Who is JOB 2.0 – FINALE – Jamie O’Brien Show – Top JOB Moments

 

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Who is JOB 2.0 – FINALE – Top JOB Moments – Episode 19

In the SEASON FINALE of Who is JOB 2.0, Jamie is in Newport Beach, CA, for some insane surfing at The Wedge. After, Jamie recaps all his favorite moments from the season, including the best surf sessions, pranks, trips, and everything in between.

Previous episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ukecUFcHfI
All episodes: http://www.youtube.com/show/whoisjob20?s=1

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Dene Botha Interview

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Welcome to the world of Dene Botha – surfer, entrepreneur, actor, model, MC, event commentator, TV presenter, sports coach, Guinness World Record holder, party-animal and tireless thrill seeker.

Whether its surfing the perfect points of Morocco or snowboarding in Aspen, paragliding in Spain or dangling from the world’s highest bungee jump here in SA, surf coaching in Norway or attending a trance-parties in Zambia and Portugal, Dene is always up  for an adventure.

Give him the microphone and he’s interviewing the country’s best entertainers, or MC’ing events such as ‘Peroni Cafe’, ’Springtide Beach Festival’, ’Sports Illustrated Lingerie launch party’ and even heading up the MC’ing at ‘Rocking the Daisies 2011′ .

The son of an international surfing promoter and an award-winning actress, he was surfing at five and acting in professional productions, including Shakespeare, at seven. Bailing school at 15, Dene worked as a waiter and model while running hugely popular parties. Soon earning more than his teachers, he enjoyed several stints in England, Europe and the USA before he turned 20.

 

Dene seeing Cape Town from a different perspective to most.

 

Date of birth: 16 Feb 82

Home Town: Kommetjie in the Dirty South (Cape Town)
Top Places to Ride: Anywhere along the SA coastline (Surfboard), Sea Point promenade (Sector 9), in and around CT CBD (Bicycle), my bed (?)

Your Dirty Habits: Surfing, Sector 9’ing, SUP’ing, hiking, running, cycling (as a mode of transport though – I’m NOT one of those leotard wearing speed-bumps) Speaking my mind.

DH: You are part of the new board culture evolving, people with an open minds who ride any board that suits the conditions of the day or your mood. Has your life changed since you added skateboards & SUP’s to your quiver?

DB: Absolutely, it open up new options for exploring your inner fun-maker / child. It’s all about the fun and the energy, with more equipment you have more choices… It’s about mixing it up. The problem is when you travel or go or a road trip, haha, you need a truck to take all your toys. Actually wait, that’s it! I’m getting a truck.

DH: You get up to some interesting things in a day, surfing, skating, parties, etc. give us a rundown of your average day?

DB: Insomnia usually takes it’s toll rather early, coffee and emails while planning the day ahead and waiting for the sun. Run, box, surf, SUP, swim (depending on conditions), scoff down some breakie, plug-in my Skullcandy‘s, jump on the bike and head into town. From there it’s a series of phone calls, emails, meetings, admin, castings, shit loads of coffee, dodging cars and taxis, and missioning around… Usually plan the day around the swell so will try get in the ocean at some stage, otherwise an evening Sector / SUP session, OR, you’ll find me at a Rafikis… Celebrating SOMETHING.

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Photo Copyright: Shaun Timoney

DH: You’ve been spending a lot of time behind the mic these days, how does that fit into your lifestyle?

DB: Give me the mic baby! Hehe… I love it. Clearly. “Mommy-dearest” threw me onto the stage when I was just a pup, it’s all been down-hill since then, acting and performing, and now MC’ing and commentating various event. It’s mad fun! Started with surfing events for Billabong, then other brands, then music festivals, then hosting fund-raisers, to events such as the Sports Illustrated Swimwear party, Cosmo Lingerie (Eat your heart out lads) and now on to rather large gigs like ClubvibeSA at the CTICC, The Wailers at Trinity, @ Door Cinema Club with 5Gum Experience etc. Don’t get me wrong, it can be pretty daunting (I used to lecture “Stiffs” on the basics of trade foreign exchange in London – RATHER intimidating), BUT there is no greater reward than standing in front of 10 / 12 / 15 000 people like at Rocking the Daisies and controlling the crowd – Getting that energy flowing… Oh man, it gives me shivers just thinking about it. Can’t WAIT for this year’s event! 4-7 October – Make plans around it. Simple

Earth Wave, The Record attempt at having the most surfers on 1 wave. Muizenberg. Photo: Alan Van Gysen

DH: Your dad, Paul Botha has had a huge involvement in SA surfing from the start. When did he get you on a surfboard for the 1st time and how much influence has surfing had on your life.

DB: My father is “Mr Surfing SA”… He’s the man! Best friend, business partner, father and hero… He’s done it all. You might say I’m following in my parents footsteps, one ‘stage’, and one ‘surfing’. My Pops was pushing me into waves at Fish Hoek (DIRTY South) when I was five, I got bitten by the surfing bug then and have never looked back. It’s a way on life, thinking, feeling and doing… We’re different people us ‘Board riders’, and I’m proud to be a part of the clan. Did the competition side of things for a while, until a serious of injuries dictated that I wouldn’t ‘Turn pro’… To be honest, I was more interested in organising the events then competing in them anyway (Yeah, well that’s what I tell people anyway 😉 )

Dene and Dad (Paul Botha – Mr surfing SA)

 

DH: You are involved in a lot of fundraisers and charity events, tell us a bit about some of the projects you are involved in?

DB: Rhinos, Global Warming and Feeding the Hungry I suppose are the things closest to the heart and with which I have been working. We have the most beautiful country here, and we need to look after it. Charity events coming up are the BOS Earthwave Beach Festival 29 & 30 September – Muizenberg (Guinness World Record Attempt for the “Most Surfers on a Wave”, creating awareness for Global Warming), Skydive for Rhinos 21 – 23 September in Robertson (Trying to raise money for our ‘Horny’ friends), jumping NAKED to try raise my R10 000 – Don’t event ask, think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew on that one!? A few bits and bobs in between for CANSA, Feeding the Hungry, Sisters Incorporated etc, the list goes on. I feel we all need to do our part… Nuff said.

Dene at it again. Photo: Nikki Leadbetter – nikkileadbetter.com

DH: Is there anyone in particular that has been a big influence in your life or surfing?

DB: Plenty, too many to mention… When I was growing up, it was the likes of Daniel Beatty and Michael Grendon (Komskom boys who were / are very inspirational), and now just seeing all the little ‘whipper-snappers’ like Michael February, the Brand brothers, and the Kommetjie guys that are starting to kill it on the international front – Go boys!

DH: You’ve managed to dodge the desk job pretty well until now, what advice would you give a kid coming out of school now.

DB: Stick it out, get that education (it will come in handy), THEN, find your dream and don’t stop tapping away at it until you’ve achieved it! You don’t need to give in to main-stream society (unless that’s your ‘thing) and do what makes you happy… If you are any good at it you’ll find a way to make money from it… Promise you. AND GO TRAVELING! It truly is the BEST education…. You learn about YOU, can’t go wrong with that.

Dene looking smooth with his hip Afro. Photo: Alan Van Gysen

DH: Whats the craziest thing you’ve done lately.

DB: Um, about to jump out of a bloody plane NAKED!? Yeah, hope I remain intact if you catch my drift…? (I said drift, not draft) Other than that, cycling into town everyday is pretty damn crazy – Those DAMN taxi drivers – YUSSY! ‘Life’ in general has been crazy, it’s a wild ride man… Enjoy it.

DH: Why is Cape town the best place to live?

DB: Really?! I could go on and on but it’s like one big play-ground, with a whole lot of interesting people and places. Gorgeous women, crazy parties, mountains, oceans, beaches, missions, nature, work, opportunities… LOVE THIS CITY! (And it’s pretty easy to jump in the car and head up the coast-line, either one)

Dene. Photo – Unkown

 

DH: Anything cool projects in the mix?

DB:YES! I’ve been working on a DREAM for nearly 8 years now (As mentioned above – DO NOT GIVE UP… EVER!), it’s a TV show about traveling around Southern Africa… The name is set to be confirmed this week, but something like Get Lost or Global Nomads. The concept is simple, think “Going Nowhere Slowly”, on acid! Hahaha. ‘Adventure travel’ at it’s best! Crazy places and people, hidden venues and locations, wrapped up nicely with some quirky presenters and top notch production. NOT Top Billing, so NO 5 star hotels, cruise-liners, Dom Peringon, or stiff presenters – We’re gonna have a laugh, and probably take-the-piss a little too – Hehehe. Will be airing next year – Stay tuned for more. HELL YEAH!

Getting ink done.

 

DH: Anyone you’d like to thank or mention.

DB: YOU guys at Dirty Habits. Was honoured when this interview arrived in my inbox, love your work and will be supporting you guys all the way – KEEPING IT REAL, and leading the pack… Good on ya!

The Hoek – Photo Alan Van Gysen

 

Follow Dene and his latest projects and trips. And if you need a MC for an event, He’s the man.

www.denebotha.com

www.kahunasurf.co.za

https://www.facebook.com/Dene.Botha

https://twitter.com/DeneBothaSA

 

Photo’s, unless otherwise stated, copyright Alan Van Gysen –  www.avgphoto.co.za

 

 

 

West Coast Surf Trip

 

 

 

Jaco Steyn making the most of a fun beachie

 

– Wesfokenkus –

Words and Pictures by Graham Howes

 

Road tripping up the West Coast is always a gamble, especially when you have a time restraint. We all know the the chances of scoring the wave of your life and of course the reality of getting ‘skunked’ all to well. Yet we put ourselves through it time and time again in search of the perfect ride. The drive is all too familiar, the train tracks, the red dirt roads, the yellow potato fields. It’s like dejavu all over again.

 

We rocked up at Elands greeted by a packed line up of euro kooks, SUP’s and and the stench of rotting kelp. This place isn’t what it’s cracked out to be, and quite frankly they can keep that wave. Before the dust has time to settle at the foot of the Elands baai koppie, we say good bye and good riddance! Greener pastures lie ahead

 

Darryl Partington

 

 

We wake up on the farm, the steam from my coffee cuts the through the cold air, we stand outside, watching the the orange breaking through the darkness of the sky, we can hear the wave’s hissing from over the dune, we know there will be waves, we can feel it in our bonesl as the icy offshore breeze bites our necks.

As we sip on another cuppa java we are warmly welcomed by the Weskus legend himself, Albert Burger. He generously takes us all to his home spots’ on his doorstep, the swell is Westerly 3-4ft clean and a strong offshore, Weskus as good as it gets. The coast is like an amusement park, ranging from mellow reeling point breaks to gnarly shore-breaks with bantam size barrels, and slabs that make your balls retreat faster than you can dial your mum’s number.

 

The boys feeling a little fragile from the night before, trying to find the energy to paddle out.

 

We surf it all, the boys hit fun right-hand beachie to work off hangover and sweat out the brandy, then we move over to the hollow left point, were Darryl (the only goofie footer) has spend the past hours surfing it alone, maxing out on tube rides. By lunch time the tide drains and changes everything we paddle out to a right hand point with a little ledge section throwing a solid little barrel, the shape of the reef seems to make the wave bend and the wave just keeps on wrapping at you. As the westcoast goes we surfed it with just the 3 of us out. With more set waves than we could handle.

We had one more surf on the cards before the long trip back to motherland, but our plans had a drastic twist. When we arrived at Yoyo’s a surfer was knocked off of his board by a great white, and it wasn’t a small one either. So we did what any sane people would do, we packed our boards and headed back to Cape Town, back to the shackles of conventional life. We hadn’t even left the dusty roads before we forgot about the shark encounter and started planning our next trip back the the land of barrels, brandy, and bonfire’s.

Till next time my dear friend.

 

Hjalmar Larsen

 

Yet another left goes unridden

 

 

Albert Burger aka 'Farmer Burger'

 

Darryl getting more than his share.

 

 

Darryl on yet another bomb

 

Hjalmar Larsen a frequent visitor to the weskus.

 

Surfer: Darryl Partington

 

 

 

Bjorn Larsen

 

Hjalmar, too fast for the camera

 

In the green room

 

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For accommodation, we stayed on Farmer Burgers farm, lekker 5 sleeper, self catering weskus units, situated between Elands and Lamberts bay.

Steenbokfontein Accommodation:

R550 per unit per night

Reservations: Kitta Burger on   027 432 2720   or cell   073 179 6433

https://sites.google.com/site/steenbokfontein/

 

 

 

Claire Butler: What She Saw

 

Claire Butler: Cape Town Photographer

 

Claire Butler is a Cape Town based Sports photographer who has an incredible talent for shooting surf and ocean photography. Blessed with picturesque landscapes and clean waters, Claire takes to both land and sea in search of a great action photograph that speaks of movement, danger and excitement. Not only does she portray the surfers in a very unique sense, she captures a piece of time with the surfer, the wave and the location in one. Head over to her personal website to see her great portfolio!

 

DH: How long have you been taking pictures for? 
Claire: I started shooting with a happy snapper compact camera in 2007. Saved up and purchased my first SLR camera, a Canon 1000D, at the end of 2008. I started taking my photography more seriously from about the end of 2010. So all-in-all I’ve had a camera in my hand for the last 5 years, but more seriously so for about 2 years now.

DH: What equipment do you currently shoot with?

Claire: Canon 7D usually with a 70-200mm f2.8 lens-

DH: Tell us about your background and what got you into surf photography?

Claire: I’m a born-and-bred Capetonian – have lived in Cape Town all my life. I started surfing when I was 11, and with that came an addiction to all things surfing-related. My bedroom walls were always lined with amazing images of surfing so I think subconsciously my passion for surf photography had already started at a young age. After high school I went to UCT and studied film and media production but soon decided that I preferred still images to moving ones and took up photography as a hobby. At the same time I stopped surfing and took up wakeboarding, and when I was wasn’t riding at the cable park, I was taking pictures of the other riders. I unfortunately got injured in 2010 and had to stop wakeboarding, which meant weekends were spent back at the beach surfing or watching my boyfriend surf. So I started shooting surfers instead of wakeboarders and just fell in love with the genre.


 

DH: You shoot a range of material, not just surfing. Tell us about your work, and your style?

Claire: I’m still in the early days of building up my photography career so I’m keen to try my hand at all genres of photography. My current work reflects that – landscapes, action shots, portraits, wildlife, events etc.. I prefer a fly-on-the-wall / documentary approach to taking photographs. I’m not a huge fan of posed or staged photography. I like to capture the moment as I see it rather than try and construct it. –

DH: What or who inspires your work?

Claire: In terms of my surfing photography I’d have to say that firstly the surfers inspire me. It’s incredible watching them ride, especially on the bigger days. Capturing and sharing their stoke as they come out of a massive barrel or airdrop down the face of an insane wave…it’s an incredible and inspiring sport in itself. Other inspirations would definitely be local surf photographers such as Alan van Gysen & Greg Ewing. Internationally I’m totally inspired by the work of Chris Burkard, Sarah Lee and Clare Plueckhahn, to name a few. There are so many photographs that one just sees on a daily basis via facebook or twitter that are amazing and awe-inspiring.

 


 

Surfer: Jacob Mellish

DH: Where have been your favourite locations to shoot / travel / surf?

Claire: I haven’t yet had the opportunity to travel to any amazing surfing destinations, but a number of trips are on the cards for next year. Locally I love to shoot Jbay, Llandudno and a certain beach break, which I probably shouldn’t name but you’ll see it in a lot of my pics. Other than that I’d have to say my favourite “photographic” holiday to date would have to be Stockholm in Sweden. It’s an incredible city and I was able to capture some beautiful images there.

DH: Do you prefer shooting from land of from the water?

Claire: Tough one. Being in the water is more challenging and when you nail the shot it feels more rewarding. But I’m a sucker for pulled back line-up shots from the land. Both produce such different results, and you can be super creative with both, so I’m going to sit on the fence on this question and say both!

DH: Finally, for fans of your work, is it possible for people to purchase any of your photos from you or elsewhere…?

Claire: Yes, anyone who is interested in purchasing any of my photographs can contact me via my Facebook page or on email (my email address is available on my blog).

 

 

Kit Bag:

 7D

50mm f/1.8
10-20mm f/1.8
70-200mm f/2.8 L II

Connect with Claire Butler

Twitter: @clairelecila

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/whatshesaw

Website: http://clairebutlerphoto.blogspot.com

 

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Guinness World Records confirm Garrett McNamara’s Nazaré wave as the biggest ever


Garrett McNamara has surfed the biggest wave ever.

Surfer Today said “The Guinness World Records have confirmed that McNamara has ridden a 78-foot wave in Nazaré, Portugal, to dethrone Mike Parsons and his wave at Cortes Bank. The announcement was made during the 2012 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards and confirms what SurferToday.com has reported in November 2011, right after the incredible stunt in the Nazaré Canyon. The Portuguese wave was not immediately seen as the biggest ever to be surfed. Several international sources, magazines and personal lobbies were at stake and it was clear that Europe and its waves were under heavy fire. Justice has been done. Mike Parsons rode a fantastic wave. He is one of the best big wave surfers in the world and will certainly want to improve his record. The thing is: Garrett McNamara was lucky enough to get a bigger wave. “It is an honour to bring this title to our waters. Thank you, Garrett. It’s great to work with you. For the strength, bravery and the constant will to improve. Nazaré is a bit like your second home and our population admires you. We wish you the best and hope to meet you next year October, with good and big waves”, says Jorge Barroso, mayor of the town of Nazaré. Watch the wave surfed by Garrett McNamara, in Nazaré, Portugal, here. Discover the biggest waves ever surfed here. Learn more about surfing achievements in the Guinness World Records, here.”

 

 

 

Article sorce: http://www.surfertoday.com

Kelly Slater Claims Historic 11th ASP World Title at Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco


OCEAN BEACH, San Francisco/California (Wednesday, November 2, 2011) – Kelly Slater (USA), 39, has claimed a historic 11th ASP World Title today, clinching the year-long pursuit with his advancement out of Round 3 at the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco.

In pristine three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) peaks at Ocean Beach, Slater fought back to an inspired start from opponent Dan Ross (AUS), 28, to claim victory in the dying moments in front of a capacity crowd at Ocean Beach.

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It was a scrappy heat, I didn’t win it in the most effortless style,” Slater said. “I’ve had a lot of heats with Rossy (Dan Ross) this year, and he’s real dangerous with a little power so I knew he’d be dangerous and I was nowhere to be found in the beginning of that heat. I was hunting those lefts and they were fading off I was thinking ‘why am I taking off on these things.’ I knew I had to get in on some of those rights. That wave had a nice open face and I thought it’d probably be just enough.”

After a banner year that witnessed the iconic Floridian make five of nine Finals (thus far) and post three wins, Slater seems to be surfing at the top of his game.

“This is pretty fabulous,” Slater said. “Two days ago in the afternoon it was chunky and small and didn’t look inviting at all. Yesterday was nice and today looks like a nice day in France. I don’t know, this hasn’t sunk in. I’ve been pretty stressed about it and I’m glad it’s over. It’s very fulfilling and there’s personal satisfaction. It feels real nice. I’ve dedicated my life to surfing and competing and to go a whole year and win a world title and have it pay off, it’s really fulfilling. To win on American soil is nice. Everyone’s been so cool and the locals have been so stoked. It’s been a special time. It’s been warm and offshore and a nice little swell. Someone’s looking over us and probably Andy (Irons).”

Today’s clinching of the 2011 ASP World Title comes on the one-year anniversary of the passing of Andy Irons. Irons, who is credited with being a defining force in Slater’s career, was once a bitter rival of the champ (claiming three consecutive ASP World Titles himself) but became a close friend and confidant in recent years. The symbolism of today was not lost on Slater.

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<p>“It’s sort of weird and I’ve been thinking about a lot of things coming together,” Slater said. “What are the chances of me winning on the anniversary of Andy passing away? It makes it a lot more special for me. It’s a way to celebrate my memories with him and be thinking about him. It’s been on my mind and I wrote a story about him the other day. It’s a time to think back.”</p>
<p>2011 ASP World Title Series Results:<br />
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: WINNER<br />
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: Equal 5th<br />
Billabong Rio Pro: Equal 13th<br />
Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay: No Show<br />
Billabong Pro Tahiti: WINNER<br />
Quiksilver Pro New York: Runner-Up<br />
Hurley Pro at Trestles: WINNER<br />
Quiksilver Pro France: Equal 5th<br />
Rip Curl Pro Portugal: Runner-UP<br />
Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco: TBD<br />
Billabong Pipeline Masters: TBD</p>
<p>With the 2011 ASP World Title sealed, Slater is now focused on performing in the event at hand, the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco.</p>
<p>“I’m refocusing on another win here,” Slater said. “I’ve accomplished the year goal. I definitely feel like I can go out and surf a lot more relaxed now. It’s really nice to win here in these conditions with so many people on the beach, I thought it’d be freezing cold and onshore and it’s been amazing.”</p>
<p>Having claimed his first ASP World Title in 1992 at the age of 20, Slater still boasts the record for the youngest-ever ASP World Title holder. Now at 39 years of age, Slater holds the record of being the oldest ASP World Champion ever, but was characteristically coy regarding any talk of retirement.</p>
<p>“I think 39 is actually pretty young to most people,” Slater said. “I guess in the past, you would top out once you hit 30, but that’s definitely not the case now. I feel like I’m surfing at the highest level of my career and I feel like I can keep going. I haven’t thought about it too much, but I plan on relaxing for the rest of the year and enjoying my time in Hawaii. We’ll see what 2012 brings to the table.”</p>
<p>Kelly Slater’s ASP World Title Clinch Locations:<br />
2011: Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco – USA<br />
2010: Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico – USA Territory<br />
2008: Billabong Pro Mundaka – Basque/Spain<br />
2006: Billabong Pro Mundaka – Basque/Spain<br />
2005: Nova Schin Festival – Brazil<br />
1998: Mountain Dew Pipeline Masters – Hawaii<br />
1997: Expo 98 Figueira 97 – Portugal<br />
1996: Coca Cola Figueira 96 – Portugal<br />
1995: Chiemsee Pipe Masters – Hawaii<br />
1994: Chiemsee Gerry Lopez Pipe Masters – Hawaii<br />
1992: Alternativa Surf Rio – Brazil</p>
<p>The Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco is Stop No. 10 of 11 on the 2011 ASP World Title Series with a waiting period from November 1-12. The 2011 Pro Search will be broadcast live on Fuel TV, Livestream.com and live.ripcurl.com</p>
<p>Surfline, official forecasters for the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco, are calling for he first two days of the waiting period, Tuesday and Wednesday, to see solid northwest ground and windswell mix along with generally favorable wind conditions (although still lumpy and bumpy surf on Tuesday). The end of the week and into the following weekend (3rd-6th) will see more swell, but also variable and, at times, strong onshore wind.</p>
<p>Article credits,<br />
http://www.grindtv.com<br />
http://www.aspworldtour.com<br />
http://espn.go.com</p>
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BOBBY MARTINEZ Latest interview!!! Shares why he Told the ASP to go get FU#@&*

The Bobby Martinez interview after the interview that got him Banned from the ASP, He Talks about Kelly Slate, Joel Parkinson, and The joke of the ASP ‘Tennis Tour’ Continue Reading →