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September 17, 2014

Thrash and Flash Recap

If you are a skateboarder you support your local skate scene. If you are not a skater you should support your local skate scene. Jacksonville is stoked to have Instaramp in their own backyard. The INSTARAMP crew is a core group of rad humans. Check the footage below provided by Instaramp and Sunrise of this past weekends “Thrash and Flash” event. Big thanks to everyone involved and stoked to have Sunrise Family member Mike Peterson represent and win the event.

Thrash for Flash – Sunrise Skate Team from Stewart Plemmons on Vimeo.

September 16, 2014

Legends decks released!!

Come check out the new Buck Smith and Mike Peterson Sunrise decks we just received! These 2 characters have done a lot to put the Jacksonville skate scene on the map for a long time. Throughout it all they have been Sunrise family and will be til the end of time! Keep rolling and having fun the way these guys do and you will live a long happy life!! 7.75, 8, 8.25 and 8.5 are the sizes available for these! Limited run, get them before they are gone! @the_block_tf #bucksmith #legendsdonthaveinsta #dinger #sunrisecollabDecks 09-15-142

July 11, 2014

Go Skate Day 2014 ReCaP

Go Skate Day 2014 – Jacksonville FL, from Sunrise Surf Shop on Vimeo.

June 18, 2014

Go Skate Day 2014!!

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

Event Schedule

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



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

MOCA Theatre

SO! 1-2pm

Humidity 2-2:45

C4F 2:45-3:30

Jax Sk8 3:30-4:15

VEER! 4:15-6

8:30pm Closing Comments (Martin Ramos)

3rd AnnualGSD-Hemming 2014 is a wrap!






June 11, 2014

Buck Smith and a Donkey

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.

May 30, 2014

MAtt Gray Scholarship


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.

April 18, 2014

7th Annual Matt Rasta Gray Memorial

Queens winnersNoah DovinNick GroshellQueens surf winners Trevor Brice Frontside Air


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:

Likkle Youth:
1. Kelton Beardall
2. Blake Kentack
3. Ian Devin
4. Cory Gann
5. Andrew Witt
6. Noah Stauch

Rude Boys:
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

December 11, 2013

Team rider Pat Schaeffer kills Tampa Am 2013/ finishes 3rd

Jacksonville local, extremely humble dude, and sunrise team rider Pat Schaeffer placed 3rd in this past weekends Tampa Am skate event. For those of you who don’t know about SPOT and its skate events let me tell you that this is definitely the premiere amateur event in the entire world. Yes the world, not the country, not the lower hemisphere, not just this half of the globe. In fact I am willing to go out on a limb and say the biggest amateur skate event in the universe, not just the milky way, earth and Uranus, the whole universe- black holes, other galaxy’s and all. Ok, I took that one a little to far, beat the proverbial horse so to speak, but i’m serious and one look at the roster is basically a who’s who in the future of professional skateboarding. Pat finished well last year (basically if you finish in the top 10 you are a hero) but upped his steez this year to make it to the podium which is 3rd and better. Its safe to say that Sunrise and the whole collective of Jacksonville skaters is super proud of Pat and his accomplishments and I can honestly say this is one of the most grateful, nice dudes that is out their playing with a wooden plank on wheels.I’m sure all of Pats other sponsors, DC shoes, DGK, Venture trucks, Gold wheels, and Diamond supply are just as proud as we are! Keep it up Pat, I think its safe to say you keep doing what your doing and your future will be bright. Congrats from your Sunrise fam’ watch the video below to see the highlights from the final day. Pat is the one with the black and white DC shirt on the podium at the end.

April 23, 2013

Jorge Evans


April 22, 2013

Paul Harts new line on Thrasher Magazine Website

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