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Contests, Features

Kelly Slater High Fives Jordy Smith at the Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico

March 7th, 2011 by John Zanussi

I was going through the thousands of photos I took, while down in Puerto Rico, at the Rip Curl Pro Search last November, and came across the one above. As soon as I saw it, the feeling of déjà vu came over me and I was reminded of the level of excitement that was on the beach that day. More »


Kelly Slater wins 2010 Rip Curl Pro Portugal

October 14th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Well, Kelly Slater has done it again and his quest for a 10th world title might soon be over. Earlier today, Slater defeated Jordy Smith in the final heat of the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Portugal. Not only is this Kelly’s third win of the year but he now has a commanding lead over the 2nd ranked Jordy Smith, of over 9000 points. More »

Rip Curl Pro Portugal Final Heat

October 14th, 2010 by John Zanussi

This morning in Portugal the world number 1 Kelly Slater and the world number 2 Jordy Smith battled it out in the final heat of the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Portugal. More »

Surf Movies

Lucid Trailer and Australian Premieres

September 13th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  A guy I’ve been following on Vimeo for a while and posted a bunch of his videos here is filmmaker, Nicholas Damen. He’s been hard at work with Simon Treweek during last year or so working on their first feature film called Lucid. More »

Super Sessions: Indonesia

May 1st, 2010 by John Zanussi

Super sessions in Indo with Dusty Payne, Jordy Smith, Eric Geiselman, Laurie Towner, and Craig Anderson. Watch the video for yourself and let us know what you think of these sweet prefect barrels. More »

South Straddie Super Session

March 24th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Seems like South Straddie was the place to be this day. With all the Pros still sticking around the Gold Coast from the Quiksilver Pro a couple weeks ago and Bells event coming up next week, they were all on Straddie in a heartbeat. This was the best day of the year so far for South Straddie, with 4-6 foot barrels. Check out the best surfers in the World surfing epic Gold Coast conditions, even 12 year old Jack Robinson ‘super grom’ was all up on it! More »


JS Signature Series

March 22nd, 2010 by John Zanussi

  JS Surfboards just put out their new Signature Series of boards, featuring five of their top pro surfers. They went with Joel Parkinson, Bruce Irons, Jordy Smith, Mark Occhilupo, and Luke Egan. Each signature model comes in about 20 different sizes ranging anywhere from a 5’9” to a 6’6”. More details after the jump. More »

Jordy’s New JS Signature Model

March 22nd, 2010 by John Zanussi

Jordy Smith looking really good with his new JS signature model board under his feet. After a good result at the Quiksilver Pro, Jordy sticks around the Gold Coast for some epic surf conditions. More »

Owen Wright Wins Boost Surf Sho

March 15th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Owen Wright takes down Mick Fanning, Jordy Smith, Josh Kerr, Cooper Chapman, and Chippa Wilson in the final. Winning the Air contest and $25,000, Wright just blew up Bondi Beach and took the contest by his tricky aerial maneuvers. Check out SURFBANG’s post for more info about the Boost Surf Sho. More »

World’s Top Surfers Attack Rincon

March 13th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Here is a list of the guys surfing in this video: Bobby Martinez, Jordy Smith, Cory Arrambide, Conner Coffin, Nate Yeomans, Yadin Nicol, Tom Curren, Pete Mussio, Bobby Morris, Sean Lesh, Sean Johnson. Need I say more? More »

Contests, Photo Bang

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Wrap Up & Photos

March 4th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Well, the first contest of the year is over and done with and we have a new number one surfer in the rankings. His name, Taj Burrow, and with this win, it makes three in a row for the 13 year veteran. Taj took down the last contest of the 2009 season, at the Pipeline Masters and more recently won the 4-Star WQS Breaka Burleigh Pro, just over a week ago. The way he’s been surfing is just insane and it’s going to be interesting to see how long he can hold that number one spot for. The rest of the contest saw some real sick heats and a few unlikely upsets during the middle rounds. Most of last year’s top 10 were out by the time the quarters rolled around. Damien Hobgood, Mick Fanning and Kelly Slater all lost their Rond 4 heats. CJ was out in Round 3 with a loss to Daniel Ross, and in the quarters, Adriano went down against Taj, and Parko lost to Dane. Along with the top guys out, all the Snapper Rock local’s were out too, and Parko wasn’t too happy about it. After his loss, Parko said, “It’s a bit of a bummer because the local boys have had kind of a strangle hold on the event at Snapper and to lose that is a little bit depressing I guess but next year for sure we’ll be back,”. One of the most amazing heats I’ve seen in a while was that quarter final heat between Parko and Dane Reynolds. Both guys stepped up their level of surfing and were laying down some serious maneuvers. Parko had two high 8’s but he just couldn’t catch up to Dane who’s top two scoring waves were a 9.27 and 9.93. Dane went on to face Jody in the semis, but couldn’t find his grove throughout the heat and let Jordy take the win. While we’re at it, let’s give it up to Jordy Smith. The guy is really starting to figure out how to compete and it is obviously paying off for him. I love seeing the younger guys fight their way through the contest and get good results. Jordy took down some big names, including the one and only, nine times world champ, Kelly Slater, in Round 4 and then knocked off Bede Durbidge in the quarters. It really looked like he was going to take down Taj in the finals, as he had a couple good scores and Taj had only 1 low scoring wave for a while, but Taj picked off a couple nicer set waves and ran away with the heat. If you missed any of the contest, you can watch all the heats on demand on the contest’s website and we will be posting highlights in the videos section. The next contest of the year is the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, Australia and the waiting period starts on March 30th. For the complete list of this year’s contests click here and make sure to keep up on SURFBANG for more updates. More »


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