Monthly Archives: November 2012

What an exciting year! It has come down to the last and final event, the Billabong Pipe Masters – to decide who will take the 2012 ASP World Championship. Will it be Joel Parkinson (AUS), Kelly Slater (USA) or Mick Fanning (AUS)?

The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, is the third and final event in the Vans Triple Crown and the final stop on the 2012 ASP World Title Series. The event begins Saturday, December 8 and runs until the 20th. The Banzai Pipeline, or Pipe, is a surf reef break located in Hawaii, off Ehukai Beach Park in Pupukea on Oahu’s famous North Shore. The Pipeline is famous for its huge waves which break in shallow water just above a sharp and cavernous reef, forming large, hollow curls of water that surfers can tube ride.

The O’Neill Coldwater Classic at Santa Cruz’s Steamer Lane, Event No. 9 of 10, was won by Taj Burrow (AUS), 34. So, that means that three surfers remain ‘mathematically’ in contention for the 2012 ASP World Title: Joel Parkinson (AUS), 31, Kelly Slater (USA), 40, and Mick Fanning (AUS), 31

We bet that all three will be going at it for one final time in 2012. Due to the altered format for the Billabong Pipe Masters, all three surfers will automatically be seeded into Round 3 of competition and finish no worse than Equal 13th (1750 points).
ASP WCT surfers’ year-end rankings are based off their top eight finishes from the 10 ASP WCT events in 2012. Parko is the current rankings leader on the ASP WCT, so the ASP World Title scenarios will be based on his potential finishes at Pipeline.

Here is how the year turned out:

  • Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: Taj Burrow (AUS)
  • Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: Mick Fanning (AUS)
  • Billabong Rio Pro: John John Florence (HAW)
  • Volcom Fiji Pro: Kelly Slater (USA)
  • Billabong Pro Tahiti: Mick Fanning (AUS)
  • Hurley Pro at Trestles: Kelly Slater (USA)
  • Quiksilver Pro France: Kelly Slater (USA)
  • Rip Curl Pro Portugal: Julian Wilson (AUS)
  • O’Neill Coldwater Classic: Taj Burrow (AUS)
  • Billabong Pipe Masters: TBD

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The 5th annual NY Surf Film Festival, which happened mid-September, finally announced its 2012 awards last month. Presented again by the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA), the NYSFF welcomed international filmmakers, avid surfers, legendary surf photographers, film buffs, and friends to Nitehawk Cinemas, NYC on September 19th and 20th, 2012 for an arrangement of 30 films from around the world, intimate Q&A sessions and charity fundraising.

Film awards were given for outstanding work in both feature and short form film, cinematography, soundtrack, as well as the viewer’s choice selection. There were thirteen sold out screenings, and over 1,500 people in attendance at the numerous premieres and parties.

The New York Surf Film Festival is the premier showcase for international independent surf film. The mission of the New York Surf Film Festival is to provide filmmakers who are exploring the diversity of surfing with a forum to present their work to a larger audience. As surf culture becomes more popular, the notion of what it means to be a surfer expands. The aim is to program a mix of film views and stories from all over the different parts of the world.

From both Indie as well as established surf filmmakers, The New York Surf Film Festival hopes to foster the growth of this global community in NYC. The New York Surf Film Festival (NYSFF) is one of the many surf film festivals around the world in the collaborative launch of the Global Surf Film Festival Collective (GSFFC) at gsffc.org, a streamlined one stop submission process to worldwide surf film festivals.

Congrats to the winners:

2012 BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD: HERE & NOW
2012 BEST SHORT FILM AWARD
: KOOK PARADISE
2012 BEST SOUNDTRACK AWARD
: DEAR SUBURBIA
2012 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD
: RAW: THE MOVIE
2012 BEST WAVE SEGMENT
: DANE REYNOLDS, DEAR SUBURBIA
2012 VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD FEATURE FILM
: DEAR SUBURBIA
2012 VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD SHORT FILM
: KOOK PARADISE

Further information about the New York Surf Film Festival and the films are available at www.NYSurfFilm.com, info@nysurffilm.com, or by regular mail to New York Surf Film Festival LLC 242 President St #3R Brooklyn, NY 11231. Also check in at http://newyorksurffilmfestival.com/ for 2013 festival details and updates.

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As I’m writing this, Cyber Monday sales are up 24.1% up this year. We’ve spotted some really cool deals so it’s no wonder. Anyway, here at Becker Surf, the savings keep rolling in with up to 30% off!

Spend $50 get 10% off
Spend $100 get 20% off
Spend $150 get 30% off

Use Promo code: HARVEST at checkout.

Here are some winter items you may want to snag at some sweet prices:

  1. This Volcom grizzly tee will definitely bring out your inner grizzly bear fierceness and growl. $27
  2. The HIPPY TREE Aspen T Shirt will inspire you to hike the mountain trails surrounded by picturesque trees, or go down those famous slopes when they become snow-topped. Heather blue. $18
  3. This NIXON Regain beanie is cool… and looks hot. It features a fold up beanie, a woven label, and one size fits most. It’s perfect for the cooler days and nights. $15
  4. The ELEMENT Cedar Jacket, part of the Emerald Collection, is the perfect jacket for cooler climates. It is made with 100% organic peached canvas for the shell and conventional polyester cotton for the lining. It features a regular fit military inspired jacket, front button closure, dual chest patch pockets with button flap closure and buttoned cuffs. $154
  5. Some of you may have already upgraded to the iPhone 5, but for those of us that still have version 4, check out the VANS iPhone 4 Case. It features a waffle sole replica on the back, a red heel tag at the side, and case glows after exposing it to the light. $28

  1. The BILLABONG Shade Of Love Jacket is a gorgeous cropped jacket that is not only beautifully-styled, but also ridiculously cozy-soft. Constructed with a brushed wool/poly blend, this swing style jacket is fully lined and has a Sherpa fleece collar for the look of high end lamb’s wool. $99.50
  2. You won’t go wrong with the UGG Classic Cardy Boot. A must have footwear staple, the Cardy blends the coziness of your favorite sweater with the comfort features representative of UGGs. A heathered Merino-wool blend boasts functional wooden logo buttons, creating a three-styles-in-one silhouette that can be worn all the way up, unbuttoned and cuffed, or slouched down for a more casual look. $160
  3. Channel the warm cranberry color that is so hot this season with the RVCA Carnaby Street Sweater. This cotton sweater has an open, drop needle cable knit weave for a romantic, classic, crocheted look. It’s the perfect extra layer of of stylish warmth. $60

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As many of you know, every Thursday we acknowledge what we’re grateful for with our #thankfulthursdays tribute. Well, tomorrow is the ultimate #thankfulthursday… Thanksgiving! We hope you’re as ready as we are to start the holiday season.

Anyway, here are a few things we’ve been thankful for this year. Don’t forget to check out our Instagram account for more cool photos: http://instagram.com/beckersurf/.

Have a delicious and safe Thanksgiving!


Thankful for dream waves and picture-perfect days.


Thankful for the beautiful sun goddesses and the Miss Reef calendar 2013.


Thankful for gorgeous works of art like the Becker 6′ Balsa Board to carve cool waves.


Thankful for friends, family, and love.


Thankful for rad apparel.


Thankful for our own unique spirit and individuality.


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