Just a blog about my day to day life travelling the world and surfing.

Contests

Keramas

One of my favourite waves in the world, Keramas is always a good place to visit. Hard to imagine that it was uncrowded and pretty much secret for so many years. It’s not that far away from the central surfing areas in Bali, and it has only become popular in the last few years, really.

These photos are from a little while ago, when we scored really good waves for an event there.

It’s a perfect right-hand barrel with good sections on it. Usually when you’re in Indo and in particularly in Bali, it’s all about the lefts, so it’s good to hook into a few rights as well.


Relentless Boardmasters

Over in the UK for the Relentless Boardmasters. It’s small and cold.

Heading for London and The Tube.

The event site – there is a live webcast.

http://newquay.aspeurope.com/

The highlights from the 2011 event.


Waves

It has been good ever since the Billabong Pro. There have been waves everywhere. Here are a few more I dug up from the BBG Pro.

Looks like the morning of the final day. It was dark and cold and about to rain.

Sequence shot. Same morning

Just beaten John John and chatting to Hynesy


Quarter-finals

Had a good run at the Billabong Pro J-Bay. Beat John John, made it to the quarter-finals and ended up as the highest placed South African. Waves were pretty inconsistent on the last day.

Before the contest started
© Roy Harley

© Roy Harley

 

 


The Billabong Pro

The waves have been so good for the Billabong Pro J-Bay and Ive been having a good run so far. Through to the round of 16 tomorrow.

 


Billabong Pro Wildcard

Stoked to hear I got one of the ASP wildcards into the Billabong Pro J-Bay.

It looks like the waves are going to be firing for the beginning of the event.

From the Xcel Pro last year, probably the last time I surfed an event at Supers.
©Karen Wilson

 

This is from Point, from the BloodScan event


WCT JBay to a 6* WQS

COOLANGATTA, Queensland/AUS (Friday, February 24, 2012) – The Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, Event No. 5 of 11 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, has been officially downgraded to an ASP 6-Star event for 2012.

In an official statement today, Billabong said: “The change in event status follows a broader review in which we are seeking to identify cost savings throughout the business. By retaining an event at Jeffreys Bay, it now provides two qualifying events back to back in the South African region. The move to an ASP 6-Star also opens the event up to South Africa’s aspiring pro surfers for the first time in 20 years and ensures continuity of the event for the local businesses in Jeffreys Bay.”

The downgrade drops the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour calendar from 11 events to 10, with surfers now counting their best 8 out of 10 results towards their ASP World Title ranking.