The battle to become Champion has come down to the final event of the season, the Billabong Pipe Masters. After a day of action that saw the Men’s Pipe Invitational narrow the list of potential wildcards to four, Gabriel Medina (BRA), Mick Fanning (AUS) and Kelly Slater (USA) discussed their Tour seasons and their gameplans going into Pipe.
Channel angle of the Nov 12th swell at Peahi.
Today at the Rip Curl Pro at Supertubes he was the last man standing and it’s a Mick Fanning signature. He’s done it three times this year; you haven’t noticed he’s even in the event until he’s won it. Bells, J-Bay, and now Supertubes, all won in great waves and with surfing that couldn’t be denied. He now goes into Pipe alongside Kelly and Gabe, and this whole world title thing just got a lot more interesting.
There’s a reason why people refer to 11-time world champ Kelly Slater as “the king”. This clip/maneuver is yet another ground-breaking moment in the history of surfing.
Best comment from Ross Williams, one of the ASP commentators, as the camera showed us Jordy Smith and John Florence hanging out in the competitor’s area:
“It looks like John John is getting back to his haole moke roots with that outfit.”
Kelly Slater vs. John Florence in semifinal #2. Worth watching if you have the time.
THUNDERCLOUD - The international award winning feature length documentary by One Palm Media based around Cloudbreak in Fiji, will be hitting the shores of the USA for a substantial cinema tour starting in Sept 2014.
The much anticipated production has had successful screenings in Australia, Hawaii, Fiji, Spain as well as Vanuatu in the South Pacific and US surf fans can get their first glimpse of THUNDERCLOUD on the big screening at the USA Premiere event at La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas, California on the 18th Sept @ 7pm. Scheduled tour dates are as follows :
18th Sept, Thurs - La Paloma, Encinitas, CA screening 7pm
20th Sept, Sat - Bird’s Surf Shack screening, San Diego, CA 7pm
21th Sept, Sun - Krikorian Premiere Theatre, San Clemente, CA
23th Sept, Tues - Music Hall 3 Laemmle, West LA, CA screening 7pm
24th Sept, Wed - Charter Center Cinema, Huntington Beach, CA 7pm
25th Sept, Thurs - Arlington Theatre screening, Santa Barbara, CA 7pm
26th Sept, Fri - Balboa Theatre, San Francisco, CA 7pm
1st Oct, Wed - Tree House Cinema, Pensacola, FL screening
2nd Oct, Thurs - Sun Ray Cinema screening, Jacksonville FL 7pm
3rd Oct, Fri - The Terrace Theatre screening, Charleston SC 7pm
4th Oct, Sat - Penn Cinema, Wilmington, NC 7pm
5th Oct, Sun - RC Theatre screening, Kill Devil Hills, NC 7pm
7th Oct, Tues - Beach Movie Bistro screening, Virginia Beach, VA 7pm
8th Oct, Wed - Tilton 9, Atlantic City, NJ 7pm
10th Oct, Thurs - Tribeca Cinema, NYC 7pm
Dates & venues for Boston, New Hampshire, Maine & Nova Scotia are TBD.
Tickets and reserve seating are available at : onepalmmedia.com
Heavyweight chargers Kelly Slater and John John Florence lineup for a rematch of last year at Pipe Masters.
Watch this entire heat. Amazing.
You will hear the phrase “borderline tow only” said a lot today. Teahupoo as good as it gets right now. This is what it’s all about folks.