Galveston and Ohana Surf & Skate hosted us for the second Texas stop of the Rip My Shred Stick 2012 Summer Tour. A small, little windswell at the Galveston Pier provided the perfect opportunity for the 75 stoked kids to practice their longboarding and reach into their creative bag of tricks. With the help of Rob Machado, Pat O'Connell, Noah Snyder and Zach "Hula" Hartley, many kids stood up and surfed the first waves of their lives. And with those first-ever rides it's safe to say a new daily record of smiles and high fives has officially been set. A big thanks goes out to William "Boog" Cram and the crew at Ohana Surf & Skate for all their help in making this such a great event. Read on for photos from the day's action and click here for the highlight video. Photos: G. Scott/ Video: Noah Snyder
1. Stephene Lazenby
2. Ireland Laing
3. Grace Harding
4. Maya Price
5. Gage Liberatore
6. Sam Toth
The scene at the Galveston Pier.
Rose Machado and Hula Hartley holding it down on the PA.
Galveston's Pleasure Pier.
Pat O gives some tips to the first heat of the morning.
Rob Machado and Zach "Hula" Hartley.
Rob got out there and mixed it up with the kids.
Macy Machado, following in her dad's footsteps.
One of the many great rides that went down today in Galveston.
Rob and friends.
Rob, heading back out for some more Texas surf.
Rob, in the zone.
Shakas all around.
Rob with the assist.
Group photo time.
Going crazy for the GoPro shot.
Sam Toth, ready for some board transfers.
Maya Price and dad, prepping for the final.
Gage Liberatore, with a switch stance hop.
Shaka style points from Gracie Harding.
Permanent Machado signature.
The judges had their hands full with the heated final.
Ireland Laing's shimmy into the shore break.
Stephene Lazenby, meditating his way through to the finals.
He also played it casual.
Final tally of scores.
Stephen Lazenby wins and takes home a Phantom Create boardshort code, GoPro camera, Spy sunglasses, Freestyle gear, Futures Fins and Stance socks!
Gracie Harding with her glow-in-the-dark frisbee trophy.
The champ, hamming it up for the camera.
Ireland, stoked on her second place finish!
Until next time, Galveston.
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 Galveston, click here to download.