084 – Surf News, April 14, 2015

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We open today’s show discussing a couple insightful emails from listeners who know much more about our show topics than we do (no sarcasm intended!). We also analyze the WSL going into what looks to be a phenomenal forecast at Margaret River and coming off of two lackluster events. We’re thrilled to announce the addition of Puerto Escondido to the Big Wave World Tour and the “Badcast” to the world of surf commentary. We close out the show with our Must-See Moments and David provides this week’s Duke and Kook. Enjoy!

RECAP FROM LAST SHOW

Grant “Twiggy” Baker won the Titans of Maverick’s event last year, not Pete Mel. Pete did, however, win 2013.

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BELLS BEACH FINAL

Style must be addressed! It is the opinion of this humble critic that Fanning surfed infinitely better than Adriano. While I acknowledge Adriano is surfing to the judges criteria, one cannot ignore that Mick’s surfing is better, more precise, and I’d argue much more appealing. The fact that these heat scores are tied illustrates the limitations of the current judging criteria.

MARGARET RIVER EVENT

The swell forecast is very good. Kelly’s sitting in 12th position. What will become of the Brazilian Storm? Will Jay Davies spoil them all? Do not miss it!

Watch the full event here.

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THE BWWT GOES TO PUERTO ESCONDIDO

Dungeons is gone, but Puerto is a GO!

Link to article on StabMag.com

SURF CELEBRITY CROSSOVERS

Steph Gilmore was recently featured in Harpers Bazaar, click here.

Steph Gilmore in Baazar

The brothers Florence were in British Vogue, click here.

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And Anastasia Ashley for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

THE BOARDROOM SHOW

David’s been helping Roger Hinds prepare for The Ultimate Craftsman by filming the process of the build. Here are his first two (of four) videos.

MUST-SEE MOMENT

David’s Pick: Kelly’s candid conversation with Ross Williams.

Scott’s: Anthony Tashnick by Kyle Buthman

DUKE

David’s Duke: Jay Davies for winning the trials event at Margaret River and earning a wildcard spot in the main event. Look at this bloke!!! He’s on fire!

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Scott’s Duke: Anthony Tashnick (see Must-See Moment’s above, and yes, Bassy phoned it in yet again!)

KOOK

WSL for clearing copying Red Bull’s 21 Days series with their new Priority series. I’m glad WSL is producing human-interest style content, but this is a blatant copy of Red Bull’s excellent series. Here’s the evidence.

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3 thoughts on “084 – Surf News, April 14, 2015

  1. William

    Hi guys!

    Thanks for the interesting chat about risk vs safety surfing. I was a little surprised that you didn’t bring up the point of Julians surfing a few years back (2014?) when he had a hard time getting scores that he wanted. This is during a period when his surfing was crazy and many of his peers were talking about the technicality if his surfing, grab-variations and rawness that weren’t getting rewarded by the judges. He made changes in his surfing to give the judges what they want. He went from a 1-10point ride surfer to a steady 8 surfer. Hopefully he’ll catch on to the changes in judging where he can use his 8 skills in the lower rounds and pull out his gnarly surfing in the finals. He should calm down his claiming though…

    Yay!

    W

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    1. DS Post author

      JC, the original links are broken. I’ll try to find a new one when the event runs again and post it on Facebook and Twitter.

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