096 – Surf News, July 6, 2015

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Surf news! David and Scott discuss the sorry state of surf filmmaking, and the few glimmers of hope. Kandui? Or Nokandui? We discuss the NFL’r who just wants to shred, we preview J-Bay, and share the heartwarming story of the world’s oldest grom. Enjoy!

MUCH ADO ABOUT SURF FILMS

Surfer’s REDirect Project has been sorely underperforming. The video’s are all missing the intended objective¬†of being original and unique.

Erik Knutson’s video of John John is still the frontrunner, in our opinions.

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Reef’s new movie EXIT is a waste of time, but here it is anyway.

The boys in Maui give us a glimmer of hope for what can be achieved in surf filmmaking. Meola is nuts, but it’s possible that Albee steals the show. The boned out straight airs and those nasty Club Sandwiches! Oh my!

THE HABITAT / EP01 from TAKE SHELTER PRODUCTIONS on Vimeo.

Toby Cregan and Creed McTaggart did something called “Real Axe”. It just showcases Creed’s mediocrity. I don’t get it. Rasta is always brilliant though!

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And one of the greatest moments in webland this week is Kelia Moniz’s spectacular wipeout at Teahupo’o.

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THE SWELL OF THE CENTURY HITS THE INDIAN OCEAN

CENTURY SWELL from FTR Films on Vimeo.

Here’s the amazing photo of Ando we discussed, take by Iker San Martin.

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JEFFERY’S BAY

Set your FantasySurfer.com team and make sure to get your wagers in if you’re interested. Here are the instructions.

MUST-SEE MOMENT

BRAINWORK: DAVE NELSON from Kyle Buthman on Vimeo.

KOOK

Michael Tomson for his recent arrest for suspicion of dealing narcotics in Laguna Beach. We wish you well, Michael. Everyone is hoping that you get the help you need and deserve. Much love!

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DUKE

I present to you, Curt Harper. You better go grab some tissues.

One thought on “096 – Surf News, July 6, 2015

  1. Nick

    The origin of “towhead” refers to the color of flax fiber before it was spun to make tow ropes for canal barges.

    http://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2014/01/towhead.html

    Also, if Scott tallied his USA amateur champs to world titles ratio on the sheer amount of world titles, rather than the number of different title winners, he could make the argument that U.S. Amateur surfing organizations are superior to any other organization in the world in terms of producing world champions.

    Since 1976 The Mainland U.S. Holds 25 world titles (Tom 3, Kelly 11, CJ 1, Lisa 4, Frieda 4, Debbie Beacham and Kim Mearig 1 each) and 37 if you count the Hawaiians (I would, for the sake of this discussion, since they surf the same amateur events. AI 3, Sunny 1, Derek Ho 1, Oberg 3, Boyer 2, Carissa 2).

    By comparison, the Australians hold 35 world titles in the same time frame, 16 of which are held by 3 female surfers (Gimore 6, Beachley 7, Botha 3. Botha’s first world title was under the ZAF flag).

    Therefore, the U.S., as a country, holds more world titles than any other country. If you exclude Hawaii, the U.S. holds 25 titles and a firm grip on 2nd place in title counts. If we want to put that feather in the cap of the NSSA, WSA, USSF, Surfing America, ESA, etc., then we could reasonably state that U.S. amateur surfing has done a fantastic job.

    Lies, damned lies, and statistics right…

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