My time in Famara has come to an end, but I still have lots to look forward to, because apparently the next contest in Gran Canaries also has amazing waves! I enjoyed my time at this little seaside village and I can’t wait to come back next year…. Out
Been in Canaries for a couple days now. It’s like dessert-at-the-beach vibe. It’s ridiculously hot, but the waves are very good! It’s a pretty interesting place, I’ve really been enjoying my time here. Hopefully the waves keep flowing…..
Some Fisheye film shots from my last Europe trip. I am on my way back there tomorrow (Canaries)….. Long journey awaits. Can’t wait!
Playing with slow shutter speeds is very fun. All photo’s come out so much more interesting. I love it…..
Checked out Alcatraz, an old State Penitentiary. I would’ve hated to be stuck at this place, it’s cold, dingy and gross. It was an amazing experience though, stoked to check it out!
These are the shots from my first roll of film with my new Holga Lomography camera….. I like it!
Been in Santa Cruz, California for 2 days now. Been hanging with Brendon and Davey (travel partner for the trip). It’s a really weird place, with odd (to say the least) people, but the wave, Steamer Lane is really fun, which makes me very exited for the contest, the O’niell Coldwater Classic. Oh and it’s cold!!
After the contest we had a good run of waves for a day or two and then like all things in life, it just stopped. So most days we just cruised and enjoyed life in Bali – how could you not enjoy life in Bali!?
On our last day there we took a sail boat to Lembongan Island for the day with the Billabong Team…… Good times.
Everyone knew that if it was barreling, Dale Staples was the man to beat. And he most definitely didn’t disappoint. Dropping huge scores in every heat for the impossible tube – rides he came flying out of time after time. I would almost have to say he was the favourite going into the Final. Unfortunately only one really decent wave came through in the Final and Jack Freestone was on it. Dale is currently getting stitches for a broken champagne bottle almost cutting off his finger – what a pansy!! Haha. Well done Dale!! Stoked for you brother!!
Dale spent some quality time in the tube this morning – as he usually does……
I also managed to get barreled. And do a turn. And snap a good board (sad face).
Started off having an early surf at Kerammas today, which was cut a bit short when I was informed I had to surf my round 3 heat – I made it, stoked…. Beyrick surfed an amazing heat, but unfortunately couldn’t get a back-up wave. Chad, Dale and Brendon get to surf their round 3 heats at Kerammas, I’m pretty jealous hahaha…..
These photo’s were taken in the free-surf next to the contest site today at Canggu. Round 1 and half of round 2 has been completed. The waves have been firing. The level of surfing has been sky-high and over all it’s been good to be part of the contest so far. Oh, and all the SA boys are still going which is sick!!!
Day 1 of the Oakley Pro Junior World Champs is over. We started off with a traditional ceremony to bless everyone and bring good waves. It’s a bit weird, but it’s really cool to experience their culture first hand. The girls round one was surfed – the waves weren’t really good. It was good to hang out with all the Saffa boys for a couple hours at the beach, especially “U2″s main connection Greg Emslie. After almost melting, me and Dale retired to the pool, Dale also plastered himself with makeup and ate at least 5 MiGoreng’s.
So we are in Bali for the Oakley Pro Junior World Champs stop 1 of 2. I have nothing bad to say about Bali, this place is paradise! I just wish my aircon would work, cause it’s HOT! We have had some waves and me and Dale are staying in 5* accommodation…… Life is good……