Best of Bells

Friday, April 21, 2017

Joel, flairing through the Bells Bowl. With plenty of power on hand throughout the Rip Curl Pro, one of his go-to boards was a slight step-up 6'1 1/2" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.6L Monsta 6 (he's 6'0" / 83kg). Photo Ryan Miller 

Parko, locked and loaded for yet another timeless performance on the Surf Coast reefs. With several rounds running at pumping Winki before Bells came to the party in a big way for the finale, Joel switched between his normal 6'0" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.1L Monsta 6, the 6'1 1/2" (above), and several other boards up to 6'2 1/2" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 29L, paired with both our JS FCS2 template, and the Carver (all in large). Photo Ryan Miller

Jeremy, laying it over on a ridiculous Winki wall. Photo Trevor Moran

Like Joel, Jezza went with a slight step-up Monsta 6, an inch longer than his normal shortboard - 5'10 1/2" x 18 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 24.9L (he's 5'9" / 68kg). Clip Peter King

After looking incredibly comfortable in waves of any size throughout the Aus leg, especially the chunkier days at Margies and Bells, Jeremy's moving onto the next leg of the CT with his boards dialled in, a razor sharp rail game, and some of his favourite events in the firing line. Big things to come! Photo Ryan Miller

Sal, wetting her rails through the Bowl. Photo Trevor Moran

Even with a fin slice to the foot and a back injury, Sal managed to follow up her Margies win with a solid quarterfinal finish at Bells. With plenty of perfect, punchy surf on tap for the girls as well as the guys throughout the event, she went up from her normal shortboard (5'8 1/2" x 17 5/8" x 2 3/16" x 22.3L M6) to one of her favourites from WA - a 5'10" x 17 5/8" x 2 3/16" x 23L Monsta 6 round tail. Photo Ryan Miller

Ace's backhand, looking as smooth and powerful as ever. At 5'9" / 76kg, he rides a 5'11" x 18 5/8"x 2 5/16" x 26L Monsta 6. Photo Ryan Miller

When the sunrise looks like this and the Torquay reefs are doing their thing, it makes it pretty damn easy to get up in the dark. Throughout the Rip Curl Pro, Ace's been rotating between his 5'10 and 5'11" Monsta 6s, geared with our JS FCS2 template in large. Photo Trevor Moran

Owen and the fruits of his own dawn patrol. Event warm ups don't get much better as long as you've got the right rubber! Photo Trevor Moran

Throughout the Aus CT leg we saw a hundred different shades of O's backhand attack, and it's delivered consistently enough for him to now sit at second in the world. Can't get enough of this guy's rail game! Photo Trevor Moran

Owen loves his Forget Me Nots to pivot tight in the pocket and push as hard as he can when the conditions allow, and this one fit the bill perfectly while the Surf Coast reefs lit up. Close to his shortboard size, this FMN round pin is 6'3 1/2" x 19" x 2 3/8" x 29.3L (O's 6'3" / 76kg). Photo Ryan Miller

Perfect surfing for a perfect canvas. Fred, dismantling Winki on the way to the quarters. Photo Trevor Moran

Fred's always smiling, especially during the first big CT result of his career. A well-deserved quarter final finish at Bells, in the bag. At 6'1" / 81kg, he rides a 6'0" x 19" x 2 7/16" x 28.7L Monsta 6. Photo Ryan Miller

Raw power one second and as progressive as it gets the next - Jules knows how to get it done anywhere. Photo Ryan Miller

With a bunch of his favourite shortboards on hand for both Winki and Bells, ones of J-Dub's go-to all rounders was a 6'0 1/2" x 18 3/4" x 2 3/8" x 28L Monsta 6. Photo Ryan Miller