Answers: The Enforcer - Round 1
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1. Which Australian surfer was relegated from first place to second when Kelly Slater noticed a maths error at an Eddie Aikau Invitational?
When the heat scores were tabulated after the 2002 Eddie, Tony Ray was in first place with Antman Paterson and Kelly Slater tieing for second, with Antman besting him on a countback.
Minutes before the dais ceremony, Slater checked the scoresheets and noticed an error, pointing it out to organiser Faith Wenzel who immediately scrubbed Ray's name out and replaced it with Slater's.
Just like that, Ray was an Eddie winner no more. 'Poof' went the prestige and the paycheck - a cool $50,000.
To make matters worse, the contest was held the very same day as the inaugural Tow-Surf World Cup at Jaws, which had a $75,000 pay packet, which Ray and tow partner RCJ chose to forgo.
Said Slater to ASL: "I went to Tony and told him, 'I feel horrible about this for you'. He couldn't have been cooler about it, telling me it wasn't my fault and not to worry... He wasn't bitter at all. He was such a man about it. It was awesome."
2. 'Surfing World' is Australia’s longest running surf magazine, but our first surf magazine was..?
'The Australian Surfer'
On sale 18 months after the first issue of 'Surfer' in the US, 'The Australian Surfer' went on sale in winter 1961. It was created and edited by Bronte surfer Lee Cross, and mimicked the first issue of 'Surfer' with a lansdcape layout.
As noted by Phil Jarratt in 'Surfing Australia', the printer details changed from issue 1 to issue 2, an indication that bills weren't being paid.
'The Australian Surfer' lasted just two issues before it folded - yeah, boom, boom.
Just over 12 months later, the first issue of Surfing World went on sale and it continues to this day.
Note: Beginning in 1917, 'The Surf' ran for 20 issues post-World War 1, however it was less to do with surfboard riding (surf shooting) than bodysurfing, pool bathing, and generally enjoying the brine.
3. Name all six of the famous Webber brothers.
John, Dan, Monty, Greg, Ben, and Will
4. Name two famous waves with churches overlooking them?
The two obvious ones are Mundaka and Waimea, however there's also Mishoes in the Telos, and Margaret River with its Greek Orthodox church at Prevelly.
5. I brought the first modern twin fin to Australia and I pioneered the five fin ‘Claw’. My name is...?
Tom Hoye - shown below left in 1970 with an early twinny at Barry Bennet's in Brookvale, and at right is Camel riding a five fin Claw at Mainbreak Margarets (photo Alastair Spong).
6. South African surfer infamous for never winning a heat in a CT year.
Ricky Basnett in 2008.
(Note: In an earlier version, the Enforcer may have got confused with Royden Bryson, same initials, same nationality, easy mistake, yeah?)
7. Name the surfer who links soul singer Isaac Hayes with Derek Hynd, and also describe the link.
In June 1969, Issac Hayes released his second album, Hot Buttered Soul, and....well do I need to explain any further?
Two years later Terry Fitzgerald left Shane Surfboards to strike out on his own, and he adopted the title for his own label. In the mid to late-70s TF met a young DH, who he sponsored and mentored.
8. What is the only Australian wave namedropped in The Beach Boys, ‘Surfin’ USA’?
Narrabeen is the only Australian wave mentioned in the song, and we can safely assume locals were furious at the exposure.
9. Two famous, blonde-haired Aussies rode three-fin boards at Bells ‘81. Who were they?
Simon Anderson was one of them of course, Bells was one of three event wins that validated the Thruster, but Ian Cairns also rode a tri fin with a large single fin and smaller side fins (see the board below, plus Ian competing at Bells where he was beaten 5-0 by MR in Round 1).
10. Taj Burrow was the first male winner of a CT on an epoxy/EPS board (Bells, 2007), however the very first CT winner on an epoxy/EPS was a female. Who was it? (Hint: She was also a West Australian)
11. Black Rock has, both historically and geographically, been known by many names. What are three of them?
Torpedo Tubes (how it was first presented to the public in Steve Core's ''Ocean Rhythms')
12. Since it began in 2000, only three goofyfooters have won the Gold Coast Pro. Name two.
13. North-West WA pioneer is George ______?
14. What is Wozzle commentator Strider Wasilewski’s middle name?
Raspberry. Reportedly inspired by a Mexican prostitute.
15. Hailing from Sydney, I qualified for the CT in 2003 and then spent nine straight years in the top tier. My highest year end ranking was 8th. Only once did I make a final, which I lost to Taj Burrow at Santa Catalina, Brazil. My brother played scrum-half (Rugby Union) for the Wallabies and the Waratahs. I still work as a pro surfing coach. I am..?
16. Name three Australian waves with 'coloured' names.
Really, there's too many to list, but full marks to the person on Facebook who answered: "Does Rainbow Beach count as seven waves?"
17. If you’re in the South Australian desert and someone says, “G'Day, I’m DC Green.” The only appropriate response is...?
"I don't care if you're DC Purple, cunt."
Taken from ASL December 1994 and their 'Terror in the Saltbush' story by DC Green. Two years earlier, a Billabong team led by Rabbit had filmed around the Eyre Peninsula causing consternation among locals. So, they lay waiting for the next mob to head west and when a hapless DC Green led his merry Tubequesters into camp there was a wild west showdown.
Attempting to quell the unrest, DC Green strode into the fracas, introduced himself to the leader, and recieved those immortal words in reply.
18. The very first contests at Teahupoo were QS events sponsored by which now-defunct clothing label?
In 1998 the Gotcha Tahiti Pro, a QS event, was won controversially by Koby Abberton over Conan Hayes (the final is a whole story in itself).
In 1999 it jumped up to a CT and was won by Occy.
19. “He doesn’t have a style of his own. His surfing is a synthesis of other great surfers.” - Shaun Tomson. Who was Shaun talking about?
Shaun was describing Kelly Slater, in 'Surfer' mag 1992 prior to his first World Title.
20. I was an enforcer on the Gold Coast points through the 80s and 90s, but many people would know me through beach commentary. My brother appeared on the very first issue of 'Surfing Life', and I have the most intimidating name of all time. I am..?
Bruce Lee. I went looking for the photos of Bruce surfing Snapper in a balaclava but couldn't find it. Instead here's Bruce's brother Todd Lee on the first issue of ASL.