Ros Lawrence wins Gold

10/3/13 3:38 PM

Congratulations to Bausele ambassador and world class kayaker Ros Lawrence who was part of the Australian team who won the World Championships in Prague recently. Next up for Ros is the Adidas Sickline extreme kayak race in Austria, which she won last year. Well done and good luck Ros!


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Ace on

9/3/13 2:40 PM

Check out this recent article and video on Ace's win at Teahupo'o and some insights into the man himself.

A great ambassador for Bausele and role model for anyone.


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8/20/13 10:18 AM

ACE!!! Adrian 'Ace' Buchan has just WON the Billabong Pro Tahiti 2013 !!

He was on fire throughout the competition, taking down the likes of John John Florence and Kelly Slater in the final rounds in awesome waves at the famous break of Teahupo'o.

We are immensely proud of you Ace, this is an incredible result!

Excerpt from the event site:

Adrian Buchan (AUS), 30, has claimed the 2013 Billabong Pro Tahiti over 11-time ASP World Champion and four-time Billabong Pro winner Kelly Slater (USA) in solid four-to-six foot (1.5 – 2 metre) waves at Teahupo’o.

Event No. 6 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), this season’s Billabong Pro Tahiti saw the famed South Pacific reef pass of Teahupo’o turn on throughout the event with the world’s best surfers redefining high-performance barrel-riding, culminating in a electric, marathon 19-heat final day.

The young Australian was on a tear during the final day of competition, posting excellent scores through his five heats today. Buchan’s back-to-back 9-point rides to open up the Final for phenomenally deep forehand barrels proved enough to stave off an inspired recovery from Slater, including a death-defying righthand barrel in the dying moments of the Final.

“I can’t believe it,” Buchan said. “Kelly (Slater) is incredible and I thought he snatched it for me at the end. I couldn’t go right…but I probably should have. I still can’t believe it. It hasn’t sunk in. What an incredible day though. The sun came out during the last five minutes and it’s all just really special right now.”

Buchan’s win today marks the second of his eight-year career amongst the world’s elite (his first in France over Slater in 2008) and Central Coast goofy-footer rockets from 18th to 10th on the 2013 ASP WCT rankings.

“I knew I had to step it up today,” Buchan said. “Had to plow through some big names today. Every time I paddled out, I told myself that I only had to catch two waves. That was my mantra through each heat and it worked out well for me.”

Slater was a man possessed on the final day of competition, surviving horrific wipeouts throughout his five heats of competition to find himself in this evening’s Final against Buchan. Despite an incredible backhand barrel and a last-minute effort on a righthander, the Australian’s early scores would prove too much for Slater to overcome.

“Took a few poundings out there today for sure,” Slater said. “Felt like I dislocated my shoulder at one point but it feels okay now. The waves were really fun today and Ace (Adrian Buchan) just happened to get those two gems at the start of the heat. Those two were the ones and I would have preferred a win, but Ace has been in really good form all day and he’s a deserving winner.”

Text excerpts and photos from Billabong

Photos ©ASP/Kristin

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Go Nicolas!

6/19/13 2:22 PM

La Solitaire du Figaro is still underway, and Bausele ambassadors Nicolas Lunven, Julien Villion and JP Nicol are all racing hard at every stage aiming for stage and overall victory like the tru competitors they are.

The 3rd stage is now complete, and special congratulations must go to Nicolas who claimed 2nd Place, a highly commendable result! Well done mate!

We will now anticipate the fourth and final stage of this great race, and wish all our ambassadors the very best of luck!

Visit the race site here to get involved and cheer them on with us!


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La Solitaire du Figaro

6/11/13 3:59 PM

Prestigious yacht race La Solitaire du Figaro is underway, and Bausele is watching and applauding the progress of three of our talented ambassadors; Nicolas Lunven, J.P Nicol and Julien Villion. There are four stages to this race, conducted off the coast of France, and in the first stage J.P and Nicolas did very well with 3rd and 12th place respectively, while Julien also raced well. We wish them luck for the rest of the stages still in contention and for their results overall!



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Ace 5th at Rio Pro

5/26/13 10:07 PM

Bausele Ambassador Ace Buchan has been having a great year so far on the World Championship Tour of surfing, posting solid results and producing displays of amazing surfing at locations around the globe. His latest achievement is an outstanding equal 5th placing in the Billabong Rio Pro in Brazil, where he also defeated Kelly Slater and Gabriel Medina, one of the sport's greatest legends and one of it's young rising stars, in the same fourth round heat.



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4/28/13 9:56 PM

BASELWORLD, the world's biggest and most important event in the watch and jewellery sector is being held in Basel, Switzerland, from April 25 to May 2, 2013. Each spring, some 1800 companies from the watch, jewellery and precious-stone industries, together with related sectors, showcase their latest developments and innovations in Basel. Bausele is aiming to be a part of the event next year, and would like to wish a successful Basel fair to everyone in the industry!

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Ace Semifinals Placing

3/26/13 2:56 PM

Ace Buchan has powered his way to the semi finals of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2013, coming just short of the finals when narrowly beaten by eventual runner-up Josh Kerr. In solid wild waves at the famous Western Australia surfbreak, Ace once again showed class and style to progress so far in a field of the world's best surfers. Well done once again Ace!
Looking forward to seeing his backhand attack at Bells Beach for the next 2013 World Championship Tour event very soon...


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Ace Wins ASP Award

3/3/13 9:32 PM

Sport is a huge part of the Australian lifestyle, and while surfing is a lifestyle more than a sport for many, it is also a globally contested sport at many levels. Bausele ambassador Ace Buchan has been competing from an early age and has spent many years competing in his chosen sport at the highest possible level. This year at the annual ASP World Surfing Awards banquet held on the Gold Coast in Australia, Ace was awarded the Peter Whittaker Award for Sportsmanship, an award that recognises the outstanding character and example that Ace brings to the field of competition. He is a true ambassador not just for Bausele and Australian surfing, but also for the Australian and universal values of good sportsmanship. Well deserved for one of pro surfings nicest guys.

Onya mate!


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Quiksilver Pro 2013

3/3/13 9:16 PM

The first event of surfing's elite world championship tour competition is kicking off on the Gold Coast of Australia at the 2013 Quiksilver Pro Snapper Rocks, and Bausele will be cheering on Bausele ambassador Ace Buchan as he begins his campaign for 2013. It's a great spectacle if you can make it there to watch, we will be following Ace's progress on the live webcasts as his fierce backhand attack is unleashed on the Snapper Rocks waves. GO ACE!


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Culture fix

2/26/13 10:53 AM

Now in its 24th year the Alliance Française French Film Festival is set to rekindle its love affair with audiences when it returns in 2013 with 43 spectacular films.
Proudly presented by Peugeot, the Festival, which is the biggest foreign film event in Australia, will enchant the most discerning cinephile with an eclectic selection of the finest movies to emerge from France over the last 12 months.
Check it out!


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Australian wine country

2/25/13 10:19 PM

Australia has a rich tradition of quality winemaking across the country, one region in particular which is a favourite of ours at Bausele being the Barossa Valley in South Australia. One of the most famous vineyards in Australia which made itself a home in this region back in 1847 is Jacobs Creek, and one of their best drops ( in our opinion ) is the St Hugo label, named in honour of the grandson of the founder of Jacobs Creek, one Hugo Gramp, who was killed in an airplane crash in 1938 while he was in charge of the company. Just another story in the tapestry of great Australian made products created from the natural resources of the land.


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Welcome Julien

1/11/13 3:30 PM

Bausele proudly welcomes on board our team of inspirational ambassadors...Julien Villion!


Julien is an immensely talented rising star in the highly competitive yacht racing world, and although just 25 years of age he recently raced in the 2012 Sydney to Hobart, a yacht race which has become world famous for it's challenging and often very dangerous sea conditions.


As a valued and key part of the crew of the Peugeot and Surfrider Foundation Australia Protect Our Playground yacht, a high performance race spec Beneteau First 45, he played an integral part in the team placing 2nd in ORCi2 and 3rd in IRC3 divisions, a highly commendable result!


All with his Bausele Yachting Coal firmly on his wrist to aid him over the fast paced race!


Julien started his sailing career at the age of 5, on the Optimist small yachts, then spent 10 years competing in small Hobie Cat 16 and F18 catamarans at national and international levels. Since 2009 his focus has been on offshore sailing with 3 participations in the yachting Tour de France including one victory.


A young man on the fast rise, he participated in his first Solitaire du Figaro last year, and we expect great things will be in store for Julien for 2013, as he represents Bausele with his enormous talent, adventurous spirit, and burning desire to speed his way over the ocean beating the clock and all rivals.



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Ace 4th Place at Sunset

12/9/12 6:00 PM

Bausele ambassador Adrian 'Ace' Buchan tore through an elite field of the worlds best professional surfers in solid Hawaiian waves at Sunset Beach to make the final of the Vans HIC Pro in challenging surf conditions. With his backhand hooks and stylish carves taking out some big names along the way. Ace once again proved he deserves his coveted position in the ranks of the World Championship Tour, and is set to requalify easily for next year. Well done mate!


Ace Sunset 2012

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Ace Buchan...then&now

9/27/11 11:25 PM

Here's a cool little clip from Hurley that documents Bausele ambassador Adrian “Ace” Buchan as a grom and as one of the most consistently smiling guys on the ASP World Tour.



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Swiss watchmaking

9/27/11 11:24 PM

Check out this little article on the art of Swiss watchmaking. It's common knowledge the Swiss are world renowned for their bank accounts, cheese, pocketknives and watches, if you ever wanted to know a little more about the story of why Swiss watches are held in such regard, this a good intro.  

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The land of West Oz

9/27/11 11:23 PM

Here's some great images from some top photographers of an amazing piece of this land we love, compiled by Australian Geographic.

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Sydney to Hobart 2012

9/27/11 11:20 PM

The Sydney to Hobart yacht race is an annual iconic Australian event, it's a thrilling spectacle and for the 2012 race Bausele was proudly on board the Peugeot / Surfrider Foundation yacht as official timekeepers as they raced their way to an excellent result!



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MHYC twilight racing

9/27/11 11:18 PM

The Middle Harbour Yacht Club is something of a hidden gem, nestled away somewhere between Manly and Sydney Harbour, it's perfectly positioned to take advantage of some of the best waterways in the harbour city. This summer they are hosting a twilight racing series which is proudly sponsored by Bausele. Click through to find out more and become involved, it's a great experience.



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Modern day adventurers

9/27/11 11:16 PM

Here's a glimpse of a very alternate lifestyle...Members of the Wallis family must be born with sea legs. Sailing deep into Antarctica ferrying scientific expeditions is just another day in the life of these ocean dwellers. And in between battling freezing storms and dodging icebergs they manage to capture some amazing photographs.



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