The top 12 Punt Of The Year finalists have been announced, and the $10K winner will be crowned January 28th 2013 on Surfline.com. The P.O.T.Y. judges panel includes air pioneers Jason "Ratboy" Collins, Erin McHenry, as well as ASP world tour competitor Josh Kerr.
Who will win the $10K grand prize? Entries include mind melting airs from the likes of Albee Layer, Matt Meola, Kelly Slater, Alan Fendrich, Cory Lopez, John John Florence, and Gabriel Mendina. Congratulations to all the finalists, Check out their winning clips here
Florida air attack by Tristan Thompson. Stay until the end of the clip... trust us.
The R dot logo is back! Reaching into the rich heritage of Rusty, the brand will once again focus on the Hardcore R dot logo. Here are a few gems from the past to get your ready for what is to come this year…
You are one of "OUR KIND"...
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.
November: John John Florence
October: Gabriel Medina
September: John John Florence
August: John John Florence
July: Alan Fendrich
June: Cory Lopez
May: Alan Fendrich
April: Kelly Slater
March: Matt Meola
February: Matt Meola
January: Albee Layer
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
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
Going Backdoor. Photo courtesy of the ASP
Kerrzy getting worked on. Photo courtesy of the ASP
Pipeline. Photo courtesy of the ASP
Kerr pitting. Photo courtesy of the ASP
Congrats Josh! Photo courtesy of the ASP
Check out the first episode of the Rusty team in Hawaii this season, featuring Josh Kerr, Jay Davies, Noa Deane & Sam Orozco. Be prepared for a bit everything and nothing.........
Rusty's own Mikey Ciarmella took top honors at the NSSA Southwest Collage event at Seaside Reef this past weekend. Winning every heat, Mikey captured the Men's final and led the UCSD surf team to it's first victory in six years over San Diego State. A big congrats to Mikey and the boys!!!!