John John Florence, during his first round heat of the Oakley Bali Pro at Keramas, pulls what some are claiming as the biggest air ever completed in an ASP competition. Hear the peanut gallery chime in during this episode of #TOURNOTES.
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
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.
In his One & Only edit, Virginia Beach-native Michael Dunphy weaves through some right coast barrels before hopping the pond and blowing up some unassuming warm (and cold) water lips. So while we may never know if there's life on Mars, we do know this clip is sure to get you psyched up for a dip in the brine. Shop Michael's favorite Hurley gear here.
When people hear we've got an art department, they love dropping the name "Trace Mendoza." Pff. Like we don't know Trace! But we really can't blame them: the man keeps amazing sketchbooks, makes killer zines and rad collages, is a whiz with a spray can, and can draw like nobody's business. June's TMTU features one of the most prolific, genuine, and all-around likeable artists in Orange County. Maybe the world. Learn more about him in this video or click through for a rad interview with the man himself.