One of the most popular sayings of all time that has been plastered all over shirts and stickers for years is “Skateboarding Is Not a Crime”. The reality is that in a lot of metropolitan cities and suburbs all over America skateboarding is a crime and at Hemming plaza in downtown Jacksonville it is 364 days out of the year. The one day that its not, the one day that skateboarders are somewhat accepted by society and its regulators, the one day you can legally enjoy those beautiful ledges, the rail and the stairs, that one day is coming this Saturday. That’s right, Saturday June 21st the city of Jacksonville allows the open shredding of one of the cities most coveted street spots. The last 2 years this event has grown and only gotten better and this year its looking like its going to be the best by far. Not only is Hemming going to be open to skate Instaramp will be there and you know anywhere they unfold that thing a heavy session goes down. This year also includes a skate, with a police escort mind you, from the Riverside Arts Market to Hemming plaza so everybody has got to be there for that to show the city how many of us there are! I’m going to attach a full schedule of the days events below and a few photos from the previous years. Trust me, from someone who has experienced it, this is one of the best events of the year and the more people that come the better. Sunrise will also be sponsoring a best trick event at 6pm and a ramp jam at 8pm so don’t miss out on that. The day kicks off at noon so come downtown to take part in the one day that you can get out and grind at Hemming without being considered a criminal.
Go Skate Day 2014
12pm – event starts with Group Skate from RAM to Hemming.
Leave Riverside Arts Market (RAM) at noon with Police escort.
Skate down Riverside Ave, to Water St, to Hogan and into Hemming Plaza (1.5 mi.)
Dress crazy and ready to have fun!!!!
12:30 Welcome to Go Skate Day
(Martin Ramos greeting)
12-4pm – Family Skate Zone
14 & under only
2pm Grom Mini-Ramp
4pm Grom Gap (12&under over the trash can)
6pm Sunrise / VOLCOM Real Street Best Trick
8pm Sunrise / SECTOR 9 ramp jam
1pm Beer Garden Opens
MUSIC & BANDS
BEER GARDEN STAGE
2:15 Matteo Qumento
4:14 Beau Crum and The Weighted Hands
3-4pm Love Chunk
5-6pm Go Get Gone
7-8pm Mommies Little Monsters
Jax Sk8 3:30-4:15
8:30pm Closing Comments (Martin Ramos)
3rd AnnualGSD-Hemming 2014 is a wrap!
Buck Smith Get In The Van 2.0 from Sunrise Surf Shop on Vimeo.
Buck Smith is a legend. When he speaks everyone listens. Hear what he has to say about the next generation of Rat Town. Thanks for Autoline for fueling the trip.
Right now is the perfect time of the year to get out on the water and try out stand up paddleboarding. Most people are familiar with it these days or have at least seen somebody out in the ocean or creek, gliding across the water on a small miniature boat like craft. Its actually something I have done for the last few years on flat days when there is no surf and I want to be out on the water getting some exercise for my aging old man frame. Lately I have also been surfing on one a bit, an 8’10 Naish Mana to be exact, and its actually been kind of fun. Its sparked my interest in getting AJ from Cannibal Core-Vac (who has been building some of the best shortboards and hybrids for over 20 years) to build me one of his ultra light shred SUP’s that we also carry at the shop but that’s a whole nother story.
Come by Sunrise and demo/rent one of our paddleboards and see if its something your interested in. Currently we have SUP’s available from 8’0 to 11’6 from both of those companies mentioned above and even a couple others. We also have different shapes so that anybody at any level can give it a shot. If you are serious about buying a board through us we will charge you $25 a day and once you have worked with one of the knowledgeable staff members to decide which board to purchase we will subtract $50 off the cost of that board. If your not sure and not quite ready to commit you can still rent a stand up board for $50 a day and if you hold onto that receipt we will honor the $50 off when you decide to buy.
Below are some links to the websites of the SUP brands that we support! Come by the shop and learn more as well!
Sunrise Surf Shop was stoked to help award the Matt Gray Scholarship May 29th,at Fletcher High School to some very talented and deserving individuals. Pictured here is Matt’s dad, Andy, who is battling cancer. Andy was given one year to live and three years later he is still rocking on strong. Also in this picture is a great donor to the scholarship, Charlie Stephens who was paralyzed while surfing over 10 years ago. Matt visited Charlie in the ICU and was a great friend to him before and after the accident. #mattgraymemorial #thankyoueveryonewhohelped. Good Job to two of our talented team riders Cason Kirk, and Frank O’rourke for earning 1,000 dollars towards their college endeavors.
ROZO from Glen Greenberg on Vimeo.
Rozo has been shaping boards forever. A hidden talent in the North Florida area. Here is a cool video of ROZO doing his thing!!!!
The Matt Gray Memorial is a celebration of life and community love. The event is the only one of its kind that mixes skating and surfing into one contest. The skate event was held on Friday, April 11th at the Atlantic Beach Skate Park and drew more than 30 registered skaters and over 200 spectators. With a great community atmosphere, skaters from all over the beach ranging from 6 years old to 40 competed in front of a huge crowd that cheered them on all night. The surf contest was held at 19th Street in Atlantic Beach on Saturday, April 12th. The entire event brought in close to $4,000 which was raised through the events entry fee and money raised through the raffle. All proceeds go towards a scholarship in Matt Gray’s honor to a Senior at Fletcher High School. Last year, Marshall LaFrance and Jake McGuire each won $1,500 scholarships for their future college endeavors. ALL PHOTOS: JIM WALKER
Skate Contest Results:
Minni Groms (10 and under):
1. Mason Avens
2. Gunner Snead
3. Connor McGarity
4. JD Woods
5. David Taylor
Likkle Youth (13 and under):
1. Tristan Harrison
2. Connor Lerian
3. Noah Dovin
4. Trevor Thomas
5. Tucker Lindsay
6. Nikoli Klomppy
Queens (girls division):
1. Anna Bolena
2. Grace Knoechel
3. Molly Kirk
4. Ireland Jarvis
Rude Boys (18 and under):
1. Trevor Brice
2. Tristan Harrison
3. Luke Hoey
4. Mikey Barbarito
5. Quentin Clark
6. Miles Roderick
Kings (19 and up):
1. Pat Brown
2. Dane Quintal
3. Cason Kirk
4. Marshall LaFrance
5. Damon Francisco
6. Cameron Glover
Results of Surf Contest:
1. Kelton Beardall
2. Blake Kentack
3. Ian Devin
4. Cory Gann
5. Andrew Witt
6. Noah Stauch
1. Jake McGuire
2. Nick Groshell
3. Frank O’Rourke
4. Charlie Current
5. Hobie Sears
6. James LeCler
1. Sophie Falzone
2. Piper Austin
3. Braidyn Cunningham
4. Molly Kirk
5. Shealynn Cunningham
6. India Pimental
1. Brent Lamprecht
2. Wayne Satterwhite
3. Dane Jefferys
4. Shane Antalick
5. Sefton Trainer
6. Karina Petroni-Mitchell
The City of Jacksonville Beach
“The 15th Annual Super Surf Camp 2014”
“SUPER SURF CAMP 2014”
Applications are available at the City of Jacksonville Beach Parks & Recreation Department, or at our official sponsor, Sunrise Surf Shop, 834 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL.
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE: SurfCamp2014
Registration opens March 10,2014at Sunrise Surf Shop 9am-5pm.
All applications must be returned to the City of Jacksonville Beach Parks & Recreation Department, or to Sunrise Surf Shop.
*Note: you may only register for ONE week
(You may only sign up your child plus one)
***All beginners ages 8 (as of June 1st) & up are welcome.
First come, first serve
Only 50 spots per camp available—so sign up soon!***
Camps run from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at 8th Ave. N. oceanfront. The dates for each session of this summer’s Surf Camps are as follows
Camp #1: June 9 -June 13
Camp #2: June16 -June 20
COST: $180 per session
CANCELLATION POLICY: A two-week notice must be given to receive a full refund. Anything less
will constitute a deduction of $75.00 from the refund. No exceptions.
INCLUDES: One (1) cool t-shirt, bag of surf goodies, and use of beginner’s board
PAYMENT: CASH OR CHECK ONLY. No credit cards accepted.
Please make checks payable to: City of Jacksonville Beach.
Fees must be PAID IN FULL at the time of registration and enclosed along with your completed application.
For more information contact the
City of Jacksonville Beach Park Recreation Department 247-6236
or Sunrise Surf Shop, 241-0822.
The “Super Surf Camp 2013” is presented solely by the City of Jacksonville Beach; Sunrise Surf Shop is merely the official sponsor. Sunrise Surf Shop may provide staff and/or equipment to be used at the “Super Surf Camp 2013,” but all such staff and/or equipment are under the exclusive direction and control of the City of Jacksonville Beach.
Sunrise Surf Shop makes no representations, guarantees, warranties, or affirmations about the quality, safety, or appropriateness of the instructors, equipment, or educational content of the “Super Surf Camp 2013.”
All participants must be competent ocean swimmers.
Due to safety requirements, if a hard board is brought to camp, our instructors will have the final say if it can be used during camp.
Soft boards will be provided to you for the camp at no charge.
Any 4 out of 5 days will constitute a full camp.
Please have your child at camp on time.
*DOGS are prohibited on the beach between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., so please—do not bring your dogs with you.
Briggsy from Chris Briggs on Vimeo.
Ryan Briggs stays dormant for weeks, sometimes months and then out of no where comes out with an insane edit. We have marked him as the turtle from now on. By the time you are viewing this Ryan will be off again filming in his small remote locations he calls his turtle home.
Whats new on the rack at Sunrise. We carry Wetsuits from XCEL, ONEILL, BILLABONG, and QUIKSILVER. Kids sizes 2 through size 16 and adult sizes XS all the way up to a 3XL. Ladies we have you covered as well with suits from ROXY, BILLABONG, ONEILL, and XCEL.
Winter 2013 Wetsuits from Sunrise Surf Shop on Vimeo.