Stop number 20 of the RMSS tour made a pitstop in the quant, coastal town of Hampton, New Hampshire. On hand to meet up with the Phantom bus and the Hurley pros were 70 of the state's best young surfers who had a great time testing out all the Hurley boards and showing off for the big crowd of friends and family on the beach. As the tide pushed everyone back to the seawall, the final bonus round competitors treated us to the best 15 minutes of surfing we have seen in a while. The judges had their hands full as the kids were throwing down front flips, upside-down-fins-first takeoffs, fist pumps, shakas, headstands and board transfers in an effort to take home the big win and ultimate New Hampshire bragging rights. Congrats to everyone on a job well done and thanks to the local community for all the wonderful support! Read on for results and click here for the download link to all of the day's photos. Photos: PK.
The beautiful town of Narragansett, Rhode Island hosted stop number 18 of the Rip My Shred Stick Summer Tour in some fun waves and perfect conditions. On hand to have some fun with the Hurley pros were 45 of Rhode Island and Connecticut's most fun-having young surfers. We had everything from first-timers throwing shakas all the way into the beach, to red hot rippers going for board transfers and noserides. Congrats to everyone on a job well done and a big thanks to Warm Winds and the town of Narragansett for showing us such a great time! Read on for results and click here for the download link to all of the day's photos. Photos and video: PK.
Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey greeted us with some non-surfable conditions at sunrise, but it didn't stop all the groms down at the beach from having a good time. As we waited for the tide to drop, the kids competed in paddle board races, slip 'n' slide sliding, wheel barrel racing, dance-offs, corn dog contests and sandcastle building, which all made for some great laughs and good times. Once the tide dropped out and the waves improved all the kids took to the water where even more fun was had, as the 35 competitors gave it a go on the Hurley INT soft tops with the Hurley pros. In the end, it was Kelley Oekers who took home the win (he seems somewhat pleased with his result in the photo above) and a new GoPro Hero 2 HD camera, Phantom Create boardshorts, Spy sunglasses and other goodies from Freestyle, Futures, Stance Socks, Watermans, Mophie and Transworld! Click here for the download link to all of today's photos and click here for the highlight video. Photos: PK.
Stop number 16 of this year's RMSS tour touched down in Ship Bottom, New Jersey for some good fun with 80 of the area's best young surfers. Everyone snagged some amazing rides as they took the Hurley INT softtops out for spin with the Hurley pros. In the end it was the trio of Alli English, Brooke Kline and Gwyneth Constantino who finished in the top three spots. The best friends battled it out with some great dance moves and long rides all the way through into the shorebreak. Congrats to the girls and to all the other competitors on a job well done! Read on for results and click here for the download link to all of today's photos. Photos and video: PK.
A break in the action from the RMSS tour landed the Hurley crew at private lake in the South Florida area for some wake surfing and other boat related shenanigans. And with the Hurley pros trying to keep up with the local groms' skills beind the boat, it sure made for some embarrassing and funny moments. Check the photos below and for PK's video recap of the session, click here. Thanks to Cheyne Cottrell and especially Keenan and Noah Flegel for their hospitality and for showing us how it's really done on the lake. Stay tuned for the more RMSS action at the Deerfield Pier tomorrow morning.
Hurley would like to send our best wishes to good friend and internationally acclaimed Hawaiian underwater cinematographer, Mike Prickett, who sustained a severe case of decompression sickness while saving the life of another diver on the job. Please keep him in your prayers. And Mike, we hope to see you back in the water at the Hurley Pro! #prayforprickett
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of Sean Collins, who passed away yesterday at 59. Over the past 25 years, Sean almost single-handedly changed the way we go surfing with his forecasting expertise. Hurley and the surf world at large owe so much — and probably the waves of our lives — to him. Thank you for everything, Sean. You will be missed.
Need a little kickstart to get in the Holiday spirit? Then come out to Spyder Surfboards this Saturday and ZJ's Boarding House this Sunday from 10AM - 4PM for one heck of a Holiday deal. Buy any Hurley product -- jeans, a t-shirt, hat, belt... anything -- and earn yourself a customization on the house. Just swing by the Phantom Truck parked outside and customize a free t-shirt or pair of boardshorts. Pretty rad, right? We'll also be providing free food, drink and Holiday cheer. Hope to see you there!
Hurley would like to welcome Jesse Billauer to the family! His love for life is palpable, his energy, amazing to be around, and his life story, powerful. At age 17 a surfing accident rendered him a quadriplegic, putting an end to his successful pro career. And while most people would let this be their demise, Jesse did the opposite and remained positive, helping change lives in the process. Jesse became an inspirational speaker and founded Life Rolls On, an organization that takes disabled people surfing. We chatted with Jesse, heard about his recent surf trip to Morocco and about his love for poker. Get to know Jesse by clicking through to the full story. Visit JesseBillauer.com for more info.