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EarthDay w/ REEF’s PJ O’Connell + BK Coolest Surfer Ever?

EarthDay w/ REEF’s PJ O’Connell + BK Coolest Surfer Ever?

April 15, 2012; San Diego , Ca. — — Down The Line Surf Talk Radio with Bassy n Baldy on XTRA SPORTS 1360AM in San Diego; on iTunes podcast (Google it).


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Rabbit Bartholmew ripping in MP Classic

Show Notes:
Segment Sponsor brought to you by 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; 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.

EMAILS / TWEETS / SHOUT OUTS: A lot of people commenting about Kelly Slater getting robbed at Bells Beach… most of them agreeing that given that the event was in Australia, that Mick is a Rip Curl rider, in a Rip Curl event, that it was sort of a home field advantage type victory. I think you have to knock the champ out. If anything, Kelly’s heat–being combo-ed– Slater played it like Muhammed Ali’s epic rope – a – dope bout with George Foreman. Fanning had Slater on the ropes, combo-ed, then the Champ sprang to life with a 10 point ride and what should have been an 8.7.

@sludgepickle – Yeah Bassy n Baldy u r right, I’m a cubicle jockey, but don’t spend much time picking my fantasy surfer team…got lucky I guess. Love the show!
@colingilesmusic – Bassy n Baldy – Fun show today, I joined your Fantasysurfer clubhouse – too, thanks
@spartacussurfer – Scott – it would be great to interview the King about the final but I think he’s too aware that the asp listening
Email: Hi Bassy & Baldy – Baldy was going off last week! Loving the saltyness Baldy and the insight into the Bells event. I particularly loved the comment about Kolohe…..cutting straight through the crap. Good work Baldy and keep it coming! Best, Andy Blanchard

Surf report:brought to you by Nicaragua Surf – 4/15 San Diego – A good surfing day today, if you are willing to brave the urban rainoff from the rain, which, by the way, we are officially telling you to do, stay away for 72 hrs after a rain. Now, if you don’t want to heed our advise and you do decide to go surfing in the dirty water, it looks pretty darn good. Swell energy is mixed up; longer period stuff from the west 4′ @14 secs; 5′ of windswell @8 secs. All energy is fading ; especially the windswell. Tide is ebbs low today at 1245 .05

NEXT WEEK: Tuesday and Wednesday look best – Tuesday sees a new small but fun — shoulder high at best — south swell biggest and best in the North County; Wed sees a decent pop of WNW swell (285-300) will move in and be strongest on Wednesday the 18th, although we will see a building trend throughout the day Tuesday the 17th. Chest-shoulder-head high surf at exposed breaks, with some overhead waves at South county spots.

Segement 2: REEF Earth Day PJ O’Connell

PJ – Tell us a bit about the REEF Redemption Program.


Earth Day is April 22nd.

1) The first Earth Day was: April 22, 1970, Earth Day marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Approximately 20 million Americans participated.
2) What city first observed Earth Day with an offical Proclamation? The first Proclamation of Earth Day was by San Francisco, the City of Saint Francis, patron saint of ecology.
3) What famous news anchor hosted the first EarthDay TV special? Walter Cronkite CBS.
4) Name the famous composer whose song Ode To JOy is the offical Earth Day anthme? Beethoven.

The “Earth Day Anthem” below satisfies these requirements for a universal song associated with Earth Day. Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” melody is already the official anthem of the European Union (in that case purely instrumental without lyrics), the melody is widely recognized and easily performed, in the public domain, and originally composed for voice. Lyrics for the Earth Day Anthem set to “Ode to Joy” are provided below:

Joyful joyful we adore our Earth in all its wonderment
Simple gifts of nature that all join into a paradise
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love through out all time
With our gentle hand and touch
We make our home a newborn world
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love through out all time
With our gentle hand and touch
We make our home a newborn world

Segment 3

Top 5 Stories

#1 Coolest Surfer Ever: Matt Warshaw chimed in on this subject online this week: “Surfers really just did one cool thing, which was to be counterculture with a smile. To be really for something – riding waves all day – and not especially against anything; to be counterculture and athletic at the same time.” Who is this person?

Tubesteak Tracy: Built on fort at Malibu 1st point and rode donkeys to the beach complete with burlap sack Monk garb whilst chomping on a cigar. Pretty cool.
Dora? Ripped off credit card companies. Not cool to spend time in jail.
Rabbit B? Always thought he was very cool. Surfing style was great. On-land style was his own. Too focused on pro surfing? Thing is, pro surfing in his time, was counter culture to the surf culture, at least here in SDiego.
Rasta? He might stand for too much.
Rob Machado? Pretty cool. High fives on his way to second place. Very cool on a wave. When Rob catches a wave, it’s as if he came home, relaxed on the couch, threw his feet up, and started clicking thru the channels.
Dane Reynolds? Very cool cat. Tries too hard for the non-corpo vibe, but everyone knows he’s the marketing vehicle for the next five years.
Wilko? Might be one of the coolest contemporary guys. You get the feeling he does his own thing and if his sponsors try to capitalize on it, he switches gears.
Curren? I think Tom Curren is the coolest.

#2 The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) will honor big wave surfer Shane Dorian as Waterman of the Year, world renowned ocean explorer, filmmaker, television personality and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau as Environmentalist of the Year, and revolutionary wave forecaster and surfing Hall of Famer the late Sean Collins with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, as part of the association’s annual Waterman’s Weekend environmental fundraiser. the 2012 Waterman’s Weekend will be held August 10-11, and will raise funds for 20 ocean conservation organizations.

#3 The MP Classic kicks off remembering its namesake, Michael Peterson epic memeorial Paddleout ceremnoy

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 April, 2012 : – – Gold Coast — In a fitting tribute to the late Michael Peterson, three generations of Coolangatta surfers in the form of Sheldon Simkus (Snapper Rocks, Qld), Dean Morrison (Snapper Rocks, Qld) and none other than Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew all advanced through the opening round of the Chiko MP Classic today, in powerful one-metre waves at Duranbah Beach.

However, with Peterson’s passing only two weeks prior to this weekend’s 11th annual surfing event named in his honour – The MP Classic, the day undoubtedly belonged to 1978 World Champion Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Batholomew, who entered the event as a tribute to his fellow iconic Coolangatta surfer.

Earlier in the day, Bartholomew took part in a momentous paddle-out memorial service held at Peterson’s home break of Kirra Point, where hundreds of family, friends and fellow surfers including the likes of Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning also gathered to honour Peterson’s memory.

First Round of the Boys U16 and Boys U18 Will Run Today DAKINE ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Presented by Billabong
Sunday, April 15, 2012 Playa Venao, Panama

#4 Lars Muschoot Norway surfer is semi-crazy.

This guy surfers in some cold ass water.

Lars Musschoot is from Ostend, Belgium. At age 11 his father moved to the Canary Islands. Each school vacation Lars & his brother Niels travelled to the Canary’s to visit their dad. They spent every day at the beach and this is when Lars got in to surfing. He started surfing all year round in Belgium. With water temperatures of 6° during wintertime he told himself a thousand times he wouldn’t surf any more during the winter in Belgium, but an hour later I found himself back in the freezing ocean again.

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