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Home Sweet Home for Parko

February 7th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Drinking beer, going fishing, and sitting on the couch…..ah the life of a pro surfer! Parko explains what he’s been up to at home for the past month after finishing up the 2009 WCT. Make it past Joel talking and there is some footage of him and some friends surfing their home breaks. More »

Contests

2010 ASP World Championship Tour Schedule

February 7th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  The WCT tour officially starts in a few weeks and what kind of surf website would we be if we didn’t let you know when and where this year’s events are. All the dates and locations are after the jump and make sure to stay on SURFBANG for contest updates as they happen. More »

Art

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 »

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