By Jon Will
After a perfect heat, would you expect anything less?
Joel parkinson has been crowned as the winner of the Oakley Bali Pro. With a long road to the final, the lead for the world title has tightened its grip. Mick Fanning is now our new leader after making a finish in the event better than our previous leader, Kelly Slater.
With a break before the next event, what will occur in the time off?
Will Mick be fed by his new found glory, or will Parko be able to sustain his momentum and overthrow the current leader?
This event has shown us that there are not a few dangerous surfers to watch out for in the field, but that the whole field has potential to get their chance at the top. We saw a great performance by Nat young with his journey ending in the semi finals. some heats were won and lost based on the adjustments of the ocean and changing tide.
With his great style and power we saw Cj Hobgood take out the 11 time champ Kelly in their heat by adapting to the changes of the waves.
It has also brought up questions of how contests should be judged and evaluated. The heat that brought this into consideration was the all star match up between John John and Parko. The both surfed excellent and posted great scores but did the better surfer win? or was there just no room left for the judges to effectively score the rides because of previously over scored waves?
Let that question be answered as we wait for the boys to rekindle the fight for the title at Teahupoo starting the 15th of August.
The story of Project ONE by Jon Will
Hi, I’m Jon Will, a partner working at Enoch and I’m excited to introduce Project ONE.
Project ONE was inspired by the very first board, founder Nicholas Mohnacky created. While shaping his first board, he painted an arrow on the nose & wrote, “One Way” implying that there was only “ONE way” to live. Years later I, as a recent college graduate from Palm Beach Atlantic University in the coastal community of Palm Beach, was looking for something more than just a nine to five. I eventually contacted Nick and asked if he had any internships. He replied with, “I have something for you, call me later.” He told me about Enoch, and how he dreamed to make the company into something bigger. He was tired of selling boards just to move inventory. Nick identified the change that needed to occur, and explained how he sought to help non-profits without actually running one himself. After a few meetings, Project ONE began to take shape. We came up with some concepts for the logo and decided to crowd source the design. After about 83 design iterations from 20 plus designers we landed on a final version that incorporates the original arrow on the first board artwork.
You may be asking, what is this one way to live? With Project ONE, we believe that the one way to live is to love and serve others. I’ll elaborate more on the details of our initial project once we decide which non-profit we want to work with.
Enoch Mission – a socially responsible surfboard manufacturer with a focus on innovative design and a priority on positively impacting coastal communities through board and merchandise sales.
Share a Wave. Enrich a Life. It takes ONE