*Above: Highlights from the New Jersey leg, shot by Trevor Moran
Click to the following pages to view photo/video highlights from the most recent stops!
The 2012 Rip My Shred Stick Tour was treated to a great day of fun, surfing and sunshine at Second Beach in Middletown, Rhode Island. The waves were perfect, the water was warm and the wind was light offshore — doesn’t get much better. On hand to enjoy the amazing conditions were 70 of Middletown and Newport’s best young Rhody surfers who took to the water and put on a show for the judges, pros and the huge crowd on the beach. Things really started to heat up in later in the day as Kai Jenkins and Sean Dungan battled it out in the bonus round final. In the end it was Kai who took home the big win along with a new GoPro camera, Phantom Create boardshorts, Spy sunglasses and other goodies from Mophie, Shark, Futures, Stance, and Transworld. Congrats to everyone on a job well done and we hope to see you next year!
1. Kai Jenkins
2. Sean Dungan
3. Keely Brugman
4. Julia Ruiz
5. TJ Brugman
6. Maxwell Davis
7. Nolan Davis
Stop number 20 of the RMSS tour made a pitstop in the quant, coastal town of Hampton, New Hampshire. On hand to meet up with the Phantom bus and the Hurley pros were 70 of the state’s best young surfers who had a great time testing out all the Hurley boards and showing off for the big crowd of friends and family on the beach. As the tide pushed everyone back to the seawall, the final bonus round competitors treated us to the best 15 minutes of surfing we have seen in a while. The judges had their hands full as the kids were throwing down front flips, upside-down-fins-first takeoffs, fist pumps, shakas, headstands and board transfers in an effort to take home the big win and ultimate New Hampshire bragging rights. Congrats to everyone on a job well done and thanks to the local community for all the wonderful support!
RIP MY SHRED STICK: TRAVERSE CITY
The RMSS Summer Tour has headed west! Traverse City, the first of three Great Lakes stops, made for yet another great day of surfing and fun in the water — very un-salty water. After warming up with a few beach games, all the first-time surfers were up and riding by the end of the day, taking it to the Lake Michigan ripples. Thanks to everyone for coming out and for showing up Beau Foster and Pat O’Connell, who were struggling in the ankle high surf.
RIP MY SHRED STICK: GRAND HAVEN
Stop number 22 of the RMSS tour landed us in the beautiful town of Grand Haven, Michigan. On hand to meet us at the beach were 70 of the town’s best young wave riders. The kids were so fired up to surf with Pat O’Connell, Beau Foster and the rest of the Hurley crew that a 48 degree water temperature and flat conditions did nothing to slow them down. We saw some great rides from all the competitors as the final bonus round saw some front flips, backflips, board transfers, summersaults and headstands — it was quite the show. Taking home the big win and new GoPro camera, Phantom Create boardshorts, Spy sunglasses, Stance socks, Futures fins, Mophie iPhone case and other goodies was Justin Wiggens, who threw down a breakdance spinning headstand right into the sand. Congrats to everyone on a job well done and thanks to the local community for all the wonderful support. Can’t wait to see you next year!
Fun times were had in the city of Chicago for stop number 23 of the 2012 Rip My Shred Stick Tour. Pat O rode his first wave in his hometown city, all the first-time surfers caught amazing long rides and the RMSS crew got to check out the famous Wrigley Field.