Finalists Michel Bourez and Josh Kerr would take to the water at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, with both surfers searching for their first career ASP WCT wins. The bout would get off to a slow start, but Bourez would eventually light up two consecutive waves of 6.33 and 7.57 with his patented forehand power. Kerr would answer back, delivering a full fledged attack on the Main Break rights, but Bourez would continue to build momentum, adding an 8.33 to his scoreline to secure the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. Josh had to settle for his second runner up finish in consecutive years at Margaret River, this 2nd place result puts Josh at 3rd place on the overall World Tour rankings and full of confidence heading into the 3rd stop on World Tour at Bells Beach which kicks off on Wednesday.
STAB Magazine's Return To Old Fashioned Values Competition is officially finished. The contest was exactly just that...old fashion values with entrants only allowed to shoot on film. No digital, no phones, no lap tops. It was shoot, cross fingers & develop.
Photographer Jon Frank and Noa went to G-Land, a place of old world Indonesian jungle, whose star has faded somewhat since it’s popularity in the 90s, but is still beautifully picturesque (especially when shot on film camera). Jon and Noa’s collaboration took the win with $10,000 being handed to Jon Frank thanks to Bulleit American Whiskey.
Noa AKA "Curls" is in fine form in the water but pretty washed up on land. Back when youth doesn't get hung. Our local bartender Nadia gave Mitch the nickname "Red Foo."
The other night we were given random McDonalds cheeseburgers. They were flown in from Mataram by miners. "Oh yeah, hang on, thanks for the cheeseburgers bro" yelled Coleborn as he judo chopped six of them on the pool table and then covered Noa in cheeseburgers. "We should call the movie Cheese!"
The footage from this will most likely end up in a Lizards of Summer episode. Coleborn's drunken alter ego is "Spawn," and we have met him once this trip. He can be fun. He can be terrifying.
The vibes are high and the boyz are buzzing. Mitch visualized himself doing a varial in the surf and then pulled one. Noa was asked to do a Big Spin pre-session and landed one of the better ones in his clip hunting career.
In about an hour Noa and Nate are about to eat "Mexico City," which consists of 2 tacos, chili con carne, a burrito and nachos. The boyz can't wait. You can buy packets for cigs for 2 bucks at the bar. We are cooking ourselves on Bali kopi. Goey coffee.
Noa introduced the boys to a game called "Footy" on the dartboard.
DGZ and Rusty bring you the ‘DeadEnZed’ seven days of burgers and beers in NZ with Noa Deane and Jay Davies. Look out for Issue 06 of ‘HALVES’ a photographic journal of the trip, coming very soon!!
Check out Josh Kerr having some fun in the French Beach Breaks leading up to the Quiksilver Pro. Thanks to ShoresCrew.com for the edit!