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.
Press play to relive Carissa's Margaret River victory! During a final filled with the biggest sets seen all day at Margaret River, Carissa Moore managed to escape a beating and grab a World Tour win instead! Big surf and big power turns went hand in hand as Carissa surfed her way to the podium. Congrats to Riss on her win at the second stop on tour! And to see more from Carissa, including her favorite Hurley products, visit her store at Hurley.com/CarissaMoore. Photo: ASP/Robertson.
The Sig Zane X Hurley collaborative launched at Dukes in Waikiki (the birthplace of surfing) this week, bringing classsic Hurley product together with the iconic artwork of Sig Zane, from Hilo, Hawaii. There are two amazing prints featured in the collection, you can see both in this clip. Video: PK.
The Rockstar Iron Yadin series comes to a close with episode 4, wrapping up the "weird" past 12 months of Yadin's life. He talks about the learning experience of the year behind him, including how it has helped him learn to be a better contest surfer, free surfer, and the best father he can be to his new son. See for yourself in the series finale "Full Circle," with flashback footage from the US Open and his heat against Kelly Slater, all the way to Trestles and the Hurley Pro. Check it out here.
Last week we asked you to post questions on the "Blob" for our founder, Bob Hurley, to answer. Bob read through everything and picked a question for a talking point this week -- if he din't pick yours, fear not. Keep asking and he might choose yours next week. Click "Full Story" to see this week's installment of the Blob.
Rosie O'Laskey, Mike Escamilla, local act Brick + Mortar and headlining act Surfer Blood all helped to kick off an awesome Hurley Rocks You Back to School 2012 tour. Press play for all the New Jersey action and if you live in Virginia Beach. Austin, TX or Orange County, CA, get ready because we're coming to a venue near you. To get tickets, just spend $50 on any Hurley product at participting retailers and you and a friend are in. And if that doesn't get you going, always check our social media channels because we have a thing for giving stuff away. We just like you guys a lot. Full dates and more info here.
Meet Surfer Blood, the guys behind our back-to-school concert series. Buying $50 worth of Hurley product at a participating retailer gets you and a friend into the secret show. For concert dates and participating retailers, check out our Rocks You Back To School page here.
It may be all pistols firing on US Open of Surfing right now, but let's not forget about our other favorite event, the Hurley Pro at Lowers — coming to a webcast near you starting September 16, 2012.
The RMSS tour arrived at the West Coast just in time for a solid south swell at a secluded stretch of beach in the Mill Valley area. On hand to take on some of the biggest and best waves a RMSS event has ever seen were 35 local groms and Hurley pros, Pete Devries, Beau Foster, Dane Zaun and Kaden Panesi. Things really got going in the final where event winner, Ben Binford, threw down an impressive and dangerous headstand into a shorebreak barrel, which ended up earning him a new GoPro camera, Phantom Create boardhsorts, Schwinn bicycle, and other goodies from Spy, FreeStyle, Mophie, Tranworld, Stance, Watermans and Futures. Read on for results and to see all the fun that went down in Mill Valley, and click here for the download link to all of the day's photos. Photos: PK.