One hundred of Corpus Christi's finest young surfers met up with us this morning at the Bob Hall Pier for the second stop of the Rip My Shred Stick 2012 Summer Tour. Everyone from first-time six-year-olds to 16-year-old rippers were taking it to the playful 1-3 foot windswell. The judges had their hands full as the group of youngsters mixed it up with headstands, front-flip dismounts, meditation poses into the shorebreak and some good ol' fashioned Texan cutbacks. In the end it was Devin Delagarza who took home the win with a combination of nose-riding and progressively fun maneuvers. A big thanks goes out to Benjamin's, Julie Doyle, Allen Byas and everyone else from the Corpus Christi community for your help in making this event one to remember. For photos from the day's action, read on, and for a highlight video, click here. Photos: G. Scott/ Video: Noah Snyder
1. Devin Delagarza
2. Braydon Byas
3. Katson Wells
4. Micah Holzman
5. Bibi Hudson
6. Charley Walsh
7. Annalyn Harton
8. Isaac Vasconcellos
9. Willie Kalbfeisch
10. Makenna Shook
11. Abigail Trudeau
12. Edward Hernandez
The scene at the Bob Hall Pier in Corpus Christi.
Plenty of boards were signed today by this guy with long hair.
Over 100 kids showed up to hang and surf with Rob Machado, Pat O'Connell, Noah Snyder and the rest of the Hurley crew.
Signing up for prizes.
A batch of fresh corn dogs.
Bibi Hudson took home fifth place with some stylish rides all the way into the sand.
Micah Holzman waas ripping and finished in 4th.
Katson Wells had some amazing rides today. He finished in 3rd.
Braydon Byas surfed our Toys boogie board to a 2nd place finish.
Devin Delagarza took home the big win, and with it came a GoPro camera, Phantom Create boardshorts, Spy sunglasses and Futures Fins.
The 11 finalists.
Autographs from Pat O.
Head judge, Zach "Hula" Hartley.
Pat O, stoked to be helping the kids rip.
All smiles at the Bob Hall Pier.
Ready for the drop.
Pat O with the assist.
Stylish exit move.
The ol' one legger.
A serious Texan carve.
Laying it on rail in his fresh Phantom 4Ds.
Contest Director and GoPro filmer, Noah Snyder.
Rob and Rose Machado, surveying the scene.
The beach setup at Bob Hall Pier.
Group photo time.
Some serious flair.
Micah, wth a crack off the top.
Rob and Macy Machado with Uncle Pat O.
Yep, that's the real Rob Machado!
Until next year, Corpus Christi!
Rob was busy signing autographs while Pat O cheered on Ace Buchan's Volcom Fiji Pro heat outside Benjamin's.
Rob Machado and Pat O'Connell made some new friends at Benjamin's.
Head to hurley.com/rmss for the complete schedule of upcoming events and for more info on the Rip My Shred Stick Tour.
For more pictures from today's stop in Corpus Christi, click here to download.