Board Rail Standardization measurement

 This is a pretty good way for common board rail standardization.
Helps things a lot as a customer can measure his board himself in a far away place and give you a dimension.. much clearer than low, medium or boxy…
Measure the board thickness in the centre, then the rail thickness 30mm in from the rail apex… do the math (100 divided by the centre measurement times by the rail measurement equals rail volume percent) and you have your rail volume percentage..
 Many shapers have a different view on rails and their volume tag. maybe longboards and unusual designs might still need some clarification. But this would certainly aid online board descriptions…
Just give me some time to add it to all our board model info on our website..

Chelsea Wins on her HP Diverse

WANNING, Hainan Island/China (Thursday, 27 October, 2011) – Two Champions were crowned at the historic first ever ASP event in China today. Chelsea Williams won the SWATCH Girls Pro China and Lindsay Steinriede (USA) has taken out the 2011 ASP Women’s World Longboard Title.
Chelsea Williams (AUS) was without a doubt the standout performer of the SWATCH Girls Pro China, so it was only fitting to see her crowned the winner. Williams defeated Kelia Moniz (HAW) in an action packed Final with the conditions turning on for the 2 best surfers of the day. Both surfers notched big scores, but it was Williams who continued her dominating run to claim her maiden ASP Women’s World Longboard Tour win.

“I’m so happy to win the first ASP event in China,” Williams said. “It feels amazing to be here and surf against everyone, they were all surfing really well. Fortunately for me it was on a left-hander which rarely ever happens, so I was just stoked to show what I can do on my forehand. I think this has been a longtime coming, I’ve come close to winning so many times so it feel amazing to finally win one.”

Despite losing in the Quarterfinals to eventual event winner Chelsea Williams (AUS), Steinriede had amassed enough points to take the crown after winning the first event on the ASP Women’s World Longboard Tour in France and coming 5th here in China.

“I feel awesome!” Steinriede said. “I knew I didn’t have control of the outcome so I was just letting it happen, and it just went my way so I’m really happy. One of the first things I came in and said to my husband after I lost was that I’ve had a lot worse things happen to me, I was just trying to stay positive. To be able to still be in the Title race was awesome and to actually win it, well it’s just sinking in and I think I’m going to cry.”

Steinriede surfed fantastic all event, putting her full repertoire and smooth style on display for the Chinese crowds on the beach, but couldn’t get past the standout surfer of the event Chelsea Williams. Steinriede won the ASP Women’s World Longboard Title when the last contender standing, Kassia Meador (USA) lost to young Hawaiian Kelia Moniz (HAW) in the Semifinals.

“I was devastated because I didn’t want to leave it to chance, but I was more devastated because I didn’t get that wave I wanted,” Steinriede said. “My emotions are still up and down because I really wanted to be in the Final, but that’s ok, I’ll take the ASP World Title!”

Kelia Moniz (HAW) finished 6th on the ASP Women’s World Longboard Tour ratings after her 2nd place finish at the SWATCH Girls Pro China today. This is a breakout event for the 18-year-old Hawaiian who’s already looking forward to the 2012 ASP Women’s World Longboard Tour.

“It felt great to make the final, and beat Jen (Smith) and Kassia (Meador), that’s a big accomplishment for me,” Moniz said. “Then to surf with Chelsea (Williams) in the final was great. As much as I wanted to win, there’s always next year, I’m already looking forward to coming back here and to France. China has been amazing, the community and the event volunteers have been great, they’ve treated us like royalty and we’re so grateful.”

Kassia Meador (USA) finished equal 3rd today at the SWATCH Girls Pro China, cementing her spot as runner-up to the ASP Women’s World Title. If Meador had won the event she would have won the title, but she fell short against the young Hawaiian Moniz in the Quarterfinals.

“I feel great, I’m not much of a contest surfer so the fact that I came close to the ASP World Title is fantastic,” Meador said. “I’m just stoked to be in China surfing with all the girls, and to lose to Kelia (Moniz), there’s not many people I’d rather lose to, she’s like a little sister to me. It was such a fun heat, you do what you can and I fell short, but I’m so happy to make the finals. I’m so stoked that Chelsea (Williams) won! She’s always the in-form surfer at these events so it was due time that she won.”

For more event info on the SWATCH Girls Pro China hosted by Wanning, photos, video highlights and your chance to win SWATCH Touch Eventwatches check out www.swatchgirlspro.com

For more information log on to www.aspworldtour.com

SWATCH GIRLS PRO CHINA RESULTS:

FINAL:
Chelsea Williams (AUS) 15.33 def. Kelia Moniz (HAW) 12.36

SEMIFINALS:
SF1: Chelsea Williams (AUS) 13.00 def. Summer Romero (USA) 8.40
SF2: Kelia Moniz (HAW) 10.90 def. Kassia Meador (USA) 9.75

QUARTERFINALS:
QF1: Summer Romero (USA) 12.00 def. Miku Uemura (HAW) 9.90
QF2: Chelsea Williams (AUS) 13.85 def. Lindsay Steinriede (USA) 9.25
QF3: Kelia Moniz (HAW) 10.25 def. Yuko Shimajiri (JPN) 6.75
QF4: Kassia Meador (USA) 12.40 def. Karina Abras (BRA) 7.10

Diverse/Dynocore™ world title…

Dynocore™ First world title..! “Mark Richo” Diverse team member & Team Australia takes two at ISA World Masters Mark Richardson © ISA / Watts

Team Updates International Surfing AssociationLa Libertad, El Salvador16 – 23 October 2011

Layne Beachley and Mark Richardson take first place in their divisions Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 October, 2011 : – – Layne Beachley and Mark Richardson are the toast of Australian surfing today after winning the ISA World Masters Surfing Championship for TravelSIM Team Australia in El Salvador. In clean .5m swell at Punta Roca, Beachley (Manly, NSW) dominated the Female Masters (35 years or older) for an eighth world title in her competitive comeback after retiring three years ago, while Richardson (Palm Beach, QLD) was equally impressive in the Male Masters (35 years or older).The championship included more than 20 countries with more than 120 surfers competing in the Masters, Grand Masters, Kahunas and Grand Kahunas divisions. In the only other final featuring an Australian, Nick Pearson (Byron Bay, NSW) finished third in the Grand Kahunas (50 years or older).TravelSIM Team Australia, the defending champions, finished fifth behind new champions the USA, Brazil, South Africa and Puerto Rico. Seven-time ASP World Champion Beachley was never headed in the Female Masters, taking out the final with a score of 13.10 to beat South Africa’s Heather Clarke (9.67), Andrea Lopes (9.23) from Brazil and the USA’s Alissa Cairns (5.03).“It feels really satisfying to come home with the Gold. I have eight world titles now,” Beachley said. “To have the whole team at the rocks supporting me was a really great experience. We are doing the country proud and I was really honoured to surf for Australia. This was a wonderful experience and I hope to come back next year.”After a slow start to the championship finishing third in his first heat, Richardson was forced to surf through the six elimination repechage heats but surged into the final with five firsts and a second. His momentum didn’t stop in the final scoring a day-high 15.34 for a convincing win ahead of Puerto Rico’s Carlos Cabrero (10.66), Gary van Wieringen (9.10) of South Africa and Ross Williams (6.33) of Hawaii.

“I’m just so stoked, I came third in the World Surfing Games in 2004, when I was winning and with one minute to go a wave was taken away from me and I was left in third,” Richardson said. “So this is the one that I really wanted to win. I’m so happy it happened.”Byron Bay’s Nick “Zippy” Pearson was almost the unlikely hero in the Grand Kahunas after a last-minute call-up following the late withdrawal of Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew. Pearson impressed leading into the final, but the waves deserted him during the decider to score 7.83 in finishing third behind Costa Rica’s Craig Schieber (9.86) and Chris Knutsen (8.26) of South Africa. Allen Sarlo (7.70) from the USA was fourth.In the other divisions, three-time World Champion Tom Curren won the Kahunas (45 years or older) and Juan Ashton, from Puerto Rico, won the Grand Masters (40 years or older).Final points: 1 United States 9396, 2 Brazil 9086, 3 South Africa 8886, 4 Puerto Rico 8618, 5 Australia 8480, 6 Hawaii 7664, 7 Costa Rica 6090, 8 Argentina 6016, 9 France 5821, 10 Peru 5548, 11 Venezuela 5363, 12 Trinidad & Tobago 5335, 13 El Salvador 5230, 14 Ecuador 5030, 15 Uruguay 3640, 16 Mexico 2240, 17 Sweden 1905, 18 Germany 1680, 19 Switzerland 680, 20 Panama 500, 21 New Zealand 450.The Masters TravelSIM Team Australia representatives:Female Masters (35 years or older)- Layne Beachley (NSW)Male Masters (35 years or older)- Mark Richardson (QLD)- Toby Martin (NSW)Grand Masters (40 years or older)- Scott Myers (NSW)- John Schmidenberg (NSW)Kahunas (45 years or older)- Rowan Sapwell (VIC)- Dean Shaw (NSW)Grand Kahunas (50 years or older)- Nick Pearson (NSW)Surfing Australia would like to recognise the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), TravelSIM and Suncorp for their continuing support of the Team Australia Program.

Road trip gone right!

















FUDGE AND MY SELF MANAGED TO GET AWAY THE OTHER WEEK , AND NOTHING COULDN’T HAVE WENT BETTER. FIRST STOP.. CENTRAL COAST.. THE ENTIRE COAST.. WELL THE SURF WASN’T THAT CRASH HOT TO START WITH, BUT WE FOUND OUR SEA LEGS , AND AFTER A LONG DRIVE AND A SMALL 1 TO 2 FOOT MUSHY COUPLE OF SLIDERS WE WERE HAPPY WITH THE START TO THE TRIP. THE WARM BEERS AND CORN CHIPS MADE FUDGES VAN FEEL LIKE A 5 STAR HOTEL. CENTRAL COAST WAS ONE OF MY HOMES SO WE MADE SOME VISITS TO OLD FRIENDS, FAMILY AND SOME OTHERS. I TOOK FUDGE TO ONE OF MY BEST MATES HOUSES, WHERE WE WERE TO STAY THE NIGHT. AFTER SOME GOOD FRESH HOME KILL LAMB . CRUSTY BREAD , GRAVY, THE BEST OF COMPANY, SONGS , A RED OR 2 AND SOME STORIES, IT WAS TIME TO HIT THE HAY AND GET FUDGE READY FOR THE BIG SMOKE… SYDNEY .. OR RATHER , THE BIG SMOKE READY FOR FUDGE. FIRST TIME IN SYDNEY. WE HEADED STRAIGHT FOR THE ALLEY AT CRONULLA WHERE THE CONTEST( CRONULLA SOUTHSIDE MALIBU CLUB SPRING CLASSIC) WOULD BE HELD. WE PADDLED STRAIGHT OUT … CLEAN 1-2 FOOTERS. WASNT LOOKIN GOOD FOR THE CONTEST , BUT HEY… TOMORROW WAS A NEW DAY AND “CONTEST REALLY MEANS ( HEY LETS GO ON A ROAD TRIP .. CHILL… CHILL ..CHILLL THEN CRUISE HOME .. A DAY OR 2 LATE. I INTRODUCED FUDGE TO A FEW OF THE LOCALS AND WE REALLY RECIEVED SOME HOSPITALITY THAT WE ARE TRULY GREATFULL FOR. WAYNE EGAN WAS PARTICULARLY HELPFUL AND WE WANT TO SAY THANKS …A COOL GUY CALLED RED MAN GAVE US 2 FINE JACKETS TO HELP US SURVIVE THE ICY CONDITIONS… THANKS RED MAN.. I WEAR THAT JACKET WITH PRIDE.. NO WORD OF A LIE.. I FEEL LIKE A MAN IN IT .

CONTSEST DAY WAS PERFECT WAVES , WEATHER AND GOOD VIBES . FUDGE AND I BOTH MADE THE FINALS IN THE OLD MAL BUT NOT WITHOUT CONSIQUENCE. WE BORROWED MATTY ALDERIGE’S 68 GORDEN WOODS.. THANKS MATTY IF YOU’VE NEVER RIDDEN AN OLD MAL. THEY ARE PRETTY HARD TO RIDE AND WEIGH MORE THAN THE AVERAGE PERSON WOULD LIKE TO JUST CARRY AROUND. WE WERE BOTH LIMPING FOR DAYS.. PULLED MUSCLES.. BOARDS IN GROIN AREA, BUM CHEEKS, KNEES, CALF MUSCLES ETC. WE COLLECTED OUR TROPHIES , LIMPED OURSELVES OUT OF THE PRESO AND WANDERING IF IT WAS ALL WORTH IT..
WE HEADED NORTH TO A SPOT I HADNT BEEN IN 12 YEARS.. SLEPT THE NIGHT IN THE VAN AND AWOKE TO .. OH MY GOODNESS .. THIS LINEUP HAS TAKEN AT LEAST HALF OF MY PAIN AWAY .. AN EAST COAST 400 METRE PEELING POINT 8 DUDES OUT INCUDING US, PRETTY HAPPY WITH MY 5 1/2 HOUR SESSION ON MATTY’S OLD MAL AND WATCHING FUDGE GET SOME OF THE LONGEST RIDES ID SEEN FOR A WHILE. TIME TO HEAD HOME OR HOME ISH..
DROVE TO YAMBA PUB.. THE PACIFIC HOTEL ON THE HILL JUST IN TIME TO CATCH UP WITH SOME OLD FRIENDS AND MAKE A FEW NEW ONES ….
THATS THE SHORT STORY…. HERES A COUPLE OF PICS IF THEY TURN OUT. THE CHOICE OF BOARDS FOR THESE WAVE WERE THE DIVERSE DP LOGS, JB CLASSICS, AND EVEN THOUGH I DIDNT RIDE ONE OUT THERE I REACKON A MINI SIMMOMNS WOULD HAVE WORKED A TREAT.