This morning we we’re with Kelly Slater’s best friend (surfing 8ft Swamis) and we asked if this would be Kelly’s last year on tour.
“Yeah, and with Mick and Owen out he could win it.” – BFF
Kelly Slater running away from the tour!
Big wave surfing legend Brock Little has passed away from battling cancer. Brock who was notorious for paddling into large waves in the late 80’s and early 90’s when he rode for surf brands Gotcha, HIC and Rip Curl.
Now the blood sucking media (Stab, Magicseaweed, Surf Europe, among all pro surfers and their instagram) is having a go with the most famous wave ever ridden by Brock Little taken by former assistant photo editor at Surfing magazine Scott Winer. Scott took the photo from the rocks down below using a 300mm lens – manual focus. Jeff Hall from Aframe media (now owned by Surfline?) is probably wishing he had a attorney right now, but then again how are you really going to “win” against these overseas publications?
Brock Little – RIP 1967-2016
Though Shall Not Steal
Chris Ward has been removed from the team page from Lost/Mayhem surfboards.
Destoyer (noun – a person or thing that destroys) registered on September 23, 2015 by Alfwear and attorney Trent Baker with the trademark office under the clothing category (Belts; Belts for clothing; Bottoms; Hats; Jackets; Pants; Shirts; Shorts; Tops.)
BeachGrit is reporting that Dane Reynolds is “starting a new brand and calling it Destroyer.”
Knowing Dane we don’t think he would ever call a brand such as “Destroyer” – that is the opposite of what Dane is about!
…but then again, summer teeth was no better
Nic Lamb is by far one of the best surfers out at Mavericks in line with Grant “Twiggy” Baker, Greg Long, Peter Mel, Ken “Skindog” Collins and a handful of others.
Nic is from Santa Cruz California who at an early age was picked up by Volcom (through Volcom rep Skinny). Skinny somewhat took Nic under his wing and lead him into the surfing world. Nic’s surfing career never really took off as his surfing (besides at Mavericks) was never really looked at from the surfing media nor did he have much character (never smiled so everyone always thought he was bitter guy).
Now years later and no longer with Volcom Nic moved to Los Angeles to try a new path in acting.
Ken Collins and his buddy Nic
“I don’t have to dress like a surfer to be a surfer. I like wearing Armani tailored suits that’s how I like to dress – I like to look like a million bucks it’s fun. – Nic Lamb
“Get all dressed up like Pee-wee-Herman.” – Nathan Fletcher
“I HAVE BEEN A FAN OF THE RVCA BRAND SINCE DAY ONE AND I AM ESPECIALLY EXCITED TO WORK WITH PM TENORE. RVCA IS A BRAND AND A FAMILY THAT I WANT TO SPEND THE REST OF MY CAREER WITH.” – Bruce Irons
“WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME BRUCE INTO THE RVCA TRIBE. ITS ONLY ONCE IN A LIFETIME THAT A TALENT LIKE BRUCE COMES ALONG. RVCA’S FREE FLOWING PLATFORM WILL ALLOW HIM TO BE HIMSELF. LET BRUCE BE BRUCE AND WATCH THE MAGIC HAPPEN.” – Pat Tenore / RVCA Founder
“Please read my post because this is when I was really happy to be part of Xterra. Back in time it was one big happy family, things were great and everyone was working hard to make this company great. As I sit here writing this getting ready for the biggest test of my life #roadtokona2015 I’ve come to the end of this partnership with Xterra because the owners here have no respect for their workers and treat them like second rate citizens. I’m sorry to anyone that bought product from this company if I had known what low life’s the owners of Xterra were I’d never have helped this company. If you are a friend or fan of mines please do not support this company and no I did not get fired. I’ll take this opportunity to say to @keithsimmons and @gturquand to say I fucking Quit!!!!!!!” @xterrawetsuits – Sunny Garcia
When things were good for Sunny and Xterra