Leap day (February 29, 2012) signals the end to the waiting period for the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau. Aside from the breath of relief likely heard around the Quiksilver Board of Diectors table we’re bummed we didn’t get to see things get massive at Waimea Bay.
“As much as we’d like to see this dedication run every year, the event is committed to meeting the criteria of 20 feet,” said contest director George Downing. . . “Those special winters of Eddie-sized waves seem to only come around every three to five years, so a season like this is to be expected. . . “On behalf of the Aikau family, we sincerely thank this year’s Invitees, Alternates, Quiksilver and the organizing team who remained dedicated and enthusiastic throughout the holding period. We would also like to thank the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the City & County of Honolulu for their special efforts to make this an enjoyable event for all.”
Guess we’ll just have to wait until next year and let Greg Long hang onto that 2009-10 title for one more year. Follow the jump for the official word. [click to continue…]
Spy announced today that they’ve added surfer/shaper Ryan Burch and surfer Jared Mell as “multidimensional surf-sojourning brand ambassadors” for the eyewear company’s new Crosstown Collection.
“Ryan and Jared are super talented and respected at the creative forefront of contemporary surf culture, and they also have classic vibes in what they do that really resonate with what’s happening with SPY now,” says Devon Howard, SPY Marketing Director. “Ryan is a craftsman with a penchant for innovation, tempered by a deep reverence of classic surfing style applied to his board designs inspired by shaping pioneers like Bob Simmons and Carl Ekstrom. With Jared, his approach to nose riding and what he does with his clothing line at Insight are similarly progressive, hedged with deep roots. We’re really stoked to have these guys rounding-out an already stellar team of incredibly creative surfers backing Crosstown.”
The Crosstown Collection is billed as a “limited-edition line of vintage-inspired, handcrafted sunglasses” which sounds like a great market for Spy to paddle into. For the official word, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Tomorrow night (March 1, 2012), at select theaters across the nation Vans is presenting Stacy Peralta’s Warped Tour documentary No Room For Rockstars.
Directed by Parris Patton (Amazing Journey: The Story of the WHO) and produced by Stacy Peralta and the team that brought you Dogtown & Z-boys, No Room For Rockstars is a feature documentary culled from more than 300 hours of film shot on the 2010 Vans Warped Tour. . . No Room For Rockstars depicts the true stories of modern era rock and roll from the kids in the van playing parking lots hoping to be discovered, to the veteran stage manager whose life was saved by the tour, to the musician who crosses over to mainstream success while on the road.
If you can make it to Santa Monica’s Laemmle’s Monica 4-plex, you’ll get the chance to see Stacy Peralta and hear the band Suicide Silence live. For the complete list of cities, theaters, showtimes and to purchase tickets for No Room For Rockstars, check out: www.noroomforrockstars.com.
For the complete schedule of events, follow the jump. And if you can, you should come up and watch it live. Seriously. Oh, today’s practice (February 28, 2012) has been cancelled. Bet it’s a bit windy at Mammoth right now. [click to continue…]
This is Tony Hawk’s personal 2008 Jeep SRT8 with a Hennessey SRT600 Turbo package. This car was driven on the 2009 Gumball 3000 and featured in an episode of MTV “Cribs”. . . . This model came stock with 420 hp and Tony jumped at the opportunity to work with John at HPE on the engine. They installed the SRT600 Turbo package.
And yes, it is fast. It will go 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and turns in 11.9 second quarter miles if you’re into that. It’s currently up on a 7 day auction so you have a week to think about it.
With the swell beginning to fade at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast the real news of day three was who didn’t make it into Round 4. The short version is this: Matty Wilkinson, Kieren Perrow, Kolohe Andino, Bede Durbidge, Jeremy Flores, Freddie P, Yadin Nicol, Mick Fanning, Raoni Monterio, Adam Melling, 2 John Florence, and Travis Logie.
Oh, and Julian Wilson slayed it. Here’s what he said after logging the day’s high score:
“I lost in this round last year in a close one against Taj (Burrow) and went on to lose a bit early in the next few events so I was nervous before that one,” Wilson said. “I did want to make a statement. In my first two heats I wasn’t myself – it didn’t feel like it was coming together for me. Then in that heat I felt a lot better, felt solid on my board and good to get some high scores.”
For the official word and results from both the Quik and Roxy Pro follow the jump. [click to continue…]