January 20, 2013 - SURFING NEWS: MAVERICKS SURF CONTEST - Boardroom Show
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January 20, 2013 — SURFING NEWS: MAVERICKS SURF CONTEST

January 20, 2013 — SURFING NEWS: MAVERICKS SURF CONTEST


January 20, 2013 – SURFING NEWS — SURFING NEWS — MAVERICKS SURF CONTEST TODAY & MUCH MUCH MORE
w/ Scott Bass (surfer) and Jeff Baldwin (surfer)

The top story of the week has to be today’s Big Wave World Tour contest the Mavericks Invitational at Half Moon Bay.

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Contest organizers for the Mavericks Invitational 2012-2013 presented by GoPro, have confirmed that the world’s premier big wave surf contest will take place on Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, CA.

“The waves are going to be insane, the weather is going to be beautiful, and the level of surfing will break new ground,” said Mavericks Invitational Contest Director Jeff Clark.

Who will win, what will the waves be like, how big, who will shine, who will wipe out?

All to be answered after the event, but what we do know is this:
1) Sunny and gorgeous with pristine conditions
2) buoys are 8′ at 19s this morning
3) Surfline reporting no Shane Dorian hurt back, No Kelly Slater, No Carlos Burle hurt shoulder

A San Francisco news source, The Inquisitor, reports that “it’s unclear why Slater is missing the event, but Slater faces a conflict with the Association of Surfing Professionals, governing body of the professional tour. Mavericks is not an ASP-sanctioned event, and as such, Slater could face being fined, losing points (in the tour standings) or having his seeding changed in ASP events if he competed at Mavericks.”

The paper reached out to Kelly Slater about his reason for pulling out, but the surf legend didn’t respond to the request. The paper tracked down another source who said Slater was disappointed to miss the tournament but relieved his spot will be filled by a dedicated Mavericks surfer. He’s only surfed there a handful of times.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/488259/kelly-slater-out-of-mavericks-international-surf-contest-reason-unclear/#v0v7A5uTe7o42XdO.99

I watched the Mavs cam last night at Sunset and it was dreadfully inconsistent. Will the competitors have enough time?

You will see some carnage, as the long period swell will have people out of position, cold, tight, not warmed up, peaks hitting the reef and becoming steep quickly, surfers pushing each other into the bowl, the takeoff zone squeezed.

I anticipate a young guy winning, slightly smaller surf,

The Competitors

Matt Ambrose
Ryan Augenstein
Grant “Twiggy” Baker
Chris Bertish
Carlos Burle
Ken “Skindog” Collins
Shane Desmond
Shawn Dollar
Shane Dorian
Nathan Fletcher
Mark Healey
Rusty Long
Greg Long
Alex Martins
Peter Mel
Ryan Seelbach
Kelly Slater
Tyler Smith
Jamie Sterling
Anthony Tashnick
Grant Washburn
Dave Wassel
Ben Wilkinson
Zach Wormhoudt

THE ALTERNATES

1. Tyler Fox (Santa Cruz)
2. Josh Loya (Santa Cruz)
3. Colin Dwyer (Pacifica)
4. Nic Lamb (Santa Cruz)
5. Danilo Couto (Brazil)
6. Derek Dunfee (San Diego)

Contest organizers for the Mavericks Invitational 2012-2013 presented by GoPro, have confirmed that the world’s premier big wave surf contest will take place on Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, CA.

“The waves are going to be insane, the weather is going to be beautiful, and the level of surfing will break new ground,” said Mavericks Invitational Contest Director Jeff Clark.

This is the first time in three years that contest-worthy waves are headed to the
legendary surf break. Stormsurf forecaster Mark Sponsler stated, “This is looking like the best opportunity we’ve had in quite a few years with great conditions for running the contest.”

“This swell is going to offer huge waves and possibly perfect conditions. This is a very powerful swell, and we will have dramatic conditions that will push the competitors to their limits. Sunday is going to beautiful and very scary at times. I look forward to seeing plenty of glory rides,” said competitor and surfers’ representative Shawn Dollar.

Top 5 Stories:

#1 Dorian and others surf massive Portugal Nazere, basically Blacks on steroids. Jan 11
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=x96S5F1oMRE

#2 VOLCOM PIPE PRO WQS 5STAR STARTS JAN 27 NEXT SUNDAY

#3 Surf Expo features more than 2,500 brands and 26,000 buyers, exhibitors and media
More than 26,000 buyers, exhibitors, and media took to the halls of Surf Expo January 10-12 in what was the largest show in the tradeshow’s 37 year history. More than 2,500 brands were represented in 250,000 gross square feet of exhibit space and buyers from 47 states and 49 countries not only found industry mainstays but also more than 217 brands new to the show.

#4 A surfer is recovering after he was attacked by a shark on the Big Island. Paul Santos, 43, was attacked by a 15-foot tiger shark about 200 yards off shore of Kiholo Bay. According to the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Santos was bit on the right forearm and sustained knee injuries.

A worker at the private home of Dr. Earl Bakken responded after hearing someone shout “911.” According to Dr. Bakken’s General Manager Adam Atwood, the staff isolated Santos’ injury, stabilized him, and waited 35 minutes for paramedics to arrive. Atwood says Santos punched the shark repeatedly until it let go, and then saw it jump completely out of the water.

Santos was taken to the hospital, but was later flown to Oahu for treatment. As of Thursday afternoon, hospital officials say Santos is in stable condition. According to Atwood, sharks and turtles are known to frequent the area.

#5 Insight, born on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia…taps back into our heritage to bring you Insight Surfboards by shaper Haydn Lewis. Haydn, taking to water at a young age, surfing some of Australia’s best points, started his career learning to shape under the watchful eye of his father. Then moving on to work for shapers such as Simon Anderson, Greg Webber, and Al Merrick. Experimenting with a range of short performance, alternative, and long boards, we’ve brought over a culmination of our favorites at the Insight LA store.

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