Surfing News: Parko Push, Slater Camera-gate, Spongers & Wassle & Parko
Encinitas, Ca. October 10, 2013 — — Surfing News Podcast
Parko Push in France
Joel Parkinson and Marc Lacamore battled in round 2 during the Quiksilver Pro in France
Came down to the wire; Lacamore caught a right-hander and did three vertical tail blowing hits into the top section of the wave and two or three cut backs 8.23
Parko caught one behind him and did two big turns and a cutback. Scored an 8.5 and Parko went on to win.
WAS PARKO PUSHED?
Mick v Medina Final
Mick Fanning and Gabe Medina surfed the finals of this event and Gabe Medina took to he air , performing maneuvers that only a handful of surfers on tour can do at will; Mick Fanning not one of them; Mick surfed solidly; powerful rail gouging tail blowing critical turns but not in the air. Many people concerned that progressive surfing is not being rewarded by the asap judges. This is 2013 not 1999 –
ARE WE GOING BACKWARDS?
Camera Man Slays Slater
During the WCT Rip Curl Pro Supertuboes in Portugal ; Kelly Slater lost in Round 1 and during the heat and appeared to be interfered with by a water photographer.
DID THE WATER PHOTOGRAPHER COST KELLY THE HEAT?
Dave Wassle Knife-gate Tahiti
In the spring Dave Wassle traveled to Tahiti and towed into a spot in the process not letting the local boogies catch any waves. Locals fed up and take off on a bomb cutting off Wassle in the process. The picture is crazy, the video is mental and then Surfing mag asks Dave for his side of the story in a video interview; Dave agrees and does the interview while sharpening a knife.
WAS THE KNIFE A SET-UP DIRECTED PART OF THE SHOT OR A COINCIDENCE ?
Parko Portugal Sponge
Parko, during a free surf at supertubos, cuts off a a local boogie ; words exchanged joel gets slapped by the boogie boarder ; all caught on film;
SHOULD VISITING PRO SURFERS TAKE THE HIGH-ROAD AND RESPECT LOCAL SURFERS? OR JUST TAKE-OFF?
Tim Hogan’s mission is to honor the fin and its innovators as the defining variable in surfing’s progression in a documentary film. His Kickstarter campaign just launched.
IS THE FIN WORTHY OF A DOCUMENTARY?
Matt Calvani Wins Terry Martin Tribute
Last weekend during the Boardroom surfboard show Matt Calvani BING’s lead shaper designer owner – won the Icons of Foam Tribute to the Terry Martin. Congrats to Matt Calvani and his wife Margaret – they are expecting a child.
WHICH LEGENDARY SHAPER SHOULD THE BOARDROOM HONOR NEXT YEAR?
Chunk of Foam Challenge
Anatomy of Terrible Webcast
Dooma / Snake fired
Awesomely chill dude except for when he’s in the water, Joel Parkinson (you sure learn how to share waves growing up in Coolangatta!), got in a squabble yesterday at Peniche. Based on visuals alone, Joel took off on the outside of a bodyboarder, who didn’t appreciate sharing, and relayed his thoughts to Joel with broken English and swing o’ the palm. Joel’s gestures to the takeoff zone suggest that he feels he was next in line. This is what happens when two people are in the right.
Now, Joel’s owner of one world title and currently chasing a not-completely-outta-reach second one. He’s in Portugal to compete, and every surf outside of the contest area is important to what happens inside the contest area. Regardless of whether or not it’s his fault, there’s gonna be a squeak of entitlement in his mind.
Conversely, the bodyboarder is totes mad because Localz Only. The 34 best competitive surfers land at your home spot, each with a four-pack entourage in tow? You’re gonna get a little shirty when they roll up to Your sandbank and start sharing waves. Then again, they’re only at your spot for max. two weeks, and really, trying to slap someone cause they burnt you after you maybe snaked them is just, like, not mellow.
“There’s always a couple of heated moments,” said Joel after his heat. “It’s the day before the event, you’re trying to catch a couple, and y’know, there’s a few bodyboarders, there’s always one or two bodyboarders that are, I guess, trying to stamp their authority. We were just trying to get waves, and I had a little run in, but it’s all sorted, it’s all good. I think if we all show respect and treat each other how we should treat ourselves, I think it’ll all work out. But definitely, I think it just gets heated when there’s not a lot of waves, and one comes and it’s your turn, and someone drops in, so… that’s how it happens.”
This situation isn’t the kinda thing you see Joel in the mix with often. The churning sand pit he squeezed through after the incident however, certainly is. The incident has also led to Peniche enjoying increased police. Why don’t we just increase the peace instead? Here’s a challenge: Read this without commenting about surfer/bodyboarder hierarchy!