Got to say a big congratulations to Mick Fanning after he won his first Billabong Teahupoo pro title last week in Tahiti. In what is becoming a great, healthy rivalry, Mick surfed against Joel Parkinson in the final & took the honours for his second win of the year, Joel looked to have it sorted early, but Mick, with the determination & coolness under pressure he has displayed so many times before in his career was able to come back for the win.
A big name in the world of shaping & just the surfing world in general, Brett Warner is a man who needs no introduction. His label Warner surfboards based in Sydney is popular world over & with good reason, a pro surfer in his day, Brett who has had his boards online with us since early this year has done an interview with us to talk about his life on tour, his son following in his footsteps & his thoughts on what it takes to be a good shaper & even where he thinks shaping is heading. For all those questions answered plus a few more read on & see for yourself!
If you haven't had a chance to check out any of the videos for the Kustom Airstrike Make sure you go check out the previous ones, but here is the final one of the series before the winner is announced.
Our money is on John John!! Some of the stuff these kids are doing these days is getting kid of outta hand!
A passionate guy and revolutionary shaper, tradewind surf has bought you an interview for arguably the most popular name in shaping Matt Biolos. With someone having a reputation like his you would think it might be easy to brush off a hands on online store like TWS for an interview, but when i asked the big guy, he jumped at the chance.
Sunny Coasts own Julian Wilson has taken out the U.S Open This morning our time, Against Miguel Pupo from Brazil! In a fairly high Scoring final, Julian Led from the start & bought it home for his maiden major win this year. I was starting to wonder just recently when we would see Julian back in the winners circle. We here at TWS are stoked for J dub who hopefully will carry this momentum into the rest of they Year on the World Tour, where he is yet to have a win but has filled every other position.
If you are in Hollywood this weekend, or near there for the US open, check out this after party at Drai's at the W hotel rooftop.
Paul Fisher & Leigh Sedley (Cut snake) will be holding down the decks poolside. Gonna be pretty nutso!!
Tradewindsurf is proud to announce that we will now be working with Hive Swimwear as the new sponsor for our ever popular girl of the month competition. After around a year off the competition we are looking forward to Working with Hive & get the ball rolling again!
Current ASP world number three surfer, Joel Parkinson (31, Coolangatta) is preparing to fly to Hawaii to contest the annual Molokai To Oahu Paddleboard World Championships this Sunday, July 29.
With surfing’s ASP World Tour in the middle of a scheduled six-week break, Parkinson seized the opportunity to live out a long-held dream and compete in the prestigious race, which sees competitors paddle 32 miles across the “Channel of Bones” between the Hawaiian islands of Molokai and Oahu.
If you find yourself within a mile of the Huntington Beach Pier in the next week you’ll bear witness to hundreds of thousands of scantily clad youth at surfing’s spectacle of the year. Festivities carry on throughout the day, but it’s after the last autographs have been signed that the real trouble begins. For some, this is easy to avoid. Fine southern gentlemen, like the Hobgoods, have gained an advantage in many early-morning heats here, fresh off eight perfect hours of sleep.
A big congratulations needs to go to tradewindsurf partner Leigh Sedley after he is back in the winners circle following this mornings final of the Quiksilver pro in Acapulco, Sedz looked good all week & only missed out on winning the comp by one spot falling just short to Hawaii's Tanner Hendrickson.