WSL Commentators

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by patgeds22, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. patgeds22

    patgeds22 Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2012
    Who do you like? Who do you think you could do a better job than? Hate to love? Who do you wanna punch?

    My personals..
    Like: Pete Mel (bc of the meth-mad respect), Potts, Ross williams
    Better than: Rosy Hodge (so vague), Ronnie Blakely (doesn't surf?)
    H2L: Joe Turpel (Passively egotistical, but a solid announcer), Strider Wazalewskizcsitz
    Wanna Punch: Chris Cote, Joe Turpel

    I may have missed some, theres so many with the mad heats of the US open
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2016
  2. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    No punching from here, unless it's a latex dummy.

    Have grown to appreciate Turpel's commentary, dude really knows his stuff & has a passion for the sport. Although he does sound like most Cali doods, aka, repeatedly kicked in the nutsack until shrill. Best combo is Turpel & Potts, good on-air flow.

    The worst 'announcer' the WSL has is that millennial girl, the daughter of the famous LA producer, name escapes me & that's ok, too.

    Mel is good. Blakey, eh, something about him seems arrogant, I turn the sound down when he's yammering.

    Anyways, I like the improvements the website has made over the years. And the camer work is really pretty good.

    Just need more sound of waves, surfers talking smack in the water, crowd noise, there's too much silence other than announcer voices & it's not a silent sport.

    Good tread.

  3. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I find chris cote quite entertaining. Joey Turpel, on the other hand, would be much better suited as a salesman in a surf shop...a surf shop I would avoid.
  4. ScobeyviIIe

    ScobeyviIIe Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2015
    Dave Wassel is prob my favorite announcer. He can really entertain during a flat spell. Metaphores for daize
  5. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    gilbert Gottfried and dave wassel
  6. archy 2.0

    archy 2.0 Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    Wassel is my fav. I like Ross Williams and Pottz.
    Trupell, eh, I guess he's ok.
    Can't stand Blakey's voice.
    Best commentating I ever heard was Freddie P. during the final of the Eddie a few years back. Fukin classic!
  7. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    I think ALL of WSL and their fvckwad commentators should all go kill themselves.
  8. DonQ

    DonQ Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    No comment!
  9. ScobeyviIIe

    ScobeyviIIe Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2015
    I was listening to Rory Parkers podcast (Beachgrit), and he had Wassel on - Prob a month ago.

    Dave made it sound like he pissed off some big wigs at WSL for commenting the Red Bell Cape contest. Wont be surprised if you never see him do a CT event againe.
  10. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    They over do the announcing way to much.

    Turpel is annoying.
  11. backside hack

    backside hack Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    Wasselhoff for sure! Hands down.

    Ross Williams has good insight, observations and analysis (yes i know it's only surfing but still).

    Pottz: very predictable.
    Rosy Hodge: awful.
    Turpel: solid
    Blakey: only there to fill the Australian void
    Mel: Awkward in a good way
    Strider: chill