The pics of the boys smiling at the press conference is because they have
all been lent brand new 4WD Lexus Hybrids to cruise down from Perth to
Margaret's and go bush bashing for the week.
Parko, Bede, Mick Fanning and Occy, who is just here to do stuff for Fuel TV
were all handed the keys...what was Lexus thinking.
The press conference was pretty funny. Government officials, who are the
main sponsors, were trying to be cool and 'surf speak'. 'Pumping' was the word
of the day. Everyone tried to use it in context and almost got it right. I
was waiting for 'cowabunger' to pop out considering the Margaret River
region is hosting the CowParade an outdoor art display. 80 life size 3D cow
canvases 'grazing' a places all over the region. Some pretty fun 'cows' out
there including a 'CowaBunga...Hang a Hoof' on the roof of the local pub.
It will be pumping this week. Wednesday suppose to be good and Friday is
supposed to be triple overhead.
Big pack of girls down here including Alana Blanchard......the tour misses
her. Maybe she should have been given a special wildcard or we could all
hope she re-qualifies for 2011.
Dave Macaulay's daughter is doing well here. She is only 17 years old and
ripped her heats . Dad was sitting in the channel caddying for her and was beaming
after she won her heat.
That's about it...except I nearly hit a kangaroo this morning heading to the
contest. Just hopped out in front of the car. Yeah they do hang in the
streets and the highways here in OZ.
Peter Joli Wilson