Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Slick City on Fuel TV Tonight

Body Glove's epic wake film is airing on Fuel TV tonight at 8:00pm EST and then repeating throughout the next week. Check your local listings at www.fuel.tv and check the Slick City Facebook Tab at www.facebook.com/bodyglove for more updates

Anthony Walsh Straddie Sequence

Check out this sick sequence of Anthony Walsh making a no handed drop at South Straddie on the Gold Coast of Australia

straddie sequence from anthony walsh on Vimeo.

For more info on Anthony Walsh check out his blog at http://anthonypaulwalsh.blogspot.com/ and his Vimeo video site at http://vimeo.com/anthonywalsh

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wetsuits Surf Manager Matt Walls Spots Sea Turtles in Hermosa

I usually don’t send out recap emails from training paddles but today was a day I will never forget. With today being my last paddle before I take off for Molokai , I was asking myself, is this a good idea? In my mind I start thinking about all of the “what if’s”. What if I pull something in my shoulder? What if something bad happens and it ruins my trip? Is eight miles too far to go four days before a 32 mile race? Stupid thoughts like that filled my head as I walked my dog in the early morning darkness.

As Weems arrived in my back yard and we started talking the “what if” thoughts in my head subsided. We got ready and headed out to the beach like normal. At the beach we met up with the normal crew and headed out into the water and headed down to the break wall. We got to the break wall and headed out to the fourth pylon buoy where we all sat up and rested while we all regrouped.

About 1 minute into our paddle to the Manhattan Pier I hear Bill shout “that is the biggest jelly fish I have even seen’ then instantaneously Dan Flynn says “that is no jelly fish that is a SEA TURTLE”. As soon as I heard sea turtle I stopped in my tracks and flipped around and there it was. Right before all of our eyes, a living, breathing sea turtle in the waters off of Hermosa Beach . Its shell was about 2-3 feet long and about 1-1.5 feet wide and it had barnacles growing on it back. It just chilled near the surface and came up for a small breath of air every once in a while. Of course none of us had a camera to document our sighting but it was for sure something I will never forget. We all just stared at it in disbelief. I remember my grandfather telling me that there use to be sea turtles out here but I thought those days were long gone. I all the years I have been surfing, paddling, diving in the south bay I never thought I would see the day that I would see a sea turtle. That just made my year.

As we left the turtle to continue his slow voyage off to where ever he was going, we were escorted away by about 40 little common dolphins that were swimming along underneath us and then popping up just in front of our boards. They stayed with us for a long time.

Today was a true nature paddle, we even had some seals swim up and give us a look. I could not have asked for a better send off paddle than to be out doing what I love with all my friends and have this amazing run in with an animal that I had given up hope of ever seeing in the waters off of my home.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Anthony Walsh Staying Busy

Australian charger Anthony Walsh has been staying busy even as he recovers from a sickness that kept him from joining the crew in Fiji for Drop Zone Fiji. Check out the below clips from Backdoor and a ridiculous slab in Ireland.

Anthony Walsh Backdoor from Andrew Oliver on Vimeo.

Riley's Ireland October 09 - Walshy from Slut on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Body Glove at Red Bull Flugtag 2010 - Miami

Body Glove is stoked to be a part of Red Bull Flutag for 2010. Check out the clip from the first event in Miami. We even saw Supercross legend James Stewart rocking his Body Glove PFD while flying his Flutag version of his YZ450F Motorcycle.

We hope to see everyone at Twin Cities, Long Beach (where we will have a team) and Philadelphia. For more info check out www.redbullflugtagusa.com

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Holly Beck, Chandler Parr and Friends in Fiji

Body Glove surfers Holly Beck and Chandler Parr joined friends Mary Osborn, Jennifer Flanigan and Kaley Swift on an epic surf and dive trip aboard the beautiful Tui Tai in Fiji. The girls surfed their brains out, spent time under water, did some stand up paddled, explored waterfalls, drank kava and hung out with the amazing Fijian people. Check out the great Surfline Feature story with captions by Holly Beck.

Body Glove Surfer of the Month: Ezekial Lau

Body Glove surfer of the month has to be Hawaiian Ezekial Lau. Zeke made Hawaii sports history last week at Huntington Beach, Calif., during the 2010 NSSA championships. The 16-year-old from Honolulu won the High School Varsity Men's Shortboard title, becoming the first national interscholastic surf champion in Kamehameha Schools' 123-year history. Lau also won the NSSA Explorer Men's crown.
He followed that up with a win at the Rip Curl GromSearch at Kewalos where he took the Boys 16 and under title, the H20 Overdrive Maneuver of the Event and the Dragon High Heat of the Event.

Not a bad summer month for the kid. Congrats Zeke and we look forward to seeing more!!

Slick City DVDs available at bodyglove.com!!

Check out Body Glove's cinematic masterpiece!! Go to bodyglove.com to purchase a copy.

Body Glove with Wakeboarding Magazine, MasterCraft, Ford, Rockstar Energy & Air Pacific are proud to welcome you Slick City! From Orlando to Australia, trampolines to skydiving, Slick City takes you on a ride into the lives of some of today's greatest wakeboarders. Featuring 2009 Tour Champ Harley Clifford, Bob Soven, Jeff McKee, James Balzer, Daniel Doud, Shelby Kantar, & World Champ Rusty Malinoski.

Near death experiences, history making 1080's, and ramp building 101 are just a few of the things you will see when you watch Slick City. We head back to the Tiki Shack for the desert shots, but this time with a twist. Check out the guys as they get their tool belts on and try to jimmy rig a moving system for the 30 ft. rail they built. Watch Balzer give Bob some special lessons on how to defend him self since he is a red-head and all. Find out if all the guys make it to Australia, who knew customs doesn't take water-logged passports? And can anyone understand what Harley is saying?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Holly Beck Update Before Heading Home

From the mouth/keyboard/pen of Holly Beck

Good Morning!
I hope you had an awesomely sunny, red white and blue 4th! It was my last weekend in California for a while and I caught up with my friends from Body Glove in Hermosa Beach. We just got back from Fiji filming another Drop Zone where we surfed epic Cloudbreak, swam with manta rays, and dove with bull sharks!

Check out my blog for stories and a few photos from Drop Zone Fiji. The film will premiere sometime in November.
For more stories and photos from the rest of the crew (Alex Gray, Cheyne Magnusson, Bede Durbidge, and Maria Del Mar)
Body Glove also finally released the short film "We Love Sharks" by Scott Smith which shows me getting a chance to be a part of tagging a whale shark, travel adventures in Mexico, and outside of the cage with great whites. Awesome experiences!
You can watch the 17 min film here:
I was also featured in the Athleta catalog recently. Surprisingly, they didn't airbrush away my logos! If you didn't receive the catalog in the mail, check it out here!
Finally, in less than 48 hours I will be headed back home to Nicaragua! I can't wait!!!
I'll be co-hosting a surf, yoga, volunteering trip with SYRV.org August 30 - Sept 6. We'll be surfing, doing yoga, and helping to complete the community center which will allow the local village access to sewing machines, computers, after-school programs, and clean water! Join us!!!
More info here: http://surfwithhollybeck.com/Giving_Back/Entries/2010/6/30_Surf_Yoga_Volunteer_with_SYRV.org______Join_us_8_30_10_to_9_6_10.html
That's all for now!
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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Surf, Yoga, Volunteer with SYRV and Holly Beck 8/30-9/6

We are excited to announce that August 30 - September 6 (Labor Day Holiday) will be SYRV's Surf Yoga Volunteer Adventure VI with your hosts Monique Evans, Holly Beck, Christine West (Yoga) and our awesome ground crew Gerry, Luis, Mike and Jane.

Our team and past travelers have accomplished so much this past year!

We have now almost completed building the community center which will store BioSand filter materials for clean water, computers, sewing machines, art & music supplies, sports equipment, organic gardening, English classes and more.

We'll be headed to Jiquilillo for 4 nights and then south to San Juan del Sur for 3 nights.

Expect amazing (beginner & advanced) surf, yoga, heartfelt volunteering and great company!

We will be working on the completion of the SYRV Community Center, clean water projects, feeding the children that live at the dump yard, giving out donations and more.

As for extra activities, we will have surf, fishing trips, volcano hikes, kayaking, horseback riding, zip lining and more!

Get in the water and learn or enhance your skills with a pro!

Private sessions with Holly Beck available for supplemental fees -
One hour Surf Lesson (guaranteed to have you standing up) $75
One two-hour Coaching Session $100
Three Coaching Sessions $250

All inclusive prices (airfare not included) start at $1000. Airfare is approximately $400-$500 from LAX.

All details available at - www.syrv.org or email monique@syrv.org

This trip has limited space so if you are interested fill out the registration form on the site.

For a recap and photos from our last 3 trips check out this link -


SYRV is partnered with Project Lagoon (nonprofit w/501(c)(3) status focused on Nicaragua development). All donations and a portion of your SYRV trip to Nicaragua are tax deductible.


"What a profound journey, life altering experience, and eye opening adventure. My perspective is shifted and my body is still buzzing!"

“The experience is beyond amazing. I invite anybody even just THINKING about it ... GO! it may just change your life in the best way imaginable.” –Kim R.

"This trip really gave me the opportunity to use my skills and knowledge to give back to the community, as well as enabling me to experience the beauty and culture of Nicaragua in a very hands-on and personal way. Donating just one week of my time I was able to collaborate with a great team to provide clean drinking water for hundreds of school children for many years to come. More than any other project I have completed during my career it was the water purification shelter that made the years of education at architecture school worthwhile. It is amazing to see how even the most modest project can have such a significant impact on the lives of those that are in need." – L. Hoad

"An eye-opening, and wonderful trip." --Shayla Paxton

"Make no mistake: you will have fun on this trip, but more importantly, you will never forget the experiences you have and relationships you forge, and having made a real difference in people's everyday lives, you will return to your own with a new understanding of what you really need." -Hank O.

"I can't say enough about the connections we made with each other and the personal growth I experienced while on this trip. Every day, while learning about this new culture and each other, I was also learning about myself. I'm so grateful for that." - Jennifer M.

"Words cannot accurately describe my recent trip to Nicaragua. It was fulfilling in ways that I could not imagine. Unexpected surprises occurred daily and friendships were formed during some unforgettable excursions. The volunteer work we did turned our surf/yoga retreat into a divine spiritual adventure. Many of us were overwhelmed by the children in Jiquilillo and Chinandega. It didn't matter what they were receiving-- a bowl of soup, a surf lesson, a new pair of Adidas tennis shoes or even a toothbrush, the kids were always grateful. And despite having very little--- their hearts would be busting with joy every time they caught a glimpse of us riding down a dirt road, in an open vehicle. Sharing with others less fortunate, communing with nature and getting to know new people made my entire experience worthwhile and I would not hesitate to do it again." - M.De Ruse

Friday, July 2, 2010

Body Glove's Nate Yeomans Works with Surfer's Healing

ASP World Tour Campaigner Nate Yeomans Gives Back with Surfer's Healing

DOHENY BEACH, California/USA (Thursday, July 1, 2010) - Nate Yeomans (USA), 28, is one of California's greatest ever exports. A lightning-fast forehand and backhand approach that mixes no-nonsense carves with a full array of progressive fin-free and aerial maneuvers, Yeomans has been at the vanguard of futuristic surfing for years. Into his rookie year on the ASP World Tour, Yeomans finds himself in the fight of his life to crack the Top 32 following Tahiti and stay amongst the world's elite. Despite all this, Nate still takes time to volunteer with Surfer's Healing (an organization that takes Autistic children and gets them in the water surfing), where he was a major attraction to the kids at Doheny yesterday.

"I have a cousin that suffers from autism," Yeomans said. "I actually got the call from a friend yesterday to come down and help out. It was amazing to see how it really soothes the kids when there out there surfing. I was talking to a mom of one of the grommets and see said, 'It's a sensory overload for them out in the water. All the different feelings that are going on really mellows out the kids.' It's just like us. That's why we surf, and to be able to share that with them was one of the raddest things I've done. The only bummer was none of the kids wanted to leave. One of the boys, Jordan, got done surfing. They brought him in, and as soon as he touched the sand he turned around and ran right back to the water and started swimming to get back on a board. Its was awesome."