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March 3, 2013 – Surfing News, Surf News : Grain Surfboards , World Tour Kicks off, 5 stories much more!

March 3, 2013 – Surfing News, Surf News : Grain Surfboards , World Tour Kicks off, 5 stories much more!


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March 3, 2013 SURFING NEWS — TOP SURFING STORIES OF THE WEEK – March 3, 2013 – Surfing News, Surf News : Grain Surfboards , World Tour Kicks off, 5 stories much more!
w/ Scott Bass (surfer) and Jeff Baldwin (surfer)

SURF REPORT: ADAM WRIGHT SOLSPOT.COM

EMAIL:

Hey Scott and Baldy, Hi guys – Love the show. What is the code to join your Fantasy Surf clubhouse?

Thank you,

GRAIN SURFBOARDS MIKE LAVECCHIA CALLS IN ABOUT KCIKCSTARTER PROJECT:
“Truck-n-Trailer” Mobile Surfboard-Building Classroom

by Mike & Brad from Grain Surfboards
Project: To share the craft of wood board-building with the West we need a truck we can sleep in, towing a trailer/mobile classroom.

So our plan is this: with your help, we’ll get a truck we can sleep in, and a utility trailer large enough to fit piles of tools, shaping stands, and gear, and we’ll hit the road out west. Your funding assistance will also help outfit this rig – for instance, we’ll need some mobile shop-tools, and other stuff classes require. If things work out, we’ll set this up to burn alternative fuels as well.


QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 2: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Travis Logie (ZAF), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 3: John John Florence (HAW), Kai Otton (AUS), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 4: Mick Fanning (AUS), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), William Cardoso (BRA)
Heat 5: Kelly Slater (USA), Kolohe Andino (USA), Dane Reynolds (USA)
Heat 6: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Brent Dorrington (AUS)
Heat 7: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 8: Josh Kerr (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Nat Young (USA)
Heat 9: Julian Wilson (AUS), Damien Hobgood (USA), Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 10: Owen Wright (AUS), Michel Bourez (PYF), Filipe Toledo (BRA)
Heat 11: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 12: Jordy Smith (ZAF), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Glenn Hall (IRL)

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TOP 5 Stories

#1 story THE ASP WORLD TOUR
Association of Surfing Professionals International (ASP) is excited to announce the appointments of Paul Speaker as ASP CEO and Kieren Perrow as Interim Commissioner. The announcements are made as ZoSea Media finalizes its acquisition of the world’s premier surfing organization.
QUIKSILVER PRO & Roxy Pro GOLD COAST ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
The world’s best female surfers got down to business today as Round 1 of the Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented Land Rover was completed in clean, three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Rainbow Bay.

Event No. 1 of 7 on the 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, today’s Roxy Pro Gold Coast plays first opening of the season to the most impressive collection of female surfers for the sports history.

Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 22, continued to prove why she is a perennial threat to the ASP Women’s World Title this afternoon, posting an impressive 17.77 out of a possible 20 in a convincing Round 1 win.
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 2: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Travis Logie (ZAF), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 3: John John Florence (HAW), Kai Otton (AUS), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 4: Mick Fanning (AUS), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), William Cardoso (BRA)
Heat 5: Kelly Slater (USA), Kolohe Andino (USA), Dane Reynolds (USA)
Heat 6: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Brent Dorrington (AUS)
Heat 7: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 8: Josh Kerr (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Nat Young (USA)
Heat 9: Julian Wilson (AUS), Damien Hobgood (USA), Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 10: Owen Wright (AUS), Michel Bourez (PYF), Filipe Toledo (BRA)
Heat 11: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 12: Jordy Smith (ZAF), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Glenn Hall (IRL)

You can watch a repeat of the ASP awards banquet held last week on RedBullTv
I understand Parko gave an excellent acceptance speech.

Watch a full replay of this year’s ASP World Surfing Awards.

Stars from the ASP World Championship Tour on both the Mens and Womens sides have gathered on the Gold Coast, Australia, for the 2013 ASP World Surfing Awards. Join the year’s most exclusive party by watching a replay of the entire event here.

Predictions
Rookie of the Year: Nat Young
World Champ: JJ FLorence
Female Champ: Alana Blanchard

Epic battle between Gabe & JJ florence which will see heated words and situation unfold on the North Shore, with Brazilian nationalism and hoorah goes over the top. Certain Hawaiian locals don’t like it.

Who falls of the tour? KP ;

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The Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection – May 11, 2013 at the Orange County Fairgrounds

The theme is “California Gold” and the Surfing Heritage (SH) is focusing on just that, boards and memorabilia with a California flair from the ’20s through the ’80s. We’ve already coalesced a solid selection of “Gold’ from various sellers and are actively searching for more. We’re anticipating between 50 prime vintage surfboards for the live auction and at least 40 items including surfboards for the silent auction.

Randy Rarick, a member of the Surfing Heritage Auction Advisory Committee, and a great friend of the Surfing Heritage, has lent his auction expertise to the Surfing Heritage and will also serve as the emcee of this gala.

Please put the Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection (May 11, 2013) on your radar!
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#2 story Daisy Merrick RIP – lost her fight with cancer ; little girl battled hard for a long time.Garnd daughter of legendary Santa Barbara shaper, and San Diegieutio High school alum, Al Merrick.
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Story #3 out of Auctralian press… ELEVEN-times world surfing champion Kelly Slater says recreational drug use in his sport is “rampant”.

But the American superstar does not believe drug-testing is the answer, saying addicts have to want to kick the habit and need support.

In an exclusive interview with The Courier-Mail ahead of the season-opening Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast, Slater also quashed retirement speculation and vowed to chase a 12th world title at the age of 41.

He opened up about drugs in sport after the Lance Armstrong scandal and claims against some Australian sports.

He said he did not believe surfing had a performance-enhancing drug problem because he did not “think there’s a drug you can take to make you surf better”.

Asked if there was a recreational drug problem, he said: “There clearly is – absolutely. There’s no denying that, it’s rampant, it’s full-on.”
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Slater said the Association of Surfing Professionals had introduced drug-testing last year, but it had faltered.

“They tested us at the first event and I never got tested again all year,” he said.

“Why talk about it and not do it? Why bother? Either do it or don’t do it.”

However, Slater said he did not believe drug-testing would help surfers hooked on recreational substances.

He questioned Queensland surf legend Gary “Kong” Elkerton’s assertion, in a recently-released biography, that drug-testing might have saved Slater’s friend, triple world champion Andy Irons, who died in 2010 after battling substance abuse.

“Those are personal, private matters and it’s really hard to dredge them up publicly and come to any kind of conclusion,” Slater said.

“Andy was the one who put himself in that situation. Had he had more outside pressure to change, that might have pushed him over the edge more quickly.

“I know a lot of drug addicts and you can’t force them to go get help if they don’t want it. You just have to show those people love and support and let them know that if they need your help, you’re there.”

Slater said he would support more stringent drug-testing in surfing.

“I don’t think it’s necessarily my battle to deal with because I’ve been drug-free my whole life,” he said.

Despite losing the world title to Joel Parkinson in an epic battle in Hawaii in December, Slater said he was motivated to chase a 12th crown.

“I’m going to go for it and try to put together a good year,” he said.

“Pretty much every day I get some older dude come up to me and say ‘Oh, mate, you’ve got to keep going’.

“I was one heat away from winning the title last year. I came really close and it wasn’t really heartbreaking. I was happy for Parko.

“But right now everyone’s got a target on their back we’re all starting at zero.”
– See more at: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/surfing-champ-says-recreational-drug-use-is-rampant-in-the-sport/story-fndo45r1-1226589479863#sthash.qr4s9wxk.dpuf

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#4 story THE BOARDROOM AT HB US OPEN OF SURF JULY 23-27
The freestanding, climate-controlled pavilion will be held alongside the world’s largest surfing festival between July 23 to 27, during the last week of the competition.
Will the Boardroom still take place at its original location in San Diego, or will this new show serve as its sole location now?

Scott Bass: All locations, venues, and regions are in discussion and we absolutely look forward to serving as many regions/locales as the market will bare.

My surfboard show roots in San Diego are strong. I’m in the water everyday—in San Diego. San Diego is the foundational location, the genesis location, if you will, of The Boardroom shows. A San Diego show will happen again.

It’s also good to take a break from a locale. I produced five shows in a row, from 2007 to 2012, in San Diego. I’m also very proud of the fact that we have produced shows in Santa Cruz and Ventura.

Our track record indicates that we appreciate and understand that surfers are more or less regional. The opportunity to showcase surf gear and to highlight local shapers and manufacturers in different areas throughout North America—and the world for that matter—is in front of us.

The East Coast is wide open and we know that the East Coast surfer is looking to celebrate at The Boardroom. As you may know, The Boardroom is co-locating with Surf Expo in Orlando Florida this September. I visited out there last September and in January. Surfers are frothing for a consumer show. They are enthusiasts. They are passionate. This is who they are. This is who we are. They embrace everything surf—just as I do, just as my children do, just as my neighbor does. We are all surfers, therefore we love surfboards.

How will the format work?

Scott Bass: From a specific granular view, The Boardroom is two days trade, two days consumer. It’s important to note, however, that from a global perspective The Boardroom is a celebration of everything surf: industry, sport, culture, lifestyle.

All of that of course begins and ends with the surfboard. From that prism, The Boardroom is one big cultural happening and there is something for everyone. Retailers order product. Manufacturers discuss product. Surfers take in the latest innovations. The Boardroom is a multifaceted, five-dimensional surf magazine. Everything comes to life. Don’t just look, pick the gear up. Ride the boards. Test the wetsuit. Pull on the stretch boardies. Quiz the manufacturer. Talk to the pros. Order a board. Get an autograph. Watch fresh new clips. Smell the resin. Ride an alaia. Test a handplane. Compare fins. Watch the shaping. Discuss board design. Talk shop. It’s all there in front of you. Not just 3-d, 5-d.”

What has been the City’s reaction, and how do you see this relationship evolving in the future?

Will it look and feel like previous Boardroom shows in San Diego?

Let me be clear. It all centers around the alpha and the omega of our surf industry, our surf world, and our surf lifestyle: the surfboard. The look and feel will be the same. The surf manufacturer, the shaping culture, the vibe is centered squarely on the surfboard — our iconic symbol of enduring youth.

Think back. Way back. Way back before instant surf access or a professional world tour, or surfboard mounted cameras. The surf industry was built by surfers named Butte, Downing, Hobie, Velzy, Edwards, Bing, Hap, Noll, Takayama, Aipa, and many many others. Shapers. All of them. Surfboard manufacturers. Their ads filled the surf mags. They dressed a certain way and had their own style. They stood out. Mainstreamers would look at them and scoff.

In 2013 their legacy — dozens and dozens of core manufacturers, shapers, surfers, surf industry designers from around the world — will exhibit at The Boardroom. They will be exalted. They will be center stage. Our industry flows from its core — the surfboard.

Thankfully surf equipment has evolved and technology has blossomed. Now surf gear consists of skateboards, boardshorts, wetsuits, fins boxes, watches, leashes, waterproof cameras, rack systems, wax, rash guards, travel, clothing and swimwear made specifically by surfers and for surfing. Paipos are back! Only this time they have GoPro cameras mounted on them. Classic. The Kuhio Groin crew would be stoked!

I love surfboards. Surfers love surfboards. The Boardroom is an extension of that passion. Lots of surf gear, lots of surfers, lots of sincere stoke. At the end of the day surfers really only care about two things, waves and the equipment to ride them with.

Now, to be a little more specific, there will be a Best Of Show exhibit, two shaping bays, live shaping, laminating demonstrations, surfboard exhibits, an Icons of Foam shaping tribute. Legends of shaping. Legends of lifestyle. Short films. Genuine surf stoke and happiness. A few scoffs would be cool too.

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