So the Thompson tribe just posted a new video through there Vimeo account and the title is Solitary Arrangement. It’s a smear of clips from a spot in North FL that has been anything but solitary lately. The spot has been blow out by UNFer’s, Mel-B crew and other southern entities all swarming on its fun little punchy peaks. We have had a good run of swell this spring and the Thompson brothers have been all over it. Spinning his board through the air is Tristan, Cody performs his trademarked alley oops, and the brother with no main sponsor logo who is smashing, carving and boosting all over the place is middle brother Evan. It’s a good indicator of how bad the surf industry is doing when somebody who surfs as good as Evan, is as well rounded as him, and has such a good head on his shoulders as he does, can’t even get a sponsor? Shame on all the big 5’s, you know who you are (QuikBongHurlComNei’ll) for not stepping up and getting behind a kid who deserves it as much as anybody else. Unfortunately the powers that be, the ones who run these companies and ran this industry into its current state, are too busy focusing on saving their necks and staying above water to really promote the future of surfing. Enjoy this clip and be happy that the best part of surfing, the joy you get from riding a wave, can never be diluted or destroyed by anything. Here’s to Evan and the rest of the tribe! Keep doing what you guys are doing and good things will happen.
EVAN CODY AND TRISTAN SCORED SOME FUN SURF OVER THE LAST MONTH!!!! CHECK it OUT
And it happened again. Sunrise wins surf shop team challenge presented by Oakley and surfer magazine.
This past weekend Red Bull came to town and ran a unique formatted surf contest dubbed, “Call em out.” 16 Surfers battled head to head in a double elimination surf contest. The event allows surfers to call each other out and pick who they wanted to surf against.
Sunrise had a great showing with all of our team riders finishing in the top 10. Some highlights from the day were Tristan Thompson and Ryan Briggs throwing out some insane upside down air reverses which scored above the 9-point range. White sunglasses aka Cody Thompson snagged the highest score of the day a 9.8 with an assortment of moves that left his opponent in “combo land.” The double elimination format aloud everyone to get a fair chance at brining home the $1,200 first place prize. In the quarterfinals Evan Thompson had a choice to choose between younger brother Tristan and older brother Cody. Without hesitation Evan chose Tristan and handed little brother his second loss of the day putting him out of the contest. After that heat you could really tell that Evan was starting to get into a rhythm. He plowed through another heat and placed himself in a heat with Gabe Kling who also had zero loses. Evan was narrowly beaten by Gabe and ended up in a drama filled heat versus older brother Cody. The heat started out very slow with both competitors struggling to pull in a score over a 4. It started to heat up when Cody ripped the bag out of a chest high right runner. When Cody got to the inside something was wrong. He took his leash off and grabbed his right leg in pain. It turns out Cody had a cramp in the top of his quad and couldn’t get rid of it. This left the whole line up to kid brother Evan who executed two scoring waves and put older brother out. After this heat Evan put himself in the final with Gabe Kling. Both surfers battled back and forth over the 20 minute final and gave the crowd something to watch and cheer for. In the end Gabe edged out Evan and won this years Red Bull “Call em out”. Good job and congratulations to our whole team who represented all day. Results are below. Till next year, we outch here. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS
1st Gabe Kling – $1,200
2nd Evan Thompson- $700
3rd Cody Thompson- $300
=4th Asher Nolan
= 5th Wayne Satterwhite
= 5th Brady McKenzie
=7th Justin Quintal
=7th Chris Ropero
Team riders Evan and Cody thompson finish 2nd and 3rd at the red bull call em out surf contest. Story coming soon…
Surfline is always on top of bringing the surf world the latest action and news. Last week’s swell was one that lit up the entire East Coast and Caribbean. If you were around last weekend and into the middle part of last week you more then likely surfed this swell. We were stoked up here at Sunrise when we saw that Team rider Asher Nolan had a sequence from last weeks swell that happened to be right here at home. Check it out by clicking on the link below….