The first of our Phantom Sweepstakes winners is announced at ZJ Boarding House. Check the video highlights here. Video: PK. Photos: Michael Lallande
What a weekend for a barbecue. Eighty-degree temps, slack winds, decent little waves...and a healthy Spring Break crowd looking for some fun. A few hundred found it at ZJ Boarding House on Saturday afternoon, as the first of our Phantom True Performance "Upgrade Your Boardshorts" events kicked off in style.
Great day for a barbecue...and some boardshorts. PHOTO: MICHAEL
Peter King kept us entertained on the bullhorn, Timmy Curran, Bob Burnquist, Curren Caples and crew served up gourmet burgers and dogs for free. And, best of all, throngs of people lined up to trade in their old boardshorts (which will all be donated to a local charity), buy a pair of Phantom with Nike Flywires at half price, and be entered for a chance to win a trip to Kandui Resortwith Rob Machado and the Hurley Team.
Of course, there wasn't just one winner. Everyone who attended had a chance to customize t-shirts and boardshorts at our Phantom truck or try their luck at our Phantom Fortune machine. But those who purchased Flywires hung around ’til the very end to find out their fate with the Indo Dream Trip. Keep in mind this trip — which will take place in late October and will host five winners plus one friend each — is no Publisher's Clearing House odds. In this case, it was about 1:150, which would beat a trip to Vegas any day. Just ask Marina Del Ray resident Chris Hardt, who went to Sin City last weekend and had a shocker. "It wasn't a good trip for me," he said.
A few good men: the ZJ crew and the Hurley Team. PHOTO: LALLANDE
But he attended our "Upgrade Your Boardshorts" event, had a burger, then bought a pair of Phantoms with Nike Flywire. When the evening wrapped up, Tim Curran stuck his hand in a plastic bin, pulled out a stub and announced the winner. "Chris Hardt!" he said.
Hardt was in disbelief. His buddy, standing right next to him, is also going on the trip, and they immediately started texting their bros. "This is real, right?" he said. And then, when he was assured he wasn't about to be Punk'd, he said. "This is the best 100 bucks I've ever spent."