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The 2011 Rip Curl Pro It’ll keep your head ringing Ring Ding Dong

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  • Bells

    t h e 2 0 1 1 r i p c u r l p r o B e l l s

    M ot h er f u c k er s

    a c t l i k e t h e y

    f o r g o t a b o u t

  • F AT. W E A K .

    MUSHY. SLOW.

    GrumblinG about the wave at bells

    has echoed amonG fans and pros

    alike. many question whether it

    belonGs on tour at all.

  • F AT. W E A K .

    MUSHY. SLOW.

    pHOTOS: jiMMicAnE

  • WHAT nOW, BiTcHES?yall know me , st i l l the same ol G

    but i been low key. . .

    pHOTO: SHErMAn

  • WHAT nOW, BiTcHES?

  • EDITORIAL

    editor in chief travis ferr

    managing editor stuart cornuelle

    associate editor taylor paul

    photo editor peter taras

    associate photo editor jimmy wilson

    art director chato aGanza

    art director scott chenoweth

    online editor jason miller

    PhOTOgRAPhERs

    steve sherman

    ed sloane

    nathan smith

    Bells2011

    cover and back cover photos: steve sherman

  • 1:Run Heats, not MoutHs

  • 1:Run Heats, not MoutHs

    pHOTO: Ed SLOAnE

    how do you make a bunch of Grown men in fullsuits look like pussies?

    ask melanie bartels bare leGs, bare arms, barrels.

  • jordy smith reps sa thats for south africa and for simon

    anderson, and for sexual appetite, and for socially awkward.

    sexual appetite

    pHOTO: Ed SLOAnE

  • nobody told kelly that #winninG isnt trendinG anymore.

  • he won bells four times.

    he won it last year.

    he won the world title last year.

    he won the first event of this year.

    nobody told kelly that #winninG isnt trendinG anymore.

    pHOTO: nATHAn SMiTH

  • adam robertson is to bells as sean holmes is to jeffreys as jamie o is to pipe.

    see ya aGain next year, robbo.

    pHOTO: Ed SLOAnE

  • kellys alley-oop kills two birds with one stone: bird no. 1: bells is too soft for airs.f

    die slow, birds.

  • bird no. 1: bells is too soft for airs.

    pHOTO: Ed SLOAnE

    f f

    die slow, birds.

    bird no. 2: thirty-nine is too old for airs.

    f f

  • headless hack from a. de s.

  • pHOTO: Ed SLOAnE

  • davo isnt unsponsored, he just diGs scandinavian minimalism

    and white space on his boards.

    ...lol! actually, he is unsponsored. and btw, omG wtf?fyi:

  • pHOTO: nATHAn SMiTH

  • julian wilson hanGinG out a totally taj-esque crook winG on this lipper.

    squint, and you could swear its t. burrow.

  • squint, and you could swear its t. burrow.

    pHOTO: Ed SLOAnE

  • bobby martinezs twitter timeline durinG the rip curl pro:

    @bobby805: surfed my

    waves wronG 2day. was

    surfinG more down the

    line than verticle and in

    the pocket. so lookinG

    forward to workinG!

    19 apr via web

    @bobby805: Gonna Go

    practice at bells in 1

    hour! been struGGlinG

    for a lonGtime now

    but i aint Goin down

    without a fiGht!

    19 apr via web

    @bobby805: even thouGh

    i fell on my best wave

    of my heat i Got that

    win i desperatly needed!

    Got a tuff road ahead

    of me but ima Go down

    fiGhtinG!

    20 apr via web

    @bobby805: early morninG

    practice at bells. i Got

    now south africas best.

    Gonna try my best and

    hope for the best..aint

    no quitin in my blood!

    21 apr via web

    @bobby805: i kept on

    fallinG at the end of my

    waves..... i deserved to

    loose...couldnt finish my

    waves....bak to da Grindin

    wont let this stop me!

    21 apr via web

    @bobby805: Gotta keep

    workinG hard everyday

    to deserve to be on this

    tour! my work is just

    beGaninG! if i dont do

    somethinG then ima be

    off this tour

    22 apr via web

    @bobby805: in the airport

    on r way back to cali!

    Goin home with a knife

    in my heart for blowinG

    it yesterday! i hate this

    feelinG of failinG!

    22 apr via web

    @bobby805: dam i blew

    it! my boards felt Great

    here! thanks to channel

    islands for helpinG me!

    i luv u Guys!

    21 apr via web

  • bobby martinezs twitter timeline durinG the rip curl pro:

    pHOTO: Ed SLOAnE

  • the upside to dusty paynes round 1 loss was that he Got to surf firinG winkipop in round 2.

    but then he lost that one too.

    best world tour waves ive seen yet, he said before the heat.

  • the upside to dusty paynes round 1 loss was that he Got to surf firinG winkipop in round 2.

    but then he lost that one too.

    pHOTO: Ed SLOAnE

  • winkipop: the cute, quiet, shy younGer sister who doesnt Get as much atten-

    tion but upon closer inspection is probably the hottest in the family.

    she showed up for round 2 dressed to kill.

    pHOTO: nATHAn SMiTH

  • another all-white nose. what is this, a lifeGuard tower?

    cj hobGood, carvinG and starvinG.

    somebody pay this twin.

  • somebody pay this twin.

    pHOTO: Ed SLOAnE

  • younG rip curl Goofyfoot Gabriel medina fell to owen wriGht in round

    2 despite backside vertical pocket snaps like this one.

  • pHOTO: Ed SLOAnE

  • younG rip curl Goofyfoot owen wriGht beat Gabriel medina

    in round 2 with backside vertical pocket snaps like this one.

  • pHOTO: Ed SLOAnE

  • parko never needs to save face at bells. theres more than enouGh face to Go around.

  • parko never needs to save face at bells. theres more than enouGh face to Go around.

    pHOTO: Ed SLOAnE

  • its been 10 years since mick fanninG won the rip curl pro as a wee

    20-year-old wildcard who liked to Get naked at parties.

    he hasnt won bells since.

    maybe whip it out once in a while, mick.

  • maybe whip it out once in a while, mick.

    pHOTO: Ed SLOAnE

  • 2:ThE LIfE & TImEs

  • ALL pHOTOS: STEvE SHErMAn

    2:ThE LIfE & TImEs

    bobby martinez, post-heat, displeased

    with the judGinG: i been doinG this

    my whole life. that was not a 7.83.

    i know who their favorites are, but

    im a fiGhter and i wont back down.

  • belles of bells: oleema miller, laura enever, kalani miller and alana blanchard.

  • belles of bells: oleema miller, laura enever, kalani miller and alana blanchard.

  • simon anderson & douG claw warbrick, founders

    of the thruster and rip curl respectively.

  • past (and spoiler alert! future) bells champs.

  • cute cubed:

    bethany hamilton,

    carissa moore and

    coco ho.

  • d. payne in a reflective moment.

  • mick fanninG.

    whos the

    Guy siGninG

    autoGraphs?

  • red sinGlet,

    white sleeves,

    blue leash.

    thats patriotism.

  • @bobby805: @monsterenerGyau

    luv the wetsuits...they r

    comfortable

    and look bad ass too!

    thanks!!!!!

    19 apr via web

  • owen wriGht looks a lot like orlando bloom. there

    must be some way we can profit off of that.

  • kelly, brouGht to his knees by the maGnitude of what hes witnessinG: a smart, sleek, pocket-size diGital

    camera with stunninG 720p hd quality and a hiGh-powered 12x wide-anGle optical zoom.

    breathtakinG.

  • jordy wonders whether the health

    benefits are worth...that. decides

    they arent. sticks with beam.

  • 3: shERms sTuDIO

  • 3: shERms sTuDIO

    B Y S T E v E S H E r M A n

  • < sally fitzGibbons

    dave prodan >

  • < sally fitzGibbons

    dave prodan >

  • < joel parkinson

    jordy smith >

  • < joel parkinson

    jordy smith >

  • 4: hAPPy EnDIngs

  • 4: hAPPy EnDIngssally fitz, half of the hottest battle in comp surfinG

    riGht now and by hottest we mean the most conten-

    tious, with absolutely no sexual undertones.

    mostly.

    pHOTO:SHErMAn

  • pHOTOS:SHErMAn

  • same hat and

    t-shirt to the

    party? one of

    them is GoinG

    to h av e t o

    c h a n G e .

    sally and carissa.

    two Girls, one cap.

  • same hat and

    t-shirt to the

    party? one of

    them is GoinG

    to h av e t o

    c h a n G e .

    sally and carissa.

    two Girls, one cap.

    pHOTO:SHErMAn

  • who canceled christmas?

    parko and mick, takinG shit

    seriously and judGinG

    by their faces, poss ibly

    takinG shits...seriously.

  • who canceled christmas?

    parko and mick, takinG shit

    seriously and judGinG

    by their faces, poss ibly

    takinG shits...seriously.

    pHOTOS:SHErMAn

  • the reported winner.

  • the real winners.

    pHOTOS:SHErMAn

  • pHOTOS:SHErMAn

  • parko, already liftinG weiGhts for

    the next event.

  • pHOTO:SHErMAn

  • pHOTO:SHErMAn

    bells, motherfuckers!

  • r i n G

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