How many of you guys follow the ASP tour? Really follow it, like try to watch the webcast, have the ASP to go app to watch live heats, or highlight videos find out who won heats, etc.
The webcast have gotten really good and since most places seem to be about 10 to 12 hours off east coast time its usually on in the evenings. Just wondering how many of you have started watching the webcast. I have always follwed it, like read about it next day on Surfline or whatever but since the webcast have gotten so good and the app makes it easy to watch the event I have really started digging it.
I dont follow it really. I just wait to see the results and highlights. Replays on fuel. I find it hard to keep up and follow the online stuff. I follow the local scene more. Its more fun. Just NSSA mens and stuff. its more fun to watch live or paddle out next to the heats and get a real good perspective. I do drive up to lowers and stuff when the QS and CT comes around... It will be cool for everyone back home when it goes to NY. Its worth the drive to go watch heats and surf around the area with the big dogs.
But I dont watch anything online really. I download shi* and burn it to DVDs and watch it on my TV.
Just got into it in the past year or too, now I'm actually really into it. The webcasts are great now. I was actually exciting watching live on the last pipeline 6 star, and that was wqs. I am planning on watching the Gold Coast and seeing how the rookies and slater do especially.
The webcast are getting very good! nothing beats bringing your laptop to the bar for a few beers and watching events live. In the fall one of the local watering holes ran it through their televisions - more places need to do that!
I follow it. Watch the webcasts when I can. Sometimes it can be kind of boring, but other times it's pretty sweet. I'm definitely glad I've caught some of the heats live vs. online highlights. There have been some pretty exciting/dramatic moments that you don't really get with just watching the highlights.
well, I wish I was more into it. Maybe I will try a little harder going forward. I am a fantasy sports nerd on the side. Football, Basketball, baseball, golf. All of it. I hear fantasy ASP surfing is fun. It forces you to be all over the events. Watching who advances and shuffling guys around. Makes you check every event roster to make sure your guys are competing. It makes you research past events and who surfs well at what spots etc....
So, maybe we should put together a few ASP fantasy surf leagues on this site. It is sh** to pass the time when you arent surfing.
Glad to see so many are into. Yeah the webcast are great. The ASP to go App is for the itouch or iphone. Now withteh tour doing top 32 its real good no more heats with (no disrespect guys are sick but in the realm of title contender/event winner type) with Luke Donald vs Dane Gudaskas or whatever.
Its epic having Occy and Rob machado calling the heats for bilabong events, Pottz doing quiksilvers etc... then having instant replay of guys waves.
I wont rember to do anthing in the stickys (just always forget but will post when i know somethings going down)
Let me start with
ASP Prime event- burleigh head australia, webcast wil not be as good cause its a ASP prime contest, more of a local contest but there are big hitters in it.
Taj Burrow defeending champ of contest and guys like Parko, new to tour this year Josh Kerr, Julian WIlson, and bunch of others, i cant rember everyone but like 12 of the top 32 will be in attendance.
Sunny Garcia vs Parko is one of the first heats i heard