Ferg heads on a rare road trip across to the north coast of Scotland with Doidge and scores some solid Thurso kegs on a new Elvis shaped single fin.
Oliver Nermerich went to the Algarve for a blogger event and stayed to make a surf movie.
MANLY BEACH, Australia (Thursday, October 9, 2008) – Small surf in the one-to-two foot (0.5 metre) range on offer at Manly Beach today prompted event organizers at the Beachley Classic to postpone commencing until at least tomorrow with a possible site relocation in the coming days.
MANLY BEACH, Australia (Wednesday, October 8, 2008) – The 2008 Beachley Classic, stop No. 5 of 8 on the ASP Women’s World Tour, commences its waiting period tomorrow and the ASP Top 17 are geared up to do battle for the biggest prize purse of the year.
EL CONFITAL, Gran Canaria (Tuesday, October 7, 2008) – Conditions did not improve throughout the day and organisers and surfers agreed to call the second day of the ASP WQS 4-Star Ocean & Earth Pro pres. La Caja de Canarias off.
Another good week at Pebbles
EL CONFITAL, Gran Canaria (Monday, October 6, 2008) – The Ocean & Earth Pro, an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 4-Star event, officially started today but uncontestable two foot (0.5 meter) waves forced organisers to call the day off and have the 96-men field of competitors come back tomorrow at 9 AM.
MUNDAKA, Basque Country/Spain (Saturday, October 4, 2008) – Former ASP World Champion C.J. Hobgood (USA) defeated Joel Parkinson (AUS) in three-foot (one meter) barreling waves at the Billabong Pro Mundaka to claim his first ASP World Tour victory in four years today.
MUNDAKA, Basque Country/Spain (Saturday, October 4, 2008) – A brand new Billabong Pro Mundaka champion will be crowned this afternoon. Not a single former winner of the event exists amongst the eight quarterfinalists competing at Mundaka today.
MUNDAKA, Basque Country/Spain (Friday, October 3, 2008) – Tom Whitaker (AUS) received an early birthday present from Mother Nature today. The soon-to-be 29-year-old Australian (his birthday is tomorrow) scored a perfect 10 to beat newly crowned nine-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater in Round 4 of the Billabong Pro Mundaka.
MUNDAKA, Spain (Friday, Oct. 3, 2008) – Kelly Slater, 36, has won a record ninth ASP World Title after advancing out of Round 3 of the Billabong Pro Mundaka – the ninth event of 11 on the 2008 ASP World Tour. Slater came into the event needing an equal ninth finish to clinch the title, he secured that by beating local wildcard Eneko Acero (EUK) in four foot waves at Mundaka this morning.