We can almost guarantee Mark and Michael planned this ahead of time – Michael will need to stay high and Mark will stay low.
At 0:06 you see Mark Healey (pulling his GoPro camera out of his mouth) behind Michael Ho who then at 0:09 both Healy and Michael are now at their bottom turn in which Healey being goofyfoot goes for a much stronger bottom turn in which allows him to gain much more speed and in doing so allows him to catch up to Michael, where as Michael is going for more of a stall/set up for the tube. Healey pulls in at 0:11 and Michael at 0:12. Both get spit out giving each other a high five.
Oakley Wave of the Winter presented by Surfline – Mark Healey and Mike Ho filmed by Jaker Waslh on January 28, 2015 at Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii
We’re not really sure if things ever got started for SEASIC, but after Bobby Martinez turned down a renewal offer from Reef for close to $400,000 (we heard he wanted $600,000 as if $400,000 wasn’t good enough for him) he said no (then briefly rode for FTW for “little bit of pay”) and when that to ended he started his own clothing brand which seems to be now out of business.
“Right now it’s just shirts and hats, but we’ll see how that does. I’d love to eventually make a whole clothing line, from head to toe.” – Bobby Martinez (interview from Surfing Magazine August 2013)
Reef who gave Bobby his own movie – Mixed Tape by Pete Santa Maria
“I’m really excited to be working with PBteen on this project. While they’re not part of the endemic surf market, I’m honored that PBteen has seen me as someone who can help a broader audience understand the need to use recycled, repurposed and organic materials. Global conservation is a focal point of the capsule collection and it falls right in line with the change and direction I’m working towards, on a professional and personal basis. In collaborating with PBteen, we are creating a subtle and natural feel with this collection — something that has an authentic appeal for teens and their parents alike.” – Kelly Slater
Shaun White being interviewed by a female CBS News 8 reporter from Ricos Taco Shop (165 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas)
“It’s Coachella meets X Games so we have an amazing music lineup theirs Kendrick Lamar, Steve Aoki, Diplo, Hantogram, the Flaming Lips are playing and on the other side of the things we have a 16 story air jump so this things massive… the world’s best snowoboarders and skiers will be competing.” – Shaun White CBS News 8 – San Diego, CA News Station – KFMB Channel 8
Rumors are flying that Kelly Slater will be leaving Channel Island Surfboards and in doing so has or will be buying (part of) the Firewire surfboard company based out of north county San Diego (Cardiff by the Sea).
“I’ll address the surfboard stuff soon. It’s nothing definite until it’s finished and it’s a work in progress. But surfboards are a tricky business. There’s a certain irony to all of our environmental talk and chemical walk. That’s not to point fingers at anyone but myself. I just think it’s time to do something about my residue that’s built up. The industry focus has been on perfecting the shapes and performance of what we are all used to for a long while now. I’m fond of tinkering and experimenting and evolving. Lessening materials impact is an obligation for me. So… my partners and I are working on something.” – Kelly Slater / Stab Magazine