THIS WEEK IN SURFING and... Bring On Pipe

7 Dec 2012 0 Share

Can you feel it? The energy? The anticipation? In the surfing world it's pretty much Grand Final week. Pipe Masters is coming! The World Title Showdown is coming! Santa Clause is coming! And this week served as a countdown to the biggest event in surfing's calendar year. So let's break down our favourite things from it, 10 to 1 style.


10. Rabbit Talks The World Title Showdown

We interviewed Rabs (78 Champ!) about the Pipe Masters and he broke it down for us. Rabbit is the man!


9. ...and Barton Lynch Talks The World Title Showdown

Work experience kid Dan Caban interviewed Barton Lynch (88 Champ!) about what it's like to snatch a World Title at the infamous Banzai Pipeline and he discussed what would be going through the contenders heads. Read the interview here: Coastalwatch | Coastalwatch Plus BL is also the man!


8. Pipeline Power

How good is thic clip? Legends of power, legends of the North Shore, they look back on the best power surfers in the thirty year history of the Triple Crown.


7. Al Knost and Backdoor

Mid-lengths-a-plenty. The RVCA team are on the rock and are producing some of the best clips of the season. Yeah it isn't pumping, but how is Knost's style in tube at 33 seconds in this clip.


6. The Eddie Ceremony

Big wave legends and big wave boards. This candid clip following Makua Rothman for it is pretty dang awesome. So many good quotes: "Who the f**k is that guy?"


5. John Florence Movie

The best surfer or most hyped surfer (depending on how you cut it, surfing after all is subjective) to come onto the tour since Kelly Slater is releasing a profile movie. It premiered in a North Shore skatepark and this is its trailer. Available on iTunes soon, we can't wait.

4. Jaws Invitees finalised.

Red Bull are putting on a paddle contest at Jaws. This is who'll be surfing it:

Kala Alexander (HI)
Grant "Twiggy" Baker (ZAF)
Carlos Burle (BRZ)
Kohl Christensen (HI)
Danilo Couto (BRZ)
Shane Dorian (HI)
Nate Fletcher (CA)
John John Florence (HI)
Mark Healey (HI)
Bruce Irons (HI)
Albee Layer (HI)
Greg Long (CA)
Garrett McNamara (HI)
Ramon Navarro (CHL)
Jamie O'Brien (HI)
Makua Rothman (HI)
Jeff Rowley (AUS)
Kelly Slater (FL)    
Ian Walsh (HI)
Shaun Walsh (HI)
Dave Wassel (HI)


3. The Major Arrival of Sebastien Zietz

He's been around for a while, but nothing gets you noticed like dominating the Triple Crown and qualifying for the World Tour. Welcome to International stardom SeaBass.


2. Not Hawaii, Indo

This clip of Lee Wilson in Bali and Java is bonkers. And to top it off it's cut to the best pop song of all time. What song is that? Click play, find out, then go disagree in the comments below.


1. The Triumph of Adam Melling

Lennox Head shredder Adam Melling was sitting pretty low on the list of qualifiers for next year's World Tour before the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset. But, like last year, he had a stellar competition getting through round after round till he was in the final. There, he needed to come second to be guaranteed his spot for 2013. With 2 minutes left he was scoming fourth. So what does he do? He finds a bomb and rips next year out of it! 9.33! Requalification! Sunset Champion! This is a triumph for Adam Melling and, Adam, Coastalwatch solutes you. Congrats legend!


And that's it. See you next week with a new World Champion! #Goparko #Fanningthefire #Ke12y #toomanyhastags CW Out.

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