This year’s Hurley Pro – held at Lower Trestles on September 15th – will continue to showcase the world’s best surfers at the world’s most high-performance wave. But for the first time ever, we’re giving one of our coveted wildcard spots to you, as the 36th seed will be determined by a popular vote based on video submissions.
Here’s how it works: from May 15 to July 15, we will accept video submissions from any and every American surfer with dreams of surfing in the Hurley Pro. Our judging panel will review all submissions and then rank the top 16 candidates. From there, we will place the top 16 in a man-on-man contest bracket. Starting July 29th, we leave the voting up to you. A true People’s Choice.
So, prepare your clips or get ready to click. Either way, you’ll be part of history by choosing the first ASP World Tour wildcard surfer based entirely on popular vote.
Visit thehurleypro.com for more details.
He's a poster child for the aerial generation, but did you know Kolohe Andino can trade in his above the lip antics for some roomy barrels like nobody's business? Press play on Kolohe Andino's One & Only, a downright tube-fest, filmed entirely at P-Pass in Micronesia — which was on fire, might we add. For more from Kolohe, including his favorite Hurley product, visit Hurley.com/koloheandino.
Red Bull's 21Days series chronicles the 21 days leading up to a World Tour event: all the training, traveling and free surfs. In the series leading up to the Billabong Rio Pro, Nat Young, the California rookie (who has found himself on quite a roll), was featured alongside Adriano DeSouza, the Brazilian who snatched the coveted Bells trophy from Nat. Through the three episodes it is easy to gather that Nat has an intense drive… a drive that led him to Tahiti in the final installment. Not a bad place to practice. Added bonus: some behind the scenes footage of Miggy, Alejo and Diego Silva's time with Adriano in the Mentawais. Catch all the episodes of 21Days here. Photo: Surfline/Billy Watts.
San Diego definitely knows how to have a good time, and the first Rip My Shred Stick stop of 2013 was proof of that! Almost a hundred kids came down to Mission Beach and Sun Diego Boardshop and set a great standard for the rest of the tour. Click 'Full Story' for details.
Through The Lens is the latest film project from Rob Machado. It's life - as only Rob sees it. This first installment features SF-based artist Jay Nelson, who specializes in high-qulaity and high-functioning tree houses and camper shells (check out some of his work, it's incredible). Jay and Rob talk DIY, connecting to art, beauty in the imperfections; they give Rob's van a killer facelift - and of course, go catch a few out front at Cardiff Reef. Stay tuned for more Through The Lens episodes coming this summer.
The 6th Annual Pacific Wave “Spring Fling” presented by Hurley (hey, that's us!) went down this past Saturday at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, CA. The morning started off a little gloomy with a low tide, but mid morning gave way to sunshine and clean conditions with waves in the 2-4 ft range. Good times in one of our favorite surf towns! Click through for photos and results.
Alejo Muniz and Filipe Toledo doing their thing (surfing really well) all over Australia. Press play, get happy, go surf. Life is simple sometimes.
The international premiere of Lakey Peterson's movie, Zero to 100, went down in Huntington Beach over the weekend. Lakey signed autographs and interviewed with TV stations, a handful of kids turned the Hindu Pirates outdoor concert into what looked like Coachella Junior (just check out the pictures), and hometown hero Brett Simpson showed up to support his up-and-coming teammate. The movie was amazing (no surprises there), and to top it all off, after the screening Lakey and director Aaron Lieber were both honored by the California State Assembly with a certificate of recognition. In sum, a good time was had by all and we're super proud of Lakey. Click 'Full Story' to see more. Photos: D. Bahn.
We're coming up on our favorite time of year (besides summer): Rip My Shred Stick is gearing up for take off. This year it's bigger and better thanks to our awesome new athletes, more prizes and rad new sponsors. As always, everyone is a winner and will walk away with a Rip My Shred Stick Goodie bag (and the best surf and beach day of your life). Get stoked for new surfboards from Roberts, Stacey, Doc, T Patterson, Bob Hurley, Toys and INT. For more info head to hurley.com/rmss and for the complete schedule, click 'Full Story.'