Just warming up... click here to watch.
North Shore finally cleans up and goes off with new swell. Jamie O'Brien and Kalani Chapman score sick tubes, check it out on Surfline.
Pipeline comes to life and, once again, Rusty team riders anxiously greet the new swell! Click here to see some video highlights from this week on the North Shore...
The Rusty team is all over Australia's Waves Magazine this month! In addition to Jay Davies splitting the cover with Slater, this issue also features the Rusty team's trip to The Menatwais where the team got some serious work done for the new Rusty surf flick, "Changes." Jamie O'brien, Kalani Chapman, Merlon Gerber, Josh Kerr, Jayke Sharpe, and Jay Davies all have full page features! Find out more about the mag here!
That's right folks... Rusty's very own, Johnny "Monster" Maher and Jamie O'Brien, have entries in the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards!
Maher has been pushing the envelope at insane waves like Cloudbreak, Fiji when it is bombing and maxing out Puerto Escondido, Mexico! The particular wave that Maher entered, under the category of "Ride of the Year," was an enormous set wave at Puerto that he PADDLED INTO and pulled an unbelievable disappearing act, only to be spat out way down the line, causing the entire crowd on the beach to go nuts! Plus J.O.B. has entered a crazy drainer at Teahupoo for "Monster Tube of the Year"!
"Monster" Maher spent some time shooting some self portraits with a nose cam
The Billabong XXL Challenge is reserved only for true hellmen and Maher has definitely forced his way into that category. The contest is high stakes, but also has high rewards:
Billabong XXL Ride of the Year Award:
The Billabong XXL Ride of the Year Award will be won by the individual surfer who, based on review of available video images by a panel of experts demonstrates the most advanced and committed level of big wave surfing performance during a single successful ride during the annual event period. Judging criteria is purely SUBJECTIVE and will calculated from the votes of a large panel of surfers, photographers and surf magazine editors and writers. The first prize will be awarded in the amount of $50,000. Second prize will be awarded in the amount of $5000. The XXL Ride of the Year finalists finishing third through fifth will receive $1500 each. The videographer who captures the definitive video clip of the winning ride will be awarded $5,000. (billabong.xxl.com)
Maher's wave has a solid chance at taking home the prestigious title of "Ride of the Year." So, let's all root him on as he continues to boggle minds!
If you have not seen the new Rusty video yet, you are missing out...
Our latest release is absolutely insane! Watch Jamie O'Brien, Josh Kerr, Jay Davies, Nate Yeomans, Kalani Chapman, the Harrington bros, and the rest of the Rusty gang go berserk charging waves in tropical locations, including Australia, Indo, and Hawaii. Check out this teaser and you will see the footage speaks for itself...
Check out the mayhem from our party by clicking here!
Thursday night September 4th, the Rusty crew pulled out all the stops at the world premiere of "Changes" at Bondi Bar in San Diego's Gaslamp District. Sponsored by our good friends at Surfer Magazine (thanks Rick and Marty) as well as FM 94.9 SD (Owen and crew), Rusty's new film chronicles the destruction of waves from Indo to Hawaii, Australia and beyond by Josh Kerr, Jamie O'Brien and the Rusty demolition team. Choked full of massive airs, sick slabs and heaving barrels, this new release puts the pedal to the metal from start to finish. Rumor has it, certain hi profile groms who got their hands on Changes are burning their playback buttons. With all the international licensees in town for ASR, everyone got their first glimpse of our new movie. Marlon Gerber was in town with Kane and the Indo crew, International Man of Mystery Ces Wilson was cruising, Geoff "The Man" Backshall, Rusty, Angie and the kids were representing, South America was in the house, Japan too.....Jay Davies, Kalani Chapman and a few other athletes made the trek and had a blast.....Tons of Industry heads rolled in and supported the event which is always nice.....Look for more on "Changes" coming soon.
Jamie has been mastering the art of switch stance tube riding and another video clip from a recent trip to Indo provides further proof. Click here for the video from Surfline!
J.O.B. - An entertaining short film that contrasts the job of famous professional free surfer, Jamie O'Brien with the average desk job.
Watch J.O.B. and the rest of the Red Bull crew go nuts in Tahiti with the revolutionary immersive camera project as they try to capture 360 degree video from the inside of a barrel.