April 3, 2012 – Day one of the comp complete and both mend and women’s decisions off to a great start. Most of the top seeds in the men’s dominated.
This is just a quick round up and I urge you all to go watch it online http://www.live.ripcurl.com
Jordy Smith (ZAF) Owen Right (AUS) Adriano De Sousa (BRA) Joel Parkinson (AUS) Kelly Slater (USA) Mick Fanning (AUS) were all on top of there game in the variable conditions.
Nic Muscroft (AUS) was on form after earning himself a wild card into the main event and he took that winning streak on to win his first round heat against Taj Burrow (AUS) and Kolohe Andino (USA) so you won’t see him tomorrow but in round 3.
Swell is still predicted to rise and the contest is looking like a corker so get down there if your near by or watch online!
So, we’ve been working real hard on our new site for the last few months. Whilst we’ve loved having our old site, its time for a change. We wanted something real simple that would show off our garms at thier best, and think our new site does the trick. Take a look and see what you think www.vapourclothing.com
Every Easter the WCT moves to bells beach just south of Melbourne Australia. This is stop No2 on the world tour and it’s hit and miss weather the surf gods decide to put on a show.
Taj Burrow (AUS) is coming in hot after taking out the quik pro (Gold Coast) in style and as one of the surfers who seems to excel in the tougher conditions i will be betting on him for another top 5 finish. Adriano De Souza (BRA) also in form as he took second place and I’m sure he will want to go one better this time.
Bells is a right hand point break that races at the start but gets ripable as the wave reaches the inside section. Some of the More recent bells champs include Kelly Slater (x4) Joel Parkinson (x3) Taj Burrow (x1) Mick Fanning (x1)
Joel Parkinson 2011 champ.
As it’s bells I give an honourable mention to Michael Peterson who sadly passed away this week who won the first ever bells event in 1973 and went on to win 1974 and 1975! Quite an achievement.
The official waiting period is April 3ed to April 14th and I am hoping it produces waves like we know it can!
I am loving the up and coming kids on tour this year who just seem in great form and have a lot of fun as well as showing the older crew a thing or two.
Get your fantasy surf team sorted and lets see who comes away with the bell this year!
So its been months in the making, Countless alterations, ones that never made it, but finally we’ve dropped our spring collection. We are extremely proud of this one. We are the fist to admit, we’re maturing as a brand as we go, and still finding our feet. I can’t really say where our inspiration comes from but we don’t define ourselves to one class of design. Basically anything goes (within reason) just as long as we like it. We have come along way from when we started in 2009 with simple graphics and a small range. Now its grown to something we can really be proud of, and its all down to you, our loyal family and fans. if it wasnt for you guys supporting us and helping us move forward, well we just wouldn’t be able to. So enough said. here it is in its entirety, enjoy and thank you.
We’ve been wanting do snapbacks for a little while now. We’re hoping we have found a decent supplier. We have come up with 4 different colourways that we popped up on our Facebook wall to gauge the reaction. You guys seemed to like the colourways. Other suggestions of colours were made but we don’t really want to have a bright coloured range and some of the suggestions included those colours. We always like to listen to our people after all its you guys that we want to please. So take a look, let us know what you think of them
We have been lucky enough to be able to collaborate with yet another amazing bike brand. THis time its the awesome State Bicycle Co. These guys were born in the states but now operate internationally. They specialise in fixed gear bikes and their range is super slick. Each bike has its own individual feel and really blended with some retro vibes. Some people have their hesitation about fixies but, if your just keen on looking good and bombing round on a simple machine. State is for you.
Well we are giving one of these babies away. Alls you gotta do is go to our Facebook page. Like us then enter your details. Simple as that. We will announce the winner in around a months time by email. Go Go Go