Posts Tagged ‘huntington beach’

October 11th, 2011

Stephanie Gilmore Nike US Open Of Surfing And Womens World Champion

Stephanie Gilmore now riding for Quiksilver women’s division (not Roxy) made it to the quarter-finals in August 2011 at the Nike US Open of Surfing where she was defeated by Coco Ho. Images of Stephanie are now live as well as when she won her 4th consecutive world title in Puerto Rico from November 2010.

Stephanie Gilmore looking good in the water and on the beach

Stephanie actually won the contest and the title in Puerto Rico

October 10th, 2011

Coco Ho Wins The Oakley Pro Junior Women’s Final

First off congratulations to Coco Ho on beating out Dimity Stoyle in the finals of the Oakly Pro Junior in Bali. “These are a lot of the girls I compete against the the ASP 6-Star events, and they’re just as good as the girls in the ASP World Title events,” Ho said. “I definitely didn’t think it was going to be an easy event, all these girls were getting 8.00s and 9.00s all event! This is probably my last event of the year and it’s great to go out on a win.” – Coco Ho

In other Coco news we have just finished uploading her photos from this years 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing where she competed in the womens and womens junior divisions.

Nike US Open of Surfing – Coco Ho’s 2011 Results

Final – Womens Junior
1 Lakey Peterson 16.07
2 Malia Manuel 12.67
3 Laura Enever 12.36
4 Coco Ho 3.66

Semi-Final – Womens
1 Sally Fitzgibbons 14.46
2 Coco Ho 14.16

September 7th, 2011

Birthday Boy Dane Reynolds Injured While Surfing – Pulls Out Of Quiksilver Pro New York

First off Happy Birthday to Dane as he came into the world on September 07, 1985 which makes him 26 years old today. We and the rest of the surfing world are bummbed to announce that Dane Reynolds had to pull out of the Quiksilver Pro wct in Long Beach, New York due to a rib injury that happened on his recent surf trip to Japan or is it Bali (we don’t know which one for sure). His first heat was against Jeremy Flores who won the heat with a total score of 9.67 and Gabe Kling receiving second with a score of 3.43.
We’ll Dane we wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you in the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles.

Dane receiving some much needed family support from his grandpa.

August 30th, 2011

Joel Tudor Wins 1st Place At 2011 Pacifico Noseriding Invitational

“Joel Tudor you have just won the 2011 Pacifico Noseriding Invitational in conjunction with the Nike US Open of Surfing, here is your check for $4,000.00. Joel? Joel? Joel can you come up here? Where are you Joel? Please Joel Tudor come to the center stage as you have just won.” A voice screams from the back, “he went to Malibu”. “Uh-ok, so I guess Joel and the longboard crew took off to go surf Malibu”.

So where is this photo from then with Joel on stage? This was actually taken at the 2010 Pacifico Noseriding Invitational where Joel did make it onto the stage with his two boys. So we are going to use the shot to congratulate Joel on his 2011 victory.
This and more shots of Joel are now live on his page as well as Joel does a tandem ride with Christian Wach.

Other finalist we’re Justin Quintal, Harrison Roach, Alex Knost, and Christian Wach. More images of Joel from 2011 have been uploaded to his page which consist of surfing action water shots from Blacks Beach.

August 29th, 2011

Pole Dancing At The Nike US Open Of Surfing

Just when you think you have seen it all, you haven’t! So there we are walking along the beach and we see this huge crowd of people in a large circle. From the outside all we can see it this large silver pole. We make our way into the inner circle and the two finalist of a pole dancing, dance-off is on. On the left is Sally “I don’t know how to do this” Slammers and on the right is Peter “I don’t stuff my underwear with socks” Rocker. The crowd was going crazy, but in the end Sally got the most cheers from the crowd and was clarified the dance-off champion. We must admit we like Peter’s patriotic choice of underroos.

August 27th, 2011

Rob Machado and Kolohe Andino Surfing Action Photos From Nike US Open

We have just finished uploading surfing action and lifestyle photos of Rob Machado and Kolohe Andino from the 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing presented by Hurley and Converse contest in Huntington Beach.

Rob Machado surfing in the Hurley trials where hand picked surfers have to compete against one and other to make it as a wild card into the Hurley Pro WCT at Lowers.

Kolohe sporting the white and pink surfboard. We got one really nice water shot sequence of Kolohe doing a frontside air as well as many photos taken from land where we must admit he did have many girls yelling for him (“from what we personally saw” we would say Kelly Slater 1st, Rob Machado 2nd, Kolohe 3rd (he get’s all the teeny boppers) and a tie between Dane Reynolds and Julian Wilson for 4th) . We know you can tell a lot by a surfers popularity when you see how many people come running up to them once they exit the water.

August 27th, 2011

Taylor Knox Inducted Into The Surfers Hall Of Fame

On August 5th 2011 Carlsbad pro surfer Taylor Knox was inducted into the Surfers Hall of Fame on Main Street in Huntington Beach. Hundreds of people made there way as Taylor planted his feet and hands into the cement in front of HSS Surf Shop with friends and family cheering him on. Sean Collins from Surfline made a speech to Taylor as well at Peter “PT” Townend. Chuck Linnen, Simon Anderson and George Downing we’re also inducted into the Surfers Hall of Fame on this day. These photos are now live on Taylor’s page.

August 24th, 2011

Rob Machado – Sal Masekela – Kolohe Andino “Nike US Open of Surfing”

We have just uploaded images of Rob and Kolohe from the Nike US Open of Surfing on August 07,2011.

Rob Machado and long-time friend Sal Masekela making there way into shore from surfing in the WPS (World Pro Surfers) All Star Expression Session. Rob had Sal go on the inside of him to block from the crowd of fans that was waiting to erupt onto them.

Kolohe Andino surfing in the semi-final against Yadin Nicol’s. Kolohe ended with a score of 12.87 to Yadin’s 13.44. Earlier in the day Kolohe beat out one of his favorite surfers Dane Reynolds in a man on man heat (the quarters). Not a bad showing for a 17-year old.

August 24th, 2011

Joel Tudor Goes Surfing In 2009

What is up with the Joel Tudor fix lately? Well, we are uploading images in order right now as Joel is currently up. Other surfers we have coming up to begin uploading are Kolohe Andino and Rob Machado from this years 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing presented by Hurley and Converse. Then once all the Joel images are finished (2010 / 2011) we will start on Donavon Frankenreiter, Dane Reynolds, Bruce Irons, Mick Fanning and Taj Burrow. In the mean time here are a few shots of Joel from the ’09 season.

You never know who or what you will run into at Malibu, but on this day Joel found long time friend Chris Malloy (red man and beer in hiding) checking the surf. Chris ended up joining Joel in the water as Chris surfed a mid length board.

A Japan magazine wanted a photo (lifestyle) of Joel for the cover of there magazine and Joel had this idea as he wanted this for the cover. It did not make it, but instead a photo of him standing in his backyard with a longboard did. That is Joel’s son Tosh next to him as Tosh is very involved with Jijitsu classes. (following in dads footsteps)

Photographer Jack English recalls this session. “The waves had been going off in La Jolla and Joel was getting these big shacks at Big Rock, but I had just sold my water housings and still had not got my new ones yet. I was freaking because Big Rock was going off and I love to shoot there from the water, but on this day I was stuck on the land. I still got a few cool shots. What I learned in the future do not sell my housings until I have my new one ready that way I won’t miss any water shot days.”

Joel surfing a finless wooden surfboard that he shaped. Is this what Herbie meant by the “side slip boogie”?

Joel and his longboard posse at the July 2009 Corona Noseriding Invitational in conjunction with the Hurley US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach. In the pic there is Harrison Roach, Christian Wach, Christian Fletcher, Herbie Fletcher, Joel Tudor, Alex Knost and two others that we don’t know the names of.

August 19th, 2011

Alex Knost And Scotty Stopnick Longboard Photos

We have just finished uploading longboard action and lifestyle images of Alex “I wear tight jeans” Knost (and the girls love him for it) and Scotty “Cycle Zombie” Stopnick (I have 20 lives, as he has been involved in more motorcycle accidents then you could believe). The photos are from this years Pacifico noseride contest in conjunction with the Nike US Open of Surfing that was held on the south side of the Huntington Beach pier on August 6-7, 2011.

Alex Knost

Scotty Stopnik