Michael Dunphy has been everywhere, man. Of the travels he's had his share…man. Sorry, Dunphy's recent globetrotting got some Johnny Cash stuck in our heads. Anyway, his most recent escapades to Barbados and the Canaries yielded some pretty awesome screengrabs. Rumor has it he's been scoring some fun waves. Rumor also has it that a video will be dropping at the end of the month -- once he scores some more waves all over the globe, of course.
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
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.
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.
The first of 30 stops for the Rip My Shred Stick 2012 Summer Tour kicked off this past weekend at Jobos, Isabella, Puerto Rico. Playa Jobos delivered with playful waist high sets and a perfect beach for the 70 kids that showed up. It was a full day of fun competition that included 23 heats, a paddle race, product toss, free pizza and so much more. Brian Toth and Michael Dunphy were out in the water giving plenty of help and tips to all the kids. Read on for the full scoop and photo highlights from the day and for the recap video, go here. Photos and Video: Gabriel Martínez/Mundo Rad
Michael Dunphy just got back from his second Costa Rican excursion of the month and has teased us with these four frame grabs. Looks like it's pretty safe to say the guy scored…again. Stay tuned for the goods and check the Surfline feature from his first trip here.
Turns, tubes and airs. A little bit of everything from the East Coast standout.
As evident by half the California workforce calling in sick the last few days, swell from every direction has been slamming the West Coast for a week straight. Hopefully you were able to indulge in some of the magic. But if not, head over to Surfline and live vicariously through the lives of our friends Evan Geiselman, Oliver Kurtz and Michael Dunphy, as they have been scoring for days on end. And now that the swell's starting to fade, get back to work! Photo: Klein/Surfline
Here's a late christmas present for you. Michael Dunphy has rounded up all of last year's unused clips from Bali, Mexico and Australia and thrown them together with some techno (warning: the techno jam could very well put you into a trance). And judging by these 2011 leftovers, you can be certain he's going to nail some big time keepers in 2012. Keep an eye out.