As usual, the contest season has been kind to the team. The deep talent we possess from all over the country continues to pay off month after month. In Florida, Blake Jones came alive to take the very prominent NKF contest in Cocoa Beach. The seventeen-year-old has looking to make a big statement and there was no better way then beating some of Florida’s most famous and established pros. The same goes for Hawaiian Casey Brown who after taking a National title at this year’s NSSA Nationals, came alive at Lower Trestles again to win the Quiksilver Surf Shop Team Challenge in front of a packed crowd there to also witness the Boost Mobile Pro. Casey walked away with a hefty check for 10,000 dollars. He also was one of four semifinalists with fellow teammates Californian Austin Ware, New Jerseys Andrew Gessler, and Hawaiian Wesley Larson at the Op Newport Classic. Another Larson, sixteen-year-old Granger added to his recent NSSA national title by busting through one of the heaviest junior pro fields ever to take the Billabong Junior Pro In Memory Of Ronnie Burns on Oahu. On the CT level, team rider C.J. Hobgood came away from the Boost Mobile Pro with an equal fifth place.
Body Glove’s proud to be a participating sponsor of the bronze medal placing USA surf team at the 2005 Quiksilver presented by the International Surf Association Junior World Championships at Huntington Beach. Team Hawaii, which included BG team members Casey Brown, Granger Larson, Hizon Lin-Kee, and Dusty Payne, came away with the gold medal.