So are you watching the Fiji Pro? The solid waves of Fiji are back on the WCT for the women, and it's really turned on for them!
I'm supposed to be working, but I'm thoroughly enjoying watching it live here. And I don't even really like competitive shortboarding!
(Update: Um, why are there no women commentating, interviewing, assisting, etc? Are there women judging? I can see them serving drinks in the bar, but so far, no-one is involved in the representation of anything in this broadcast. Seriously though, is this still happening? Oh hang on... Rosie Hodge just interviewed someone. She is so much better at this gig that Laird Hamilton. Ugh. I guess that comes with experience, which she is gathering after having done this for a while.)
(Update again: Did you see that awesome little marketing clip where one of the women says 'Why are we here? Because we frickin' rip and we deserve to be here!' Awesome. Despite this, there is still comment on this from the microphone - Potts just said 'There have been questions asked whether the girls could handle this stuff, but they've proved they can.' Dude, they proved that a while ago.)
(And another update: They have just been cutting to shots of the male presenters drinking fucking smoothies. Smoothies they were served by the lovely 'ladies' who work at the Tavarua resort, while talking about how well the 'ladies' were surfing - how impressed they were. That they are supporting the women is all really great, but it also comes across as a bit patronising. Like it's still a new thing to be impressed by the women competitors. Also, Stephanie Gilmore's close-out barrel was so great. Getting involved in close-outs is so under-rated. Probably not in a comp though...)