Sunday, July 29, 2012

Australia cruising

The waves have been small, but fun since the SIC comp.  I've been trying to surf everyday somehow, but this cold weather has been limiting me with my sessions.  haha.  Boogied some small fun island the other day and yesterday was the Cronulla Emerald Bodyboard club comp.  It's always good times going there and hanging with all of the groms.  They were ripping and I even went for a surf with them while the comp was going on.  Congrats to everyone of them!  It looks like there will be some waves coming this wednesday so I'm amped and ready for some ramps and bazzasssssss!!!  woohoo good times.  Life is good!  aloha :)

Below are some photos from around Cronulla zones.  No boogie photos just lifestyle zones.  yeww!  Enjoy

Thursday, July 26, 2012

SIC 2012

So it's been awhile since I updated my blogg, but here's is my latest post.  I've been doing great!  Enjoying life and enjoying the moments it has to offer.  Im in Australia right now and have been here for the past 5 days.  I was humbled by another opportunity to be in the Shark Island Comp so I flew over for it.  The contest was epic.  The waves started off to be bumpy and weird cause of the winds, but cleaned up later in the day.  I came into the event with a mind set of "No holding back."  Which i was stoked about after the comp.  I wasn't stoked with  my result, but happy with the way I was riding in the event.  I hit some sections and got a cool barrel which made me happy.  I ended up winning the biggest punt/air of the event and taking home some cash.  I'll be cruising Australia for another week or so or anykine working to put out an Australian podcast.  Below are some photos of the event and cruising zones.  Also, some epic clips of the event.  Check it out.  aloha and mahalo for the support!

Shark Island Challenge 2012 from Joel Barker on Vimeo.

All The Drunken Losers - Shark Island 2012 from Le Boogie Magazine on Vimeo.

Shark Island Challenge 2012 from Caleb Whittington on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Clip

Check it out.  Mike Kini put together a new clip of me riding waves at Sandys and the North Shore.  Mahalo for the support!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Yesterday and today

Cruised with couple of Maui ripper groms yesterday and today and did about 21 backflips.  Check this clip out.  aloha and mahalo!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Oahu/Sandys comp

    So the USBA Sandy's comp has come to an end and it was good times for sure.  I didn't get the result I wanted, but it is what it is and I just need to focus on the next contest.  Congratulations to Sammy for winning the Open Pro at the age of 14.  So sick!  
    It's always a good time coming to Oahu.  I get to cruise with a bunch of my friends, surf, enjoy, and I stay at the Lamphere's house which always feel like home.  Alan's mom and dad always make sure we are taken care of and always cook so much food.  I'm pretty sure I gained some weight staying there for the last week.  Thank you so much to the Lamphere family.   
    I'm at home at the moment and will be here for a week or so I think.  Hope everyone is doing great!  thank you for the support!  mahalo 

July 4th firework zone
Alan's twin brother Jack and his beast dog.
Sandy beach zone
D&Bs after party with some Maui hags.  Kelly, Miles, and Ciara.
Brothers.  Alan Lamphere, Jones, and guy
Miles having a good time at D&Bs
Another photo of 4th of July fireworks in Hawaii Kai
Monk Seal on Oahu sun tanning with nice beard. 
Eating like kings at the Lamphere zone.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Half point fun

Here are a couple of frame grabs from a fun session at Half Point, Sandy Beach yesterday.  Everyone is almost here and have been practicing for the USBA comp this weekend.  Should be a great event.  aloha
Frames by:  Mike Kini

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The TURBO team in South America

Check it out and get amped!  Edited by:  Javier Fleitas  Filmed by:  Javier Fleitas, Sacha Specker, and Guilherme Mangas