Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Next Chapter.

Tommorow im saying goodbye to Hawaii and leaving on the big metal bird back to great flat land of Australia, except this time round il be accompanied by my good mate and ripper Mark Watts!Epic times to follow!

Thought id just put up a bunch of photos from my time here in hawaii,its been so good,and making the finals was the perfect end to the best trip I could of asked for,great people,great waves,great place and great times!GREAT

Baby Elena and I!
My hawaiian Mommy - the beautiful Ayessha advertising!
Baby Shower madness!
Mark and I were the Braai Masters at this event,Wes trying to look as if he was doing something!
Waimea Shorey!
Waimea Beach hangs with the family!
What it all came down to in the end,a dream come true!
Giving a terrible speech!Ha,im the worst public speak alive!
Pipe pit in the 1/4's
Did I make it?
Waimea river fun!So happy I got too do this on this trip!

Vert-Mag Gibberish!

Vert Mag interviewed me this morning,thanks bOYS!Here is the link to the actual page and below is the interview in english for your reading pleasure.

1. You came to Pipe as a unknown rider and now everyone asks "who's this jarred houston?". So, can you tells just a small bio about yourself? Your age, what's your home place, when did you started bodyboarding and do you have any kind of trophies?

Hey man,thanks so much for this oppurtunity!Il happily answer these for ya!

Im 20 years old and I come from Cape Town,South Africa!I started Bodyboarding when I was 11 years old and never looked back,my parents moved from an inland Wine town to the coast when I was 14 so I could pursue Bodyboarding more actively.I have competed on the South African tour or many years,in 2005 I was SA champ,In 2006 I was the National Tour champion and I have won most of the events on the tour at different stages throughout my career.

2. Was it your first time in Pipe event? If so, how do you feel after getting to the finals and leaving some big riders behind?

This was my 2nd time in hawaii and my 2nd year competing at Pipe.Through my South African ranking I was able to get a round 6 start in this years event.The feeling of getting to the finals was absolutely mindblowing.I worked hard last year,living away from home in Australia and coming to hawaii early to train.But the feeling was absolutely insane,the best day of my life so far for sure!

3. Who was the hardest to beat during your heats? And, from what you've seen, who surfed best?

The hardest person too beat was definitly Tamega,I had been in Hawaii since december and seen him surf daily,it was very imtimidating to go up against him and he beat me the first time in the 1/4's,so I was very stoked to be able to catch him in the Semi's.Definitly a standout for me!I was very angry to have Mark Mccarthy in 1/4 final heat,as he has been there since the beggining for me and I really wished we could of met in the final instead of so early on!Amuruy-speling-was a very deserving winner though,both years I have been he has been a clear standout in the surf,so im ecstatic for him too!

4. I heard you did a special training of 3 months in hawaii. Was that a very important factor for your performance?

It was definitly a major contributor to my performance.Pipe is a special place and I feel I had the advantage of feeling comfortable out there during the contest this year.We had Pipe over 10ft over 30 times this season so that really helped me!

5. Will you be attending to some more world tour events? What about Portugal, will we be able to see you here in the Grand Slam event of Sintra?

I will do my very best to attend the key tour stops this year,Id really like to stay in the postion I am now for the rest of year,at the moment I cant afford to do the tour as it all comes out of my own pocket,but hopefully I can work something out!Id love to compete and do well at Sintra I think that event looks amazing

6. What are your sponsors at this time?
My sponsors are Science Bodyboards,Limited Edition Fins,Emerald Surf City and IAMMONSTER clothing.

Thanks a lot mate and a big congrats for your result!! Keep up!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

best day ever!

Today I realised a lifelong dream of making the final 4 of the Pipeline Pro!
I worked super hard to get there and im absolutely over the moon to be where I am now!

Amuary Lavherne took the win,with Diego Cabrera in 2nd,Myself in 3rd and Damien King coming in 4th.

Here are a few photos from the day!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Its the morning of the finals!

Not really,its actually the night before!
Anyway,tommorow is gonna be an epic day!Lots of top class riding and a whole lot of chilling on the beach!

The saffa's still in are Mark Mccarthy, Sacha Specker, Michael Ostler, Andre Botha and myself!
Im up first in heat 2 of round 7,should be a good one.

Here is a photo James Adams sent me of all the boys chilling and watching Pipe on a lay-day.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Pipe is ON.

Alright so over a month since my last blog,but my excuse is still the same.
Been having faaaar to much fun to be sitting infront of the computer,but thanks for all your support!
Decided to post some pictures up here to get ya stoked,nothing amazing but good support from Mo at OTW the other day,thanks MO!

Today was a bittersweet day for the saffa's,losing Al taylor in Rd 4,and Charles Pass and Mark Watts in Rd 6.Hard lines for 3 outstanding bodyboarders.Moving through to the final day of competition are Ratt,spex and myself in rd7 and Mark Mccarthy who has been patiently awaiting his rd8 start!
Tommorow is gonna be big,so make sure you come check it out at


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