Saturday, March 29, 2008
In case you missed it, the May 2008 issue of SURFING Magazine has a feature article entitled "7 Days With Taylor Knox". It's pretty insightful since it was written by one of Taylor's good friends - Tim Fox.
Lots of Taylor photos in the article and also lots of Taylor Knox ads throughout this issue as well. (it's almost like they KNEW there was going to be an article on Taylor this month)
The web guys seem to have used one of the beautiful shots from the feature as a wallpaper. You can download it HERE.
For those of you who weren't watching, Taylor lost in Round 3 of the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach last week. It took me a while to report on it because I was still upset about it. Tahiti is next on the schedule, and Taylor has done well there before - 3rd place in 2006. Hopefully he can get on a roll and not face some of the goofys in the early rounds.
It's going to be about 6 weeks until the event, so it's time for him to relax a little, have a beer or two and put this one behind him.
I know the events he's likely to do well at are still a few events away, but it would be cool to see him charge right through the draw at Teahupoo and win the event.
So get your push-up pledges in now!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
So far, Taylor has had a pretty good run at Bells. If you can call 1 heat win a good "run" that is. So far, he's won his Round 1 heat and now faces Brazilian Neco Padaratz in Round 3. Taylor has a pretty good record against Padaratz in his career, but if the surf drops below 3 feet, Neco could be in his element. Luckily, there is a pretty good swell forecast for the rest of the event.
Looking ahead after Round 3, there is the possibility that Taylor could come up against Joel Parkinson again in Round 4. If you remember - Joel Beat Taylor at event #1 at Snapper Rocks.
But beyond Round 4, Taylor would definitely have his work cut out for him. He could potentially face Joel Parkinson in Round 4, Bede Durbidge in the Quarterfinals, and Mick Fanning in the Semifinals before taking on whatever superstar makes it through from the other half of the draw.
It's going to be a tough road, but you know Taylor's down for the job.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Looks like the boys over at Surfer finally got on the ball. Today they posted up a gallery of the Rip Curl team and a recent trip to the Mentawai Islands that they took. Lots of photos of Taylor ripping in some of the most fun rights you'll ever see.
Click Here for the gallery
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
According to the Fantasy Surfer interview with Taylor the other day, he has partnered up with his trainer to release a new website and fitness video to help other surfers get in better shape. You can check it out at www.SurfExercises.com
Monday, March 10, 2008
Looks like Fantasy Surfer is getting on the Taylor Knox bandwagon. They recently posted an interview with Taylor as he prepares for the next event at Bells Beach. Some insightful stuff about his workouts and how he has prepared for 2008. Good stuff.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Is power surfing dead? That's the question that Pat O'Connell poses to Taylor in the latest edition of Surfline TV's "Going Off w/ Pat O'Connell".
Check out Taylor's answer and more at http://www.surfline.com/video/video_player/video_player.cfm?id=14117
Saturday, March 8, 2008
One event in the can, and Taylor just missed out on making the Quarterfinals at the Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast of Australia. So for any of you who ponied up a push-up commitment, you're safe. For now.
Now it's on to the Rip Curl Pro @ Bells Beach. Taylor has to be considered a strong favorite to do well there considering he's such a powerful surfer in rights like Bells.
So I'm starting off with a promise of 1000 push-ups if Taylor wins at Bells.
How many will YOU pony up?
Sunday, March 2, 2008
So now it's on to Round 4 where Taylor will now take on local boy Joel Parkinson to see who moves on to the quarterfinals. It's going to be a tough road for whoever wins this event as both sides of the draw are incredibly stacked with talent.
Good luck Taylor!