Sherm’s Corner: US Open
All Photos by Sherm, unless noted.
Conner Coffin shows off some color coordination on his new Fred! His board was the favorite of the CI team at this event! The wider nose and increased tail rocker in this model made it not only skate over those flat sections at hb but fit nice into the inside little wedges.
The creatures! Rob, Dane and Team Captain Sal ready up for the WPS all star heat! Yep, Sal is on a Rubble too!
Dane pulls out his 5'11" Fred. His 5' 71/2" x 19 1/2" Dumpster Diver worked super good in the smaller surf in the early rounds. He actually grabbed it out of stock a day before the event. Because his original was scanned and is the model we offer to the public he said it felt identical!
The calm before the storm. It's quite the contrast when you head out the tunnel into the mass hysteria of Huntington beach crowds
Tanner loves to get in the zone with some tunes before his heat! He alternated between a 5'11" eps Whip as well as a 5'11" swallow tail Cheese Stick 18 7/8" a bit wider than his shorty. Tanner lost in the quarters but had a great run
Nat Young looked sharp out there but just didn't get the best waves. He probably has the coolest airbrushes of anyone though thanks to his mom Rosie.
Kelly really wanted to win on a quad , so he sets up his 5'8" x 18 1/2" x 2 1/4" Fred up that way and goes out to smash everyone!
Yades over the moon with his second finals trip in a six star prime this year. He rode a 5'11" x 18 1/2" Cheese Stick against Kelly in the final.
" Dude, how am I gonna do this?!!" As he looks at over a hundred thousand screaming fans chanting "Kelly Kelly Kelly"
All smiles after winning this trophy and taking the 100k prize purse! Last time he won this event was over 15 years ago .
The customary tradition is to keep the feet from touching the sand until you get to the podium, but also not get whacked in the head by the camera boom either.
Wow! Imagine that feeling! This is one of the reasons Kelly keeps competing. Ha, not to mention wanting to win a comp on a quad.