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Pics from the Go Pro! Took these at the Mr Price Pro in Ballito. First time I have used this sick little camera.  I like the way the pics came out. Really enjoyed the Mr Price Pro this year. Fun waves. Good Vibes.  Sarah Baum RIPPED and took home the 1st place trophy. I got 3rd. Not 1st, but better than 4th right ??

T-Rex and Tammy-Lee afternoon chills at La Montagne Pool

T-Rex and Tammy-Lee afternoon chills at La Montagne Pool

Backline

Backline

Me and Dory the Dog

Me and Dory the Dog

Jason and Trace - La Montagne Hotel pool

Jason and Trace - La Montagne Hotel pool

Boys and Palms

Boys and Palms

Tooo many G'n T's or what?

Tooo many G'n T's or what?

Sisters

Sisters

Tammy - Lee after her heat win

Tammy - Lee after her heat win

Alice, Sarah Baum, Jax and Tammy-Lee

Alice, Sarah Baum, Jax and Tammy-Lee

out of the archives…

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A sequence from the archives. Durban, Nov 2009. Shot by Tostee

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Here is a press release/interview I did for the Mr Price Pro. I’m alright with it. No pressure. I decided to post it up here cos of the bit about the Smith family being so hospitable and amazing to me over the years. You guys rock, Thank you. Check out their backpackers – The Secret Spot Surf Camp.

“Stacey Guy’s plans and preparations for 2010 may have suffered an early setback when she fractured her ankle in February, but her determination, dedication and desire to return to action ahead of the Mr Price Pro Ballito has inspired a timely recovery.

Since the injury, the talented Team Red surfer has resolutely thrown herself into a training and rehabilitation programme as she looks to return to full fitness ahead of the fast-approaching Mr Price Pro Ballito.

Expected to return to the water in early May, Guy should have a good six or seven weeks of preparation under the belt by the time the 6A PST Mr Price Pro Women’s event kicks-off from July 2-4. The women’s event along with the 6A Pro Junior event precedes the 5-Star rated Men’s World Tour event from July 5-11.

“I’ve been doing some training recently to strengthen my ankle so I have been bike riding, SUP’ing and swimming a little,” 25-year-old Guy explained. “I haven’t really trained much in the past but have been forced to since my injury… I’m determined to get fit and start surfing at 100% again.”

Last year, the Mr Price Pro Ballito women’s event was cancelled for the first time in this history of the competition as a result of gigantic swells, and Guy said it was a prime example of what mother nature could throw at you.

“I’ve been going to Ballito for around 10 years now, and that’s the biggest I have ever seen the swell get – it was huge and out of control. You never really know what to expect in surfing, it’s up to the ocean and mother nature, and you just have to deal with whatever the ocean throws at you.”

However, as a host of international stars battle it out in the 6A women’s event –  which is the biggest on the domestic circuit – Guy will undoubtedly be looking to take advantage of her familiarity with the Ballito surf spots.

Despite hailing from Cape Town, the small North Coast town is a “second home” to Guy, and a place she says she just loves to visit.

“My best mate, Tammy-lee Smith, is a Ballito local and we have been surfing together for years. Her family home is like my second home. They have been so hospitable over the years and have also had to put up with a bit of mischief from all of us. I enjoy the waves up there and also the small town vibe. It’s cool and really I like it. It’s one of my happy places.”

Indeed, she will certainly be hoping it is also a happy place for her on July 4 when the women’s event comes to an end, as a good result would certainly cap off an incredible comeback after her February 7 mishap.”

Cute.

xoxo