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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
|With turns like this throughout the event, we have to ask how Jordy Smith did not win?|
Anyway, that is my rant. All in all the contest was absolutely amazing. Cooking waves throughout the rounds, including an old fashioned 8ft day at Bells, you could not ask for much more really. Early losses for Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson opened the door for the rest of the field and allowed Adriano, Jordy and Taj to play catchup in the rankings. Stand out for the event must be tour rookie, Nat young, who absolutely caned every wave he got all the way to the final. I thought he had it for a while there. Jordy was looking his sublime and powerful best and must be thinking World Tour run this year.
Anyway, congrats Adriano! (Please dont rape the trophy again, a little decorum goes a long way!)
Next up Brazil, with probable shitty waves and the focus back on the air game. All in all, it looks to be a cracker year on the World Tour...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
|Mick Fanning may have won in 2012, but it was "that air" by Kelly Slater in the final we all remember. (Photo:ASP)|
That man Kelly Slater is in the number 1 slot once again, with Joel Parkinson breathing down his neck. Mick Fanning as defending champion will also be a major threat and after watching his turns at Snapper, you best believe that if Bells is big, Jordy Smith will be taking names! Dust Payne has just come off a win at Margaret River and that confidence may well see his best result on tour happening at Bells. Julian Wilson was also in that final and will be feeling good. Dark horses in my opinion will be Kohole Andino and Philipe Toledo.
Anything can happen at Bells though, so look forward to an exiting event!
Monday, March 25, 2013
|Mikey February was on fire with the highest heat score of the event in the semi-finals & the U20 Win. (Photo: Stix)|
Spare a thought though for the silent assassin who missed out in Durban and did not find the waves in this event. Slade Prestwich is a big kid and has all the pedigree to challenge for the Tour Title. Along with David Brand and Max Armstrong, who was looking incredible through the first 2 days before having to leave for a family emergency. (We hope all is well with Armstrong Family.)
Emma Smith, the local girl with all the knowledge of the surf break at the Point, as well as some huge support from the local crowd, was always in my mind going to win the premier girls division.
My big surprise and probably also for the guys in his division was local kid, Rewaldo Abersalie. Coming through the development and grass roots programs in Jefferys Bay, he blazed the Under 14 Final with some quality surfing on his backhand. This kid is worth keeping an eye on!
All in all it was a great event, with some really good waves on the final day. RVCA did an excellent job of their first Pro Junior event and I am confident that this is the start of a long running competition.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
|The waves were tiny, but the Under 20's were still ripping! (Photo: Stix)|
Saturday, March 23, 2013
|Wok and Warbot scaring the Groms! (Photo: Stix)|
|Ford van Jaarsveldt working the small waves. (Photo: Stix)|
|Keep an eye on this gal! Kai Woolf ripping the Point. (Photo: Stix)|
Thursday, March 21, 2013
|Empty Perfection amongst the madness! (Photo: Dunbar)|
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