August 26, 2012: San Diego Surf Scene, Catch Baldy, Trivia, Tahiti Surf Today
AUGUST 26, 2012: CATCH BALDY, SURF TRIVIA, TAHITI SURF TODAY
SURF INDUSTRY NEWS, sand replensihment, san diego, scott bass surfer, jeff baldwin surfer, tahiti, pro surfing, tubesteak, boardroom surfboard show,
SEGMENT 1 SPONSOR —
HONORING MARK RICHARDS IN THE ICONS OF FOAM SHAPING TRIBUTE PRESENTED BY US BLANKS
October 6 & 7, 2012
Del Mar Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall
Open to the Public
Food, Music, Fun
Exhibits, Shaping, Events, Art
$10; U12 FREE
Free sub to SURFER Magazine for each paid entrant
Surfboard Demo morning at 15th Street in Del Mar Sunday Oct 7 CATCH BALDY
WEBCAST OF THE BOARDROOM: ON SURFERSVILLAGE.COM & SURFERMAG.COM & SOLSPOT.COM
EVENTS AND EXHIBITS INCLUDE:
QNA SHAPING BAY
BEST OF SHOW
VINTAGE SWAP SHOWDOWN
CINEMA GROTTO SHORT FILMS FEST
SURFAID BOARD ART BENEFIT
ARTIZEN LIVE PERFORMANCE ART
GUN CLUB LOUNGE
MUSIC BY SURFERS FOR SURFERS
Autograph & Book Signings
Giving away tickets to THE BOARDROOM INTERNATIONAL SURFBOARD SHOW
Trivia- 858 570 1360 if you’d like to win tickets you’ll have to answer some trivia. Call now to test your surfing knowledge.
A great cause and great fun; 100 Wave Challenge. Sept 22 Mission Beach.
ADAM WRIGHT SOLSPOT.COM WITH TODAY’S FORECAST:
EMAIL, TWEETS, WHAT’S UP: EMAIL #1– Scott/Jeff,
Can you please get Tim Bessell back on the show? It seemed that do to time constraints the interview stopped right before the main course was served. You guys started to touch on the production of boards and how imports are effecting local shapers but ran out of time. Scott it seemed you started to highlight the disconnection between shapers and consumers specifically first time buyers; I want hear more of Tim’s thoughts on the subject. It seemed that Tim could not understand why anyone would purchase a Wavestorm where you were playing the uneducated newbie who thinks a Wavestorm is a low risk board because it is cheap, safe and durable.
I personally ride all hand shaped board and have purchased two custom boards shaped by Dave Vernor in the last two years. The show is great, it makes my Monday morning commute bearable.–Dave from SF
email #2: Scott & Jeff, Really enjoyed the recent show with Ryan S. & Micah B. new team USA surf coaches
Growing up surfing NSSA, & WSA, any local South Bay contest, I was a surf frothing grom. It was a time where NSSA National Team members were looked upon as gods… The industry has changed quite a bit, and the income groms can pull in is crazy. 1-Why is it the surfing world fails to recognize that Hawaii became a state in August 1959. If we want to win, why not use all our resources? 3-Why are these kids & their sponsors ONLY stoked to be on the Team USA when it’s convenient? If someone is on the team, then they need to be ALL IN. Why aren’t their parents, sponsors & personal coaches not trying to steering/guiding them toward this great honor of representing their country.
How can we ever hope to have surfing possibly in the Olympics with the current structure? Chance Barber Manhattan Beach, now living in Chicago.
SEGMENT 2: Segment Sponsor Quiksilver Waterman Collection is presenting next years’ Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection which takes place May 11, 2013 in the brand new state-of-the-art building at the OC Fairgrounds called The HANGAR. Quiksilver Waterman Collection and their brand ambassadors on twitter Mark Healey @healeysurf , Shayne McIntyre @ShayneMcIntyre, Jamie Mitchell, Peter Mel @peter_mel, Mel Pu’u: Robby Naish
TOP 5 STORIES:
#1: LOCAL SAND REPLENISHMENT PROJECT TO BEGIN IN SD COUNTY ; DREDGE ON ITS WAYS:
A massive dredge will be off the coast of S Diego dumping massive amounts of sand on our beaches
its starts in early Sept; should last until November
Imperial beach, Oceanside, Cardiff, Solana Beach slated.
The dredge that will be used to give many North County beaches a massive influx of fresh sand this fall has finally finished its East Coast project and is coming west.
the dredge —- a 315-foot-long vessel named Liberty Island –arrive Sept. 2 in Imperial Beach, Tucker added.
Oceanside stands to get nearly 300,000 cubic yards of sand through the project —- the most of any North County city. Cardiff State Beach, which is proposed to get just under 90,000 cubic yards, will receive the lowest amount.
The equipment’s arrival date was postponed several times this summer. That worried some North County city officials, who said the fresh sand from the dredge might not last long if it was placed on the beach just before the start of the winter storm season.
The schedule calls for the dredge to be in Imperial Beach until early October, when it relocates to Oceanside.
After Oceanside, the dredge will be off the coast of Encinitas. In early November, it’s expected to move to Solana Beach, and it’s scheduled to wrap up work in south Carlsbad at the end of November.
The dredge has the ability to suck sand off the ocean floor from a depth of up to 108 feet, the company’s web site states. It has the capacity to hold up to 6,540 cubic yards of sand.
After filling up with sand, the dredge motors over to a floating pipe system that connects to the coast and pumps the sand onto beaches.
Tucker said that this dredge has double the capacity of the one that the region used for its last big sand replenishment project in 2001.
That’s going to allow work to proceed much more quickly, she said. The 2001 project lasted six to seven months, and this one will be done in three, she told the Encinitas City Council last week.
#2 Catch Baldy – what is it all about?
The concept is Catch Baldy on a whatever craft you want, but it must be hand-powered, you must stay within the course;
The course will be set-up by Jeff Baldwin;
He will be paddling a secret weapon; who ever catches Baldy wins a brand new inflatable SUP from BoardWorks Surf;
Oct 7 during the surfboard demo morning
#3 Tahiti – Billabong Pro Tahiti has to run today;
They’ve received no help from the ocean. no surf;
but today ; perhaps some waves; some good waves;
My Fantasy Team still has seven guys in the running;
Forecast for today Sunday:
Surfline, official forecasters for the Billabong Pro Tahiti, are calling for a new SW swell starting pulse up o; will fill in further and be strongest on Sunday. A larger and solid south swell will build rapidly over the afternoon and continue Monday. Strong East trades prevail through the weekend, shifting more ENE/NE on Monday and easing.
BILLABONG PRO TAHITI ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 2: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Kai Ottonn (AUS)
Heat 4: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 5: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Ricardo dos Santos (BRA)
Heat 7: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 9: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Damien Hobgood (USA)
Heat 10: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 11: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 12: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)
#4 Tubesteak Tracy RIP: Terry “Tubesteak” Tracy, known to friends and family as the Kahuna of Malibu, died peacefully at his home in San Clemente Wednesday at 77.
He lived in the shack at Malibu for two years
He named Kathy Kohner : Gidget ; a mash up the “girl” and “midget”
He let Gidget ride one of his boards in exchange for a peanut butter sandwich
Miki Dora was the surfer who stuck the nickname Tubesteak on Tracy
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tracy “left his Aunt Marion’s saving and loan business on Spring Street – he couldn’t picture living his life in a suit – for a simpler way, surf sun, sand,” the family wrote in his obituary. As he told the Register in 2002, he took to sleeping on the beach at Malibu in the mid 1950s and built a wooden shack that included palm fronds and thatched bamboo mat. He lived in it for two years, holding court there as many of the best surfers of the day would surf at Malibu. A girl appeared one day at the shack – which eventually was bulldozed – and she wanted to surf, Tracy said. The girl reminded Tracy of a short girl he’d once met at a party, named Gidget. He said he told this newcomer to the shack that he’d loan her a surfboard in return for a peanut butter sandwich she was carrying. He took to calling her Gidget.
She’d never surfed before, Tracy said, and her name was Kathy Kohner. After her father, screenwriter Frederick Kohner, heard some of his daughter’s stories about what she saw at the beach, he wrote a book about it. The rest is history. Actor Cliff Robertson portrayed Tracy’s character, the great “Kahoona,” in the movie.
A San Clemente resident since 1988, Tracy told the Register that he surfed until 1980 when a large bunion developed on his left foot. He continued to hold court on the beach at San Onofre. In 2003 the city of San Clemente honored him with other local surf icons during the city’s 75th anniversary celebration. Today, street banners along South El Camino Real salute Tracy and other local surf notables. “He was ‘the Man’ at Malibu,” wrote Register columnist and surf icon Corky Carroll in 2008. Carroll, as a kid, knew Tracy at Malibu. “He had style,” Carroll wrote, “and that was both in and out of the water.” There were theories on the origin of the nickname “Tubesteak,” Carroll wrote. The columnist figured it was because Tracy’s colorful personality and his style on the waves made him “king of the hotdoggers” at Malibu.
“Tube told all kinds of stories about his name,” his wife Phyllis said this week, “but in reality Miki Dora hung ‘Tubesteak’ on him when they were young kids working at Velzy’s shop at the Manhattan Beach Pier. It stuck for a lifetime.”
In 2008 Tubesteak and Phyllis celebrated 50 years of marriage. Tube is survived by Phyllis and seven children – Pam Guinn (John), Patrick, Michael, Jonathan (Mindy), Moe, Jennifer, Jocelyn Graham (Mark) and eight grandchildren.
The average surfer in the survey was male, in his 30s, well-educated and employed full time, defying the stereotype of a surfer as young, uneducated and jobless.
To prove there is intrinsic value in a wave, the report produced last August tabulates the number of surfers in the country and how much money they shell out for the privilege of riding the waves. After surveying more than 5,000 surfers, it was concluded that about 3.3 million people in the country surf 108 times a year, drive an average of 10 miles per session and contribute at least $2 billion to the U.S. economy. The median surfer these days is 34 and pulls in more than $75,000 a year, according to Nelsen’s study.