The surfing arena is ever changing, direction wise & most definitely business wise, the term family is thrown around i believe loosely & ends for talented individuals, after a false sense of security often tragically. Clay Marzo is one of those surfers, after two injuries one after the other. After being in the Quik 'family' for a long time, he has been dropped, though now at 100% he is no longer sponsored & contemplating the future, check out the vid to see how hard he is still shredding!
The Hurley Australian Open is back after a one year hiatus in 2013. We have to say that if you are in the area over the weekend then get down there & check out the action. Being there for the first one in 2012 was an absolute pleasure, between good crew, hot weather, fun waves & a balance of good parties, sitting here writing this blog makes me envious of my self two years prior!
Future surfing World Champions. An interesting thought came to me while talking to a friend the other day about where the surfing world is headed, with the arrival on the scene of guys like John John Florence, Julian Wilson, Gabriel Medina to name a few.
Al Byrne has died in Bali, after a motorbike accident. It is with great sadness that we share with you that Iconic shaper Al Byrne has died after crashing his bike in Bali over the weekend.
Al Byrne was known as a legendary surfboard shaper, in Australia & around the globe amongst the worldwide surfing community. As a young surfer from the Sunshine Coast, I can remember Al being one of the first shapers i heard the name of, the older crew would speak about his Indo & Hawaii boards being the best you could get your hands on.
In a world where it is hard to figure out whether you are doing the right or wrong thing, one thing is for sure, if we as a surfing company can support & donate a percentage of our sales to the Surfrider Foundation then we are pretty sure we are on the right track!
Hello Ladies & Gentlemen, A quick message to inform that after months of grinding away behind the scenes the Tradewind Surf Model Search Australia is ready for lift off on Australia day Saturday 26th of January, we are currently taking entries for the competition, so if you fancy yourself on the catwalk & would like your part in a handsome pay day, then send a couple of photos your city & phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
The year that was 2012 in surfing, alot of people including myself thought that it was going to be KS12, thankfully for
Aussies though, Joel Parkinson came through & took it to the 11 time world champ at Pipeline in Hawaii to take the line honors & get his maiden world title! A huge achievement that the whole country seems to be enjoying.