Although the waves were waist to head high in Hermosa Beach last weekend, it was definitely overhead for a few local mini-groms. Over 50 kids from the South Bay came down to the Hermosa Pier, joined by Dane Zaun, Brad Ettinger, Rachael Tilly and Hula Hartley (who was disguised as a swamp monster at one point). There was surfing, there was corn dogging, there was a dance-off and there was a grom dog pile on top of Dane Zaun. Needless to say, Hermosa kids know how to have a good time.
Go to "Full Story" for photo highlights and click here for all the photos from the day's action. For more details and the full Rip My Shred Stick tour schedule, go to hurley.com/rmss. Big thanks to Spyder in Hermosa for helping us pull off a very fun RMSS stop!
Photos: D. Bahn
Tandem rides on the Riviera Paddle Surf board, perfect kid-sized waves (2-3ft peaks) and the bellyflop wipeout of the day winning a more than two years worth of Hi-Chews (don't blame us for the dentist bill) were just a few highlights of Rip My Shred Stick Santa Monica. About 60 LA kids came out for the event, which we hosted with ZJ Boarding House in the Ocean Park neighborhood.
Photos: D. Bahn
San Diego definitely knows how to have a good time, and the first Rip My Shred Stick stop of 2013 was proof of that! Almost a hundred kids came down to Mission Beach and Sun Diego Boardshop and set a great standard for the rest of the tour. Click 'Full Story' for details.
We're coming up on our favorite time of year (besides summer): Rip My Shred Stick is gearing up for take off. This year it's bigger and better thanks to our awesome new athletes, more prizes and rad new sponsors. As always, everyone is a winner and will walk away with a Rip My Shred Stick Goodie bag (and the best surf and beach day of your life). Get stoked for new surfboards from Roberts, Stacey, Doc, T Patterson, Bob Hurley, Toys and INT. For more info head to hurley.com/rmss and for the complete schedule, click 'Full Story.'
On Sunday, with the help of John John Florence and Carissa Moore, we kicked off the first Rip My Shred Stick event of the year, and hosted the Grand Reopening of their store in Lahaina, Maui. John John and Carissa paddled out with the kids and were joined by Bob Hurley and local Hawaiian teamriders Amion Goodwin, Kai Barger, Koa Smith, Evan Valiere and Joel Centeio. Click through for more photos.
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
The Hurley bus, Conner Coffin, Beau Foster, Scotty Stopnik, Rachel Tilly and Punker Pat met 40 excited groms down at San Fernando Street for another day of RMSS fun. There was some serious talent out in the water as everything from 16-year-old rippers to our youngest ever competitor (1 year and 10 months) gave it a go on their favorite Hurley/Stacey short boards and INT soft tops. In the end it was Matthew Perrealt who took home the win with one of the longest waves ever ridden at Mission Beach -- which earned himself a first-place finish and new GoPro camera, Phantom Create boardshorts, Spy sunglasses and other goodies from FreeStyle, Mophie, Tranworld, Stance, Watermans and Futures. Read on for results and to see all the fun that went down at Hermosa Beach, and click here for the download link to all of the day's photos. Photos: PK.
RMSS just stopped by 22nd Street in Hermosa Beach, where 50 groms met up with Dane Zaun, Conner Coffin, Pete Devries, Beau Foster and Michael Dunphy for a day of surfing and fun. The spectators and judges were treated to quite a show as the close-to-shore conditions made for some crazy rides and even crazier wipeouts. Things really got going once the final rolled around and Finn Bertino channeled his inner-Gerry Lopez and threw down a soul arch tube ride -- which earned himself a first-place finish and new GoPro camera, Phantom Create boardshorts, Schwinn bicycle, Spy sunglasses and other goodies from FreeStyle, Mophie, Tranworld, Stance, Watermans and Futures. Read on for results and to see all the fun that went down at Hermosa Beach, and click here for the download link to all of the day's photos. Photos: PK.