What? Did you think that when the webcast stopped the surfers just went home and watched Game of Thrones? No, no, no. Here’s a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes action around the 2014 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast.
A man and his dog. In this case¬ the man’s name is Mick Fanning and the dog is Harper. Duranbah. Photo: C. Wilson
It almost looks as if that fisherman has his hook in Mick. Yellow-tail release at D’bah. Photo: C. Wilson
Miguel Pupo put on quite the show during a layday trip to Stradbroke Island. Filipe Toledo was on the beach snapping photos of him, as was our very own Jimmicane.
Shane Beschen shows Julian Wilson what his last turn looked like. We thought it was prettier than that, though. Photo: Jimmicane
Getting a set wave at Snapper is hard. Getting a set wave at Snapper when you’re 16? Nearly impossible. Sheldon Simkus hits triple-7 after the girls scored all day. Photo: Jimmicane
Joel Parkinson has surfed in 518 WCT heats. Dion Atkinson, who Joel faces in Round 3, has surfed in two. Just something to think about. Photo: C. Wilson
Rookie Mitch Crews has the luxury of starting off his WCT career at home. Throwing out the Welcome mat a few days before the start of the Quik Pro. He’ll face Julian Wilson when the contest resumes. Photo: C. Wilson
Kelly’s been riding that green Fred Rubble around Snapper a lot the last few days. It’s made from Varial foam — some aerospace tech that makes a board stronger and eliminates the need for a stringer. Looks like it’s doing the trick. Photo: C. Wilson
With or without the pink helmet, Josh Kerr’s daughter, Sierra, has a bright future in board sports. Photo: Jimmicane
“I’ve done enough backside snaps to last me a while.” Nat Young, switching it up at D’bah, Thursday evening. Photo: C. Wilson
Josh Kerr will juggle a busy schedule in 2014, with 11 stops on the WCT and freesurf trips for a forthcoming movie. He’s off to a good start, he had a commanding Round 1 win and has been treating D’bah like it’s his personal skate park. Photo: Jimmicane
Don’t be scared if you see fins, it’s just Mick Fanning. Seriously though, there was a shark outside the contest area the other day. Photo: Jimmicane