COUNTER CULTURE NEWS FROM TEAM MANAGER BRO SCOTT “POD” BANUELOS
JESSE EVANS HEADED DOWN TO COSTA RICA WITHPHOTOGRAPHER TOM CAREY AND SOME NEW AGE PHOTOEQUIPMENT. LOOK FOR THE RESULTS IN TRANSWORLD SURF.
JEREMY SAUKEL IS HEADED FOR THE SWISS ALPS TO CELEBRATE WITH CLOSE FRIEND CJ HOBGOOD WHO WASJUST CROWNED WORLD CHAMPION IN THE ASP WORLDCHAMPIONSHIPS OF SURFING.
NEWPORT GROM BRIGHTON “BONES” BRANDENBURGER TOOK FIRST IN THE GROM DIVISION OF THE WINTER CLASSIC AT 54TH ST IN NEWPORT IN JANUARY.
VIRGINIA BCH SUPER GROM PHILIP GOOLD TOOK FIRST IN BOYS AT THE HOTLINE WINTER SURF CHALLENGE. LOOK FOR THE SUMMER SURF CHALLENGE JUNE 15TH & 16TH.
IF YOU DON?T KNOW YET WE ARE STOKED TO HAVE NORTH CAROLINAS JESSE HINES REPRESENTING. JESSE JUST MOVED TO CALI SO HE CAN GET SOME WORK DONE, BUT YOU CAN BE SURE HE?LL BE TRACKING THE HURRICANES TO CATCH THE OUTER BANKS.
Smith Sport Optics Surf Update – February 2002
The Smith team has been going off on the editorial side of things:
Just to name a few:
* Conan Hayes with the Winter ’02 cover of Surfing, as well as all sorts of love from Surfer and TW Surf – not to mention the internationalcoverage. Conan’s new company RVCA was going off at the ASR Long Beach. Goodluck to you Conan.
* Dan Malloy with the February cover of TW Surf. Dan will be focusing on travel and video this year. Sounds like the life… * Jairus Cannon with the March cover or Surfer, as well as an incredible contents page from Tahiti.. * Mike Morrissey with unique Surfing cover a few months back as well as 5 Star. * Ian Parnell and Mike Guarino both with NorthEast Surf News covers.
eep it going!!
New For 2002
Otto Flores joins the team – Puerto Rican Otto Flores, who also rides forQuiksilver, Etnies and Local Motion is a new addition as of January. Take alook at the Dec. 01 Surfer to see some of his skills.
Daniel Jones also comes on board – Daniel is a strong and upcoming talent from Oahu, Hawaii. With the combo of power moves and big airs he will be a visible asset in the waters around the world.
Speaking of Hawaii, Rainos Hayes who has been on the program for the past year has been moved into a grass roots promotion position in Hawaii. Rainoswill be waving the flag for us over on the rock, always on the look out for a good crew in the water and on the beach. Rainos also handles the Hawaii team for Reef and Local Motion. He will be a huge asset for us and the effects will be seen on the beaches worldwide. He will also assist our reps with promotions in store and on the beach.
A big “Welcome” to all of you!!
What to look for…
Smith riders Josh Hoyer, Geoff Moysa, Shaun Ward and others will be heading to Chile at the end of the month. On the hunt… Look for updatessoon.
Also on the travel tip. Dave Post is going on a mission to a “mysto” island chain somewhere. Check in later for what he finds.
H20 Winter Classic… Morrissey, Post, as well as reps and employees battled it out in water as well as on the hill. Updates next month.