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Bells Beach

Post by steve shearer » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:05 am

for a declining interest in pro surfing these threads sure are delivering, on multiple levels.
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Re: Bells Beach

Post by Beanpole » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:14 am

WA proved way more entertaining than expected.

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Post by crabmeat thompson » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:22 am

... it's just a matter of time before someone delicately dresses their Caio Ibelli jersey with their limp penis and posts a photo of it.
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Re: Bells Beach

Post by tootr » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:22 am

.....Will be great is the surf is at least 6 foot.
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Re: Bells Beach

Post by Drailed » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:24 am

One of my favourite stops on tour but it's gotta be pumping.
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Re: Bells Beach

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:40 am

Yeah it's kind of a pattern, at the start of an event everyone's all like "the WSL sucks! pro surfing's dying!" etc etc

Then the event gets into its meat and everyone is like "whoa!" Up and down depending on how their Fantasy Idiot team is going.

If it ends strongly with a couple of big performances, a la MR/Johnny, everyone claims the shit out of it. If a Brazilian surfer wins, everyone complains about it pretty much no matter what. If it ends in shitty surf everyone goes back to the original sentiment.

Weirdly enough all of the above keep watching.

Bells is going to have a couple of really spectacular days on the current outlook, there's something further out that could also produce a solid and possibly epic finale. But it will be haunted by these long formats as always.

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Re: Bells Beach

Post by tootr » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:50 am

That bloke winning pipe with an aerial scarred a lot of people.
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Re: Bells Beach

Post by Drailed » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:52 am

Lol.

Good waves seems to determine a good event or not, funny that.
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Re: Bells Beach

Post by tootr » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:57 am

If the Slater Inc. wavepool can't be made bigger and a bit less mechanical/predictable then how could more than one event (at the highest level anyway) possibly held in this wave?

Discuss.

(IMO WSL Inc. has wave pools as part of their 'grand design')
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Re: Bells Beach

Post by Beanpole » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:11 am

Nice to see someone completely dominate an event. That's really dominate impressively not do more backhand reoes than the next goofy. If JJ wasn't in that comp it would have been pretty uninteresting. He pretty much redefined the way to surf there IMHO.

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Re: Bells Beach

Post by saltman » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:30 am

JJF & Margies = sublime lines

who is going to star at bells? maybe Jordy
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Re: Bells Beach

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:46 am

john john does those same turns occy did in the skins event. perfect turns. the wave like, "ah!" come on, surf! please, please, pretty please.

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Re: Bells Beach

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:48 am

jordy is a klutz. he'll never win a world title.

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Re: Bells Beach

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:48 am

wow, that felt good! :)

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Re: Bells Beach

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:51 am

top 5 wsl surfers of today who'll never be the champ

1. jordy smith
2. filipe toledo
3. matt wilkinson
4. kolohe andino
5. some old lady

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Re: Bells Beach

Post by julioadler » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:05 pm

Great wrap in the grit, Shearer.

Can't help but remember Derek Hynd quoting Dostoievski in one of the formidable Top 30 Review for Surfer Mag - Life is pain, life is fear, and man is unhappy.

He got me.

Suddenly, the pro surfing dream, back in 88/89, it wasn't as sweet as it sound from the beach announcers.

Funny how JJF make every last one of us disheartened about our recent past - from the 90's on.

He is far from the field in some of the best conditions, but Curren in 1990 was pretty magic, as Nick Carroll might agree.

When you think about JJF and Pyzel, make some space to Curren and Maurice Cole.

It was revolutionary.

For the first time, a tour surfer had a small wave board that made him untouchable - all through Europe, 3 victories in 5 contests (actually 6 but TC skipped one, Sopelana)

And then it was Haleiwa, his first victory in Hawaii - timeless contest with an epic final.

NC could throw Santa Cruz, Burleigh and Bells here to enlighten us...

Not long ago, Dane Reynolds versus Joel was one of those breakthrough battles in surf history and Dane looked as powerful, fast and stylish as JJF las week.

I am only hoping for the Pacific to fire...

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Re: Bells Beach

Post by shaunmorrison » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:36 pm

Hi Julie, what else do you reckon what Nick would reckon?
And what do think Nick would say about what Brian is thinking but not telling us?

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Re: Bells Beach

Post by Drailed » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:53 pm

julioadler wrote:Great wrap in the grit, Shearer.
Yep, good article Steve.
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