What Kolohe Andino’s U.S. Open performance reveals.
Brazil’s Alejo Muniz won the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, but 19 year old Californian Kolohe Andino stole a lot of the show. The runner-up finish for Andino was meaningful. He’s had a rough time in the ASP big leagues, with no major results to speak at the elite level. This result secures his ASP Tour spot, but also highlights a big challenge facing Andino: performing well in the exotic reef and point breaks of the Dream Tour. This and more in this weeks edition of the Weekly Grind.......
21Days: Jordy Smith and CJ Hobgood Episode 1
Follow former World Champ CJ Hobgood and future World Champ Jordy Smith in the lead up to Tahiti.
It’s OK to be really, really excited about this installment of 21Days. It’s probably our most interesting installment yet. CJ Hobgood, 2001 World Champion, is already making eyes for life beyond the World Tour — the only problem is that he’s too goddamn good to leave. Meanwhile, Jordy Smith is on the opposite end of the spectrum. He is just beginning to figure out how things work on tour and now he seems like a lock for a World Title in the next several years. Both have had their high and low points in 2013, and the Billabong Pro Tahiti means a lot to both surfers for a multitude of different reasons. So, as we said, it’s totally fine to have a burning urge to watch this one pan out. Because, quite frankly, a world where you can’t exclusively follow two fully grown men around for 21 days is a world that we want nothing to do with it.
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