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prosurfers that give back to locals

Post by oldfella » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:11 pm

waiting for my bus this morning i saw tom whittaker running down to tama like a grommet with a big smile on his face. he is a great bloke, always seems to take time to help the groms at bronte when he is around. is that the norm. with the other WCT guys when they are back?

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Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:34 pm

No, most of them don't have enough soul. They're all too commercial, packaged products, you know, not human at all. :roll:

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Post by el rancho » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:45 pm

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Post by northeasterly » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:59 pm

I remember Barton Lynch was always really great with all of us when we were groms - giving us waves,calling grubs into sets. It's the little things.

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Post by marcus » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:24 am

occy certainly didnt, paddling around north cronulla's alley yelling "occys wave occys wave" and catching anything and everything.
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Post by purple pyramids » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:52 am

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Post by tradewindsurf » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:14 pm

Things have changed since occys era.. Pro Surfers these days are definitly alot more professional and willing to give back to the community, look at julian wilson with his breast cancer donations, or taj, parko and the rest with there grom comps and so on, also think about how much grommet abuse has stopped, i think the guys these days would rather take a grom for a surf rather than tie the kid to a pole or something stupid. The call about surfers losing there soul, is probably the most overused comment used by 50+year old surfers today, mate go with the times, surfing is bigger and better than ever and its exciting to see the change, I think surfers still have the soul and passion to do it... otherwise they wouldnt :wink:

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Post by mical » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:47 pm

tradewindsurf wrote:The call about surfers losing there soul, is probably the most overused comment used by 50+year old surfers today, mate go with the times

I asked that question and I'm 36.

tradewindsurf wrote:surfing is bigger and better than ever and its exciting to see the change

Don't disagree that it's bigger than ever, just a lot more surf fashion, cool kids and marketing of the surfing image nowdays in my opinion.

To me it's soul less because it's not about the act, it's about profit.

Also, most of the guys who are giving back via grom comps and the like are not really willingly giving, they're meeting sponno comittments. In my opinion.

Joel rather be at home with Monica and the kids or over in WA hosting a grom comp?

Nothing wrong with that, just don't feed me shit and ask me if it tastes like mango.

Besides, grom comps aren't really giving back to the locals are they.

There are pro's who do, just don't think we'd get to read about it usually.

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Post by chrisb » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:54 pm

I've seen Layne out in the water at Freshie chatting with and encouraging the grommets, calling them onto waves and swapping boards. Basically just one of the crowd and a truly decent person.
Plus she also set up her own branded surf event.

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Post by turtle » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:39 pm

pretty much all the "pro surfers" i know belong to the local boardriders club. and when in town participate in whatever way they can.


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Post by caspian » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:49 am

I've seen Mick Fanning and Jay Thompson burn locals and take all the sets while towing into a crowded lineup at 4ft supertubes over here.

Yeah woo pro surfers :roll:

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Post by Lucky Al » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:26 am

i reckon grom comps are great why when i was a grom i went in one and won a billabong shirt and i've worn billabong ever since even when i've had to sew the patch on.

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Re: prosurfers that give back to locals

Post by matt... » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:02 am

shane powell has his own surf school... err... thanks :?
no really, it's given a couple of local guys a part time job as well as unleashing the tourist soft boarders into the impact zone, just at the end of the point.

last year seen RCJ encouraging his son at N.Avoca...
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Re: prosurfers that give back to locals

Post by turtle » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:50 pm

dinosaur wrote:Whenever they're in a town or city for a contest they fuschia as many underage local chicks as they can. Now if thats not giving back.



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Re: prosurfers that give back to locals

Post by Kunji » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:03 pm

tradewindsurf wrote: go with the times, surfing is bigger and better than ever and its exciting to see the change, I think surfers still have the soul and passion to do it... otherwise they wouldnt :wink:


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Re: prosurfers that give back to locals

Post by slowy » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:18 am

Peter Drouyn was always "chatty" with us as kids! At his shop he was always willing to check fittings on ya boardies when trying them on :shock:

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Post by crabmeat thompson » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:47 am

See. That's giving back.
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Re: prosurfers that give back to locals

Post by godsavethequeen » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:04 pm

Carwyn Williams is the only proper pro from round these parts and he fcuked off to live in France 20 years ago. Pretty altruistic I reckon

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