Steph Gilmore

Highlights Quiksilver Pro France

Highlights Quiksilver Pro France

by DHD Surf

Perfect conditions to start off the competition at Hossegor’s world class beach breaks with Nat Young, Matt Wilkinson and Ethan Ewing each taking out their Round One heats. Leaving it up to Mick Fanning and Jack Freestone to battle under pressure through the elimination Round 2.

Check out the highlights so far…

 

Nat Young

Height: 180cm
Weight: 72kg
Stance: Goofy footer

DNA / 6’0 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8 #ProSeries with FCS II

Nat Young QuikPro France 2017
Nat Young QuikPro France 2017
Nat Young QuikPro France 2017

 

Mick Fanning

Height: 177cm
Weight: 78kg

DNA / 5’10 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 at 26.5L #ProSeries with FCS II

Mick Fanning QuikPro France 2017
Mick Fanning QuikPro France 2017
Mick Fanning QuikPro France 2017

 

Matt Wilkinson

Height: 180cm
Weight: 82kg
Stance: Goofy footer

DNA / 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 at 28.25L #ProSeries with FCS II

Matt Wilkinson QuikPro France 2017
Matt Wilkinson QuikPro France 2017

 

Jack Freestone

Height: 185cm
Weight: 88kg

DX1 / 6’1 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2 #ProSeries with Futures

Jack Freestone QuikPro France 2017
Jack Freestone QuikPro France 2017

 

Ethan Ewing

Height: 180cm
Weight: 79kg

DNA / 5’11 x 18 5/8 x 2 5/16 at 27.22L #ProSeries with Futures

Ethan Ewing QuikPro France 2017
Ethan Ewing QuikPro France 2017
Ethan Ewing QuikPro France 2017

 

Steph Gilmore surfing was on point in the Roxy Pro Quarterfinals heat but ran out of time to put the score together against long time rival Carissa Moore

“Surfing against Carissa you have to get two nines to win basically and I knew that,” Gilmore said.

“I had one semi-decent score but I never really felt comfortable. It’s really disappointing to get that score and feel good about it and to paddle back out and just see Carissa stroke into the dreamiest wave. I knew it was over, she doesn’t falter under pressure like that.”

Gilmore recorded 6.50 and 7.67 for a total of 14.17 while Moore’s decisive wave gave her a total of 16.13.

Height: 178cm
Weight: 67kg

DNA – 5′ 9″ x 18 1/8″ x 2 3/16″ at 24L with FCS II

Steph Gilmore France 2017
Steph Gilmore France 2017
Snapper Highlights

Snapper Highlights

by DHD Surf
Mick Fanning Snapper

Mick Fanning
DNA 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4
Height: 177cm  Weight: 76kg

Matt Wilkinson
DNA 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
Height: 180cm  Weight: 82kg

Jack Freestone Snapper

Jack Freestone
DX1 6’0 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2
Height: 185cm Weight: 80kg

Stephanie Gilmore - Snapper

Steph Gilmore
DNA 5’9 1/2 x 18 3/8 x 2 3/16

Height: 178cm Weight: 67kg

Ethan Ewing - Snapper

Ethan Ewing
DNA 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4
Height: 180cm Weight: 72kg

Laura Enever - Snapper

Laura Enever
DNA 5’6 x 18 3/8 x 2 1/8
Height: 168cm Weight: 51kg

Alyssa Lock - Snapper

Alyssa Lock
DNA 5’8 x 18 1/8 x 2 3/16

2017 Team Board Test

2017 Team Board Test

by DHD Surf

The first swell of 2017 has arrived and here is what our team is up to testing out new equipment before the next round of WSL events.

Mick Fanning DHD Snapper Rocks

Over the past few months DH and Mick Fanning have been busy fine tuning the perfect quiver which has seen the MF DNA evolve in to our most high performance shortboard to date. Mick Fanning is on the MF DNA 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 at 26.5L with FCS II MF Large

 

Mick Fanning and photo extraordinaire @corey_wilson at Snapper Rocks

 

Mick Fanning at Snaper

Mick Fanning / Snapper Rocks

Jack Freestone Dbah

Jack Freestone / Duranbah Beach

Jack Freestone Dbah

Jack Freestone / DX1 6’0 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2 at 29.8L with New Jack Freestone Signature series Futures fins

 

Steph Gilmore / Snapper Rocks

Steph Gilmore / MF DNA 5’9 x 18 5/16 x 2 3/16 at 24.5L with FCS II Carver Med

 

Ethan Ewing at Snaper

Ethan Ewing / ‘Little Marley’ Snapper

Ethan Ewing Dbah

Ethan Ewing / Duranbah Beach

Ethan Ewing Dbah

Ethan Ewing / MF DNA 6’0 x 18 7/16 x 2 1/4 at 26.5L with Future Fins John John Large

 

Mitch Crews at Dbar

Mitch Crews / Duranbah Beach

Mitch Crews at Dbar

Mitch Crews / MF DNA 6’0 x 19 x 2 3/8 at 28L with New Jack Freestone signature series Futures fins

 

Ricardo Christie Snapper Rocks

Ricardo Christie / Snapper Rocks

Ricardo Christie Snapper Rocks

Ricardo Christie / MF DNA 5’11 x 19 x 2 3/8 at 28L with FCS II MF Large

 

Isabella Nichols

Isabella Nichols / DX1 5’8 1/2 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/8 with FCS II

 

Team at Dbar
DH at Snapper with the Mini Twin

Darren Handley /Mini Twin 5’9 x 21 1/2  x 2 3/8 at 32L with Future Fins

 

DH at Dbar

Darren Handley / ‘Off The Wall’ Duranbah Beach

DH at Dbar

Darren Handley / DX1 6’0 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2 at 29.8L with New JF signature series Futures fins

Photos by @dhdsurf @conradpk @swillpics

Quiksilver Pro Wrap Up

Quiksilver Pro Wrap Up

by Ryan

The opening stop on the ASP World Championship Tour went down in epic fashion, with the semifinals and final culminating at pumping Kirra. Interestingly the top 3 surfers from the 2012 tour (Parko, Slater, and Fanning) made it into the finals for first stop on of the 2013 tour.

In his semifinal heat against Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning was off to an early lead in what can only be described as a ‘barrel shootout.’ Fanning put Slater on the ropes with 9.93 barrel as both former World Champions went wave for wave in classic Kirra conditions. It wasn’t until the last few minutes of the heat that Slater scored a perfect 10, taking the lead for the first time in the heat. Ultimately Slater won the semifinal with a combined two wave total of 19.37 to Fanning’s 18.60. “It’s a tough way to go out but you can’t be too upset when you put together a heat like that,” Fanning said. “I had a really good start and put in some solid scores. Kelly just did his ‘Kelly Thing’ and got that incredible 10 and really put himself back in the hunt. Shame I couldn’t get into the final with Joel, but it’s a good start to the year so I’ll refocus and get ready for Bells.”

5 time World Champion Steph Gilmore took 3rd place in the Roxy Pro, and showcased her prowess as arguably the greatest female surfer of her generation with her barrel riding skills in her quarter final heat also held at Kirra Point. She went on to win the Quiksilver Superheat surfing against fellow surfing icons Dane Reynolds, Jordy Smith, Craig Anderson, and Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Bartholomew.

“You know the comp got off to a slow start with less than ideal conditions, but man it finished with some solid surfing. I mean I would have loved to see Mick make it into the final against Joel, but that heat against Kelly was amazing and so was Steph’s barrel at Kirra. I am pretty happy with how the team is surfing  and I know they are all happy with their boards. We even had a few test pilots riding some DHDs throughout the competition and they were ripping.  Mick, Alejo, and Wilko were all riding the Ducks Nuts and it was great seeing Wilko on his back hand at Snapper on one of my boards. Bring on bells!”