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Quiksilver Pro NY Final Day Recap and Photos

September 12th, 2011 by Casey Butler

There was something in the air on the fourth and final day of the Quik Pro NY. Actually, there were many somethings in the air: electricity, excitement, tension, spray, Kelly, Owen. Day 3 brought the size and Day 4 molded that mass into lovely, peaky perfection. Peeling lefts and walled-up rights. We finally got those barrels everyone had been hoping for, and if you didn’t eat and use the bathroom before the Quarters began, you were screwed, because there wasn’t a single dull moment from early morning through lunchtime. More »


Quiksilver Pro NY Day 3 Recap and Photos

September 8th, 2011 by Casey Butler

There was a lot of impressive surfing in Thursday’s EIGHT hours of competition, but there are four things that you really need to know about Day 3 of the Quikky Pro (just in case your water cooler convo is like mine): 1. Parko loves New York. 2. Josh Kerr and Kelly love New York. 3. Commentators love New York. 4. Mick Fanning hates New York. More »


Quiksilver Pro NY Day 2 Recap and Photos

September 8th, 2011 by Casey Butler

The swell was definitely bigger on Wednesday morning (6 to 8-foot) but the wind was kinda sideshore and the waves were a little sloppy. In the first heat, Mick Fanning rallied after yesterday’s defeat and knocked out local favorite Balaram Stack with a 15.20. More »

Contests, Photography

Quiksilver Pro NY Round One Photos & Recap

September 6th, 2011 by Casey Butler

Let’s see here… today’s headlines…

Dane’s Ribs Hurt So Bad He Couldn’t Notify Anyone That He Was Bowing Out Until Lunchtime
Balaram Stack Made A Bigger Splash Than Kelly (With The Crowd)
Rookie Brazilian Alejo Muniz SHREDS
Wilko Slid From First To Third (In Heat 10) After “Interfering”
Kerrzy Is Kerrazy. And Julian Wilson, Too.

Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. Read on for the the deets. More »

Art, Features, Local

What’s Summer in New Jersey, If Not Sticky and Full of Great Stories?

August 2nd, 2011 by Casey Butler

Surfers of the Pacific may know a good burrito, but their Atlantic counterparts know that crab cakes and beer are tough to top in terms of summer eats. Jersey surfers, in particular, also tend to appreciate the blurry distinction between life on a barrier island and that on the “mainland,” the beauty of surfing in the snow, and sharing stories with friends–both old and new. On Friday, July 22nd, surfers from up and down the New Jersey coast gathered at Tuckerton Seaport to gorge on all of the above at Black Sails Publications and Intercourse Brewery’s Singlefins, Boardwalks, & Storytalks II. More »


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