Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The first edition of "FROTH TALES " from peru feb 2012

water shot from one of the heats .
Well as I'm writing this piece i have just got back to Hawaii for a few days before heading home .
I have been in Peru ,Lima for around 7 days . I was there for the ISA world stand up paddle board and paddle board titles ,with 7 other Australians representing Australia.We came away with the overall win and we all performed great , i finished 2nd in the stand up surfing mens , which was great .The event was really well run and was a great effort ,by all invovled .
the buildings in the main city of Miraflores were amazing

These small shops are everywhere with all sorts of things in them
local corn nuts and traditional wine before the meal
old school buses run packed to the brim are everywhere.
We stayed in a hotel around 3 km from the beach and event , i was interested to here that there is around 10 million people that live in lima .Afternoons were quite but by 5.00pm till late the place would crank up , and the city would come alive.We would have early mornings up at 6.00am and gone by 6.30am and not return from the days events till around 6.00pm so every night after dinner it would be 10.00 or 11.00pm before we got to bed , but i look back now and think well we made the most of it.The food was great and there local dishes were beautiful , we eat at  a different place every night to experience as much as we could .I was surprised at how modern Mira flores was but it is a wealthy area and it was described as a classy bali /indo if that makes sense ,but i thought it was really nice .We did venture an hour and a half away towards puter hermosa and the conditions of living rapidly fell away , the land scape really turn dry and large sandy hills with small houses stacked on top of each other appeared everywhere.It was an epic trip to much to tell all now i'll continue more in my next blog stay tuned for more on peru ...till next time..........i love Australia .........justin

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Hawaii 15th feb 2012

when you see these sign take note 
Well guys ,the sunset event is run and won , with epic surf in the 8- 10 feet range and was really challenging.I finished up equal 17th which was a little disappointing but ill be ready for the next event in France in early may ,there were some great performances from all surfers and the waves really turned on ,
bottom turning at solid sunset 8,11 hobie went unreal
Ive had a great time on the north shore ,meeting new people getting some epic sessions in and hang out with friends, I'm jumping over to Maui to stay with Kai Lennys family for a couple of days, really stoked to be envied by the Lennys such a nice family and always ready to surf,  Ill be  getting  ready for my next adventure which starts with a trip to L.A then onto Peru .......
the Hawaiian vibe was great
Had a little tube time on the inside bowl at sunset
Big thanks to my family at home ,my sponsors HOBIE sup Australia and USA for all there great support and work on my equipment , I've had a great time , and still have to pinch myself sometimes to believe that I'm still loving my surfing and have the stoke that I've always had since my first surfs ,to be in the ocean as much as possible is a dream ,thanks again to all my friends for there great support it is really appreciated ......stay tuned till next next 
banana smoothy's rock ,......go make your self one .....cheers justin
Bonga Perkins 1st 
Kai Lenny 2nd
Ikakia Kalama 3rd
Peyo 4th 

Friday, 10 February 2012

10th of feb 2012 hawaii

sunset from diamond head 
my 9,8 hobie that i tested out waimea bay yesterday
rode beautifully 
Hi guys well woke up early again 5.ooam .Got my stuff ready and headed for the north shore from 
diamond head , i ve been staying with friends ,who are taking great care of me , great company.Early surf check and meeting at sunset this morning , it was a clean 4-6 feet with a trade wind already up and blowing ,surfed for 2 hours and was great , but they did call the contest off again today waiting for the good conditions predicted for sunday ,monday.
The waves have been around you just need to look ,there has been no shortage of swell thats for sure , i have been driving round this island searching for surf
in spots to hide from the wind and also find clean ridable waves .I had a great session out waimea bay yesterday in the morning ,not the making waimea but fun 12 feet ,some nice drops , all the guys are ripping ,and I've had some great sessions with keahi de abotiz, and dave muir, also chuck patterson , connor baxter kody kerrbox , and robin johnston.
The weather has been mostly sunny but we have had some rain , kai lenny the current world champion is looking solid as always , but the competiton is stiff and the next few days will sort the men from the boys.
well until next time I'm grabbing a coconut and kick back under a tree ,well when your surfed out ,itys the next best thing , I have got to say a big thanks to the stand up world tour for our guided tour of the waimea valley yesterday it was great .
tahitian banana tree in the waimea valley
brought here by ancient hawaiians 
cheers justin

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Hawaii 5th feb

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Shaun poytner and me at turtle bay opening day
Hi guys , arrived here friday had some good warm up surfs out sunset around 6 feet  ,and a short board surf out velzy land which was fun.
getting ready for the massing swell thats called for wednesday ,thursday ,I'm really  stoked to be in the main event and straight up i have drawn  the world champion kai lenny and a Hawaiian legend ikaika kalama so should be exciting , there is 4 other Aussies over for the event so we are well represented , trials should start tomorrow so stayed tuned .......you know what they say ......be careful what you wish for ....the swell  she is a coming ........in the form of around 20 feet but the winds look like putting a real effect on the conditions , but we will be give it our all .
judges tower at sunset beach hawaii
k end of this week will be the window the contest organisers need  to run the event , so fingers crossed ,it all comes together .....stay close and i be back tomorrow with more  cheers justinlooks like the bac