Surfing Life 313, Slabs and Punts

At the pointy end of surfing, nothing else matters.

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Paul Fisher's World is Super

Southern California, where Fish resides and the WCT has just arrived.

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Day Two at Trestles

Dolly Parton, Kelly Slater and a favourable day for the wildcards.

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Slang: Ni Hao

An exclusive release from our latest DVD – who would have thought the Republic of China would have this many waves?

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Heaps, actually. That's why the ASP is changing it.

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Where In The World Is Pumping?

Everywhere. Absolutely everywhere. And here's a little taste of it all.

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Update: Byron Bay Shark Attack Victim

A name, an attempted rescue and further details.

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For Joel The Bells Tolls

Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Easter Sunday was one of the more memorable days in Bells’ 50-year history.

Kell's Bells

Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Think your Easter weekend was pretty big? Try being Kelly Slater.

All's Bells That Ends Well

Sunday, 24 April 2011
“It’s not ’81, but it’s close,” remarked a punter today whose beard, pintail and Torquay Tigers bumper sticker indicated his authority on the subject.

ASL’s Big Night

Sunday, 24 April 2011
Last night the annual ASL Peer Poll, presented by Air Asia, went down at the Sands Resort in Torquay.

Big Saturday For Sal

Saturday, 23 April 2011
What more could the marketing team at Rip Curl possibly hope for? We’ve had three days of incredible conditions at Bells and then this...

Pretty Good Friday

Friday, 22 April 2011
After an awesome day of surfing things were definitely still offshore and pumping at last night’s big bash.
In line with the disproportionate number of rights on tour, and the warnings Fred Patacchia had received to add variety to his backhand, he was working on his backside aerial game at home in Hawaii a few weeks ago when he injured his knee.

TB on the GC

Thursday, 21 April 2011
Taj Burrow wraps up the 2011 Gold Coast Pro and throws in a bit of hi-fi freesurfing whilst up on the Sunny Coast.

So Classic

Thursday, 21 April 2011
Bells has turned on. Round two of the women’s wraps up and attention shifts to the 200 metre four-six foot perfection just around the corner.

Quiksilver Pro New York Teaser

Wednesday, 20 April 2011
The Big Apple is all set to host it's first world tour event in September this year. Here's a sample of what to expect

Jack Be Nimble, Mick Be Quick

Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Mick Fanning, Brent Savage and World Junior Champ Jack Freestone head south and shred to pieces some shoulder high beachies.

Same As It Ever Was, But Not.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Wow, looks like a place we all know and love, but somehow a little different. Hmmmmmm.

Bede's Bells Blog

Wednesday, 20 April 2011
We’ll be hearing lots of nice things said about Bells, the contest and the epic feats that have gone on down there since 1961. But you know what?  None of it’s over-the-top, none of it’s embellished.

Putting On The Tool Belt

Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Day two dawns over Bells brown cliffs and the anticipated and now arrived swell demanded a 7.30am kick off.

O'Neill Girls Surf Team 2011

Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Check out the O'Neill girls surf team ripping on the North Shore of Hawaii.


Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Recycled adds. Look out for Julian Wilson's cameo hack at 32secs.

Bloodlines Hawaii

Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Bloodlines. Groms living the life under the watchful eyes of the Billabong pad on the North Shore.
Jacqueline Silva is recovering in hospital after a head-on collision in Torquay this morning.

Sunshine Days And Smashed Cars

Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Miniscule, clean surf is lapping into Bells but with a clean four-foot groundswell expected to strike tomorrow there’s no reason to get the big show under way just yet.
Brent Dorrington conquers the bitterly cold conditions of Thurso to be crowned the Lord of Scotland at the Cold Water Classic.

The Sunrise Sessions

Monday, 18 April 2011
Chris Bennetts, Ryan Hipwood and Noah Lane light up the stage at South Straddie on a sweet, sunrisey kinda morning.

Doing It... Soon

Monday, 18 April 2011
It’s no secret that Nike6.0 are keen to shake surfing up some. Leave A Message is the first movie showcasing the incredible talent on their women’s team, and the trailer has just touched down...

Fanning And Friends At Snapper

Saturday, 16 April 2011
Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Asher Pacey, Occy and more blow up behind the rock...
I wonder if Occy pulled together a bucket list when he was a young lad, what he would have written? Dance with the stars?....


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    Name change, game change.
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    Full wrap coming soon.
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    One dead, several injured.
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    Purps 4 lyfe.