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September Issue 2013 SURFING Magazine

Looking for a digital copy of our September 2013 issue? Find it here.
 

Dancing When the music stops
Bobby Martinez’s first email to SURFING came almost a year ago. It was a pitch. A request. A rant. A kick in the balls to spell check. It was this, verbatim:
…whats up its bobby martinez. hows everything hope all is good. i had a idea. i wanted to run it by you. i acually never read surf magazines ever but i wanted to do a story about surfing and surfers lifes after surfing is over…i can talk to the surfers for the so called interviews and get info from the guys and one of ur writers can help me put it all together. my reason is because i feel like kids and parents at this day and age feel like surfing is gonna make there kids rich and have huge success and surfing will make the kids multi millionaires. and i no in some cases it does but thats only 1 percent of the surfers. the rest of the 99 percent arent and once finished doin the asp or photo trips and its time to have to find a new chapter in life simply because they get to old or the company drops them, then whats next for that person…id like to make people who are reading this story realize that once this surfing is over and ur not a multi millionaire what is ur next plan in life. have u had a goal outside of surfing that u wanted to pursue once ur done surfing. cuz from 35 to 70 is a longlife and no one will be paid to surf all day everyday unless ur maybe kelly or curren…
A nightmare for our copy editor, a dream for us. Surfing’s most honest and outspoken character approaching us to do a story, one that he was uniquely qualified to tell. Why? Because only a surfer who’s danced the dance and seen what happens when the music stops can look a peer in the eye and say, “Let’s cut the bullshit. This party won’t last forever. Do you or do you not have a plan?”
And so he engaged five pros in an open discourse about the realities of life before, during and, most importantly, after, they’re getting paid to surf. And while there weren’t many definitive conclusions drawn — few surfers had a concrete plan for life after surfing — maybe that’s OK. Maybe it’s enough to just get the dialogue started so that current heroes can start hatching plans and future pros will realize that stickers on your board don’t guarantee a lifetime of riches, nor are they a substitute for school. It’s a thought-provoking read, and it begins on Pg. 68.
Bobby Martinez was one of the next Kelly Slaters. He was in public school until 10th grade, after which he home-schooled until graduation. He qualified for the ‘CT in 2005 and finished 5th that year. He won four WCT events. In 2011 he quit the tour and now lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Cleo, and dog, Rio. He is starting a clothing company, Sea Sic (I don’t think the “sic” spelling was meant to be ironic, but if it was, bravo, Bobby). He is starting a family. He is figuring out what the future holds and writing the next chapter of his story.
We can’t wait to read it. —Taylor Paul
Inside this Issue

090 THE BOBBY INTERVIEWS
Bobby Martinez may have kissed the Tour goodbye back in 2011, but he, like so many surfers before him, was left with that same lingering question: What next? Bobby sits down with five surfers of varying age and nature (Eithan, Conner, Dane, CJ and Kalani) and asks them about life after surfing. What’s next? We learn that that’s a good f–king question.

104 FOUR STEPS FROM THE THIRD WORLD
Carlos Muñoz is the biggest thing out of Costa Rica since pura vida. From rags to Pipe Pro jerseys, Carlos just might become the world’s first non-Brazzo, Latin ‘CTer…If he could just hang on to his passport. By Nathan Myers. Photos by Tom Carey.

112 PARTY ETIQUETTE
You can be born into it (Kolohe Andino), you can live on an airplane (Alex Gray), you can surf ridiculous waves (Koa Rothman). You can even follow our recipes and dos/don’ts list. There are plenty of ways to succeed as a professional surfer, but the first step? Surf really, really well.


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Nate Yeomans & Ethan Carlston // San Clemente // 2:22

Quick clips from some mid-summer swell
The goofy-footers go left, then right. Then left.

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Follow the Light 2013 Awards Night Announcement

Tuesday, July 23, 7pm
Shorebreak Hotel

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New Era #ILoveHB Instagram Contest


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2013 Oakley Pro Bali Flipbook

The ASP World Tour is one big traveling prison and the world’s most dangerous surfers are incarcerated. Unlike most detention centers, once a surfer is convicted, they try to stay imprisoned for as long as possible. Some, like Willian Cardoso, have petty thieved their ticket into this prison. Others, like Sebastian Zietz, have been booked for a felony fusion of arson and violence. An inmate like Taj Burrow stays for decades, whereas a guy like Glenn Hall might only do 12 months. And Kelly Slater, well, he is doing life without parole.
Despite their differences, the prisoners travel together. They eat in the same mess halls, sleep under the same concrete and play in the same rec yard. Like nomadic convicts, they roam from event to event and hunker down in these perfect penitentiaries until the bells of freedom toll. The journey is rarely easy. At the Oakley Pro, surfers battled 10-point rides, judging discrepancies and massive alley-oops to secure their stay in prison. We know. The ASP’s new warden, Paul Speaker, gave us an all access tour. Here’s our exclusive look at Bali behind bars. —SURFING

 
 
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Fishtales News Episode 7: Oakley Pro Bali // 2:58

The Fish breaks down and analyzes highlights from Bali
“It’s no surprise that Parko won. The big nose bandit was throwing his beak into every section Keramas gave him.” — Paul Fisher

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Luke Cederman // Ragland, New Zealand // 1:55

#selfies from inside the tube
Well played, lad

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CJ Hobgood Joins Finatic

The Surfboard Warehouse, Inc. and specifically the Finatic™ Fin Testing Program™ proudly announce the signing of CJ Hobgood to a multi-year sponsorship deal. Chris Hough, founder and owner of www.TheSurfboardWarehouse.com and creator of Finatic™ is elated not only to have CJ Hobgood become part of the Finatic™ team and become a Finatic™ member, but to also have someone of CJ’s caliber share in his vision. CJ has been an advocate for Finatic™ since he first heard about it. “With premium sets of fins from any manufacturer easily retailing in the $100 dollar range, how are surfers supposed to try different fins to see what works best for their surfing?” Hobgood asks. “It’s an honor and privilege to be a part of the Finatic™ Fin Testing Program™ and to help advance the sport of surfing with this one of a kind, revolutionary concept. If you’re a surfer you need to have the ability to test the best equipment in the world and Finatic™ delivers.”
The Finatic™ Fin Testing Program™ has been around for over five years and was started as concept of Hough’s, spun out of his retail site www.TheSurfboardWarehouse.com. Finatic™ was designed and developed to operate on the same premise as Netflix, but for Surfboard Fins. Finatic™ members choose from several membership levels starting with a Basic membership at $9.99/mo. The Surfboard Warehouse, Inc. is even offering new Finatic™ members their first month at $0.99 to get started. “We want to make sure new Finatic™ members understand the program first hand with basically no risk, as we understand it’s a new concept for the surf industry as a whole,” Hough says. “Once surfers have a chance to try the program we’re confident that they’ll see how different fins affect their surf style and they’ll continue to let Finatic™ bring progression and innovation into their surfing.”
Finatic™ Basic members can pick any three sets of fins they want to test and then they’re sent one of those choices, of course all shipping is covered by the monthly membership fee. The Finatic™ Fin Testing Program™ currently offers every fin that FCS, Future, Kinetic Racing, Fin-S, Rainbow and Turbo Tunnel make. Finatic™ has signed exclusives with some fin manufacturers for the program and will have access to new fins as soon as they become available. Members can test each set of fins as long as they want, then when they’re ready for a different set they simply send their current Finatic™ fins back in the prepaid envelope and they’re sent one of their next choices. Finatic™ Premium and Platinum memberships offer even more fins and even more perks, including the ability for “Multiple Set, True Side by Side Comparison” for elite surfers that want to compare different fins in the same session. “Signing an established athlete like C.J. Hobgood shows the world that a service like Finatic™ can help any surfer regardless of skill level better dial in their equipment and help push the limits of what’s possible,” says Hough. “It’s been a long road and a lot of hard work, but Finatic™ has finally arrived.”
For more on the Finatic™ Fin Testing Program™ see www.TheSurfboardWarehouse.com

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Monday Photos: Julian and Jordy in South Africa

All Photos: Ryan Miller
Jordy Smith surfs well enough to be pardoned for wearing a watch on the outside of his wetsuit. Told you so. Jordy Smith, you are excused.Jordy’s wrist is about to become rather sore. Julian Wilson earns those two stripes. Jordy Smith and the powers that be. Julian Wilson slithers the tail.Big man hunts small barrel. Jordy Smith, cozy. The next World Tour event isn’t until Teahupo’o in August. Julian keeps his axe, and his rail turns, good and sharp.Jordy, under the lip once again. By the looks of everyone’s outfit, Julian Wilson might be a tad chilly this heat. Or not. Toasty surfing on the road to the finals.What apartheid? Jordy Smith emancipates his fins.And Julian Wilson steps in to help the movement.Jordy Smith, pre-final. Julian Wilson, pre-final.Jordy flirts through the foam. Julian Wilson and the air that won the event. After the event, Julian said that it was Jesus who carried him through. Bubbles, medallions and the smiles of a podium finish.Julian Wilson, 2013 Mr. Price Pro Ballito Champion. Care for a glass? Julian Wilson with enough champagne to get half of Ballito feeling clumbsy.
 

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Matt Meola & Albee Layer // The Mixplate: Maui Special // 3:35

Sanuk:
Hold on to your coconuts, The Mixplate is comin’ in hot! Tag along with Sanuk’s Matt Meola to play a spiced-up round on a beachside front nine, catch up with Albee Layer and Alek Parker for a loco-moco style afternoon surf and then wash it all down with one of Maui’s most beautiful wahine-filled waterfalls… Shoots!

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