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.
Issue no. 39 of Monster Children comes out June 7th - and with it comes a special treat. A treat for the eyes and the ears. A treat especially for the skate kid: it's the 2013 Team Average trip, filmed in New Zealand. Greyson Fletcher was part of it, and here he is, teasing said issue and movie release, voiced over with some thoughtful words from Dylan Reider. Watch it now, get psyched. Then wait just a little while for the real deal.
In between traveling, skating bowls and surfing, Keegan loves spending time on his vert ramp where he can just zone out and perfect new tricks like his cab 720 — ya know, just your average 10-year-old stuff... We kid, there's nothing average about anything in this video. Press play.
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.
And now for the third and final song from Polar Bear Club; a sweet little live recording of Screams In Caves from their album Clash Battle Guilt Pride, out now on Bridge Nine records. The boys are currently wrapping up their US tour with Bad Religion (previous Hurley studios visitors).
This time, the Monthly Throw Up is brought to you by our friends Chris Lim and Steve Pillai, two thirds of the talent behind CHEAPZINE (the other third, Spenser, was busy partying like a champ in far off lands) to come in and paint our wall. They’ve been painting Hurley murals with us for a while now, and we couldn’t wait to see them do their own thing with unbridled abandon. Check out the clip above to see what happened when paint met canvas then click through for a raucous interview with Chris and Steve. Visit cheapzine.tumblr.com or visit the dudes at an indie print or zine fest near you!