Owen Wright Wins Big at Quiksilver Pro NY

Owen Wright came through huge and unseated Kelly Slater in the first-ever Quiksilver Pro NY.  Somewhere between 5,000-10,000 people were out on the beach for the finals.  The waves were pumping and the sun was blazing.  I’ll have much more up in the coming hours/days.  For now, Owen Wright is very happy he came to …

Quiksilver Pro Round 2 (Balaram Goes Down, Comp goes On)

Reminder – all events can be watched live @ http://www.quiksilverpro.com/live.en.html Today,  the first elimination round began for the Quiksilver Pro at 7:30AM. Balaram Stack went up against Mick Fanning, but wasn’t able to get his momentum together to unseat the previous champion. Fanning took the heat and advances to Round 3. Balaram, just sharing the …

Soundtrack of the Quiksilver Pro (Music around the City)

With the concert site shut down, the music spread out across the City.  Here are two videos of some of these acts. First up is Mel Pu’u and Titus Kinimaki performing an set in the Quiksilver Merch tent.  The vibe was great and these watermen can do it all. Second, The Great White Caps played …

Quiksilver Pro ‘Opening Ceremony’ Video – Long Beach, NY 2011

I like press credentials because I got to stand fifteen feet away from Kelly Slater. I missed the first few minutes of the ceremony, but I got the good stuff – some of the top surfers introducing themselves. Featured in this video: Kelly Slater, Jeremy Flores, Travis Logie, Adriano De Souza, Bede Durbidge & Balaram Stack. Oh, and Nassau County Executive Ed …

Quiksilver Pro FreeSurf Photos (Pros Going Big on Little)

Today, SeabytheCity setup with a massive camera in the media tower at the Quiksilver Pro and shot the early morning surf session and then the Free Surf that began at 12:00 PM.  Any fear that these guys wouldn’t be able to surf a lackluster day should be all but gone after looking at what they …

Day 1 Photo Highlights (Quiksilver Pro)

Here are just a bunch of photos that I took this morning when the trails were happening. All photos of trials winner Asher Nolan are here. As always, click on the photos for larger images. I didn’t see too many drunks, druggies or troublemakers.  Just looked like families, surfing fans and happy people enjoying a great day at …

Asher Nolan wins The Quiksilver Pro New York ASP World Tour Trials

(Quiksilver Pro, Long Beach, NY – DAY 1) Florida-native Asher Nolan won the The Quiksilver Pro New York ASP World Tour Trials, beating out Jeremy Johnston (USA), Keanu Asing (Haw) & Garrett Parkes (Aus) in the final round. Rather than pretending that I know anything about surfing (I’ll leave that all to Shaun – no pressure or anything..), here are …

Quiksilver Pro Behind the Scenes Tour (Surfpocalypse is On)

First off, the Quiksilver Pro Trials are ON.  You can watch the live stream right here if you’re too lazy to go down.  The waves are crappy, but these kids will throw things today that will blow your mind.  It is about the surfer, not the board or the wave. Yesterday, after getting my media …