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#Bellyspin to win. Bumped into @Avicii right after this and he told me to #dropthebass !!! ________________________________________ #lovematuse #ilovematuse #TeamBlacksheep #straightouttawompton #bodysurf #bodysurfing #torpedopeople #wompton #forthechicks #hobra #committedtogetpitted #turbolicious __________________________________________ @wavehousesd @tusegoose thanks @bellasqueeza for the video

Tandem.

Bodysurfing the Wedge street isn’t just about braving difficult waves — it’s about braving difficult people and difficult situations. Imagine you’ve decided you’re ready to swim into a 20 foot wave; you look left and another guy has decided the same thing — you look right and another guy has decided the same thing. Now what? Seriously, now what? 

Welcome to navigating good waves on great days with frothing people. It’s true at ALL the best spots. Some of us get burned and see it as a part of the deal. Some of us get burned and go cry to their wives. Some of us get burned and just get used to it. What makes all of this so difficult is there is no clear cut answer when it comes to lineups and taking waves. Honestly, I don’t have any great advice here. The best thing I can say is try to stay positive, there will always be more waves. Try to stay honest, nobody likes a liar. Try to do the right thing…there’s nothing wrong with that. 

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Parker doing it for the chicks.

It’s great to see the young guns (Team Whitesheep) owning it. Charging big waves, rocking the pink Turbos, and just generally being awesome. Bodysurfing is not just about the waves right, it’s a different culture altogether. It’s about being RAD. The question is raised in the great lyrics of David Essex in the song Rock On:

"And where do we go from here?"

All weather gear. URT pink turbos. Insulated to keep your junk warm even in the mountains and snow.

Below is a little note from TBS member Christian Berg-Hansen (pictured above)

Hello Team Blacksheep this is your brother Berg-Hansen writing to you from the great North. As you may or may not know I live in Washington State and as far away as that may sound this little note is being composed from Alaska. I am at my new job on a tug boat and have traded my cush job on a research vessel in Hawaii to freezing my ass off in the Gulf of Alaska. The reason I am writing this is to let you all know we are holed up in the inside passage for a wicked storm brewing in the gulf.

What an amazing shot by @wesurfoc. Had to repost.

Today I want to get serious for a second…and this post has nothing to do with the above photo. Everyone knows how passionate I am about bodysurfing, and everyone in Team Blacksheep shares that same passion. I want the world to bodysurf. I want them to see amazing bodysurfers. I want them to feel how I feel. The world deserves it. I get so happy when I see people charging the waves, being silly, and just having fun. 

But there’s something else going on here too. CLAIMING. I’m seeing a growing amount of people claiming all sorts of things. Best bodysurfer. Legend. Greatest ever. Biggest Wave rider. One of the best. And in my opinion everyone needs to relax a little bit. The other day I bumped into somebody who claimed their friend was a part of Team Blacksheep. How could that be possible if I don’t know the guy? I’m pretty sure I know everybody in Team Blacksheep…ha ha.

This isn’t one of my vent sessions, it’s just a reminder that we are in this together. That we are trying to progress the sport and have a good time. I know TBS does a lot of weird stuff. But at the end of the day, we LOVE bodysurfing. We make sacrifices all over the place so we can bodysurf. Money. Time. Girlfriends / Wives / Family…etc. The circus act we have is just the side show…we’re about BODYSURFING. Don’t get confused by that. No matter how weird our antics get, or hot small our bathing suits are, we’re about charging the biggest, baddest, best waves we can, while make it look sexy as hell — you should be too.

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Bodysurfing in the spotlight. A boy can dream. Frenchy Fred David.

Dude… I mean seriously…that’s some of the most fun I’ve ever had with other men. I’ll edit some video and get it together as soon as I can. The video I don’t think entirely captures how amazing it was…but you will kind of get the idea. We were all having too much fun to spend time video taping. Lucky for us, Fred separated his shoulder while doing, so he volunteered…sorry Fred.

There were 17 of us. That means 17 guys in the middle of this giant BAR / Wavehouse, where everyone is trying to be a badass, walking around in pink Turbos. Just imagine that for a moment. It was EPIC. I said I was going to do this once and check it off the list, but I’m starting to think I want to go back there again with a more clear view on capturing some video.

If you are in the San Diego area, and they get you the hookup for the All-Day pass, do it. It’s fucking awesome (although my body kind of hurts all over). 

If other people tell you what to do here’s a classic response: SHOVE IT UP YOUR ASSHOLE. Just saying… 

Another example of the best pics come from the worst waves. If memory serves me correctly, this was a totally horrible closeout wave that I took off on just to warm up (I was freezing). In fact, I almost got hucked over the falls and annihilated on this wave. Oh well…came out as a rad photo.

RADICAL MIRACLE.

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EPIC URT WOMP COMP! So many photos to choose from. This is literally the finals of the bodysurfing competition. Weird…

You can’t even begin to comprehend the amount of things that went down in a 24 hour period. First off, thank you Dougie Mann and URT Clothing (urturt.com) for putting on such an epic competition. There were a lot of super stoked kids and a lot of adults acting like kids. So that’s good…

Bodysurfing competitions rarely get waves, so we decided to create more of a circus atmosphere. I guarantee you nobody has every seen a bodysurfing competition like this one. Water balloon launchers, confetti cannons, blow up dragons, a surf island, beach flags, unicorns, you fucking name it!!! 

Mark your calendars for next year, because this is a bodysurfing event to attend!


We also, surprisingly, had enough energy to take over the Wave House for about 5 hours. But that is a different blog post…

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Right when you thought it was safe to come out of your home, BLAMO! Rolled up in a Fisker and inflatable ghetto blasters ready to rama jama this bitch, BANG-A-RANG Rufio. It’s all about setting goals and accomplishing them. This was not one of my goals ever, until Pubes called me up and said he access to the car — the goal became very clear then. 

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What’s going on here? Just shredding the gnar. This is what we like to a corner bowl wave down at Wedge. It’s not the peak, it’s not he side wave, it’s this funny little perfect wave that breaks close to the rocks and just shreds all the way to sand. If you sit there and wait for it, you’re in no mans land…and it doesn’t break every set…so it’s the kind of wave you have to sprint over to if you see it coming. God I love that wave. 

Hanging out at Pipe all day getting freaky on the waves. Pink turbos look good in Hawaiian clear water. I think I’ve almost convinced our Hawaiian brothers to wear them…

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Watching the high waves roll in at W street with 1000 of my closest friends. 1 story and 4 stairs high if you ask me.

Like I’ve always said, if you’re going to a circus you may as well go dressed as a clown. Isn’t that wave a beauty? Watching that thing bounce off the rocks and go hurling towards itself never gets old. When you’re in the water you can’t appreciate it as much, but if you are standing on the sand, you can take it all in. See it from a zoomed out perspective. If you want to visit Wedge and you’ve never done it, do yourself a favor, wait until there is swell, and make the trek. There are so many great waves around the world worth seeing, but in my opinion they aren’t worth seeing unless they are firing! Trust me, wedge is boring when it’s flat. There is nothing to see. Ha ha.

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