AT one point event director, Mike Parsons, was in danger of losing his fingernails as four days of the holding period ticked away without a single round being surfed. Relying on the promising forecast proved to be correct as the whole J-bay Billabong Pro was completed in only three days of pumping surf. Was it the event of the season? Without a doubt. The best of all-time? That’s an individual decision but it’s definitely up there. Joel Parkinson deservedly emerged triumphant but really the true surfing went down in the earlier rounds. Here we have a four part highlight package of the whole event - watch for 10 point rides from Joel Parkinson, Michel Bourez and Dayne Reynolds, plus Kelly Slater’s four 9 point rides in one heat.
When the call to stick it out and wait for swell pays off
Gwithian Community Demonstration Against SWW’s Repeated Polluting Petitioning South West Water
When Tom Thimpson suffered a horrendous drop-in he reacted in a fashion people might call extreme.
Eli Olson is a lover not a fighter, his open spirit prefaces a talent which burns with a steady fire