Learn to Surf – News update!
In our Learn to surf news this week.. Check out our Aldi ‘surfin santas’, they bring the spirit of Christmas to a place where you would never normally get the Christmas cheer! In other news, the Pipeline masters is now over! Australian Mick Fanning won the World tour title which is now his fourth career win. Watch the highlights below!
For those Christmas shopping, remember those ‘Drop In cards’ get 15% off Rip Curl products so drop into a Rip Curl store and get some bargain presents!
For anyone who wants to practice what they have learnt at camp, I highly recommend Cronulla beach as it is a short distance away from the city and it can be quiet when everywhere else is crowded. The Rip Curl store there has soft board hire for $20 a day and demo board hire for $40 a day! If anyone wants to have a look at the boards in the city, come and see us in the Rip Curl store on Market St.
My favourite pics from Surf Camp last week:
Surfing on the Internet – The Headlines:
1. Red Bull Decades Series – A Recap
This series, based on some of the world’s best surfers riding some of the most iconic boards in surfing history, has so far seen Kolohe Andino, Julian Wilson, Ian Walsh and Jamie O’Brien riding a Greg Noll Elephant Gun, a Gerry Lopez Pipeline Gun, a Glenn Pang x Martin Potter Town and Country Twin Fin, the Channel Islands x Kelly Slater 6’1″, shaped by Al Merrick, and a Mayhem Hydro-Flex Rocket. To read the whole story click here! The latest episode is below.
2. Aldi – Surfin’ Santas
Those that have been here in Australia for more than a year might note that this is the second year running that the German supermarket chain ALDI have ran this advertisement. However, considering it is the best piece of advertising I have ever seen in my life (except for the genious John Claude Van Damm Volvo ad). It deserves to be shown EVERY YEAR! Check it out and see what I am talking about! If it doesn’t get you in the mood for Christmas, maybe it will get you in the mood for surfing YEWWW!
3. Kelly Slater wins the 2013 Billabong Pipe Masters
Mick Fanning won the war, but Kelly Slater won the battle. This morning at the Billabong Pipe Masters, Kelly had to sit and watch Mick win the world title, but he was never gonna let anyone else win the contest. Even when he drew John John Florence in the final. ”This guy’s the king out here these days,” said the Floridian of John. “And I’m the old lion trying to hold on.” And, the lion held on. Read more
4. French Surfer takes to the Alaskan wilds
At first, Alaska doesn’t sound much like a surf destination but this is just a matter of perception. O’Neill team rider and adventurer, Damien Castera of France, sees it all the way around. For him the Last Frontier means not only empty line-ups and perfect waves. Alaska is also about a getting back into the wild experience.
Damien spent two months there, surfing and hiking and being self-sufficient: fishing for food, rough encampments for accommodation and pepper sprays as self-defense against bears or any other wild life
Check out Damien’s 60 days in Alaska… Read more
5. One and Only – Felipe Toledo
Brazil’s Filipe Toledo is one of the hottest young talents on the World Tour right now. The surf world was pretty excited last week when this video came out as this kid can BOOST airs! A couple of the airs in here are really crazy. Mr Toledo has come on real strong in his rookie year, stomping some of the most memorable airs and combos (Rio!). A welcome commodity to the webcast, f’sureeeeee.