Sunrise team rider Ryan Briggs has a new video clip of himself in Puerto Rico. It was filmed recently, i mean really recently, and its smattered with Briggsy’s trademark smooth style and a lot of nice rail work. I must say his surfing is looking mature lately and he’s clearly getting his custom Mayhem sleds dialed in, not to mention he’s moving a lot of water for a dude with such skinny legs! Good song, great edit and sunny PR, whats not to like? I’m curious exactly which …lost models he is riding in this clip so i will find out and let everybody know. I’m guessing a Driver or an F-1 or maybe even a Sub driver?
Team rider Cody Thompson just won the WQS 4 star event in Puerto Rico. The biggest win in Cody’s young career will really help his bank account and his points on the WQS. Cody brought home a 15,000 dollar check for the win and 1,000 dollar check for the best maneuver!!! Good job Cody and all our team riders that ripped it up down in PR.. First round is on Cody when he gets back ; )
When he is not traveling the world videoing amazing surf and documentaries, Josh is at home in Jax Beach taking care of his garden and working with the awesome crew at www.drawinglinesmedia.com . We caught up with Birdman and asked him some questions he answered back with some hilarious answers.
Name: Josh Hansbrough
Nicknames: Birdman, Haunz, J5
Hometown: Jax Beach Florida
Favorite Sunglass: whatever Electrics that Danejah is wearing
Sponsors: my mom, Sunrise Surf Shop, Whisnant Surfboards
Best trick: carves and cheater fives
Sounds/music: Led Zeppelin, Common, Ed Sharpe, anything groovey
Influences: Parko and Jordy
What stokes you about your sport: huge airs, big barrels, deep breathe of salt air
Favorite athlete outside your sport: Felix Baumgartner
Claim to fame: I eat dessert first so I don’t spoil my dinner. I do long floaters too.
Words of wisdom: “Happiness is always an inside job”
What would you be doing if you werent surfing: bodysurfing
Future Plans: get barreled, make cool movies, and spread the love
Shout outs: I don’t usually shout, but when I do it’s a “Yewww” or a “Brrrrr.”
Name: Adam McGill
Sponsors: Sunrise, Ohana Hawaiian Shave Ice
Best trick: Power Hack
Sounds/music: What Ever Sounds Good
Influences: My Dad, Slater,Occy,Hobgoods,God
What stokes you about your sport: Every sessions different, You Rely On Nobody But Yourself
Claim to fame: Double Page Spread Surfing Magazine
Words of wisdom: Only A surfer Knows The Feeling
Future Plans: Work Hard,Surf Hard
Shout outs:All My Friends And Family
Name: Evan Thompson
Hometown: Jacksonville Beach, Fl
Sponsors: Fox, Sharp Eye Surfboards, Sunrise Surf Shop, On A Mission, DNA Energy, and Electric.
Best trick: air revo
What stokes you about your sport: Being in the ocean
Claim to fame: NSSA Open Mens East Coast Champ
Words of wisdom: YOLO
What would you be doing if you werent surfing: going to school
Future Plans: surfing every day
Shout outs: My family, all my friends, sponsors, Dan Brooks for helping me out throughout my career and anyone who has been supportive. Thank You!
DOB: 10/28/1999 | Favorite Surfer: Lakey Peterson | Website: www.sophiefalzone.com
Sponsors: Sunrise Surf Shop, Arnette, Whisnant Surfboards, Freestyle, Zinka, Xtrak, Go Pro, Pilot
Sophie has been ripping up Jax beach since the age of 4, She is an accomplished competitive surfer with more then 20 contest wins, and actively surfs in the ESA and NSSA with goals of making the USA Surf Team and winning National Titles in the future. She loves to Skate and Snowboard as well.