With the Nationals taking place at Lowers, most of the badass amateur and previously unheard-of American surfers are currently floating around Southern California, terrorizing team managers and parents, and making waist-high summer waves look rippable.
[IMAGE 1]We benefited from the frenzy when most of the Rusty junior team, including Adam Wickwire, Ian Rotgans, Richard Gilligan, Brian and Wesley Toth, and Granger and Wesley Larsen, stopped by the TWSURF offices after a morning photo session in Oceanside to barbecue us chicken burgers and hot dogs.
Rusty team-guys Dirt, Burger, and Haji did the actual cooking, while the kids mostly played foosball, although they occasionally took a break to talk to TWS Senior Editor Aaron Checkwood or brutally insult Burger.
Thanks, Rusty! We’re full. ¿J.P.