10 GREATEST NON-SURFING MOMENTS IN PRO SURFING; DEREK HYND WINS J BAY; BRAZILIAN GENERALIZATIONS
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AUGUST 11, 2015– THIS WEEK WE TALK: 10 GREATEST NON-SURFING MOMENTS, MICK FANNING, BRAZILIANS, BRAZILIAN PACKS, SURF TRAVEL, INDO, VISORS, SURF HATS, PTERYGIUMS, HIPSTERS, BUTTON DOWN SURF SHIRTS, OZZIE WRIGHT, NOA DEANE, THUNDERS, LANCES LEFT, TELESCOPES, MACARONIS, MENTAWAI, NUSANTARA, JBAY, SHARK VISIT, SHARK ATTACK, ALLMAN BROS, MIGUEL PUPO, TEAHUPOO, SURFING STUNTS, JAMIE O’BRIEN, ROBBIE MADSEN, RED BULL, US OPEN, TANNER HENDRICKSON, HIRAHATO, SUSTAINABLE SURF, SPIRITUALITY, MOTHER NATURE, GERRY LOPEZ, FRED HEMMINGS, CORKY CARROLL, MICHAEL PETERSON, CARBON FOOTPRINT, CARBON CREDITS, KELLY SLATER, MICK CAMPBELL, ANDY IRONS, AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!
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10 GREATEST NON-SURFING MOMENTS IN PRO SURFING HISTORY
Top 10 non-surfing moments in pro surfing competition history:
1. Mick Fanning attacked by Great White Shark at JBay
2. 2002 at Lowers; the Star Spangled Banner played at LOWERS event on 9/11 one year after tragedy.
3. Mick Campbell punches Andy Irons at the showers following a heat
4. David Nuuhiwa’s twin fin fish hung in effigy over the OB Pier during the 72 World Contest.
5. Taj Burrow chased out of the surf by GWS at Jbay
6. 1st ever Pipeline Masters — Pipeline prodigy Gerry Lopez of Hawaii was a no-show—allegedly because third-place finisher Corky Carroll of California told Lopez the event had been postponed.
7. The Huntington Beach riots during the OP Pro – August 31, 1986 – hundreds of youth went wild burning police cars and looting.
8. The Hug – At the height of the great AI / Kelly Slater rivalry – although some would suggest benign rivalry—moments prior to the final Kelly Slater runs up to Andy Irons and mysteriously hugs Andy Irons prior to the final telling him that he loved him – some suggesting an attempt by Slater to get into AI’s head. Some mental gamesmanship.
9. In 1975, Michael Peterson’s paranoia compelled him to hid in the parking lot after winning his third consecutive Bells Beach title, convinced that if he walked up to accept his prize check, spectators “were going to start throwing things at me.”
10. Dead Ahead Fred. With competitors balking at the request of contest promoter Fred Hemmings to paddle out in 30-foot Waimea bay for the 1974 Smirnoff Pro. So Fred Hemmings challenged them all asking them if they would surf if he paddled out and caught a wave. They said yes, he paddled out, caught a wave and the most cataclysmic big wave event ever went on with Reno Abellira winning.