Posts Tagged ‘huntington beach’

January 9th, 2012

Sean Collins Memorial Paddle Out

Today was the memorial paddle out for the founder of Surfline Sean Collins. Sean passed away on December 26, 2011 due to a heart attack while playing tennis.

Hundreds of surfers making there way out into the surf



CEO and President of Quiksilver Bob McKnight

Steve Hawk (former editor of Surfer magazine and pro skateboarder Tony Hawk’s older brother)

Mike Parsons

Sam George (former editor of Surfer Magazine) and Layne Beachley (women’s 7-time world champion

Taylor Knox

AJ Collins (Sean’s son)

We will always remember you Sean

December 27th, 2011

Surfline Founder Sean Collins Dies At 59

There will be a memorial paddle out on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier on January 7 at 11am.

On December 26th Sean Collins suffered a heart attack while playing tennis and passed away shortly after inside an Orange County hospital.

Sean was one of Taylor’s closest friends – Rest In Peace Sean Collins 1952-2011

December 14th, 2011

Andrew Doheny & Dusty Payne In Zero Nine

We uploaded some more images today of Andrew Doheny and Dusty Payne dating back to 2009. Check out there pages for all the photos.

Andrew, Nat Young and coach Ian Cairns early morning at Salt Creek for some contest surfing lessons

Andrew surfing fast down at Lower Trestles


Andrew coming in 2nd place to Dillon Perillo at the Vans WQS Ezeikiel Pro Junior in Huntington Beach



Andrew and Brett winning the OC Surfers of the Year at Jacks surf shop walk of fame in Huntington Beach in conjunction with the Hurley US Open of Surfing



Dusty Payne surfing in the Volcom VQS Championships at 54st Newport Beach

Dusty at the Hurley US Open in HB

December 5th, 2011

Huntington Beach Surf Riot Photos

Nick Waplington’s images from the 1986 riot at the OP Pro in Huntington Beach has just been released in a limited edition book (300 copies) called “Surf Riot” as well as a month long (December) exhibition at the Deyermond Art + Book gallery located at
2801 Main Street Santa Monica, CA. 90405

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Wednesday: 10am to 7pm
Thursday – Saturday: 10am to 10pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
Phone: (310)450-4400

Nick was 16 at the time of the riot where he was in Southern California on a vacation from England. Nick had one roll of 25 exposures. “I was very careful about the shots.”

What a great story! You have a guy 16 years old on vacation visiting the world’s largest surfing contest when one of the most infamous riot breaks out in Huntington Beach and Nick captures it all with one roll of film!

November 30th, 2011

Bruce Irons P H O T O S

We are all up to date on photos of Bruce Irons as we have just finished uploading his shots from 2008-2011.

July 2008 – Bruce’s last WCT contest at the Billabong Pro in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa

Bruce joy riding one of the longest waves in the world

Bruce making a showing at the 2009 Hurley Pro US Open of Surfing with his wife Mia and daughter Kaimila

Bruce taking it to the air in the expression session

Probably the one thing the pros don’t like the most is having to sit for hours and sign autographs, but they have to do it to keep there sponsors and fans happy

Bruce not on the wct anymore, but still does contest as he is here doing the 2011 Volcom VQS Championship at 54st in Newport Beach

Many people don’t know that Bruce (middle) is in a 80’s cover band called Black Lighting and he plays the drums. On the left is lead singer Slayer Barron and on the right is lead guitarist Axel Gray

November 26th, 2011

Julian Wilson P H O T O S

We have now began uploading photos of Julian Wilson that begin in 2008 where we first met and photographed Julian at the Honda US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach.

We’re not going to hate on your necklaces here at Surf Images as Mr. Doomas Rumors has done (we think he is just jealous of you)

Straight into 2009 Julian making a showing on a logoless fish type surfboard (most surfers don’t put stickers on a board until they know it’s a keeper) shaped by Matt “Mayhem” Biolas at Seaside Reef Cardiff, California

We don’t know the whole story regarding the tatttoo on his finger that reads “1c sux” along with a picture of a bowling pin, but we do recall he was bowling and lost a bet and in doing so had to get a tattoo. In America you loose a bet and you pretty much have to buy the other person a drink in Australia you loose and you get tattoos.


Julian with some self-promotion for his movie “Scratching the Surface” which is plastered on the bottom of his board as he is launching this air for over 50,000 people watching on the beach at the Hurley US Open in Huntington Beach

October 27th, 2011

Bruce Irons Surfing Photos

Today we have began uploading images of Bruce Irons which start back from his 1995 NSSA National day’s at Lower Trestles to the G-Shock US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach to the O’neill Cold Water Classic at Steamer Lane Santa Cruz and evolve over to the North Shore of Oahu where he is surfing Backdoor, Pipeline and Sunset Beach during the Xcel Pro.

October 25th, 2011

Lakey Peterson’s 2011 Year In Surfing

What a busy year for 17 year old Lakey Peterson from Santa Barbara, California. We have just finished uploading all her surfing action and lifestyle photos from 2011.

April 23, 2011 Rob Machado Seaside Pro Junior – Lakey 1st Place

June 27, 2011 Quiksilver USA Championships from Lower Trestles – Lakey 4th Place

August 6, 2011 Women’s Pro Junior Nike US Open of Surfing from Huntington Beach – Lakey 1st Place

August 7, 2011 Women’s Nike US Open of Surfing from Huntington Beach – Lakey 2nd Place

October 20th, 2011

Photographer Jason Kenworthy Helps Young Girl

It was Saturday August 6th 2011 and Lakey Peterson had just won her biggest contest to date, the Nike US Open of Surfing women’s pro junior division. Greeted in the shoreline by her full time coach Mike Lamm, Nike team manager Frankie D’Andrea and good friend Malia Manuel where she was then hoisted onto their shoulders for the normal chair lift up the beach.

Photographer Jack English recalls the moment. The photos don’t do it justice, but there we’re thousands of people on the beach shoulder to shoulder this day. Lakey had just won and Frankie and Malia we’re carrying her up the beach in celebration of her huge win. I always compare these things to hurricanes, as when they get going with people pushing and charging forward there is no stopping them. I was just trying my best to stay on the right path where they we’re going. People pushing and shoving and all the media was in full force trying to get that winning shot. Whenever I shoot these type of photos where the winner is being lifted I occasionally focus my attention to see where other photographers (competing) are at at the split moment, just to see and compare where I am at. I noticed Jason out the corner of my eye, but the situation was like in slow motion watching two things happening at once. I watched him the whole time while as I photographing Lakey.

In image 1 you can see his face looking down towards the little girl on the beach knowing she is right in the path of the “hurricane”. Image 2 you see Jason looking up at Lakey and her crew while holding his camera with his right hand he goes in for the swoop using his left arm to grab the young girl. (keep in mind Lakey, Frankie and Malia are charging up the beach and when these things happen it’s not like there just gradually walking).

Images 4 the little girl is so clueless what is going on as she is just looking Jason right into the eyes, like “hey what are you doing lifting me up”, not realising what is behind her. Image 5 Jason pulls the girl to safety and in doing so may not have ended up with that winning shot, but more importantly may have saved this little girl from being injured. Good on you Jason!

I recall one time Kelly had just won his 10th world title in Puerto Rico and Steven (Kelly’s brother) and the Quiksilver Europe team manager “Belly” we’re carrying Kelly up the beach on there shoulders and Belly’s foot had got caught inside a bicycle spoke from a bike that was lying on the beach. So there you have Belly with his foot inside a bikes rim and people we’re pushing him up the beach and his foot is stuck dragging this bike with him.

That same carry up of Kelly was the first time I had fallen during one of these and it wasn’t fun. The beach at Middles where Kelly was being lifted had these boulders and rocks in the sand as it wasn’t just a flat beach you can run up on. I fell down and just did my best to hurry and get to my feet as a few people around me along with Kirsten (ASP photog) were nice enough to help lift me back up.

October 19th, 2011

Surfer Girls – Lakey, Sage and Malia

Today we have uploaded quite a few photos from our archive of Lakey Peterson, Sage Erickson and Malia Manuel.

Lakey’s photos consist of her huge win when she was 14 at the 2009 NSSA National Surfing Championships where she placed 1st in the open women’s division where she was riding for Patagonia. In November 2009 Lakey now riding for Roxy surfing in the Rip Curl Grom Search at Salt Creek where she made the final. In June 2010 Lakey made it onto the Pacsun USA surfing team for 2011 where they made the announcement moments after Lakey finished in fourth place in the girls final. Towards the end of June Lakey found herself back in the #1 position where she won the Nike (her new sponsor) NSSA National Championships in Huntington Beach, California as well as competing in the Hurley US Open of Surfing.

Sage Erickson taking home 1st place at the Hurley US Open of Surfing women’s pro junior division. This is Sage’s biggest win to date.

Malia Manuel (O’neill team rider) photo go from the Hurley US Open of Surfing in Huntington to Newport Beach at the Volcom Championships to free-surfing down at Lower Trestles as well as a final finish at the NSSA Championships.