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Hurley Pro Trestles Free Surf

October 6th, 2010 by John Zanussi

If you’re still missing the amazing contest and event that was the 2010 Hurley Pro at Trestles here’s a good clip of some of the top guys free surfing during their downtime. More »

Quiksilver Pro France Day 1 Highlights

September 29th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Quiksilver Pro France day 1 was insane! Some sick slabs rolling in and guys were getting some nice tube time. Check out Adam Melling’s tube/beating at 1:03. Nothing like a sick barrel and a nasty slam afterward. More »

Contests

Quiksilver Quik Box

September 27th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Here are a few things you can learn about pro surfers thanks to the Quiksilver Quik Box at this year’s Quiksilver Pro France. More »

Taj warming up at Lowers

September 8th, 2010 by John Zanussi

I think someone should teach Taj how to throw tail……… More »

Web Sites

Why do you surf?

August 13th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Last week, Billabong launched a pretty cool website called “I Surf Because”, which asks all surfer’s why do you surf? More »

Taj And His New Quiver for Bells

April 5th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Taj placed second at his last event, but before that won three contests in a row. He’s been on fire ever since the first place finish at the Pipeline Masters in December to close out 2009. Here’s Taj explaining his new look and his feelings about being on tour. TB also shows off his new quiver while dressing them up with some new stickers, new tail-pads and fresh new orange paint job. If you want to see more boards from the pros, check out the post we made last week on who is riding what at Bells. For even more action, make sure […] More »

Boards, Contests

Who’s Riding What at Bells

March 30th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Thanks to the internet we are getting all sorts of looks at what the pros are choosing to ride for each contest. Over the past week or so, we’ve been seeing a few guys or their sponsors post pictures and dimensions of some of the boards they might be ridding in the upcoming contest at Bells Beach. More »

Tweet of the Week

Pro Surfer Tweet of the Week: Taj Burrow 3/20

March 21st, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Now that almost every pro surfer is on twitter there is a lot more we learn from these guys as they tweet details from their every day lives. I’m going to start a weekly feature here, where I pick a tweet from a pro on our twitter list and post it up.  More »

Contests

Josh Kerr beats Taj to win the Drug Aware Pro

March 21st, 2010 by John Zanussi

  The 6-star PRIME WQS Drug Aware Pro at Margaret River in Western Australia wrapped up yesterday, and what a finish it was. Josh Kerr came from behind to beat the home town favorite Taj Burrow in the final heat, to claim the win and keep Taj from winning yet another contest. The waves were going off throughout the final contest which provided for some excellent surfing from all the guys. More »

Contests

Boost Mobile Surf Sho

March 11th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  The first international surf competition to take place at Bondi Beach, Australia in 20 years is happening this weekend thanks to Boost Mobile Surf Sho presented by Samsung. This isn’t going to be your regular surf contest, it is an all out aerial show event and there will be some big names blasting airs trying to win the first place $30,000 prize. Among the 32 competitors will be none other then Kelly Slater, Taj Burrow, Owen Wright, Jordy Smith and Mick Fanning so be prepared for a great event. Along with the contest, there will be a live concert and a bunch of huge giveaways. The event takes place March 12th – 14th, so if you’re in Australia and close to Bondi Beach, you should definitely go check it out. If you can’t be there, they will be streaming the contest live on the web on the event’s website. 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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