Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Taylor Comments On The Current ASP Scoring System

Recently, Taylor sat down with good friend Pat O'Connell during pats little segment / video show he does with Surfline and they spoke about the current ASP scoring system and how well it's working. Check out the interview:


Monday, February 25, 2008

Trick Tips With Taylor on Surfline

This past week, Surfline wised up and finally put together a "How To" section with Taylor Knox and his amazing cutbacks. Taylor walks you through his technique for both frontside and backside cutbacks and goes over some details about foot placement as well.

Great job Surfline crew!!! Keep it up!

Check out the video here:


And He's Good For The Environment Too...

I stumbled out of bed this morning for my early-morning surf check, and figured I would check out the surf websites before I headed out the door. And what was the top / #1 story on Surfing Magazine's website this morning?

Why none other than TAYLOR KNOX and a story about how he converted his truck to run on veggie oil. AND, it seems that Surfing will be featuring Taylor in their "7 Days With" series, where they follow him around for a few days and see what his life is like.

Thank you Evan Slater and the Surfing staff!!!

Now maybe we can get a cover shot to go along with that issue and all will be right with the world.

Here's the link to the article:


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Taylor Wins His Round 1 Heat At The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

Taylor won his Round 1 heat against Ben Dunn and Jay Thompson. This puts him a mere 5 heats wins away from a victory at the Quiksilver Pro. With his win, he gets to take at least 1 day off as he now gets to bypass the "loser's round" - aka Round 2.

Good luck Taylor! We're pulling for ya!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Pony Up For The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

Okay, there is less than 48 hours until the start of the Quiksilver Pro - Event #1 for 2008.

So how many push-ups will you commit to if Taylor wins this event?

Be sure to show your support and draft Taylor for your Fantasy Surfer teams as well!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Taylor Knox Wallpaper from TransworldSurf.com

More Taylor Knox Wallpaper

Vote For Taylor For Best Turn in Surfing Magazine's Poll

Taylor is up for a nomination in the "Best Turn" category. Get your votes in before March 1st - That's when the voting ends.


Thursday, February 14, 2008

So What Happened Last Year (2007)?

Last Year, things looked pretty good for the tour's power broker, and then close friend Mick Fanning turned on the after burners and put the tour away. Taylor had some flashes of brilliance - such as his perfect 10 point ride in the Quarterfinals at the Boost Mobile Pro @ Trestles, but other than that, it was a year mixed with 3rd & 4th Round losses throughout the year.

Here are a few highlights from last year:

Cover Boy: Taylor scored the cover of Surfing Magazine's January 2007 issue with this shot from Baja, Mexico:

New Sponsorship: Between the first and second events of the 2007 season, Taylor picked up Rip Curl as his primary sponsor after his deal with OP expired. While he didn't do that well in his first event as a Rip Curl team rider, he did manage to get tons of exposure for them on their Search trips and with consistent results the rest of the year.

In September, Taylor and he rest of the tour headed to Lower Trestles for the Boost Mobile Pro. Taylor was eliminated in the Quarterfinals by good friend Kelly Slater, but not before he scored a perfect 10 and came close to another high score on his second wave before falling.

When the tour finally headed off to Hawaii, it was officially "Movember". This is the month of the year that many of the tour surfers grow out their moustaches for prostate cancer carities. Taylor sported one of the best ones on the entire North Shore, and was one of the best surfers in the water (as usual).

If Only Every Wave On Tour Was A Right

Mexico, the site of Taylor's last finals appearance, is a perfect righthander that suits his style perfectly. I just hope the Rip Curl Search event heads back there so Taylor can have a re-match with Andy Irons in the final and take him out

Article on Surfing Magazine's Website Featuring Taylor Knox

Looks like SURFING and Evan Slater finally got it right. Their latest feature on the web is an article on the Bonzer design, and it features a few shots of Taylor Knox throughout it.

Check out the article HERE


Push-Up Count As of Today: Feb 14th, 2008

500 Push-Ups

Push-Ups For Taylor: Here's the concept

Okay, many of you will come to this site and laugh a little bit. Others will think I'm weird. And some of you might be right there with me. Well, here's what it's all about:

Taylor Knox is an American surfer on the Foster's ASP World Championship Tour. He's currently getting ready to start his 15th year on tour, and he only has 1 career win at that level. This site is an attempt to help him achieve success and win another event before he retires.

Now, I know that;
A) He's a very talented surfer and doesn't really need my help,
B) There are MANY of you out there who would love to see him win an event, and
C) Like many other people who are fans of Taylor Knox, it has become very frustrating to watch him year after year and not taste victory

So here is what I propose - PUSH-UPS FOR TAYLOR

All of you who are familiar with who he is know that he is extremely fit and athletic. Strongest surfer on tour. Best cutback in the business. Strong and powerful style.

So this goes right along with that theme - for each event, commit to a number of push-ups that you will do if Taylor Knox wins that event. For example, the opening event of 2008 is the Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast of Australia. If Taylor Knox wins that event, I personally will commit to performing 500 push-ups. You can commit to doing any number of push-ups that you want, but the goal is to do as many as you can should Taylor win an event. The count starts over again after Taylor is eliminated from an event, so you will need to re-commit before all 11 events.

It is my hope that this will help Taylor and the American contingent on the tour know that we have their backs and support them.

I will update with all the Taylor Knox updates I can and give a status update for the total push-up count. This is also a Taylor Knox fan site, so feel free to send in photos of you and Taylor and we'll post them up.

And away we go!