Post Card from Panama #6

The Grim Reaper. Wednesday. Our sudden death heats started this morning, with Angus, Taz & Ellen all facing the axe in tricky low tide close-outs. The coaching team were stoked to have a magnificent turnout from the rest of the team who were down on the beach in the early…

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Postcard from the Repecharge

Charging into the repercharge! [singlepic id=184 w=320 h=240 float=] Japan and Brazil The wheels came off a bit on Tuesday. All our surfers are now officially in the repercharge, which means for any of them to claw their way back into the finals will be an uphill struggle. Winning a…

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ISAWJSC Opening Ceremony

The#GBjunior surf team joined over 300 of the best junior surfers in the world parading through the streets of Pedasi in Panama for the opening of  the DAKINE ISA World Junior Surfing Championships. Waving Union Jacks the team were among 31 competing nations for what’s already set to be the…

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Postcard from Panama #3

The Hawaiians are here. Make no mistake. Behind the big smiles there is a steely nerve; folded, beaten, & sharpened by an up-bringing in the world’s most intense surf. [singlepic id=141 w=320 h=240 float=] This is Kaoli Kakuhuloa and Seth Moniz. If the names didn’t completely give them away, the…

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Postcard from Panama #1

Looking at the map it’s tempting to put Panama in the same travel- time bracket as somewhere in the States, or the at worst, the Caribbean. Certainly we weren’t contemplating the sort of journey time one would normally associate with Australia! Bit of a shock then, to have arrived, finally,…

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