April 2011

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Creatures of Gorkin

April 28th, 2011 by John Zanussi

This guy Gorkin just may be my favorite surfer from the East Coast. I mean Kelly Slater is from the East Coast but I’m talking about dudes who still live and rip up and down the right coast. Aaron Cormican aka Gorkin is a true East Coast surfer, the dude does what he wants and surfs like a maniac. He was on …Lost, fired from the team, then got back on and he’s won and placed in a bunch of comps recently, but when it comes down to it, he shreds and goes hard on every maneuver. More »

Bells From Above

April 28th, 2011 by John Zanussi

If you watched any of the live web cast of the Bells contest, you may have noticed a weird flying object buzzing around the lineup every now and again. That thing was the Surf Quadrocopter by Exteme Aerials and here’s some footage taken from the copter. More »

Links

Link Lineup

April 28th, 2011 by John Zanussi

  It’s been a couple weeks since I did one of these but I think I’ve got some quality links this time around. More »

Wipeout Wednesday – Billabong XXL

April 27th, 2011 by John Zanussi

It’s that time of the week again. This time  around, I bring you the 5 nominees for the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards in the Best Wipeout Category. More »

Events, Local, Surf Movies

Surf Movies and Photo/Art Show in New York This Weekend

April 27th, 2011 by John Zanussi

  If you’ve got zero plans for this weekend, you’re in luck, because there are a couple great surf events going on in New York. There will be screenings of a handful of awesome surf movies, a charity art show, and a surf contest, all taking place on Friday and Saturday. The best part, most of them are free to attend! More »

Gear, Shop Sale, Web Sites

WhiskeyMilitia Surf Day

April 27th, 2011 by John Zanussi

  WhiskeyMilitia.com is definitely the best website for buying quality gear for super cheap. I don’t even want to know how much money I’ve spent on that site over the past three and a half years but that number is going to increase today. Usually on the site they have an assortment of surf, skate, and snowboard gear but today from 12pm to 3pm EDT, it will be all surf gear. On their Facebook page they say they’ll have brand new 2011 products, $20 surfboards, $1 wetsuits, and much more. I already saw some analog boardshorts and 5mm Xcel 5 finger gloves for $1 on there this morning, so who knows what else they’ve got for the rest of the day! More »

Contests, Local

UnsOund Pro Junior New York

April 26th, 2011 by John Zanussi

  Tomorrow kicks off the 4 day waiting period for the 2011 UnsOund Pro Junior in Long Beach, New York. The 1-Star contest is the 6th stop on the men’s ASP North America Pro Junior Series and it will run from April 27th to April 30th. It even looks like we may get some decent waves for the event. There will be 48 surfers, including New York’s own and current number 14 in the rankings, Balaram Stack competing for the top spot at the Pro Junior. More »

King Kelly

April 26th, 2011 by John Zanussi

This is one of the best interviews I’ve seen with Kelly Slater. Yahoo Australia does a real good job of briefly recapping Kelly’s life and shedding light on some things you might not known about the 10x world champ. This video is definitely worth the 7 minutes it’ll take you to watch. More »

Cory Lopez in Slow Motion

April 25th, 2011 by John Zanussi

Watch Cory Lopez tear it up on his backhand in slow motion. More »

Features, Interviews, Photography

Photographer Profile: Greg Heine of Northeast Sessions

April 25th, 2011 by John Zanussi

In the second edition of our Photographer Profile series I had a chat with a friend of mine, Greg Heine. Greg started taking photos as a hobby after graduating high school while attending college in Boston and has since honed his skills enough that he started his own site, Northeast Sessions. Besides being a rad dude who surfs well and listens to the most G’ed up rap music out of anyone I know, he’s got a keen eye for photography and it shows. Take a look at some of his photos along with the short interview below. More »

Videos

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Men’s Highlights (5 Videos)

April 25th, 2011 by John Zanussi

  Just incase you missed any of the action of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach this past week, I’ve got the highlight reels from all 5 rounds of the men’s competition. More »

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