1st Street Jetty, Virginia Beach blessed stop number 14 of the Rip My Shred Stick Tour with perfect conditions and one foot waves, which allowed for some seriously creative wave riding. The 85 competitors embraced the not-so-serious judging criteria as they took to the water on the Hurley INT softtops for some board transfers, shakas and silliness. The entertainment out in the water came to peak when the bonus round final featured some of the best rides we've seen this tour. Congrats to Simon Hetrick on the big win! Read on for results, click here for the highlight video and click here for the download link to all of today's photos. Photos and video: PK.
Another day of RMSS fun went down in Jacksonville, where fun waves and perfect weather met our 40 competitors down at the Jacksonville Beach Pier. After two rounds of action, 7 surfers made it to the final, where they battled it out for a new GoPro camera and a Phantom Create boardshort code. Congrats to local ripper, Hobie Sears, who took home the big win with some great surfing on the outside peak. Read on for photos from the day, and for the highlight video, click here. Photos and video: PK.
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.
East Coast local Asher Nolan just won the Quiksilver Pro New York Trials where he defeated an impressive group of 16 surfers all fighting for one wildcard spot into the main World Tour event. Asher will face off against Mick Fanning and Heitor Alves in Round 1 when the event gets underway. Be sure to tune in and watch Asher join Brett Simpson and Ace Buchan in what looks to be some pretty good NY surf this next week. Click through for pictures and official press release. And for more info on the Quik Pro NY go here.
East Coasters Evan Geiselman, Michael Dunphy and Asher Nolan fled the Floridian flatness in search of warm water peaks in Costa Rica. Sounds like they scored and have some footage on the way to back up the claim. For now, we have a few frame grabs to help tide you over. Click into the story for the pics and Asher's recap of the trip.
The Phantom Dream Trip winners find their bearings and get in rhythm in Bali. Video: PK
The Hurley team enjoyed a 1-2 finish Sunday, as Asher Nolan beat out teammate Michael Dunphy to win the Hurley WRV OBX Pro, pocketing a cool $10K in the process. View the full gallery of the final day highlights here. All photos Michael LallandeView Gallery