We spent the entire weekend at the famous Snapper rocks where we took in the opening two days of the Quiksilver pro and it was all happening!! The event site is a buzz with all that is professional surfing, the waves were cooking, the surfing was outta this world and the hype was on overdrive. After a rainy Saturday arvo the clouds cleared by Sunday morning and the Gold coast was steaming. Hot sun, hot surfing, hot crowd and people having a good ole time. If you get a chance to get up to the Goldie over the next week to watch the event..take it, its worth the drive!
Jordy Smith will go close to winning this thing…. half way through a epic 9-point ride
Gold Coast Saturday night lights
Pouring rain Saturday arvo, but the crowd wasn’t worried one bit
One of the many sidelines to what makes up the Quiky pro was the Vegemite surf groms. Surfing Australia has taken this program to amazing heights in 2011/12 with thousands of groms experiencing surfing in a safe, well taught and respectful way (something that has never being done before) 8 grommets from around Australia got VIP treatment all weekend. Got to surf with legends such as Mark Richards, Tom Carroll and Mat Hoy and got heaps of free stuff, watch the surfing from one of the best seats in the house and they even got the high five Kelly Slater…. Im betting no one had as much fun as these 8 surf groms this weekend!!
4X world champ; Mark Richards was amazing with the groms… he’s just got this gentle, friendly, calm aura that makes everyone feel so welcome. This was possibly Delta’s best weekend of her little life!!
saw jaw from smiling all weekend!
Kelly Slater and Tom Carroll having some fun with the Surf Groms… stacks more surf groms/quiky pro pics HERE
Jesse Kelly and friend won the double pass to see Sprung Monkey live at the Plantation Hotel on Wednesday night. The 20th anniversary of the Taylor Steele film Momentum is what it’s all about and it’s a bit of history in the making. Tickets are still for sale at the Plantation Hotel or online HERE make sure you don’t miss this amazing gig… its gonna be going orfffff!!! more deets here. Just for the record all you had to do to win this comp was email us your favourite surfer from the Momentum era. It came in pretty even spread between Kelly Slater, Rob Machado and Shane Dorian, with a few votes going the Ross Williams, Taylor Knox and Kalani Robb. Thanks to all the crew how entered, but there can only be one winner and Jesse’s name was the first drawn…we will be in touch shortly to arrange the the tickets.
slater mayhem….watch it live here