Little Malia Ward vs. Gabriel Medina

by The Editors on September 19, 2014

Wow. Girl can handle her Trestles business for certain. . . Thanks, Sal! It gets better each time we replay it.

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11th Annual Hot Dawgs & Hand Rails

by The Editors on September 19, 2014

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The Southern California shred season always gets kicked off just right with Bear Mountain’s Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails event. This year the 11th annual edition goes down on Saturday, September 27, 2014 and the crew that will be bucking is stacked. Check it:

Yuma Abe, Dylan Alito, Jaeger Bailey, Madison Blackley, Cody Boan, Isabella Borriello, Andrew Brewer, Craiger Cameron, Oliver Dixon, Jeremy Estorga, Justin Fronius, Tommy Gesme, Grant Giller, Mike Gray, Luke Haddock, Zak Hale, Brandon Hobush, Christian Hobush, Johnny Lazz, Erik Leon, Denis Leontyev, Brady Lem, Cole Linzmeyer, Lucas Magoon, Lenny Mazzotti, Jon McDonald, Johnny Miller, Justin Mulford, Riley Nickerson, Johnny O’Connor, Dillon Ojo, Nirvana Ortanez, Jesse Paul, Ryan Paul, Zach Rawles, Ian Sams, Jake Schaible, Spencer Schubert, Jordan Small, Ryan Tarbell, Masato Toda, Jo Truchon, Scott Vine, Max Warbington, Braedon Wheeler, Brett Wilkinson and Kody Williams.

Click here to roll through some photos of the last time we went (2011), or follow the jump for the official word from Big Bear Resorts. [click to continue…]

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Tony Hawk’s New Hexbug Circuit Boards

by The Editors on September 19, 2014

Hey kids, Uncle Tony’s got a great new toy for you to beg for this christmas. It’s by the people who gave us vibrating bugs and remote control spider bots — Hexbug. Can we really skate better than Tony Hawk? Hey! It did help answer this recent question: how does Tony keep the brand rolling? This is just one way. Follow the jump for the official word from Hexbug. [click to continue…]

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Lords Of Seatown Full Edit

by The Editors on September 19, 2014

Lib Tech Skate’s 2nd annual Lords of Seatown skate contest and Marginal Way Skatepark benefit raised over $2500 to help locals finish a new section of this iconic DIY skateboard masterpiece. Oh, and Phil Hansen won a $1000 first prize. Winner winner. . .

[Link: Lib Tech Skate]

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ESWIC’s Ultimate Canadian Invasion

by The Editors on September 19, 2014

Ultimate Eswic InstaEswic President Jimmy Arrighi is happy to announces that Eswic has signed a Canadian distribution agreement with Ultimate Distribution for exclusive representation in the Great White North.

“We are excited about our new relationship with Ultimate Distribution. It’s a great opportunity to expand Eswic in the Canadian market,” said Jimmy Arrighi, Eswic President.  “Ultimate Distribution has strong relationships with key retailers which has given them a track record of success in Canada. They are going to be a great sales and distribution partner in that region and valued member of our team.”

For the official word from Eswic, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Matix Launches The Compton Surf Club

by The Editors on September 19, 2014

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Matix, makers of quality action clothing, is always doing their part to give back. This time they did it by taking the Compton Boys & Girls Clubs to El Porto Beach for the inaugural Compton Surf Club.

“We wanted to share the stoke of surfing with kids that live so close, but never get a chance to enjoy the beach and a chance to surf,” explained Matix Marketing Manager Gabe Clement. “Every kid stood up on a wave. That feeling of conquering something new and foreign is something these kids will take with them into the new school year and is something that can’t be measured.”

But Matix didn’t do it alone. They had help rom Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, team riders Turkey Stopnik, Chase Stopnik, and J.J. Wessel along with special industry guests Luke Egan and Bruce Beach. For the official word from Matix, follow the jump.

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Jordy Smith Finally Wins At Trestles

by The Editors on September 18, 2014

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For a guy seemingly built and groomed for wins on Trestles perfect power ramps, it took South African (and current Carlsbad, California resident) Jordy Smith until today (September 18, 2104) to win his first Hurley Pro. But from the way he was smiling throughout the day, he was more stoked than anyone.

“I feel unbelievable,” Smith said. “To be able to surf against the best surfer in the world at the moment is incredible. I started the heat really well but right toward to the end I started to think about everyone that’s been supporting me and it helped me nail that last wave. I knew I had to do something good. I’m over the moon, it’s a dream of mine to win Trestles, especially after moving here.”

2 John Florence posted the highest two wave heat total and highest single scoring wave of the contest to get into the finals again Smith, but the ocean (and wind) was not cooperating in the final.

“I was hoping that Jordy’s wave wasn’t going to be enough but he got it,” said John John Florence. “It was really hard to surf out there and good job to Jordy, he’s been surfing good all week. I’m so bummed, I hate coming that close to winning, but it’s given me some confidence going in to the next event.”

On the women’s side Stephanie Gilmore beach out Sally Fitzgibbons to win the Swatch Pro. For the official word form the ASP and the complete results, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Beach Grit On Surfing’s Heritage Heats

by The Editors on September 18, 2014

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Yesterday, after watching Kelly Slater catch another magical last second wave to claim his 21st heat win over Taj Burrow and ending what Johnny Gannon later described on Instagram as “a cunt of a day,” we were interested to see the Heritage Heat. The APS’s idea is to allow former surf greats to get some time in the water in front of the fans. In this case, former World Champion Martin Potter and nude surfing originator Brad Gerlach were to rekindle old rivalries and settle things once and for all. What happened was something different, and as usual, no one described it better than Chas Smith:

The art of aging gracefully, and to be sure, it is an art, involves transitioning from stage to stage with taste, decorum, all deliberate speed. It does not, and I repeat DOES NOT, involve surfing in “Heritage Heats.”. . . Athletics (real athletics, not bocce, golf, race car driving etc.) is a field that becomes fraught with pitfalls as life’s sun begins to set. Of course, people should stay fit and active at all ages and surfing is a wonderful pursuit at all ages. That saltwater soothes, that glide feels so fine. But the older surfer should practice his art quietly. He should not practice his art during a surf competition in front of judges on the same waves just surfed by Taj Burrow (forever a 12 year old).

For the rest of Smith’s insightful treatise on aging surfers, click the link. For Derek Rielly’s interview (How I Fucking Smashed Pottz) with heat winner Brad Gerlach, click here. Ah, Smith and Rielly, what a pair.

[Link: Beach Grit]

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Lillard Seriously Injured BASE Jumping

by The Editors on September 17, 2014

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Everyone’s favorite macho, right-wing, action sporting hellion Brandon Lillard came in a little hot while BASE jumping in Utah on Friday, September 12, 2014 (click here for the story from The Herald Extra). And by “a little hot” we mean we’re all very lucky that Lillard is still alive. He reportedly had some trouble with his chute and bounced off a cliff wall a couple times before slamming into the earth.

The good news is that after being in the Utah Valley Regional Hospital in critical condition, he is now in stable condition and is improving (as anyone who knows him would expect). He had some “major head trauma and some broken bones that will heal.” The bad news is that he’s going to have mountains of bills relating to recovery. That’s where you can help. Jason Kimball set up a gofundme.com and you can help by clicking the link and donating something. It doesn’t need to be huge, and you can be anonymous, but anything would help. Click the link for more info.

[Link: Gofundme.com]

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Hurley Pro Boosts Through Round 2

by The Editors on September 16, 2014

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After four lay days the waves finally turned on for Round 2 of the 2014 Hurley Pro at Trestles on Tuesday, September 16 and few took better advantage of the perfect wind conditions than Brazil’s Filipe Toledo when he blasted one out in his heat against Adam Melling.

“I saw Melling doing some big turns and getting a huge score, so I knew I had to do something crazy,” Filipe Toledo said. “I know the wind is really good for airs so when the first left came I just went for it. When I landed I was surprised but I’m stoked to get through. I’m looking forward to more heats and more airs.”

For the official word from the World Surf League ASP, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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