Kind of makes the weekend ahead at Harlyn a bit of a tame one? But I think tame can be good sometimes. Check the boat action too!
The latest shocking news from the world most perfect wave, 9x world champ Kelly Slater went down in the second round to young Basque countryman Aritz Aranburu. And this years tour points leader Joel Parkinson went out in the third round to the muscle bound hero Taylor Knox! Shock horror!! To be honest the conditions looked less than favorable, with no massive tubes to be had in the 4 – 5 foot range.
Hopefully the surf will get better for the rest of the competition… now kelly is out I’m backing Tommy Whitaker all the way. GO TOMMY.
Peace and Harmonicas
Dom @ Constantine Bay Surf Store
Every this time of year a select bunch of talented hell-men start getting prepared for some of the heaviest, gnarliest and beautiful waves on the face for the planet. Among some of the names drafted for the trails Manoa Drollet, Andy and Bruce Irons and Jamie O’Brien are the super-star line up. Last years WCT wildcard “Chopes” champ and big wave specialist Bruno Santos is game for the trails, and things are heating up in Tahiti.
All these guys will be slugging it out to then have a chance to beat the worlds best at arguably the worlds best wave, Teahupoo.
Good luck to all the guys,
Crew @ Constantine Bay Surf Stores