31 October 2011
30 October 2011
Another example of people protesting with dead surfboards! This time at Kangaroo Island against the proposed ASP event.
Source: Latest edition (Sep/Oct 2011) of Smorgasboarder: smorgasboarder.com.au
27 October 2011
I captured the top two photos whilst on the 'Walk for Water' - proof a broken surfboard makes for a great protest sign.
Walk for Water:
Over 3000 people walked across the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge in opposition to coal seam gas mining. Simultaneously, abseilers lowered a banner from the escarpment that read: "The community has spoken. Stop CSG! - http://stop-csg-illawarra.org
25 October 2011
Gabriel Medina - 2011 Rip Curl Pro, Portugal
Photo: Rip Curl Pro
14 October 2011
"Coming Soon! Dane's new signature pad. No two are alike -- all completely original. Made from 100% post-production waste."
Awesome idea! It gets the 1000SG tick of approval - waste reduction through creativity and innovation! and who better then Dane Reynolds to endorse such a product right now...?
Source: Channel Islands Surfboards Blog
13 October 2011
The Quiksilver Pro France 2011 was full of action this year, as per usual - big moves went down, but not without some big breakages too.
These photographs and video succinctly highlight the paradox currently facing surfboards: on one hand, toxic materials (mainly PU/polyester resin & EPS/epoxy resin) provide the perfect properties in a surfboard that allow high profile professionals to execute the most progressive moves surfing has seen to date, whilst on the other hand they simply snap.
Photos: ASP / Quiksilver
Surfers: Joel Parkinson, Julian Wilson, Adrian 'Ace' Buchan & Brett Simpson