Dane Reynolds is off the charts in the Exposure Meter race for June 2015; JJF close behind, with Channel Islands in the logo lead
Words: Mike Lewis
The race to the top was unanimously won for the second time month-over-month by the ‘go for broke’ surfer from Ventura, Dane Reynolds. His win for June 2015 print was supported by his number one spot in editorial coverage in Surfer and Surfing, as well as the top five finish in advertising appearances.
John John Florence and Kolohe Andino rounded out the podium, dancing between second and third place for both the editorial coverage and overall standings.
South African, Jordy Smith, grabbed the number one spot in the ad race, followed by Mick Fanning, and Noa Deane.
Corey Wilson grabbed the number one spot once again in photo wars, while Brian Bielmann and Pete Taras grabbed the second and third place finish.
JUNE 2015 EXPOSURE METER
Wilson Continues Push
Surfing's Corey Wilson continued his domination, extending his lead over fellow Surfing lensman, Brent Bielmann to over 12k to end the first half of the year's issues. Surfing Photo Editor Peter Taras turned up the heat in June, nearly doubling his tally for the year and moving up three to round out a Surfing podium. Andrew Shield jumped three as well to close out June in sixth.
Channel Islands Extends Lead, Billabong Podiums
After grabbing the top spot last month with a one-look lead over Hurley, who had lead the Logo War through the first four months, Channel Islands hit the gas to extend it's lead to nine. Billabong broke out with 12 looks, helping spirit them up four into a tie for bronze with Volcom. With less than 10 looks separating Volcom/Billabong and the next four brands – Quiksilver, Oakley, Red Bull, and Monster – things are sure to heat up in the back half.
Jordy Cracks 10k
While the podium standings in the Ad race stayed steady from May, we have to give a shout to Jordy Smith, who became the first surfer to crack 10k in the 2015 Ad race. Mick Fanning's not far behind though and Noa Deane is closing in fast as his huge, breakout year continues. Gabriel Medina jumped two into fourth, bumping Dane Reynolds and John John back one each.
Reynolds Expands His Rule
After grabbing the lead last month, Dane Reynolds continued to dominate, bumping up 1,000 points to extend his lead over Kolohe Andino, who is sitting just 400 ahead of John John. Thanks to his Surfing gatefold and feature, Griffin Colapinto put his mark on the Edit race with a 7,600 shot in the arm that stewarded him up 42 spots into fifth, a mere 100 points behind Julian Wilson.
Deane & Colapinto Join The Party
Things stayed steady at the top of the pile in June's mags, but don't let that fool you. The closer for the first half of the year brought some heat to the leader board with young guns Noa Deane and Griffin Colapinto planting their flags in the Surf Exposure-Meter's beach. Both of them scored features in Surfing's June issue propelling Deane up two into fourth and Colapinto skyward 12 spots into sixth. With six months to go and seven surfers cracking the 10k mark to date, things are gonna get salty in the next half of the year.