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Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:26 am
by Lucky Al
Last night we had a Yeats appreciation night at our bar and Wallinger came up a few times in conversation around the stage.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:35 am
by Lucky Al
It was a pretty fun night. Some very passionate poetry lovers getting drunk together and struggling to remember words. I think there might have even been a fist fight over some misheard something in "Second Coming". Luckily I was lying behind the bar by then thinking about the best way to communicate with John John Florence on the topic of the need for him to learn how to do a proper roundhouse cutback.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:50 am
by godsavethequeen
How are his monkey arms these days, lucky al? I remember steve and I taking great delight in this simian chink in the Florence armour, but that was a long time ago

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:34 am
by Cranked
Lucky Al wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:35 am
It was a pretty fun night. Some very passionate poetry lovers getting drunk together and struggling to remember words. I think there might have even been a fist fight over some misheard something in "Second Coming". Luckily I was lying behind the bar by then thinking about the best way to communicate with John John Florence on the topic of the need for him to learn how to do a proper roundhouse cutback.
Hang on, your bar is the epicenter of appreciation for the poetry of Yeats in Vietnam?

I'm gonna change my avatar.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:09 pm
by Beanpole
They're very cultured in the Nam.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:47 pm
by buddy
Last two posts on thewingnut's instagram. Wave looks fccken good on a mini-mal. Your thoughts crabstick?

Also fccken funny reading back over pages 16-20 of this thread. :-D-:

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:28 am
by Nick Carroll
OK so hatchy keeps asking me about the WSL Surf Ranch (for so it is titled) in the Tard thread, adding to his considerable prestige in that competition

On Nov 2 I was invited to the Ranch with a number of other surf journalists to spend the day checking out and riding the pool and also to spend some Quality Time with the new WSL CEO Sophie Goldschmidt

Sadly, in order to attend I had to sign off on an embargo document which prevents me from reporting on the experience for a couple of months. This as I understand it is because they're gonna be doing a few of these invite days for various media etc during that time and they don't want anybody scooping anybody. Exquisite torture for a writer. I had to go through a bit of a process in my head about it. It's not like an embargo has any real force in law but it was either sign it or don't go, and once you've given your word, etc.

So you will just have to wait, I'm writing a longish piece for the Surfer's Journal about the experience and it'll probably inform a lot of other stuff I write about pro surfing in the next few months. I can probs get away with a bit here and say I found it way more fascinating than I expected, that I def understand more about the WSL's plans for it and why they've stuck with investing in pro surfing as a result, and that the experience is not what you think it is from the videos, is super fun and super weird, and while it'd be an unparalleled teaching device for any level of surfer in some surprising ways, is no replacement for just going surfing.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:42 am
by steve shearer
Who were the other surf journos , surely that can be revealed.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:45 am
by Rustt
Tell us more about the magic carpet ride, I can assure you no one else is listening.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:48 am
by tootr
The video of nick blowing his first take off is embargoed too.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:29 am
by Rustt
Now that you have a bit of an in at kelly cranking wave pool, perhaps you could organize a realsurf bbq there and we could do our bit in return and review it on travel adviser.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:44 am
by offshore1
steve shearer wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:42 am
Who were the other surf journos , surely that can be revealed.
What! You and Crabmeat weren't invited?

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:55 am
by Nick Carroll
tootr wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:48 am
The video of nick blowing his first take off is embargoed too.
oh ha ha ha as if.

other journos/media, let's see now: Chas, Rielly, Vaughan Blakey, Doherty, Chris Cote, Todd Prodanovich, Marcus Sanders, Jeff Berg (owner of Surfline.com), Pete Taras, Micah Abrams, Sal Masakela, plus Chris Mauro, Dave Prodan, Chloe Kojima and Sophie from WSL. Also Noah Grimmet who has been running the project since the start 12 years ago. Kim Sundell came along too and then took Blakey and Doherty to Vegas for what sounded like a hell time.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:53 pm
by Rustt
Pigs in the trough. :lol:

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:01 pm
by offshore1
I'd pay good money to see a video of Crabmeat and Shearer in the joint.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:13 pm
by marauding mullet
Nick you promised us you'd take a dump in Kelly's pool.

Did you take a dump in Kelly's pool?

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:41 pm
by Nick Carroll
no but I did a wee-wee.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:00 pm
by Lucky Al
if the journos had a comp there who do you reckon would have won, nick?