Anastasia Ashley setting women’s surfing back twenty years? If women’s surfing is being set back by video clips such as her latest one, then it’s surely been a group effort — and I’m not talking about Alana. The surf media (ourselves included) who publish this stuff, the consumers who click on it, the brands who refuse to sponsor female surfers unless they have sex appeal and are willing to exploit it — they must all take their share of the blame. In any case, the Pipeline’s back for another round of shred-flavoured shenanigans:
“The Pipeline picks up at the Australian Open where American superstar, Kolohe Andino bested an all-star field to take the event. But how about the set he copped on the head from local television host, Danny Clayton, following revelations that Kolohe was texting his girlfriend? Yeow! Spicy!
Laird Hamilton is back with his latest invention, the hydrofoil, taking it for a spin in New Zealand. We take a look at a career that has given us so many groundbreaking moments. And finally we cross to Ozzie Wrong with all the latest from the weather, including pumping waves on the Gold Coast courtesy of Tropical Cyclone Marcia and a look at what the west coast of Canada offers.”