Each fin has it’s own fun graphic. Plus you get a nice shot of Upton freaking out. This set is perfect for your new setup. Be cool stay in school. Honeycomb construction. Check your local shop or the Captain Fin store. Shred.
Ah, yes. A new set up. Guess we could start with a set of good looking fins, right?
Every surfer needs someone whose looking out for them and Sebastian Zietz just went with about as big a someone as a surfer can get by signing with Octagon. There he will join other athletes like Michael Phelps, Apolo Anto Ono, Alana Blanchard, Mitchie Brusco, and Jamie Anderson just to name a few.
“Seabass is one of the top young surfers in the sport who carries movie-star charisma that is fresh and appealing to fans and sponsors,” said Amen Teter, Octagon’s Action Sports Director. “The sky is the limit for Seabass. He has the talent to compete and win big events on the ASP World Tour and a personality to match. We are excited about the opportunities to expand his profile.”
We’re sure they are and now Seabass has Amen Teter to reach out to sponsors and say, “Pay me.” For the official word from Octagon, follow the jump.
Kane Stewart, son of San Clemente, California’s longboard shaping icon Bill Stewart, is doing lead vocals in a band with his cousin Brad Shultz (of Cage The Elephant) called Plastic Visions. Their debut EP dropped on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 and this is their first single. It’s called Kamikaze and it sounds pretty good, like The Pixies. Watch the edit and you’ll see.
Reality webisodes returns to the Northshore of Oahu with Network A’s new series Surf House. The 8-episode video series features “marketable” surfers on the up Mitch Crews, Alisha Gonsalves, Michael Dunphy, and Bree Kleintop doing their best to survive and flourish on the North Shore while not wearing a whole lot. Sounds like another recipe for success.
Starting Monday, May 20, Surf House will air exclusively on Network A and stars four upcoming professional surfers as they navigate their way through the trials of competitive surfing, the chaos of shared living, and other real world drama. . . Surf House was shot and directed by Jamie Tierney, Quiksilver’s main videographer from 2005-2011. During his time at Quiksilver, Jamie produced countless hours of surf footage and worked with the hottest names in professional surfing including Kelly Slater and Dane Reynolds.
If we’re going to watch reality surf edits they might as well be from Hawaii. Check it.
The Artist Republic 4 Tomorrow, in conjunction with Surfline, Thalia Surf Shop and Vans, is hosting the opening reception for The Surf Gallery retrospective Expression Session on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The show features art from some great surf artists and photographers including: Art Brewer, Ben Brough, Thomas Campbell, Joe Curren, Harry Daily, Andy Davis, Ned Evans, Julie Goldstein, Andrew Holder, David Lloyd, Jason Murray, John Severson, Kevin Short, Pat Tobin, Patrick Trefz, Tyler Warren, and Alex Weinstein. And it’s all currated by The Surf Gallery’s Will Pennartz.
When The Surf Gallery opened its doors in 2001, it was the only gallery in the world dedicated to surf-related art and photography. Will’s mission was to blend contemporary art and more traditional surf imagery – a reflection of the changing modern surf culture. And he did it. The Surf Gallery, tucked between Thalia Street Surf Shop and Goko Cafe, just up the steps from the famous Thalia Street Surf break made waves – large ones. “There was a movement happening in surf culture,” explains Will Pennartz says. “It just needed a home, and The Surf Gallery was my way to share it with the world.”
The opening begins at 6 PM, Saturday, June 1, 2013. AR4T is located at 210 North PCH in Laguna Beach, California. For the official word from AR4T, follow the jump.
For the past two years, Brad and Sheena Van Orden have been piloting their 1984 Volkswagon Vanagon “Nacho” around the world in search of adventure and documenting that search on the website Drive Nacho Drive. Now they have Freewaters helping them along on their mission. The Van Ordens are the casual and conscious footwear company’s newest ambassadors.
“Brad and Sheena (and of course Nacho) epitomize what the Freewaters ethos is all about: the freedom of travel and road tripping, being global citizens and daring to chart one’s own path in life,” says Freewaters Co-Founder Eli Marmar. “The long and rugged quality of their trip makes them ideal product testers and brand messengers. We have a ton of respect for what they are doing and are very happy to have them as ambassadors.”
Follow the jump for the official word from Freewaters, or click here to learn more about the goals of the Drive Nacho Drive project.
It’s taken Jordy Smith a while, but he finally won an ASP event outside South Africa as he edged Brazilian surf hero Adriano de Souza 17.80 to 16.34 in the Billabong Rio Pro on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in two- to four-foot surf. It was Smith’s third ASP World Tour win.
“This win feels unbelievable,” Smith said. “It’s another dream come true. I knew I could win a World Tour event, but I had to prove to myself that I could do it away from South Africa. Thanks to crowd and Adriano (de Souza). He’s been ripping the whole event. Thanks to all of my friends and family for all of the amazing support.”
His appearance in the final pushed de Souza into the lead in the ASP World Rankings just head of Jordy. That and beating Kelly Slater in quarter final one, added up to a pretty good day for the Brazilian even if it wasn’t another win. For the official word, including scores and top five World rankings, follow the jump.
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Hitchhiker Kai a.k.a. Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, the “home free” surfer who described himself as “straight out of Dogtown” after saving a woman’s life when the man whose car he was riding in purposely began ramming people with his car, has reportedly been arrested for murder of a New Jersey lawyer, according to a story on NBC News.
Officials believe McGillvary, 24, killed Joseph Galfy, who was found in his Clark, N.J. home on Monday, dead of blunt force trauma. Prosecutors say Galfy met McGillvary in Times Square Saturday night, and brought him back to his house to spend the night. . . They say they believe the two men had a sexual encounter.
McGillvary posted on his facebook page that he woke up in a stranger’s house “realizing that someone had drugged, raped” him. And then asked, “What would you do?” Well, not going home with a New Jersey lawyer would be a good start. But we don’t know the life Kai lives. Either way, it would seem he’s up for the celebrity trial of the summer.
[Link: NBC News]
Australian Tyler Wright took the Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro over Sally Fitzgibbons today (May 11, 2013) and jumped into the lead of the 2013 ASP World Title race ahead of Carissa Moore. Not a bad day in Brazil for the 19 year old.
“This feels pretty good,” Wright said. “This whole event has been stepping stones for me. I started off a bit shaky and this is my first even where my family is not here with me. Brooke Farris was here looking after me and thanks to everyone for all of their support. After I lost that Round 3 heat I just wanted to catch waves and I stayed busy from then on. It’s just the way it worked out. I just love catching waves. I just kept building and building and I wouldn’t want it any other way. This is just fantastic to come to Rio, I love it.”
For the official word from the ASP follow the jump.
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This morning (May 9. 2013), while the ASP pros were paddling out at Barra Da Tijuca, Brazil for round one of the Billabong Rio Pro we were stuck trying to figure out the time zone changes and didn’t catch much of round one. But it sounds like it was a pretty challenging day, even for Kelly Slater.
“I saw a bunch of good waves down the beach and just kept that to myself,” Slater said. “You can take off on that foam ball out the back on the reef and get one or two turns and you’ve already got as good a score as you can get on some of the ones on the right side of the scaffolding. Most of the waves this morning have been closeouts, but I figured at some point today it’s going to get good. There were some unbelievable barrels down the beach.”
All of the favorites, except for Taj Burrow, made it through round one and directly into rouund 3. For full results and the round 2 match-ups, follow the jump.