Check out this shot of New Jersey native Jamie Moran getting shacked on his 6`0 Cole/Aviso Diamond Tail. Jamie is the man, super humble and seems to be one of those guys who only talks when he has something significant to say which I love. Anyway check back soon for more on Jamie…
Cole is almost done with the plug for the 5`1 Cole/Aviso BD3! Cole has done it again, the board looks truly amazing!! He had to have spent about three hours today perfecting the quad-bonzer bottom. I could not believe the time he put into it. After watching him today I have even more respect for what it takes to create such a work of art. It was really a beautiful thing to see!
Here are a handful of shots I snapped off in the shaping room. Check back tomorrow for more pics…
Here are a few quick shots of Herbie Fletcher with his 9`1 Christian Wach model Aviso. Herbie is nothing short of a legend, and Cwach has been making quite the name for himself these days with his three peat as noseriding champ at Noosa. This board is a result of a collaboration between master and student. Check back soon for some footage of Herb in action on his Aviso!
Also I ran down the trail this afternoon and ended up scoring some good waves. The wind was calm and there were a few that lined up all the way into the bay. The tide was pretty low when I got out so I walked out on the rocks and snapped off a few shots. This was my favorite shot, I think that I will call it “One for the birds…”. Every once in a while one would swing wide and stand up like this one…
Responding to the demand for a trunkboard that would fill the gap between the 5`0 and 5`2, Cole started work today on a 5`1 BD3 plug. Personally I am very excited about this board. While I love the 5`0 and the 5`2, I have always felt that the ideal BD3 for me (at 6`0, 165lbs.) would be something right in the middle of the two boards. This new model should fall right in that range. Here are a few shots I took of Cole this morning checking out the plug and getting ready to dig in!
Christian Wach (USA/Cal/San Clemente) was untouchable in the Golden Breed Pro Noserider division at the Global Surf Industries Noosa Festival of Surfing today.
Not even three locals pitted against Wach in the final could contend with the freakish nose riding abilities of Wach who, across his two highest scoring rides, scored 127, equivalent to just over 2 minutes on the nose while second placed Trent Dickie (Noosa) scored a very respectable 84 with Ezra Norris on 79 and Harrison Roach on 70 (both Noosa).
“That was the best heat I have ever surfed in my life” said Wach who has now won this event three years in succession.
“The waves are absolutely faultless and so perfect for Noseriding it’s unbelievable.”
Wach is a Noseriding specialist, probably the world’s best in a discipline that at this stage has no structured ratings.
Wach’s win made it a double for USA surfers in the Pro divisions at this year’s festival following on from Taylor Jensen’s win yesterday.
All finals enjoyed the flawless waves at Noosa’s first point today and there were numerous high scoring win across the array of divisions.
The closing two events to this years festival were the Dupe Women’s Open Amateur which was won by Caloundra surfer Monique Keane (16.05) defeating fellow Sunshine Coaster Sharon Jackson (Alex Head) while the Men’s Classic Malibu Open amateur went to Caloundra’s Justin Healy who posted the days highest tally of 19 points out of a possible 20 to defeat Ben Harworth (UK) on 17.65.
Noosa delivered unbelievable surf again this year and all who participated will be back next year for one of surfing’s classic events.
All final results along with photo gallery and news can be found on the official event website which can be located at http://live.coastalwatch.com/08_heat_draw.aspx?eid=15452&qryL=english
Naki came back into town this morning to take care of a few things before he leaves for El Salvador on saturday. I had the pleasure of meeting up with him for a few hours this afternoon to grab some Thai food and surf down at the pier. The waves were only like waist high or so but it was clean and fun! Naki is such a character, I always love it when we get a chance to hang out. Tonight he is off to watch Japan play Korea in baseball down in San Diego so he was all excited!
I hear the waves are going to be backing off some more tomorrow and into the weekend but we will see how it pans out. Could be a good weekend to pull out the fish or some other groveler like the trunkboard if you are lucky enough to have one! Hope you all have a smooth friday and a great weekend!! See you in the water…