“The Eddie Aikau of kids contest” once again didn’t disappoint those who showed up and came to compete. Shane Dorian roughly 40 something years ago first ventured out into the lineup at Banyans. At the time he had no idea that he would ever grow up to be one of the most influential big wave surfers of our era and arguably the best big wave surfer of all time.
FUGOO (www.FUGOO.com), creators of the toughest, longest lasting portable Bluetooth speaker in its weight class, is happy to announce their sponsorship of the Team Dirt Candy Graphics for the remainder of the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season. As a part of the sponsorship, Brett Metcalfe, along with Ronnie Stewart, Robert Lind and the rest of the Team Dirt Candy crew, will be representing FUGOO on the track, through social media and blasting the speakers in the pits before each race.
The past three weeks have been packed with climbing competitions! I was lucky this season to compete in two pro-level competitions leading up to ABS Nationals. The first was the DiNamik competition in Salt Lake City, UT during the winter outdoor retailer trade show in January. This was the second year for the DiNamik comp at the Front Climbing Club. This competition had a red point qualifier with an on-sight format Pro Finals. Being that the comp was during the kick-off of the winter OR, a lot of pros showed up.
So the story of my life goes just when I think I’m going to get a moment to myself, be able to collect my thoughts and reflect something pops up on my radar. Marc Beaty from Surfline notified me that Mavericks would be going XXL on the Saturday I was supposed to be returning to California. My initial plans were to head down to San Louis Obispo and finish all the editing for the G-Technology and San Disk with Lucas Gilman. However this news threw a kink in my plans.
Ryan Moss is someone we feel lucky to know and even luckier to have on our Ambassador team. He’s an amazing surf photographer, an adrenaline junky and someone who rarely, if ever, says no. He’s got ADD but controls it in a way that seems to work to his advantage. People will call him in the middle of the night, between trips, to ask if he can jump on an early flight because the waves will be firing in some remote location and they need someone to document it. Consistently, his answer is yes.