Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ tour shaping up to be a disaster

What is Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” worth? Not the jacked-up prices she’s charging for concert tickets. That’s the verdict from ticked-off fans, who are balking at buying seats for the 28-year-old pop star’s tour to promote her new “Reputation” album, citing stratospheric markups and greedy sales gimmicks. “I paid $ 150 for my ticket with amazing seats…
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‘Jumanji’ reboot is an excruciating jungle tour

Sorry, nostalgia junkies. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” the sequel to the popular 1995 movie about a mystical board game, rolls snake eyes. In the original, which starred a perfect Robin Williams, a magical game sends herds of violent wild animals into a small town — and two kids have to win challenges to get…
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Photo Flash: The First National Tour of FUN HOME Takes Its Final Bow

After 32 markets, over half a million audience members, and 14 months on the road, the national touring company of FUN HOME took its final bow at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, FL on December 3, 2017. Writer Lisa Kron and director Sam Gold joined the company on stage for an emotional curtain call.
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Army veteran says Franken groped her during USO tour in 2003

An Army veteran says Sen. Al Franken groped her in December 2003, telling CNN that while she was deployed in Kuwait, the Minnesota Democrat cupped her breast during a photo op.


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Doctor’s Orders! Mariah Carey Forced To Postpone Christmas Tour Even More As She’s Still Sick

It looks like Mariah Carey had no choice but to postpone her busiest time of the year a bit more and focus on her health instead. We have learned that the singer canceled three more of her All I Want For […]
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Surf Ranch Announced as 2018 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour Venue

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LOS ANGELES, California/USA (Friday, November 17, 2017) – The World Surf League (WSL) is excited to announce that the WSL Surf Ranch Facility in Lemoore, Central California will host the world’s best surfers as part of the 2018 Championship Tour (CT) calendar.

“Based on the results of our test event this year and the feedback from surfers training at the facility throughout the season, next September’s event has the potential to be something special for both surfers and fans,” Sophie Goldschmidt, WSL CEO, said. “We’re only scratching the surface of how this technology can be applied and it is completely game-changing for the sport.”

“It’s incredible what the WSL and KSWC teams have developed at Surf Ranch over the past year and California’s Central Valley now boasts a world-class wave,” Kieren Perrow, WSL Commissioner, said. “This technology, and its ability to deliver high-quality waves at any location in the world, opens so many possibilities for how we can complement and evolve the competitive experience.”

Since coming online in December 2015, the WSL Surf Ranch Facility in Lemoore, California has undergone constant refinement and evolution of its technology. A test event this year in September delivered very positive results in terms of competitive experience and the overwhelmingly supportive feedback from surfers training there throughout the season has encouraged the WSL to pursue an event at the facility in 2018.

“The experience of competing at Surf Ranch is pretty extraordinary,” Adrian Buchan, CT competitor and athlete representative, said. “What the team has created is hard to fathom at first – a perfect, 400-yard-long, bi-directional wave in the middle of rural California. I have no doubt that both the quality of the wave and the experience is befitting of hosting a world-class CT event. The Ocean will always be our home, but as we grow, having the opportunity to showcase and share the stoke of surfing to new audiences and schedule with pinpoint accuracy the huge match-ups and drama of the WSL is really exciting.”

“The surfers and the WSL have had a long-running discussion about the whole new set of opportunities that an event at the Surf Ranch facility can offer for the sport,” Sage Erickson, CT competitor and athlete representative, said. “We now have the opportunity to schedule events in advance, guaranteed high-quality waves, fair opportunity for all surfers and a totally new and unique environment for spectators. One of the takeaways from this season’s test event is surfers really have to bring their whole arsenal – forehand, backhand, barrels, turns, airs and timing – to make an impact. It’s going to be incredible.”

A full 2018 WSL schedule is planned to be released next week.

The 2017 WSL Men’s and Women’s Title Races are coming down to the final events of the season –  the Billabong Pipe Masters in memory of Andy Irons in Hawaii, USA from December 8 – 20, 2017 and the Maui Women’s Pro at Honolua Bay from November 25 – December 6, 2017.

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Shakira has postponed her El Dorado World Tour, which was originally supposed to kick off in Cologne, Germany, on November 8th. After postponing a few of the early dates, she has

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Trump arrives in Japan, first in five-country Asian tour

President Donald Trump touched down in Japan late Saturday ahead of a 13-day trek through Asia that he hopes will divert from a bruising political controversy back home.


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Drummer Max Weinberg on His ‘Jukebox’ Tour, Sharing the Stage with Bruce Springsteen and the Loss of Music Legends

Max Weinberg’s has spend 43 years touring the world with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. And in between his job with the Boss, the 66-year-old drummer managed to hold down a post as bandleader for Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show. Turns out, he doesn’t do well with downtime.

After finishing the “River” tour in February, the longtime E Street Band drummer was ready to try something new. Enter Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, an interactive concert experience where the audience gets to pick the set list and hear Max and his revolving band play them as they were meant to be played. Below, we caught up with the drumming legend to find out more about his latest tour, how destiny brought him and Bruce Springsteen together and how he’s coping with the loss of some of music’s biggest legends.

How was Max Weinberg’s Jukebox born?
“I’m a drummer who loves to sit in with musicians and other bands. Fortunately I’ve had 43 years of the greatest platform in existence with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. When I got off the River tour, our last tour at the end of February, I took a month off or so and my manager asked, ‘What’s next?’ And I said, ‘You tell me.’ And he shared this idea of putting on show built off of playing songs that everyone want to hear. He described it and the idea is that it’s a human jukebox. We play two hours of all audience requests from a revolving list of about 300 songs from the ’60s and ’70s. The songs that I grew up with and feel particularly close to. One thing we noticed on tour so far is that the people who come to see it — and we’ve been very happy with the turnout — they love hearing these songs played with respect. We cover the English invasion, The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, Manfred Mann, The Zombies. There is some Neil Diamond, we throw in a Bon Jovi tune. It’s a great repertoire of music. Being of that era, I respect the original arrangement, the original feel of these songs. And of course we get a nice contingent of Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band fans who like to hear his songs played by someone who has played on the records.”

Who’s on stage with you?
“I have a revolving cast of characters. I have a team. I group of different people composed of musicians I’ve played with through the years who are familiar with this sort of genre and vocabulary of music. You have to be attentive to detail. I look for musicians from bands who are familiar with The Beatles catalog. Some of them might play in a local Beatles Tribute Band, because those musicians tend to be focused on the details of what made those records great. I don’t think there’s any songs in the repertoire that people haven’t heard played through the years at weddings, bar mitzvahs, sweet sixteen parties or proms. It’s really fun. It is a chance to really forget about the external world and find your reverie in great classic songs. The ’60s to late ’70s are part of the golden age of rock and roll.”

What are some of your most requested Bruce Springsteen songs?“Every night, without fail, someone asks for “Thunder Road,” “She’s the One” and “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” and we always fulfill that request. This is a party, it’s not a really a concert. You become one with the audience. It’s very interactive and the excitement level is high. We create an atmosphere where people are welcome to participate. It’s you, calling out the songs, played the way you want to hear them and that creates a very personal experience for the audience. For example, somebody called out “I Can See For Miles” by The Who and that song probably came out when I was a junior in high school. So I would imagine myself as Keith Moon , and I would channel him. When we were recording the River album, Bruce encouraged me on some of the songs to play like Keith Moon, he was a drummer was that was very vocative of that era, and I can do that. I’m not Keith Moon but I can channel that kind of energy and approach.”

The music industry has lost so many legends lately from Tom Petty to David Bowie to Prince. Are you honoring those late artists through your show?
“Absolutely. And a lot of their songs are on my playlist. Almost every night we play “Breakdown” and “American Girl” by Petty. We do “Handle With Care,” from George Harrison and The Traveling Wilburys, which the audience love. And from Bowie we often play “Rebel Rebel” and “The Jean Genie.” It’s been a tough couple of years. You get into that age group where you start losing people and losing people in such a sudden fashion like Prince and Tom Petty, it’s been tough. There’s enough going on in the world.”

Why do you think now more than ever are music and the arts so important?
“Bruce once said that our job is to go into your town, shake the rafters and allow you to dance all of these problems away for a couple of hours, and then fly back out of town. And my experience in that approach is to be 100 percent engaged at all times. With the Jukebox tour, I get to use the verbal chops I developed on seventeen years of late night TV as the bandleader for Conan O’Brien. It comes out naturally in the interaction with the audience and that’s a real fun aspect of it. The moment I come out on stage I explain what the audience will see, and people appreciate a performer talking to them. You get to see how the sausage is made musically on the stage. It’s very in the moment so I’m having an absolute ball.”

Bruce is known for his epic tours. How do you keep you stamina?
“At 66, there are several things you need do. First you need a lot of sleep, you really have to take care of yourself and you have to eat right. You’ve got to recognize that being a drummer is extraordinarily physical when you play for four or five hours with the E Street Band, you’ve got to be able to maintain that, not just get through it but you’ve got to be able to maintain the band. And another thing about playing with Bruce, is I have to be able to play longer than Bruce because he can stop whenever he wants and I can’t. It comes down to discipline, dedication and diet. It’s hard work whether its Bruce or my own band or anyone else I’ve played with. You got to commit yourself 100 percent, and naturally after 42 years that ethos rubbed off on me, and I like to think it rubbed off on the people who I’ve been associated with.”

Did you think when you answered that Village Voice ad at the age of 23 that you would end up where you are today?
“I’d like to think yes — I think there was a certain destiny. When I was a teenager I didn’t think that I would playing the drums professionally at 66. I always loved playing the drums, but there were other things I certainly could have done and had intended to do. When I met Bruce, I was on my way to finishing college and I was going go to law school. I was so idealistic about music that I wanted that idealism in place and fortunately for me with the E Street Band I’ve been able to do that. The odds are not even one in a million to bump up against a real true pioneer and a genius like Bruce Springsteen — they don’t exist. It’s a lot of luck, I think destiny and I worked really hard as a kid in drumming to get jobs, and then in the late ’60s I started to get serious about playing music. I was extremely idealistic about it, and I’ve been very fortunate to be able to maintain that in the face of everything you need to go through to be a musician.”

Is there you wish you had the chance to jam with?
“John Lennon comes to mind. I did see him crossing the street once in Manhattan in the ’70s. But I’ve been fortunate to play with so many people who I idolize and still do. You know specifically having the experience being the family music director on a late night TV show for 17 years, I’ve had the opportunity to perform with so many incredible artists and backing vocalists.

How many big Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tours do you think you have left in you?
“I don’t think about retiring. As long as people wanna hear those songs, and we want to play them. I’m going to continue doing this for as long as I can. It’s really fun.”

Catch Max Weinberg’s Jukebox in the following cities and learn more about the tour here.

Nov 2 Tupelo Music Hall Derry, NH
Nov 4 Hollywood Casino Charles Town, WV
Nov 5 Diana Wortham Theater Asheville, NC
Nov 17 Landmark Theater Port Washington, NY
Nov 18 Landis Theater Vineland, NJ
Dec 3 Daryl’s House Pawling, NY
Dec 8 Newton Theater Newton, NJ
Dec 9 Winchester Music Tavern Cleveland, OH


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‘Dream Garden Mono 1’ by Bruce McLean

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Local artist Bonnie and Clyde has depicted one of her favourite travel destinations of Tokyo, Japan is this energetic and dynamic edition. It is a marvel of print techniques incorporating silkscreen with glazes, silver leaf, glitter gloss, and fluorescent ink.

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Dive into our Bond Street space and view our eclectic wall in high definition. So if you can’t make it down to our gallery in person you’ll no longer miss out on the stunning selection of prints on display!

Watch this space for our 3D 360 tour that will be live on our site in the next few days!

 Here’s a brief round-up of some key pieces currently gracing our gallery walls…

‘Happiness’ by Harland Miller

Harland Miller

Acquaint etching and block printing
Edition of 50, 178.5cm x 120cm. POA

Call us today about this piece +44 (0)1273 724829

Celebrated artist Harland Miller’s prints are incredibly rare and sought after collector’s items, so we are thrilled to have this huge edition in our Brighton Gallery. Sold out on release, this is the largest print to ever be hung in artrepublic Brighton!

‘Rainbow Target’ by Peter Blake

Target

3D Vacuum formed plastic
Edition of 100 , 69cm x 69cm, £4,100

Call us today about this piece +44 (0)1273 724829

The exquisite edition released last year sees Blake explore his famous target motif, this time presenting it as an eye-catching three-dimensional form, complete with his signature pop coloured rainbow. A rare foray into sculptural editions from the much-loved Godfather of Pop Art.

‘His n Hers’ by Lucy Sparrow

Sparrow

Handmade felt sculpture
Edition of 50, 77cm x 60cm x 12cm, £7,500

Call us today about this piece +44 (0)1273 724829

The Queen of Felt’s His ‘n’ Hers cabinets are nearly at the end of their edition, so won’t be hanging around in our gallery for much longer. They contain a variety of hand-made felt medicinal and cosmetic products. From condoms to anti-aging cream, they are pure Pop-Art fun and a brilliant collector’s item. 

In our Brighton Gallery, we also have other exquisite cabinets by Lucy including ‘Such A Sad Time’ and ‘For Riche for Poorer’, all of which are selling fast!

‘Ellipsis’ by Dan Hillier

Dan Hillier

Silkscreen print
Edition of 100, 120 x 120, £1109

Call us today about this piece +44 (0)1273 724829 

Dan Hillier is best known for his surrealist collage inspired by tradition Victorian illustration. ‘Ellipsis’ was released by the artist at his 2016 exhibition ‘Ceremony’, which took place at London’s Saatchi Gallery.

Monochrome in palette with exceptional detail and presence this is Hillier at his mesmeric best. A real blockbuster edition from one of our most popular artist!

‘Dream Garden Mono 1’ by Bruce McLean

 Dream Garden

Hand painted, collaged silkscreen print
Mono print , 91 x 110, £3891

Call us today about this piece +44 (0)1273 724829

This is a very rare original monotype print that was created using hand painted and collaged elements on silkscreen print. Based on the artist’s garden in Spain, McLean uses colour, texture and form to express the image of his dream garden.

‘Tiger’ by Dave White

Tiger

Giclee, silkscreen print, handfinished with 24crt gold leaf
Edition of 30, 122cm x 106cm, £3066

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Painter Dave White has expertly captured the imposing presence and intensity of the ‘Tiger’ in this stunning edition. Dave is one of our most popular artists, whose desirable prints are known to quickly sell out. This gilded masterpiece has been hugely popular in the gallery.

‘Tokyo Beat’ by Bonnie and Clyde

Tokyo

30 layer silkscreen print with hand collaged elements
Edition of 50, 119cm x 85cm, £1240

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Local artist Bonnie and Clyde has depicted one of her favourite travel destinations of Tokyo, Japan is this energetic and dynamic edition. It is a marvel of print techniques incorporating silkscreen with glazes, silver leaf, glitter gloss, and fluorescent ink.

‘Box Set 1’ by Pure Evil

Silkscreen prints
Edition of 50, 26cm x 26cm, £1038

Call us today about this piece +44 (0)1273 724829 

Earlier this year we had the honour of launching Pure Evil’s first ever box set of prints, which is an artrepublic exclusive. Pure Evil is universally known for his bright punchy, stenciled images of celebrities. ‘Box Set 1’ contains some of his most iconic and sold-out images reproduced as small-scale prints.

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Upcoming WSL Big Wave Tour Northern Hemisphere Season Officially Opens

LOS ANGELES, California/USA (Sunday, October 15, 2017) – The Northern Hemisphere portion of the World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Tour (BWT) officially opens today and will run through February 28, 2018. The world’s best big wave surfers will now prepare to take on three of the most challenging big wave breaks on the planet — Nazaré in Portugal, Pe’ahi in Hawaii, and Mavericks in California.

Starting today, the highly-anticipated winter season of the Big Wave Tour will have the opportunity to run the Nazaré Challenge in Portugal and Pe’ahi Challenge in Maui, Hawaii. The start date for the competition window for the Mavericks event — along with a traditional opening ceremony — will be set shortly following the coordination with the array of governmental agencies involved with the production of the event. The WSL’s acquisition of the permit for the contest was finalized last week and preparations for the first Mavericks Challenge are now moving forward as swiftly as possible.

“We are excited to get the Big Wave Tour back underway with the winter season,” said Mike Parsons, WSL BWT Commissioner. “We have the window for Nazaré and Pe’ahi opening today and are working diligently with all agencies to finalize details for Mavericks. We appreciate the ongoing support from the local community, and we anticipate a great season and epic conditions for the world’s best big wave surfers.”

The Northern Hemisphere season will welcome back the Women’s Pe’ahi Challenge for its second year. A decorated lineup of the leading big wave surfers has been invited to compete at the famed break in Haiku, Maui, Hawaii. Last year’s inaugural event saw Paige Alms (HAW)claim the historic victory. This year’s event will feature six women battling in a one-off Final for the prestigious win.

The world’s best female big wave surfers will also have the opportunity to compete at Mavericks this upcoming season. The WSL Commissioner’s Office will work with a committee made up of Mavericks surfing icons to select six of the best female big wave surfers. The committee will consider performance results from the 2016 WSL Big Wave Awards, experience surfing at Mavericks, and overall big wave experience at all big wave locations around the world.

The men’s division for the Northern Hemisphere events will consist of a 24-man field, comprised of the Top 10 finishers of the 2016/2017 BWT season, 6 event wildcards, 3 BWT wildcards, 1 injury wildcard, and the Top 4 Surfline Overall Performance of the Year Award recipients. The 6 event wildcards for the Mavericks Challenge will be selected by a committee made up of Mavericks legends and experts.

Earlier this year, the 2017/2018 Big Wave Tour completed its first event of the season, the Puerto Escondido Challenge in Mexico, where Kai Lenny (HAW) claimed an exciting victory. Lenny leads the men’s BWT rankings with Jamie Mitchell (AUS) in second place, Tom Lowe (GBR) in third and Billy Kemper (HAW) in fourth. Mitchell, the 2016 and inaugural Nazaré Challenge winner, will look to defend his event title in Portugal. Kemper has dominated the Pe’ahi Challenge since its introduction to the WSL Big Wave Tour and will look for his third-consecutive win at Jaws.

WSL Big Wave Tour officials will monitor swell producing storms for the next four-and-a-half months and watch for the conditions that will produce waves in the 30-to-60-foot range. Once the call is made, competitors will have 72 hours notice to be ready to compete.

2017/18 BWT Men’s Nazaré Challenge:
Invitees: 
Grant Baker, Pedro Calado, Greg Long, Jamie Mitchell, Billy Kemper, Nic Lamb, Will Skudin, João De Macedo, Cristian Merello, Kai Lenny, Makuakai Rothman, Lucas Chianca, Francisco Porcella, Trevor Sven Carlson, Tom Lowe, Garrett McNamara, Alex Botelho, Tom Butler, Andrew Cotton, Antonio Silva, Hugo Vau, Nic Von Rupp
Event Alternates: Kealii Mamala, Natxo Gonzalez
Performer of the Year Alternates: Peter Mel, Nathan Florence, Jojo Roper

2017/18 BWT Men’s Pe’ahi Challenge:
Invitees:
Grant Baker, Pedro Calado, Greg Long, Jamie Mitchell, Billy Kemper, Nic Lamb, Will Skudin, João De Macedo, Cristian Merello, Kai Lenny, Makuakai Rothman, Lucas Chianca, Francisco Porcella, Trevor Sven Carlson, Tom Lowe, Shane Dorian, Ian Walsh, Albee Layer, Mark Healey, Aaron Gold, Tyler Larronde
Event Alternates: Shaun Walsh, Danilo Couto, Torrey Meister
Performer of the Year Alternates:  Peter Mel, Nathan Florence, Alex Botelho

2017/18 BWT Women’s Pe’ahi Challenge:
Invitees: 
Paige Alms, Justine Dupont, Andrea Moeller, Keala Kennelly, Felicity Palmateer, Bianca Valenti
Alternates: Emily Erickson, Nicole Pacelli, Laura Enever

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Mavericks Officially Confirmed for 2017/2018 WSL Big Wave Tour

HALF MOON BAY, California/USA (Monday, October 9, 2017) – The World Surf League (WSL) is pleased to announce an agreement with Titans of Mavericks and Cartel Management in which the world-famous Mavericks in Northern California will join WSL Big Wave Tour through 2021.

“We’re very pleased with this opportunity to work with the big wave community in bringing the Mavericks event to life on the international stage,” Sophie Goldschmidt, WSL CEO, said. “The League has always held a high amount of respect for the both venue and its community as one of the pillars of big wave surfing. The WSL intends to continue to run the Mavericks event and celebrate the stories of those who steward and surf it through the Big Wave Tour. This is a huge moment for both the organization and the sport of surfing.”

Surfing competitions have run under various structures at Mavericks since 1999, with Cartel overseeing the event starting in 2014 with the formation of Titans of Mavericks. The Titans of Mavericks event ran successfully in 2016, won by Nic Lamb (USA), and the company will continue to produce premium lifestyle goods and services as well as media content under the “Titans of Mavericks” brand.

“My primary vision in founding Titans of Mavericks was to allow these special athletes the platform and ability to have a successful career,” Griffin Guess, Titans of Mavericks Founder, said. “The event and brand I created generated a global audience for the event unlike anything before and I look forward to the WSL and their leadership continuing the success of the athletes, the event and the Maverick’s community at large.”

Formed in 2009, the Big Wave Tour joined the WSL in 2014, producing historic performances at never-before-contested venues such as Nazaré in Portugal and Pe’ahi on Maui’s North Shore. Monitoring swell systems and weather patterns throughout the season, the Big Wave Tour only runs events when surf reaches the 30-foot-plus mark, mobilizing on 72 hours’ notice with an international field of Big Wave men’s and women’s athletes.

“Every big wave surfer and fan on the planet knows that Mavericks holds a special place within this community,” Mike Parsons, WSL Big Wave Commissioner, said. “It’s one of the best big wave locations in the world and the opportunity to put it alongside Puerto Escondido, Nazaré and Pe’ahi is massive for the Big Wave Tour. After discussion with the athletes and the Senior Management team, including it in this year’s season was a no brainer. We’re all thrilled at the opportunity to run an event there.”

The world’s best female big surfers will also have the opportunity to compete this upcoming season at Mavericks. A relatively new dimension to big wave competition, Paige Alms (HAW) took home the inaugural women’s title last season following her impressive win at the Pe’ahi Challenge.

The 2017/2018 WSL Big Wave Tour has completed its first event of the season with Kai Lenny (HAW) winning the Puerto Escondido Challenge in Mexico. After discussion between Senior Management, the WSL Commissioner’s Office and BWT athletes, the WSL has decided to include Mavericks in the 2017/2018 season.

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Big Wave World Tour Wipeout in Nazare | Think Bigger: Episode 1

The story starts here…

Pushing for an invite into a Big Wave World Tour event was lots of fun and was my goal for about 2 years. Being part of the 24 man international invitees at the first ever Nazare challenge left me feeling very proud and hungry to do well in the event.
Perhaps a bit too hungry. The heat didn’t start great for me. I like to steady the nerves and get off to a fast start catching a good wave within the first 5 minutes of a heat. This is how most good events start for competitors. From there on you build on that first score. Time went by during my heat and I hadn’t caught a good wave. Through frustration and adrenaline, I turned and went on a big ugly wave and took a heavy wipeout!
The result was 5 days in hospital, I suffered a Pneumothorax and nearly lost my left ear. Until you go you don’t know! Many lessons have been learnt from this incident. My love for the sport is at an all time high and i’m really looking forward to returning back to Nazare to tackle the monster at the end of this filming series. For now…Enjoy the breakdown of my Nazare challenge experience, plus watch a few completed waves from past big wave seasons surfing Nazare.

Think Bigger was made by Tom Butler

Filming and editing: Danya Schwertfeger

Contributing Filmers: Jorge Jesus Leal, Humberto Santos, Guy Mac, World Surf League, BBC Spotlight.

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