Finalists Michel Bourez and Josh Kerr would take to the water at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, with both surfers searching for their first career ASP WCT wins. The bout would get off to a slow start, but Bourez would eventually light up two consecutive waves of 6.33 and 7.57 with his patented forehand power. Kerr would answer back, delivering a full fledged attack on the Main Break rights, but Bourez would continue to build momentum, adding an 8.33 to his scoreline to secure the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. Josh had to settle for his second runner up finish in consecutive years at Margaret River, this 2nd place result puts Josh at 3rd place on the overall World Tour rankings and full of confidence heading into the 3rd stop on World Tour at Bells Beach which kicks off on Wednesday.
Check out this edit from Rusty team rider Jacob Szekely featuring the young ripper shredding his way around Lowers with friends and hanging out with the Neil. If you haven't had a chance to try the Neil Diamond from Rusty, now is the perfect time to get your hands on one, check them out here.
Watch Jacob prove it in the video throwing airs, and laying down rail, and having some fun on his Neil.
Congrats to Rusty team rider Josh Kerr for taking home the runner up position at the Reef Pro in El Salvador this past weekend! Kerrzy was on fire throughout the entire event, laying down some massive turns and airs in each heat to push all the way through to the finals, but in the end it was Brazilian Peterson Crisanto who ended up taking the title.
Kerr has been on a terror lately, racking up an immense amount of points and well placed finishes in both the WCT and other events. The next stop will be in Tahiti for the Billabong pro at Teahupoo taking place August 15-26 2013. Be sure to check out Josh Kerr's profile on rusty.com here, and root him on as he continues his push on the WCT tour!
The Misfit is a performance/comp board designed to be ridden a little bit shorter that works well in any conditions knee to head high.
The design has a little more area overall relative to the Redline, R1, or Bender with an emphasis on a slightly fuller front end and a wider tail block. The wider squash tail maintains extra area aft and the outline is a little straighter through the fin area, adding drive through turns.
The rocker features a relaxed entry with a fair bit of exit curve that is evenly distributed in the back half.
Bottom is a light single concave.
With the fuller outline and extra area, the board generates plenty of lift. Because of the extra back half centerline curve, there is already plenty of arc in the rail to compliment the drivier outline
A deck that is a little more domed than average and adds some extra volume while allowing the rail line to have a lean, even flow, nose to tail.
All these elements work together to make a board with a bit of skate, launch, and still carves.
Congratulations to Rusty team rider Kevin Schulz for taking home the NSSA National Airshow championship title in Huntington Beach Ca during the NSSA championships. Kevin was able to pull in the score he needed reaching into his deep bag of tricks and showing off his effortless style during his heats.
The ISA World Juniors Surfing Championship has been under way this past week in Nicaragua and Rusty team rider Kevin Schulz has been slugging it out and posting up scores against some of the top junior surfers on the planet. Schulz is a part of the USA surf team and was added to the world junior championship contest at Jiquiliste Beach in Nicaragua last month.
Kevin hails from San Clemente Ca where he would be graduating this week with his class, but elected to follow his dreams and join the US surf team for the contest to try and help secure a victory with the rest of the team. Kevin made it through the first 2 rounds of qualifying heats before getting edged out in round 3. He pushed through his rep heat taking first place with a 12.67, and is up in heat #3 the rep 5 heat against fellow American Parker Coffin, Elliot Ivarra from France, and Hiroto Arai from Japan.
Join us this Saturday from 11 am - 2 pm at Killer Dana Surf Shop in Dana Point Ca. for their annual anniversary party. The Rusty crew will be on hand hooking up the crowd with prizes, we have a live DJ playing outside the shop, free giveaways, and food for all the hungry groms who come by to hang out!
You can also enter to win a brand new Rusty surfboard we will be giving away to one lucky winner this weekend at the shop. Killer Dana will be having the anniversary sale Friday June 7th - Sunday June 9th so be sure to stop by and check out all the fun stuff going on.
The contest has ended, congrats to Rusty team rider Josh Kerr for pushing through the contest to make the quarter finals before getting edged out by CJ Hobgood. Kelly Slater takes another one, next stop is the Oakley Pro in Bali Jun 18th - 19th.
Kerrzy is always a standout and one of the most exciting surfers on the tour to watch at this contest, and you better be sure he'll be putting on a show and getting as deep as he can. He is up against a slew of seasoned pro's who have spent just as much time as Kerr has charging this magical surf spot in fiji, but look for him to put up a good fight to post scores and push through heats!