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Archive for January, 2011

Adrenaline Junky


Road Tripping

A couple shots of the Australian coast between Sydney and the Gold Coast. It sucked that we didn’t get waves, but it was still fun to see the coast, it also helped that inside the car was 20degrees and outside was about 40degrees.



So close….

Dale and Daryl pre-heat at the World Juniors in Narrabeen, Australia. Dale only needed to make his heat against Nat Young in the quaters to be crowned overall u/20 World Champion…….so close….what a pity !!!! That honour went to Jack Freestone from Oz, the winner of the Bali event.

Marc Lacomare from France won the Narrabeen event, beating Nat Young in the final…….well done to the “French Stallion” – he was in form the whole contest and deserved the victory.

Nat Young

Dale Staples


Sydney By Night

Couple sick shots of the Opera House and surrounds at night……


The World Juniors is in full swing. The waves have been fun, despite a slight blue bottle problem. Bianca Beautendag is in the girls semi’s – a massive result! A few top seeds have also lost so it’s wide open for guys in the running for the title…. Oh, the opening fuction was sick, guys playing didgeridoos…

New Year


It’s only a couple days into the new year, but to me it’s already in full swing again. I am in Australia for the Pro Junior at Bells Beach. Unfortunately we didn’t get to surf Bells, which seems to happen every year at this event. Instead it was at Jan Juc, not quite the best of waves. Well done to Matty Hewitt from NZ for taking out the event in quite possibly the worst final ever. I think his heat score was around 8 and Dean Bowen’s around 7,5. I think surfing 5 heats really took it’s toll on the boys. I got a 9th, definitely not the highlight of my few days in Victoria. My highlight was staying at the Jan Juc carpark in a Wicked Camper – the most joked about form of transport/accommodation in Australia. It was an experience to say the least. Off to Sydney for the second and last stop for the u/20 World Junior Champs.