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Kicking off the 2013 WQS Tour down under.  And it was fun times….as expected!

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AUSTRALIA!

Better late then never (once again) sorry for extremely lagging. I became very overwhelmed with all the footage I managed to collect over my two month stint in Australia and finally put this together. It’s a compilation of my trip starting in Manly going to the Goldy Coast back down to Sydney and then finishing off over in West Oz. As usual, it was an amazing trip and I can’t wait to do it all over again next year. Stay tuned for some fun videos this summer. I will be posting more regularly (I promise 8-)  ) Enjoy!

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Baby-G Shoot

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Baby-G Australia Shoot

My Baby-G Shoot from early this year when I was kickin it on the Gold Coast of Australia for 2 months.  The Casio Crew came out and we were able to get surf clips, photos and all this awesome footage for the Baby-G Commercial.  Thanks Nate Lee of TINSTAAFL Productions for an awesome job putting together this video!

Gold Coast Randomness

So I completely forgot to film anything and everything during my 2 week stay on the Gold Coast. But I managed to muster up a few clips of my friends and I with some beautiful beach days. But not even this short video sums up how much fun it actually was.

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The Shorties vs. White Mambas

I hosted a little game of ‘Gestures’ on a rainy windy night on the Gold Coast.  The Shorties = Mitch Crews, Keanu Asing, Jack Freestone, Aj Collins, Eric Tomlinson and John Fisher.  While the White Mambas = ME, Megan Moss, Jemma Morgan and Bianca Peters. Ww all woke up with sore stomachs we laughed so hard!!!

Snapper Surf Club Jam

Made it to Australia and didn’t waste anytime finding out the haps down unda!  I hung out at the Burleigh contest all day watching the boys rip, snuck a fun surf in down the beach, witnessed some confrontational drama go down in the water with Sunny, Jeremy and an unfortunate other, let’s just say he will need a band-aide or two, then raced back to Rainbow Bay to meet up with friends and jam at the Snapper Surfriders Club for Matt Hoy’s Birthday!  What a fun day~

Home Sweet Home

Finally back home in my be-loved “bubble” Newport Beach, and it feels soooo good to sleep in my own bed and eat my delicious home cooked meals. I love traveling and had an absolute BLAST in Australia, but it’s good to be back home. The weather has been insanely warm for March (summer come early) and I couldn’t be happier. Sage cruised down for the weekend for a little fun in the sun action, and we were frothing the two footers.

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Flip Floppin Fun

Thanks to the FFS Crew for making my first stop on tour come alive in Australia, I had so much fun and without them, my Oz-Blog would not have been nearly as fun!

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Margaret River Finals

Congrats to Taj Burrow and Josh Kerr, an all aussy final with Josh scoring a perfect 10.0 and taking the 6*Prime Win.  I got the full coverage with amazing footage from the semi-finals including a little chat with the boys!

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Heading to West Oz

I had an amazing time on the Gold Coast, now I’m off to Western Australia for the Margaret River Master’s WQS Event.  For only having to get across the country, it was a freaking mission!  Dropped the rental car off to take a taxi to the train station to get a ticket for the Brisbane Airport just to get ripped off on board fees to fly to W.A, where we re-rented a car to drive 4 hours to Perth in the middle of the night trying not to get lost since the contest could potentially start at 8am. EEEK!

Gudang Interview

Just found out that the Gudauskas Boys are staying right next door to my pad on the Gold Coast, so I snuck over for some laughs and then we cooked up a mean BBQ chicken dinner.

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Casio Shoot

Casio and the crew flew over to Australia to meet up and shoot some surf and model shots.  It was a very successful shoot, minus my almost broken toe.  I can’t even describe what happened in words so you just have to watch and see for yourself the pain inflicted on the little pinky that almost didn’t make it home :)

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Snapper Comp

Event Status = ON I had an amazing, woke up early and caught a few waves at Snapper, and when I say few I mean literally 3. EVERYONE was out which made it extremely difficult to catch waves. I did a few run arounds before I gave up and just parted with the fact that Green Mount is where I was meant to surf. Check out the video for some Quiky Pro Surf action and see what other Cali Girl I ran into on the other side of the world.

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Burleigh and Bowling

For another rainy filled day, we are making the most of it. We hit up Burleigh Heads for a quick surf session in the a.m. followed by a mean bowling session in the p.m. Im not claiming any bowling skills here, but I did come awfully close to taking out Mr. J.Smith himself.

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First Day in Aus.

Day 1 Blog 1 of Wheres Erica

I’m on the Gold Coast of Australia during the Quiky Pro where Im staying in an awesome apartment that over looks Snapper Rocks. Heres an intro of what my blog is about, straight into the start of what will hopefully be a trip to remember. Which I can already vouch for considering my first surf session was threatened with a tsunami warning and everyone was pulled out of the water. No-more spoiler alerts, you have to take a look at the video!

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