SURFBANG.COM Interview with Bede Durbidge
August 17, 2012
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SURFBANG.com scored a pretty rad interview with Aussie Bede Durbidge while he was on his way to Tahiti for the Billabong Pro which is taking place right now. Check out how it all went down, including Bede and his impression of the US Open, his thoughts on the ASP, his new surf movie #NoFilter and of course, anything and everything goes! Thanks to SurfBang.com for letting us post this interview,
Let’s talk US Open. You were eliminated in Round 5 and it looked like you just couldn’t find a decent wave. What happened out there?
The waves were very difficult in HB this year. I had a really tough draw with Miguel, Filipe and Jordy. It was only about waist-high and onshore. Jordy and I didn’t really get going in that heat and Miguel and Fliipe were just going mad boosting off everything and anything.
Would you like to see more stops on tour be like the US Open?
I think it’s a great contest and concept to bring in the skating and music but there is no need for another one.
What was your favorite part about the US Open this year?
Probably Julian winning the final. It’s so good seeing one of your country win and its been a long time since an Aussie has won it.
#NoFilter has some really crazy footage, can you tell us a little about what Fox’s goal was with this movie and what “no filter” truly means in terms of filming?
I thought the movie was insane and Fox did a great job of putting it together. It gives an insight into some of the riders personalities and show cases how good of a team Fox have.
What separates #NoFilter from other surf movies?
You won’t see as many crazy airs in NoFilter like some of he other surf movies out there but it is definitely filled with raw and explosive surfing from massive Jaws and Cloudbreak to perfect Indo and Kirra. I love the music in it too. It amps you up like a surf movie is supposed too.