Foo Fighters were scheduled to play Woodstock ‘99, but had to bail when Franz got the boot (so in all sincerity, cheers, Franz)
Nate missed a show in ‘99 because he had a bad flu - his fill-ins were Krist Novoselic and Justin Meldal-Johnson
Chris participated in Kelly Slater’s Celebrity Surf event with Brandon Boyd, Jack Osbourne, Ashley Simpson, and G-Love
Although Taylor said ‘I Don’t Think I Trust You Anymore’ was about two
people he knew who got married and one began cheating on the other, he
also admitted at another time that Dave wrote it and gave it to him - so
the song has two conflicting points of origin
Press Release: The 19th Annual Siargao Surfing Cup at Cloud 9 Officially Opened Today – Solid Swell on Top for Tomorrow’s Start
23 September 2013, Siargao Island – Philippines: The 19th Annual Siargao Surfing Cup was officially opened today with the ceremonial breaking of a surfboard by the Hon. Benito C. Bengzon Jr, the Hon. Francisco T. Matugas, the Hon. Sol. F. Matuga, and Mayor Jaime P. Rusillon after speeches, singing and dancing, and the introduction of the local and international competitors who will be surfing in the event starting tomorrow morning.
With a swell forecast calling for solid 3-6 foot surf over at least the next three days, its expected that both the surfers and the spectators will be treated to some of the best tube riding in the world at the Philippines most renowned surfing destination. Recently rated in the top 10 of the world’s best surfing waves, Cloud 9 is truly a dream wave, with powerful and hollow waves formed as the deep Pacific Ocean swells impact the coral reef in front of the scenic seaside town with hits iconic walkway and wooden observation tower.
48 men from 11 different countries including the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Israel, Russia, France, Holland, Hawaii will be competing in the ASC 6 star rated Men’s Open Division that has a total prize purse of $10,000 USD in prize money on offer, with $5,000 going to the winner.
The Asian Surfing Championships top ranked surfers that will be competing in the event are 2012-13 Asian Surfing Champion ASC) and 2012 Indonesian Surfing Champion (ISC) Raditya Rondi from Bali, 2011 ISC Champion Marlon Gerber (Bali), 2010 ISC Open and Pro Junior Champion Putra Hermawan, as well as Garut Widiarta, Pepen Hendrik, Dede Suryana, and Mega Semadhi, as well as local previous event winners Piso Alcala, Carlito Nogala, Dave Reardon Smith and others.
12 women from the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, and Japan will battle it out for the $5,000 prize purse in the ASC 6 star rated Women’s Division, with $2,500 going to the winner. ASC number one ranked Rina Kitazawa from Japan, 5 time ISC Women’s Champion Yasniar “Bonne” Gea, and local favorite and last year’s Siargao Women’s Cup winner Nilbe Blancada will be a treat to watch in the pumping Cloud 9 waves.
The event will start tomorrow as the swell is predicted to be building overnight from the 3 foot present this afternoon, making for a perfect start for Round 1 of the Men’s Open Division. Contestants were told to be standing by ready to compete at 5:30 am for a 6:00 am start.
The 19th Annual Siargao Surfing Cup is sponsored by the Philippines Department of Tourism, the Province of Surigao Del Norte, the Municipality of General Luna, Cloud 9 Boardriders, Surf Angels, Reef Beach Houses, San Miguel Brewery Inc., Stoked Inc, Fluidsurf, Rip Curl, Siargao Bleu Resort, Nature Spring, Sagana Resort, The Boardwalk, Ocean 101, and DT General Merchandise, with media support by TV 5 and My Life On Board, organized by the Philippine Surfing Federation and sanctioned by the Asian Surfing Championships.
Ah, the queen!! Sadly, she had to be away from the tour for most of the events due to an injury She surfed 4 events all year long and reached the finals in 2 of them but lost them to the eventual world champion, Carissa Moore. I’m looking forward to see what Steph’s bringing to the table next season. After all, she’s only 1 world title away from matching the best of all time, Layne Beachley.
The pictures above are of the Event Surf and Fly Pikachu which is what the giveaway will be for. A lot of people have asked me what they are and have said they are hacked. Well here’s the offcial event post on Serebii for the 2 I have. The Japanese Pikachu’s name translates to “Captain” as it was the Captain pikachu event.
There will be 3 winners for this and each winner will get one of each of this set. The Pikachus will not be holding the items they came with in the event I do apologize.
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