Saturday, December 27, 2008

I'mmmmmm Baaaaaack!

TWS Miss December contestant.  If you don't subscribe to Tranworld Surf by now, this should be reason enough!  Best Mag eva!  Also thought it was time to put some babes up here due to their popular demand (will you stop the emails now? thanks!)

Phew!   (Read previous post for the following to make sense).
That was a lucious lil stint in Shralp Rehab, but guess what mutha fuckas?! I'm back and better than evaaaaa mates!  I actually don't really know why I even wrote that post, I think it was probably just some bull shit filler post to try and explain why I haven't been keeping up with my posts as much as I should, dunno, stooopid.  

Anyways, like I said before, there has been a lot of kewl stuff that's been goin down in the surf world recently and fortunately I was able to participate in some of that kewl stuff, and thus in a way you will be able to be a part of it as well by reading my posts about it (confused).  

For starters, I just got back from a 12 day stay at the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii and boy let me tell you, the trip was in-saaaane mate!  So much went down that I am gona definitely save a whole post or two dedicated to the weirdness but just to name a few of the highlights for now I'd have to say that watching the Pipe final next to Bede, seeing Wardo, T Knox, K Robb, and Mick at the after party, and seeing Rob play guitar at Haleiwa eats were just a small sample of the many mental things that went down.  I also just recently went through the grueling task of purchasing a new wet suit and am gona try to throw down some kind of buyer's guide/slash review for the less informed and updated people out there like myself.  I also snagged a few killer new DVDs for Christmas of the likes of : "One Track Mind" and "Miss Piggy Gone Wild III: Three Pigs In A Blanket" ummm I mean, how did that get in my stocking uhhhhhhhhh ummmmm.  Anyways, shits been pretty epic recently and I can't wait to tell you all about the shralping and shredding that has gone down as well as some classic lil gems of stories to be told.  So hold tight for now and disregard my last post, it's probably similar to cutting milk ("I can't sir, it's liquid!").      


Shralp ya later fools

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Surf Ambassador Hendo Checks Into Shralp Rehab

Fellas and felines,
there is a lot of joking that goes on around this site and laugh as you may, it is time for me to expose something very serious.  You might want to sit down for this one...  

As you may or may not know I have been addicted to one of the 
strongest highs since the turn of this century... a lethal drug 
they like to call Shralping (weird name I know, but you'll get used to it).  It is a nasty habit filled with urine soaked wetsuits, sea water nose drips, and chaffed arm pits.  Ever since I took that first ride at age 10, nothing could ever satisfy my craving to shralp, shred, and get inside of some tubes.  As time went on, my addiction got worse and worse and it wasn't until I awoke in Gallup, New Mexico in a Motel swimming pool riding a kick-board, getting barreled by a security guard's tall boy, and claiming to have found the secret to Archy's laybacks that I realized I had a problem.

 Fortunately enough, my friends and family organized a recent intervention and sat me down to chat.  Some said "Hendo your shralping has gotten out of control, all you talk about is Slates, Chopes, and Pipe.  You have a problem and need some help. "  Others said: "Dude you totally froth too much shralping and foam the shred gnar sticks till the shimmy of gnarls barks can't amp or grom k anymore fool".  I took their words to hart and said: "Thank you, I understand, excuse me for a sec I need to use the Lou."  So I calmly walked to the rest room, locked the door, and jumped out the fackin window and started furiously sprinting as fast as I could!  It was no use, they were immediately hot on my trail with Doberman Pinchers nibbling at my socks and leashes wrapped in their hands like gangster chains.  Finally I gave chase and they hog tied me with leashes until I couldn't feel my ween anymore.  So alas my friends, I sit here on the porcelain throne and write to you all about checking in to Shralp Rehab.  If any of you have been in my shoes, I would surely enjoy some mental support or advice on how to get through the days without saying the word "froth" or doing a floater tweak just to get me by.  It's going to be a tough journey but I think it's time for me to come clean and be a normal human again.  

So that's where I've been and that's why I haven't had many posts up recently but do be expecting more posts coming your way cause I've got a shit load of shit that has gone down and am uber psyched to tell all you freaks all about it. Actually just got back from the North Shore a few days ago and am gona do a whole in depth post about that little slice of heaven.  

I will keep you all posted on my progress but everyone knows: you can take the boy out of the shralp but you can never take the shralp out of the boy.
Here goes nothin...  

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Breaking News: CJ Hobgood Wins The O'Neill World Cup of Surfing!

The former 2001 World Champion, CJ Hobgood, is on fire! With style and grace, he shredded the shit out of Sunset today and was unstoppable from start to first place finish! That's right folks, CJ won the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing today at Sunset Beach, Hawaii! When watching CJ on the live web cast today, it was evident that he was completely focused, energized, and determined to pull of this win. With a sick backside tube scoring him a 9.33 in his first heat of the day against his brother Damien and local boy Marcus Hickman, he set the standard of shralp for the day and did not slow down for a single second! His victory winning wave that he snagged with minutes left in the final was a monstrous bitch that warbled like Rosanne Bar at Sizzler! Not only did he make the drop, he freaking did the gnarliest snap on what could have easily been a 12 ft wave at least(Roy Powers and the crew inthe web cast booth claim it was the biggest wave of the day). With a pretty good turn out at Haleiwa and a phenomenal win today at Sunset, CJ is now standing in second in contention for winning the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing! Just a smidget behind Maui boy Dusty Payne...
My hats of to CJ today for a stellar performance and I wish him the best of luck at Pipe and the rest of the Triple Crown!
More updates coming soon
What a great day! THIS IS SURFING!

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Aussie Posse


Not only do the Aussies have the upper hand on Cali as far as quality waves go (D-Bah, Superbank, King Island, Yallingup, The Box...) I think most of them have also got us beat in the comedy department as well(not to mention partying).
Australia is like California on meth... everything we do, they do a lil better, wilder, and funnier. Don't get me wrong, I love Cali, always have and always will, but fack mate, look at some of this hilarious shit and gnarly shit that is coming out of Oz right now (find me funnier or gnarlier Cali shit and I will ride a Moray sponge with APE gloves and a squid lid for a week!):

-The ever so classic and legendary tale of Cory Worthington:

-The Bra Boys:

-Summer Heights High:

Last but not least, this fucking spider email guy! (READ THE WHOLE THING! Sooo hilarious!):

Aussie Shralpers of honorable mention:
Taj "What, no blowies?" Burrow, Joel Parkinson, Mick "Eugene" Fanning, Dion Agius, Dean "Dingo" Morrison, Mitch Coleborn, Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, Jay "Bottle" Thompson, Steds, Ry Craike, Muns, Eags, Mick "Keg on legs" Lowe, and never to forget Mark "It's a misty morning!" Occhilupo.

I will most likely be moving to OZ within a year or 2, see you there.
Peace sauce
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