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Jay Alders Surf Art

February 6th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Photography tends to dominate artists’ depictions of surfing and beach life.  The work of Jay Alders comes as a refreshing break from this trend, as he caricature-izes common surf imagery.  The dude is the real deal — he’s a surfer, skater, snowboarder, and his online bio says he likes to meditate, lead a vegan lifestyle, and donate to PETA.  I bet the ladies just eat that right up. More »

Dane Reynolds & Dumpster Diver

February 4th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Dane has been known to ride some crazy shapes. His newest creation is called the “Dumpster Diver”. Not to sure of the dimensions of the board but it looks like he is having some fun on it. More »

Josh Kerr and the Rusty Boys

February 4th, 2010 by John Zanussi

While on a photo shoot for a new pair of board shorts, Josh Kerr and the rest of the Rusty team had some time to get a few sessions in.  Looks like they were working pretty damn hard… More »

Contests

Head Judge of the ASP World Tour Perry Hatchett is Fired

February 3rd, 2010 by John Zanussi

  The ASP made a decision today not to renew head judge, Perry Hatchett’s, contract. Perry became the head judge in 1997 when Renato Hickel stepped away to become part of tour management. Over the years, Hatchett has made some controversial calls during key moments in WCT events. Who could forget the final at J-Bay in 2005 when Slater needed a 9.23 to beat Andy Irons with 35 seconds left and got a marginal wave that was scores a 9.5 resulting in a win? Or how about in 2008 when Slater beat Taj at the Boost Mobile Pro at Trestles in the finals? There was a lot of noise roaming around and a lot of people were saying Taj got robbed. With less then a month until the first WCT event of the year, the ASP has selected Richie Porta, the head judge of the Women’s Tour to be the interim judge until they find someone else. We’ll see how the beginning of the year pans out without and official head judge and it will be interesting to see who the ASP appoints the new job. More »

Books

Joel Parkinson’s New Book: “PARKO+FRIENDS”

February 3rd, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Apparently Parko has been toying around with the idea of putting a book together for some time now. Later this month, his first book “Parko+Friends” will drop. This isn’t going to be your regular autobiography of his life as a pro surfer. It’s more of a book that shares the places he’s been and the friends he’s met along the way along with some excellent photos. What better then the inside jokes and stories that take place on surf trips with pictures to go with it? Joel had this to say about the book: “I just wanted a book that made people appreciate all the good times and good friends surfing has given ‘em.” PARKO+FRIENDS launches in Australia on February 18 and is available in bookshops or Billabong stockists. It will be launched in Europe and the US later this year. More »

Super High-Def: Julian Wilson

February 3rd, 2010 by John Zanussi

I cannot get enough of these high definition videos from Quiksilver. In this edition, Julian Wilson is boosting insane airs at 1000 frames a second. I could watch this stuff all day. More »

Leftovers

February 3rd, 2010 by John Zanussi

A quick little edit from Mike Sander of some New Hampshire leftovers. More »

Boards

Kelly Slater’s Latest Shape: “The Chunnel”

February 2nd, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Slater is keeping at it with experimenting with crazy shapes and board designs. His newest creation is “The Chunnel” and just like his other creations, looks like nothing I’ve ever seen before. More »

Art

Octopus Chandeliers by Adam Wallacavage

February 2nd, 2010 by EG

  These are the absolute dopest home accessories you could possibly own.  This gallery contains over a dozen custom octopus chandeliers by sculptor/photographer Adam Wallacavage, all of which make me want to redesign my entire house.  Would you believe it that this dude is actually allergic to shellfish?  True story.  Wallacavage is a featured artist at Hurley; they have an exclusive video interview with him in his home that you can check out here.  More »

Contests, Features

Rip Curl Pro Search 2010 is heading to the Caribbean

February 1st, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Two years ago was it was Bali and last year it was Portugal. The 2010 Rip Curl Pro Search will be held ‘Somewhere in the Caribbean’ and we won’t know the official location until the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach in April. This announcement does put away a lot of the rumors that were flying around about this year’s location but now a whole new set of rumors starts: Where in the caribbean? The Search event’s waiting period does not start until October 30th and the Caribbean can be hit or miss that time of the year as far as swell. The Atlantic Hurricane season is coming to a close and it is still a little early for the east coast nor’easters to start pumping. I’m going to come right out and say that Puerto Rico has to be the favorite here. Giving its surfing history, ability to hold large contests and of course the excellent swells it receives, I don’t see how they would choose anywhere else. Maybe Barbados? Let’s here what you guys think in the comments…. UPDATE: The location for the Rip Curl Pro Search 2010 has been announced, click the link to find out where in the Caribbean it will be held! More »

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