I’ve been getting the competitive feeling lately after watching the last few WCT comps (Brazil and Fiji), so I bring you some older comp footage of moi. This little classic piece shows how the quality has improved over the years of watching videos on the Internet. The guy who made it is named Fanatic138 (Comp Crusher) on youtube and brought some detailed and comical commentary to the 2008 Quiksilver Durban Pro, Prime event help in April. This video was my best career result on the ASP, its from my Quarterfinal against Josh Kerr. This was a breakthrough heat for me, riding a 61 chippy roundtail, glasson fins, Mayhem Shape(currently AW model). I rode that board into the ground but I still have it hanging in my parent’s garage for good vibes.
A friendly face in the water and ladies man on the beach. Danny has been improving fast, making finals in the Volcom Pro Jrs and pulling reverses on the reg at seaside. He is creating his blog by marketing his charismatic character and energetic surfing. He’s off to bali for the summer and I’m gonna meet up with him for some barrel time. dannyberk.com
There is a new San Diego surf movie called “Mecca” premiering May 1st at La Paloma Theater. There is going to be live music, free prize giveaways from Volcom, Arnette, and more. The movie showcases Jake Marshall, JD Lewis, Hunter Lysaught, Luke Rife, Darrell Goodrum, Eric McHenry, Derrick Disney, myself and some raw footage of Rob Machado and Taylor Knox, around San Diego’s finest waves over the Winter 2012/13.
It was a consistent winter to be filming with Bryan Johnson(creator of the film) and surfing with the crew from the movie around my local areas in Solana Beach and Cardiff. Im really impressed with how everybodys part came out. I think this will be a sick film for the local groms to froth out on for years.
JD Lewis is emerging as the new “Cardiff Kid”. His surfing style has been bred from the reefs of suckouts and swaims to the beach breaks of georges and D street in the north county of San Diego. JD is a freshly 21 years old and is standing out to be one of the top pros from SD, check him out reflecting his life as an aspiring pro surfer, living in the small historical surf culture. 101nchesterfield.com
You might have been seeing Hunter Lysaught around the north county area lately and here is what he has been working on. This is his the first webisode of three in the San Diego area. hunterlysaught.com
It’s been 1 year and three months since I put a jersey on my body. My body and mind are back in shape after my injury in January 2012. So in February, Arnette sunglasses put on a local Pro event at Seaside Reef and I was thinking this is a great challenge to push myself against some of the established and up and coming pro surfers from so cal again. The waves were in the waist-high range, so I pulled out an old 5’8” Marlin Bacon shaped Cali quad to help me with speed in rolling waves off the reef. Putting the jersey on in the first heat brought an easy smile to my face but in the back of my head I was feeling unsure of my surfing ability and competition skills. I don’t remember too much from my heats but I had a good first heat, then loosened up in the 2nd heat, felt strong in my 3rd heat and before I knew it I was in the final and feeling in the zone. By the time final buzzer finished, I had won the final and claimed my last ride all the way to the beach and was frothed up by my good friend Jeremy Sherwin and my parents on the beach. I feel proud of myself to have pushed through the whole event and it made for a special win at the wave that has shaped my surfing.
Brendan Donovan from the North County of SD. He just recently won his first NSSA comp and is blowing up seaside on a regular basis. Check out the smooth style and flaring maneuvers in his new vid.