The week long festivities of The Attack of Danger Bay has finally come to an end after ten days and three races. The Sector 9 team put in a strong showing with a 2nd and 5th place finish at Danger Bay, 3rd at Jake’s Rash and 4th and 8th at the Britannia Classic.
Archive for May, 2011
One thing learned on our latest Baja run is if you’re going to drive through desert salt flats at 80 mph with a dog named Macho, its best to do it listening to Electronic music turned to 11. San Juanico is quite a hike from San Diego, but the sleepy fishing town holds some seriously fun point surf. Sector 9ers Daniel Graham, Drake Stanley, Rob Molt (and Macho of course) made it down for the sweet little Mexican surf fiesta, “El Torneo de Longboard Surf”. Thanks to the folks of San Juanico, Manuel, the hut at the Burro, and the La Paz party crew for the great times… and thanks to Macho for the help through the Federale check points on the way home. Viva Mexico!
More surf shots from Slide Magazine: http://us.slidemagazine.com/announcements/torneo-de-longboard-surfing
Drake Stanley, Rob Molt, and the champ… Daniel Graham
DG, aka “pinche Flacco”.
Daniel donated the board to the locals and kept the pancho.
Tecate’s, tequila, and Caballeros… hard to top that party.
Pancho barrels to cap off the night…
Canada’s longest standing downhill race, The Attack of Danger Bay, had it’s 10th year this past weekend as over 200 racers battled it out. Congratulations to S9′s Jackson Shapiera and Scott Smith for taking 2nd and 5th place.
Jacko with his silver medal and cash prize.
Scoot fought his way to the consolation final to take 5th place in his hometown of Pender Harbor.
Ripping threw the infamous ‘Carnage Corner’. At Jackson’s first Danger Bay, he had to be airlifted out after crashing in this turn.
At the campfire relaxing after a day of racing.
American singer/songwriter, poet, protest anthem maker, painter, folk hero, original punker, and figurehead of social unrest, Bob Dylan turns 70 today!!!!!!
Sector 9 Surfer, Erica Hosseini, spent 2 months down in Australia surfing the Gold Coast and doing photo shoots. This video from Baby-G watches was filmed while she was there and gives us a look into her time in the Southern Hemisphere… enjoy!
Renowned singer/songwriter Greg Graffin of the immensely influential rock band Bad Religion has just finished a sold-out tour and in the coming months will be addressing a slightly quieter though no less rapt audience. Graffin has a second career as an esteemed author and academic. The venerated punk icon obtained a PhD in zoology from Cornell University, has served as a lecturer in life sciences and paleontology at UCLA and recently published a best selling science memoir entitled Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science and Bad Religion in a World Without God which was heralded by the Chicago Tribune as “A worldview eloquently expressed”. In the coming months Graffin will shift his talents to the revered Ivy League institution of Cornell University where he will be teaching Evolution in the fall semester.
His presence and unforgettable “Oh Yeah!” will be missed. RIP Randy Savage.
The Sector 9 Japan crew have been donating their time and efforts to helping the victims of the Japan Tsunami.
The crew brought a bunch of Sector 9 bamboo boards to the shelters and gave them out to the kids. They had a great response, and helped make some smiles in a difficult time.
The devestation from the Tsunami is still everywhere and the Japanese people still need help. Do what you can to support them in a their time of need.