Our East Coast correspondent, Asher Nolan, sent us a little update about our athletes of the Atlantic, and by the sound of it, all the boys seem to be winning everything in sight and having fun while they're at it. Asher reports: While most of the surfing world was tuned to the Hurley Lowers Pro this last week there were also some major pro and amateur events going on on the Eastern seaboard and the Caribbean. Read on for full update from Asher
First off was the Belmar, New Jersey Pro where our Michael Dunphy dominated again to become $5,000 richer. He has won the event two out of the last three years and made finals in the last 3 straight years. Then there was the ESA Easterns in Cape Hatteras. This event has always been a classic if you are an east coast up-and-comer.
Stevie Pittman just had a week of training with Hurley’s top amateur surfers in California with Barton lynch. He flew straight from California to the event and dominated getting two 9’s in the final to become the Menehune champion.
Addison Miles won the Rip Curl Grom Search in the Outer Banks and will be heading to California this November to compete in the National Grom search at upper trestles.
Lastly there was the Barbados national championship at soupbowls where our young Bashan up-and-comer Zander Venezia won the Under 12 division. Great surfing all around from our surf team! Good job rippers!