Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2013 Results

ASP Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2013 Results

ASP Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2013 Results

2014 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Starting to think about your Fantasy Surfer team for the 2014 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach? Here are last year’s results for this year’s surfers to get you started.

First: ADS
Second: Nat
Semis: Jordy, Taj
Quarters: Mick, Otton, Toledo
R5: Kerr, CJ, Ace, Raoni
R3: Parko, Slater, Julian, Medina, SeaBass, Flores, Bede, Kolohe, Muniz, Tiago
R2: Bourez, Owen, Wilko, Logie, Melling, Simpson

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Taj vs Bede Re-run

ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Taj vs Bede re-run

ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Taj vs Bede re-run

“Breaking Bede” by Mimi LaMontagne

With 3 minutes left of R3:H1, Taj needed an 8.17 to catch Bede. Taj chose his wave and started paddling, but got his hand caught in Bede’s leash. The judges decided to re-run the heat at the end of the day. Crazy start and finish to the day. Here’s the video of the incident, as well as the ASP interview with Bede after the re-run.

Rather than drag himself home to have a cheeky cry, Taj went straight to the judges booth. And for good reason, because after a few hours of debate, a re-surf was called. According to some rule in some unknown ASP handbook, the situation had caused an impediment to Taj’s ability to surf the wave to his full potential, and therefore, to win the heat (and it did). So at the end of the day, after the whole of round three had finished and the waves were beyond gross, Taj and Bede paddled back out. Taj, determined. Bede, angry, cold and ropeable. But Bede went out with ferocity. -more-
– Mimi LaMontagne, Surfing Life

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R3 Recap

ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R3 Recap 2014

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R3 Recap

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R3 Recap

If you missed Round 3, check out the ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R3 Recap.

I’m happy to get another chance, but when you win and you’re frustrated, you don’t feel like you’ve set any benchmark or standard for the event. A couple heats before mine, JJF and Gabriel, they both surfed so well in this contest and they slated each other twice. They had to put each other out in this last one, and it’s a shame because they’re the two standouts. It’s a bummer.
– Kelly Slater

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R2 Highlight Video

ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R2 Highlight Video 2014

ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R2 Highlight Video 2014

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R2 Highlight Video

Miss Round 2? Check out the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R2 Highlight Video …including John John’s 9.83.

The only performance of any note today was John John, who flawlessly linked together a 9.8, before weightlessly wafting one of the most beautiful airs we’ve ever seen on the next wave. We’ve always said that round two is all about the losers – round three wins are what really matters – but John John’s win was just a cut above.
– Wade Davis, Surfing Life

Quiksilver’s Tribute Video to The King

Quiksilver’s Tribute Video to The King

When Kelly Slater first signed with Quiksilver, Gloria Estefan had the number one single and the teenage world was about to shift from Poison to Pearl Jam. Dances with Wolves had just won best picture. There was no internet*. Gabriel Medina hadn’t been born. Here’s a farewell tribute by Quiksilver to The King.

* OK, there was an internet, but nobody really knew about it.

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R1 Highlights

ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R1 Highlights 2014

ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro R1 Highlights 2014Jordy Smith – looking strong on this 8.33.

Adam Melling – surfing with a torn MCL, forces Parko into R2 with this little gem that scores him a 7.67.

Slater vs Yadin – The local wildcard winner put in a great heat to force Slater into R2. Here, Slater shows us what a missed air attempt looks like quickly followed by Yadin’s heat-winning 8.23.

I feel bad beating Kelly, considering that he doesn’t have a sponsor. – Yadin Nicol

Julian Wilson – forces Flores into R2 with help from this 7.50.

Miguel Pupo – not a huge scoring wave here (6.50), but shows Pupo looking as smooth as ever.

Jadson Andre – upsets both Adriano and Owen with waves like this 7.17.

…and our favorite heat of the day: Medina vs JJF

Gabriel Medina – takes the heat win and to the air with this 8.90 (overscored? …we think so…got a bit stuck there).

I saw John start to do airs, and thought, I have to do the same…
When I see him, I want to beat him. – Gabriel Medina

John John Florence – making something out of nothing on this 7.67.

Red Bull 21 Days: Burrow/Kerr (Part 3)

Red Bull 21 Days Burrow Kerr Part 3

Red Bull has released Part 3 of the 21 Days: Burrow/Kerr series unveiling another chapter in the lives of Taj Burrow and Josh Kerr leading up to the 2014 ASP Drug Aware Margaret River Pro.