Our new friend Brad is 11 years old and has been fighting Leukemia for the past two years. Between treatments and chemotherapy sessions, it seemed like Brad could use a day off, so we teamed up with :LTDF to take him out for a Dream Surf Day. Rob Machado spent the day surfing with him in Huntington Beach before a swanky lunch (complete with some umbrella drinks) at Duke's. To top it off, we took Brad to Hurley HQ for a shopping spree. Check out the video at :LTDF's vimeo here.
Here's some footage that'll make your day better: a really unbelievable day at Chuns with disabled surfer Jesse Billauer (from LIfe Rolls On Foundation) and friends Rob Machado, Joel Centeio, Jason Magallanes, Pat Towersey, Danny Fuller and Alex Knost. New technology of the powered WaveJet surfboard motors changes the surf potential for Jesse. Watch it here. Video: PK.
The Sig Zane X Hurley collaborative launched at Dukes in Waikiki (the birthplace of surfing) this week, bringing classsic Hurley product together with the iconic artwork of Sig Zane, from Hilo, Hawaii. There are two amazing prints featured in the collection, you can see both in this clip. Video: PK.
Rob Machado is at it again and back to school just in time for Laguna Beach High School's homecoming. He kicked off their annual assembly with some pretty epic tarp surfing alongside members of the new LBHS H2O club for the second Hydration Nation event. The kids capitalized on the foot traffic to the homecoming dance ticket booth, and used it as a place to sell water bottles and raise awareness (Rob signing autographs didn't hurt, either). And of course, just like at San Dieguito Academy, we unveiled some brand new water fountains. We’ll be letting you know how you can bring Hydration Nation to your school soon, so stay tuned and, most importantly, stay hydrated! Click through for more photos from our day at LBHS!
A few of our Hurley co-workers just finished up a pretty awesome "work" week. They were at the 8th annual Active Ride Shop Willabong event, which went down in Cardiff, San Diego, for the past three days. The event opened up with a Hurley surf day and a Rob Machado ping pong tourney before ending with a team format surf contest, where the Hurley squad of PK, Punker Pat, Nick Kovack and Phil Bannan took second place behind Spy. At least we can suppress our jealousy with a little bit of pride. Click "full story" to check out the photo highlights. Photos: PK
Fresh from surfing the Eisbach River in Munich, the European RMSS Tour with Rob Machado made its third stop at Fistral Beach in Newquay, UK. The weekend kicked off with a fun Melali Cinema night complete with a hilarious and insightful Q&A with Rob. Then the contest got going the next morning. Read on for the full scoop and to see all the fun that went down. Click here for a download link to all photos from the day. Photos: PK
Stop two of Hurley’s European Rip My Shred Stick Tour headed south from France, landing in Zarautz, Spain, where local groms were treated to a fun surf event and day with their surfing heroes. Read on for the full story and click here for all the day’s photos. Photos: PK
The first stop of the Hurley Rip My Shred Stick Tour celebrated another great day with the groms of Southwestern France, who came out to Anglet to compete and hang with Rob Machado. Under sunny blue skies, all the day's competitors had a blast both in and out of the water. Read on the for full scoop and click here for a download link to all the day's photos. Photos: PK
Galveston and Ohana Surf & Skate hosted us for the second Texas stop of the Rip My Shred Stick 2012 Summer Tour. A small, little windswell at the Galveston Pier provided the perfect opportunity for the 75 stoked kids to practice their longboarding and reach into their creative bag of tricks. With the help of Rob Machado, Pat O'Connell, Noah Snyder and Zach "Hula" Hartley, many kids stood up and surfed the first waves of their lives. And with those first-ever rides it's safe to say a new daily record of smiles and high fives has officially been set. A big thanks goes out to William "Boog" Cram and the crew at Ohana Surf & Skate for all their help in making this such a great event. Read on for photos from the day's action and click here for the highlight video. Photos: G. Scott/ Video: Noah Snyder
One hundred of Corpus Christi's finest young surfers met up with us this morning at the Bob Hall Pier for the second stop of the Rip My Shred Stick 2012 Summer Tour. Everyone from first-time six-year-olds to 16-year-old rippers were taking it to the playful 1-3 foot windswell. The judges had their hands full as the group of youngsters mixed it up with headstands, front-flip dismounts, meditation poses into the shorebreak and some good ol' fashioned Texan cutbacks. In the end it was Devin Delagarza who took home the win with a combination of nose-riding and progressively fun maneuvers. A big thanks goes out to Benjamin's, Julie Doyle, Allen Byas and everyone else from the Corpus Christi community for your help in making this event one to remember. For photos from the day's action, read on, and for a highlight video, click here. Photos: G. Scott/ Video: Noah Snyder