The highly anticipated Rip Curl GromSearch presented by H2O Overdrive National final went down in the history books with what some were calling, "The best surfing in a GromSearch event ever!" Emerald green 3-5 foot set waves poured into the Upper Trestles, San Clemente lineup, and the groms held nothing back. National titles, cash prizes, and all-expense paid trips were on the line as the nation's top 64 surfers ages 16 and under battled for GromSearch glory!
Contrary to much of the grumblings in cyberspace, Flynnstone Flip originator
Flynn Novak is actually stoked Medina is pulling these. "I told you guys last
year -- I hope other people start trying them," Novak said. Here in the video you can see how incredibly high he's getting. Gabriel's landings are also key to his amazing skill.
Watch for Gabriel to launch one in the Reef Hawaiian Pro by this Saturday.
Double John is a humble dude, who lets his surfing do the talking. If you have ever seen him in the water, he does way more surfing than talking, which we all love, cuz this braddah rips!! 2 ft Gums or 10 ft Pipe....John John is on it and frothing, as happy as a tornado in a trailer park.
It's done as of 240pm: 1st Jewel of the Million Dollar Vans Triple Crown today! Also on OC250. Watch for full details of the epic clashes and insane performances. REEF Hawaiian Pro event site here
The big guns entered the draw at the REEF Hawaiian Pro today and the battle for the 30th anniversary Vans Triple Crown of Surfing titlebegan in earnest. Super clean and contestable 4-foot surf may have been smaller than yesterday's offering, but it opened up the door for the full spectrum of maneuvers from tube rides to aerials. With four surfers in the water at any given time, the judges had their work cut out for them: A total of 1,053 individual rides were scored today.
-- Pumping Haleiwa delivered the goods at the REEF Hawaiian Pro today with incredible tube rides, aerials and pure power surfing. For the world's top professionals and the surf-stoked fans who flock to the North Shore, this is what the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is known for: quality surfing in quality waves.
Between the high-scoring heat of Australian Tom Whitaker, the mind-altering maneuvers of Ventura's Dane Reynolds, the tube-riding finesse of Torrey Meister, and the iconic Clash of the Legends, everyone went home fired up.
Curren, Garcia, Occhilupo, Jaquias complete round 1 of 3 for Reef “Clash of the Legends” Presented by Bud Light Lime. Surf was cranking 5-8' solid with challenging winds, waves and current. Sunny nabbed more and better waves than the rest of the field and pulled several patented under the hook hacks and flawless tube sense. Occy, Curren and Jaquias couldnt quite find the waves that wouldnt close out...otherwise it may have been a different result. Stayed tuned for Saturday's heat #2.
North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, on Nov. 12-24, the Reef Clash of the Legends presented by Bud Light Lime returns to the historic Haleiwa beach park. Running in conjunction with the Reef Hawaiian Pro, the Clash of the Legends pits four of surfing’s most mythic rivals against one another...
-- The 30th Anniversary Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, hydrated by vitaminwater, officially got underway on the North Shore of Oahu today. Organizers of the REEF Hawaiian Pro were forced to wait on Mother Nature before a solid swell increase at midday sent competition into immediate fever pitch.
With $250,000 on offer in this event alone, and eight rounds of competition from start to finish, much is on the line for the 128 surfers from 15 nations who make up the REEF Hawaiian Pro.
Wednesday, November 14: its the Talk Story Series with 2011 Triple Crown Champ
John John Florence & the G Brothers introduce double-header of surf films: Vans’ Gettin’ Classic 1 & 2.
John John, the oldest of three children, grew up at Pipe. He resides with his mother, Alexandra, and his two younger brothers Nathan and Ivan. He was introduced to surfing by Alexandra, who is a surfer herself. Florence claims he rode a surf board at the age of six months, wearing a life vest on his father John's board; he was riding on his own by the age of five.
Florence became well known in the winter of late 2005 and early 2006 when he became the youngest ever surfer to compete in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.....
Sebastian Zietz, Dustin Barca, Danny Fuller, Eric Geiselman and Lee Wilson embark on a journey to Java to score uncrowded, hollow barrels over shallow reef. In typical Oakley Dispatch fashion, the boys search out, find and conquer a good time, as always. (Some insider information: Eric Geiselman's DJing talents are on display in this episode -- he played two of the songs on the soundtrack.)
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