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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aguaholic View Post
    Nah, I don't think anyone has won yet.
    yeah aguaholic is right because volcom and transworld surf would have put a whole 2 page spread in transworld surf magazine and i gte bthem every month and no one nasent won it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    if your main audience is watching on the internet, it doesn't matter how many people are on the beach.
    Oh u mean puttting it on youtube to watch? and why do people write paragraphs no one wants to read that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aguaholic View Post
    Nah, I don't think anyone has won yet.
    there was an article in surfing a few months ago that said warren smith won it and there was a sequence and everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conway View Post
    there was an article in surfing a few months ago that said warren smith won it and there was a sequence and everything.
    Wrong.
    http://www.volcom.com/blogs/blog.asp?blogID=17

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    "To date, no one has ever documented a cleanly landed kickflip on a surfboard"
    http://www.volcom.com/blogs/blog.asp?blogID=17

    Although Warren Smith did come pretty close.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uGXY5j4VaQ

    You would probably spend 10,000 on boards to win that.

    And in regards to the actual topic, I think it would be nice if there was a contest actually held in good surf on the east coast, but so many people have prior commitments I doubt it would be plausible to have all the best talent there at a moments notice. Doesn't sound like a bad idea though, if you could work out the logistics of all the waves being filmed without bias. And only allow photographs if they're accompanied by the whole wave on film and if they allow for a different perspective. It would be nice to feel like you had a say in the judging though.

  6. #26

    A novelty is it!

    Quote Originally Posted by conway View Post
    You're right, I wasnt very clear. This idea just doesn't sound much like a realistic contest to me. Like for instance, you can get a sick photo but not make the rest of the manuver, and in a real contest situation, you wouldnt get points for that failed manuver. But if i photographer got the shot an instant before it got all squirelly, then the voter online would have no way of knowing he didnt make it, thus making a decision without taking that into consideration. My point is, the surfer who surfs best in the contest may not win based on stirictly photos. The video idea would counteract that, but it doesn't compare to an actual judged heat to determine surfing talent on the specific day the contest is held. So my second point is the video/photo thing isn't objective enough; it wouldnt convey who the best surfer was on that given day. Also, a six month waiting period? This isnt Hawaii. We all know how sick and gnarly jerz gets, but its still the east coast. Would this contest be for strictly local guys or would pros be invited? Alas, i think your idea is more of a novelty than a viable contest, similar to that kickflip thing volcom did, or the kustom airstrike. Except on a smaller, ****ty east cost scale.
    But by all means, waste your time and money setting up a logistic near impossibility. Have fun.
    A novelty is what we are looking for.

    Off the point, why do you use the word "Like?" Like are you like a valley girl by any chance (see how stupid it sounds?)

    Back to the point, The idea of an artist scoring a prize for a photo, is an award presented to the artist for their particular craft, not the surfer. So a surfer that didn't get the shot, doesn't get penalized. Are you getting the point? This is for delmarva surfers, at a delmarva spot. If you are not from here, then don't worry about it. Its meant to be a community project, not a b!tch and moan gag that people like yourself turn in out to be. All of your comments relate strictly back to the core area of judging. The very principle that I am trying to get away from.

    Life is unfair and someone who thinks they should be invited might not get invited. That is life. The logistics of this are out in the open. We will collect ideas and see if it turns into something worth going for? You are not GETTING THE POINT and my reason is that NO ONE is looking for the best surfer on the best day. That is crap and everyone is over that very elementary concept. It is an idea that has the community all playing off of each other with a higher thinking art aspect stirred into the mix. Surfers bye things from shops, shops sell to surfers, surfers check forecasts, forecast tells you were to surf, surf shops advertise on forecast, people in the community help run the small surfing population that is a sub-culture within itself. And if you can't read this paragraph in less then a minute, you should have surfed less and got an education!
    Last edited by OBlove; Jan 4, 2009 at 09:18 PM. Reason: spelling

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    About the volcom thing, I thought he did make it, woops. And OBlove, why don't you just chill the **** out and stop being a pompous asshole. I just was trying to understand your concept and obviously i didnt fully understand it. Sorry if i bunched those panties of yours based on my assinine opinion.
    Off the point, do you point out the slightest use of slang as a way too show how smart you are? Did you go to Harvard? Are you an author? Jeez that was unneccasary. Asshole.

  8. #28
    The "activity" sounds interesting. I like the idea that it is not a "contest" which rules out ESA and sponsorships. Nonetheless, you probably need to consider permitting and insurance issues which based on your prior experience you probably have already thought about.

    The open season is probably too long and not realistic for the DelMarVa (Delaware, Maryland and Chincoteague beaches?). Best "big swell window" for this event is September-November, which combines tropical storm season and warmer water Nor'Easters, and is hands down the most consistent swell season. Probably need to narrow down the consideration of which beaches since we're dealing with many different jurisdictions and entities.

    The idea of seeking out sponsors, local, regional, national and international starts to break down the spirit of this event of an exposition of DelMarVa larger wave surfing. Along these lines I like the idea of a completely open "cash registration" event: take some amount, e.g., 20 percent off the top, to cover costs and then divide winning purses among the top 5 riders within each waveriding category based on the division's cash pool. I'm not too worried about too many participants since on most 8 to 10 foot plus days there are not that many folks actually out in the water, there isn't a $1K purse and you're limiting participation to MD/DE/VA residents.

    YouTube posting of all rides and judging sounds like an innovative way to go. Yes, you can have a viewer panel, but I also like the idea of a previously established panel of judges.

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    good points.

    good points rodn. all things considered, i think most people are seeing the big picture now. sep-november is best bet for sure!

  10. Quote Originally Posted by OBlove View Post
    Life is unfair and someone who thinks they should be invited might not get invited. That is life. The logistics of this are out in the open. We will collect ideas and see if it turns into something worth going for? You are not GETTING THE POINT and my reason is that NO ONE is looking for the best surfer on the best day. That is crap and everyone is over that very elementary concept. It is an idea that has the community all playing off of each other with a higher thinking art aspect stirred into the mix. Surfers bye things from shops, shops sell to surfers, surfers check forecasts, forecast tells you were to surf, surf shops advertise on forecast, people in the community help run the small surfing population that is a sub-culture within itself. And if you can't read this paragraph in less then a minute, you should have surfed less and got an education!
    My friend, your grammatical soapbox is riddled with punctuation and usage holes. A period (.) should follow a statement, not a question mark (?). You've used "bye" as the abbreviated form of "goodbye" instead of it's verb form, "buy," as in purchase, yet not "by," as a common preposition. And I see you've already corrected the spelling of your post earlier...

    Let he who is without education cast the first stone...