071 – Surf News, January 20, 2015

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We started today with the horrendous news about the death of Ricardo dos Santos. David and Scott begin the show processing the tragedy, and then cover the details of the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout, Bruce Irons and Mason Ho’s RC car races, Zoltan’s kickflips, Kelly’s rumored involvement with Firewire, and Miki Dora’s personal attack against David. That’s right, huge drama this week in surfing and we get to the bottom of it all. Enjoy!

RIP RICARDO DOS SANTOS

So unbelievably senseless and tragic. Details are still emerging, but StabMag.com is updating their post regularly. LINK HERE

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PE’AHI GREEN LIT THEN RED LIT

The WSL officially called it on for tomorrow and then officially called it off. Oh, and Kelly’s in the draw! There are still 5 weeks in the waiting period so hopefully see the contest run.

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DA HUI BACKDOOR SHOOTOUT

Congratulations Mason Ho! Surfline did a pretty killer job covering the event. Here’s the link to their story. And equally entertaining is the link to Mason’s interview on BeachGrit.com

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Bruce Irons got a 10 at Backdoor but the webcast camera’s missed it! Thankfully, Tyler Rock from Freesurf Magazine was on the beach and had a camera rolling. Here it is.

John John wasn’t allowed to surf in the event because it wasn’t sanctioned by the WSL, but he got this wave at Off The Wall.

JIMBO PELLEGRINE LOSES HIS ARM!

The world’s best heavyweight surfer loses his arm to a passing vehicle! Crazy story. LINK HERE

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ZOLTAN’S KICKFLIPS & REINHART’S SHUVIT

 

MUST-SEE MOMENT

David’s Pick: Ryan Burch shredding the Block of Foam.

Stranger than Friction… filming for “Stoked and Broke” from www.KORDUROY.tv on Vimeo.

God Music from ‘The Reef’ starring Ryan Burch from Jon Frank on Vimeo.

Scott’s Pick: Ricardo dos Santos’ acceptance speech when receiving the AI Award.

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The cowardly Brazilian off-duty military police officer, Luiz Paulo Mota Brentano, who shot and killed Ricardo dos Santos. Brentano and his brother were apprehended by military police following the attack and it’s understood Brentano has a heavy history of brutality. The soldier, stationed in Joinville, had previously had two complaints brought before the Public Prosector’s Office in Santa Catarina over alleged crimes of abuse of authority, bodily injury, threat and home invasion. In both cases he was acquitted over a lack of evidence.

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Ricardo dos Santos for his heroic Wave of the Winter in 2012. Rip In Peace, RDS!

One thought on “071 – Surf News, January 20, 2015

  1. Dave

    Dave,

    Regarding the Dora comment; Dora seems like a sociopath who is always self serving and doesn’t deem others worthy of judging him. His statement has a kernel of truth which he then exaggerates which is once you submit yourself to the structure of pro surfing you now have to play by the “money man’s” rule. But what he neglects to state is that surfers freely submit themselves to this structure, if you would pay me to surf but told me I had to follow your rules I would say “where do I sign up.” As for all the followers, most people I know got into surfing because it looked fun and is cool not because of the ASP, the ASP is an after thought for a lot of people. Second, lots of people try to surf like the pros because pros rip, the skill level at which pros surf is very enviable to your average surfer. Lastly, a lot of problems the surfing community faces today would clear up if surfing was not cool.

    Dave

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