Put groms in some man-sized Nicaraguan waves and they'll end up looking wise beyond their gangly limbs and braces. But give groms a crap ton of orange soda and they'll revert back to their grom-like ways. You'll see both of these situations come to life in "Grom Games" a short video from SURFING Magazine which features Jake Marshall and his cronies. It's a really, really good little video and if you're anything like us it'll have you looking up flights to South America four minutes in. Watch it here.
The Hurley team had a great showing this past weekend at the NSSA West Coast Championships. Hiroto Oohara from Chiba, Japan flew in and took down some of the best junior surfers the West Coast has to offer with a 1st-place finish in the Open Mens division and 4th in the Open Juniors. Other impressive results came from Jake Marshall — 3rd in Explorer Boys and 5th in Airshow Championships, Nick Marshall — 1st in Explorer Super Groms and 6th in Explorer Menehuene, Tommy McKeown — 3rd in Explorer Super Groms, Jeremy Guilmette — 4th in Explorer Longboard, and all-around good dude, Peter Townend (winner of first-ever World Title) — 6th in Explorer Duke. Well done to the crew, and we look forward to watching them at Nationals next month!
The latest episode of AWSM on Alli features Hurley groms, Jake and Nick Marshall. And although there's a bunch of other cool stuff in this week's episode, we recommend skipping ahead to the 8:35 mark to see what the Marshall bros have been up to as of late. Watch it here.
Surfer Magazine just dropped a new flick in conjunction with their new Hot 100 issue. The movie features the world's best young surfers (including our favorites — Miguel Pupo, Evan Geiselman, Conner Coffin, Dane Zaun, Cooper Chapman, Beau Foster, Kai HIng, Jake Marshall, Kaulana Apo and Sammy Pupo) in locations all over the globe. Give it a watch here, and if you like what you see, download the movie for free over at surfermag.com.
We talk a lot about the Aces, the Yadins and the Evan Gs - but let's not forget about the little people (read: Hurley groms) -- who, by the looks of the photos below, are bound to grow up into the aforementioned Aces, Yadins and Evans. So check out the pictures below and the video (over at Surfing Mag) of our up-and-coming and coming-in-hot breed of whipper snappers as they tear their way through Australia, featuring Curren Caples (our amphibious team rider), Kai Hing, Jake Marshall Hiroto Ohara, Sammy Pupo, Darcy Crump, Kaito Ohashi and Sandon Whittaker. Photos: Mark Choiniere
In an effort to promote reading, Source Interlink, Wenner Media and young surfing standout, Jake Marshall have joined forces to promote the “Read to Lead” movement. Together, the team has developed a public service campaign aimed at raising awareness for youth literacy – teaching young adults that reading is a window into other worlds. As Jake Marshall says, “Let’s face it, if we’re going to be running this world some day, it might help to better understand it.” Watch Jake's official Read to Lead video right here.
Jake Marshall is twelve. Think about that as you watch this clip. Then ask yourself, "What was I doing at 12?"
Hurley's Scott Weinhardt and Jake Marshall had a solid showing last weekend at the Surfing America Prime event help at Uppers. Not only did they get to surf perfect Uppers with three other people all day through to the finals, but they also received some rad cobblestone trophies to add to the mantle. Scott ended up finishing 3rd in the Under 18s while Jake finished 2nd in the Under 14s. Nice work, boys! For contest highlights, click here.
Jake & Nick Marshall are quickly emerging as the dynamic brother duo this NSSA season. Both bros put up stellar performances at the SW Explorer at Crystal Pier a few weeks back. Jake, who is the reigning Open Boys and Explorer Menehuene National Champion, blew doors taking double wins in the Boys and Juniors divisions. Younger brother Nick took command of the Super Groms posting his first perfect 10, scoring the highest heat total of the event and winning his second straight event giving him a solid ratings lead. Nice work boys!
Sorry we lagged on this, we were a little caught up in winning a couple Maxim awards (bow), but we'd never forget about our wunderkind, Jake Marshall. Jake and his brothers dominated this year's NSSA National Champs at Huntington Beach. The Encinitas up-and-comer took both the Explorer Menehune and Open Boys division, solidifying his rep as one of country's most promising young prospects.