Perfect waves and amazing weather greeted us yesterday in Pensacola, Florida for stop number four of our Rip My Shred Stick 2012 Summer Tour. On hand to push kids into waves, trade off tubes and make sure everyone was having the most fun they possibly could have were Beau Foster, Brian Toth, Mikey DeTemple and Asher Nolan. The field of 65 competitors was eventually narrowed down to six finalists with Matt Wise taking the crown and officially becoming Pensacola's most fun-having surfer under the age of 16. Congrats to Matt and the rest of the competitors from today's event on a job well done. Also, we'd like to thank everyone at Innerlight for their help in making today's event such a hit. Read on for photos from the day and for the video of all the action in the water, click here. Photo and video: PK.
1. Matt Wise
2. Nolan Blanchard
3. Olivia Hepworth
4. Noah Allen
5. Dawson Tarnoski
6. Aubree Hampton
Cruising through to the shorebreak.
Mikey DeTemple finds himself a Gulf Coast tube.
Eyes on the prize.
A well-executed pigdog.
Beau Foster, making sure yellow's exit goes smoothly.
Olivia Hepworth, cruising through to the finals.
Another Pensacola pigdog.
Mikey DeTemple and a new friend.
Stoked on Rip My Shred Stick!
Setting up for the drop.
Aubree Hampton's well-surf, long waves earned her a spot in the final.
Event winner, Matt Wise, negotiating some heavy traffic.
Sand castle contest.
Test-driving some new Hurley/Stacey boards with custom Stink paint jobs.
Olivia Hepworth drops into a bomb en route to the finals.
The Pensacola finalists.
Following the morning's surf contest, we moved over to Innerlight to customize some Hurley boardshorts and t-shirts.
The crew, watching the slideshow and video from the morning's action.
Brian Toth, Beau Foster and friends.
Noah Snyder, Mikey DeTemple, Asher Nolan, Beau Foster and Brian Toth make the most of a photo op.
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 Pensacola, click here to download.
Next stops of the Florida leg: Deerfield Beach, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville. We'll see you there!