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SURFING NEWS: SRN, MAVERICKS, BWWT, US OPEN, SURF CHANNEL,THE BOARDROOM,

SURFING NEWS: SRN, MAVERICKS, BWWT, US OPEN, SURF CHANNEL,THE BOARDROOM,


AUG 05, 2012 – – Surfing news, Surf news, Surf Channel, Surf Industry

US Open – big day of action today — final day … Dane v Kelly

EMAIL: — A FAN’S PERSPECTIVE: They’ve made it okay again; this fog will last a few more years, and there will be a back lash; lipstick on a pig can only last so long before the masses realize they’ve been kissing a pig and not Marilyn Monroe.

The puppeteers are doing what they do best, selling the surfing lifestyle as a day-time RAVE for 17-year-olds, “let’s get drunk, smoke cloves and listen to music…, oh shit, here come the cops”;

SURFING DOES NOT COME FIRST, if it did, they’d run the US Open at a really good surf spot. In the long run, this event hurts competitive surfing. It doesn’t hurt the selling of surfing, but it hurts true competitive surfing.

THE US OPEN of Golf is not held at Oceanside Municipal Golf Course. Maybe it should be? Plenty of parking and a main street, plus, you can get an alcohol permit. Huntington Beach (if you strip away the history, the pier setting, and the Main Street) is just a run-of-the-mill California beach break. Sure it gets good. Really good. In October. In January. If the surfing competition was priority number one, it would be held somewhere else. Somewhere worthy of the nations Open Championship.

Que a smattering of well-played excuses in 3, 2, 1… “can’t do it a Lowers; what about parking for 200K; the city really benefits from the revenue; where else can you get an “arena”; we’ve been having this contest here forever; the industry loves it here; yada, yada, yada.”

All valid points. It’s easy to rationalize. However, just because “we’ve had a surfing competition here forever,” does not make it okay. It makes us stupid. Insane. Bottom line: surfing competition does not come first at the US Open of Surfing.

That’s okay. Let them kiss pork. Call me when Kelly’s wave pool is perfected. They can have the US Open of Surfing at Coachella.

Now the final day matchups are very impressive. I must say I’m looking forward to the final day action. After all, I am a fan…
…of surfing in good waves. — Jay T. in Carlsbad

SEGMENT 1 SPONSOR —

THE BOARDROOM INTERNATIONAL SURFBOARD SHOW


HONORING MARK RICHARDS IN THE ICONS OF FOAM SHAPING TRIBUTE PRESENTED BY US BLANKS

    October 6 & 7, 2012
    Del Mar Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall
    Open to the Public
    Food, Music, Fun
    Exhibits, Shaping, Events, Art
    $10; U12 FREE
    Free sub to SURFER Magazine for each paid entrant

EVENTS AND EXHIBITS INCLUDE:

    QNA SHAPING BAY
    BEST OF SHOW
    VINTAGE SWAP SHOWDOWN
    CINEMA GROTTO SHORT FILMS FEST
    SURFAID BOARD ART BENEFIT
    ARTIZEN LIVE PERFORMANCE ART
    ECO-SWIRL LAMINATING
    GUN CLUB LOUNGE
    MUSIC BY SURFERS FOR SURFERS
    Autograph & Book Signings

SURF REPORT WITH SOLPSOT.COM’S ADAM WRIGHT:

SEGMENT 2: 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;

LIBERIA Surfing with Sean Brody – Surf Resource Network

What is the latest with surfing in and around Liberia?

Liberia and the ISA?

You are on your way to do some Masters Degree work over there, correct?

What would you tell someone thinking about a surf trip to liberia; what are the goods what are the bads?

Are there ugly Americans?

What do you eat?

Any dangers in the water?

SEGMENT 3 SPONSOR —

THE BOARDROOM INTERNATIONAL SURFBOARD SHOW


HONORING MARK RICHARDS IN THE ICONS OF FOAM SHAPING TRIBUTE PRESENTED BY US BLANKS

    October 6 & 7, 2012
    Del Mar Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall
    Open to the Public
    Food, Music, Fun
    Exhibits, Shaping, Events, Art
    $10; U12 FREE
    Free sub to SURFER Magazine for each paid entrant

EVENTS AND EXHIBITS INCLUDE:

    QNA SHAPING BAY
    BEST OF SHOW
    VINTAGE SWAP SHOWDOWN
    CINEMA GROTTO SHORT FILMS FEST
    SURFAID BOARD ART BENEFIT
    ARTIZEN LIVE PERFORMANCE ART
    ECO-SWIRL LAMINATING
    GUN CLUB LOUNGE
    MUSIC BY SURFERS FOR SURFERS
    Autograph & Book Signings

TOP 5 STORIES — SURFING NEWS: Mavericks Contest and Big Wave World Tour Join Forces

    Early Winter Swells Anticipated for Mavericks Invitational; Organizers Announce Partnership with the Big Wave World Tour
    the organizers of the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest are opening the contest season on November 1, 2012.
    The contest waiting period is officially November 1, 2012, through March 31, 2013
    Mavericks Invitational organizers are also announcing a partnership with the Big Wave World Tour.
    The tour showcases the world’s top surfers and local standouts as they battle extreme conditions, and each other, in a season long battle to become the next Big Wave World Champion. The tour includes events in Chile, Peru, Mexico, and now in California. For additional details, visit MavericksInvitational.com.

THE COMPETITORS:

Matt Ambrose (Pacifica, CA)

Ryan Augenstein (Santa Cruz, CA)

Grant “Twiggy” Baker (South Africa)

Chris Bertish (South Africa)

Carlos Burle (Brazil)

Ken “Skindog” Collins (Santa Cruz, CA)

Shane Desmond (Santa Cruz, CA)

Shawn Dollar (Santa Cruz, CA)

Shane Dorian (Hawaii)

Nathan Fletcher (San Clemente, CA)

Mark Healey (Hawaii)

Rusty Long (San Clemente, CA)

Greg Long (San Clemente, CA)

Alex Martins (Brazil)

Peter Mel (Santa Cruz, CA)

Ryan Seelbach (San Francisco, CA)

Kelly Slater (Florida)

Tyler Smith (Santa Cruz, CA)

Jamie Sterling (Hawaii)

Anthony Tashnick (Santa Cruz, CA)

Grant Washburn (San Francisco, CA)

Dave Wassel (Hawaii)

Ben Wilkinson (Australia)

Zach Wormhoudt (Santa Cruz, CA)

#2 US Open – big day of action today — final day … Dane v Kelly
Baldy give me your impressions of the US Open

A FAN’S PERSPECTIVE: They’ve made it okay again; to surf in crap; this fog will last a few more years, and there will be a back lash; lipstick on a pig can only last so long before the masses realize they’ve been kissing a pig and not Marilyn Monroe.

The puppeteers are doing what they do best, selling the surfing lifestyle as a day-time RAVE for 17-year-olds, “let’s get drunk, smoke cloves and listen to music…, oh shit, here come the cops”;

SURFING DOES NOT COME FIRST, if it did, they’d run the US Open at a really good surf spot. In the long run, this event hurts competitive surfing. It doesn’t hurt the selling of surfing, but it hurts true competitive surfing.

THE US OPEN of Golf is not held at Oceanside Municipal Golf Course. Maybe it should be? Plenty of parking and a main street, plus, you can get an alcohol permit. Huntington Beach (if you strip away the history, the pier setting, and the Main Street) is just a run-of-the-mill California beach break. Sure it gets good. Really good. In October. In January. If the surfing competition was priority number one, it would be held somewhere else. Somewhere worthy of the nations Open Championship.

Que a smattering of well-played excuses in 3, 2, 1… “can’t do it a Lowers; what about parking for 200K; the city really benefits from the revenue; where else can you get an “arena”; we’ve been having this contest here forever; the industry loves it here; yada, yada, yada.”

All valid points. It’s easy to rationalize. However, just because “we’ve had a surfing competition here forever,” does not make it okay. It makes us stupid. Insane. Bottom line: surfing competition does not come first at the US Open of Surfing.

That’s okay. Let them kiss pork. Call me when Kelly’s wave pool is perfected. They can have the US Open of Surfing at Coachella.

Now the final day matchups are very impressive. I must say I’m looking forward to the final day action. After all, I am a fan.

#3 SURF CHANNEL – The founder of The Tennis Channel and The Ski Channel is launching The Surf Channel, in mid-September. Founder Steve Bellamy said the video-on-demand network should be accessible to 20 million households when it launches through cable, satellite and online distribution partners including Comcast, Cox Communications, DirecTV, Dish Network, Filmon.com and YouTube.

#4 LACK of SURF in S0. Cal; dismal is an understatement

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