SURFING INDUSTRY NEWS: TOP 5 Surf News Stories – ASP, Bruce Irons, Parko, Fanning Opts Out of REEF event
SURFING INDUSTRY NEWS: TOP 5 Stories in Surfing – NOV 15 2009 – ASP, Bruce Irons, Parko, Fanning Opts Out of REEF event
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TOP 5 Stories in Surfing – NOV 15 2009
#5 If its good enough for the Pros it should be good enough for the Pros – dateline Oceanside — The (ASP) Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS) men’s and womens PLA Pro Championships presented by Gidget saw some of the world’s top competitive longboard talent including three-time ASP World Longboard Champion Colin McPhillips (San Clemente, CA), 34, and reigning two-time ASP Women’s World Longboard Champion Jen Smith (San Diego, CA), 23, take to the water in hopes to claim this year’s regional title.
A longboard contest in Oceanside – quite a concept – they’ve been having them their since the 1960s. The waves are good, the competitors happy, the businesses in Oceanside are happy. The surfers in Oceanside are happy.
Everyone is happy.
Among the competitors still competing and still happy at the PLA Pro Championships presented by Gidget Quarterfinals
Heat 1: Cori Schumacher (USA) 13.50, Lindsay Steinride (USA) 10.33,
Heat 2: Jennifer Smith (USA) 8.56, Kate Easton (USA) 5.90,
Heat 3: Crystal Dzigas (HAW) 9.10, Hallie Rohr (USA) 8.13, Heat 4: Megan Godinez (HAW) 9.16, Stacia Ahina (HAW) 7.96
#4 SURFER DIES AT ROCKAWAY BEACH – A 36-year-old man surfing off Rockaway Beach in Queens died on Thursday after getting caught in pounding surf churned up by a passing tropical storm, the authorities said.
A Fire Department spokesman said that two firefighters responding to an emergency call pulled the man out of the water.
Emergency medical technicians tried to revive the surfer, but he was pronounced dead at a local hospital. His name was not immediately released.
The spokesman said it appeared that the man had been in the water alone when a leg strap that tethered his surfboard to his ankle became tangled, and rough surf pushed him toward a jetty.
BE CAREFUL OUT THERE – WINTER TIME – LOBSTER TRAPS = when in doubt do not paddle out
#3 Surfing is the only industry monopolized sport in the world according to the Sydney Morning Herald
The ASP World Tour began in 1982 but the income to its athletes is minimal compared to other professional sports, such as tennis and golf, despite the industry being worth $19 billion world wide.
The flow down to surfers has been a slow and modest trickle.
The Big Three of surfing – Quiksilver, Billabong and Rip Curl – own eight of the 10 events on the world tour, together with about half the licences on the World Qualifying Series, the satellite feeder system to the stars.
What is good for the sport isn’t necessarily good for the industry.
#2 SURFING MAGAZINE TWITTER : Mick Fanning pulls out of Reef Hawaiian Pro, his own sponsor’s event, to save himself for Pipeline. White boy WANTS that world title!
#1 Swamis Surfing Association neutered itself on Tuesday night. Deciding NOT to make a stand either FOR or AGAINST the proposed LB contest at Swamis. The Swamis Club, of which I’m unofficially affiliated, their testes swam up into the stomach cavity. Make a stand you PC morons.
Who is John Scott – 74 year old tagger
ASP Europe Dave Mailman interview – Sport Needs More Change – to feel like free surfing.
Surfing is the only industry monopolized sport in the world – Where’s The BEEF?
Bruce Irons Golf Digest Interview – This is the best Bruce Irons interview I’ve ever read