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2011 2nd Annual Pittwater Hydro Derby Summer Invitational

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Boogity Boogity Boogity!!!

With just over 24 hours till the 2nd Annual 2011 Pittwater Hydro Derby Summer Invitational the atmosphere is electric! Teams have been scrambling to optimize their Hydro strategies, with a spate of last minute crew trading, as they look to maximize their ‘angling quotient’ and most critically the potential ‘standards per tonne’ ratings. At this late stage most teams … Continue reading

Fear and Loathing in Los Pittwater…a land based Hydro Derby?

Epic. Hunter S Thompson, the grand daddy of Gonzo Journalism would be stirring in his grave with the prospect of so much “pure Gonzo journalism” taking place all over the Hydro Derby arena. How ever what’s not so clear (until i point it out) is the amazing amount of parallels with Thompsons’ Fear and Loathing … Continue reading

2011 Team Profile: The Stepfords

So the late entries continue to roll in to the Hydro Derby’s various global HQ’s… with the latest and greatest coming to us from the leafy northern suburbs of Sydney. Delivered with a stunning backhand lob by a strapping young lad in tennis whites the hand written letter of intent was presented on bone white … Continue reading

Hydro Brew – a hop in the right direction

Like a stealth Ninja, last Sunday the Hydro Derby Brew team smashed out 80L of mighty fine beer for the much anticipated after party. Included within the brews were the following samples that shall be available for you – Après Hydro Derby. Australian Pale Ale American Pale Ale Amps Wheat Beer Special Ass Beer Pale … Continue reading

This is the final countdown….

five ah ah ah huh? Hydroderbyists a communique from the Count. Five days are left to register your Hydro intentions. Join the likes of Team RAMROD and Team Gout in the quest for as the French may term it “piscatorial et hydro dominance”. I know that there are some lurking teams out there ready to … Continue reading

2011 Team Profile: The Triumphant Touristic Trawlers

Lookout! At 2.52am Friday morning local time the Hydro Derby HQ (Bangalore Sub-Outsourcing Registration Processing Branch) received word via INTERPOL and a wikileaks blog, that The Triumphant Touristic Trawlers (TTTT) were indeed lining up for a second suck of the sauce bottle in the Hydroderby, when Captain J Mc, recently was interviewed by the Hydro … Continue reading

2011 Team Profile: Dirty Mexicans

At 2am Monday morning local time the Hydro Derby HQ (Bangalore Sub-Outsourcing Registration Processing Branch) was firebombed into the Devonian Age. Luckily due to the recent GFC we were running only a skeleton staff of a half dozen Indus Perch from the River Vrishabhavathi, all escaped with only a minor poaching. This morning it was widely … Continue reading

2011 Team Profile: Team Gout

The 2011 Board of Competition Stewards are honoured to announce the second official team entry for the 2011 2nd Annual Pittwater Hydro Derby Summer Invitational! Whilst the scuttlebutt has held talk of a formidable force being assembled from west of the Great Divide for some weeks it was the arrival of a ill tempered sea bass … Continue reading

The Post-Event Gala Event Post

After the show it’s the afterparty, then After the party it’s the hotel lobby, then After the Belve then it’s probably Cris And after the original it’s probably this Yes ma, Bed-Stuy, Fiesta R. Kelly There are few things sweeter after a hard days Hydro Derbying than letting it all hang out at the Apres … Continue reading

I’ll bring the soy and wasabi.

In a perfect world, all Hydro Derby participants would essentially just bring a sharp knife and some chopsticks to consume the catch as fresh as possible. However the reality is that most of the Hydro time will be spent hauling in small fry taking photos of them next to cans for submission. Could it be … Continue reading