We stayed away from the usual haunts for the most part this winter on the North Shore, but the action below shows what can come of filming the usual herd trying to get their 5 seconds of fame at a popular righthander. This is what transpired in 90 minutes of filming:
Its old news by now but in case you missed it, here’s Red Dawg gettin’ his Vimeo on with his bad self. With a tidy 4 days of filming on the North Shore, we ended up capturing some cool clips whilst not drinking Torps, playin’ dice, or goin rounds in Murdock’s kitchen. Brett met us halfway on the song after we refused his shocking Kris Kristofferson initial request.
We’ll post more framegrabs later from this trip and another video of Louie’s NS campaign is in the works. Until then here’s a few images that have been collecting dust in our inbox.
From Killmore: When not busy fishing, Cale has taken time out of his busy schedule to test Central Coast waters in his new boat, scoring this righthand point that’s suited quite perfectly for his dk steez.
From BGA: Adam Terpening sent us a couple tidbits via his biofueled iPad after a large late season NW bomber. Miller turned back the clock during this swell, keeping the momentum flowing on the heels of his Hawaii campaign. Here’s Miller, Louie, and empty in order.
From Willie: Poor Willie’s got a penchant for losing cams to the Pacific, but before his latest purchase was sacrificed, he fired of a few rounds and sent us a few of the sampled goods until the next camera is purchased. Here’s Flamer, Adam, Naga, Adam, and Willie in order:
Day 3 of the Pipe comp went down today wrapping up the Open Men’s portion of the comp in dramatic fashion. Big ups to Jeff Hubbard for taking his second title in as many years and fourth Pipe victory overall! On the heels of some of the best conditions we’ve seen at the sport’s most celebrated annual event yesterday, Day 3 came damn near close to topping it. And from an action standpoint it was arguably better as the bar has obviously been raised for the 2012 tour in terms of talent. It seems as though no competitor is safe these days with local trialists to veteran pros to young upstarts all breathing down the necks of the top 24 to even the playing field.
This year the participants came in record number as the sport continues to flourish and grow worldwide. From Morocco to Canada to Japan to South Africa the competitors came far and came hungry. A record number of participants forced a Pre-Trials event at Sandy’s on the opposite side of the island where riders slugged it out in very different conditions a few days prior to get a chance at the best venue on the planet. Unfortunately for Pismo, both Louie and James went down early and the local Hawaiians shined. Roldolf advanced through the dk trials though, and remains as the lone Central Cali wolf, waiving the red bearded Pismo flag that is attached to his face into tomorrow’s final day of competition. The women’s and dk heats will wrap up tomorrow and Brett will likely surf sometime late Saturday morning to afternoonish. Stay tuned here and here for the latest updates on heat times. Although the waves will continue to decline for the final day of competition, the conditions should still be epic with mid-size swell and clean winds. Here’s some links to feed you until tomorrow’s final day of action:
All up to date heat results are loaded here
Follow (if you can) tomorrow’s live feed here
Day 2 Highlights. Simply amazing:
Meanwhile on the mainland, we spent a week on the CC to capture some more media around the Christmas season. We couldn’t quite live up to HH features past (I, II, III, IV), but we scrounged up enough media to throw up this update after a few steep midsize swells with decent conditions hit the 805. Unfortunately, the crew continues to wane up in the 805 with Lou now a fixture on the Rock, but luckily Adam was back in town post-Chile, Willie was frothing as usual, and Roldy was doing heavy reps prepping for his North Shore stay next month. Throw in a visit from Chanus and Delmore from their new respective homes, and DK Wars was on!
We had to make the annual trek back to the 805 for Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season with a little turkey, stuffing, and dropknee action. But with Louie’s recent move to the North Shore, Chaney’s move to Denmark, Adam still in Chile, Willie in Indo, and Darren still holed up in NorCal, a sponger has become more and more difficult to find in these parts. Roldan answered the call though from his batcave behind the soda bar, sounding the horn for Cale and Frank and a visiting Adam Dumas. Here’s some frames from what transpired. Just a small sample of what will go down during our annual holiday hangover feature later this month between Christmas and the New Year. Also keep your eyes peeled for a full on North Shore assault in February that should be well documented here. Until then Murdock, Louie, and new contributor James Dawson will fill this space with plenty of goodies.
Du Mas Mich getting it done backside. We will be taking you up on that acai bowl offer at Liquid Du Mas Mich.