CORY LOPEZ WINS JUNE PUNT OF THE MONTH. A giant full-rotation backside mute grab in Costa Rica wins June.
Check out the few photo's of Jay Davies cruising around home the last few weeks
The US Open is just right around the corner. All the boys are in town and ready to throw down some signatures. Walk on over to Jack's or HSS and get autographs by Josh Kerr, Noa Deane, Jay Davies, and Willian Cardoso. Signings: HSS 8/3 @ 2:00PM and Jack's 8/4 @ 12:00PM. Don't miss out.
The Hawaii stop of OSSC/Rusty Demo went off this year in 3-4 foot Bowls. T&C took home the title this year with a dominate performance from Travis Hashimoto, Geoff Wong, Dustin Quizon and Kekoa "Bam Bam" Bacalso. Pipe Dreams took the runner up slot with Hi-Tech coming in third and defending champs HIC taking fourth. Contest goers were stoked on the boards with demos going on all day. The Slackerrr and Bali Single were the top attention grabbers of the weekend.
Photo: Matt O'Brien
Interview by Jed Smith
“See those lights, they’re actually Gordon’s old ones,” says Mumma Deane, pointing to the aluminum kitchen lights dangling above us, formerly owned by Billabong founder and multi-multi millionaire, Gordon Merchant. I’m here to interview her husband, Wayne, a legend of Australian surf culture, and her teenage son, Noa, a budding pro in his own right, but first I’m getting the tour as well as a bit of family history.
The Deanes have been around since the birth of the surf industry, counting many of the day’s icons among their friends; Gordon, Rabbit and the Petersons among many more. But the millions never quite made it to them, a fact reflected in their quirky wooden ranch built into the side of a hill in Kirra; it’s verandah and insides scattered with quirky bric-a-brac and surfing paraphernalia.
As a gentle breeze rattles the wind chimes, Noa and I sit on the verandah and wait for Wayne to arrive. He’s been out in the scorching heat helping a mate fix his roof and when he eventually does return, can barely muster the spit to say hello. As he slumps in his chair, Mumma Deane rushes to fetch him a Bavarian Beer mug full of coke, and Noa and I begin the chat.
See the full interview here: http://www.coastalwatch.com/news/article.aspx?articleId=10607&display=0&cateId=3
Since 1983, Spyder Surf Shop has been taking care of the needs of South Bay Los Angeles surfers. What started as an 850 sq ft. retail space at the corner of Artesia Blvd and Pacific Coast Highway in the sleepy little artist beach town of Hermosa Beach is today a nearly 7000 sq ft surf, skate, and snow mecca. In 1997, Spyder Surf aded a second location on downtown Hermosa Beach's Pier Plaza. By working closely with community and believing that customer service is the most important aspect of our business, both Spyder Surf Shops have grown steadily and are now 7000 and 8000 sq ft. To get to know Spyder Surf Shop better go to spydersurf.com
TransWorld SURF: Favorite wave?
Josh Kerr: Cudgen Reef
At the moment it’s a stalefish.
Best spot to eat in SoCal?
Easy, Fish 101 in Leucadia.
Post WCT career path?
Marketing and coaching.
Favorite activity besides surfing?
Biggest board you own?
10’ Rusty that’s like 3” thick.
Last time you were scared out surfing?
A couple of weeks ago out at Cloudbreak.
Favorite World Tour event?
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast.
Favorite wave on the World Tour?
Least favorite World Tour stop?
They’re all good but Brazil and Hossegor can suck sometimes.
Who’s going to be the next world champ?
After Kelly? John John Florence.
Favorite wave in California?
Trestles or Blacks.
Favorite wave in Australia?
Anywhere on the Gold Coast.
Last book you read?
Scar Tissue, the Anthony Kiedis autobiography.
Josh Kerr Calico
Kerrzy slayin' it in front of his house! Photo: JC/LifeProof
Last fish you caught?
A nice little calico bass out in front of my house [see above].
Anything I can get my hands on.
Where did you ride your first wave?
Who are your favorite surfers to watch at the moment?
John John, Julian Wilson, and Dane Reynolds.
Best surf vehicle you’ve ever had?
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