Sometimes its better to hear it straight from the horse's mouth. And so here is a week's worth of surfing quotes.
“Matt Wilkinson is the sardines with jalapeño glaze of surf hair." Chas Smith on Twitter
“I don’t copy your Wakeboard designs that every garage shaper on planet earth is making to seeming punish all the friends and make them surf worse." Matt Biolos responds to shaper Daniel Thompson’s Intagram accusation of design thievery.
It’s between Ricardo and I, and Ricardo made it between Brazil and I. It’s a real coward thing to do. It’s between me and Ricardo." Jamie O’Brien on his altercation with, you guessed it, a guy called Ricardo.
“I’d say Anastasia Ashley’s (obviously staged) Twerking Warm Up Dance is the most depressing thing I’ve seen today and more evidence that women surfers are descending into the realms of merely being the Playboy models/Hooters waitresses of the sea. What next a nipple accidentally popping out of a rashie mid cutback? Or an accidental kiss between two competing surfers in a semi-final?" Sam Haddad's, editor of UK girls magazine Cooler, take on Twerking
“Coincidently the place the girl fucked rocky is the place i am currently hungover as fuck with blue balls getting shut down by beautiful little french heartbreakers. I’ve had quite an interesting past 3 weeks going from the us open of surfing with one of my best friends ravaging throughout the vestal bus getting every girl and their mothers to come have a drink to getting my passport, camera, computer ect. stolen off the same bus. this became quite the nightmare missing a contest in mexico and spending a lifetime in la getting a new one.
Now we are talking about the adventures of making out with beautiful teases and listening to american oldies in the french club.not to mention i shaved my face with a razor for the first time in my life yesterday thinking that would give me some confidence for the night. It felt good but didn’t work apparently. all we can do now is pop another 1 euro bottle of wine and try again on these breast filled beaches." Balaram Stack talks tour on his website islandcity
“In a list of the 10 most needless articles in surfing journalism, this one would be on top." Andre Kniepkamp, critiques Surf Europe’s article The 8 least influential people in surfing
“This is one of the dumbest things I’ve read in a long time. I know it’s supposed to be a bit of fun but to anybody who recognises themselves in this at all, you’ve just killed their passion. Well done." Jayke Fishcake Szabo also weighed in
“Fatboy surf camp is living strong in France.... Croissants, bread, croissants, ummm croissants. Oh don't forget espresso!!! “ Connor Coffin training hard on France
“He was an extraordinary surfer/shaper, and I still believe he’s the best surfer/shaper to have ever walked the planet. His approach to surfing Sunset backside and to surfing Pipeline was all time, and his channel boards changed my life.’’ Gary Elkerton on shaper Allan Byrne who passed away this week.
“If you're young and passionate about who leads Australia and to where, enrol to vote…only 4 hours left!" Ace Buchan, the most political person on tour.
“Don’t go right, and don’t go closeouts." Jon Jon on what not to do at Chopes.
“I’m still young. Much to learn. Not until I’m 40 or 50 years old. Now I’m just learning the mentality, learning what life is about. How to treat people right and stuff." Rip Curl Padang Cup winner Mega Semadhi, on when he is due to become a Hindu Priest
“There is no them. I mean, they are everywhere. If I go and slap someone, they just gonna throw me in jail, and I don’t even know who they are." Eddie Rothman on tackling Monsanto from the great article Fast Eddie's Last Stand by Chas Smith in Playboy