22 September 2011

Kelly Slater ganha de novo | Kelly Slater do it again

A final do Hurley Pro, em Trestles, tornou-se num marco na história do surf mundial. Pela primeira vez, dois surfistas chegaram pela terceira vez consecutiva à final.

É que Kelly Slater e Owen Wright partilharam o pódio em Teahupoo, em Nova Iorque e agora em Trestles, tendo Slater saído ontem vitorioso.

Numa final renhida, o 10x-campeão mundial ganhou a Owen 17.50 contra 16.74.

"O Owen é duro e tem surfado muito bem", confessa o campeão mundial. "Ele não tem pontos fracos e consegue destacar-se em qualquer local".

Depois de ter ganho na Gold Coast, em Teahupoo e agora em Trestles, Kelly Slater segue destacado na busca de mais um título, mas com Owen Wright bem de perto.

O World Tour muda-se agora para a Europa, com a próxima etapa agendada para 4 a 13 de Outubro, em França.
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The final of the Hurley Pro, in Trestles, marked the history of professional surfing. For the first time, two surfers reached three consecutive Finals.

Kelly Slater and Owen Wright climbed the podium in Teahupoo, New York and Trestles, with Slater winning yesterday.
In a hard fought final, the 10x-world champion defeated Owen Wright with a total score of 17.50 against 16.74.

“Owen is tough and he’s been surfing great,” Slater said. “There really are no weak points to his surfing and he’s going to be a standout in every spot."

After winning in the Gold Coast, in Teahupoo and now in Trestles, Slater advances strong in the search of another title, but with Owen Wright closely.

The next stop on the 2011 ASP World Title season will be the Quiksilver Pro France from October 4 - 13, 2011.

For the third time: Kelly Slater and Owen Wright (photo: ASP/Kristin)

14 September 2011

Keala conta última aventura em Teahupoo | Keala tells her latest adventure in Teahupoo


As fotos do resultado de um wipeout estrondoso da Keala Kennelly continuam a correr a net e a impressionar toda a gente.
À Surfline a surfista deu uma entrevista contando a sua experiência, afirmando ter-se sentido chocada por se ter magoado num dia mais pequeno, tendo em consideração que Kennelly foi das poucas mulheres a marcarem presença no lineup no dia da sessão de tow in.
“Honestamente, algumas das minhas piores lesões em Teahupoo foram em dias pequenos”, confessa a surfista.
Lê aqui toda a entrevista AQUI
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The photos from Keala Kennelly’s major wipe out in Teahupoo keeps running the internet and impressing everybody.
In a Surfline interview , the surfer tells that she was shocked for getting hurt in a smaller day, considering that she was one of the few girls joining the lineup during the epic tow in session.
“Honestly, the worst injuries I did in Teahupoo were in small days”, tells the surfer.
Read the whole interview HERE

11 September 2011

O novo Top 34 | The new Top 34


Com o final da etapa de Nova Iorque, o tão receado corte a meio da temporada chegou. Eis como fica o novo Top 34, numa altura em que faltam cinco eventos - Trestles (EUA), Hossegor (França), Peniche (Portugal), São Francisco (EUA) e Pipeline (Havai) - para o final do ano.

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With the end of the New York event the mid-season cut has been implemented. This is the new Top 34, when there's still five events - Trestles (USA), Hossegor (FRA), Peniche (PRT), San Francisco (USA) and Pipeline (HAW) - until the end of the year.

NEW ASP TOP 34:
1. Kelly Slater (USA)
2. Jordy Smith (ZAF)
3. Owen Wright (AUS)
4. Mick Fanning (AUS)
5. Taj Burrow (AUS)
6. Jeremy Flores (FRA)
7. Joel Parkinson (AUS)
8. Adrian Buchan (AUS)
9. Bede Durbidge (AUS)
10. Michel Bourez (PYF)
11. Adriano de Souza (BRA)
12. Julian Wilson (AUS)
13. Damien Hobgood (USA)
14. Josh Kerr (AUS)
15. Alejo Muniz (BRA)
16. Gabriel Medina (BRA)
17. Kieren Perrow (AUS)
18. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
19. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
20. Jadson Andre (BRA)
21. Heitor Alves (BRA)
22. Chris Davidson (AUS)
23. Brett Simpson (USA)
24. Dane Reynolds (USA)
25. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
26. Daniel Ross (AUS)
27. Yadin Nicol (AUS)
28. Miguel Pupo (BRA)
29. Dusty Payne (HAW)
30. Kai Otton (AUS)
31. Taylor Knox (USA)
32. Tiago Pires (PRT)
33. Travis Logie (ZAF) *surfer wildcard (next on ASP World rankings)
34. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) *surfer wildcard (injury)
1st Alternate: John John Florence (HAW)
2nd Alternate: Adam Melling (AUS)

09 September 2011

Tiago permanece no Tour | Tiago goes forward on the World Tour

(photo: ASP/Kristin)
O azar de uns é sorte de outros e no caso do Tiago Pires também uma grande dose de rezas por parte dos muitos fãs portuguesas para que CJ Hobgood e Fred Pattachia não avançassem na competição de Nova Iorque.
Com os dois atletas fora de jogo e de acordo com a matemática do atleta, Pires vai agora para Trestles com confiança renovada da continuação em Tour depois do corte a meio do ano.
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The back luck of one is the luck of other and in the case of Tiago Pires also a good dose of praying by his many portuguese fans for CJ Hobgood and Fred Pattachia lost in the NY competition.
With the two athletes out of the game and following Tiago's math, the portuguese surfer now advance to Trestles with new confidence on his maintenance on the World Tour after the half year cut.

08 September 2011

Tiago Pires stressa em NY | Tiago Pires stresses in NY

Depois de perder o heat do round 3 para o amigo de longa data Jeremy Flores, Tiago Pires usou o seu blog para fazer a matemática do corte de meio do Tour:

"Obrigado a todos pelo vosso sempre muito apreciado apoio.

Infelizmente estou à espera do resultado de terceiros para saber definitivamente o lugar que vou ocupar no ranking, e se me vai permitir continuar.

Muito resumidamente, se ambos o CJ Hobgood e o Fred Pattachia perderem já na próxima ronda, o meu 32º lugar está garantido. Caso um deles passe (sendo que o Freddy P. precisa de um 2º lugar para me ultrapassar) vou ocupar a 33ª posição que, neste momento, me possibilitará assim mesmo continuar no Tou, até que o Yadin Nicol recupere da lesão.

Se o Universo me quiser castigar verdadeiramente, e a conjuntura proporcionar tanto a passagem do CJ Hobgood ao round 4, como o 2º lugar do evento ao Freddy P., serei relegado para o 34º lugar, limitado aos Primes até ao final do ano.

Vamos esperar pelo desenrolar do campeonato e tentar não dar cabo das unhas até lá!

Abraço."
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After loosing his 3rd round heat to long time friend Jeremy Flores, Tiago Pires used his blog to do the math of the middle of year cut:

"Thank you all for your great support.

As of now, I'm waiting for the next results to know my future.

Very briefly, if CJ Hobgood advances into the 4th round or Fred Pattachia gets second place in the event, I'll be sitting on the 33rd spot of the ranking which, as you know, is not enough to make the cut. However, because Yadin Nicol, who is already qualified, just got a serious injury, I'll be getting his spot, as he will be out recovering during a few events.

If both guys succeed, I'll be in deep sh*t.

Let's wait and see.

Cheers."

Bobby desqualificado | Bobby out for bad conduct

Bobby Martinez foi desqualificado da etapa de Nova Iorque depois de ter dado uma entrevista bastante acesa no final do seu heat.
O resultado foi uma carta emitida pelo comité disciplinário da ASP e o afastamento do atleta de toda a competição.
Relembre-se que Bobby Martinez já tinha anunciado publicamente o seu afastamento, tendo apenas participado na etapa de Nova Iorque, terra local do seu novo patrocinador.
Em baixo, a polémica entrevista e a carta enviada  pela ASP.
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Bobby Martinez was disqualified from the NY event after a very pushy interview given after an heat.
The result was a letter from the ASP disciplinary committee and the step out of the surfer from all competition.
Bobby already announced that he was leaving the ASP Tour in disagreement with the new rules, and was just participating in the NY event since is the home city of his new sponsor.
Below, the controversial interview and the letter sent by the ASP .


Date: 7 September 2011
To: Bobby Martinez
Date of offense: 7 September 2011
Dear Bobby,
We are writing to officially notify you that you have breached Article 151, contained in the 2011 ASP International Rule Book (Rule Book).
Article 151 outlines that all Surfers shall not at any time damage the image of the sport of Surfing and can be found by clicking here.
Article 151 has been breached as a result of the numerous comments you made publicly in an interview on the webcast of the current ASP World Tour Event in New York City, which included the following language:
“First of all, I’d like to say (an the ASP are going to fine me) ‘cuz I don’t want to be a part of this dumb f***ing wannabe tennis tour. All these pro surfers want to be tennis players. They want to do a halfway cutoff. How the f*** is somebody who’s not even competing against our caliber of surfers ahead of 100 of us on the one world ratings. They’ve never been here. They’ve never fucking
made the right to surf against us, but now we’re ranked upon them. Come on now. That’s Bullshit. That’s why I ain’t going to these stupid contests no more. This is my last one because FTW, my sponsors is here and I just tell it like it is. This is my last one and I don’t like tennis. I don’t like the tour… Who gives a f***? You know what I mean?”
“I’ve been here before. I love this city. I’ll tell you right now, if my sponsor wasn’t here, I wouldn’t be here for this dumb contest. ASP? They f***ing…surfing’s going down the drain thanks to these people.”
The interview was conducted on the event live webcast being watched by a global audience, which includes many young children.
Article 147 of the Rule Book provides the ASP Rules & Discipline Committee with the authority to decide appropriate penalties to be issued where there is a breach of the Rule Book.
After careful consideration of these comments and taking into account your multiple offenses of this Article during 2011 that clearly “efface a pattern of unacceptable conduct,” the Rules and Discipline Committee have approved the following action in accordance with Article 147.03 of the
Rulebook:
Rule Breach: Article 151 – Damage to Surfing’s Image
Action: You are suspended from the ASP World Tour
IMMEDIATELY. You will not take part in the remainder of the World Tour Event currently underway in New York City. A
Rules and Discipline Report will be submitted to the ASP Board of Directors to consider expulsion for the remainder of the 2011 Surfing Season. Your suspension will remain in place until such time that the ASP Board of Directors have considered the Report.
Please refer to the ASP Rulebook at the link here for your rights to appeal this decision. Should you wish to have a written submission considered with the Rules and Discipline Report to be considered by the ASP Board of Directors in relation to this incident, please send it to rules@aspworldtour.com before 12 September 2011.
Yours Sincerely,
ASP Rules and Disciplinary Committee

07 September 2011

Surf fantástico no 1º dia de NY | Fantastic surf in 1st NY day

Tiago mostrou que também pode haver power surf em mar pequeno | Tiago showed that power surf may rule in small waves  (photo: ASP/Rowland)

A primeira ronda do Quiksilver Pro Nova Iorque decorreu em onda de 1 metros, permitindo aos atletas mostrar as suas melhores manobras de mar pequeno.

Os destaques do dia foram para Josh Kerr (que conseguiu o melhor score da competição até à data), os americanos CJ Hobgood e Kelly Slater, Alejo Muniz e o português Tiago Pires.

Pires, que precisa deste resultado como pão para a boca, teve uma boa prestação, mas conseguiu passar para o round 3 impulsionado por uma interferência cometida por Matt Wilkinson sobre Damien Hobgood.

“Não estava nervoso até o Wilko cometer a interferência e eu tomar a dianteira. O Wilko acabou por me entregar o heat, o que foi pouca sorte para ele”, disse o surfista português.

A competição deve recomeçar hoje com a ronda 2.
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The first round of the Quiksilver Pro New York got underway in one meter waves, leaving the surfers to show their best moves on small surf.

The highlights of the day were Josh Kerr (that got the best score until day), the Americans CJ Hobgood and Kelly Slater, Alejo Muniz and Portuguese Tiago Pires.

Pires, that need this result badly, surfed well but was able to pass directly to round 3 after interference from Matt Wilkinson over Damien Hobgood.

 “I wasn’t nervous until Wilko got the interference and I got the lead. Wilko kind of gave the heat to me, it was unlucky for him”, said the surfer.

The competition will resume today with round 2. 

QUIKSILVER PRO NEW YORK ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Balaram Stack (USA)
Heat 2: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Asher Nolan (USA)
Heat 3: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Keanu Asing (HAW)
Heat 4: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Bobby Martinez (USA)
Heat 5: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 6: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 7: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 8: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Cory Lopez (USA)
Heat 9: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 10: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 11: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 12: Patrick Gudauskas (USA) vs. Daniel Ross (AUS)

05 September 2011

Quem vai enfrentar quem | Who face who

A pouco tempo do primeiro call para o início da competição do Quiksilver Pro Nova Iorque, importa perceber quem calhou com quem na primeira ronda. Fiquem com a lista.
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A few hours before the first official call in the Quiksilver Pro New Iorque is important to see who is going to meet who in the first round. Here's the list.

QUIKSILVER PRO NEW YORK ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 2: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Dane Reynolds (USA), Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Patrick Gudauskas (USA), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 4: Owen Wright (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA), Bobby Martinez (USA)
Heat 5: Mick Fanning (AUS), Heitor Alves (BRA), Asher Nolan (USA)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Daniel Ross (AUS), Balaram Stack (USA)
Heat 7: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Cory Lopez (USA)
Heat 8: Bede Durbidge (AUS, Chris Davidson (AUS), C.J. Hobgood (USA)
Heat 9: Michel Bourez (PYF), Raoni Monteiro (BRA), Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 10: Damien Hobgood (USA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 11: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Josh Kerr (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 12: Julian Wilson (AUS), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Taylor Knox (USA)

02 September 2011

Vão a São Francisco em Novembro? | Going anywere near San Francisco in November?

Ainda Teahupoo | Still Teahupoo

Ainda continuam a aparecer videos sobre a surfada épica no maior dia de Teahupoo. Fiquem com mais um video.
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Videos on the epic surf day in Teahupoo during the last ASP event keep showing up. Here's another.