Who Blew Up?
Dale Staples - Dale undertook the near 48 hour journey back to the North Shore of Hawaii to compete in the 5star Volcom Pipe Pro at the Banzai Pipeline. After three days of solid Pipeline surf Dale finished with an equal 9th place to set himself up for a solid year on the QS. A ninth place for one our boys atPipe is a solid result the whole surfing community can be proud of.
Mike Godfrey - Mike is one of the most stoked surfers you’ll ever meet. He froths at the prospect of every swell, is not afraid of towing at sharky river mouths and if there is juicy swell around he’ll be out there paddling into the bombs. He puts groms to shame with the stoke that he radiates and he does all this at the age of 61. It is great to see Mike proving that age is just a number and that if you want to keep charging there is no reason why you shouldn’t do so into your 60’s.
Garrett McNamara - He is brash, he claims himself a lot and he has that seppo vibe that would get most saffa’s backs up, BUT and it is a big but, this guy really does charge! He backs his words up with some pretty extreme actions and for that he earns our respect.
Jamie O’Brien - You have to hand it to Jamie O, he certainly keeps us entertained. His recent board swap antics at seriously heavy Pipe sets a new record for that kind of tom foolery, however it also takes serious skill and a solid set of balls to be trying things like this in waves like that.
Who Blew It?
Chris Vaughan-Jones - On the eve of the first proper cyclone swell, which is about to smash into his home town of Ponta in Southern Mozambique Chris comes short on his bike. 6 stitches later and he has to watch the boys from the beach as line after line of swell flows down the point.
Joe Cools - Monday morning after the typical Sunday evening blow out and surfers arrive to the sight of overflowing dustbins and trash spread all over the North Beach Car Park. If you are going to make so much rubbish, get bigger dustbins!
Spike - theBOMBsurf’s favourite surf forecaster has just had to undergo reconstructive knee surgery which will keep him of a surfboard for about 9 months. How did this happen? A 10ft wave at his beloved 365? A crazy Dunes barrel that went pear shaped? No. It happened playing soccer... Eish. All we can say is that he is going to get really good at bodysurfing this year.