Tis the season! The season for Mikey DeTemple to have some fun on a 7'5" Christenson Flat Tracker! Because a simple, late season tropical system off the coast of the Central Atlantic never hurt anyone. Watch Mikey's new High Seas Film edit here.
A lack of rideable surf didn't stop our 80 competitors from having the most fun they possibly could have during today's RMSS stop in Deerfield Beach, Florida. And although you wouldn't think it, the flat conditions made for some of the most creative surfing the tour has ever seen -- everything from chair rides, to cartwheels, to 15-second-long headstands. The judges had their had their hands full with all the great action in the water, but in the end it was little Jordan Rosenholtz taking home the win and Jack Koras coming in a close second (side note: for both Jordan and Jack, it was their first time on a surfboard -- very impressive). A big thanks goes out to Cheyne Cottrell and the crew from Island Water Sports for helping us dodge the golf-ball-sized hail during the afternoon event and also for their help with the morning's surf contest. We can't wait for next year! Read on for photos from the day and for the video of all the action in the water, click here. Photos and video: PK.
A break in the action from the RMSS tour landed the Hurley crew at private lake in the South Florida area for some wake surfing and other boat related shenanigans. And with the Hurley pros trying to keep up with the local groms' skills beind the boat, it sure made for some embarrassing and funny moments. Check the photos below and for PK's video recap of the session, click here. Thanks to Cheyne Cottrell and especially Keenan and Noah Flegel for their hospitality and for showing us how it's really done on the lake. Stay tuned for the more RMSS action at the Deerfield Pier tomorrow morning.
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.
A late March cold front hit the Northern East, leaving a forty-eight hour window for fun surf in cold water for Mikey DeTemple. Give it a watch over at Mikey's new site, highseasfilms.com, and read on for Mikey's recap of the two days of surf.
A mischievous Mikey DeTemple tried to trick his friends into coming out to New York for a meager, little windswell he saw forming on the charts. In the end, his bluff worked, his friends showed up and the crew was pleasantly surprised by a few hours of Montauk perfection. Check the photos over at surfermag.com. Photo: LaVecchia
Northeast stylemaster, Mikey DeTemple, recently stumbled upon an empty sandbar somewhere close to home with no other humans in sight. The water temp may have been in the hovering in the low 40s, but the waves sure made up for it. Check the photos below for evidence. Photos: James Katsipis
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Mikey DeTemple just sent us over some jealousy-inducing pics of some early Fall swell in Montauk. This is what Mikey had to say: "Hey Guys, this last week has been a ton of fun out here in Montauk. We had a few days of fun surf from Hurricane Ophelia. Crisp fall air and lots of hard offshore winds. The summer crowds have dwindled down to virtually non-existant. Couldn't be a more perfect time of year. My good friend Tin shot these photo on film with an old Nikon F2 camera." - Mitch Abshere. Click through for more photos by Tin Ojeda and then go check out his website here.