Our dude has a plethera of nick-names. We are feeling this one. Nate Yeomans was dubbed NATE THE GREAT, by his very own hometown paper. We agree with you dudes!

On the Road: Hunter Lysaught

Rusty Surfboards team rider, Hunter Lysaught, is pretty much living out of his board bag now-a-days. Good thing he knows what to pack at... with a 6'6" Traveler for camping in the tube, a custom 5'11" R-1 Shortboard with a thumb tail for when the waves are good- but not huge, and a 5'9" Jokerr for making the most out of groveling conditions, and a few pairs of boardies- Hunter is pretty set to tackle any situation that presents itself, whether it is competitions, free surfing, or just living. From Puerto, to England, to France, to Virginia... Hunter always has a one way ticket going somewhere to harness his skills. Free surfing on his 5'11":

Sequence: Casey Rossi

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Hunter Graduates College and Enrolls in the WQS

Congratulations to Rusty Surfboard team rider, Hunter Lysaught, who just finished his last college final yesterday!  When Hunter was asked what he plans on doing with his degree in Business Administration he replied, "Surf professionally".  Makes sense.  Hunter is a smart kid a he knew that he wanted to obtain his college degree so he can have that to fall back on and he has been the captain of the Point Loma Nazarene Surf Team for the duration of his college career,  but now that school is out of the way he can focus on putting all of his energy into battling it out on the WQS.  "I knew if I didn't go to school right away I could easily get sucked into never wanting to go back, but I figured it would be smarter to get my degree out of the way first.  I didn't really plan on competing when I graduated, but I have been doing really well in the collegiate series and the job market is pretty meager at the moment, so I don't really have a lot to lose." In a few short weeks he is off to Mazatlan to compete, followed by a string of travel and competitions.  We wish Hunter all the best in his endeavors...

Rusty Gromfest 2010: Day 2

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Clean waves and great surfing on day 2 at the Rusty Gromfest at Lennox Head.

Saturday July 10, 2010: Lennox Head NSW Australia: Day two at the Rusty Gromfest saw much cleaner conditions with sunny skies and offshore winds and this assembly of Australia and many of the world's best young surfers thrived in the better conditions

West Australian surfers have been prominent on the opening two days here and again today with Margaret River pair Creed McTagggart and Bronte Macaulay both impressive winners in their 16 year and under divisions.

Both have been attending the Rusty Gromfest for a number of years and are keen to notch up a win at this prestigious event given this is their final year!

"I placed 4th last year here and I'm keen to try and win this year for sure," said McTaggart.

"I won last week on the Gold Coast at the Occy event and I feel really in good rhythm ao it would be good to win again- this is a great event and to be a part of the winning list would be special," added Creed.

"Bronte Macaulay took advantage of some great left peeling waves this morning and posted the morning's highest scoring ride with an excellent 8.25 for a series of very powerful and committed bottom to top turn combinations.

Sunshine Coast surfers continued to impress today, lead by Eli Steele and Harry Bryant.  Steele demonstrated his power on face abilities by progressing through to the quarter finals in the 16 Boys, placing 2nd in his four man heat behind the events number one seed, Hirota Arai from Japan.

Earlier Steele also showed us his aerial abilities by winning through to the final of the Kerrazy Airshow Invitational, an event directed by probably the world's greatest aerialist in Josh Kerr.

Steele pulled the biggest aerial in his qualifying heat of this unique specialty event which is judged solely by Kerr.

"To perform aerials for Josh Kerr is really special - the final will be amazing because some of the international surfers seem really good at pulling aerials - I'm looking forward to the final but I'm also really keen to keep progressing to the final in the 16's division as well" said Steele who will be joined by fellow Sunshine Coast surfer Kai Hing in the aerial six man final late today.

Sydney surfer Cooper Chapman scored the day's highest scoring ride with an outstanding 9 point ride to advance to the quarter finals of the 16 Boys and Cooper is also highly fancied in the Kerrazy Airshow final.

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Kerr is Moving on Up

Josh Kerr had another explosive showing at the Nike 6.0 Trestles event with a variety of new school airs and tail wafts, securing his spot in the round of 16.  Come down to Trestles to show your support or tune into the Webcast and root for Kerr online...

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Nate Yeomans





Photos: Brody

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Yeomans and Kerr Advance at Trestles

Day two of the Nike 6.0 Trestles event displayed a perfect South swell with A-frames coming in consistently throughout the day. Some of the world's best surfers have all gathered for this beloved event and the level of competition is through the roof. Every preliminary heat could have been a final based on the talent level. In the early part of the day we saw Nate Yeomans take the win in his heat and the later part of the day Josh Kerr cut loose to advance through to the next round.

Nate takes the cake...




Kerr takes his progressive new school surfing to the contest arena...




William Cardoso...



Jake Halstead...


Photos: Brody

Kerr and Fahrenfort Blow up at Trestles

Recent addition to the Rusty Team, Damien Fahrenfort, surfed a very impressive heat on Friday, meanwhile down the beach Josh Kerr had a fun warm up surf where he threw some mind-boggling airs, preparing himself for his first heat.  Featured below are a few images of Josh and Damien flaring up...









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Photos: Brody

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Margaret River Drug Aware Pro: Day 1 Trials Update


Perfect conditions greeted competitors in the official Trial Event for the 2010 Drug Aware Pro held today at Surfers’ Point Margaret River.

Light offshore winds and a solid 2m swell led to consistent 4-6 foot sets. Some very competitive surfing culminated in former Margs Champ Jake Paterson winning through to the main event. The 1998 Winner will be joined by 2009 WA State Champion Dave Delroy-Carr in the field of 128 who will take to the line-up tomorrow. The two locals won their semi-finals over stand out surfers Matt Mahogan (USA) and Anthony Walsh (Lennox Head, NSW).

In further news leading in to the start of the event tomorrow, two replacement Wildcard entrants were named today. Local young gun Jay Davies has been forced to withdraw from the event due to a severe ankle injury. His Wildcard entry will now be filled by fellow Rusty team rider Jayke Sharp (Coffs Harbour, NSW). Also added to the field is local Tom Innes who will replace Mark Occhilupo who has been delayed on the east coast due to personal reasons. Occhilupo is expected to head West later in the week to fulfil commentating duties for Fuel TV at the event.

With more great conditions forecast for the week ahead the Men’s Round of 128 will commence this morning. Two Hawaiian’s at the opposite ends of their professional careers are likely to surf today, 2000 ASP World Champion Sunny Garcia and 2009 ASP Junior World Champion Kai Barger. Competitors in the Women’s Round of 60 have also been placed on standby for this afternoon.

Check out the live stream by clicking here!

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Event Heads Up: WQS Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads will host a four star WQS event from February 16th-21st.

The Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro is the first standalone professional surfing event to be staged at the iconic Burleigh Heads in almost 10 years.

You can expect to see many of the world’s best surfers competing in the event, from top Pro Juniors and WQS seeds to ASP Dream Tour superstars.

“Not since the early 2000's of the Quiksilver Pro, and before that the days of ‘Rabbit’ [Wayne Bartholomew] and Mark Richards doing battle on the point has there been so much excitement surrounding a surfing contest based firmly at Burleigh Heads,” said Surfing Queensland Chief Executive Officer, Craig Harland.

A who’s who of Australian surfing identities have carved their careers through the ASP World Qualifying Series and with the nation boasting a huge talent pool of current and future world surfing stars, the Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro is expected to be a highlight of the Australian surfing calendar.

Check out the live stream of the event by clicking here!

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Willian Cardoso Wins Again!



From aspworldtour.com

PANTIN, Spain (Saturday, September 12, 2009) – Willian Cardoso (BRA), 23, won the ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) 5-Star Movistar Pantin Classic today in Galicia, North West of Spain, after defeating fellow finalist Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA), 35, in clean off-shore two to three foot (0.5 to 1 meter) waves in a 100% Brazilian final. After another week of intense action and close exchanges, Cardoso was crowned twenty-second champion of the Movistar Pantin Classic for the second consecutive time wrapping-up his 2009 European summer lefT atop the 120-man field of surfers from around the world, his second win this summer after the ASP WQS 6-Star Azores Islands Pro.

Cardoso, who dominated proceedings again through the final day of competition ousting other favorite Glenn Hall (IRL) in the Semifinals before defeating former ASP Top 45 surfer Dorneles in the final bout of the 2009 edition, stepped-up to deliver an impressive performance. Renowned for his powerful style and big-wave ss, Cardoso adapted to the fast-breaking smaller waves on offer to clinch a second win in three events moving up to No. 13 on the ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) ratings.

“It’s unbelievable, that win is the best I could have imagined coming here,” Cardoso said. “It’s been a testing last couple of weeks for me, my father passed away and I stayed here because he would have wanted me to do so. This win is for him and I thank the massive support I’ve had from all my friends here and in Brazil. It’s just amazing to be the champion again here.”

Cardoso, who was sitting out of the Top 30 three weeks ago, showed he was to be counted with for next year’s ASP World Tour qualification race, leaving Pantin with 11151 points, a significant step for his ultimate goal. Powerful, fast and smart tactician, the 23-year-old wrapped-up an impressive European leg where his mental strength and determination left his opponent away from the title.

“The waves went from small to consistent, windy to clean, and I was always feeling well this week,” Cardoso said. “I have a special feeling with Pantin and with a second win in a row it’s gone even more solid. I am stoked to claim this one and can’t wait to be home with my family.”

Check out the full story at aspworldtour.com

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