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    Quick Silver Pro New York

    Right around the corner now.Anyone going?Man I hope theres waves for this one to put the east coast on the surfing map a little more.

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    Everyone is looking forward to it. Either to love it or hate on it. Should be an interesting event. Hopefully there will be mulitple days of solid swell to give the guys a chance to showcase the area... People were definately talking about it at this last week's event in HB. A lot of people who dont follow the tour too closely have all been telling me how the NY event is news to them and they all thought it was actually scheduled in Ocean Beach, San Francisco.... Which is a notoriously heavy as$ beach break that sucks up swell like a vacuuma delivers pounding barrels year round... That was the choices and they went with NY for the marketability. It would be rad to see a sick event in NY... The HB US Open was graced with some nice hurricane swell for their event last week. We should hope that the trend continues back east. But if the 10 day event window falls sh**y or flat, and OB SF is going ballistic the whole time, people are gonna talk sh**. So lets hope for the best. No one wants to see the world best surfers mushing around in slop... Although the world champ would just destroy it anyway andgo for 11!

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    the rip curl search pro is actually being held in obsf this year...in november! gnarly...from what i've seen of that place, i want no parts of it at that time of year.
    i have mixed emotions about this. i think it'll be pretty cool to see the world's best surfing the same sort of waves i've spent my whole life surfing & to see what they can do w/ them, but at the same time, knowing that this event is clearly just a marketing tool so that quicksilver can sell more **** to non-surfers kinda rubs me the wrong way. not to mention that i think that east coast surfing doesn't NEED any more exposure. what? we need validation by the world tour/an australian wetsuit & clothing company? i don't think so...that all said, i hope one of the local east coast guys that got into the event blows up & wins the thing. that would be super rad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    the rip curl search pro is actually being held in obsf this year...in november! gnarly...from what i've seen of that place, i want no parts of it at that time of year.
    i have mixed emotions about this. i think it'll be pretty cool to see the world's best surfing the same sort of waves i've spent my whole life surfing & to see what they can do w/ them, but at the same time, knowing that this event is clearly just a marketing tool so that quicksilver can sell more **** to non-surfers kinda rubs me the wrong way. not to mention that i think that east coast surfing doesn't NEED any more exposure. what? we need validation by the world tour/an australian wetsuit & clothing company? i don't think so...that all said, i hope one of the local east coast guys that got into the event blows up & wins the thing. that would be super rad!
    yes...having the event in NY is a total sell out by quiksilver. I too am annoyed by that. It has nothing to do with any thing except commercialism at it's finest.

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    At least Quiksilver puts some of that money back into surfing and doesn't just sponge off the lifestyle like Hollister.

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    if the last few months are an indicator of whats to come theyll be twiddling their thumbs watching flatness. and its a money grab deal all the way whether its in ny or africa so whatever

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    At least Quiksilver puts some of that money back into surfing and doesn't just sponge off the lifestyle like Hollister.
    Hollister, sponging off the lifestyle? Say it isn't so!


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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    i have mixed emotions about this. i think it'll be pretty cool to see the world's best surfing the same sort of waves i've spent my whole life surfing & to see what they can do w/ them, but at the same time, knowing that this event is clearly just a marketing tool so that quicksilver can sell more **** to non-surfers kinda rubs me the wrong way. not to mention that i think that east coast surfing doesn't NEED any more exposure. what? we need validation by the world tour/an australian wetsuit & clothing company? i don't think so...that all said, i hope one of the local east coast guys that got into the event blows up & wins the thing. that would be super rad!
    agreed thats its kind of a double edge sword but I'd rather have it here then not.As far as Quicksilver I no problem with that.I want the East coast to get some props.When you are flipping through the surf mags wouldn't it be nice to see our coast with some more exposure thou.As far as a east coast guy taken it, that would be awesome.Slater should own this event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodVibes View Post
    agreed thats its kind of a double edge sword but I'd rather have it here then not.As far as Quicksilver I no problem with that.I want the East coast to get some props.When you are flipping through the surf mags wouldn't it be nice to see our coast with some more exposure thou.As far as a east coast guy taken it, that would be awesome.Slater should own this event.
    that would be nice... but when was the last time slater has surfed on the east coast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbsurfer View Post
    that would be nice... but when was the last time slater has surfed on the east coast?
    He's still got a place in florida so I would assume quite often.A friend of mine was in coco beach a few years ago and was actually surfing right next to him.