This is a cool little video from the interview between shapers Mayhem and Darren Handley (DHD). Both of these guys are legendary shapers who have built boards for the worlds best surfers at two of the worlds best waves- Lowers and Snapper. It has some good turns and a good explanation of why you can never replicate a magic board, its all about the wood people! Good on Zander and the Surfing magazine guys for their latest issue which features a solid look into what all the pros are riding. Come into Sunrise and check out our full line of ..Lost surfboards and the DHD’s we have in stock. I personally have a Mayhem Taj Burrow Beach Buggy and I must say it is probably one of the top 3 boards I have ridden in my 27 years of flailing in the ocean.
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.
The North Shore’s triple crown season has officially kicked off. They held the first few rounds of the event at Sunset beach HI a couple days ago. The event has been put on hold but should resume with a new swell today or tomorrow. I linked a little highlight clip of the first day below, its nice to see some solid waves being ridden in jerseys for a change. Ian Walsh has some inspiring rail work in this clip, i’m curious to know what kind of board he is on? Seeing some raw power and shifting lumpy masses of waves gets the blood pumping and warms us up for the super bowl pinnacle of the season; The Pipe Masters! (like how I capitalized that and threw down an exclamation) Anyways tune into the event at the official Vans HIC Pro website or come watch the event on the big screen at the shop if its running during regular hours.
Thank god for John Florence, I must say that I think his latest clip officially puts him at the top of the heap as king of all web clips. Until recently that title couldn’t have rested with any other then king Dane but lately the great venturan free surfer has completely dropped the ball. Its safe to say after seeing his 2 wildcard appearances in the last 2 events, that Dane probably isn’t spending enough time in the water these days. Well luckily for all of us JJF is, and let me tell you the cinematic proof from these such surfs is just mind boggling. We have seen “free to roam’, “begin again” and now “& again” all 3 released within a year (and lets not forget the signature film he made in between “Done”) Lets also not forget that this is a world tour surfer, somebody who makes his living competing not making movie clips, so technically this is a side gig for John. Scary. The turns around the 2 minute mark to about 2:20 are as good as any in the biz. In fact he looks so comfortable on rail, his boards so responsive, that I don’t think we can fully appreciate the face work he is doing without slow-mo. This guy is the future of surfing,hands down, and I hate to say it but I think the future is here and i’m just an old man watching. Sit back and enjoy what is easily the best web clip of the year.
So the Hurley Lowers pro waiting period starts on the 15th of September. As you all know, or might not, this is hands down the most high performance, innovative, exciting (with the exception of Tahiti, Chopes and Pipe) event of the year. If you have ever been to Southern California and had a chance to surf lowers then you know it is absolutely the most surfer friendly, rippable wall of water in the land. You can put every ounce of push into your turns or airs and the wave is like a soft welcoming pillow that slightly pushes back just enough to keep you going. Mix that with 3 dozen or so of the best international surfers and you have quite a show. Here’s a link to the event below and I also through in a recent video of Lowers to get you stoked. I’d make note of how Kolohe surfs in this video, I don’t think he has done well here the last 2 years and its his backyard so I believe he’s hungry for a good finish this year. He will be on my fantasy team for sure so hopefully I didn’t just jinx him.
So I am not a huge fan of Red Bull as a product. I don’t drink it. In fact I don’t drink any energy drinks because I think they are disgusting and they tweak me out, and I don’t like tweaking out these days. Now Red Bull as a company, as a brand, you gotta kind of give it to them. They toss out more free product than any other company on earth times ten. They support and promote key athletes in almost every sport that exists and some that probably shouldn’t. They promote, support and create a bunch of really cool and unique events all over the globe and they sent me to Tortola once on a boat so maybe i’m biased. Anyways their new video series 21 days is legit and this is the second one they have done (if you haven’t seen the first with Adriano and Nat Young I highly recommend watching that) Its like a cool NFL highlight video with good insight into the athletes, not to mention CJ Hobgood is the man and Jordy Smith is on a tear lately. A lot of footage from the Bali event in this video, takes me back to Keramas in my head and being at Keramas in any form is a good thing. Enjoy and root for CJ this year on tour everybody!! Don’t know if the video showed up below but if not you should be able to click on the link below.
Justin Quintal loves to surf!! This is evident from his marathon sessions at the pier and his secret through the night missions to score some tube monsters. Check out this video from Spring of Justin doing just that!!