Mitch Crews just served up a four minute East Coast highlight reel for your viewing pleasure. And if you like this guy's surfing (how could you not?), you're in luck. You'll be able to watch him surf live in the Hurley Pro Trial finals Sunday morning. But until then, go over to wavesmag.com and watch Mitch take flight.
It's official: Miguel Pupo and Yadin Nicol have qualified for the ASP World Championship Tour. Unfortunately, Yadin is recovering from an injury and will have to wait till Pipeline in December at the very earliest. But Miguel will debut his World Tour career later this month at the Hurley Pro, where he'll look to keep his Trestles hot streak alive (he won that golden railroad spike there earlier this year). Also safe from the mid-year chopping block are Ace Buchan (ranked #8 in the world) and Brett Simpson (ranked #21).
The midyear cutoff is fast approaching for the ASP World Tour. Good news for Ace (sittin' pretty at #8 in the world) and Brett (#21 in the world) is that they're safe from the chopping block. Even better news, Yadin Nicol and Miguel Pupo will most likely be joining the rest of the World Tour for the second half of the year. Unfortunately, Yadin is injured and will have to wait to start his campaign next year at Snapper, but look for Miguel make an immediate impact on Tour as he tries to keep his Trestles hot streak alive at the Hurley Pro (in case you forgot, he won the ASP Prime event at Trestles earlier this year). Keep it up boys!
Cold weather and all, the Brazil Hurley Pro Junior went down in fine fashion last week. Fun waves, Dalek’s art (which is pretty much like the best geometry lesson ever) and an incredible display of surfing by Brazil’s young up-and-comers made the event one to remember. Learn how to read Portuguese and check the highlights here.
Southside Huntington Pier's inner Lower Trestles woke up and showed itself (think perfect peaks and perfect surfing) during the Hurley Lower’s Pro trial heats at the US Open. Advancing into the event, which takes place on September 18th are Miguel Pupo, Conner Coffin, Rob Machado and Nate Yeomans.
The streak of improving waves has finally come to an end. But don't you worry, today's surfing performances more than made up for the slight decrease in wave size. There was an abundance of above the lip surfing along with pure, entertaining goofball maneuvers. Click into the story for full highlights and photos from RMSS Mission Beach. Photos/video: PK.
Big waves, a sweeping current and the menacing pilings of the Manhattan Beach Pier weren't enough to keep the kids out of the water yesterday at the 14th stop of the Rip My Shred Stick Tour. Everyone from first-time surfers to red hot rippers battled the current and pumping South swell all day and ended up going home with big smiles on their faces. Click into the story for full highlights and photos from RMSS Manhattan Beach. Photos/video: PK.
The RMSS Tour just stopped in beautiful Pismo Beach, CA. The best waves we've seen thus far greeted the 50 groms on the South side of the Pismo Pier. And yes, we know we keep claiming the waves get better at every stop, but we swear it has really been the case. No joke. We've gone all the way from toe-to-ankle high Deerfield Beach, FL to rippable head-high peaks here in Pismo. And if this trend keeps up it looks like we'll be finishing up next week in Oceanside with some grinding double overhead barrels. But don't worry, we're sure the mini groms will still be ready to show up and charge when that happens. Click into the story for full highlights and photos from RMSS Pismo Beach. Photos/video: PK.
The Rip My Shred Stick Tour, led by Captain Phantom and his trusty sidekick Jorge, has travelled 10,000 miles throughout the country and has officially landed in (the unofficial) Surf City USA – Santa Cruz, CA. This morning's event at 26th Ave was graced with the best waves of the tour thus far. We saw everything from kids busting superman airs to black labradors taking down groms brave enough to charge the inside shorebreak. Click into the story for full highlights and photos. Photos/video: PK.
Hurley's Rip My Shred Stick stop #11 went down this past Thursday in Grand Haven, Michigan. We were greeted to beautiful sunny skies, light offshore winds, and a calm flat lake. But that didn't seem to bother the 70-plus youngsters who showed up to demonstrate their skills and hang with Hurley pro's Timmy Curran and Dane Zaun. Click into the story for full highlights and photos. Photos: Mike McGinnis