totally humiliated by paddling out onto a lake. Although they were only in the ankle to knee high range, it was good enough to get the laughs we all wanted.

Dr.Mario_LongBoardie gets props for most effort, rumor has it that it took the better part of three hours to hand paint the skeleton onto a wetsuit, with what was apparently leftover paint from some basement paint job that Jake was somehow involved in.

Dr. Will and little Will Grom were in full-on traditional Mexican street vendor gear, wigs and all, while Kurt and Kristi teamed up with some crazy masks. Thomas tried to spook the locals as an Alien, but we've seen crazier and more authentic creatures around these parts.

As the crowd of surfers in costume started to clog the lineup, I knew it was my time to sneak into the Fleastival in my Mr. Incredible outfit. The shocked expressions of couples cruising the boardwalk as I rode past on a bike with costume & board was nothing like the jeers from the water and sand. I timed my entry, caught a half dozen waves and flew outta there before they knew who it was.

The waves were getting better as I left and more Not So Secret Spot celebrities turned up. The 6ft hero was long gone, the crowd thinned a little but the laughs were non stop as the absurd images of crazy looking people in their costume cruise by on wave after wave. It was a happy Halloween! Thanks to the Sand Flea Surf Club for another genuine absurdist event.


Stories of Stoke: The Aloha Room / Re: Grom contest stoke
« on: August 08, 2013, 04:39:12 PM »
wahoo! that's friggin awesome bro! Sandon can't wait to surf with him again, need to get tix to hawaii now  ;)

was interviewed for that article 10 days ago, guess I wasn't sensitive emo-nough to be included


 Let's Hear it from the Ladies Pt. II   Thursday, 18 July 2013       Photos: Swilly
Interview: Mimi LaMontagne

Bec Woods has spent the last eight years of her life as one of the elite female surfers in the world. Sheís seen the tour progress, digress, and everything in between, and in light of recent French shenanigans, she has something to say about it.
I think when you look at a decision like this, everyone involved has to take partial blame. The sponsors, the organisation and the surfers combined. The annoying thing is the Womenís Tour, in the last five years, has lost so many events in good waves. We were restricted to anything that was thrown at us. External factors such as GFC and the recession has seen the decline of quality waves and a loss of power throughout the athletes in surfing.
The event is now postponed. For me, personally, Iíve had to pay for a return flight from LAX which is $2,300 USD, ten nights accommodation for $750 USD plus food and a few days car hire. Totaling around $4000 USD. Roxy is only legally entitled to pay for expenses for the next event (in September).
Hereís the catch, Roxy knows we have a final event in October and theyíre coming out for it anyways. They only have to pay for the expenses of the event in September, so if we already have a flight to Portugal then they just pay the Portugal to France portion. What that means is that for a Ďprofessional sportí, Iím about to pay $1500 AUD out of my own pocket, which I would have much rather spent going to the snow for a week then going to Biarritz (Iíve been there eight times) to have a cake and ass party at an event that was bound to be flat, as itís the middle of summer in Europe!!? What pisses me off most is that, essentially, itís Roxy and Quiksilverís Fuck up that I have to pay for. And yes, I sit on the beach and lifeguard for a living.

The men deserve the world-class waves they get. I also believe the women should get some stops that are challenging and barreling. When I first came on, we had that and I had to learn so fast! I got my behind kicked by the females with experience ten times over. However, those events I remember so clearly as life changing and beautiful experiences. 1-2 foot onshore brown trout I have done to death and canít remember anything about any of those events. Maybe a good night out and some cool people I metÖ I watched one heat of menís in Brasil this year and it was so boring. Apart from the claims, maybeÖ Who wants to watch that brown trout? Apparently, this is changing in 2014. I look forward to it.
If I could change the tour, I would have a few of the Womenís events as stand alone in great, challenging waves. To lose Honolua Bay, Fiji, Teahupoo, J-Bay, The Search in my years on tour has been really difficult to adapt to. Motivation is hard to find because you dream of surfing the best waves with the best surfers and being challenged. To sit in a heat to qualify last year in Huntington Beach as the deciding heat at dead high tide with a restart really made me question my decision to continue to try. I also think each female has something individual to offer, something inspirational, but you never get to see it.
Then, when it comes to the Roxy video, I think that for an event video to do a team rider introduction was a bit weird. Like, are you going for a team rider intro or an event? If it is a surfing event, then surfers just wake up and drive to the beach? It was shot well and it was hot, I liked it, but just add a surf clip in at the end and people might not get so angry. I donít think it represented what we do as a sport well at all. If an athlete wants to be represented like that, then itís up to them. Not sure if thatís the type of publicity I would want for my company, which is in a brown trout-load of debt. Ok, so you want to market to an older audience, maybe do it not at an event thatís marketed to 12-18 year olds. I donít know, just figure out your market.
I donít think Roxy thought it would have the reaction it received, maybe a bit of it all [objectification, overreaction, just plain publicity]. They had a plan to release the series of clips and waited too long to release the second one of Steph ripping. The first one, I was like, is that Steph or Rosy? It was the Roxy Pro intro with no surfing. We didnít do any surfing, it fits well.

When you look at what they were advertising, itís all over the place. An event? An intro of a team rider? A draw card ad for waking up in the morning and going for a paddle as a female surfer? I think attention needs to be drawn to the Womenís Tour because no one knows how to market itÖ Especially not the ex-pro-surfer males who are placed in Marketing positions of big corporations and believe most of the women shouldnít be getting any more money than they should. The problems have so many layers I canít even begin. Get people in there who understand basic marketing principles and develop it again, from the ground up, instead of the blind leading the blind.
To the Public: Thanks for the support, be the change you want to be in the world, squeaky wheel gets the oil, for all the brown trout I just said the last 11 years of my life have been the most amazing, challenging and life altering years of my life. The first 18 years could never have taught me what Iíve learnt. I feel passionately for my sport and lifestyle and really want to see it go to the places it deserves.

So stoked for Steve to have the honor to ring the bell for the Greybeards, this happens on Monday 7/22

Super congrats Steve, you're the best and congrats on handing out over $1.3m to the residents of the Rockaways!

was sitting next to two people at lunch eaves dropping on their convo, hot looking black chick says to pasty white gay guy, "Riis Park won't be open this summer, where am I going to sunbath nude" I nearly choked! I need to get up that way more often  :o