Freesurf Sessions at the 2014 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

posted by / Photos / March 6, 2014

A man and his dog. In this case¬ the man’s name is Mick Fanning and the dog is Harper. Duranbah. Photo: C. Wilson

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. Yellowtail-release at D’bah. 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.

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.

Julian Wilson in a surfer's paradise, looking toward Surfers Paradise. Photo: C. Wilson

Julian Wilson in a surfer's paradise, looking toward Surfers Paradise. Photo: C. Wilson

Shane Beschen shows Julian Wilson what his last turn looked like. We thought it was prettier than that, though. Photo: 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

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

Gentleman's hour. Photo: C. Wilson

Gentleman's hour. Photo: C. Wilson

This is what freedom looks like. Taj Burrow, Straddie. Photo: C. Wilson

This is what freedom looks like. Taj Burrow, Straddie. Photo: C. Wilson

Alana Blanchard: good from far, far from attainable. Photo: Jimmicane

Alana Blanchard: good from far, far from attainable. 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

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

Great dick, Fish. Photo: C. Wilson

Great dick, Fish. 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

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

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

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

“I’ve done enough backside snaps to last me a while.” Nat Young, switching it up at D’bah, Thursday evening. Photo: C. Wilson

Recently married Jordy Smith shields his eyes from all female advances. Photo: C. Wilson

Recently married Jordy Smith shields his eyes from all female advances. Photo: C. Wilson

Bru’s company, three’s a crowd. Snapper, over-crowded. Photo: Jimmicane

Bru’s company, three’s a crowd. Snapper, over-crowded. Photo: Jimmicane

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

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

Michel Bourez is the type of guy you want your sister to marry. Great surfer, too. Photo: Jimmicane

Michel Bourez is the type of guy you want your sister to marry. Great surfer, too. Photo: Jimmicane

Miguel Pupo, D'bah. Photo: C. Wilson

Miguel Pupo, D'bah. Photo: C. Wilson

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

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

Kolohe Andino, above it all. Photo: Jimmicane

Kolohe Andino, above it all. Photo: Jimmicane

The first wave caught after the girls wrapped their dream day, Joel Parkinson hits the gas through Australia’s finest roundabout. Photo: Jimmicane

The first wave caught after the girls wrapped their dream day, Joel Parkinson hits the gas through Australia’s finest roundabout. Photo: Jimmicane

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.

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  • Joanne Simkus

    An awesome photo of Sheldon Simkus behind the rock at Snapper Rocks. yew!

  • Trevor

    The Dick board was kind of funny at first. Now it’s just annoying

  • anyone

    yeah, running the womens event instead of the mens is another problem.

    4 days left to run this thing and they left one good day on the table.

    chicks should have an indy tour, not glom onto the CT.

    Fish can surf that dick so Trev is jealous… of which?