Local spot: Riviera, Lowers
Boards: 5’8 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 29.1L Rocket 9, 5’11 x 19 x 2 3/8 Fever, 5’8 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 Rocket Wide
Sponsors: Vans, Channel Islands, Jack’s
With all the excitement from looking at photos from that past swell at teahupoo , couldn’t help but feel those butterflies that circle inside your stomach when you see a set wave coming and you know it’s time to roll!!! No place like it... this was the last time I had the pleasure of enjoying a big swell out there, what a thrill!! Good luck to all the boys over there especially the local masters @bourezmichel @matahidrollet @kaulivaast so PSYCHED for you guys ENJOY!!! ️ @brentbielmann
Is there anything that gets you more stoked than flying down the line of a sand bottom 🧱 freight train with afternoon offshores and just your friends out? 🤷️️ Epic memories of stumbling across this set up on a recent trip into new terrain with @petedevries and @cohenscorner thanks for the @markomcinnis
These Stoke O Rama events have been so incredibly fun to be able to connect with communities and groms on such a grass roots level. The concept of creating a free youth surfing event with a total jam session format, based around camaraderie and sportsmanship, a no loser round and top six highest scoring single rides from each division progressing though to the finals was something I guess we had always dreamed of doing when we ourselves were grommets. Basically just an insane day with all your friends on the beach, insane goody bags and the lineup all to yourself with no older crew out in to grab all the set waves... @vanssurf has been incredible in their support of making these events become a reality, allowing us to host these surf celebrations from Cape Town to California and everywhere in between!! Along with support from @hydroflask , @cisurfboards and local retailers from the communities we have been able to also utilize the stoke o Rama platforms to fundraise for@the @positivevibewarriors Foundation and give back to a local youth water safety program in that direct area... it’s truly so fun to see these events come to life and I appreciate the entire arcing journey of seeing these events growing in their own unique way with each community we visit ... this past Saturday we were at Manasquan Inlet New Jersey for our 2nd Stoke event in that community! I gotta say JERSEY ROCKS!!!!! The families came down and brought the positive energy all day long , cheering each other on and charging the two to three foot waves on offer! Had a blast hanging with the Schmidt family, and so thankful for their work in helping make that such a special event! Even had the chance to ride some sound waves with the MAN @whereisrandal on the !! Big thank you to EVERYONE who helped make that event possible, each one takes on its own life and makes for a unique memory that lasts for ages!!! #keepthevibealive #passthepositivity @ryanmackphoto
Yesterday, it was an absolute pleasure for @tannergud and I to donate $5,000.00 on behalf of our @positivevibewarriors Foundation to support @whereisrandal and the @hcbplit (Harvey Cedars Beach Patrol Lifeguard In Training Program) here in New Jersey. Through the PVW Foundation, the funnest part is really connecting with like minded individuals working within their communities to empower youth to appreciate , enjoy and respect the power of the ocean! These guys are doing great things with the next generation and we couldn’t be more grateful to have the opportunity to support them on their mission! As always a huge shout out to @vanssurf @hydroflask @cisurfboards who have supported our Foundation through these Stoke O Rama events. Can’t wait for our New Jersey STOKE O RAMA tomorrow at Manasquan Inlet, let’s go for it!!!! #keepthevibealive #passthepositivity @patrickgud p
EAST COAST!!! And the stoke is REAL!!!! Very excited to be supporting the Harvey Cedar junior lifeguard programs of LBI through our @positivevibewarriors Foundation For this year’s stoke o Rama New Jersey event this weekend!!! #Repost @positivevibewarriors ・・・
The East Coast Vibe is Alive.
We are out on the East Coast this week on the STOKE TOUR to ramp up for the 2nd #stokeorama of the summer. Last month we were able to partner with the @bencarlson_foundation during the HB StokeoRama and give back 5K to support safety scholarships for the next generation. This week we are teaming up with @whereisrandal and the Harvey Cedars LIT ( @hcbplit ) program to support the Junior Lifeguard program. This program has provided the platform for kids to grow up on the beaches of Jersey learning valuable skills to stay safe in and around the ocean. We can’t wait to spend the day this weekend with Randy and the crew and thank you for all you have put back into the next generation to make sure they are more prepared in and around the ocean.
Beach day field trips questing for new explorations on a fun little 4’2” space vehicle from my friend @donaldbrink ! I’ve had some magic sessions riding in waves with a running curl, it feels fast in the transitions. Interesting to feel out the facey walls of lowers... always fun to enjoy the multi dimensional freedom of surfing!! ️ #keepthevibealive @alexkilauano tunes by my buddy @hobo.dave and thanks for sharing some shots from the day @stevegaffney
The NEW JERSEY STOKE O RAMA IS COMING!!!!!! Who else is excited!!!? ️️ online registration is full but we will be allocating in store sign ups for those who are still looking to participate!!! Standby on the dates and locations!!! Until then ENJOY THIS WEEKS @positivevibewarriors GROM OF THE WEEK FROM RIGHT THERE IN NEW JERSEY... the young ripper @kevinshreds_ #Repost @positivevibewarriors ・・・
GROM OF THE WEEK⭐️
Yea @kevinshreds_ ⭐️ Meet 5 year Kevin Flanherty from Monmount Beach, New Jersey. Kevin came out to the #stokeorama last year and he was all about that beach life. He has been working on his turns and “Hair Flips” this week to get ready for the contest next weekend. His favorite part about the #stokeorama is that he got to play beach games with the kids and play in the water all day. We can’t wait to see you Kevin and all the FROTHING New Jersey Groms next week. See you soon Jersey. 🤙
Well some things seem have a way of finding you when your heart is open to them. A few months back the thought of gettin a little funny friend ( puppy) was growin’ on my mind, just a little character to roll with , maybe like a sidekick or something 🦸️🤷️? Then, serendipitously, I saw my good friend @captainlizclark put up a post talking about two puppies that tahui and her had found on the side of the road near the airport on Tahiti , in the French Polynesia, and that they were trying to find a home for them. The photos were just of this weee bity little creature standing with awkward limbs and these ears pointing north like a satellite to the stars. I thought it was such a fantastic little creature, who had probably been through hell and back during its short time on earth of maybe a month or two... I mentioned to Liz that if nothing came together in Tahiti and if we found a way to hitch a ride over the Pacific Ocean I would gladly bring at least one of em into my home... Liz and tahui must have absolutely showered these little pups with so much love and you could see in their demeanor when Liz would send videos that they just glowed with a certain sweetness in their eyes... as time went on it looked as though the reality of them coming to California was becoming increasingly more likely. I was so excited , and a littler nervous you know, filling out all these forms for customs and wrapping my head around all the good stuff to think about, like would the pup like the strange jazz tunes that fly at high volumes through my speakers, and maybe even if she would like me in general? In the end it’s was a huge thanks to @airtahitinui who worked with @captainlizclark to dial in a free ride for these girls over seas, and I picked em up at LAX with the help of @annaehrgott . They were just hilarious from the start , wide eyed (and ears open) just rolling around and stretching like a life long yogi 🧘️ @ainstone came up to grab his puppy and there you have it... HUGE THANK U to Liz And Tahui for rescuing these puppies and all the love you gave to them allowing them to feel safe and healthy on their path out off the streets. Her name is Ati ... ️ ️
Some memories are just stronger than others... feels like I can still remember the sting on my skin from the spit off this thing breathing all around me inside the pit and the sound of the lip tearing apart the water as it was landing ...mesmerizing . SO MAGIC!! 🧚️ thanks @kanebrownphoto for bringing back the Memories with this with this shot, setting the line as it stacks for the inside race track... stoked!! #keepthevibealive #SENDIT
Epic days at home with @annaehrgott summer time rules! Love these long days! ️ now that’s the magic! 🤗
Wow! A day after our 4th annual @vanssurf #StokeOrama in Huntington Beach and the buzzing energy of STOKE infused groms is still firing up this beautiful Sunday morning !!! There must have been a little bit of that “stoke o Rama magic “ sprinkled in the sands of HB yesterday because year after year we are greeted with near tubing A- frame peaks ️ and lots and lots of sunshine ️ !! It is SO much fun to come back to these communities and see the kids growing and improving each year, forming friendships and sharing the STOKE of surf that can carry you a lifetime... what a treat!! A huge thank you to the community of HUntington beach for sharing the energy of Surf City, and to our event sponsors @vanssurf @cisurfboards @hydroflask @jackssurfboards for your incredible and continued support of these events and to all our volunteers, namely @frankiebdandrea @kubdowell and @shelbyharvey_ who helped bring the joy to the kids faces through the entire day!! We couldn’t have done it without you guys!! Also as these Stoke events not only bring a day of fun for the kids, they also help us raise funds for our @positivevibewarriors Foundation to give back to youth water safety programs making positive impacts in that local community. It was a great pleasure to hand over $5000.00 to the @bencarlson_foundation of Newport beach and support the legacy and dedicated works of the local lifeguard and junior lifeguard programs there in Newport... We could not be more thankful for everyone who came down to support, all the kids, the families and friends YOU GUYS ARE WHAT MAKES THE STOKE O RAMA SO SPECIAL! So thank you! ️looking forward to a great week ahead... let’s go! #keepthevibealive @jimmicane
New week and a new grom hero! @positivevibewarriors is back at it again, following up last weeks truly inspirational and high flying star @sierrakerr , this week we are featuring one of San Clemente’s brightest young surfing talents @benbrantell ️!! We have known Benny for a long time, as some of the flashback stoke o Rama photos above will indicate, just a young toe headed grom with a big heart and a healthy appetite on the days when the event would run in a pumping south swell at t street those early fall days... I mean seriously, somedays felt like it was truly a miniature Eddie Aikau big wave event for the kids just 12 years and under and they were just fully committed to charge! It was incredible... well fast forward a few years and little Benny isn’t so little anymore, turns out while competing for the @shorecliffs_surf team he had continued honing in on those bigger wave instincts, spending quality time at the waves on the north shore and earning experience through wipeouts and dedication... the best way to become familiar with any passion you hope to know inside and out! Recently we had the opportunity to present Ben with a scholarship opportunity to learn water safety and big wave risk management from the best in the biz with the @b.w.r.a.g crew... with the summer heat rising and winter around the corner I’m excited to see what the future holds for this young charger... ya Benny!!! Congrats! See u in a beach house barrel SOON!! Let’s go!!