The Journals - Ocean Rodeo's Weekly Report
UPDATED WEEKELY OCEAN RODEO REFLECTS ON THE WEEK OF WORK, WHAT LIES AHEAD AND HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD ONE RIDER AT A TIME.
Days like today are a great reminder of the extreme gust / danger potential associated with large dark clouds. While running through some kite testing today, the wind was ranging from 10 to 20 knots, with the odd 35 knot blast coming through with the clouds. While an experienced rider with a bridled SLE kite can handle this, older C kites can be a real handful in these conditions due to less available depower.
If the clouds are dark and looming upwind,...its probably wise to wait for another day!
It's all work around here,....honestly!
Another rough week at Ocean Rodeo central. Nothing but work, work, work around here as we finalize the OR clothing project.
Joris (OR technical web/graphics guru) seems to be taking a long time on this one,.....I'm sure he's enjoying these images more than our regular kite pics!
Online Videos by Veoh.com
Pyro Surf Suit’s on Discovery TV!
Surfing in the snow…
I drew the short straw and ended up on camera duty today, while Erik and Ross made the most of a shifty (sh#*y) 10" NW swell. The crew was stoked to be toasty in the pyro surf dry as temp was holding at 0 C with driving snow for most of the day.
A few seconds after taking this shot I was picked off and rolled.....end result,....my camera housing was ripped away,...gone in the white water! (there goes 4 k !).
After a minute of panic, Erik recoverd the unit on the inside and paddled it back out by gripping the housing in his teeth,....THANKS ERIK!
Erik and I are heading out agian today chasing a cleaner swell.
New jeremie tronet Video
John Z - OR
Lights, camera, action,..OR on Discovery TV!
The new Ocean Rodeo surfing drysuit caught the attention of Discovery Channel TV!
Filming started at 7 am yesterday as the Discovery film crew followed surfers Erik Hansen and Hugh Pite to a mysto cold water reef break off Vancouver Islands west coast.
No messing around, the Discovery Crew had the camera's rolling and the questions flying. They did their homework on wetsuits and drysuits and really went deep to expose the performance characteristics of the worlds first surfing drysuit.
After the surf session the film crew visited Ocean Rodeo headquarters for an interview with Richard Myerscoughyerscough focused on the development and manufacturing of the suit.
The clip will air on Discovery Channel in Canada and the US in the next few months. (we'll post exact times ASAP!)
ps. Erik Hansen in picture doing his best snowball fight pose for the camera.