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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by alakaboo » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:07 pm

Was thinking it might lead to some interesting writing, as you slowly unravelled Fear and Loathing style.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:12 pm

Don't worry there'll be an almighty unravelling.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:11 pm

Well given you’re about to become a goatherd, it’s inevitable.
I for one look forward to the literary explosion
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:38 pm

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:25 am

Chas Smith waxed lyrical about surfing as a response to Dirk Ziff. It's a good read.

https://beachgrit.com/2018/08/dirk-ziff ... urnalists/

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:25 am

foamy wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:25 am
Chas Smith waxed lyrical about surfing as a response to Dirk Ziff. It's a good read.

https://beachgrit.com/2018/08/dirk-ziff ... urnalists/
Big contrast to the wankers at Stab writing on the same thing.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:14 am

Stu Nettle has posted a comment on Swellnet. A pretty good summary of a surf journo's viewpoint of Dirk Ziff's speech.
http://www.swellnet.com/comment/578830#comment-578830


“The award itself was a sham, but hey, that's OK, the surf industry is full of equally appalling episodes.

But the sustained attack on journalists? Now that was a new development.

It seemed the whole speech was a set up to launch that grenade, but I cant help but feel it's gone off in Ziff's hands. He's gonna feel the shrapnel from this for a long time yet.

When ZoSea/WSL took over pro surfing back in 2013 the first thing they did was abruptly give all journalists the cold shoulder. We weren't part of their future. The news, they figured, would be created by their own in-house media team and distributed by social media. This dovetailed perfectly into the changing media landsscape.

WSL's social media team has been in a whirlwind ever since, you may have noticed this, however it's back at the source that the problems started. A lot of surfers didnt want whitewashed, 'hooray for everything', stories, and sought out the alternative channels - read: traditional surf outlets - for news. And if you can't get on the ground reporting, or you cant get surfer access, all of which was restricted by the WSL, then the gaps get filled somehow. Some journalists made an art of turning those 'gaps' into stories themselves.

So to cry foul about surf journalism five years after pissing every surf journalist off is odd....that's the polite way to put it.

Also, Dirk beats his chest about speaking truth to power: "Be tough. Call us out. Keep us honest." In 2014, I did just that in a three-part series that took eight months to research and write. No emotion, lies, or "foul-spirited attacks". All my stats were confirmed in a private call with the WSL themselves. For this Swellnet got banned from all WSL events. Collectively we became persona non grata, left off every communication from the WSL. For years afterward I relied on second-hand information forwarded by a colleague who hadn't worked in the surf industry for twenty years yet he was receiving mail from the WSL while we weren't.

So keeping the WSL honest? Fcuk off...

These days I can't be arsed poking and prodding the WSL, been there, done that, however I am cheering Chas Smith and the front that he's opened up.”

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Wyre » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:00 pm

Right on!
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:17 pm

right on right on.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by tootr » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:23 pm

Steve didn’t u get arsed from swellnet for saying naughty things about pro surfing?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:30 pm

No, I got arsed because I chafed at the lead too hard and was freelancing when Ben Matson thought I should have been exclusive to Swellnet.

I organised a trip to NWWA desert (with a lot of help from people here) and when I got back there was an email in my inbox sacking me, effective immediately.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Trev » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:37 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:30 pm
No, I got arsed because I chafed at the lead too hard and was freelancing when Ben Matson thought I should have been exclusive to Swellnet.

I organised a trip to NWWA desert (with a lot of help from people here) and when I got back there was an email in my inbox sacking me, effective immediately.
Funny how protective some people get.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by jimmy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:38 pm

I haven’t used it before and I’m not a fan of Quik suits but holy shit it’s cheap.

http://frewfoodark.com/index.php?main_page=index

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:42 pm

American site Jimmy?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by BA » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:07 pm

jimmy wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:38 pm
I haven’t used it before and I’m not a fan of Quik suits but holy shit it’s cheap.

http://frewfoodark.com/index.php?main_page=index
I’ve got one of the springys. Got it online for 80 clams. They’re fine.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Wyre » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:34 pm

jimmy wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:38 pm
I haven’t used it before and I’m not a fan of Quik suits but holy shit it’s cheap.

http://frewfoodark.com/index.php?main_page=index
Wow. That is nuts! I am sorely tempted
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by jimmy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:42 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:42 pm
American site Jimmy?
I don’t think so. There’s an option to choose currency and I checked out shipping costs to QLD and all seems ok. I’m gonna order a pair of Quik chinos to see if they turn up. Otherwise I’ve lost $32.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by ajohnsen » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:08 pm

Be careful, jimmy. My wife found a shoe site with really cheap shoes and all the sizes of every shoe were in stock which should have been her alarm. Anyway, she got scammed. Lost about $180, or something.

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