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.
The highlights show surfers waves then what they scored on each...
it doesnt show that surfer A had Surfer B comboed with like 10 minutes to go then Surfer B gets a bomb set wave scores an 8 then only needs like a 6 to beat Surfer A but surfer A is sitting in the lineup with priority so Surfer B has to take second choice waves, but finds a gem down the beach hits a huge air reverse then finds a litttle cover on the inside followed by a little fronstide air as the horn blows scores a 7.3 and beats the Surfer A. They dont show that.
And withteh commetators being pros for whatever company sponsors the event they get all stoked like we do seeing that stuff, the commetators are the guys surfing in the heats friends they know them so they have personal emaotions involved in most the heats its cool.
Watching Slater in a contest you see why he is the greatest. The guy seems to will himself a set wave to beat someone sometimes. I saw Owen Wright score an 8 to have him covered with 3 minutes left and Slater gets the only empty barrel of the heat gets spat out and did a patented Slater tail whiff hack then linked up a little floater on the insde for a 9.3 to win it. That kind of stuff is awesome. You can see what surfers once down cant come back, but the chapions are never out of it until the end.
Last edited by bushwood; Feb 15, 2011 at 07:49 PM.
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.
Is KS10 surfing this year? I havent heard one way or the other if he is doing the tour. Maybe some select events but...
I am looking forward to seeing Dane, Jordy Owen, Josh Kerr, Julian Wilson, Jadson, etc all doing battle.
I always love seeing the east coast guys doing well.
i just started watching this past season during the chopes contest and ive been hooked ever since. its cool to see those guys rip live and just watch the heats go down. when i get home from work and am just chilling on the couch id much rather watch live surfing than anything on tv.
I dont watch all the webcasts like I use to . I work til 8:30 at night and by the time I do the commute down south its over and I just try to read the highlight or catch some higlight webcasts online before I head to work .
I kinda really dont care who is the "champ" or who lost the title. On any given day anyone can be the Champ I think .
Wow! Guess I'm the only one that doesn't care about the ASP... not knocking it ...just world champ/best in the world tag doesn't really appeal to me. Example: Fanning 2 time(?) world champ. Awesome surfer (yes)...best in the world (not for my money). I vote best small wave surfer...Gorkin (bold but I said it). 6-9ft J.O.B. (bold one again). over 9ft don't care about.
Last edited by Stranded in Smithfield; Feb 16, 2011 at 01:22 AM.
one of the things i've really enjoyed in the last 2 years or so is the change in judging criteria, you can tell the guys really have to put everything on the line in every turn to get their points.
It used to look like they were holding back just enough to make sure they wouldn't fall, now it seems pretty common to see a guy fall on a big turn or something... just because they are really trying to push it
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