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Surphang Magazine Issue 8

Proudly presents

The Pro Show It's toledo time!

Plus new nostalgic feature

Fab Five – The Brits

Champ Chats

Top Spot 'Bouk'ed

Moliets – C'est Merveilleux! The Croyde Crew

Packing away the PJs


'Times they are a-changing!' Well as Autumn approaches and we look back on another summer, somehow this year there's an air of uncertainty hanging around – this summer has felt different. It's difficult to put your finger on but it seems that things just aren't behaving the way they used to. Of course, the most obvious example is the weather – what has that Jet Stream been up to? Gone are the days when the UK saw heat waves and temperatures hitting the high thirties! Instead, it's felt like Autumn has come early but with little or no sign of the decent swells that every surfer looks forward to for a September session. And therein lies the uncertainty. If summer hasn't behaved as normal, then will Autumn? Can we actually rely on those swells rolling in off the Atlantic this year? Of course, we all hope so but who knows! Somehow though, we all know there's waves out there waiting to be ridden and with days this summer that have gone from ankle nippers to head high barrels in just a matter of hours, then the uncertainty of the ocean will continue to thrill us even if the thought of winter coming may not excite us!

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Surphang Magazine Change then is a funny thing. It can be both daunting and exciting at the same time, scary but thrilling but there's nothing you can do to stop it. You either just sit there and let the whole lot unload on your head or you embrace it, and you ride with it. But one thing's for sure, change is definitely coming. New school is now really starting to dominate the surfing world – landing a big air can no longer just win you a contest but thanks to Kustom, earn you some big bucks too! So this issue, experiencing a bit of a new look itself, embraces those current changes in surfing with an exciting new feature, 'The Pro Show' profiling the next generation of surfers at the top of their game. There's also a new nostalgic series, 'Fab Five' that takes a look back at the early roots of Surphang's photographic journey. All this plus all the great regular content that has made Surphang THE only online magazine for SURfing PHotography ANd Gossip!

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This Issue's Features

The Pro Show

It's toledo time! Welcome to the Pro Show! First up, it's the latest talent to burst out of Brazil. Let us present to you, Filipe Toledo!

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Champ Chats

Top Spot 'Bouk'ed

Moliets – C'est Merveilleux!

Ramzi Boukhiam rose above the rest of the European Pro Junior pack to take the title, so it seemed time for a chat.

British surf photographer Tim Borrow flls us in on Moliets in France after a 'working' summer there.


This Issue

Fab Five – The Brits

Hot Shots The Croyde Crew

Packing away the PJs

The origins of Surphang's fab photography can be traced fve years back this Autumn so here's the story's start.

Will Bailey is just one of the crew coming up through Croyde's surfng ranks, so here's a few of them profled.

And The Goss flls you in on who's fying high on the ASP European Pro Junior ranking now another year's fnished.

A big day, Lacanau, France Photo: Stu Gaston

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Welcome to

The Pro Show It's toledo time! Words and photos: stu gaston

Filipe Toledo is the latest phenomenon to fy out of Brazil and take the surfng world by storm in a whirl wind of progressive talent. So does this young surfer have what it takes to follow in the foosteps of his fellow countryman currently rising up the ranks of the World Tour? Well maybe he does!

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Filipe Toledo flies high above the wave as he effortlessly rotates an air reverse.


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During 2012, Filipe has worked his way through the ASP Prime and Star events with some great results, especially over the summer season. First he came 5th at the US Open of Surfng, following that up very quickly with a 3rd place fnish at the Boardmasters in Newquay. The following week he took his frst Star event win at the Sooruz Pro in Lacanau before jetting back over the big pond to compete in the East Coast Surfng Championships at Virginia Beach where he came 2nd, narrowly missing out on a successive win when fellow Brazilian, Jean De Silva took the title. Still, a set of solid results over the year now places him 18th on the overall rankings and so he has the exclusive World Tour in his sights!

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Waves big or small, Filipe flies off them all!


The Pro Show

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The Pro Show

So 2013 will no doubt see Toledo in the Top 34 as the latest 'rookie' to take on the might of the world's top surfers. This year's three newbies have been a mixed bag. Andino relied solely on his progressive skills and paid the price with a free surfng ankle injury taking him out of the contest scene for a fair few months. Meanwhile, Medina and Florence have proven that they can not only knock out a big air but are also kings of the kegs too both earning 10s for their barrel riding skills at one of the major contests this year. Now everyone knows that Filipe can fy and make a consistently impressive landing, but will he be a well rounded rookie that can dominate a heat whatever the conditions? Well when he was at Lacanau this summer, he certainly seemed in control both busting big airs and riding down some tight tubes so perhaps this rookie will indeed rise to the role.

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Some Toledo tube time – he can ride barrels too!


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Filipe's fine aerial expertise.


The Pro Show But Twenty Twelve hasn't all been plain sailing for Toledo. Indeed just weeks after his triumph in France, he burnt out quite quickly in the remaining European contests of the season in Zarautz and the Azores, ending up with only a 37th place in them both. So he'll be hoping for no more dips in his performance in the next few months.

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The Pro Show And the trick to avoiding those contest dips is of course consistency and that comes in two ways – experience and practice. It's obvious that Filipe practices his progressive style at every opportunity, evident in the freakish way he lands almost every air he launches into the stratosphere. But experience is a different matter altogether.

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Filipe Toledo finely tunes his repertoire with a double grab air reverse.


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Filipe finds some green room time.


The Pro Show One thing's for sure, Filipe will no doubt be doing all he can to hone his bag of tricks over the next few months and especially ensuring that he begins to build his surfng potential and experience in what ever conditions the World Tour will throw at him in 2013. But make no mistake, the time has come for Filipe Toledo to take on the best of the world's surfers and this determined young Brazilian will do all he can to succeed!

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Filipe Toledo

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Filipe just having fun on his forehand.


The Pro Show

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Next time on

The Pro Show

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Who's that coming out of the tube? Find out next time!


Shacked up in the green room ready for the next outing of The Pro Show is none other than a former ASP World Junior title holder. So tune in to the next issue to see more of this talented young surfer!

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Champ Chats Top Spot 'Bouk'ed Words and photos: stu gaston

Two Thousand and Twelve has been a pretty epic year for you so far, and of course fnally becoming the ASP European Pro Junior Champion must be one of the highlights. But have there been any other memorable moments frst though? My frst memorable moment in 2012 was my participation in the WQS Volcom Pipeline Pro in January. One week before I hurt my shoulder in a serious wipe-out at Backdoor, I went to see a local physio who helped me to be ready for the contest. The waves were pumping during the whole week. I started in Round 1 and went all the way to Round 4, eliminated Sunny Garcia and fnished at the 23rd place. I was happy with this result and it has been a great experience for me! My second good result this year was my fnal “man on man� against Jesse Mendes at the 4* Chiko Pro Junior in Newcastle Australia. I fnished second. Most of the best international junior surfers attended the event, so stoked that I made it to the fnal. And then this summer my two pro junior event wins in Europe in Royan and Galicia.

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Ramzi Boukhiam ASP European Pro Junior Champion 2012

Becoming the ASP European Pro Junior Champ has been one of your goals for a while. This year on the tour has seen you getting some great results and even a couple of wins. Talk us through the various contests and the highs and lows of the season. The pro junior season started this year in May in Gran Canaria with a 3* event. I knew it was very important to make at least the semi fnals here. The conditions were tough. Tiny little waves and with my almost 80 kilos it was not easy, but I managed to fnish at the 3rd place and stay in the race for the title. For the second event in Royan we got some better waves. It was still difcult with a lot of wind and rain, but much better for my surfng and I won the event. My frst pro junior win! In Sopelana I got 5th. Not too bad, but of course I wanted to do better. Before the fourth event in Galicia (2*) everyone thought the title this year would go to Vasco Ribeiro or Vicente Romero.... but somewhere in my mind I knew there was still a chance for me to win. Galicia became therefore the most important event of the season for me (after Gran Canaria). I was lucky to be with my coach Yannick Beven. It went all my way: Vicente lost in the quarterfnals, Vasco fnished 4th and I won the event and took another 500 points. The situation changed: I took the lead on the rankings and only Vasco could overtake for the win when fnishing 1st or 2nd in Lacanau, the last pro junior event of the season. When Vasco lost in Round 4 in Lacanau I was crowned ASP European Pro Junior Champ! To be honest, it was difcult to stay focused in Lacanau after that... I lost in the quarterfnals. Ramzi Boukhiam soars to success at Lacanau this summer.

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Everything was pointing in the right direction for Ramzi.


CHAMP CHATS

How did you feel when you realised you could actually make it as tour champion then? Before Galicia I was mainly focused on staying in the top 4 for the qualifcation of the World juniors. Galicia was for sure the event with the most pressure on me and all the boys because everything could change there. After winning this event I started realising that I had all the chances to become the new Asp European Junior Champion. But I knew Vasco would still be able to take the win in Lacanau‌.so I was just hoping. You had to overcome some solid surfng from your Pro Junior contenders? How do you rate your surfng peers over in Europe at the moment? Yes, the battle wasn’t easy. The level rises every year. Vasco, Frederico, Dimitri and Kieran Bulard are all very good surfers with a lot of power. Not to forget Vicente Romero and some young guns being real air specialists!

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CHAMP CHATS

You've been surfng against these guys most of your competitive life. There must be different levels of camaraderie or rivalry in the ranks. How does this affect the way you surf in a heat? I've known most of them since the frst time I came to France (I was 11) to compete in the Quiksilver Grommets Trophy (King of the Groms now). Most of the boys became real good friends, we don’t only compete in the same events but in winter time we often train in the same places like Hawaii and Australia. We hang out together, surf together, party together. To surf against them in a heat is not a pleasure, but we are all competitors and we have to do our job! So in the water no mercy! So during the tour, which of them did you least want to be drawn up against in a heat and why? Dimitri Ouvre, Frederico Morais and Vasco Ribeiro. Because they aren’t only my best friends on tour but they are also its best surfers. And when conditions are really small I wouldn’t like to have an “air specialist” in my heat like Vicente Romero, Diego Mignot, William Allioti etc And now you're tour champion, does that go down as your best victory to date?

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Yes, I think!


So now you've made it as champ, what's next? What are your goals for the rest of this year? I will do some WQS-events in Europe but my main goal for the rest of the year is to prepare and train for the World Juniors in Bali next October. After that I think I’ll go to Morocco for a while before the start of the winter season. Next year I’m still a junior but I think I’ll do mostly WQS events. Maybe one or two Pro Juniors in Europe. I don’t know exactly yet. And what about training? How do you keep on top of ftness and keep on pushing your surfng? I’ve been practising for a couple of months now Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Yannick Beven. Yannick is also my ftness trainer. He knows exactly what I need to stay ft and he helps me to stay focused. Mentally I improved a lot lately. I try to surf as much as possible in Les Landes where a lot of prosurfers practise (Mikey Picon, Patrick Beven, Marco Lacomare etc). Surfng with them and watching lots of surfclips help me to improve. I would also like to fnd a coach for my surfng. Ramzi carved his way both through the waves and any early competition.

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Now you're from Morocco and you now live in France with some of the best waves that Europe has to offer on your doorstep! But what about plans for travelling?

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I will travel to Morocco after the World Juniors. I need to go back there every year. In January I will go to Hawaii for a while and then go to Australia and do some contests over there. Then Tahiti is still on my list. I’ve not been there yet and I would love to! I also try to make a trip to the Mentawaiis every year with good friends. Ramzi rips apart another wave away from home, here at Lacanau.


CHAMP CHATS

Finally, where do you see yourself in fve to ten years time? Well I will be then 23-28 yr, so still pretty young. Honestly I have no idea. I might still be busy travelling all over the world doing the WQS events. But of course I hope to qualify for the WCT before I’m 25 years old. Who knows... the road will be long and difcult but if you don’t try you’ll never win!

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Ramzi Boukhiam ASP European Pro Junior Champion 2012

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CHAMP CHATS

Ramzi Boukhiam showing why he's current European Pro Junior champion.

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Moliets – C'est Merveilleux! Words and photos: Tim Borrow

British surf photographer Tim Borrow did the sensible thing this summer. He got himself a job with Star Surf Camps over in France. So while the UK saw festivals cancelled due to fooding and very little in the way of sunshine, Tim enjoyed life under canvas right by the classic beach break of Moliets in France where a 'working' summer saw him experience French surf culture at its best. Here's his account through some of his shots from a season 'en France'.

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Hot Spots

“This is my good friend Sevo in the foreground watching a french local getting barreled wishing it was him. I took this 1 hour before fying back to the UK for a few days.... worst timing possible as the rest of the day continued to produce some of the best barrels Moliets has seen all season while back in the UK, the Boardmasters had to be rushed through in small onshore surf and rain! I was keen to get back for sure!�

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“Moliets plage has this strange habit of producing some of the best waves in the most retarded places. This punt by Sevo is about 3 metres from dry sand. However it gave me the chance to get right into the water with a 50mm lens instead of my beast 400mm.” “Being a poor student, the trusty GoPro was my only option. After 2 hours, this was the only good photo I had....wouldn't of had it any other way!"

Moliets produces waves for all levels. It has everything you could want – barrels, ramps, big faces, party life, sunsets, never ending beach and the best ice cream you will ever try!

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“This right hander was and still is the best wave to be had in Moliets. The bank formed after a massive swell that came through. Its retarded, it breaks like a reef from out the back all the way in to the shore, it has all the sections you could want barrels, ramps and nice big open faces.�

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“Kent or 'Barrel' as he is also known due to his build is always keen to shoot. Probably one of the most reliable dudes for waking up, or waking me up most of the time he is the photographer's ideal surfer. A powerful surfer with big turns but also the ability to punt through the skys as you can see here.”

“The banks at Moliets have a habit of coming and going fairly quickly. One big swell will form the sickest bank and the next week another big swell will clean it straight out. However this lil shorey has managed to stick around all season. It only works for around half an hour on the right tide. Here we see Wade take a lil break from instructing for Star Surf Camps to catch a lil grab punt.”

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Hot Spots “Another shot of the right hander, this was the frst day that we surfed it. Myself and Kent woke up super early to hit the morning light went down not knowing what to expect and found perfect wave after wave just reeling through.�

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“Moliets can produce super good shore dump barrels. This French local got well and truly kegged and then launched around 4ft in the air off the ramp section that followed.”

“France has this amazing ability to produce super good waves in the morning and evening. Its like someone just switches off the winds, allowing the waves to become super glassy and perfect for nice big cutbacks as Jamie clearly shows.”

“This shot was taken on my very frst day in France. I didn't know what to expect at the start of June as i knew the swells hadn't really kicked in yet. Josh and myself plodded on down to the beach after a grueling 24 hour coach journey to be greeted by strong onshore winds although this seems to create nice big open faces here in Moliets and gives some super fun waves.”

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“The walk from the campsite to the beach takes around 15 minutes and after a while can get pretty tiring and annoying. But when there is a decent sunset it makes the walk into an amazing photo opportunity.�

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Fab Five The Brits Words and photos: stu gaston

27.7.08 Yes, we used to get consistently fun surf AND sun during the summer months. Believe it or not, this was only a few years ago too! This classic shot of Alex Kerry was the frst to make it into the hallowed pages of pure British magazine, 'PitPilot'.

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Change is indeed a funny thing. When change happens, it can be subtle or take you completely by surprise. But more often than not, it's only when you look back that you realise how monumental some changes in your life can be! Five years ago, my life changed when I was asked to start shooting a select group of surfers around Newquay. Within a month, I'd bought my first digital SLR and then things really took off. First published shot within a year, first surf shoot trip abroad for the following year and by this time last year, I'd met and worked with one of the surfing world's most likely future champs, none other than Gabriel Medina. So it's certainly been a fab five years and here are just some of the photographic highlights. To begin with, a selection from the first couple of years shooting with some of the top up coming 'Brits' of the time.

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Fab Five

13.8.08 Another 'PitPilot' published shot, this time of Alex Piper at Towan, enjoying an early hurricane season swell.

30.8.08 Alex Kerry enjoys another fun summer session near Newquay.

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30.8.08 Uber grom Harry Timson takes fight showing why he's been a leading light in British junior surfng for many years now!

28.9.08 Jay Smith took a punt and got himself this shot in 'PitPilot' too.

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8.11.08 Another top talent, Seb Smart showing off his skills before the Cornish Schools contest at Tolcarne.

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8.11.08 Jake Foster looked to be pointing in the right direction and certainly led the way for younger brother Dale's more recent success.


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8.11.08 Seb Smart slicing through the waves at the Cornish Schools contest at Tolcarne.

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4.1.09 2009 got off to a great start when this shot of Bert Wright at Porthleven along with the others on the right all hit the pages of 'PitPilot'.


The Brits 25.1.09 Simon Trebilcock, St Ives Secret Spot

22.2.09 Seb Smart, Praa Sands

7.4.09 Josh Daniels, Porthmeor

22.2.09 Seb Smart, Praa Sands

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28.3.09 Thanks to the aerial antics of Seb Smart, shots continued to make it onto the magazine pages, led by this one from his local spot, Sennen.


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29.3.09 Seb Smart, Gwenver

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Fab Five

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2.5.09 This shot of Seb Smart at Crantock continued the run of published material during the year.


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3.5.09 Seb Smart, Gwenver

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25.5.09 Similarly, at this time a proliferation of shots of Lewis Clinton, one of the most successful Pro Junior surfers Britain has seen in recent years sat in the archives. So here follows just a few!

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28.5.09 Lewis Clinton, South Fistral

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28.5.09 Lewis Clinton, South Fistral


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20.6.09 Lewis Clinton, South Fistral

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14.6.09 Lewis Clinton, Whipsiderry


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6.8.09 Attending Boardmasters that year was another monumental moment that along with this sequence shot of Alan Stokes in the air between heats was to infuence the style and subject of shooting from then on – progressive surfng and especially airs like this offered a real thrill for a beach bound photographer. 61 -

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6.8.09 Alan Stokes, Little Fistral

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Fab Five

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6.8.09 But the high point of Boardmasters itself was meeting this then young surfer. John John Florence lit up the waves at Fistral with his surfng and of course nobody knew then that just three years later he would be in contention for World Tour Champion!


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6.8.09 John John Florence, Fistral


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Fab Five Almost two years to the day since I did my first shoot, I took this shot of Alex at one of his favourite local breaks. This gave a sense of having gone full circle, back to where one started. But to continue to find excitement, there's a continuing need to change. Shooting the same breaks around England (where the surf is frustratingly inconsistent and the weather a gamble to say the least) was becoming dull. A change was needed and that change came in the form of travel. It was time to open the door to the rest of the world and see what it had to offer!

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The Brits

20.9.09 This shot of Alex Kerry was the last shot to be published during that year.

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Next Time in

Fab Five

At this time, another of the best British Pro Junior surfers around didn't actually live in England but in the best European country for surf – Portugal. And so the Euro adventures began!

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28.10.09 This shot of Luis Eyre was to become the frst shot from abroad to be published the following year.

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The Croyde Crew Words and Most photos: stu gaston

Croyde has created some great surfers over the years and the current crew coming up through the ranks are certainly following in their footsteps. So we recently caught up with a couple of them for a quick session.

Will Bailey

Name: Age: 13 Nickname: Will Years surfng: 9 Where you live: Croyde Sponsors: Billabong, Boardbarn Local break/s: Croyde

Favourite surfer? Dane, Julian, Medina... they all rip! Favourite place to surf? Gotta be home (Croyde) Favourite surf movie? Modern Collective Favourite surf trick? Frontside air reverse Favourite board? My board now, Tokyo 5'3 by 17 ½

What got you into surfng? My dad When and how did you become sponsored? A while back now and I am not too sure! I guess it kinda just happened! What moment are you most proud of in your surfng career so far? 2nd place in 2011 Atlantic Watersports Games and also landing my frst air reverse.

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Will Bailey busts his favourite trick, the frontside air reverse.


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Hot Shots Who in surfng inspires you most? Kelly for sure What do you prefer, free surfng or competitions and why? Free surfng because there is no pressure and you can go as crazy as you like with no worries of falling off! What song motivates you before a surf? Anything really When and where was your best surf session? Talk us through it. Croyde a few weeks back low tide pumping! Barrels and all. What's the worst wipeout of your life? Probably low tide Croyde, over the falls on a heavy one. What do you do when you don't surf? Skate and just relax really Do you train as well as surf? Yeah sometimes, gotta keep the ftness up And if you didn't surf at all, what sport would you play? Rugby is fun

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Will Bailey keeping his eye on the ball!


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Will Bailey

If you had unlimited money, what would you buy? I literally have no idea! What's the healthiest thing you ate today? Kiwi What's your most overused word? Mentalll What's your goal for the next year? Keep having fun I guess surf as much as I can and do comps. And what about the future? Where do you see yourself in fve to ten years time? Hopefully winning titles and traveling around alot! 75 -

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Will Bailey flying high over a crest of a wave at Croyde. Photo: Zac Gibson


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Hot Shots Name:

Beau Bromham

Age: 19 Nickname: Hollywood Years surfng: 7 Where you live: Georgeham, North Devon Sponsors: Billabong, Surfplugs, Boardbarn Local break/s: Croyde/Puts/Saunton/Woolacombe Favourite surfer? Mick Fanning Favourite place to surf? Costa Rica Favourite surf movie? Modern Collective Favourite surf trick? Headstand to 180 reverse dismount Favourite board? Rob Vaughn 5'5 broadsword What got you into surfng? Friends When and how did you become sponsored? After 2 or 3 years of competing I got a call from my local shop and they helped me out a lot! Then a few months later I got a letter from Billabong. What moment are you most proud of in your surfng career so far? Surfng for GB at the World Junior Games. Who in surfng inspires you most? I have a good mate who probably without realising it is inspiring, good attitude (most of the time) and good surfer.

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Beau Bromham busts a more convential air without the headstand!


Beau Bromham What do you prefer, free surfng or competitions and why? Bit of both, I've always been competitive I like the adrenaline and nerves you get before competing because when you use that right it can make you perform better and push yourself harder than you would in a free surf....but when you lose it sucks, and when you have to travel ages for the waves to be rubbish thats not fun, so the ideal scenario would be to free surf and enter comps when the waves looked good and have not so much pressure to do well. What song motivates you before a surf? Always something pretty bassy, avicii or some rap stuff but if I'm already motivated I'll play something a bit mellower like the naked and famous because there is always the danger that by the time I get to the beach I've raved it out to much in the car and wasted all my energy.

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Beau Bromham

When and where was your best surf session? Costa Rica, Playa Carman beach with one of my best mates, we went in the afternoon when its normally the worst it gets but this day it hadn't got too onshore, it was high tide and there was just 1 peak a left and a right...I'm regular and he's goofy it was easily the longest funnest waves I've ever surfed on a beachey...we kept swapping boards and when we got tired we just ended up claiming every wave just because of how far we had gone on it haha!

What's the worst wipeout of your life? There's not really one that stands out above all the others, I must be lucky... or probably just don't charge hard enough but had a lot of those ones straight from take off where you haven't had chance to take a breath yet. There are 2 that will always stick with me because they happened when I was s till sort of starting out surfng, maybe in the 2nd year or something, One was a photo shoot, the waves were way bigger than anything I had surfed, the type of day I would be spotted sneaking off to Puts for a wave half the size...anyway the photographer said he wouldn't shoot us if we weren't out back, I got out pretty easily and just kept paddling at least 50m further out than everyone else, my thoughts were to sit there, get some confdence then paddle back in a bit and get some... not even 5 minutes after thinking that a set came but one of those sets that come through every now and then bigger than all the rest, a clean up set :) The frst one I made it over, opened my eyes saw the second one, shit myself, ditched, stayed underwater unwillingly for the third, came up just before the 4th then one of my mates was there as I came up again ready to help out! ha. 79 -

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Hot Shots The other one I was peer pressured into surfng on a similarly large day where I would have been spotted going somewhere else, it was low tide, really onshore and horrible. We were paddling out and just before we got there a set started coming in, I bottled it and just stayed where I was, the whole time getting verbally abused to just paddle a bit more where I would actually be a lot safer! At the time I still had no real clue about everything and the impact zone at the time seemed a better place to be. A wave came and it was closing out but I didn't care because it looked catchable therefore I could avoid the rest of the set. I stood up in the lip, air dropped to the bottom and nose dived. Got really smashed for probably only 5 seconds then got to the beach and layed down almost in tears! What do you do when you don't surf? Work, play football, run, tennis, ffa, drink tea, eat a lot and all that sort of stuff really. Do you train as well as surf? Yeh love training! I can't stand the thought of being unft or fat, everything I do I want to be able to do it well and if you keep ft then you are always off to a good start! And if you didn't surf at all, what sport would you play? Well I do running but you can't really play that so it would be football!

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Hot Shots If you had unlimited money, what would you buy? Oh dear....A few Audi's for me and another mate who is equally as into them as I am, lots of places to live around the world... in the city's I would have apartments but whole foor apartments so like the whole top foor where you can see the whole city, then nice modest sized house's all around the world in places that have really good waves. If my money couldn't run out then instead of choosing 1 or 2 charities to support I would support them all. I would get the coat out of GQ magazine that costs ¥ 80,000 just for a laugh! Its horrible so I wouldn't wear it, I'd give it back to the poor crocodile they took it off. Watches, clothes that I do like, some burberry that sort of thing. I would buy all the land I could and do nothing with it, I'm talking forests/ jungles in the amazon and all that stuff basically it would be mine and no company's could cut anything down or build anything on it. That would also make me feel better about having all those Audi's. I probably would buy my own plane as well, but for a while I would just go on commercial fights so that I could go frst class, look at the back of the plane from my bed and reminisce of all those fights I was there in economy. All the excess fee charges for baggage wouldn't be a problem, If they were the really unhelpful ones you get at check in I'd give them the money in 50's and they would have to give me change but I would tell them to keep it go and do something with it that will cheer them up a bit. My family and all of my closest mates wouldn't have to work again, and if a day went past that wasn't slightly fun then I would hand my bank account details over to someone in the family.... for at least a week to teach me a lesson. 81 -

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What's the healthiest thing you ate today? Toasted pita bread with humous salad & cheese What's your most overused word? "how are ya" or "y aright" both used as a way to say hello to people, I will say hello to pretty much everyone I walk past and it's defnitely overused as only about 10 to 20% of people will acknowledge you. What's your goal for the next year? I have a few different goals, things change all the time so I'm not going to say what they are yet. And what about the future? The future is a frightening thought, one of my goals goes about 4 years into it which I think is a bit ambitious seeing as december the 23rd is a s far as the future is meant to go isn't it?

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Packing away the PJs

All good things come to an end and so once again the ASP European Pro Junior season has had its outing and is now ready to be packed away until it sees the light of day next spring as it once again returns for its opening contest on the beautiful island of Gran Canaria. Since the Twenty Twelve tour began there back in May, a pack of over 100 junior surfers have strived to perform their best during the fve contests and reach new heights by the end of the fnal contest in Lacanau. Here then is the fnal round-up and rankings on what has been another sensational season of top notch surfng!

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Carlos Munoz

Let's begin then with the 'blow ins', those junior surfers not actually on the European Pro Junior surf tour but who entered into the fnal event at Lacanau often as good practice for the following Mens 5-star event. The frst of those is Costa Rican Carlos Munoz, currently ranked 19th on the North American tour and who ended up winning the Airwalk Pro Junior event. With his sponsor, Volcom being very selective in who they support, it is likely that we'll be seeing much more of him in future!

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Jesse Mendes

Next up, the young pretender from Brazil, Jesse Mendes. Currently ranked 60th at big boys level, he's not quite living up to the typical Brazilian mould, in other words contest domination quite soon after hitting the ASP radar. With an early round heat interference called at Lacanau in the Pro Junior, and then a free surfng injury taking him out of the main event, his time in Europe wasn't maybe what he had been hoping for. Only time will tell if he can up his game and follow in the footsteps of fellow Brazilians, Medina and Toledo.

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Beyrick de Vries

Meanwhile, Beyrick de Vries from South Africa may not have had a very successful stint at Lacanau, but with a current ranking of equal 13th on the World Junior rankings, this is a surfer who should have a very successful competitive career ahead of him.

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Timothe Bisso #39

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Timothe Bisso from Guadeloupe, became part of the Oakley team this season and the determination and training he put in over his months in France saw him make it to the fnal of his local event at Lacanau. With such a successful end to his time on tour in Twenty Twelve, he's bound to be a big contender when he returns next year.

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The Brits held their own amongst their fellow Europeans this year. At only 16, Harry Timson placed as the second highest UK surfer with some good results early in the season. With Volcom continuing to back him all the way, it's only a matter of time before we see him as a tour de force to make his mark on the European and even the world stage!

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Harry Timson #27

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Tom Simon #26

Another member of the Oakley team, Tom Simon from Reunion Island has quietly and consistently worked his way through this contest season and let his surfng speak for itself. No doubt he'll be back next year to take it even further hoping to make it a real talking point!

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The French team were by far the most succesful European team at the World Junior Surfng Games in Panama earlier this year. Nelson Cloarec was one of the surfers responsible for that success and so deserved his place in the top quarter of the best junior surfers in Europe. At only 16, he's going to be one to follow in the future!

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Nelson Cloarec #25

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Nomme Mignot #20

Continuing that French success was Nomme Mignot, yet another Oakley team member, who at only sixteen years old was the highest ranked surfer in his age group on tour this year. Having just become the Under 16 European Champion and now with another winter back home in Mexico training, he'll be back next year with the aim of going even higher in 2013.

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Charly Termeau #17

Frenchman Charly Termeau had a very successful season in Twenty Twelve and will be more than happy with his fnal ranking. With many years left in this age group, he'll return next year to take his achievement even further.

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Natxo Gonzalez #16

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One of Spain's top junior surfers, Natxo Gonzalez had some consistently high results this year. He'll be wanting to take some podium positions in his home country when he's back in 2013.

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Alex Gironi #14

Another Spaniard making his mark on the surfng world, Alex Gironi has held himself in a good position on the rankings this year. He'll have his sights on a few fnals next time around.

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Jose Ferreira #13

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Portugal produces some superior surfng talent and Jose Ferreira is a key player in that talent pool. With two of his fellow country men vying for the title throughout, he'll be keen to be up in that mix for next year's season.

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Diego Mignot #12

Diegot Mignot, another French team member, had a seriously successful season reaching a number of fnals. At only sixteen he's sure to be a serious title contender in the years to come.

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Marcelino Botin #10

Spaniard, Marcelino Botin is another Volcom team member who lives for surfng and thus who's surfng will take him successfully through life. With many more years on the tour, his top ten result this year will stand him in great stead as a future title contender.

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Luis Eyre earnt the accolade of being the highest ranking British pro junior surfer of Twenty Twelve. He's already been competing in the Men's events for a couple of years. So could he be the next Russel Winter and make the CT? If ever there was a surfer with the ambition, drive and determination to go all the way, then it's our man from Manchester!

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Luis Eyre #9

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Tom Cloarec #8

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Tom Cloarec, Team Captain of the highly successful French junior surf team who just became the Under 18 European Champion, more than proved his capability this season as the second highest placed Frenchman on tour. Not only a solid surfer but a skilled aerialist too, Tom will no doubt be taking his current form to new heights in 2013.

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Gaspard Larsonneur #7

Gaspard Larsonneur was the top ranked Frenchman on the tour this summer. Surprisingly, he's just as good on a longboard as he is chucking his usual shorter shred stick around. With fellow Protest team rider, Marlon Lipke leading the Mens European rankings, Gaspard is certainly proving he's got what it takes to go the distance too.

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Dimitri Ouvre #6

Dimitri Ouvre from Guadeloupe has been towards the top of the table for a few years now. So he'll be wanting to take this level of success with him as he continues in the Mens events next year.

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Surprisingly, despite being the ffth highest ranked surfer on the European Pro Junior tour of Twenty Twelve, Kieran Bulard has no sponsor's sticker at the nose of his board. With a surfng style that encompasses solid turns alongside precise progressive moves, he's surely going to be seeing one of the big names pick him up soon.

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Kieran Bulard #5

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Frederico Morais #4

Portuguese surfng powerhouse, Frederico Morais maintains a high ranking this year and so will be able to work on his overall 21st place on the World Juniors in Bali next month.

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Vincente Romero #3

Vincente Romero from Spain popped up on tour this season after a year away from the European surf scene. But he certainly returned in style, winning the third event in Sopelana and performing consistently well in the four others. He's already doing very well in the Mens events too – so he's obviously back and means business!

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Vasco Ribeiro #2

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Vasco Ribeiro got off to a great start taking the win in the opening event. He continued to be a title contender throughout the season and although things may not have gone his way in Lacanau, Vasco is currently 12th on the World Junior rankings and with some impressive results in Mens events such as J-Bay, he's a name to keep an eye on in the next few years.

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And so we reach that elusive top spot which of course this year went to none other than Moroccan surfer, Ramzi Boukhiam. With two contest wins out of the fve event season, plus winning the San Miguel Pro at Zarautz less than a month later, Ramzi is only just beginning what is going to be an illustrious surfng career!

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Dimitri Ouvre launches a backhand air at Lacanau. Photo: Stu Gaston


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Beyrick De Vries balances on the crest of a wave as Leonardo Fioravanti looks on. Photo: Stu Gaston


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Thomas Woods whips out the tail and a nice fan of spray. Photo: Stu Gaston


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Frederico Morais makes light work of a wedgy left in a big swell at Lacanau. Photo: Stu Gaston


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One of the Billabong team takes barrel of the big swell day this summer in France. Photo: Stu Gaston


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Vincent Duvignac proves he's anything but rusty on his backhand! Photo: Stu Gaston


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Lincoln Taylor launching off the lip at Lacanau. Photo: Stu Gaston


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Jorgann Couzinet goes for a full rotation in the fun French summer surf. Photo: Stu Gaston


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Marc Lacomare mid floater. Photo: Stu Gaston


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Surphang Magazine

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The early bird catches the worm. Stu Campbell scores at a Croyde dawny. Photo: Stu Gaston


Next Issue Apparently change is as good as a holiday. Well not sure about that but hope the few changes we've made to this issue have gone down well! Certainly Issue 9 looks like being another Surphang sizzler. 'The Pro Show' continues putting another top up coming surfer under the spotlight; 'Champ Chats' will finally catch up with Stu Campbell, current British Open Champion, after his summer competing in Europe; 'Hot Shots' will once again profile some of the best junior surfers from across Europe and even the globe; and if change isn't enough and you do fancy a holiday then 'Surphangaway' will talk you through taking a punt on a trip to Portugal. So there's plenty to keep you amped for the month ahead as we hit the best part of the year – the swell season! Bring it on!

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