man you should go adopt a dog or take up Frisbee golf or something.
since it's going to be flat here on the east coast for the near future, i'm going to play along...but if we're going to do this, let's force the competitors to be skilled in ALL aspects of surfing, not just contest-style hp shortboarding.
Must be alive and notable in a major way to the surfing culture. Two of the three picks can be ASP pros or former ASP pros, while the third has to be either a cultural figure or a niche (big wave) surfer.
Judge 1: Tom Curren
Judge 2: Joel Tudor
Judge 3: Mark Healey
2 Team Coaches
Must be two active ASP professionals.
Team 1 Coach: Steph Gilmore
Team 2 Coach: KS
1) Must choose a break from each of the six continents other than Antarctica. NOTE: Hawaii is not part of North America and is a Polynesian sub-region of Oceania.
2) You have two Wild Card choices that can repeat a continent as long as they satisfy a break category. These will be best used to satisfy the less than stellar break types.
3) You can use a given break for a given category if that break has conditions that fit into a category on at least a semi-regular basis (certain seasons or weeks) since even world-class breaks don't always have bombing surf and are attractive since they offer different conditions by the day or time of year. Many breaks will fall into several categories at different times of year.
Big Wave Break: Aileen's - Ireland (Europe)
Gnarl Break: Shipstern Bluff - Australia (OCEANIA)
Right-hand Barrell Break: Jeffrey's Bay - S. Africa (AFRICA)
Left-Hand Barrell Break: Uluwatu - Indonesia (Asia)
Overhead-DOH Point Break: Punta de Lobos - Chile (S. AMERICA)
Chest-Head Glassy Beach Break: Biarritz - France (Europe) (WC #1)
Waist-Chest Mush Break: Cardiff Reef - California, United States (N. America)
Ankle-Waist Mush Break: Virginia Beach - Virginia, United States (N. America) (WC #2)
*seriously? why even include this last category?*
COMPETITOR'S PICKS - BOARDS & WETTY
Must be brand-name since this show is sponsored, and larger independent shapers that would have a bankroll to get on as a sponsor can be used in addition to major manufacturers. You can pick the same board for different categories of breaks (i.e. same board for RH Barrell & LH Barrell. For big wave boards and such, your board choices will be assumed to be for tow-in unless you specify it is a paddle-in.
Big Wave Break: Aileen's - Ireland (Europe) 10'0" Christenson gun (quad)
Gnarl Break: Shipstern Bluff - Australia (OCEANIA) 6'6" Stretch roundtail quad (tow in)
Right-hand Barrell Break: Jeffrey's Bay - S. Africa (AFRICA) 6'6" CI Black Beauty
Left-Hand Barrell Break: Uluwatu - Indonesia (Asia) 6'0" Lost Mini-Driver
Overhead-DOH Point Break: Punta de Lobos - Chile (S. AMERICA) 6'8" FCD KMRP bonzer
Chest-Head Glassy Beach Break: Biarritz - France (Europe) (WC #1) 6'2" Rusty Bali Single
Waist-Chest Mush Break: Cardiff Reef - California (N. America) 5'8" Lost Layzboy
Ankle-Waist Mush Break: Virginia Beach - Virginia (N. America) (WC #2) 5'5" Bing Puck
Wetsuits and Apparel: Rip Curl[/QUOTE]
Ditto: ditched my tv 2+ yrs ago. Besides, I'm still mentally drained from the 'Hello' thread...
Originally Posted by seldom seen
Hahaha F*kin' A! Who needs tv after that thread!? Funny thing is I've been cable free for some time now, just had it reconnected in the basement for my roommate...the habit's so broken now that even with it available it's just not even an option.
Originally Posted by yankee
Originally Posted by njsurfer42
Good stuff. Love the Steph Gilmore inclusion. Would really boost ratings. You were right on saying how the competitors should be skilled in ALL aspects of surfing. That's the point of the show, and competitors would be eliminated if their weak link was the worst out of the group on a given episode at one of the breaks. Much like InkMaster how those artists get eliminated unless they can do all types of tattoos. The reason for the Ankle-Waist Mush Break inclusion was to see how comical we could get with the responses and I was hoping some people would pick a SUP at some crap-ass EC or NE break that was a lake this summer. Even on the show though, that could be a legit episode as it would be entertaining seeing the bigger wave riders struggle with garbage conditions backed by little swell.
Good response mang. It's funny how the ones trying to rip on my post and "too much free time" happen to be several of the most frequent posters of SI and one can only imagine how much more time they're spending reading other posts. That's a lot of damn time spent by them here. Ahhhh, the irony.
Clemmdog is right, this show would get sick ratings and most of you all would be glued to it.
So either have fun like nj42 in a good response or spend your own over-abundance of free time debating 68 pages of whether or not people should have the right to procreate in that other thread. Nerds. Or...just GET OFF MY PEAK
FREE TIME IS YOUR OWN DAMN CHOICE
Dude... most sheep don't like to create, they just want to watch.
Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf
Put a show on like this and you'll have every sitcom-loving Hollister-draped sack of corpulence who sponged once as a kid asking you dumb questions whenever you go somewhere with a board. And if you want to see what time, money, and coaching can do for a low level surfer, can't you just check out the Hamptons or Orange County?
Surfing is highly commercialized, thats true. Despite the fact that Capitalism has already co-opted it, along with skateboarding, there is still an inherent subversiveness in both; they keep us outside, creatively interacting with environments, the way manimals were meant to. They can also provide kids with creative values that counteract the pressures of team-sports mentality and corporate douche-squadery... plus, maybe it keeps some kids off of junk and/or Kassers vodka.....
F**k this show, f**k cable, and f**k the whole television industry. I'd rather watch a documentary interviewing the crackheads of AC about what they think of D-Trump. If I were the producer I would load the boards in a van and bring the instructors to a low-income beach community and spread some stoke where it belongs....
Hey it's Monday and it's flat. I'll play.
1. Shawn Thompson
3. Greg Knoll
BREAKS / BOARDS
1. Big Wave Break - Pico Alto - Peru (SOUTH AMERICA) 1. **** Brewer Elephant Gun 10'6
2. Gnarl Break - Dungeons - S. Afrika (AFRICA) 2. Towsurfer 5'6"
3. Right Barrel - Snapper Rocks - Gold Coast (AUSTRALIA) 3. CI Proton 6"0"
4. Left Barrel - Pipeline - Hawaii (OCEANA) 4. T & C Semi-Gun 7"6"
5. OH-DOH Point - Mundaka - Spain (EUROPE) 5. CI Fort Knox 6"4"
6. Chest-Head Glassy Beachie - Pavones - Costa Rica (CENTRO) 6. Orion Swallowtail 6"2"
7. Waist-Chest Mush - Phuket - Thailand (ASIA) 7. Kechle Pug Fish 5"8'
8. Ankle-Waist Much - Cocoa Pier - United States (NORTH AMERICA) 8. WaveJet 7'4"
WETSUITS by VERSACE
Question: Who would you pick for competitors?
His name is **** ****ing Brewer for God's sake!
why has no one included a break in New Jersey? 23 footer fools!!!
Also maybe there could be a bench off during the show somehow...