2013 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Update

2013 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout

The opening ceremony for the 2013 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout. Photo: photobrent


2013 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout Update

It’s a balmy 75 degrees this morning and the North Shore is flat. Well, not flat, exactly. If this were El Porto people would be calling it the best day of the year, and there would be a human oil slick stretching from Palos Verdes to Malibu. But, by our spoiled standards it’s pretty crummy, so I’m mowing the lawn at eight in the morning, trying my damnedest to wake up the pile of junkies who live two houses down.

In Da Hui Backdoor Shootout news, the contest is most definitely OFF today, though with Saturday’s swell, as well as a new pulse hitting early next week, I’ve got a pretty positive feeling it will be running. No update on what contestants the respective teams will be fielding. But again, the team lineup is (as well as totally unsupported speculation regarding team riders) is:

-Da Hui Wax (I didn’t know they made wax)
-Quiksilver (the judges will be sitting at the Quik house. The fix in is boys.)
-Hurley (So, JJ, right? Make him earn that salary!)
-Vans (it’d be pretty sick to see Nathan Fletcher enter. Since this is a tube riding contest, that’s possible, right?)
-RVCA (Here’s hoping they enter my namesake, the other Rory Parker, if only so I can use the misplaced notoriety to swoop on confused groupies at Haleiwa Joe’s)
-Body glove (Cheyne Magnusson and Alex Gray are on the island, I know this because I saw them laughing at a barrel-stall-to-over-the-falls-kook-out I pulled at Rockies two days ago.)
-Reef (Alana Blanchard, for sure.)
-Tamba (Local Kauai surf shop so you know they’ll field some killers)
-Oakley (Seabass, without a doubt. On a related note, I would leave my wife in a heartbeat for Sage Erickson. I know she’s all Christian, and I am decidedly not, but, hell, I’ll chant at the sky and eat shitty crackers all day, just for a chance to smell her hair.)
-Fox (Bruce Irons, Keanu Asing, Tanner Henderickson… Those are some proper Pipe murderers, right there.)—Rory Parker