Learn to Surf – News update!
In our Learn to surf news this week.. Our photo comp has landed, WIN A FREE SURFBOARD!! See below for details! To spread the Christmas cheer, Aldi have released their famous ‘surfin santas’ advert on Aussie TV’s bringing some Christmas cheer to Australia! In other news, Alana Blanchard is launching a new web series, check out the details 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.
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My favourite pics from Surf Camp last week:
Surfing on the Internet – The Headlines:
1. Alana Blanchard to Release new web series
Kauai-native, Rip Curl pro surfer and model Alana Blanchard, along with her close friends, Leila Hurst and Camille Brady, take you on a journey in her new web series. In past episodes, Alana reflected on her life experiences growing up in Kauai. This series promises to be a whole lot more entertaining with more surfing and lots of shots of Alana, yewwww! Our FAVOURITE surf girl by farrrrr!
2. 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.
3. 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!
4. 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
5. Laura Enever latest webisode
Part 4 of 4: The final chapter of pro surfer Laura Enever’s four-part series closes at the final 2013 ASP World Surfing Tour event. A tough competition season leaves her soul searching, but at this final event, with her surf career on the line, she’s able to finally find the same passion and drive as when she first fell in love with the ocean and the waves. Laura finds inspiration from her fellow surfers to keep progressing to become the best as she fights to keep her place on the world tour.
6. 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