Where the $#!% am I?

The Oakley Surf Shop Challenge, Fueled by Muscle Milk

The Oakley Surf Shop Challenge, Fueled by Muscle Milk
Jun 2009
Categories: News
Comments: 0
Surf Ride Short Link

Surfri.de links are tiny urls that can be shared with Facebook, Twitter, emails, blogs, etc. Copy and paste them wherever you like!

On June 5, the second of five Regional Qualifiers for the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge fueled by Muscle Milk took place in the roping lefts running off of the legendary 56th St. Jetty in Newport Beach. The Southern California contingent saw overhead south-swell lines met by beautiful sunny skies, and the ideal stage for an exciting day of explosive surfing and the crowning of the Southwest Regional Champion.

Everyone was excited to be surfing in such a fun tag-team format, and with teams located side by side under the tent, there was no shortage of local rivalry, outlandish heckles, and personal opinions. The Froghouse, located a stone’s throw from the event site, saw not only a stacked local squad, but also the most senior surfers in the event. As local legend and team rider Richie Collins stated, “We’ve got the oldest team here, and we are going to show these groms not to count out experience. We are going for the win!” Sun Diego’s Sean Marceron was equally intent on winning. “We’ve gotten second here so many times now that we are going to do everything we can to finally take the Championship!”

As Heat One of the first round got underway, conditions were a little tricky as many waves were running a touch too fast. Critical wave selection and finding waves with a workable shoulder were the keys to posting solid scores. One of the most progressive surfers from the Newport area, SurfSide Sports’ Josh Hoyer, was uncharacteristically a touch out of rhythm, unable to find quality waves off the bat—he stayed out almost to the half-way mark of the hour-long heat, putting pressure on his fellow team members to make up ground quick. Sun Diego’s Sean Marceron was looking at a similar fate, but flipped the switch and found three solid scores within a few minutes. Unfortunately for some though, the double-whammy format wasn’t always on their side. Dane Zaun, Spyder’s whammy rider, came on strong with a first score of 7.0, but elected not to claim it, figuring he could get a better ride. But, after two closeouts and a failed air-reverse attempt, his chance to increase his team’s total slipped away.

The second heat saw some unbelievable performances, as Laguna Surf & Sport’s Jon Rose seamlessly linked combinations of backhand blasts to carves to post a 9.3 whammy wave, adding a huge point total to their score. Also impressive was Richie Collins, who surfed so well that Froghouse opted to give him the whammy opportunity in the Final. The nail-biter, though, had to be for defending Regional and National Champion SurfRide, who seemed to struggle to solidify a worthy whammy wave. But the shop employees carried their weight and pulled together enough points to earn their team a slot in the Final.

As the Final got started, SurfRide came out of the gates firing, with Brent Reilly blasting two huge speed snaps to earn a 9.34 whammy-wave and set the pace. Not to be outdone by the groms, Froghouse’s Richie Collins answered back with two massive turns on a bomb and was rewarded with a 9.4 whammy-wave, the highest score of the event. Ricky Whitlock and Sean Marceron from Sun Diego each had decent efforts, but struggled to find that one exceptional wave score. Huntington Surf & Sport’s Micah Byrne was unable to match the explosive form he found in the first round, leaving them stuck with a low whammy score. Laguna Surf & Sport’s Jon Rose stuck to his guns, electing not to whammy a solid 7.0, then luckily coming through with an impressive 7.15 whammy-score. “I knew they had both doubled 9s already, so the only way to keep it close was to do the same. We were going for the win!” said Rose. “But, unfortunately, it didn’t happen.”

I knew they had both doubled 9s already, so the only way to keep it close was to do the same. We were going for the win!

As the Final point totals for the surf shop teams were tallied, the overall performance of the Defending Champions, Surf Ride, was enough for them to repeat as the Southwest Regional Champions, giving them another opportunity to defend their National Title in Huntington Beach come September.

Shop employee Chris Abad broke down their key to victory. “With Brent’s huge whammy score and Che Stang surfing well enough to earn the FCS Award for Functional Creative Surfing, Aaron Coyle and I knew we just had to keep our consistency in order to maintain the lead they had already established. So stoked! Looking forward to September and our chance to repeat as National Champs!”

Final Standings
  1. Surf Ride – 52.6 (team: Chris Abad, Aaron Coyle, Che Stang, Brent Reilly)
  2. Frog House – 43.9 (team: Big Red, Greg De La Cruz, Richie Collins, David Giddings)
  3. Sun Diego – 32.5 (team: Bryan Guter, Eric Owens, Ricky Whitlock, Sean Marceron)
  4. Laguna Surf and Sport – 32.1 (team: Jason Watson, Ryah Arthur, Jon Rose, Mike Morrissey)
  5. Huntington Surf and Sport – 29.4 (team: Bryan Van Arsdale, Christian Saenz, Micah Byrne, Andrew Doheny)

FCS award for Functional Creative Surfing: Che Stang from Surf Ride

Did you enjoy this page?

Subscribe to our feeds: email RSS

We want to know about it! Voice your thoughts with us on Facebook and Twitter; or drop us a comment.

Quick Links

As you consider the concept of Aussie Bridesmaids Gift items, you may be surprised to learn the options available. You usually are not limited to simply just chocolates, and so don’t limit yourself with regards to what you are searching for. Whether you really are a traditional woman, a traditional bride-to-be, or simply a great elderly Australian bride – you will find a thing that will suit your unique scenario.

Traditionally, Aussie bridesmaids gifts were generally hand made and were quite often associated with a cultural element, often a traditional status or value organised by the people. For example , nationwide the high class usually a new secretary, house maid of honour or equivalent appointed to them, who have served as their attendant and was responsible for ensuring their wedding ceremonies and other important incidents went efficiently.

In many nationalities, attendants had been often extracted from among the family of the new bride, who were anticipated to become part of the wedding ceremony festivities, which included a traditional wedding party breakfast. If a traditional marriage is aplauded, over chosen since the bridemaid was commonly chosen on such basis as her loveliness, manners, or perhaps other traits that would add to the overall affect of the marriage ceremony.

Today, many brides no longer want to be reminded within the traditional wedding by purchasing has that would be reminded of the traditional wedding. For instance , you might not end up being overly concerned with the woman to get getting a decorative ring being a wedding present, but the surprise of an lavish pearl necklace would be very “European” and perhaps even “Western”. You may still locate bridesmaids presents that will genuinely suit the present day’s brides to be.

You have a lot of bridesmaid’s items to choose from for a lot of occasions — including classic Australian bridesmaids gifts which have been popular with the modern day young, prepared brides. One such type of present would be bridesmaid boots. These boots tend to be worn by simply bridesmaids throughout the wedding ceremony but can be dressed up with the obligation accessories to enhance their unique style and personality.

They are usually made of natural leather, suede, or perhaps nubuck, and are also ankle to calf height for prolonged lengths of trainers. Whether they happen to be shown in traditional or modern colorings, bridesmaids shoes are great bridesmaids gifts for your occasion. For instance , if you are remembering a beach wedding in South america, you can provide a bridesmaids seashell earrings, chamois socks, and some designer boot styles.

Bridesmaids presents is often dressed up with a stunning color such as dark or white. This gives the bridesmaids more of a affirmation at the wedding service, which is that are the focus of your reception. Bridesmaid safety gloves are a second accessory that can australian women be provided to your bridesmaid to make all of them even more distinguished.

Many brides choose to wear bridesmaids gloves, with respect to obvious reasons. With safety gloves, you do not have to consider keeping your hands clean, in contrast to a bridesmaid gown, which is going to be protected in an ugly lace design and style. The mitts will allow you to exhibit your arms, which is also a popular choice among birdes-to-be.

You can also opt for bridesmaids chains, charms, or bracelet for your bridesmaid gifts. These kinds of gifts happen to be fairly economical, as you are simply paying for our pieces of jewelry, although you will be paying out a fortune for your bridesmaid dress. You can buy a few pretty golden or yellow metal jewelry which fits your bridesmaid, and of course, there always are bridesmaids jewelry collections available to liven up your bridesmaids’ wardrobes.

Bridesmaid party handbags can also make great bridesmaids gifts. These kinds of small luggage are quite convenient, because you can take several of them along to the wedding party, and fill them with bridesmaid gifts you received out of other folks that you know very well. Such as bridesmaids gifts from bridal bathe, or maybe a gift out of your aunt that she offered you – the list goes on.

You may also purchase bridesmaids items that can be personalized, to help you make your unique bridesmaids items. Whatever you select, make sure that you think carefully about it, since when you’re getting online, there are many of alternatives.


Continue →

Surfboard Brands

Men's Boardshorts

Touch The Poll

Who makes the best wetsuit?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...


Shop By Brand
A·B· C·D·E·F·G·H·I·J·K·L·M·N·O·P·Q·R·S·T·U·V·W·X·Y·Z
Return To Top Return To Top