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    I think I'm actually happy the contest got called off so that there are more guys in the lineup. The free surf has been absolutely insane.

    Massive deep barrels being had

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    indeed. ramon navarro killed that.

    this free surf = what surfing is. The ASP = bullshit, as usual

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    XXL barrel of the year was just won. Navaro was engulfed.

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    WTF? Call off the comp when these kind of rides are going down?
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    I only saw the first two heats today so I could understand why they would cancel, but I just tuned in to the free surf now, and conditions are incredible. How could they possibly call off the comp??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clownshoe View Post
    I think I'm actually happy the contest got called off so that there are more guys in the lineup. The free surf has been absolutely insane.
    This^^^
    All-time best session live via webcast. No doubt.

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    Pretty funny to watch the live feed and also the twitter comments from #volcomfijipro. Seems to be a lot of people who hate the pro tour.

    I don't follow surfing enough to understand the politics, but lots of haters out there.

    Personally I think that was the most incredible 3 hours of any live anything I've ever seen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clownshoe View Post
    Personally I think that was the most incredible 3 hours of any live anything I've ever seen
    Why is it difficult to understand people flipping shit at "the Dream tour" that doesn't have the balls to run an event at a dream location in dream conditions and is again upstaged by a free surf session (aka that most incredible three hours of anything live you've ever seen)? It's not politics - politics (and $) is why the "dream tour" runs shitty events in shitty conditions.

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    So some of the best choose to compete, some don't. Some choose to film, some don't.

    A lot like the ski scene it seems.

    Obviously some of the best choose not to compete, for whatever reason. That was shown pretty clearly today by the calibre of guys not competing.

    I guess I just don't watch enough surfing to get too excited about the fact that not all the best surfers are on the tour.

    The tour is cool to watch (for me) because the live stream is pretty good, and the camera angles are pretty good, and the level of surfing is pretty damn good.

    Is it really that suprising to anyone that there are amazing surfers out there who just don't compete but are as good as those that do?

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    Maybe they called it off so the free surf could happen.

    It's a massive conspiracy to support the sport and get people stoked so more people surf and more people spend money on surfing. Bastards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayfrizzo View Post
    It's a massive conspiracy to support the sport and get people stoked so more people surf and more people spend money on surfing. Bastards.
    ya, just like the whole fat ski movement. fuck, now look at the bc. loaded with clueless fucks that couldn't link 2 turns in foofy pow if it weren't for all the barrel staves they have to choose from. skinny skis were the separators fer sure. i'd love to see all the longboarders here in nh if all of a sudden their nose riders mysteriously turned into 26 liter 6'0" chips. oh it would be a sight! LOL!!!

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    Calling off the contest may reflect badly for the ASP World Tour, but it's the single best thing to happen for surfing since the Code Red day at Chopes (which few in the mainstream know about), and maybe ever in the internet age.

    I understand some of the critical comments made at the the site of the Red Bull TV stream, but disagree with the hate on Slater's work in the booth - his was the only informative commentary all day. I hope he gets the call for the gig when he finally retires.

    The 2012 Volcom Fiji Pro Thread at SurferMag:
    http://forum.surfermag.com/forum/sho...ge=0&fpart=all

    From Stab Magazine, "KOBY CALLS OUT THE TOUR":
    http://stabmag.com/koby-calls-out-the-tour/

    Now, what you really want to see:

    Volcom Fiji Pro 2012 - Expression Session #1:


    Volcom Fiji Pro 2012 - Expression Session #2:

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    starts again in a couple minutes at.... restaurants.


    I liked the mobile livefeed from wherever there's a swell going off in the world idea for surf promotion.

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    Heat 3, round 2, 3:32 left on the clock, JJ does a floater, slaps his back on the landing, somehow right back to his feet. 9.80. Needs to be seen to believe.
    "Yo!! Brentley! Ya wanna get faded before work?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by boltonoutlaw View Post
    Calling off the contest may reflect badly for the ASP World Tour, but it's the single best thing to happen for surfing since the Code Red day at Chopes (which few in the mainstream know about), and maybe ever in the internet age.
    Prophetic article:
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...-1226367335798

    THE Billabong Pro in Tahiti last year had what has since become known as the greatest lay day in surfing history.

    On the eighth day of the 12-day waiting period, a massive "code-red" swell hit the contest site, forcing the event organisers to postpone competition until the furious ocean calmed down.

    But that didn't stop the action. While the world's most famous surfers watched from the safety of the channel, a handful of mad and relatively unknown big-wave specialists took over, putting on a compelling show.

    Billabong kept the webcast cameras running that day, broadcasting the session live. Footage from the webcast was later shown on evening news bulletins from Margaret River to Moscow.

    The broadcast has also allowed, for the first time, a comparison of the popularity of formal contest surfing with that of random nutcases risking their lives in monstrous waves.
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    The figures are telling. Internet analyst Experian Hitwise says there were 106,961 visits to Billabong's webcast from Australia and the US on the code-red day. Two days later, when Kelly Slater beat Australian Owen Wright in the final in waves that were barely a quarter the size, the visits dropped to 79,258.

    Videos of the code-red day have since clocked up more than three million views on YouTube.

    This confirms what Fuel TV manager Adam Howarth says is the only reliable predictor of surf broadcasting: "The bigger the waves, the bigger the audience."

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    watching that choppy textured restaurants wave on live stream is pretty meh. i mean how many times can you watch a wave getting ridden almost the same way. drop, pull in, hold it as long as you can, get swallowed or make it out. bring back bells please. now THAT was surfing.

    rog

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    can i take that comment back please?^^^^^^^^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by icelanticskier View Post
    can i take that comment back please?^^^^^^^^^^^

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    Somebody just watched Owen Wright's heat, and Hobgood's 10-point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boltonoutlaw View Post
    Somebody just watched Owen Wright's heat, and Hobgood's 10-point.
    FKNA^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^

    rog

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    After Round 4 (three-man heats) here are the QF's. Round 5 will finalize the draw.

    VOLCOM FIJI PRO QUARTERFINALS
    Heat 1: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Mick Fanning (AUS)
    Heat 2: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Taj Burrow (AUS)
    Heat 3: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS)
    Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. C.J. Hobgood (USA)
    Last edited by boltonoutlaw; 06-09-2012 at 08:18 PM. Reason: Updated the draw

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    Quote Originally Posted by icelanticskier View Post
    can i take that comment back please?^^^^^^^^^^^

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    Glad you took that comment back because yesterday was ridiculous.

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    yeah, the last heat of the day was ridiculously boring. returned to the good (good surfers egging each other on for super surfing) and the bad (snoozefests) of professional surf contests yesterday

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    The footage is pretty insane, ASP blew that one

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    Next call 3:30 EST.

    VOLCOM FIJI PRO SEMIFINALS
    SF 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Gabriel Medina (BRA)
    SF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. C.J. Hobgood (USA)
    Last edited by boltonoutlaw; 06-10-2012 at 02:42 PM. Reason: Updated the draw

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    Kelly was the man today. That stall on the foamball was insane.

    They are replaying all of the semi and finals heats here: http://live.redbull.tv/events/97/volcomproday6/

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