The Swatch Girl’s Pro Junior ran today at Bourdaines all the way to final, when it really got bad so they decided to hold the final another day. Actually ‘they’ didnt decide, what really happened was they told the four birds to paddle out and they all just kinda didn’t. That’s what I call work to rule, Karl Marx would’ve been proud as punch.

Standouts of today were Coco Ho, Jesse M-D and the catering. Coco ripped pretty hard getting eights in her first heat then smashed a 9.6 in the semi, mahalo very much. She looks like the form surfer going into the final. Also going well was Laura Enever, which very loosely translated from French means Laura To Annoy. She didn’t seem annoying from the commentary position 200m away, but then against she wasn’t mic’d up. But she was ripping and will also take her place in the final along with Ho, Nage Melamed of Hawaii and Courtney Conlogue of the USA. Both those two surfed well too and scored 7’s and 8’s which wasn’t a bad effort in pretty pish waves.

Here’s a vid from yesterday.

Swatch Highlights Day 2 from COOPERATIVE STUDIOS on Vimeo.

Catering just goes from strength to strength. This morning’s very special breakfast spread was bolstered by the fresh juices. All sorts going on there. Then at lunch they busted out the veggie burgers, the steamed veg, the rices, the tangy roquette salads, the boys are schooling the crew who usually cater such affairs.

Jesse M-D came in the com box and did a great job. For an Aussie chick, her voice isn’t that annoying. I mean relatively speaking. Before her Claire Bevo came up and called a couple of heats. Bevo was pretty good too, but I felt like J M-D took it comfortably.

The one thing they’ll never ever ever change about surf comps is the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Oh la la la la la la la la. Incessant Chili Peppers is pretty bad, but you know you’re really in trouble when the Miseducation of Lauren Hill comes on.

Here are today’s scores (Arsene Harehoe gets an A just for being there, legend.)

Waves: C- early this morning, then D

Weather: B

Coco Ho: B+

Judging: B+

Me: C-

Jesse M-D: B+

Catering: A-

Arsene Harehoe: A

Lauren Hill: U

Arsene is the man. I only wanted him in the shot but Brodie somehow wormed his way in there. And then he didnt even have the decency to throw a shaka.


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