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Apr
23

Mick Fanning and Carissa Moore Make It Ring at the Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro

by NIck Mariano

Photo by Rip Curl

Wednesday, April 23rd saw the end of both men’s and women’s Rip Curl Pro in perfect chest to head high waves at world famous Bells Beach Bowls in Victoria, Australia. The first light of the morning showed long lines stacking up against the horizon, surprising many including Taj Burrow who found himself snowballing his way into the Finals only to fall short to Mick Fanning’s powerful frontside hacks.

Photo by Rip Curl

The women’s Semifinals started off the day where Carissa Moore nearly lost to Sally Fitzgibbons in a wave for wave battle. Tyler Wright beat out Stephanie Gilmore with her smooth frontside carves, in a heat where Gilmore made many mistakes.  After the men surfed in round five, Moore, fresh off her win at Margaret River had Tyler Wright’s number. Wright who surfed great, destroying the faces of the Bells Bowls found herself just short to Moore’s fast, powerful surfing.  Moore currently sits first in points while, Gilmore, Wright, and Fitzgibbons sits at second, third, and fourth.

Photo By Rip Curl

Wherever you watched it, whether it was on your computer a million miles away or right on the cliffs of Victoria’s coast the men’s Quarter and Semifinals had you at the edge of your seat. In the Quarters we watched as John Florence boosted his way past Kelly Slater with a frontside grab and Julian Wilson upset Joel Parkinson with his combination of style and wave choice. However, in the Semifinals the seasoned vets put down the young guns as Taj Burrow and Mick Fanning sent Florence and Wilson back to school.

Photo by Rip Curl

The Final seemed to be a one man show with Mick Fanning taking center stage. Taj Burrow who was gaining momentum throughout the day didn’t seem to show up for the Final. Although Burrow caught many waves he couldn’t replace a 3.83 leaving Fanning with an easy victory. As for points, Medina still sit on top with Parko in second, Fanning jumping up eight spots to third, Slater in fourth, and Burrow in fifth. Next event is the Billabong Rio Pro in Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil from May 7th – 18th.

Apr
15

Michel Bourez Takes First at Drug Aware Margaret River Pro; Did Judges Get It Wrong?

by NIck Mariano

Photo by Hurley

The second stop of the WCT ASP Tour saw many great waves and some controversial scores. During the Semi Finals between Kelly Slater and Michel Bourez with about six minutes left in the heat the judges scored Bourez with the highest scoring wave of the day at 9.33. In the Blogosphere and Twitterverse many cried a foul. With six minuets left Bourez needed a 9.13 to win and after several minutes of deliberating judges gave Bourez a 9.33, the highest scored wave of the day, a wave which he failed to complete. Although two of the three frontside turns he did complete were powerful, he fell on his fourth turn creating an incomplete wave. People claim points should have been deducted for not completing a wave, not given the highest score. Take skateboarding or even Olympic floor gymnastics, you could have just landed a 900 air or double pike but if you fall at the end of your run you get points deducted or even disqualified. Many felt Slater was underscored while Bourez was given a clean path to the Finals where he rightfully defeated Australian Josh Kerr with his same powerful frontside laybacks. Decide for yourself if Kelly got robbed by watching the ASP Drug Aware Pro Quaterfinals Heat 2.

In points Gabriel Medina still sits first with a total of 15,200 while Joel Parkinson is holding down the number two spot with 13,200. Slater remains in the fifth spot while Michel Bourez jumped nine spots up to fourth. Mick Fanning and Taj Burrow both fell six spots with early losses at the Margaret River Pro leaving Burrow in ninth and Fanning in eleventh. Next event is the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach running from April 16th- 27th and hopes to see plenty of great waves on the righthand point break.

Apr
11

Mike Hynson’s Black Knight Surfboard Now Available

by NIck Mariano

Mike Hynson Boardworks Black Knight Surfboard

Boardworks has teamed up with surf legend Mike Hynson to create the Black Knight Surfboard. The Black Knight was designed to be a performance fish but with its lightning fast speed and responsive maneuverability the Black Knight can be ridden in any condition. Exceptionally great in large juicy surf and fast and fun in smaller waves the Black Knight by Boardworks will become your new favorite board. Mike Hynson, the co-star of the iconic Endless Summer surf movie and creator of the “Red Fin” surfboard in the 70’s, designed the Black Knight to give surfers the ability to go beyond their limits. Since the 1960’s Hynson has been shaping and innovating the way people ride surfboards. This includes pioneering designs like the “Dolfin” longboard fin and the down-rail Boardworks Black Knight Surfboardprototypes which helped surfers like Gerry Lopez conquer waves like Pipeline.

With the Black Knight, Hynson set out to give the surfer more control over their board without taking away from its paddling ability.  The Black Knight will paddle like a longboard but maneuver like a shortboard and still flow like a modern fish. Check out Mike Hynson’s Black Knight Surfboard by Boardworks at BCsurf.com and get in the water today!

Apr
7

Carissa Moore Claims First At the Margaret River Drug Aware Pro

by NIck Mariano

Hurley

By defeating Australian Tyler Wright, Carissa Moore is in equal footing in points for first place with Stephanie Gilmore.  At only the second stop on the Women’s WCT, Moore and Gilmore have sparked a heated rivalry.  Just a little over a month ago at the Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast, Gilmore defeated Moore in the Semi-Finals. Again Moore and Gilmore found themselves facing each other in the Semi-Final. In the four to six foot surf, Carissa Moore edged herself a win over Gilmore and then Tyler in the Finals to claim her second win at the Margaret River Drug Aware Pro, a sight we will be seeing a lot of this year.

Then Men’s APS WCT Margaret River Drug Aware Pro is on Heat Three of the competition.  Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson advanced to Round Four while 2013 WCT Camp Mick Fanning was defeated by Yadin Nicol. Nicol put together a nice 9+ wave with a stylish 360 air to a rail digging cutback. John John Florence was knocked out by Gabriel Medina who is fresh off a win and rolling hot since the Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast. Check back to Bcsurf.com to find out if Medina will keep steamrolling through the world’s best or if Slater or Parko can jump ahead in points.

Mar
12

Get Your St. Patrick’s Day Clothes At BC Surf and Sport

by NIck Mariano

St. Patty's Day

Buckle up your boot straps because it’s St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t get pinched this holiday, at BCsurf.com you can get all decked out in green by wearing all of your favorite companies like Hurley, Nixon, and O’Neill. Whether you’re going out to a St. Patty’s party, an irish pub, or simply cruising the halls of your school campus you need to be looking good in green.

Keep the sun out of your eyes while you’re looking for leprechauns with the Dot Dash Hashtag 100% UV Sunglasses and O’Neill’s Dublin Trucker Hat. Hurley has summoned their Irish roots to bring you the Clover Perfect Women’s Tank–Top or the One and Only Push Through Men’s T-Shirt.

Never miss happy hour; the Nixon’s Time Teller Women’s Watch will have you guzzling green drinks on time. With all of these products and more we have everything you need to make your next St. Patrick’s Day unforgettable. Get down to your local BC Surf and Sport or order online with free shipping over orders of $100.00 (Excluding surfboards & paddleboards).

Mar
11

Gabriel Mendia Defeats Parkinson to Win Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 2014

by NIck Mariano

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 2014

At the first competition of the 2014 ASP World Tour, the Quiksilver Pro held at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast of Australia, Brazillian Gabriel Mendia took home first place by defeating Joel Parkinson.  In the chest to overhead rights, Mendia became the second ever goofy-footer to claim victory at Snapper Rocks during an ASP event.

It wasn’t an easy ride to the top of the podium for Mendia who had to beat out 2013 ASP World Champ Mick Fanning and former ASP Champion Joel Parkinson.  In the Final, Parkinson scored a 9.0 on his first wave by getting a barrel from behind the rocks. However, Mendia’s relentless surfing and backside style logged him enough points to slip passed Parko and win by only 0.06 points.BC Surf and Sport

With the start of the 2014 ASP World Tour the race for the World Title is on. As of now Mendia sits at first followed by Parkinson at second, Burrow and De Souza splitting third, while Fanning and Slater are tied at 5th. It’s going to be a great year and with the addition of J-Bay we should see plenty of quality surf in the 2014 ASP World Tour.

Held in conjunction with the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast was the Women’s Roxy Pro Gold Coast. Congratulations to Stephanie Gilmore for winning the 2014 Roxy Pro Gold Coast by defeating Bianca Buitendag.  It was great to have both Men’s and Women’s ASP Tour stops at the same time. The beach was packed to see both events and it made the freesurf sessions great to watch as the world’s best men and women shared one of the finest breaks in the world. Check back to BCsurf.com for all your coverage on surfing, snowboarding, and skateboarding.

Roxy Pro Gold Coast

Mar
3

HERE NOW: Limited Edition Star Wars Skateboards and Longboards by Santa Cruz

by NIck Mariano

Star Wars Skateboards and Longboards

Kick that old rust bucket you call a land cruiser to the curb and jump on a limited edition Star Wars Skateboard by Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz has teamed up with Lucas Films to bring you the first ever official Star Wars Skateboards. Right now at BC Surf and Sport you can skate with all of your favorite Star Wars characters! From shred ready skate decks to classic Santa Cruz longboards, you will find everyone from Yoda to Vader gracing their presence on these functional collector’s items.

Do you have a taste for the dark side? Be a Storm Trooper and bomb some hills or freestyle on the Vader pintail. Forget the Millennium Flacon; the Chewie Cruzer will be your favorite co-pilot as you cruise through the galaxy. Get technical with the Princess Leia skateboard deck or hunt for a bounty on the fan favorite Boba Fett Cruzer. These limited edition Star Wars boards by Santa Cruz will go fast! So get into your local BC Surf and Sport or grab some here at BCsurf.com with free shipping on orders over $100.00! You better get one before these Star Wars Skateboard Decks and Complete Cruzers become a distant memory from a long, long time ago, in a galaxy… well you get it.



Being riders ourselves we would like to make online shopping as easy as possible, for more information on the dimensions, specs, and how the boards ride check out BC Surf and Sports video on Youtube and subscribe to our Youtube page for more product videos and upcoming events.

Feb
28

by NIck Mariano

BC Surf and Sport

Don’t miss out on the fast approaching spring and summertime swells! Get your brand new Firewire surfboard from BC Surf and Sport today! BC Surf and Sport and Firewire are stoked to bring you the new 2014 Firewire models; including boards like the Nano, Vanguard, and the Michel Bourez signature model.  From pure stoke hybrids, to high performance shortboards, to progressive longboards, BC Surf and Sport has got you covered. One of the newest features in the 2014 Firewire quiver is the introduction of FCS II fin system. This new option will allow you too quickly and effortlessly change your fins on the beach or even trade fins with your friends in the lineup. With a quick snap you can modify your style of surfing from long drawn out carves to loose, fast cutbacks. Firewire is also introducing the new TimberTek Technology. Firewire’s TimberTek technology is the newest and most environmentally sound surfboard material. With a stylish wood grain finish, you can help save the earth without sacrificing performance. Come down to your local BC Surf and Sport or order online today for your brand new Firewire surfboard.

Feb
24

HERE NOW: BC Exclusive Limited Edition Sector 9 Mountain Peaks Longboard

by NIck Mariano

 

Buy Now at BC Surf and Sport

Right now at BC Surf and Sport you can get a brand new Limited Edition Reissued Sector 9 Mountain Peaks Longboard. Here at BC we love to ride the stuff we sell and when Sector 9 announced they will be discontinuing the top selling and rider favorite Mountain Peaks Complete Longboard we pulled some strings and had them make a special order for us. Don’t trust other stores selling old and warped Sector 9 Mountain Peaks Longboards! At BC we have BRAND NEW boards, fresh off the press, with that brand new maple scent! Get these boards before they sell out. Being a reissued limited edition complete longboard we only have a finite stock so get on one before the Sector 9 Mountain Peaks Longboard goes the way of the dinosaur.

Feb
5

Dutch Schorn In Venice Magazine’s Premiere Issue

by NIck Mariano


Photo by George Kamper

BC Surf and Sport is proud to announce that Dutch Schorn, longtime BC employee and surf team manager, was featured in the premiere issue of Venice Magazine.  Within the pages of the first ever issue of Fort Lauderdale’s Venice Magazine is a great article titled Good Vibrations, by Charlie Crespo. Crespo interviews many local Fort Lauderdale surfers and their struggles to find the fickle surf that rarely graces its presence on the sandbars of South Florida.

BC Surf's Dutch Schorn Surfing

Crespo writes how Dutch is “Actively developing the next generation of Fort Lauderdale surfers,” though his Hang Loose Surf School. For more information on Hang Loose Surf School or if you need any questions answered by knowledgeable surfers come down to Fort Lauderdale’s own BC Surf and Sport.

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