Local spot: Riviera
Boards: 5’10 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/16 Fever, 5’6 x 18 3/4 x 2 7/16 Rocket 9, 5’6 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16 Rocket Wide
Sponsors: Vans, Electric, Channel Islands, Positive Vibe Warriors, Villager, Jack’s
Height: 6 ft
Back to east coast waters ready for lift off! The first time I came to Virginia Beach event, I came all the way from Tahiti to meet up with @dylangraves @danedamus @tannergud. There was swell in the forecast and vans got me a last second wildcard spot for the waves on tap, so I came across for my first experience of VB is for lovers. The place had its own flavor, similar to nowhere I had been. We had a hell of a time, scored YOLO gear, drank orange crushes (the world renowned VB drink), and laughed the entire time. Ended up winning the event (they surfed 5 heats, round one to finals, in one day, which I had never done before. I guess you could say VB has a spot in my heart, and I’m excited to be back to hopefully put down some big performances in the little waves and take out another win, while getting some more YOLO gear. Found these photos from our first trip here.. custom airbrush jackets and shirts, and small wave shreddage unleashed!. #vbisforlovers #smallwavechallenge #lightandpsyched #yolo
Living on that summer time shuffle with my spine tech 🤒 fever!️ film @alexkilauano
The last few days @danedamus and @tannergud have been carrying the @positivevibewarriors spirit across the United States all the way to the incredible north east in New York and New Jersey! Along their trip the boys delivered a $5,000 donation to support @whereisrandal and the @hcbplit (Harvey cedars beach patrol lifeguard in training program) in New Jersey. Through the positive vibe warrior foundation, the best part is truly connecting with like minded individuals from across the globe, celebrating the same ethos and work ethic to provide communities with ocean water safety programs for their youth generations! Stoked to be supporting such an incredible group and program please be sure to check out their page and see what they are up to. I unfortunately couldn’t be on the east coast for this week, but tomorrow @danedamus and @tannergud are going to be hosting the second annual #stokeorama at Manasquan Inlet. Thanks to @vanssurf @hydroflask @cisurfboards for the support in helping this become a reality. The money raised in the stoke o Rama event is given straight back to the community, allowing for the positive influence to keep charging forward! If you’re on the east coast please come join in the fun!!!!!
When I think of east coast legends in the making, no one gets me more fired up than big Kevin Flaherty @kevinshreds_ eds_ ! With style and grace far greater than his years on this planet, this weeks #positivevibewarriors #GROMOFTHEWEEK proudly resides with this NJ mini shredder! As you can see in the video he is already captivating enthusiasm from New Jersey spectators and humbly staying stoked in the water through all seasons of the north east! Check out his interview with @frankiebdandrea and @positivevibewarriors (link in bio) to get stoked! A heads up to all you east coast grommets, we are having a @vanssurf #stokeorama in your neighborhood this weekend and @danedamus and @tannergud are there to make it rain, so make sure you tune in and sign up for the festival of stoke! Thanks Kevin, can’t wait to see you shred into the future!! 🤙🤙🤙🤙
En route to Mars ️🧡 with @danedamus @alexkilauano #fevervoyage
Epic start to the #vansusopen of surfing yesterday! Waves were fun and I was able to let a couple fins fly! Thanks to everyone who came down to froth on the beach, the crowds here in Huntington are the best and get us so stoked to put on a great show! @tannergud is coming up in a few heats, and I’ll be last heat of the day today so come on down and get psyched!!!! #gromsforlife #letsgo
Wow! What a way to kick off the 2019 #vansusopen of surfing here in Huntington Beach. The @vanssurf X @positivevibewarriors #stokeorama went off!!!!! Waves were pumping and grommets were charging!!!! Over 100 kids under age of 12 many who were only 5-8 years old, pushing the limits of stoke with an epic day at the beach with family and friends. Here’s a couple of great images from across the day by @jimmicane @r_ritchie and @vanssurf team. Was a pleasure to see all the faces on the beach both old and new and the spirit of the day set the tone for the entire week here in HB. Couldn’t have done it without the support of @stevevandoren @frankiebdandrea @kubdowell @scottnow @tannergud @danedamus @hanaleireponty @shelbyharvey_ @nolannow @rosstagrams thanks everyone! ️️️
One of my favorite wAys to kick off the #vansusopen is with our 4th annual #stokeorama at Huntington Beach pier! Today’s action starts at 8 and goes till 3 pm!!! Come hang out and enjoy the show! This year we are fund raising to give back to the @bencarlson_foundation which supports youth water safety and lifeguard scholarships in their area in honor of the late Ben Carlson who was a lifeguard and lost his life in the line of duty. Such an honor to connect with their program!!!! #passthepossitivity #gromsforlife
When you’re new #Cifever spine tech meets the older ones.. fair to say they’re talking about the #vansusopen ️️️️
#FEVERVOYAGE is an ode to the many hands it takes to create and produce these magic carpets we ride. This session in particular was so incredible to share barrels with my twin brother @danedamus for an entire day with no one out. It’s a rare experience to have session this magical, alone and stoked. The final section was filmed in two days, and put to the music of one of my all time favorite amp song from the 90s. If you’re looking to get fired up for a surf, I think you’ll enjoy this froth. Special thanks @alexkilauano @danedamus @mike_andrews3 @gilcafesurf @cisurfboards LINK IN BIO
Raw clip from my short film titled “Fever Voyage”. The film is now live on @stab and @surfer_magazine so if you have a minute please go check it out! I worked really hard on this project to show a little insight into the importance of the people that are the underlying heartbeat of the surf community; the crafters that create the boards we ride. I’m proud to put out a piece that celebrates their hard work and dedication to give us surfers the opportunity to shred when the waves are firing!!! Hope you like the film, special thanks to @alexkilauano and @mike_andrews3 ️️. Let me know what you all think! #cifever #gromsforlife LINK IN BIO as well.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the premiere of #Fevervoyage at @jackssurfboards on HB mainstreet! We had a great turn out and was rad hang out and chat with everyone after the show! Special thanks to @alexkilauano for his incredible work on the short film, and @cisurfboards for their support through many years of magic sleds and super froth! @mike_andrews3 on the mic was the best, and the whole CI and @vanssurf family for showing up with such great energy! Can’t wait for it to drop online next week for everyone to enjoy! Stay tuned for updates and froth!!!!! #cifever #gromsforlife #keepthevibealive