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Sterling Spencer Droid Commercial


I've seen this commercial quite a few times and just realized that it is Sterling Spencer on an SB. You can see the logo when he does that first cutback. Talk about mainstream!

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Alana - South of the Border


Sebastian "Seabass" Zietz And Yadin Nicol Dominate O'Neill Cold Water Classic California


Courtesy of Transworld Surf SANTA CRUZ, California (Friday, November 6, 2009) – After calling a lay day for the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star PRIME O’Neill Cold Water Classic California yesterday, today’s action saw Steamer Lane come alive to deliver a pumping four-to-six foot (1.5 metre) swell while the event’s top seeds displayed an amazing performance of progressive surfing for the local Santa Cruz crowd. The event’s ASP 6-Star PRIME status has attracted the finest pedigree of global surfing talent in search of the valuable ratings points on offer for the 2010 ASP World Tour. Sebastian Zietz (Kilauea, HI), 21, relied on his unbelievable above-the-lip approach to surfing to secure the day’s highest scores of a near perfect 9.77 out of 10 with three critical fins-free turns on a cranking righthander. The Hawaiian added an additional top score allowing him to clinch the event’s highest heat total of a near-perfect 18.74 out of 20 after a seesaw battle with Australian talent Yadin Nicol (Margaret River, AUS), 23. “The waves were going off and it’s that in-between-tide where it’s not really kelpy yet,” Zietz said. “The waves were going off and it’s that in-between-tide where it’s not really kelpy yet,” Zietz said. “All of the guys were ripping and pretty intimidating early on. I got that first one where I kind of fell on my first turn and somehow made it happen and found my feet at the end.” Zietz had a slow start to his Round of 48 heat, but was able to out-position fellow Hawaiian Granger Larsen (Lahaina, HI), 19, to find the waves needed to surpass Nicol to take out the heat win while advancing through to the Round of 24. “I was kind of getting a little sneaky on Granger (Larsen) on a couple,” Zietz said. “It was tough because it looked like they were going to break on the outside, but they would fade out and wall up perfect throughout the inside. I was lucky to get those ones right under him.” Nicol, who secured the event’s second-highest heat total of 17.73, nearly claimed the heat win, but advanced in second behind Zietz in a wave-for-wave tradeoff in the battle of the regular-footers in the stacked 25 minute matchup. “I really only caught two waves that were good ones and made the most of them,” Nicol said. “Seabass (Sebastian Zietz) had some good ones and Granger (Larsen) had some good ones. It was really fun to get through it.” Although Nicol finished in second, he was excited to be a part of the progressive surfing movement unfolding at Steamer Lane in today’s ideal conditions. “It pushes your level out there when everyone’s surfing that well,” Nicol said. “You really want to just get the best waves and when the waves are good like that you can open up a little bit more and have a bit more fun with it.” Shaun Ward (Huntington Beach, CA), claimed an impressive heat victory when he usurped a list of iconic surfers including Jordy Smith (Durban, ZAF), 21, who advanced in second, Pipeline prodigy John John Florence (North Shore, HI), 16, and legendary three-time ASP World Champion and event wildcard Tom Curren (Santa Barbara, CA), 45, in the quality Steamer Lane surf. “It’s funny because everyone’s been talking about that heat,” Ward said. “Jordy (Smith) is one of the best surfers in the world, hands down, and Tom (Curren) is one of the best surfers of all time, and John John (Florence) is kind of the prodigy, and I was kind of the underdog, but I like it.” Nat Young (Santa Cruz, CA), 18, looked hungry to win the Oakley Pro Junior ASP North America Championships when he won a stacked Quarterfinals heat at his homebreak of Steamer Lane today. The goofy-footer topped current ASP North America Pro Junior Series ratings leader Dillon Perillo (Malibu, CA), 19, who advanced in second, young prodigy Kolohe Andino (San Clemente, CA), 15, and defending ASP North America Pro Junior Series Champion Cory Arrambide (Ventura, CA), 19. “I’d love to win this contest,” Young said. “I’m pretty bummed about what happened earlier this week. I tried my hardest, but I’d like to come back to win the Junior.” Young capitalized on his local knowledge of Steamer Lane today and crushed the increasing swell on his backhand to take out the critical heat win. “I try to catch the ones that I know are good that I’d want to ride if I were free-surfing,” Young said. “Right now, it’s against the cliff, that’s where everybody is and there are some fun ones.” This is a picture of Sea Bass's quiver for the Cold Water Classic Image and video hosting by TinyPic For the full story check out

Bass Blows up at Cold Water


Bass is going absolutely mental at the Cold Water Classic in Santa Cruz. in his Round of 48 heat which included Yadin Nichol, Granger Larson, and Kyle Knox, he won with a 18.74 total. In his Round of 24 heat with Adriano De Souza and Kiron Jabour, he won with a heat total of 16.33. Bass is clearly proving that he is a top caliber surfer with heat wins over guys like that.

Alana - Junior Diaries


Alana's more than just a pretty face


Alana Blanchard gets tons of exposure regarding both her surfing ability and good looks. But sometimes it feels like its a little more on the good looks end especially on surf blogs and forums. The forum on Surfer Mags discussion board entitled "A little Alana on a thursday for ya" would be one such example (

So I am stoked to see the recent article on Surfers top 100 website. "Alana Blanchard: Don't Forget She Rips." Seems people are starting to remember that she rips too! But regardless I think its great how they talk about the changing of the guard on the women's world tour and how Alana is truly becoming the face of the women's surfing world due to her good looks and insane surfing ability.

Heres a link to the article:

Alana Giveaway


Spy Optics and Transworld Surf have teamed up to give you a once in a life time chance of hanging out with Alana Blanchard. This is the most epic contest Transworld has ever done. Heres the contest description:

"Spy and TransWorld SURF are hosting the “Hang Out with Alana Blanchard” contest! Yes. You read that right. This is your opportunity to meet and hang out with Spy team rider Alana Blanchard, aka “the world’s hottest surfer,” at one of the days during the Hurley US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California (July 17-26th). You’ll also get to be on TransWorld SURF’s famous Cote’s Cube at the Open!

Just tell us why you should be chosen to hang out with Alana in 50 words or less. (PS…it doesn’t hurt to go the extra mile. We strongly encourage creative submissions through Flickr, YouTube, etc. Just submit your link). Contest ends July 15th.

One grand prize winner will be lucky enough to spend time with Alana Blanchard, receive a Spy prize pack and a one year subscription to TransWorld SURF. Two-runners ups will receive Spy prize packs."

To win you will have to go to Transworlds website and submit an entry. Heres a link to their site:

But don't stop there. Support Spy and check out their site:

Matix Mondays with Ricky Whitlock


Matix threw together this video of Ricky Whitlock. There's some really good footage from Ricky's recent trip to Hawaii. Check it.

Alana featured in Vanity Fair


Check out this link to a Vanity Fair article including Alana Blanchard. This is the second time recently that Alana has been featured in mainstream magazines; she just made Rolling Stones "Hot List" which featured a full page about her.

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