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#1st Unofficial Olympic Surfing Supporters Page.
Team Australia site

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truebluebasher Thursday, 18 Mar 2021 at 3:10am

Oi! Oi! Oi! Welcome to swellnet crew's OZ/NZ Olympic Surfing tribute.

TOKYO 2020 (Intro)

Olympic Qualifying ISA

WSL (Intro)

Tokyo Olympic Surfing Channel

Australian Surfing History re: Australian Olympic Committee

1900 Olympic Sport of Life Saving
1956 Olympic "Surf Competitions" were held in Australia / Surf Research.

Adaptive Surfing Paralympic inclusion?

Australian Unofficial Olympic Surfing Archives exclusive to #1 swellnet.

NZ Modern era Surfing Timeline.

* Team NZ Olympic Surfing Timeline (proudly co/presented by swellnet crew)

# Olympic News Updates

+ Future Olympics

Olympic Timeline Starts here.......................................................................................................

# 13th July 2014 : Olympic Surfing / blindboy

# 22nd Oct 2015 Tokyo Olympics reject Wave Pool

+ 2016 Logan begin planning for 2032 Olympic Whitewater Venue
# 4th Aug 2016 : It's Official, Surfing is in the Olympics / Stu Nettle
# August 2016 : Surfing in the Summer Olympics.Tokyo, Japan / Surf Nation
4th August 2016 : Fanning Eyes Olympics / Tracks

1st June 2017 : Women in Surf : Our Future re / Olympics / Canon.
# 11th August 2017 : Surfing in the Olympics will actually be Awesome / SW mag.
13th August 2017: Why Aussie legend Peter Townend coaches Chinese / espn
18th August 2017 : AIS to lead Surfing's Charge to Tokyo Olympics / ausleisure
16th Oct 2017 : Fanning Targets Olympic Games / Olympic Channel
# 21st December 2017 : ISA/WSL reach agreement on Tokyo Olympics / Stu Nettle

25th January 2018 : [NEWS] Surfing Australia completes historic readiness Camp.
+ 1st March 2018 : Surfing deserves Extra Olympics:Fanning / The Standard
9th March 2018 : Meet Australia's Olympic Surf Team / BeachGrit
13th March 2018 : World's Top Surfer: World Title bigger than Olympics / NBC
21st March 2018 : Team Australia sign to train at The Surf Ranch USA
18th-23rd June+August 2018 -Team Australia's first Official Wave Pool Training
# 28th June 2018 : Surf Ranch to build in Tokyo for their Olympic Dream / Stu Nettle
11th Sept 2018 Steph' lends supports for Wave Pools as Olympic Ideal

2nd April 2019 : [NEWS] Aussie Surfers sense golden opportunity.
29th April 2019 : [NEWS] Surfing to make Australia an Olympic Superpower again.
+ 9th May 2019 Qld Premier GC a perfect Host for 2032 Olympics Surfing
+ 11th May 2019 : SLSA bid for 2032 GC Olympic Demo inclusion
26th May 2019 : [NEWS] Olympics on surf champs Gilmore's mind / ACT Times
8th June 2019: 'When Sally met her Olympic Hero' / 10 Daily
12th June 2019 ; Oz Team Announced for 2019 ISA World Surfing Games AOC
+ 14th June 2019 : Paris Olympics rejects wavepool / Stu Nettle
# 26th June 2019 : Surfing a step closer to permanent Olympic inclusion / Stu Nettle
+ 27th June 2019 : Tahiti offers to host Olympic Surfing in 2024 / Stu Nettle
24th July 2019 [NEWS] ONEYEARTOGO2O2O WSL Oz Pro (Channel 7)
26-31st July 2019 Qld Olympic Mayors GC says yes to 2032 Surfing
# 7th Aug 2019 : Olympic Surf Forecast / Stu Nettle
*11th August 2019 : (NZ) Paige Hareb The Olympics is one of my biggest Dreams.
15th August 2019 : Surfing Australia's Pathway to the Podium for Tokyo 2020.
+ 19th August 2019 : First Tokyo,now Paris rejects the wavepool advance
26th August 2019 [NEWS] [ TEAM AUSTRALIA ] Come and ride the Wave (SA)
27th August 2019 If Sally is so Happy~Swellnet crew are Happy~Go Team Oz!
28th August 2019 'Sally' backs Gold Coast 2032 Olympics Surf Comp
28th August 2019 [NEWS] Sally models Green & Gold Surf +Oz Beach Flag
28th August 2019 Sally undergoes AIS Balance Tests @ ACT Uni
*1st September 2019 Olympic Qualification looms for NZ Surfers
7th September 2019 Team Australia @ ISA WSG Miyazaki
*9th September 2019 Swellnet congratulate Team NZ on 1st Surf Olympian.
12th September 2019 Swellnet congratulate Team Oz on ISA Aloha Cup Relay win!
*14th September 2019 Swellnet congratulate Team NZ on 1st men's Surf Olympian
20th September 2019 Fitzgibbons frothing over Olympic shot
+ 26th September 2019 WSL / KSWC @ Coolum Olympic wave pool venue
*7 Oct 2019 NZ TV Sports interview with (Ella & Billy) Stoked!

9th October 2019 swellnet congratulate Oz Surf Olympians Steph & Sally
31st October 2019 Team Australia Men's 2nd Spot is hotly contested.
31st October 2019 AOC focus on Ryan Callinan (Salute to Liana Buratti...great work!)
*31st October 2019 Olympic Channel interviews Kiwi Qualifiers (Congratulations)
14th Nov 2019 Team Australia URBNSURF Melbourne
19th Nov 2019 AIS Athlete Advisory Committee (Crew Congratulates Sally)
23rd Nov 2019 SA Grom Digby talks about Olympic Surfing
11th Dec 2019 Swellnet Congratulates Olympian Owen Wright
+ 15th Dec 2019 Teahupoo Venue 2024 Olympics (Double o/n Flights +3 o/s Village builds)
Most outlandish Olympian Packages in History of Games.
20th Dec 2019 Swellnet Congratulates Olympian Julian Wilson
*28 Dec 2019 NZ Ella Williams eyes off Gold + (NZ Vid only-Sorry)
*29 Dec 2019 NZ Billy Stairmand -Olympic Hopeful (Excellent insight+vid)
End Dec 2019 Team Oz surf URBNSURF (No mention of 1/2/3/4)

Start 2020 Team NZ Ella Profile (About Time!)
15 Jan 2020 Stephanie Gilmore (Excellent Profile) by Surfer Today
27 Jan 2020 Team Australia at Tweed HPC Private sitting (Happy Snaps)
30 Jan 2020 J.W. surfs Urbnsurf.
End Jan 2020 Beach Grit writes to AOC (Above) to include > J.Wilson / O.Wright
*End Jan 2020 Billy hits NZ Old banks (Vid)
31 Jan 2020 Owen Wright marries Kita Alexander
*10 Feb 2020 NZ don't cover outside Tokyo events > Ella's (Go Fund Me) Page.
12 Feb 2020 Owen & Tyler Wright Launch Channel 7 WSL / Olympics
Feb -Owen Surfs Urbnsurf pre WSL comp.
*14 Feb 2020 NZ Surf Journal- Inside the mind of our Olympic Hope (Billy)
# 14 Feb 2020 Olympics (No Plan B) re: Coronavirus
18 Feb 2020 Olympians Sally/ JW/ Owen+Sister > Crash Manly Pro
18 Feb 2020 Oz Men skunged free Chiko money then walked out on Oz Chix at 2019 ISA
21 Feb 2020 Kita Alexander dedicates song to her husband Owen's recovery.
# 22 Feb 2020 Tokyo must contain the spread of Coronavirus or forfeit the Olympics
2 March 2020 Making Waves (Steph) Rolling Stone + Vidz
8 March 2020 Steph is ready to wear Gold
*14 March 2020 NZ Injured Billy will charge at Piha Pro
17 March 2020 JW Ramps Urbnsurf

# 23 March 2020 Olympics postponed until 2021 (Due to Corona Virus)
1 April 2020 Gilmore can't wait to return to Tokyo for Olympic debut. (Slow Load/must see vid)
3 April 2020 Olympic Channel ~Stephanie Gilmore + Vid 7min + Pod cast 35min
*21 April 2020 NZ Billy's Garage Workout + Board Quiver.
30 April ( 2020 ) Rare 50c Coins Olympic Surfing Skateboarding
6 May 2020 JW on Covid experience + Shares a Photo of the Kids
10 May 2020 New Sport boosts Aussie numbers.
*21 May 2020 NZ Billy's Covid Wake.
28 May 2020 JW Greatest Test
11 June 2020 Sally aims high with her Air Game
19 July 2020 Delay Builds Fitzgibbon's Desire
*22 July 2020 (re: NZ Piha Pro) 2020 Cancel crushes Paige's Qualifying hopes
*27 July 2020 NZ HPTC
31 July 2020 Owen on his mental heath journey (Good read!)
14 Aug 2020 Oz Olympic Surfing + Skateboarding Merch
Wiki : Australia at 2020 Olympics sent 4 surfers to compete in their shortboard races???
12 Sept 2020 Sally uses Lockdown to increase Arsenal.
13 Sept 2020 Tweed Pro { 1st Team Australia Comp} Closed to Public
17 Oct 2020 Sally Vid ISA interview
3 Nov 2020 Sally ~ Glimmer of Hope
5 Dec 2020 Sally Takes to the Air (WSL)
8 Dec 2020 Julian Wilson set to rebound on the Tour

30 Jan 2021 Steph - Road To The Olympics
12 Feb -Sally Women's Health Cover / Pin Ups
17 March -The Irukandjis

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truebluebasher Wednesday, 28 Aug 2019 at 10:02pm

Welcome crew...feel free to request a timeline error/contribution/removal.
Archived links are for study purpose & are 'unofficially' Olympic related.
Should any linked advertising contravene guidelines here or other just say!
Go Team Oz!

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truebluebasher Thursday, 29 Aug 2019 at 11:30pm

Congratulations Owen Wright into the Top 10 @ #8.
Ryan Callinan slips from # 9 to 11
Julian Wilson slips from # 10 to 11

All 3 surfers will compete for Australia in World Surfing Games.
7th -15th September 2019 Miyazaki Japan

Live Comp Site: ( Please check to see: swellnet webcast with ISA )

[IMPORTANT] 1st 2020 Oz Surf Olympians will merge from 2019 ISA Games.
The highest placed Mens & Womens surfers will win Gold Tickets (in 1-2 weeks)

Oz women competing in 2019 ISA Games.
2- Sally Fitzgibbons
3- Stephanie Gilmore
12- Nikki Van Dijk

11- Bronte Macaulay will be seeking a top 10 qualifying

ISA Surf Comp site ...Welcome to Miyazaki Japan
All breaks Guide*****

Epic Lefts / Rights + Rad Tunes ***** (Hot Surf Flick!)

tbb is baking himself inside an Olympic wax cake...bit of a rub & out pops tbb genie!
Message from Huey!..."Surf's Up!" ( Race is on for the Golden Ticket )

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ojackojacko Friday, 30 Aug 2019 at 10:09am

>>tbb is baking himself inside an Olympic wax cake...bit of a rub & out pops tbb genie!
Message from Huey!..."Surf's Up!" ( Race is on for the Golden Ticket )

pure gold tbb

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truebluebasher Saturday, 31 Aug 2019 at 8:34pm

ojackojacko scores a medal for standing alongside one of them drug cheats.

7-15 Sept/19 ISA World Surfing Games features 240 athletes from 55 nations
(Record 103 women surfers are competing)
Sally Fitzgibbons is a 2 x WSG Gold Medalist & currently WSL # 2
Sally is wearing her smile bigger & brighter than ever...see above (Need Sunnies)

Full Australian Roster is announced for ISA Games : see here...

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truebluebasher Saturday, 31 Aug 2019 at 9:01pm

swellnet crew send best wishes across the ditch...turn it up!
ISA Kiwi Team...

ISA / WSG Schedule
Sept 7 Parade of Nations + (Start of Open Women)
Sept 8 -9 Women's Division cont...
Sept 10 Open Men start + Open Women + Aloha Cup
Sept 11 Open Women's Final + Open Mens Cont...
Sept 12-14 Open Mens cont...
Sept 15 Open Men's Final + Closing Ceremony

Please thank Newsie for (WSG )Schedule & NZ wrap...here

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truebluebasher Wednesday, 4 Sep 2019 at 3:55pm

ISA Miyazaki...WSG

( Australia's "Nikki Van Dijk" set to go for Gold )

swellnet crew are cheering for Nikki...Go Team Oz Chix!

Surfing in Japan

Miyazaki Surf Cams (Various)
These surf cams run 1 ad up front > Live feed + various Surf Labels

Click > Kisakihama Surf Cam...for Contest Site.

Scroll down to bottom & click Contest Site Map

Note: No swell with Typhoons #13 Ling Ling + #14 Kajiki hovering offshore.

Okuragahama web cams...Miyazaki (No ads...more distant surf cams)

Hitotsuba Hotel web cam...Miyazaki

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truebluebasher Saturday, 14 Sep 2019 at 2:34am

Opening Ceremony Video (Photos Above / re: Archive)

Day 1 Highlights

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truebluebasher Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019 at 11:37am

Mon 9th Sept 2019 ISA Women's (Day 3)
Swellnet congratulates Team NZ on very 1st Surf Olympian.

Good News All Oz Chix survived Day 3
Bad News (All) US & Aust surfers battle it out in R/C

New messy swell gives all an even chance.
World's best surfers are scrapping it out in R/C
Men would be wise to take note...
Surfing is very competitive...up on WSL standard.
Some WSL competitors are surfing 6 heats/day...
Those with best rides can't buy another.

Great insightful Commentary
First Olympian (NZ)

Click North button for off screen heat results
ISA /WSG Live Comp Site Link.

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kookfactor Monday, 9 Sep 2019 at 6:07pm

Team looks strong, so thinking the girls are favs...boys not so much. but thanks for update.

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truebluebasher Saturday, 14 Sep 2019 at 2:35am

kookfactor steps onto the podium-'nother Olympic toke bag. Wait...You get a Salute!

Yeah! For some twisted reason all the best scoring chix end up in the R/C.
R/C is a graveyard for all WSL Top Hot Chix...The claws are out it's cut throat.

Spoilt Pros have got no idea on how to slum it with upstarts in the slop...
(2 OK quick waves) But short heat times leave posh Pros a wave short...it's over!
tbb warns of same deal for Lazy Posh Pro Men...you heard it here 1st @ swellnet.

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truebluebasher Saturday, 14 Sep 2019 at 2:36am

ISA Womens

Norm'Guide..."Buy me a Pony"

"WSL is #1 Olympic Qualifying platform"...(not any more mate!)
WSL spoilt A-Listers need a training camp just to get up to ISA speed.
Viewers jaws dropped as Hot WSL Pin-Up girls fell from the dart board.

Another wake up call in 1st year of women's well above equal Pay
WSL women surf less heats than men but both surf less than ISA.
WSL Women's Finals combo heat scores are down on previous years.
Despite grooming best swells, ample rest/recovery & longer heat times.

WSL chix were 10mins down, a wave short & all at sea in plain sailing waves.

ISA surf better for free & more heats in one day than an entire WSL month .

Femlins & retired Pros spanked the WSL elite squad & was not funny after day 1.
(Total 13 WSL surfers) v (Best 13 'non' WSL) = 16 'non' WSL finished in Top 26
Only 1 WSL surfer would have survived without generous ISA repechage rounds.

Retired Pros deserve higher Pension Payouts from WSL Pro's glowmesh purse.
Bingo Hall Pro brings all the gromz to the yard...Go Grandma! Go Grandma!

Olympic Qualifying Years/WSL Title is now Trash. Hottest surfers kill for Gold.
Those saying opposite- surf well beneath best in WSL & now too slow for ISA.
tbb has long said this & it took all of 10 minutes for World to shake heads.
WSL Top 10 is now outed as a show pony for Barbies. Go for Gold instead!

World can now plainly see that WSL never represented world's best surfers.
WSL Top 8 Olympic Qualifying clearly denies better less paid women surfers.
Barbie model can not continue if Surfing is to present it's best in France & so on.

tbb made it all up! Surfing elites continue palming out yet more stickerz.

Team Oz -Nikki/Steph/Sally ripped & got so close...swellnet crew are stoked!

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poo-man Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019 at 3:29am

TBB you're the expert on the Olympics by the look of it. So I'm confused! The media in NZ are trumpeting that Ella Williams has qualified for the Olympics. But she didn't even go very far in the comp and she's clearly behind Paige in the pecking order in NZ. I just can't figure out the qualification conundrum at all. It's so convoluted. She qualifies despite Paige's years of CT experience and out of such an average performance ? Just baffling really.
Then the other interesting thing was how many of the CT girls just didn't cope with the 20 minute 4 man heats very well. Sofia Mulanovich comes through and wins despite being out of the big time for years. Well done to her.

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truebluebasher Saturday, 14 Sep 2019 at 2:32am

poo-man dodged the copper medal...

Firstly! 20 surf chix go to 2020 Olympic Games
WSL-Top 8 + ISA 2020-Top 6 + ISA 2019-Continental -4 + Pan/Am-1 + Host -1

They dropped a secret at ISA 2019 qualifying that was only outed on comp day.
ISA 2019 ("Top 30") was the new 'cut off' for highest placed 4 Continental Surfers.

NZ Ella finished #29 being the highest in Oceania- (NZ,Fiji, US Samoa, Guam).
'Continental Qualification' covers any/all 'white flag independent nations'.
Folks say it's skewered to give Goat an extra shot-Pan American Games? Not OZ!

Since Ella is competing for NZ then she Qualifies as [P] Olympian.
Either way Ella will always be recorded as 1st Surf Olympian. (aside OZ 1956)
(Top 30) Africa, Asia, Europe also scored gold tickets alongside Ella on same day.
Ella was simply dealt a timely heat that aligned Top 30 bingo card for gold ticket.

Yes! Ella can still lose her gold ticket.
2 NZ women surfers must finish Top 8 WSL or Top 6 ISA 2020 to qualify ahead.

But! Some Pros may double Qualify + Only 2 chix per Nation can Qualify.

Meaning WSL countback...9,10,11,12 etc. becomes the default battleground.
Paige must climb ladder to at least Top 10 to 'scoop' a Gold Ticket + #1 NZ rank.

But guess what! Sponsors will ultimately decide who goes to Olympics!
Positions are decided by National Team heads as weird 'injuries' list start to mount?
No way could tbb lead poo-man thru Sticker world...(Sponsors vs National Pride).
Already injury deals were branded out of place & others will appear as cop outs!

Oz recalls when Stevens was pushed Oops! While stepping down for Thorpie..

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poo-man Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019 at 8:35pm

Ok that makes a bit more sense TBB. Still can't see how qualification based on finishing 29th in anything means that much though ha.

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truebluebasher Sunday, 15 Sep 2019 at 12:12am

Norm'guide..."Surfing Olympians are in a league of their own."

Olympics seem to be corrupting every aspect of WSL.
Note surfers voted to change format to 4 eliminations in first 2 rounds?
Equal pay sees women surf less rounds in premium events that pay more.
Women earn a lot more per session & their final/s combo scores are down.
WSL men surf lesser paid Red Bull Airborne,Triple Crown,Heritage Heats...
1st 2019 comp the Women's Winner earned way more than equal per heat.

New Tech affords WSL to leave Base Camp & does so quite often without notice.
Big Wave Tour is out vs Rock'n'Roll Red Bull Airborne & Challenger Xerts in.

Hawaii can't compete in Olympics nor qualify via ISA Pan Am /Oceania entry.
WSL Hawaiians can only qualify as WSL Americans or ISA 2020 Americans.
Naturally Hawaii vs USA Olympic Comp is the main game within WSL rankings.

ISA state WSL surfers & Host must compete in 2019 and/or 2020 / Pan Am
Meaning 1 of 2 for world or 2 of 3 for Americas (re: + Pan Am)
All of this is open & under review.

WSL injury Flags now get waved selectively as Olympic qualifiers draw nearer.
WSL Champs swan Olympic WSL injury Wild Cards over younger, ready competitor
High ranked Men & Women injured surfers flip lesser ISA for golden casket tickets.

ISA crew surf 6x / day for free...WSL are flat out doing that much surfing in a month.
We now openly hear of injured WSL surfers throwing ISA heats to ride out repechage.
Only way a Team can scoop 3 medals is to split up & reunite in final.
Problem being the heats are shorter & waves are less groomed.(WSL meets real world)

Sponsors will soon nudge National Teams to wave thru Hot Shots.
This practice is no stranger to Olympics but sure messes with WSL rankings.

Have ISA nations teamed to rid Pros to promote 2nd string Olympic opponents.
Coincidence that all lowest rank national surfers scored Gold Tickets to Olympics
Who here thinks these deserved surfers will be asked to take one for the Team?

Not sure if Surfing requested all this Olympic Hoopla, but they sure got it!
Careful what you wish for as it may come back to bite you...Welcome to the Club!

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davetherave Thursday, 12 Sep 2019 at 5:39pm

just watched a young lady goofyfooter at deebs today who was as good as i can remember. hope they have her on the radar- this girl very very special- who r u- blue/green bottom board- two thumbs up - u were rippin big time.

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truebluebasher Saturday, 14 Sep 2019 at 1:25pm

ISA (Sunday) Final Day
R/C 10/h1 NZ B Stairmand + 10/h2 BRA Toledo > (4) > R/C 12 > (2) >Final
R7(USA) Slater v Andino v (BRA) Ferreira v Medina >(2) > Final

Weekend Deluxe Edition- swellnet congratulates NZ Billy Stairmand
World's first men's Surfing Olympian.


Norm'Guide recaps ISA + Aussie's week...
Injuries + R/C have admittedly been used as strategies
eg: Dropping an injured surfer into R/C affords full team into Final
This being the only way a team can clean sweep Gold,Silver,Bronze
Only thru R/C can Team also obtain Max team points.

Aussie Men Heat Results
Round 2- J. Wilson (Out)
Round 2- O. Wright (Out)
Round 4- R. Callinan (Out)

(Current Team results all)
BRA 1st / USA 2nd / Japan 3rd / NZ 6th / Aust 12th

Current Highest Heat Combo ( All )
Aust- Steph Gilmore [18.20]

Aussie's / 2nd in Women's Teams (US 1st)
6 - Sally Fitzgibbons
7 - Stephanie Gilmore
11 Nikki Van Dijk

NZ Ella Williams is 1st female Surf Olympian.


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truebluebasher Saturday, 14 Sep 2019 at 10:03pm

Spam was removed from this space...thanx swellnet.

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thermalben Saturday, 14 Sep 2019 at 2:01pm

Thanks TBB, was a spambot, now removed.

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truebluebasher Saturday, 14 Sep 2019 at 2:22pm

Judge scores a [10] Very sporting of you thermalben...let the Games Begin.

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poo-man Sunday, 15 Sep 2019 at 5:51am

How’s the heat coming up today?
Kelly, Medina, Italy and Kolohe in one 4 man heat. You’ll be unlikely to ever see something like that again. Compulsive viewing I say even if the conditions are wild and woolly. That barrel that KS follow found yesterday in the wild conditions was remarkable

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poo-man Sunday, 15 Sep 2019 at 5:52am

And NZs Billy Stairmand has been on fire too also qualifying for next years Olympics

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poo-man Sunday, 15 Sep 2019 at 5:53am

How’s the heat coming up today?
Kelly, Medina, Italy and Kolohe in one 4 man heat. You’ll be unlikely to ever see something like that again. Compulsive viewing I say even if the conditions are wild and woolly. That barrel that KS follow found yesterday in the wild conditions was remarkable

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truebluebasher Monday, 30 Sep 2019 at 11:39pm

ISA Final [ 1.Italo 2.Andino 3.Medina 4.Murakami ]
Note: Italo had passports stolen missed 1st Round, rejoined repechage with 8 mins left.
God sees Italo's Final Hail Mary & judges it a [10] Italo is crowned World Champion
Italo: ("From trash to 1st !")

Positions changed for those beneath final's Nations somehow?
Possible some extra brownie points deal...game changer?

Team Relay (Aloha Cup) Swellnet congratulate Team Australia Victory

Teams ( All ) 1.Brazil/ 2.USA/ 3.Japan/ 4.Peru/ 5. S.A./ 6.Aust/ 7. NZ

Teams (Men) 1.Brazil/ 2.USA/ 3.Japan/ 4.NZ/ 5.Can/ 6.Indo/ 7.S.A./ 8.POR/ 22.Aust

Teams (Women) 1.Peru/ 2.Brazil/ 3.USA/ 4.Aust/ 5.S.A./6.C.Rica/ 10.NZ

NZ/Canadians can knock off Hosts & score Olympic Team Bronze? (Check!)
Bronzed Aussie Chix are also looking good !
Sign the Bronze Medal ANZAS treaty!
Cross breed Kiwi Groms with Oz Chix cousins & Go for Gold!

Other notable final day elimination results... NZ Billy Stairmand +Toledo + Kelly.
poo-man: "Kelly's barrel was remarkable!"

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poo-man Sunday, 15 Sep 2019 at 6:55pm

I watched quite a bit of that today. There was some high drama and some really good performances. Actually quite cool to see compared to CT events and the crowd was huge. Well done to Italo he was on fire but so was Billy and KS and others. I remember KS getting 5th in Japan in 1990 so here he was 29 years later and 5th again. Kolohe was on fire too. And what about Australia? That's a pretty poor result given the quality of the team

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truebluebasher Monday, 16 Sep 2019 at 12:49am

Kookfactor: "Team looks strong, so thinking the girls are favs... boys not so much."
Oz Team coach nailed it!
Oz Girlz 4th (Copper) + Oz Boyz 22nd (Fade to Grey)

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Blowin Monday, 24 Feb 2020 at 4:06pm

Has Coronavirus saved professional surfing ?

The olympics is being billed as the final Hail Mary of professional surfing as we know it. With the WSL’s complete failure to capitalise on it’s overarching ownership of not just competitive surfing, but increasingly surfing as a whole as it intrudes it’s slimy tentacles into every niche of the lifestyle, the eyes of the surfing industry have glanced towards the possibility of a non - endemic sponsorship light glowing fiercely from the anus of the Tokyo Olympics.

With the dream of a wave pool driven resurgence in viewer / participant numbers fading like the light in an Icelandic summer , the only potentially bright outlook for Ziff and his overgroomed cronies was the global exposure provided by the Olympics.

Now it appears ever more likely that the Tokyo Olympics will not go ahead. But this is probably a positive for Ziff and his money-struck dreamers , because if the Tokyo Olympics had actually gone ahead and the top surfers from around the world had indeed finally had the World’s attention as they’d gone head to head in thigh high, brown water closeouts at Shitashita beach then the resounding simultaneous click of a billion TVs switching off from that unwatchable event would have been the soundtrack to the death of the Final Hope of Pro surfing.

No endemic sponsors . No non-endemic sponsors. No wave pool millions . No merchandise sales. The sniff of any potential capital gain gone.

Ziff would abandon the house of pro surfing without so much as a Dear John John letter.

But with the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics, pro surfing gets to dream that non-endemic dream for a little longer. The horrifying reality of the general public witnessing the drudgerous spectacle of surfing in real time postponed . This is the only thing keeping the prosurf dream alive....that their dream audience of Mid West America still thinks it’s 100 percent pure adrenaline and not 25 minute lulls leading into a 4 point heat total .

Pro surfing may have just been saved from itself.

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truebluebasher Tuesday, 25 Feb 2020 at 12:31am

Good call Blowin...that goes in the timeline.

Kelly Surfs for Host Wave Pool Nation 'Loompa Land' > {Official Loompa Land Flag}.

Kelly flushes out the WSL Corona Surfluenza with his pissweak Michelob Strain.
Just chill & focus on hypnotic Michelob Beer Labels. That's it, drink yourself sober!

World straightens out & oompa loompas whip up a batch of Olympic Gold Medals!

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truebluebasher Monday, 23 Mar 2020 at 4:07pm

2021 Tokyo Olympics
If 'Olympic Cycle' is extended by a year then Qualifying cycle would also be extended...right!
You can ask Kelly how that works...

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truebluebasher Sunday, 12 Apr 2020 at 11:24pm

World Govts / WHO / Olympics have enforced a World Travel & Venue lockdown
International Travel ban Levels [ 1- 4 ] Level 3 closes Pools + (Aquatics)
Olympics have also complied 100% & postponed event to mid 2021.

All Watersport Olympians are strictly required by law to be in Quarantine.
Near all Nations ban Swimming / Watercraft etc: (Lakes + Surf + Pools).
A very few Surfing Nations allow restrictive Surfing / Swimming (Oz / US/ Hawaii)
For essential exercise only... strictly not for dedicated Olympic Training purpose.

Olympic Ideal enshrines Sportsmanship above all else...fairness & friendship is all.
All nations agree and all operate from the same page right here & now.

All nations have followed the same WHO directive but One! (Yes! The spoilt brats!)

Team USA can cash splash VIP Pool Parties for swimming, diving & Surfing.
US Olympians care least for fellow humans & are right now cheating to get ahead.

US Olympians never sweated a day, an hour or even a shitty minute in Quarantine.
Also never went a day without pool training disruption...very smooth criminals.

This is a large scale breach of Olympic / WHO / Global Govt Travel bans.
If one dope is bad then a whole Team health directive boycott is far more criminal.
Olympics exampled serious nature in face of extreme danger...(Won't be pretty!)

Once the world wakes up to Team USA cheating...all hell will break loose!
Can you imagine the Chinese dopes...smashing fingers & pointing guitars
As it Stands! Team USA have 1 month up on rest of world & no Athlete depression.

Olympic Swimmer's Depression!
tbb's research found from Russia to NZ ...a sheep dip is Olympic Swimmer's Porn.
Athletes are wading Little Kids Pools...not fuckin' joking. (It's a depressing sight)

Meanwhile only the Prisoners & soon cellmates Team USA...are having pool parties.
Note: WSL (Unsporting Olympic Pipe next a dodgy Olympic training Pool!) #1 Scum!

Olympic Nations have the right to challenge unsporting US participation + Medals.
Crew know that's unlikely...reason why tbb is outing the cheats here & now!

Sure tbb has been a little mean of late but swears it's all for the flakes own good.
Not one of these Olympians will ever enjoy priding such a sickening memento.
They are so lucky, that they get to decide in troubled times. Come clean! Win Fans!

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truebluebasher Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 at 2:31am

Australian Olympic Games 2021 or 2032 or Both?
Oz is the only place in the World that can host 2021 Olympics.

13 Nov : Tokyo are rising a 3rd wave of 350 daily cases.
June -53% Of Tokyo don't want Games
Nov -80% of Japanese don't believe Olympics can take place

Aug- (12,857 Companies) 27.8% Cancel /25.8% Postpone /18.4% less spectators

Nov -68% of Businesses want Games but 75% of business don't want spectators
Survey of 67 Tokyo 2020 Partners only 51 replied. (note 16 gave up!) Now add...
37 of 51 Olympic Sponsors are concerned the Games won't go ahead! or (53/67)

Common in all Polls is wanting less & less Spectators regardless of date.
All see result is not unusual & would be the same in any Capital City in 2020.
Qld cops flack for holding events & locals shake their heads at VIP sportsbet.

No final decision has been made on Spectator attendance (It's very silent)
Only Japanese Spectators
Only a Reasonable Number of visitors in considered.
Games officials are sweating on vaccines
Govt Audit cost blowout = $38 billion & still no guarantee of one event

OZ PM meets IOC president to push SEQ Olympic bid..(No Qldurr in sight?)
IOC note Gold Coast held 2018 Comm Games
SEQ is the worlds only region hosting national finals & filling Stadiums in Pandemic

OZ/SEQ (July 2021) can produce & provide enough Vaccines for all Games visitors
Oz pop' 25m Population affords ample Tier 5 vax ahead of export (Aside Pacific?)
Japan pop' 127m demotes (Healthy) Tier 5 Athletes 100m behind to miss games.
IOC head warns Athletes may not get civic duties Tier 2/3 promotion. (Laugh!)
IOC assured OZ Greg Hunt that all "Athletes & Officials" would have Vax. (Why?)

IOC never mention Vax for Olympic visitors & Spectators = (Locals Only Games)

Neither is a vax mandatory...Athletes are free to refuse...
IOC will argue to Vaccinate out of respect for other Athletes & Tokyo residents

As it stands...Locals Only spectators for the 2021 Olympics / Surfing
Without a vaccine...there won't be too many locals either....
Surfing Arena social distancing spaces to Max 1,000 Locals Only surf crew!

As said SEQ Games > 20-30,000 line WSR shore for 1st Olympic Surfing Event.

ABC is cutting Olympic Radio coverage for 1st time in 67yrs...(Blame Govt cuts)
AOC are crying & want redress!
Interesting, as Radio is the best weapon to gloss over an empty Games Village.

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truebluebasher Saturday, 8 May 2021 at 10:45pm

Oz Olympic timeline continues....
tbb can no longer run a continuous timeline or control random YouTube Pop Ups..
Relayed updates will include some random backdates...thankfull to still be in the game!

(*NZ) (Random example) : *NZ Olympic Coach Matt Scorringe

tbb usually keeps digging & edits a few Backdates.
25th Feb- ISA (New) Olympic Format
25th Feb - IOC/AOC Coates insists all Oz Olympians will be Vaxed by June.
4th March - Olympic Channel Surf Chix (re: Steph / Sally etc...)
10th March *NZ Sailing Capt is also a keen Surfer / Foil boarder.

Timeline Continues
14/17 April -*NZ Ella Vax hesitancy.
19th April - Has Oz picked the Wrong Olympic Surf Team
26th April Team Oz (Acceleration) Team intro Package
26th April - *NZ 1500m Olympic Athlete comes out as a surfer.(Needs surf access for training)
28th April - Confirmation of Team Oz Vax.

2nd May - Oz Olympians seek to justify Oz Tour leg.
4th May *NZ Ella & Billy go Local
6th May - Team USA training downunder (Note JJF injury / Slater)
9th May -All Team / Coaches Oz can now get "Pfizer vax" ( Likely between WA WSL Comps )
There's no decision on return Quarantine arrangements...
Japanese are petitioning to cancel Olympics...everything is in limbo.
Probably a good place to end this Update...

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truebluebasher Saturday, 10 Jul 2021 at 4:56pm

May Cont... ( Olympic Vaccinations )
21st Oz Team Review
25th Sally wins Rotto
29th ISA Olympic Qualifier Covid Outbreak soars to 28
1st RC / Nikki locked in as Oz reserves.
7th June Sally WA / ISA wins & Team Oz ISA wrap
8th Oz Olympian's Oath
11th South Coast duo wrap
11th Team Oz WSL [P] > ISA El Salvador { Official Olympians }
Video: Team Oz speak on being officially selected..."Feels real now!"
16th ABC Illawarra's Awesome Foursome (re: Sally)
18th JW dials up a typhoon to wipeout Olympics
22nd Happy Olympic Day from Team Australia
23rd AOC Have a Go Gromz
*28th NZ "Stars" Billy & Ella locked in a Media Scrum!
*29th NZ Rock Stars Cont...(Massive!)
30th AIS Reset with Sally

*3rd NZ Paige Hareb dips out
3rd Busted eardrum forged Super Sally's success
3rd News.com tip Sally for a Medal
*4th NZ Ella in training
*5th NZ Team Review
5th Surfing ready to impress at Olympic debut...Steph / Sally...
*6th NZ Raglan Chronicle salutes Billy & Ella
7th Sally rides wave of Success
8th Qld Paper gives JW a wrap
8th WSL Oz wrap
8th Japan Protests > Boycotts > State of Emergency + Ban on ALL Surfing Spectators
Tsurigasaki Surfing Banner
8th Olympic Surf Booth DJ
9th UFC release Owen from the cage.
9th Team Aust in Japan...Sally : "Everyone's anxious as everything keeps changing!"
*SNZ Olympic Tributes

Tokyo Olympic Surfing Ticket Refunds

Olympic Surfing Heat Draws

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truebluebasher Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021 at 6:57pm

Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games.
Kiteboarding / Canoeing are listed as new sports.
Surfing and Skateboarding are not listed as Sports nor at any venues

Premier / Brisbane + GC Mayors + Sally had earlier openly supported Surfing on Gold Coast.

Surf Life Saving (Surfing) have long claimed priority as the Host Exhibition Sport
SLSA do include Surfing events that WSL Pros could backdoor for Oz Olympic Surf Sticker Promos.
Pro Surfers could represent clubs to hook a Clubbies exhibition Surf Comp
Surfing has not yet stated their intention to partner SLSA for host sport comp.

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evosurfer Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021 at 7:38pm

Thats going to cost another billion dollars we havent got.
That ugly toad basking in the so called glory of obtaining the games
that very few people have any interest in and we simply cannot afford.
The biggest joke was she travelling to Japan to secure the games and
Brisbane was the only place that wasnt rejected earlier this year.

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sypkan Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021 at 8:41pm

"Thats going to cost another billion dollars we havent got.
That ugly toad basking in the so called glory of obtaining the games
that very few people have any interest in and we simply cannot afford.
The biggest joke was she travelling to Japan to secure the games and
Brisbane was the only place that wasnt rejected earlier this year.

pretty hard to justify her little jungket, when you are literally the only one in the race...

the olympics have developed into a funny old thing, like evo says, it seems few crew have much interest these days, yet the hosting has developed into an exercise of the totally overdone....

its now such an extravegant display of opulence, that few countries can even consider hosting it, which seems quite contrary to the 'olympic spirit'... and now it seems of the few that can afford it, most aren't even intrrested. i think its rather sad and tedious that oz can host the games again in such a short time frame

adding a bunch of two bit contemporary sports to the games just cheapens the whole thing even more from my perspective

fwiw, I actually like the olympic games, especially the more traditional parts, it's one of the few events of magnitude I actually make time to watch. the winter games too, but especially track and field and stuff, things I normally have little or no interest in

but like most things, the constant striving for 'bigger and better' isn't always actually better...

it's all getting rather gaudy and trashy

not least the aussie uniforms, where they always seem to outdo themselves, just when you think that wouldn't even be possible...

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ringmaster Thursday, 22 Jul 2021 at 12:08am

Olympic games were relevant last century when not many sports had their own world championships or the opportunity to test themselves against all the worlds best at the one time.

The olympic games provided that opportunity once every 4 years.

Fast forward to now and it's just a 4 yearly marketing opportunity for the rich & corrupt.

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D-Rex Thursday, 22 Jul 2021 at 1:34pm

Was looking forward to the Olympics until I saw the BS on display at the start of the women's soccer last night - the Aboriginal flag display and the taking of knee. A lot of viewers are going to turn off if this sort of political nonsense doesn't get reigned-in quick smart.

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brutus Thursday, 22 Jul 2021 at 1:56pm
D-Rex wrote:

Was looking forward to the Olympics until I saw the BS on display at the start of the women's soccer last night - the Aboriginal flag display and the taking of knee. A lot of viewers are going to turn off if this sort of political nonsense doesn't get reigned-in quick smart.

you call it political nonsense , majority of people see it as embracing our First Nations people and the highly sophisticated culture that was , still is , a real Australian will incorporate all of our history , warts and all.....then their are those just stuck in a time warp , and want the good old colonial days back...relics of bygone era!

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views from the ... Thursday, 22 Jul 2021 at 3:27pm

Spot on D-Rex.
Exactly NOT what the Olympics is about.
But half of the Soccer team are lesbians anyway so no wonder they are pushing minority issues.

No problem with acknowledging the original occupants of the land but the vocal minority needs to be educated on a balanced approach instead of this narrow minded outlook.
As for highly sophisticated- yeah right! Those fish traps, eel runs, etc are simply a by-product of observation.
Hardly highly sophisticated- Druids, Mayans, etc were way more ahead than that.
And P.S - I acknowledge that Dinosaurs roamed the land on which we now occupy before any Human interference.

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indo-dreaming Thursday, 22 Jul 2021 at 4:01pm

I never saw it and have no interest in the games, but it does sound a bit weird.

You would think if we are going OS to represent Australia surely we should just see ourselves as one and go under one flag. (same for any country)

If the games were held in Australia it's a bit different then you do all the symbolism stuff for acknowledgement of first nation people.

All that bending the knee stuff though to me is just super weird, if i was of colour id find it uncomfortable and kind of patronising and tell them to get off their knee and stand proud no mater who you are or where you come from.

IMHO lot of this stuff is real backwards and divisive and does nobody any good.

BTW. I thought they banned all that political and social statement type stuff from the games?

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brutus Thursday, 22 Jul 2021 at 4:14pm

views , so what are the Olympics about ??
when you make a statement like,"But half of the Soccer team are lesbians anyway so no wonder they are pushing minority issues.

No problem with acknowledging the original occupants of the land but the vocal minority needs to be educated on a balanced approach instead of this narrow minded outlook.
As for highly sophisticated- yeah right! Those fish traps, eel runs, etc are simply a by-product of observation.
Hardly highly sophisticated- Druids, Mayans, etc were way more ahead than that."

I was not talking about things/tecnology......try the social sophistication where there was social order ....no wars , and a social system that valued every member , with elders responsible for the knowledge and the enforcement of the Law!!

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D-Rex Thursday, 22 Jul 2021 at 4:38pm

Brutus, I have no issue with (real) aboriginals but the making of political statements by (predominantly) non-aboriginals, over and over, wear very thin. So what if your people had a sophisticated culture? How is that relevant to displaying an unrepresentative flag on the world stage?

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views from the ... Thursday, 22 Jul 2021 at 5:02pm

Well tbh I don't really know what the Olympics are about any more- sigh- I thought it would be about the sport.
But heres a link to their charter if it helps?

I reckon the indigenous population of Australia were incredibly fortunate they were on an isolated Continent for so long.
There have been plenty of other socially sophisticated societies around the planet at times but they were crushed by another more ruthless group.
It's the way of Homo Sapiens or virtually every living colony.
Aborigines were lucky to have it so good for so long but it was never going to last...
And I sigh about that too!

But I digress.
On with the 5 Ring show!

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zenagain Thursday, 22 Jul 2021 at 5:04pm

What's the feeling on the ground back in Oz regarding Brissie being awarded the 2032 games. The MSM are spouting off how it's been warmly received and how everyone is so enthusiastic about them and the economic benefits to Qld and Oz blah blah blah. But on news.com.au one article (admittedly about the Qld premier backflipping about going to the Tokyo opening ceremony) over 600 comments and I can't find one supporting the Brisbane bid. Family and friends I've been in contact with are dead-set against it.

I'm not seeing this enthusiasm- am I mis-reading the room?

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AndyM Thursday, 22 Jul 2021 at 5:13pm

No wars?

How do you figure that Brutus??

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stunet Thursday, 22 Jul 2021 at 5:20pm

Keep politics out of the Olympics!