Thursday, September 16, 2010

Down Time At Trestles

So between heats, the WCt boys get pulled in all sorts of different directions while they are in town. Taylor is no different. He just signed a deal with Dragon sunglasses, so he has been seen all over getting those lifestyle shots taken care of for upcoming ad campaigns.

As long as it doesn't jinx him for his heats, that's ok with us.

What's He Riding To Victory At Trestles?

So what's our boy riding down there at Lowers during the Hurley Pro? His signature model 6-1 Fort Knox from Channel Islands. Want to order one? Good for you - you can do it at

And no, we're not being paid for this, but it's about Taylor, so of course we're interested in it, damn it!!!

That Didn't Take Long, Did It?

We're back up and running for literally MINUTES, and Taylor wins his Round 2 heat against Roy Powers at Lower Trestles. I don't want to say that we had anything to do with it, but Taylor gets all the karma we can send his way.

So if you're keeping track, that's 500 push-ups for this event so far. Next up: Round 3.

Good luck Taylor!!!

And We're Back!!!!!!

Holy crap, we're back. Honestly, we took a lot of crap from people when we started this blog, and we actually shut it down for a while because people were kinda weird about it. But we've learned to say "fuck 'em" and now we're back with our unwavering support for Taylor.

Currently, he's competing in the Hurley Pro in San Clemente, CA. It's his home break, so if you're a fan - be sure to get down there and support him. And if you're a real Taylor fan, you'll show up at the Rip Curl store this Saturday for the Rip Curl team rider signing with Mick and Taylor.

Friday, July 11, 2008

19.70 out of 20!!!

What can I say? Taylor absolutely BLEW UP in his Round 1 heat at the Billabong Pro J-Bay and erupted for a total of 19.70 out of a possible 20 points. That's the highest recorded heat score at Jeffrey's Bay - EVER.

How impressive was this? Here's a few facts:

Taylor's two scoring waves were a 9.90 and a 9.80.

Taylor's throw-away wave from the heat was a 9.0.

Joel Parkinson, who finished 2nd in the heat, scored a perfect 10 and still lost.

So as of right now, Taylor is sitting in the pole position for the Nixon 'WTA' award for the event. Winner gets a custom $10,000 watch from Nixon for the highest heat score of the event. And unless someone puts together a perfect 20 score, things could be looking good.

Here's some of the highlights from Taylor's Round 1 heat:

SURFLINE's Round 1 coverage including video of Taylor's waves and a great sequence of his power hack.

SURFER's Day 1 photo gallery including a few great shots of Taylor tearing the lip to pieces.

SURFER'S Day 1 video highlights.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Surfline Hits The Jackpot

Surfline kicked off some pretty damn good coverage from their annual summer surf trips this week with an awesome trip with Taylor, Sebastian Zietz, Carissa Moore and a few kids from Huntington Beach.

But the best part is that there are some pretty sick sequences of Taylor tearing his way through some of the same waves he surfed during the 2006 Rip Curl Search WCT in Mexico.

Check out all the coverage from Surfline HERE.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Fiji may be a bit too relaxing...

Taylor played second fiddle in his Round 1 heat yesterday, but that may have actually had more to do with him being in Kelly Slater's heat than it did with his own performance. Kelly racked up a 19.8-something heat - which basically left Taylor needing two perfect 10 rides in order to win the heat.


But we can always count our lucky stars that he faces Rodrigo Dornelles in Round 2. I won't look past the Brazilian into Round 3 yet, but hopefully Taylor can demolish him and move on to get his revenge on his good buddy, Kelly later in the event.

The boys over at SURFING did a pretty good job of following Taylor and Kelly through the airports, water ferrys, and event at breakfast while traveling to Tavarua. Uber-photographer Steve Sherman even put together a cool photo gallery of Taylor and the boys.

Check it out HERE