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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Extremehorizon Surf Blog has moved

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Monday, 4 October 2010

Donovan Frankenreiter new Album - 05th Oct 2010

We were recently sent a copy of Donovan Frankenreiter's (DF from here on in!) new album, due for release tomorrow and asked to review it. Being a DF fan already its tricky to remain objective so I've embedded his latest video of the album title track- Glow, so you can also judge for yourself.

In a nutshell theres no surprises with the new album- its all the usual DF sound, which is no bad thing however as the album as a whole has a super chilled out vibe, perfect for background listening at home or a post surf drive home. The track "Glow" has a hint of Paul Simon and "Hold on" has a more party feel whilst the remaining tracks will all feel familiar if you've heard DF's music before.

I've found myself giving the album repeated listens already so I've a feeling it'll remain on the i-pod for sometime. "Glow" the album is worth a purchase

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Slater, Seignosse and slabs: Quiksilver Pro WCT france 2010

 I've watched the World tour online countless times, Teahupoo, Bells, Pipeline etc but have always wanted to attend an event in person, especially to witness Kelly Slater before the inevitable end of his tour days and a possible 10 titles!

Thankfully because we have the good fortune of being only a one and a half hours flight and a 30 minute drive from one of the tour stops in Hossegor, France, I finally made the pilgrimage to watch Slater and the rest compete and free surf. For a modest fee, Ryanair got me there, Alamo hired me a French hatchback car big enough to slide a board into and Quiksilver kindly supplied press passes so I could hang out in the thick of things at the beach.

The first heats were on the Sunday I arrived in solid 4-6ft waves, so a rapid drive to the beach meant that I caught some of the action along with the thousands of other spectators lining the sand in Seignosse. To stand and hear names like Irons, Martinez, Fanning etc being called out over the tannoy and be able to watch these guys surf was kind of surreal. The atmosphere of a WCT event is unlike any other surf competition I've been to- the French crowd were amped, applauding and cheering every great carve, cutback and air and the riders were mobbed as they got out of the water.

That is until Kelly Slater appeared and all others were ignored. I have to admit to being a little star struck myself when in his presence and also astonished at the attention the man received. Every move he made was followed, watched, photographed and filmed. Whenever Slater was in the water crowds flowed up and down the sand tracing is movement in the surf and as soon as he exited the ocean onto the beach, the stoked mobs descended on him. I'm sure he's used to it by now but it still must be kind of trippy getting that kind of adulation.

I also had the chance to watch Slater free surf that evening with a few locals paddling alongside which has to be a talking point for any what other sport can you watch a mega star compete and then join them later on the field of play? I'm not sure you'd get too close to Beckham for a kick about after a match!

Attending a WCT event was a great experience and one that I wont forget. So a congratulations to Mick Fanning on his win and a big thanks to Quiksilver for their hospitality:

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Guiness World Surfing record attempt

The Guiness world record attempt for ‘most surfers riding the same wave’ that will be staged at the Earthwave Beach Festival in Muizenberg on the weekend 25 & 26 September.

The record currently stands at 110 surfers riding a wave for 5 seconds or more, and this year organisors are expecting 500 participants, who can include anyone who can stand up and ride a wave for five seconds+

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The Perfect North sea Storm

OK, well not quite the perfect storm but getting close as far as North sea surfers are concerned. This low pressure blowing winds straight down the North Sea will generate waves from way North near Norway producing a solid swell with decent wave period of 11 to 12 secs. So If we're not in the office later this week you know why! :)

For more info on surf foreasting check out our surf info page

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

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Explore will be giving away daily prizes like Jack Johnson’s newest CD, ‘To the Sea,’ and $25 iTunes gift cards and the grand prize is a custom surfboard signed by Jack!

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Thursday, 2 September 2010

Billabong Pro Tahiti- Update and highlights

News update:

"The idyllic conditions of the past two days were washed away this morning under heavy south wind and rain, forcing the Billabong Pro Tahiti to call competition off after completing the remaining four heats of Round 3.

Stop No. 5 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Tahiti is both a pivotal point in the hunt for the 2010 ASP World Title as well as the midyear field reduction. Highlights of the event so far along with the list of surfers cut from the tour are below:

Surfers relegated to ASP PRIME and Star events

- Drew Courtney (AUS), 31
- Neco Padaratz (BRA), 34
- Tanner Gudauskas (USA), 22
- Mick Campbell (AUS), 34
- Kieren Perrow (AUS), 33
- Tom Whitaker (AUS), 30
- Kekoa Bacalso (HAW), 25
- Blake Thornton (AUS), 25
- Dean Morrison (AUS), 29
- Jay Thompson (AUS), 28
- Nate Yeomans (USA), 29
- Ben Dunn (AUS), 24
- Marco Polo (BRA), 29
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