If you missed it yesterday, here is the heat recap. It was an epic one!
Video courtesy of Rip Curl
Australian filmmaker Riley Blakeway has immense talent, so when he turns his lens to Taj, it comes as no surprise that the product is awesome! Here is a cool look inside the head of TB as he prepped for the 2011 World Tour, smoked Snapper and set his sights on Bells. By the way, its also chalk full of incredible surfing…
The day started out great with groomed walls filtering into the Bells bowl and the fat but fast waves looked like they would perfectly suit the styles of both Taj and Michel. In the second heat, TB looked sharp, but fell victim to having 3 guys in the water and not enough waves to properly blow up. He was one maneuver away from taking it home, so in a bittersweet manner, we’ll get to watch him duke it out in round 2.
Michel looked fast, powerful and precise as usual. By the time his heat (#8) hit the water, an unfriendly onshore wind served up a light texture that forced all riders to be a little bit more conservative than they probably wanted to be. Regardless, the Spartan still found some open faces and vertical sections that allowed him to unleash. Highlights below!
Videos courtesy of Rip Curl
We have seen the pictures and now here is some footage of Taj and Slater’s recent session at Ours. Such a ridiculous wave to watch.
Video by: JAMIN MCLEAN
I know it’s bittersweet when the NPAC heads into its summer slumber, but there is a certain excitement when the Southern Ocean chills and southern hemisphere storms roar to life. If sleepy is an appropriate description of the reef at Teahupoo over the last 4 months, then a few surfers definitely played witness to its awakening. It comes as no surprise that local Michel Bourez was there.
Check out the Surfline feature here. (Photo: TIm McKenna)
A group of lucky souls get some amazing surf at the now publicly accessible Cloudbreak. I wish Tavarua was still on the World Tour.
For the full photo journal, check out the Surfline feature. (Photo Scott Winer)
One of the most talented group of surf movie makers is paving the way for the release of their newest film “Year Zero.” This one is definitely going to be a mind bender and it’s shot with an incredible 600 FPS camera. Be prepared for silky smooth slow motion as the boys bash and fly.
Trailer courtesy of Globe
“Ten days ago Sydney’s favourite slab, Ours, roared into action just as world number one and two, Kelly Slater and Taj Burrow respectively, hit town. During the Snapper-Bells downtime the pair were cruising the coast, looking for waves and living the general day-to-day that is the pro surfer life. The east coast, as is custom when these two magnets go anywhere, served up an aquatic feast that had the world’s best gorging themselves, and the rest of us scratching our heads.”
Taj and Kelly tackle some meaty ones at Ours. Read full article and see more pictures at Australia’s Surfing Life Magazine’s website.
Awesome clip of Taj unleashing on a playful summer wind swell somewhere near his home. Showing why he is the current world #2. Watch it and check out his blog for more goodies.
Video by Elsegood Productions.