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Quiksliver Pro 2013 Finals Photos

Well, surf wise it is all happening on the Tweed (NSW) and Gold (Qld) Coasts in February / March.  We have just seent he finish of the Roxy & Quiksilver Pros from 2-15March, with Tyler Wright and Kelly Slater the respective winners.  Next week the Australian Surfing Longboard Open is held at Kingscliff beach from 20-24 March.

The finals of the Quiksilver Pro were held at Kirra on 13 March under brilliant conditions.  A big and enthuiastic crowd watched Kelly Slater edge out local stars Mick Fanning, in the semi-finals, and current World champ Joel Parkinson in a thrill packed Final.

To the Victor the Spoils.  A triumphant Kelly Slater is carried up the beach after his win.
To the Victor the Spoils. A triumphant Kelly Slater is carried up the beach after his win.

Joel Parkinson in the tube suring the Final.  His two top scoring waves of 8.67 and 7.83 were just not enough to beat Kelly Slater’s two top scores of 9.83 and 8.73.

Joel Parkinson in the barrel during his first high scoring wave of 8.67
Joel Parkinson in the barrel during his first high scoring wave of 8.67
popping out of the tube on jis second high scoring wave of 7.83.
Joel parkinson popping out of the tube on his second high scoring wave of 7.83.
And the second eave was finished off with a brief floater
And the second wave was finished off with a brief floater
Kelly Slater as the barrel forms over him on his first wave, which earned him a 8.73 score
Kelly Slater as the barrel forms over him on his first wave, which earned him a 8.73 score
And Kelly's triumphant turn out of the wave
And Kelly’s triumphant turn out of the wave
Slater pops out of the tube on his second scoring ride of 9.83.  This wave featured a 17 second ride int he tube!
Slater pops out of the tube on his second scoring ride of 9.83. This wave featured a 17 second ride int he tube!

See a video here of this ride – last video on the page

A section of the big crown watching the Finals
A section of the big crown watching the Finals
My vantage point was just where these girls are setting up on the grass.  By comp time (90 minutes later) it was wall to wall bodies on walkway, grass and rocks.
My vantage point was just where these girls are setting up on the grass. By comp time (90 minutes later) it was wall to wall bodies on walkway, grass and rocks.

 

 

 

Meet Percy

I have set myself a project of taking a photo every day (orthe best I can do) for the month of September including a yellow object.  So I had to find one.

So please meet Percy the honking piggy.  You squeeze him and he makes this weird noise.  Master Yoda the small and usually brave Cornie cat is terrified of him and turns tail, but Honey my Siamese is just curious.  Sorry I didn’t get a better first image, we had to go out last night and this is Percy in the pot plant after we got home and I was just about to head to nod land.  Then I remembered.  I’ll do better today.

 

Four Bronze certificates

I entered these four images in the 5th annual Better Photography Magazine Photo of the Year Competition – all I had entry fees for at the time.  I was pleased to be awarded four bronze awards but wish that one at 79 had gained just one more point and it would have rated silver!  Still, it is better than last year ( 4 bronze awards from 5 entries but lower scores, at the bottom end of the range).

Next year I plan to hoard my pennies and enter up to the limit of 20 entries