J’Bay summer waves…….a rare treat !!
“Living” in two different countries on either side of the Equator means I get to enjoy more than one summer a year at “home”. We have been blessed with some of the best waves and weather in years. It’s so good to surf my home-break with some of my closest friends. I couldn’t ask for too much more!
It’s Hawaii end of the year time again…getting boards ready…..hoping…some of us hope to make a few heats and score a few points, some of us hope to win a contest, some us hope to get on the world tour, some us hope to stay on the world tour, a few hope to be Triple Crown Champ and even better, crowned World Champ…….all of us hope to score a barrel of a lifetime…may we all have a season to remember…
Thanks for the photos, Darrol Staples…the Braai king of the world.
Good memories, many moons ago, my first boat trip, for Jason Hearn’s movie “15 Below”, frothing groms. Dale and Dane Staples, James and Thomas Woods, Nick Godfrey, Brendon Gibbens, Mickey February and Matt Bromley – good friends -miss them – sadly I don’t see enough of them anymore…
Alan van Gysen photo
Chris Leppan, Myself, Matt Hewitt, Dale Staples and Matt Bromley at the SA Surfing Awards. Thanks to Zigzag for an amazing night and congrats to all the winners!
Red Bull x Jordy Smith Nighshift at Northbeach. Flood lights were set up and all the boys were getting whipped in at night. It was pretty crazy to surf in front of such a huge crowd at nigh! Hope I get the chance to do it again next year. Pics by Kolesky.
Last, but not least the Mr Price Pro is on at Ballito. They have only done 9 heats of Rd1 so far, but hopefully the waves pick up and we can get amongst it!!
Just got back from an Indo trip with Garret Parkes, Davey Cathels, Caio Ibelli, Thomas Woods, Keanu Asing and Kai Hing aboard the Mangalui. Also photog Swilly, vidoegrapher Shagga and writer Ben Whitmore. Lots of sick times were had! Fun waves! Ice-cold Bintangs! Funny stories! And the worlds greatest sunsets!
Home, “klippies en Cola”, braai, “black label”, friends…..talking story, life is good !!
Me and Tanner Ruzonko
Dylan Goodale, Luke Davis, Tanner Rozunko, Ian Crane
Nic Von Rupp
The boys are in town, the waves are fun and everyone is ripping! Stoked to be a part of all the mayhem!
The waves were terrible and we had a late night flight so we decided to check out Freemantle, Perth with Damien Fahrenfort. Good times!!
The Telstra Drug Aware Pro finished almost a week ago, with John Florence winning, comfortably. I have decided to hang around here, because the waves are sick and I really like it here. I would have to say this is my favourite contest of the year! In other unrelated news, the surfing world has lost one of it’s biggest legends, Michael Peterson. RIP
So good to be back in West Aus. It’s definitely my one of my favourite stops on the tour. Frothing for 2 weeks in this joint!
Just found these two photo’s from Bali last year. Can’t wait to go back again! Love that joint….
It was Jordy’s birthday recently, thought I would dig out some old photos. U18 final of the ISA 2006 Worlds in Brazil – what a line-up !! Jeremy, Jordy, Julian…with Julian sneaking the win over Jordy.
Jordy….always more comfortable in the air than everybody.
Pappa Gee, what a LEGEND, loved traveling with him, and he shapes a mean surfboard too….
Contest at D’Bah – Jordy scored 5 perfect 10′s on one day.
Nicky, Chad, Dale, Jordy, Jaco, me and Dane hanging at Bells. Jordy inspired us to travel and compete in Oz…some serious good times !!!
Today’s conditions was very much similar to what we’ve had in the previous Hawaii contest – you either get a good score or nothing….I got lucky..
Late season Hawaii is the best! We have had constant waves for about 6 days now. Although there is a huge swell coming. Like 20/25 feet huge. I’m kinda fearing. It’s been nice to see everyone after the break and catch up with friends from all over the world. We really do have the best job in the world!
It’s time to go to Hawaii! I had a sick week in California and can’t wait to spend more time here through the year! I got a bank account, social security number, looked at cars, got a bicycle, coached with Ian Cairns and surfed a different spot everyday. Good times!
I am not an artist. But Clement de Bruin is. An amazing artist I might add! I dunno if I wanna take the board into the ocean or not. Anyway check out Clement’s sight (clementdebruin.com). You won’t regret it!