Kelly Rings his 3rd Bell, at the Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach Australia

The heat opened up with Bede Durbidge taking a quick in and out for a 0.5 only to have Kelly Slater boom the next wave in the set and take it to the sand to log a 7.33.
Not to out done, Bede came back firing with a sick wave, throwing half his board over the lip, bombing a nice floater and finishing it all of with his trademark layback snap in the closeout beachie, dropping a bomby 8.83. and then backing it up with 6.33

Kelly came back with a nice one chasing a 7.84 but coming up short with a 7.23, looking for something better, Kelly made the paddle up to Rincon. A risky move that the master made work for him, Busting out a massive air, to land a an 8.3 and take the lead back from Bede. Leaving Bede, with priority chasing a 6.8 with 3 minutes to go! I was biting my nails by this point! Bede Caught his last wave with 15secs left on the clock, but only got a 3.67. Giving Kelly his 3rd bell and his second straight win on this years ASP pro tour!

Very few surfers in history have taken 3 bells home, putting Kelly Slater in the exclusive company of Mark Richards, Michael Peterson and Sonny Garcia, Making Kelly the 4th Ever surf to get the hat trick!

"it feels awesome! I thought Bede had me, I headed up to Rincon thinking oh Bede's got this one I may as well just head up there and see if anything breaks" Kelly said, "The Bell is arguable the greatest trophy to ever get in surfing"

Congrats Kelly, and Congrats Bede!

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Dane Reynolds goes ballistic in the 2nd round of the Bells beach , Rip Curl Pro!

Dane Reynolds was on fire today, in his round 2 heat against Brazilian Heitor Alves, who opened up the heat with a 9 point ride, but Dane came right back with a 9.7, his first turn was super critical and right in the pocket throwing buckets of spray and then backed it up with some nice carves and a sweet cutback! As if that wasn't enough he blew out a huge air reverse on his next wave, mixing it up with his patented bottom to top carves and a super smooth cutback to score a 9.0. Heitor Alves, looked to come back but just couldn't find a wave that would give him the near perfect score of 9.57 he needed to reclaim the lead. This was the best heat of the day by far!

Heat results:

Dane Reynolds 18.73p Heitor Alves 11.64p.

Bells Beach serves up 6-8ft swells for the Rip Curl/ASP pro

Bells Beach – ASP World No. 1 Kelly Slater (USA) came to the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach to surf big waves. He took advantage of the eight foot (three metre) conditions on offer today to post the highest heat total and single wave score of the day. Event officials ran 20 heats of competition to take advantage of the swell.

Slater, 8X ASP World Champion, left competitors Adriano de Souza (BRA) and Troy Brooks (AUS) needing big scores to beat him when he added a near perfect 9.50 wave score to an 8.00 earned earlier in the heat.

“I didn’t do a whole lot on that wave,” Slater said. “I did one turn to start off with and then this section loomed up ahead of me that was crazy – it was so smooth, especially for what’s out there. I had a ton of speed and I held the bottom turn as long as I could and was able to get that carve in. It reminded me of the turn I had in the final against Parko (Joel Parkinson) that one year.”

Slater defeated 2004 winner Joel Parkinson (AUS) in the Final of the 2006 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach to win his second Rip Curl Pro trophy. Parkinson finished ahead of local surfer Nic Muscroft (AUS) and Ben Dunn (AUS) to advance straight to Round 3. His best wave, a 9.33 out of a possible 10, was the second highest single score of the day.

“When I stood up, I knew it was going to be a good wave,” Parkinson said. “Although sometimes you get a wave like that and get off and wonder how it was. When I finished it, I thought it could have been a 5.0 or an 8.0, but then I heard the score and was happy.”

Parkinson finished runner-up to the ASP World Title in 2002 and 2004 and has been considered one of Australia’s most likely contenders for a world championship ever since. Reigning ASP World Champion Mick Fanning’s (AUS) recent title win has reignited a fire inside the Australian contingent – Parkinson among them.

“Mick showed us that it was all possible, especially with Andy (Irons) and Kelly on tour,” Parkinson said. “He’s definitely opened doors for us all.”

Fanning was forced to surf the sudden-death round for the first time in 15 events when Adrian Buchan (AUS) and wildcard Stuart Kennedy (AUS) bested him in Round 1. A relieved Fanning went on to eliminate Kennedy in their Round 2 rematch.

“Round 2 sucks,” Fanning said. “My heat this morning was pretty tough. I think Adrian got a 6.0, everyone else was getting 3.0s and 4.0s and I was getting 1.0s and 2.0s, so it’s good to get through that heat and live to fight another day.”

Current World No. 3 Bede Durbidge (AUS) was another top-seeded surfer negotiating sudden-death after being beat by rookie Dan Ross (AUS) in Round 1 today. Durbidge scored a 9.33 and an 8.00 to send former ASP World Tour surfer and event wildcard Nathan Hedge (AUS) home early in Round 2.

“I had a bit of a tough heat this morning, but I saw Dan Ross get a 9.00 and an 8.00 earlier and I wanted to the same,” Durbidge said. “I surfed a little bit better and had fun out there. It was way easier to surf than it was this morning.”

Ross’ upset win over Durbidge earlier in the day was a welcome one after finishing a disappointing last in the first event of the year. “I had a bit of a shaky start to the year up at Snapper and my nerves were showing a bit, but today, the conditions suited me and I brushed all that aside,” Ross said. “It felt good to have a good heat. If I can keep getting the waves, I can keep getting the scores. ”

Former winners Taj Burrow (AUS) and Andy Irons (AUS) got the scores they needed to advance straight to Round 3 while last year’s World No. 9 Dean Morrison (AUS)was an unlucky casualty in Round 2 – losing to former World Tour surfer and event wildcard Troy Brooks.

A call on the 12 remaining heats of Round 2, as well as the Rip Curl Women’s Pro, will be made tomorrow morning at 7:30 am.

For transcribed interviews, audio and images visit the Press Room on www.aspworldtour.com.

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Round 1 Results:
Heat 1: Bobby Martinez (USA) 12.67, Luke Munro (AUS) 7.07, Royden Bryson (ZAF) 5.67
Heat 2: Dayyan Neve (AUS) 10.00, Dean Morrison (AUS) 8.27, Travis Logie (ZAF) 6.00
Heat 3: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 12.83, Bruce Irons (HAW) 10.83, Tiago Pires (PRT) 9.00
Heat 4: Pancho Sullivan (HAW) 13.77, Neco Padaratz (BRA) 10.67, Jihad Khodr (BRA) 10.14
Heat 5: Andy Irons (HAW) 12.84, Jordy Smith (ZAF) 10.17, Chris Ward (USA) 7.87
Heat 6: Daniel Ross (AUS) 17.33, Bede Durbidge (AUS) 12.33, Tim Reyes (USA) 3.47
Heat 7: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 16.26, Nic Muscroft (AUS) 14.84, Ben Dunn (AUS) 9.57
Heat 8: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 10.33, Stuart Kennedy (AUS) 9.76, Mick Fanning (AUS) 7.24
Heat 9: Taj Burrow (AUS) 13.67, Leonardo Neves (BRA) 12.00, Nathan Hedge (AUS) 7.53
Heat 10: Kelly Slater (USA) 17.50, Adriano de Souza (BRA) 14.67, Troy Brooks (AUS) 5.34
Heat 11: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 11.83, Dane Reynolds (USA) 8.90, Daniel Wills (AUS) 4.43
Heat 12: Jay Thompson (AUS) 12.80, Kai Otton (AUS) 11.83, Ricky Basnett (ZAF) 10.83
Heat 13: Tom Whitaker (AUS) 15.67, Ben Bourgeois (USA) 14.83, Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 9.34
Heat 14: Taylor Knox (USA) 12.26, Michael Campbell (AUS) 11.60, Mikael Picon (FRA) 11.40
Heat 15: Damien Hobgood (USA) 14.33, Kieren Perrow (AUS) 13.83, Heitor Alves (BRA) 7.83
Heat 16: Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA) 13.83, Roy Powers (HAW) 13.23, Luke Stedman (AUS) 11.50

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Round 2 Results:
Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) 14.17 def. Stuart Kennedy (AUS) 5.50
Heat 2: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 17.33 def. Nathan Hedge (AUS) 6.63
Heat 3: Troy Brooks (AUS) 16.10 def. Dean Morrison (AUS) 12.50
Heat 4: Kai Otton (AUS) 14.50 def. Nic Muscroft (AUS) 8.23

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Remaining Round 2 Match-Ups:
Heat 5: Luke Stedman (AUS) vs. Chris Ward (USA)
Heat 6: Leonardo Neves (BRA) vs. Jihad Khodr (BRA)
Heat 7: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 8: Ben Dunn (AUS) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 9: Tim Reyes (USA) vs. Royden Bryson (ZAF)
Heat 10: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Daniel Wills (AUS)
Heat 11: Neco Padaratz (BRA) vs. Ricky Basnett (ZAF)
Heat 12: Bruce Irons (HAW) vs.Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 13: Luke Munro (AUS) vs. Mikael Picon (FRA)
Heat 14: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 15: Ben Bourgeois (USA) vs. Roy Powers (HAW)
Heat 16: Michael Campbell (AUS) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)

Watch all the heats here!


Check out this swell coming to Japan!

Hey all this is a swell forecast model for eastern Japan, check out that swell!!!!
It's going to be big, a bit stormy and icy cold, but some how I am still frothing like a grom!
So out comes the 5mm suit, boots and gloves. Bring on the ice cream headaches I say!!!
This hits 9am tomorrow morning! The red is 4.5m plus!


Kelly Slater is going Bells

WORLD surfing's glamour boy Kelly Slater has confirmed he will compete in this week's Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach.

The eight-time world champion had threatened to skip Bells after revealing he had "lost energy" for the sport during the season-opener on the Gold Coast last week.

But Rip Curl Pro media manager Dane Sharp yesterday claimed that the 36-year-old American was again on board for this year's event. "He is confirmed, he is in the draw and he will be here," Sharp said. "He is happy to see a good swell. We were always confident that he was going to compete and with the good forecast on the cards, he is keen to get down here."

Slater, right, who won the event in 2006, was not sighted on the Surf Coast yesterday as many of the world's best surfers arrived to get an early feel for the local swell.

Perfect conditions greeted the competitors, with organisers confident of favourable swells throughout. More competitors are expected to arrive today after attending the wedding of world number one Mick Fanning on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Official action got under way yesterday with the Geelong Advertiser pre-trials.


Sweet hollow waves at my local today!

Check out these pics, isn't huge but just looks so fun! 
I am itching for a bit of tube time!

What's happening at your Local these days? Leave a comment or mail me your pics and I will post em up here for you!


Some Nice Cold Barrels to be had Today!

The water is about 8 degrees Celsius, the line up pretty much empty, with an air temp of 15C, looks like this guy scored a sweet one, should wall up all the way through from the looks of it!
Come on summer!!!!!! Board shorts, bikini babes, beer and hotdogs, all that and a shit load of good waves! Paradise!


One eyed surfer ready to charge Rip Curl Pro at Bells

Airey’s Inlet surfer Seb Hanson-Boyd will overcome the loss of sight in one eye after a surfing accident four months ago to compete at next week’s Rip Curl Pro.

The 17-year-old high school student’s sight was permanently damaged when his surfboard struck him in the right eye after a wipeout on a wave at Airey’s Inlet.

“I fell off and resurfaced and pulled the board toward me with my leg rope and the nose of the board went into my eye,” Seb said.

“I didn’t realise how fragile your eyes were until this happened.”

However, Seb shrugged off the horrific injury in a quick return to his favourite sport.

“I still go surfing every day,” he said.

“It feels a bit weird but it wasn’t that big of a change.”

Seb will compete in the junior section of the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach on Wednesday.

“I was invited by Surfing Australia to compete – it’s actually my third year,” he said.

“I hope I do well but it’s hard because everyone’s out to do well.”

Seb urged surfers to take care when they are in the water.

“You’ve got to be really careful around surf.”

In the lead up to Australia’s longest running competition for professional surfers, Surfing Victoria and Australian sports physicians have warned competitors of the risk of injury in the surf.

Sports Medicine Australia’s Dr David Bolzonello said surfers faced several threats of injury.

“Compared to other sports the overall risk of surfing injury is low. However, that doesn’t mean injuries don’t occur,” Dr Bolzonello said.

“All surfers, especially those surfing for the first time, need to be aware of how to protect and prepare themselves for the surf.”

Dr Bolzonello said common surfing injuries included lacerations, sprains, dislocations, fractures and conditions known as swimmer’s and surfer’s ear.

The majority of injuries were related to impact.

“These injuries often result from surfers making contact with their own or someone else’s board, wiping out or striking the seabed,” Dr Bolzonello said.

He advised surfers to warm up and stretch before hitting the water and to observe surfing etiquette to avoid collisions.


Sharks sent to water to learn how to surf!



The battle-weary Sharks took to the surf on Monday to ease their aching bones in a fun morning session, and cancelled their scheduled evening practice so that they could further recuperate from the taxing victory over the Blues.

Fitness trainer Mark Steele took his charges to the beach to learn how to surf, and the Sharks will regroup on Tuesday to begin training in earnest for Saturday's match against the Lions.

While there are a number of players nursing injuries, the good news is that key players in A J Venter and Ruan Pienaar have recovered from the injuries that kept them out of last week's match.

Even better news is that Tonga rugby World Cup star Epi Taione will join the Sharks next week.

Taione, one of five finalists for the World Cup Player of the Tournament award, will be playing his last match for his Japanese club, Sanyo Wild Knights, in their season-ending cup final on Saturday.

The agreement with Taione was that he would join the Sharks as soon as his club was knocked out of the competition, and the prolonged success of the Wild Knights was good news for them but bad news for the Sharks.

Coach Dick Muir said that the match against the Lions was "absolutely crucial" for the Sharks.

"They are extremely dangerous, more so because they have not won as much as they would have liked," Muir said.

"This is a very important week for us. We are starting slowly out of necessity because of the heavy contact the players took in the match at the weekend, but, come Saturday, we will be fully prepared and focused on beating the Lions."

The Sharks have a bye next week and then host the Reds before heading Down Under on their five-match overseas tour.


Is Kelly going to Bells, 9th world title or is he done?

Well, What do you all think?
We have seen Kelly Lay this out before right?
"I am not sure if I am into the whole WCT scene" but is he for real or is this just another psych out routine by the master?
I have heard the take on it from the likes of Martin Potter, Bede Durbridge and Mick fanning, who all say Kelly will run for the title, personally I think he will, but only time will tell. What are your thoughts, drop a comment and be heard!
Either way, with this years WCT line up it is set to be a great showdown, lets all take a moment and pray for a few waves, some solid swells to make it a real show down. That is after we pray for the most important swells, the one at our Locals!!!! hehe


Pororoca Surfing in The Amazon

We have all seen this video I am sure, but it looks sooooo much fun I figured it was worth posting up here too.
It is amazing that a phenomenon that can be so destructive can also look like so much fun when viewed through different eyes.
Doubt I would ever try surfing one of these seemingly endless waves, but I can watch and dream can't I?


Mega Hot Surf Girl!

Well it is about time we had a picture of a smokin' hot surfer girl up on here again me thinks!
Came across this pic and thought I would share it with the rest of you.
This girl almost makes me forget about waves!