RIP CURL PRO PENICHE – WILSON V. MEDINA OVERSCORED OR JUST RIGHT
October 21, 2012 — RIP CURL PRO PENICHE – OVERSCORED OR JUST RIGHT – SCOTT BASS SURFER, JEFF BALDWIN SURFER
LISTEN TO THE SHOW CLICK HERE
SEGMENT 1: 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
LISTEN TO THE THIS SHOW CLICK HERE
LISTEN PAST SHOWS IN ARCHIVE CLICK HERE
SEARCH iTunes PODCASTS – KEYWORD: DOWN THE LINE RADIO
Adam Wright SolSpot.com: Surf Forecast for next week.
Barlo w/ a Rick Griffin documentary film update.
Julian v Gabe
Was Julian Wilson over-scored?
Yes, Julian Wilson was over-scored.
It was the greatest thing to happen to pro surfing since last week (ZoSea Media ASP take over).
I love it.
As fan of sport, you should too.
It was a subjective call. Judging is hard. Mistakes happen. It is not the first time the judges have over-scored a ride. It won’t be the last. It was, however, the best ‘over-score’ in the history of the ASP.
It really sets up a great rivalry for our sport: Julian vs. Gabriel. Regular foot vs. Goofy-foot. Aussie vs. Brazo. Blonde hair vs. Dark Hair. White hat vs Black hat. Nike v.s Rip Curl. New industry vs. Old industry. Yes! Thank you!
If you look at degrees of difficulty and you acknowledge that those big air reverses that Gabe completes are ridiculous, than I would say that yes, Julian was over scored. I emphasize “completes” because Gabe’s air game is punctuated by the smoothest of transitions. These smooth transitions sets Gabriel Medina apart from most.
Now, granted, Gabe makes it look easy. For him it is easy, but the judges shouldn’t be jaded by Gabriel’s expertise. It doesn’t mean he should be under-scored.
Watch the rides yourself using the Heat Analyzer.
Julian’s last wave play-by-play went something like this: a crumbly tube (a short tube) he busted through the foam ball to claim it then off the bottom to minor top turn then through the flat section to an average tail waft jam which ended the ride. This is a ride you will see daily at your local beach or on the amateur level. Not an 8.55. And just an average score when you compare it to Gabriel’s massive air reverse.
The real problem was Julian’s first scoring wave of the heat. Julian first scoring wave was WAAAYY over scored. If you, in comparison, look at Julian’s first wave v Gabe’s second wave you’ll see some big issues (both were tubes rides. That’s it, so you can compare them).
Julian’s tube was a solid wave, he pulled in cleanly, it instantly crumbled on him. He exited thru washy doggy door. Entire ride maybe lasted four seconds – max. Gabe’s tube was longer and cleaner. He connected two separate sections, exited cleanly, and also finished the wave with a vertical hit that lacked speed but it was a final move. Julian’s wave scored higher. This is where the judge’s over score took place.
Julian vs Gabriel. Regular foot vs Goofy-foot. Aussie vs Brazo. Blonde hair vs Dark Hair. White hat vs Black hat.
Surf fans are pissed. The haternet erupted. I’m stoked. You should be too. This sets up years of interesting heats between two new guard surf heroes.
Gabe left the stage when Julian was announced.
Was that a bad move? Doesn’t number two runner-up usually hang out while the awards presentation takes place?
They don’t like each other. Hurray! Sport!
RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL FINAL RESULTS:
1. Julian Wilson (AUS) 16.26
2. Gabriel Medina (BRA) 15.37
RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL SEMIFINAL RESULTS:
SF 1: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 13.80 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 5.27
SF 2: Julian Wilson (AUS) 19.27 vs. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 5.90
RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:
QF 1: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 15.60 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 10.67
QF 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 15.07 def. John John Florence (HAW) 11.23
QF 3: Julian Wilson (AUS) 15.13 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 14.34
QF 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 15.57 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 9.80
RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL REMAINING ROUND 5 RESULT:
Heat 4: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 7.34 def. Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 3.34
ASP WCT TOP 5 (After Rip Curl Pro Portugal):
1. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 52,700 pts
2. Kelly Slater (USA) 47,200 pts
3. Mick Fanning (AUS) 47,000 pts
4. John John Florence (HAW) 44,350 pts
5. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 37,650 pts
Top 5 stories
#1 SUP er attacked by shark for SUPPER. Maui beach closed tiger shark jawed up ona SUP rider paddling from here to there.
The 55-year-old paddle board and surfboard shaper said he was standing on his board waiting for waves to come in and “all of a sudden (I get) knocked off my board. I didn’t see anything.”
“I landed on the back of the shark,” he said.
He said the shark had a hold of his board and would not let go of it, so Peterson hit the shark with his paddle as he was in the water.
The shark let go but then came between him and the board and with his hands Peterson pushed the shark away and jumped back on his board.
#2 The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing hydrated by vitaminwater celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with $1Million in prize money, and 11-time world champion Kelly Slater (Florida) has signed on for the 3-event series, as has defending champion John John Florence (Hawaii). Slater last won the title in 1998. This year, there will be a one-time $100,000 winner-takes-all cash bonus for the Triple Crown champion. The largest global broadcast of professional surfing in history will take the Vans Triple Crown into more than 200 million homes worldwide.
#3 Chasing Mavericks debuts on the big screen this week Oct 26th to be exact
Karate Kid goes surfing. Young guys finds mentor to teach him the ropes. Young guy faces adversity.. deals with it.. then conquers sport.. and his fears at the same time.
Will Hollywood get surfing right?
#4 Patagonia Inc., a leading designer of core outdoor, surf and sport-related apparel, equipment, footwear and accessories, formally announces today the newest members of its ambassador team – surfers Joe Curren, Lea Brassy, Devon Howard, Kyle Thiermann, and kiteboarder Julien Fillion.
#5 THE BOARDROOM Best of Show Category Winners
1) Best Sustainable Surfboard
2) Best Longboard
3) Best Wooden Surfboard
4) Best Shortboard
5) Best Concept Surfboard
BEST SUSTAINABLE SURFBOARD – BRAD TUCKER/JACK YOUNG
Plantation-grown wood (no old growth)
Glassed with bamboo glassing fabric (instead of fiberglass)
Laminated with Entropy plant-based bio resins
Wood glued up with Eco Glue wood adhesive (less than 1% VOC)
All the wood shavings and sawdust go into my compost pile
This board was made from balsa but we also build them from recycled broken surfboards and even discarded EPS foam insulation and packing materials.
BEST LONGBOARD – MARC ANDREINI
1963 THE WHITE OWL BIG WAVE LONGBOARD
10’8″ by 20.5″ by 3.58″
Designed and shaped by Marc Andreini
1.25″ Old Growth Redwood Stringer and Blank glue up by Marc Andreini.
Double Volan Glass and Pigment by Doug Fletcher
Fin by Juan Rodriguez
This board is my interpretation of the original White Owl Gun built by Brian Bradley and Jeff White in Summerland, CA in 1963.
The original hung in the White Owl Shop from 1963 until 2010.
BEST WOODEN SURFBOARD – GARY LINDEN
Locally harvested agave stalks are used for 100% of the core and fins making this board about as Eco friendly as they come.
The board is a 9′ 8″ gun shaped to surf Todos Santos Island.
Harvested, glued up and shaped by Gary Linden.
Then Linden charges 35-foot waves on it.
BEST SHORTBOARD – HYDROFLEX/ROBERTS
ROBERTS BLACK PUNT
Hydroflex Patented 3D-glassing with a carbon-fiber infused blank from InCide Foam which encompasses a carbon fiber strip giving the shaper and surfer infinite control over the flex of the surfboard.
Uses Hydroflex 3D glassing and vacuum bagging to create the lightest glassing on the market with an unprecedented strength-to-weight ration.
Futures Interwoven Laminate Technology (ITL) fin boxes. The cutouts in the ITL box create a stronger bond without increasing weight.
Futures Vector II Roberts Honeycomb fins with the V2 foil that holds a better turning radius over conventional flat-sided fins.
This board is one of the most technologically advanced surfboards on the market.
BEST CONCEPT SURFBOARD – THOMAS MEYERHOFFER
Slip In single fin and added some special sauce features for an increased experience level:
Hollow AirNose for reduced swing weight
Carbon fiber flex tail for suspension and variable rocker
A new flexible single fin collaboration with Futures Fins that fits in a short box.
A record crowd flocked to The Boardroom International Surfboard Show to check out the the great surfboards, meet shapers and designers, and take in all the events and exhibits. Close to 4000 surfboard lovers walked the floor on Saturday and an additional 2000 enjoyed Sundays events. The show took place October 6 & 7, 2012 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and honored the ultimate surfer / shaper, 4X World Champion Mark Richards (MR), during the Icons of Foam Shaping Tribute presented by US Blanks.