I was reading the paper today and saw the women's vans US open is on and up to the finals.
But not even one article/news update on it on Swellnet?.
Come on Swellnet its 2015 they deserve a little bit of publicity maybe one in the early rounds so we know its on an can check it out and then latter when it gets to the finals, then a round up of the results.
Yeah sure in days gone by (thinking late 80,s early 90's) Womens surfing was crap i reckon as a grom i could have made a final but these days some of these girls rip and do turns i wish i could do.
Anyway go Sally.
We provide plenty of coverage of the Womens events, but there's not much point (or interest, from our audience) until the Final's been run.
Really….Im not going to lie and say i watch that many women heats, but i try to catch the finals with the better women surfers like Sally, but i didn't even know it was on, nothing here and nothings turned up in my Facebook feed its nice that we get the results but still….I guess the USA time fame doesn't help and not great venue for this one.
I suppose that's the other point, as you mentioned - the time zone's not great for Australian viewers (which is 95% of our audience). And there are more effective platforms for pushing real-time info (like Hey! The Finals are on NOW), such as Facebook. But that only happens just prior to it starting, so because we don't have a US office we're unable to publish this info as it happens.
The other point is that the waves are pretty ordinary for events at Huntington Beach. So, it doesn't make for great viewing. But if they're charging 6-8ft Cloudbreak, then sure, we'll run photos, videos and articles.
tbb salutes indo-dreaming's - Women's Surfing Page / index.
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Easily add swellnet womens articles below...for swellnet Timeline..(Go Gurlz!)
mercy! be more careful at work with that one then i was. maybe "nude women surfers" was a clue
ttb, I reckon you missed that time at the dandy markets wave pool when a regular correspondent here thought about taking out a female contestant given what she was wearing. By all accounts the incident was narrowly avoided given the size of the contestant’s male minder
Yes Guy, to paraphrase Barton Lynch “maybe the smartest tactic in the history of professional surfing site commenting dipshittery.”
Burn her! Burn her!
After all the excitement of the Pipe Masters I have to confess I have zero interest in an event held in mushy waves at Huntington right now. Men's or woman's.
Not sure if indo-dreaming had beer coasters in mind...
tbb was thinking more along the lines of Celebrating Women's Surfing.
Where students could research swellnet library of women's Surfing milestones.
Not my site but but kinda thought such an excellent Surf library deserves respect.
Reminding that swellnet crew also convene above Women's events.
Sure! Maybe it's surfie like to scribble in the Encyclopedia of Women's Surf History.
swellnet crew report on women's nude surfing without need for a Ratings Code.
tbb was more guilty than most of lads jokes...Hands up! tbb busted!
That same Clip / Article of Felicity (No frontal nudity) now requires an age sign in!
Shouldn't need a ratings code [PG] (M) /R\ xxx when welcoming our surf sisters!
I think when i originally posted this, i hadn't watched womens surfing for a while and was like wow they have upped the level and maybe i didnt have anything else to whinge about so choose this subject or maybe i was just virtue signalling trying to look good and make swell net look bad?...dont know.
Since then to be honest I've barely watched any women surfing i think the last women surfing i watched was Keramas, i only catch the odd few mens heats of each round unless waves are good.
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