Daytona Beach welcomed us with the best waves we've had thus far on the RMSS East Coast leg. Fun 2-3ft low tide peaks were on offer in the morning, which improved slightly throughout the rest of the day. We had about 60 stoked competitors frothing to get amongst the great surf. The kids that participated in the contest ranged from 3 year old twins, to a 6'2 15 year old that channeled his inner John John trying to prevail in the fun conditions. Our team of Pete Devries, AJ Collins, Taylor "Fishboi" Pai, Noah Synder, Mason "Hedgehog" Barnes, Eros Exarhou, and Zach "Hula" Harley helped sustain the good vibes throughout the day. The Roberts, Surf Rx, and Stacy x Hurley boards were a giant hit with the kids, and we want to say a big congratulations to Andrew Slaughter for taking the RMSS title yesterday. Check some pictures from the day inside, and click here for a full gallery from the day. | photos: Morgan Grosskreutz
Deerfield RMSS event was met with 96 excited kids ready to take on the micro 0-1ft waves on offer in Deerfield. Due to the small surf we encouraged the kids to get "Innovative" in order to advance to the next round. We saw gymnastic moves, headstands, dancing, belly flops, and yoga poses taking place on our big INT Softboards, and Riviera SUP boards. Our great team consisting of Pete Devries, AJ Collins, Taylor Pai, Mason Barnes, and Noah Snyder got in the bath-like 84 degree water to help propel the amped kids into some tiny waves. The event winner, Bella Miller, was actually on vacation from Canada, teaming up with fellow Canadian Peter Devries to take the RMSS crown back to our neighbors in the north. Come inside for some pictures from the day, and for a full gallery click here. | photos: Morgan Grosskreutz
RMSS stop number 3 on the East Coast went down yesterday at Pensacola Beach, FL. About 75 frothing kids showed up to participate, despite the extremely marginal surf on offer. The waves were in the 0-.5' range, making the INT Softboards and Riviera SUP's the equipment of choice for the majority of attendees. Team riders Mason Barns, AJ Collins, Taylor Pai, Jack MacGuire, Noah Snyder, and East Coast team manager superstar Asher Nolan came with us to help the kids into the ankle high rollers. Even with minimal surf, Nat Young impersonator Nat Write charged into the shore break a la Punker Pat and won himself the HI-Chew Wipeout of the day award. RMSS veteran Victoria Covey won the event, winning herself a new GoPro Hero 3. Come on in for some photos from the day, and check out the full gallery here. | Photos: Morgan Grosskreutz
Australian Metalcore band Parkway Drive visited the Hurley Studios to play their new song Dark days off their album Lost Atlas. | video: YB
Australian metalcore band Parkway Drive visited the Hurley Studios to perform Sleepwalker. Let the headbanging commence. | Video: YB
If you build it, they will come. We gave our art team a print maker and free reign over the front office at Hurley HQ. What we got was a definitive room full of epic. With the help of Hurley artists Craig Steyck and JP Olson, the print room truly came to life.
PS - check out how some of these prints turned into tees, and get your own here.
The Galveston stop was a little less fortunate weather-wise, but the kids were stoked regardless. With waves in the .5-1 ft range, the conditions were perfect for everyone to get pushed into a few waves on their INT softboards. Despite the lack of surf, the Hurley team consisting of Pat O'Connell, Mitch Abshere, Scotty Stopnik and Noah Snyder kept the kids stoked and psyched to surf. Stephen Lazenby was back to defend his RMSS title, but it was ultimately Mitch Abshere's #1 fan Baxter Wright who took the victory. After the event, the Hurley team was honored by the Texas State Senate, so we're pretty sure we are exempt of all laws from now on. Come inside for some photos from the day, and check out the full gallery here. Photos/Video: PK
The RMSS crew made their first stop at Corpus Christi, where they were greeted with perfect 1-2 ft waves. In the words of our pros on-hand, it was "as good as it gets" for Corpus. The groms were charging, doing their best to win the HiChew Wipeout of the Day giant box of candy. Thanks to Roberts, T.Patterson, Stacey and Surf Prescriptions the kids were supplied with the best boards to charge the great waves Corpus had to offer. We also want to issue a special good luck to our Corpus event winner Oliver Smith at Nationals. Click the link for some photos from the event, and for the full gallery from the event, click here. Photos/Video: PK
You're probably reading this blog because of your dad. Well, maybe not directly, but we're guessing he taught you how to surf, which changed your life and so on and so forth and now you're here. So thanks, dad of the person reading this, you're super cool. Back to you: check out our Dad's Gift Guide, complete with shots of a few of our favorite dads (Yadin, Scotty Stopnik and Aamion) with their kids, now on our Pinterest. You can say thank you in the form of really awesome boardshorts and maybe a Hawaiian shirt. Dads love those.
Team Average the movie, presented by Monster Children and Hurley... Take a journey with some of the world's best surfers and skaters as they slide and ride together in a foreign land, this time around that foreign land is New Zealand. It has been sometime since these two cultures have inspired one another, and we think Team Average may be the guiding light.
Directed by Riley Blakeway. Dylan Rieder, Natas, Greyson Fletcher, Ryan Wilson, Jack Fardell, Alex Gray, and Chippa Wilson tearing New Zealand to bits. Pointless hyping it up. Just watch. It's brilliant.