Who will win the $10,000? The Punt of the Year finalist will be complete once Nov/Dec has been decided. Here is a recap of your finalists so far. Final voting will take place in January. Your vote will count in deciding who will take the $10,000 and the Punt of the Year title.
Check out Josh Kerr's final day of competition in this years 2012 Pipe Masters, Josh battle his way to 2nd place with some amazing rides and heavy wipe outs. Josh even had a trip to the hospital during the day for an x-ray after a heavy wipe out during his rd 4 heat.
New Clip from Noa Deane from a recent trip to Indonesia. Enjoy
Our East Coast family and friends continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The destruction both physically and emotionally is overwhelming. After almost 20 years of support for Rusty by the East Coast retail community, it is our turn to support those retailers that have been affected by this tragedy.
We have donated 1,000 tees directly to affected retailers to sell in time for Christmas and they receive 100% of the proceeds to help them rebuild.
We will also be offering this Right Coast Relief tee shirt to the entire retail community so that all of us can share in the effort to get the North East back up and running after Hurricane Sandy. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this tee shirt will go to the American Red Cross.
Thanks for your support Right Coast!
Here are the shops that these tees will be available in:
Alhoe Cal Cruz Surf Shop
Rockaway Beach Surf Shop
Long Beach Surf Shop
Ocean Hut Surf Shop (send to Dan Hopkins)
Heritage Ocean City
Heritage Sea Isle
Brave New World
Farias Surf and Sport
Barewires Surf Shop
7th St Surf Shop
Spellbinders Surf Shop
Island Style Surf Shop (send to Dan Hopkins)
Rusty team rider Josh Kerr finished 2nd place behind newly crowned World Champion Joel Parkinson at the Pipeline MastersBillabong Pipeline Masters and capped off the year ranked 8th on the World Tour.
It wasn’t an easy day at the office for Josh as he feared the worst after the Banzai Pipeline spat, hissed and threw him onto the reef in round four. Alarm bells rang for Kerr when he felt pins and needles thru his neck and shoulders and tingling fingers followed by a loss of movement down the left side of his body. Kerr with injury still won the heat and before his next heat being the 1/4 finals he was rushed to hospital for X-rays to see if any serious damage had been done to his neck.
"It was so scary", Kerr said. "It was like my whole left side was paralysed. I had pins and needles, tingles every where, it was insane. They told me I needed to get to hospital immediately and have an X-ray to make sure my neck wasn’t fractured".
Kerr returned to the beach in time for his 1/4 final and progressed to the semi's where he would end Kelly Slaters 12th World Title hopes.
The final could of gone either way but the newly crowned world champion Joel Parkinson was on a roll winning both a world title and the Pipe Masters in one day.
Congratulations Kerrzy on your 2nd place at the Pipeline Masters and your 8th place on the World Tour for 2012.
View Kerrs Pipe day here - vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com
After viewing each clip, vote for your favorite on the final slide. Readers' votes count for one third of the judging; Punt of the Year officials Jason Collins and Eric McHenry count for two thirds of the judging. The monthly winner takes home $500 and a chance to compete against the rest of the monthly winners for $10,000.
Josh Kerr Jay Davies & Noa Deane short sharp OUR KIND of clip from Hawaii.
For the 2nd year, Rusty and Surfrider Foundation partnered on the One Foot at a Time initiative, calling to the members of Surfrider to use their creativity for a worthy cause. This event brought together volunteers from across the country to raise awareness of the dangers of plastic pollution by removing pieces of plastic trash from our environment one square foot at a time, using the collected trash to create unique mosaic sculptures.
Hundreds of submissions were received and winners were selected for each of the following categories: Best Overall Photo, Best Use of Materials, Most Creative, Most Trash Collected, and “The Wheel”. Thanks to all who participated!
Best Overall Photo: Autumn N. – Cocoa Beach, FL
Most Creative: Alli C. – Jersey Shore, NJ
Best Use of Materials: Nicollette S. – Claymont, DE
Most Trash Collected: Jessica W. – San Diego, CA
“The Wheel” (Grand Prize): Dawn M. – La Jolla, CA